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The AI in Business Podcast is for functional business leaders who need to find AI opportunities, align AI capabilities with strategy, and deliver ROI. Each week, Emerj founder Daniel Faggella interviews top AI executives from Fortune 500 firms and unicorn startups - and uncovers trends, use-cases, and best practices for practical AI adoption. Subscribe to Emerj's weekly AI newsletter by downloading our "Beginning with AI" PDF guide: https://emerj.com/beg1
 
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Today's guest is Nikola Mrkšić, CEO and Co-Founder of PolyAI, a leading supplier of conversational AI for automated customer service, who has raised over $12MM to bring AI to voice in the world of customer experience. Nikola breaks down some of the challenges of voice and some of the low-hanging fruit opportunities when it might be a better fit tha…
 
In the first episode of this 8 part AI Futures series, we look into the Future of the Human Experience. How is AI going to change the way day-to-day life looks and feels for humanity. Our first guest in this series is Stephen Wolfram, founder, and CEO of Wolfram Research. Stephen needs little to no introduction. He was working in quantum field rese…
 
Today’s guest is Pallab Deb, the Head of Partner Solutions & AI Partnerships at Google Cloud. Previously headed up AI division at WePro, one of the world’s most prominent global IT and tech service providers. Pallab Deb will be talking about how Google assesses AI readiness and maturity and discusses their model in place. He also talks about how to…
 
Today's guest is Rudina Seseri, founder and managing partner of Glasswing Ventures, a VC firm in the Boston area focused on AI and startups. This week, she's here to share her insights on what smart data infrastructure represents and how it could shape the future of enterprise AI. Rudina delves deeper into this topic and focuses more precisely on t…
 
Today's guest is Ricardo Panaggio, Data Scientist at Daitan, ranked by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Ricardo speaks to us this week about financial services. Expressly, some particular use-cases in open banking and external data sources represent some interesting indicators as to where financial services an…
 
Today's guest is Emmanual Walckenaer, CEO of YSEOP, a company based in Paris and focused on Natural Language Generation. Emmanuel speaks to us today about workflows where automating reporting really delivers value, and we talk about two, in particular, one of which is credit risk. Understanding and assessing it, and what does that process look like…
 
Today's guest is Michael Biltz, Managing Director of Technology Vision at Accenture. For many years Accenture has come out with their annual technology vision focusing on several trends they think will define the year ahead. Michael speaks to us today about adapting to the new world we have been hurled into with the Coronavirus. How does AI play a …
 
Today's returning guest is Per Nyberg, Chief Commercial Officer for Stradigi AI. Per spoke to us in the past about the process of getting started with AI, and he talks to us today about the kinds of changes we should see and expect if we do things well, once we do get started, in the experience of our actual employees. How are their lives and produ…
 
Today's guest is Adam Oliner, former Head of Machine Learning at Slack and current Founder and CEO of Stealth Mode Startup. Adam speaks to us today about how to find AI opportunities. What is a lens of thinking, the set of steps and phases to uncover the AI fit, and where can we unlock AI value in our business? How can we look through a pair of gog…
 
Today's guest is Gaurav Srivastava, CTO and co-founder of FarEye, a low-code, Intelligent Delivery Management Platform for all types of businesses across many industries to facilitate deliveries at reduced cost and improved performance. In today's episode, Gaurav explores the potential for AI in logistics, what it looks like to move towards predict…
 
Today's guest is Pamela Negosanti, Head of Sector Strategy for Financial Services for expert.ai, a vendor company based in Italy that works worldwide with their various NLP products. Pamela speaks to us today about financial services use cases and delivers lessons on where to find those pockets of value for NLP, and you can apply those lessons almo…
 
Today's guest is Christophe Makni, a managing consultant of Lean, AI, and Automation at Basler Kantonalbank. Christophe brings a wealth of knowledge today on the culture required for AI in the enterprise and how we can conjure that culture. How can we encourage an iterative and experimental mindset from our leadership and see the benefit thereof? A…
 
