Principals, Expert Advisers & Practitioners
We have worked as consultants, entrepreneurs, technologists, and leaders. We’ve had real world success in multiple areas. We’re comfortable working with both established corporations and fast moving startups; and we’re able to balance vision & innovation with pragmatic execution. While some of our team may have other assignments, they are all avaiaible part time for given projects. Our experts don’t just opine – they roll up their sleeves and get the work done! For given projects, we assemble teams who have both AI expertise and vertical knowledge. We have a network of practitioners, not all listed here, We are well connected in the AI community with academics, startups and VCs, where so much of the innovation is taking place.
Bruce Molloy | AI Luminary, Inventor & Strategy Consultant
Bruce is a visionary, inventor and a strategic consultant in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Space with twenty-five years of Industry Experience. He co-founded two AI/Machine learning companies (Molloy Group/Serviceware and Connotate Technologies) with a successful IPO and an exit. He has invented and patented a “System and Method for Representing and Retrieving Knowledge in an Adaptive Cognitive Network” and has co-created many award-winning products that are used by companies like Goldman Sachs, GE, AT&T, Reuters, Bloomberg, Hewlett Packard, Novartis, Dow Jones, T-Mobile, DOD and many others. His expertise is sought after by large corporations as well as startups needing help in In Digital Transformation, M&A, Growth Acceleration, Product Strategy, and Business Development. Bruce is a graduate of Columbia University.
Priyank Mohan | Technology Strategist & Architect
A Strategist, Technologist and a Senior Program Manager with two decades of experience, who works with Fortune 500 companies as well as Startups in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Big data, Data Science and Digital Transformations. He has been Vice President of Strategic Solutions team for two Artificial Intelligence product companies (Serviceware and Knova Software – acquired). He has led very large and complex initiatives for companies like Verizon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, GE, Fidelity, JP Morgan, E-Trade, CSFB, AT&T, J&J, Merck, Reuters, Wyndham, Prudential, Biogen and Celgene.
Jayanth Kolla | Industry Analyst & Strategy Consultant
Jayanth brings over Sixteen years of experience in Technology, Product Marketing, Research and Strategy Consulting in the Mobile, Internet, Telecom and Emerging Technologies – AI/ML, Blockchain & IoT – domains. He is an advisor to the world’s leading technology firms (including Apple and Google), young & fast growing startups and the investor community (public & private equities and VCs). He combines his technology and market trends understanding, operations experience, business acumen and world-class research capabilities to identify potential high growth opportunities for AI micro-services. Jayanth’s in-depth understanding of India market dynamics and customers through first-hand products launch experience, coupled with his wide and varied contacts base significantly contribute to the distribution and adoption of the AI micro-services platform across industry verticals in India.
Davia Temin | Board, Leadership & Reputation Strategy Consultant & Coach
Davia Temin is a widely recognized media, marketing, crisis and reputation expert and leadership coach at the highest levels. Formerly Head of Marketing for GE Capital (as well as Citicorp Investment Bank, Schroders, and Columbia Business School), GE helped fund her firm, Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy that works at the CEO, Board and corporate strategy levels to create, enhance and save reputations. A frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, American Banker, etc., she writes a popular column for Forbes.com, “Reputation Matters.” An Honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she serves on numerous boards, including those of Swarthmore, ProPublica, Harvard Kennedy School and the Committee on Economic Development.
Nick Marko | Neurosurgeon, Data Scientist & Healthcare Expert
Nick served as the first Chief Data Officer at Geisinger Health System, where he founded and led the Department of Data Science, supervised the effort to develop and manage a comprehensive enterprise data strategy, directed the design and implementation of the organization’s first enterprise big data platform, and built a comprehensive strategy for modern data governance. He speaks internationally on these topics. He conducted research using large-scale data sets and complex analytics with the University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics. Nick is also a practicing neurosurgeon.
Jeff Marcus | Multi-vertical Data Platforms Expert
Jeff has delivered data-driven solutions in media/advertising, e-commerce, healthcare and other markets. He built the programmatic Data Management Platform (DMP) that first enabled Pharmaceuticals companies to perform Real-Time Bidding (RTB) ad buys. As the CTO of 24/7 Real Media (now Xaxis, sold to WPP for $650 million), he developed the first online ad network with real-time analytics. he started with big data advertising as VP at DoubleClick around the turn of the millennium, before Google acquired them for $3.1 billion. Here he worked with the National Science Foundation toward transforming the Internet from a government-run research and education platform to today’s commercial entity. At UPS, he was responsible for development and implementation of the first national cellular data network, connecting 60,000 vehicles. He began his career as a software engineer for IBM.
James Fan | PhD, AI Entrepreneur & Former Watson Pioneer
Dr. James Fan is the CEO & co-founder of HelloVera.ai, the premier AI solution to customer service. Before that Dr. Fan was a co-creator of Watson Question Answering System which beat the greatest human Jeopardy! players of all time. It was featured in New York Times as one of the biggest AI success stories. Dr. Fan has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and he is the author/co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and a dozen patents.
Mayur Saxena | PhD, Healthcare AI Entrepreneur
Mayur is finishing his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University where he cofounded Ardent Cell Technologies, a cell therapeutics company entering clinical trials. Before joining Columbia he worked at Boston Consulting Group designing predictive models and precision medicine product pipelines for healthcare giants like Boston Scientific. He believes that opportunities shaping and contributing towards value based care are the way forward.
Bob Christianson | Serial Tech Entrepreneur
Bob is co-founder President and CEO, SimplFinance Ltd (simplFi)., a Canadian marketplace lender whose objective is to provide financial products to the underbanked. He was co-founder, and director of RepeatSeat Ltd., a company that developed the online and mobile ticketing presence for Cineplex Entertainment LLP, Canada’s largest theatre group.. Mr. Christianson was President of Christianson Pipe Ltd. (CPL), and jointly founded and served in various capacities at Chriscor Industries and IPEC (IPE:TSE), a publicly traded oilfield services company that was subsequently sold to Flint Energy Services. Mr. Christianson holds a BA (Political Sci) from the University of Calgary, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Marc Stein | Finance, Insurance & Fund Management AI Expert
Marc Stein is the founder and CEO of Underwrite.ai and Principal at Artificial Intelligence Capital Management. Underwrite.ai applies advances in artificial intelligence derived from genomics and particle physics to provide lenders with non-linear, dynamic models of credit risk which radically outperform traditional approaches. AI Capital Management is an SEC registered RIA focused on peer lending as an asset class. Prior to Underwrite.ai, Marc founded College Loan Market, the first auction platform for student lending; cofounded LeaseQ, a marketplace for equipment leasing; served as CTO for CollegePublisher and Y2M Networks.