Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

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… Read More

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 keynotes globally, written numerous articles and papers, and remains an internationally recognized expert on business strategy, globalization and business process management (BPM).

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 bo… Read More

Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer, columnist and advisor, is Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel Corporation. Melvin is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented invention… Read More

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 world.

Stephen Ibaraki

Stephen Ibaraki, columnist and advisor, is a social entrepreneur and futurist, and chairs REDDS Capital. With more than 100 top executive roles, global lifetime achievement and innovation awards and recognitions, a few of executive chairman, investor, venture capitalist, and serial entrepreneur, Stephen Ibaraki's positions include: Practitioner Board Association for Computing Machinery past cha… Read More

Naveen Joshi

Naveen Joshi, columnist, is Founder and CEO of Allerin, which develops engineering and technology solutions focused on optimal customer experiences. Naveen works in AI, Big Data, IoT 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… Read More

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, marketing… Read More

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 hi… Read More