Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, is an author of 26 best-selling books, most recently Cognitive Computing, a Brief Guide for Game Changers. Peter has…

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Kevin Fogarty

Kevin Fogarty, columnist, focuses on how business and society adapt/navigate disruptive innovation. Kevin is an Executive Editor at Sans Institute, was Business, Technology editor of Computerworld, online editor for Baseline, CIOInsight; founding editor ChannelInsider, BIOITworld; News Director TechTarget Channel; contributing editor, blogger, CIO, eWEEK, EETimes, Iweek, Slashdot, etc. 

Kiran Garimella, Ph.D.

Kiran Garimella, PhD, columnist, is a former CIO and Chief Architect at GE, with an extensive background in software engineering, a Ph.D. in AI/ML, and a strong foundation in data analytics, statistics, and operations research. Dr. Garimella is a global speaker and management consultant, and understands how to align and integrate business, analytics, and IT functions. He is the author of two…

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Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer, columnist and advisor, is Director of Data Science and Analytics at Intel. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in cloud computing, synthetic…

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Paul Harmon

Paul Harmon, columnist, is currently a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium, specializing in Cognitive Technologies, and also the Executive Editor of BPTrends. He is the author of both Business Process Change and Expert Systems: AI for Business. Paul has provided management advice and has spoken at leading AI conferences around the…

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Naveen Joshi

Naveen Joshi, columnist, is Founder and CEO of Allerin. Naveen works in Big Data, IoT, AI and Blockchain. An influencer with a half a million followers, he is a highly seasoned professional with more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment.

Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D.

Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D., columnist, has been a senior executive in the software industry for the past 25 years, and has invented, architected, and led the production of several enterprise software products and solutions. Dr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader involved in numerous innovation, technology,…

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Doug Lenat, Ph.D.

Doug Lenat, Ph.D., columnist, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence. Dr. Lenat is founder of the long-standing Cyc project and CEO of Cycorp, a provider of semantic technologies for unprecedented common sense reasoning. He has been a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford and has received numerous honors, including the bi-annual IJCAI Computers and Thought Award (the…

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Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard, columnist, is a widely respected, top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in the past 15 years and a combined audience of over 1 million people. He focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business, media, technology and communications. Gerd is an influential author, a sought-after executive 'future…

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Nella Ludlow, Ph.D.

Nella Ludlow, Ph.D., columnist, is an entrepreneur, research scientist, professor, CEO, and inventor. Dr Ludlow has a broad range of experience from academia, to technical leadership of research companies, to being CEO of three companies, one of which he took public on the NYSE. Following an honorable retirement from the US Air Force after 16 years as a pilot and researcher, and being…

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