Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

Phaedra Boinodiris

Phaedra Boinodiris, columnist, is a member of IBM’s Blockchain team. Since the start of her career at IBM she has been a Developer Advocate and IBM’s global lead for serious games and gamification. She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press. Boinodiris’ earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1000 schools worldwide to teach student…

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…

Kurt Cagle

Kurt Cagle, columnist, has worked within the data science sphere for the last fifteen years, with experience in data systems architecture, data modeling, governance, ETL, semantic web technologies, data analytics, data lifecycle and large scale data integration projects. Kurt has also worked as a technology evangelist and writer, with nearly twenty books on related web and semantic technologies…

Vint Cerf, Ph.D.

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 artifici…

Dan Conway, Ph.D.

Dan Conway, Ph.D.columnist, is an author, faculty member at USF, and COO of The Apollo Group. Dr. Conway has previously served on the faculty of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, Indiana University, the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and the University of Florida, and was the first Professor in Residence at Cisco Systems and is a member of the SAE IoT program committee…

Francesco Corea, Ph.D.

Francesco Corea, Ph.D., columnist, is a complexity scientist and tech investor who is mainly focusing on science-driven companies in high-social-impact verticals including life sciences, energy, and artificial general intelligence. Francesco has a background that ranges from economics and finance to applied machine learning, and he's been working on a variety of different data problems over the…

Sanjit Singh Dang, Ph.D.

Sanjit Singh Dang, Ph.D., columnist, is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. He drives investments in Client Computing across Consumer and Enterprise sectors. He has also driven several investments in Big Data, IoT and Cloud Computing.

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, Ph.D.

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…