Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

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 train… Read More

Kate Levchuk

Kate Levchuk, columnist, is a London-based futuristic blogger writing on transhumanism, AI and the philosophy of tech. Kate is passionate about an infinite human potential and the role of technology in uncovering this. She currently works as a Strategic Sales Manager in AI start up, MachineOS.

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 decorated… Read More

Terence Mills

Terence Mills, columnist, is an entrepreneur, marketer, AI and mobile technology specialist, Terence has built eight global enterprises including executive management participation in two public companies, InteliData Technologies and SkyTel Corporation which sold to MCI for $1.8 billion. His ability to harness the power of artificial intelligence and mobile technology to support sound business… Read More

Mark Minevich

Mark Minevich, columnist, is an author and world-renowned visionary in the fields of digitization and artificial intelligence. Mark is the principle founder of Going Global Ventures in New York and Venture Partner of GVA Capital in Silicon Valley. He is a Senior Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils and Senior Advisor of the Council of Competitiveness in Washington DC and… Read More

Neil Movold

Neil Movold, specialist, is passionate about knowledge leadership and amplifying human intelligence through the use of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing solutions. His mission is to help individuals and organisations to make their way through the digital transformation journey to harness knowledge (as a strategic asset), experience and networks to unlock the value that will drive… Read More

Mike Olson

Mike Olson, columnist, co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO.) As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers.

Steve Omohundro, Ph.D.

Steve Omohundro, Ph.D., columnist, is a scientist, professor, author and entrepreneur. Dr. Omohundro is working to ensure that artificial intelligence is beneficial to humanity, and is developing a new kind of intelligent computing for better software, decision making and social structures. Although his Ph.D. is in mathematical physics, most of his work focuses on natural and artificial intelli… Read More

Nathaniel Palmer

Nathaniel Palmer, columnist, is a best-selling author, speaker, practitioner, and is rated the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research. Nathaniel has the led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex process automation and digital transformation initiatives, involving investments of $500 million or more. Today he… Read More

Carole Piovesan

Carol Piovesan, columnist, is a speaker, thought-leader and lawyer with a focus on AI. Based out of Toronto, Canada, she’s the AI lead at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and the firm’s co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group. She is the co-author of the firm’s White Paper entitled, “From Chatbots to Self-Driving Cars: The Legal Risks of Adopting AI in your Business” and e… Read More