Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

Phaedra Boinodiris

Phaedra Boinodiris, columnist, has served as Global Lead for the Game Development Ecosystem at IBM, creating a game development ecosystem populated by Cognitive cloud services and APIs for developers of both serious games and entertainment games. The market focus includes: patient engagement, advanced war games and city sim games, apps for employee engagement, customer retention, strategic resi…

Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks, columnist and advisor, is a thought leader and technology evangelist. Chuck leads the federal, state & local government relations for Sutherland Government Solutions. He's the 2016 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year, and was named # 2 Person To Follow in Tech by LinkedIn. Chuck received Presidential Appointments by two Presidents of the U.S.; helped to "stand up" the Office of…

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf  Ph,D., columnist, is the co-inventor of the Internet and VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Dr. Cerf's awards include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Calum Chace

Calum Chace, columnist, is an author and speaker on artificial intelligence. Calum writes about how, in the course of this century, AI will change pretty much everything about being human. Calum’s books - ”The Economic Singularity" addresses the coming wave of cognitive automation; ”Surviving AI" looks further ahead to the arrival of strong AI, (aka human-level AI, or artificial general intelli…

Dan Conway

Dan Conway, Ph.D.columnist, is an author and founding MBA Director and Associate Professor of Business Analytics at Loras College. Dr. Conway has served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and the University of Iowa focusing on finance and economics, big data analytics, web and text analytics and business analytics. He has also served as faculty at Indiana Univ…

Sanjit Singh Dang

Sanjit Singh Dang, Ph.D., columnist, is Investment Director at Intel Capital, and is a speaker, blogger and board member. Dr. Dang is a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley that invests in both the consumer and enterprise sectors across several areas such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, security, big data, IoT, virtual reality, eCommerce, etc.

Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport, columnist, is a world-renowned thought leader and author, the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and an independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics. An author and co-author of 15 books and more than 100 articles, Tom helps organizations revitalize their management pr…

Ahmed El Adl

Ahmed El Adl, Ph.D., a columnist and advisor, is an intelligent technology thought leader and change agent. Dr. El Adl is a Chief Technologist for artificial intelligence and smart industry solutions with Accenture. He creates and applies new technologies to accelerate the cognitive digital transformation of business, solutions, machines and digital services. To enable these transformations, he…

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 delivered…

Kiran Garimella

Kiran Garimella, PhD, co-founder and 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 a…