Today's guest is Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Head of AI at Cognizant, one of the top 5 largest tech consulting companies globally, with 2019 revenue at nearly $17B. Bret speaks to us today about forecasting and predictive for critical business metrics and decisions. A big meta trend around AI adoption that he sees takes place across many indust…
 
Today's guest is Brian L. Keith, a research advisor for Emerj AI Research and Federal Azure Data & AI Leader for Microsoft, based in Washington, DC. Brian has spent nearly 21 years as senior director partner for IBM Data and AI, North America, focusing on the federal space. Brian speaks with us today about some of the core challenges to overcome wh…
 
Today's guest is Sanjeev Agrawal, President & CEO of LeanTaaS. LeanTaaS raised over a quarter billion dollars to take on AI in healthcare and is working with over 300 hospitals in the US. Sanjeev is an alumnus of MIT and was head of global product marketing for Google back in the earlier 2000s. Sanjeev walks us through the state of technology adopt…
 
Today's guest is Dr. Poornima Parameswaran, Co-founder & Senior Executive at Trace Genomics, a firm that has raised nearly $25M to attack the space of soil science and the value of soil. Today, Dr. Parameswaran explains how AI is being used to extract data from the soil, why that matters for farmers and anyone who cares for the environment, what th…
 
Today's guest is Debjani Deb, CEO of ZineOne, an AI-based personalization firm in the Bay Area, who has raised over $15M and has worked with well-known retail brands such as Men's Warehouse. Debjani speaks to us this week about two topics. One, how she sees the retail world reeling and responding, the changes that are happening, and the perspective…
 
Today's guest is Monte Zweben. Monte started doing AI with NASA in the late 80s, took a company public for nearly $3B at the height of the internet boom of the late 90s, and is now CEO at Splice Machine. This company offers a scalable SQL data platform for modernizing applications. In this episode, Monte speaks to us about some of the mirrored elem…
 
In today's short episode, we will be covering some of the recent updates to the show. I will cover what we learned in 2020 from our listeners, bring exciting news on what we aim to focus on, and what insights and skills you will pick up from the show in the coming year. I cover the changes coming in terms of frequency and format, and lastly, some o…
 
Today's guest is Caroline Gorsky, Group Director of R2 Data Labs at Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce needs no introduction as it is one of the pioneering providers of cutting-edge technology solutions in automotive, aerospace, and power. This week, Caroline speaks to us about using Natural Language Processing to optimize their massively complex supply chai…
 
Today's guest is Mahmoud Arram, Co-Founder and CTO at ‎Bluecore. Bluecore is a marketing technology company that's reimagining how retailers communicate with shoppers and has raised over $100 million to deliver Artificial Intelligence to enterprises. Mahmoud helps us answer where to target your efforts with AI and how to identify problems that will…
 
Today, our returning guest is Per Nyberg, Chief Commercial Officer at Stradigi AI, a leading North American SaaS AI business platform provider that enables organizations to bring business-accelerating AI projects to fruition quickly. We speak this week about what he has seen in the market in terms of AI adoption, what is going well, and the trends …
 
Returning today is one of my favorite guests, the great and brilliant Derek Choy, Co-Founder & COO of Aktana. This Silicon-Valley-based startup has raised $65+ million to empower data-driven insights for Life Sciences sales professionals with its AI-driven platform. In this episode, Derek helps us understand how you make an AI product work when it …
 
Today's guest is the great and brilliant Max Sklar of Foursquare, a technology platform that powers leading business solutions and consumer products through a deep understanding of the location. Max has spent eight years there as a Machine Learning engineer and is currently an Engineering and Innovation Labs Advisor. He speaks to us today about the…
 
Today guest is the great and brilliant Lars Joakim Nilsson, Manager of Advanced Analytics and Big Data for Inmeta, a consulting firm based in Oslo. Inmeta has worked with very large European enterprise firms on Big Data and AI-related projects. Lars speaks to us this week about why AI adoption in Europe is different and brings forth the myriad of c…
 
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