GA Boston
125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston, MA
United States

Thursday, 6 December 2018 - 6:30pm

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Today, tech startups and corporate giants alike are experimenting with artificial intelligence. We know it’s coming, but where are we in the advent of AI and how soon will it weave into our daily lives—or has it already?

Overview:  From applications in AI across industries to major ethical debates, the panel will discuss the state of artificial intelligence and how it’s evolved.

What You’ll Take Away: Attendees will learn about major trends in artificial intelligence and take away key use cases to look out for in the coming years.

Why It Matters: Your job--and all aspects of your life-- will be impacted greatly by artificial intelligence in the very near future. Learn how to harness the power of AI to make it work to your benefit.

About the Experts

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Boston New Technology & hubEngage

Chris is an app/software innovator, business grower, community builder and people connector. Since 2011, Chris has led the tech and startup group, Boston New Technology, growing it into one of the largest in the world. BNT startups get extensive publicity and support from the community at monthly events and via BNT's network. Chris also co-founded hubEngage, a platform for employee communication and engagement. Chris is also Chief Partnerships Officer at Cape Ann Development Partners, which offers enterprise-class software, app and web development services. Chris greatly enjoys collaborating with clients and users to design and build innovative solutions that solve problems.


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Executive IT Architect,

Eric Andersen is an Executive IT Architect focused on digital transformation through the design and implementation of complex enterprise cloud and cognitive solutions. He has over 19 years’ experience architecting and delivering solutions for IBM's clients. In the role of chief architect, he has defined innovative cloud and cognitive solutions across retail, transportation, banking and wealth management, insurance, pharmaceutical, electronics, oil and gas, and public sector. He is widely recognized as a thought leader in cognitive solutions with IBM Watson, and has led architecture and development teams for applications such as virtual agents and chatbots, agent assist, guided conversation, and search and discovery applications based on structured and unstructured data. His architecture expertise also includes integration architecture and service-oriented architecture (SOA), workforce management and enterprise search systems, complex upgrade and migration planning, GIS systems, transportation routing optimization, and financial trading platforms. Eric is known for his innovative customer solutions, and has twice been the recipient of IBM's Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. He is an IBM Certified IT Architect as well as an Open Group Master Certified Architect.

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
Analytics Ventures

Navid co-founded Analytics Ventures, a global venture studio providing end to end infrastructure to ideate, plan, form, launch, fund and validate brand new ventures in Artificial Intelligence. Navid has co-founded and invested in multiple AI based companies including CureMetrix and CureMatch. He looks to identify top tier scientists, academics or corporate partners, and then to work with them to turn their R&D into viable businesses. Navid serves on the board of Tech San Diego, helping develop San Diego's now thriving eco-system. He also serves on the boards of CureMetrix, AV Lab, Kazuhm, AlphaTrAI & AdTheos. He has been a panelist, judge, speaker or moderator at forums such as UCSD, USD, SDSU, CyberHive, HeraHub, MIT Forum, RSNA, U.S. News STEM Conference, and CONNECT. Navid holds a BA from UC San Diego, and a JD/MBA from the University of San Diego.

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Director of Data Analytics,
Fidelity Investments

Brian Peltonen is the Director of Data Analytics at Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR Co.). His team is responsible for identifying alternative data sets and using AI to derive investment insights for Fidelity’s equity division. Prior to his current role, Brian worked in fundamental equity research as a member of the energy sector team. Before Fidelity, Brian worked as a programmer in the video game industry and as a consultant building agent-based models and implementing genetic algorithms for corporate and governmental clients. Follow @Fidelity

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Boston New Technology


Boston New Technology is a tech and startup community whose mission is to help local startups succeed through free publicity, education, business connections, resources and live presentation opportunities at monthly events.