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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Protagonist CEO Doug Randall (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 16th 2017

This is a fascinating window into how AI analyzes narratives to aid marketing and other functions. Read on for more!

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get started. Why don’t we start with having you introduce yourself as well as Protagonist to our audience.

Doug Randall: I’m the CEO and Founder of Protagonist. We’re a company that helps businesses as well as foundations and governments understand the narratives that are impacting them and understanding them in some special ways. We can identify >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Pavan Sondur, CEO of Unbxd (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 25th 2017

Unbxd focuses on the trend where manually created rule-based systems are being rapidly replaced by real-time, AI-based, dynamic systems that drive personalization in e-commerce sites.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Unbxd.

Pavan Sondur: I’m one of the Co-Founders of Unbxd. We are a five-year-old startup. We started off to solve the problem of matching user intent with the right content on digital platforms. For anybody coming to an e-commerce site, the engine that we plug in understands that intent and brings up the right product content to them. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Jim Regan, CMO of MRP (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19th 2017

There’s a lot going on in closing the gap between online signals about the behavior of prospects to accelerate sales cycles. This conversation is a fascinating view into that world.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as MRP to our audience.

Jim Regan: I’m the Co-Founder and CMO of MRP. We’ve been in business now for 16 years. We have about 600 employees and around 10 offices around the world. We work with 19 of the 20 largest technology companies in the world. Our focus is >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: James Markarian, CTO of SnapLogic (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 11th 2017

A view into AI in the context of integration.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself and SnapLogic.

James Markarian: I’m the CTO at SnapLogic. I’ve had a very unusual career in the Valley. In about 30 years, I’ve only had three jobs. I was at Oracle for a number of years in the earliest days. I was CTO at Informatica for about 15 years. I’ve been at SnapLogic for a little bit over a year now. I don’t talk about it too much, but I was at a venture capital company for about a year in between Informatica and SnapLogic. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Prashant Fuloria, Chief Product Officer at Fundbox (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Sep 8th 2017

FinTech is making great strides today with the help of AI and bringing to small businesses certain kinds of financial services that were only available to much larger ventures once upon a time.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Fundbox.

Prashant Fuloria: Fundbox is a midstage Fintech startup founded in 2013 with offices in Tel Aviv and San Francisco. The mission of the company is to help small businesses become successful by giving them financial power. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: John Price, CEO of Vast (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Aug 17th 2017

John is an AI industry veteran, and has both exciting new trends to share, as well as cautionary guidance to offer.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Vast and yourself.

John Price: I’m the CEO of Vast. We’re headquartered in Austin, Texas. We’ve been around for over 10 years. The company was founded in San Francisco by Naval Ravikant and Kevin Laws with first round funding from Clearstone and Leapfrog Ventures. I joined the company in 2007 and moved the company to Austin around 2010. We’ve been building out Big Data applications for automotive and real estate ever since. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Shan Haq, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of Transcepta (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Aug 14th 2017

The procure-to-pay space is going through huge technology adoption, and AI is making its mark on it as well. This interview explores the nuances of the sector.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Transcepta to our audience.

Shan Haq: I run Corporate Strategy and Development for Transcepta. My background is mostly in product management and marketing. I have previous experience with Microsoft, Deloitte, and Boeing. I started with Transcepta just a couple of months >>>

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Man and Superman: Dealing with Singularity-Based Technology Acceleration

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 2nd 2017

In the previous four segments of this series, we looked at what a singularity is and as part of evidence for the possibility of a technology singularity, we studied the frequency and impact of five scientific revolutions and cataloged the modern intersubjective realities (ISRs) that have co-evolved with the ever faster scientific revolutions and pushed to see how these have historically interacted and why things may be breaking down today.

In the concluding installment of this essay, we will look at how each of us experiences this personally and how our most important social structures are under duress today in ways that never happened in the past.

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