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NeXT IV: Innovation Strategies and Implications, sponsored by HLT

Congressional Ballroom CC

AI and the Future of Work

Presented by

Amir Husain, Founder & CEO, Spark Cognition

Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, author, and founder and CEO of SparkCognition, an award-winning artificial intelligence company.

Since its founding in April 2014, SparkCognition has received widespread recognition, including making the CNBC Top 20 Disruptors of 2017, band ranking on the CB Insights AI 100 list in both 2017 and 2018.

Amir is a prolific inventor with 22 U.S. patents awarded and over 40 pending applications. His work has been published in leading tech journals including Network World, Computer World, and many others. His bestselling book “The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence” was published in 2017.

Amir has served as a founding member of the Board of Advisors for IBM Watson and serves on the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science.

Blockchain and the association value proposition

Presented by

Ron Resnick, Executive Director, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA)

Ron Resnick is a business development professional with over 25 years of experience successfully growing high technology businesses and their ecosystems. Prior to his appointment as EEA’s first Executive Director, Ron served as President and Chairman of the Board for AirFuel Alliance, continuing the role he occupied within Power Matters Alliance.

Following these presentations, Mark Golden, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, National Society of Professional Engineers will moderate a panel discussion. Mark, Ron, and Amir will be joined by panelists:

  • Velma Hart, FASAE, CAE, CFO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • Scott Wiley, CAE, President & CEO, The Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Lou DiGioia, CAE, Executive Director, DECA

Select thought leaders and technology innovators will be available in the Collaboration Lounge to have small-group conversations with leaders who want to take the conversation about their digital transformation to the NeXT level.