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Welcome to the Conversations on Applied AI Podcast where Justin Grammens and the team at Emerging Technologies North talk with experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. In each episode, we cut through the hype and dive into how these technologies are being applied to real-world problems today. We hope that you find this episode educational and applicable to your industry and connect with us to learn more about our organization at AppliedAI.MN. Enjoy!
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The conversation this week is with Peter Edstrom. Peter is a proactive, methodical leader and team player with 24 years of software experience, adept at building teams and fostering organizational alignment to solve complex business and software problems. He's skilled in product management, agile development, and process improvement, with a track r…
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The conversation this week is with Tim Bornholdt. Tim is an AI strategist where he looks to help organizations figure out how to deploy AI solutions that actually provide value, especially in the climate or healthcare space. Tim is an experienced podcast host himself, and public speaker. He gave a TEDx talk in 2023 where he encouraged people to not…
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The conversation this week is with Donna Herbel. Donna is the founder and chief igniter of Blue Phoenix Learning, where she provides speaking, training, coaching, and consulting services on the topics of leadership, using technology to streamline processes and improve communication and talent development strategy. Additionally, she is the co-founde…
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The conversation this week is with Jim Wilt. Jim is a technology executive focused on innovations in aerospace, manufacturing, health, fintech, and retail, just to name a few. Today he focuses, though, on generative AI, augmented software, and platform modernization through engineering empowerment on cloud-native platforms leveraging automated code…
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The conversation this week is with Andy Carroll. Andy is not your typical chief commercial officer. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is just as comfortable getting into the weeds for process improvement as he is using systems thinking to develop go-to-market strategies. As a President's Club and Innovation Award winner, he leads high-performing tea…
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The conversation this week is with Jody Carey. Jody says in her LinkedIn profile: “You can call me a copywriter or content writer or the person you need when you need words. Words that help you educate your audience, sell your product or service and share your expertise.” Jody is based in Minneapolis and Sydney, Australia. She helps clients on both…
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The conversation this week is with Will Preble. Will is a media and tech entrepreneur passionate about the intersection of Web3 and human potential. He believes the world needs strong, empathetic, and holistically minded leaders who are willing to break from models of the past and help their communities imagine abundant futures. He is currently the…
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The conversation this week is with David Epsindola. David is an entrepreneur, futurist, keynote speaker, award-winning author, consultant, and advisor to businesses, nonprofits, and academia. He founded Brainyus, a company that applies the principles of transformative purpose, lifelong learning, And servant leadership to guide human AI transformati…
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The conversation this week is with Jenny Zhang, otherwise known as Jay-Z. Jenny has been a senior AI product manager who has launched machine learning products for Capital One, which saved more than a hundred million dollars annually, retained employees, and retained customers. A graduate of Stanford University, she is currently a co-founder and se…
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The conversation this week is with Bradley Canham. Brad is the VP of Research for Transforma Insights, a UK based high tech analyst firm, corporate fellow and mentor at the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business and Entrepreneur Program. He's also a member of the learning community at St. Thomas on generative AI and education. He's the fo…
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The conversation this week is with Michael Petersen. With over 30 years of engineering, marketing, and leadership experience, he is the founder and CEO of Raise a Hood Inc., a startup that aims to democratize the automotive maintenance and repair sector through AI, crowdsourcing, and community platforms. He enjoys building outstanding specialized t…
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The conversation this week is with Alex Muller. Alex is the founder of Savvy AI, where he and his team run a mission to make AI work for all of us. Previously, he co-founded GP Shopper, which was later acquired by Synchrony in 2017. During his time there, he served on their investment committee, where he helped the venture team evaluate prospective…
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The conversation this week is with Rehgan Avon. Rehgan is co-founder and CEO at Align AI. Align AI helps AI experts scale their knowledge faster and more effectively within their organization. She was the founder and is now a board member of Women in Analytics, whose mission is to increase the visibility of women making an impact in the analytics s…
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The conversation this week is with Beth Rudin. Beth is the CEO of Bast AI and a global executive leader with 20 plus years of IT and data science experience. Previously, she has held roles such as Chief Data Officer, Chief Data Scientist, and Distinguished Engineer. In 2023, she was recognized as one of the 100 most brilliant leaders in AI ethics. …
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The conversation this week is with Steve Hsu. Steve is a professor of Theoretical Physics and Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. He is also the founder of SuperFocus.ai, which is for lack of a better term Enterprise GPT. However, its AI uses large language models, but with customer-defined memory to el…
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The conversation this week is with Cameron Wolfe. Cameron has a passion for leveraging academic research and industry to solve large scale industrial problems. He is currently the director of AI at c, personalized search and recommendations platform for D to C e-commerce brands, where he works with an amazing team of engineers and researchers. He h…
