Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

Kathleen Walch

Kathleen Walch, columnist, is Co-Founder, Senior Analyst at Cognilytica. Kathleen is a serial entrepreneur, savvy marketer, AI and Machine Learning expert, and tech industry connector. She is a senior analyst and founder of Cognilytica, an AI research and advisory firm, and co-host of the popular AI Today…

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Richard Welke, Ph.D.

Richard Welke, Ph.D., columnist, has held many roles over 25 years to bootstrap dormant units to create a series of new units within the prevailing university structure. Not replicating. New visions for going forward. Dr. Welke is director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and professor and previous chair of the Center for Process Innovation, e-Commerce Institute, GeM (Global e…

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D.


Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D., columnist, retired from IBM after 37 years of identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry. Since retiring from IBM, he has served a Strategic Adviser for Citigroup, HBO and Mastercard.

Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood, co-founder and CEO, is an entrepreneur and big business media veteran with a longtime involvement in artificial intelligence. Throughout the mid and late 90’s, she produced many of the largest and most successful IT-focused custom published productions ever to appear in FORTUNE, and a decade later, BusinessWeek.

Simultaneously, Lisa funded R&D of quantum physics-based…

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