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The conversation this week is with Seth Uschuk. Seth is a full stack software engineer with a passion for developing high quality software solutions. He's had the pleasure of working with cutting edge technologies and programming languages to build scalable and robust applications for a variety of clients and industries. He's also constantly explor…
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The conversation this week is with Matt Nash. Matt is the CEO at Kairos Technologies, where he and the team are focused on building a better future for healthcare by making technology products, recruiting the best in the industry, and directing them at the gross inefficiency and waste that is the health industry. He's skilled at technical architect…
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The conversation this week is with Avinash Malladhi. Avinash is a PSPO certified professional with over 15 years of experience and implementing finance, artificial intelligence and related IT projects. He holds an MBA in accounting from Wilmington University, and has completed his expertise in finance with Fintech courses from Harvard University. T…
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The conversation this week is with Corbin Fonville. Corbin is the owner of the Minnesota Championship Series, which delivers pro quality free to compete eSports tournaments to amateur players of all levels. He's also the CEO at Skillquest where he enjoys helping gamers go from zero to a career in technology. Skillquest is a platform where high scho…
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The conversation this week is with Damien Riehl. Damien is a technology lawyer who has advised clients on tech litigated tech issues, remedied cybersecurity issues and develop software. His legal experience is diverse over his career, and has been working for a variety of clients from large businesses to nonprofits and individuals. He currently lea…
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The conversation this week is with Christopher Nguyen. Christopher is CEO and co-founder of Aitomatic, where he's helping businesses harness the power of knowledge-first AI for solutions in predictive maintenance, energy optimization, demand forecasting, and more. Outside of his deep experience in AI, his background includes strategic executive lea…
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The conversation this week is with Sam Tyner-Monroe. Sam is an accomplished, applied statistician and data scientist with a PhD in statistics from Iowa State University. She has expertise in data visualization, and deep experience in developing and applying statistical modeling and machine learning techniques to the social and physical sciences, as…
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The conversation this week is with Deborah Carver. Deborah is the writer and publisher of The Content Technologist. When she's not compiling the weekly newsletter, she's a digital strategy consultant at the intersection of technology and content. She truly believes in helping content professionals navigate to technical ins and outs of algorithms, a…
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The conversation this week is with Dishant Gandhi. Dishant is an AI/ML Engineer at Hoory, who reads an AI-powered Customer Support Assistant that helps your business automate customer communications and provides 24/7 support with zero delays. Dishant is also building a community for chatbot developers and learners. He has a YouTube channel under th…
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The conversation this week is with Seth Clark. Seth is an MIT-trained engineer who just likes building things. He's the Head of Product for Modzy and worked with a team of brilliant designers, developers, and data scientists building the future of ML ops and AI at scale. When he's not in the office, he's probably soldering something in his Makerspa…
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The conversation this week is with Mona Akmal. Mona is the CEO and co-founder at Falcon AI. Falcon is the first intelligence platform for the entire GTM team, which includes marketing, sales, and account management. She is a product and engineering veteran who builds resourceful, kind, and output-driven teams at scale, with a passion for crafting e…
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The conversation this week is with Eric Olson. Eric is the co-founder and CEO at Consensus a search engine that uses AI to surface expert answers. Prior to Consensus, he worked at Draft Kings analytics, where he built cool models and created new metrics to better understand their users. In 2017, he graduated with a master's of science in predictive…
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The conversation this week is with Dr. Antonio Di Fenza. Antonio has a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Romantic Languages, Literature, and Linguistics from Cornell University. He has envisioned and written a project of a chatbot trained on philosophers and poets that is capable of meaningful interactions. Additionally, he is currently a futurist prov…
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The conversation this week is with Panos and George Karagiannis, co-founders of Moveo.AI. Both of these guys are passionate about new technologies and always eager to learn. They love turning ideas into practice by working with people that share the same enthusiasm about technology as they do at their company. They are building a new type of conver…
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The conversation this week is with George Bryant, a partner of Fulton Analytics. Fulton Analytics is a Minnesota-based data analytics strategy and consulting company committed to delivering data success. Their data success framework aligns people's processes and technology toward agile data transformation. George has a passion for soccer as well as…
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The conversation this week is with Sam Cartford. Sam is doing cybersecurity by day and is the co-founder of his own startup called Babbl, which he is working on anytime else. Babbl is a website that tracks stock market news sentiment, it aggregates and runs sentiment analysis on thousands of finance articles to distill high-impact information and u…
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The conversation this week is with Peter Scott. Peter is the author of Crisis of Control: How Artificial Super Intelligences May Destroy or Save the Human Race. He holds a Master's of Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 16 years. But today actually spends his time as an author, futur…
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The conversation this week is with Lois Melbourne & Ross Melbourne. Lois is an author presenting visions of what if her former life was exciting as a software CEO and entrepreneur, and she is now the Chief Story Officer at My Future Story. Within her nonprofit work for My Future Story she published The STEM Club Goes Exploring, and Kids Go to Work …
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The conversation this week is with Ngan MacDonald. Ngan is the chief of data operations at the Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine, where she is bridging computational methods with human experience to advance medical science and improve human health. Nana's, a 2022 cohort candidate for the Women In Bio 3/8 Initiative, named for the Mar…
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The conversation this week is with Cal Al-Dhubaib. Cal is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and Chief Executive Officer of Pandata, where his team empowers organizations to use artificial intelligence competitively. Cal has an emphasis on designing and building trustworthy AI, and is especially passionate about the ethics of AI and how organizations …
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The conversation this week is with Fraser Gray-Smith. Fraser is a business strategy professional that specializes in using analytics to drive value in organizations. He takes advantage of his unique mix of technical skills and business acumen to uncover valuable insights, develop business cases, create management buy-in and manage the execution of …
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The conversation this week is with Stefan Krawczyk. Stefan is a data-focused leader and polymath engineer. His interest has spanned design, implementation, integration, and peer education of data-related systems. Most recently, his focus has been on futurization and model-serving systems and platforms. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Ma…
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The conversation this week is with Shawn Hymel. Sean is a machine learning DevRel Engineer, Instructor and University Program Manager at Edge Impulse. He creates compelling technical videos, courses and workshops around edge machine learning that inspire engineers of all skill levels. Shawn is an advocate for enriching education through stem and be…
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The conversation this week is with Pete Warden. Pete's mission is simple: Organizing the physical world's information to make it universally accessible and useful. He was the founder and CTO at Jetpac where he built a technical team and created a unique data product that analyzed the pixel data, over 140 million photos from Instagram and turn them …
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NOTE: I am excited to announce that all listeners of the Conversations on Applied AI Podcast are eligible to receive a 50% discount at the 2022 Applied AI Conference! Just use the discount code of "podcast" when purchasing your ticket. The conversation this week is with Younes Amar and Mohammed Sabri. Younes is the head of product at Wallaroo, an e…
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NOTE: I am excited to announce that all listeners of the Conversations on Applied AI Podcast are eligible to receive a 50% discount at the 2022 Applied AI Conference! Just use the discount code of "podcast" when purchasing your ticket. The conversation this week is with Daniel Kornev. Daniel is Chief Product Officer for DeepPavlov.ai, which is the …
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The conversation this week is with Neil Sahota. Neil is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations AI advisor, Chief Innovation Officer, and globally recognized speaker and author of the award-winning Best Business Book of 2019. Own the AI Revolution. Neil is a founding member of the UN's AI For Good initiative, and is actively helping them build out t…
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The conversation this week is with Tom Doyle. Tom is a veteran in the semiconductor industry working in many different areas over the last 35 years, including RF and satellites, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit solutions, IP software, and sales. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and an MBA from Californ…
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The conversation this week is with Gian Marco. Gian is a tech lead in the machine learning group at ARM and the author of the TinyML Cookbook published in April of 2022. At ARM Gian looks after the ML performance optimizations for the arm compute library, which he co-created in 2017 to get the best performance on ARM Cortex-A CPUs. ARM Compute Libr…
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The conversation this week is with Blair Newman. Blair is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience creating business value within the information technology industry. He's a decisive leader managing and overseeing PnLs, building pipelines, and generating multimillion-dollar cost savings by acquisitions and IT transformations.…
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The conversation this week is with Amelia Winger-Bearskin. Amelia innovates with artificial intelligence in ways that make a positive impact on our community and the environment. She's a Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Arts at the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida…
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The conversation this week is with Bryant Cruse. Bryant has been a pioneer in the application of AI technology to difficult real-world problems. He graduated from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he acquired his lifelong interest in the philosophy of Epistemology. Or how we know what we know. After serving for eight years as a naval…
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The conversation this week is with Rob Telson. Rob is an experienced sales leader with a demonstrated successful history working in the software and semiconductor industry, skilled and driving growth, negotiation, sales management, organizational leadership and technology. He holds degrees from the University of Arizona and Harvard Business School,…
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The conversation this week is with Brandon Satrom. Brandon is the VP of Developer Experience and Engineering at Blues Wireless, a driven technologist and experienced leader with a background in product management, strategy, architecture, software development and developer advocacy. He describes himself as a technologist first, and loves to use what…
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