Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Contributors)

(alphabetical order)

Michael Ashley

Michael Ashley, contributor, and fascinated with the artificial intelligence revolution, is currently co-authoring the ultimate guide for businesses on the subject of AI with Neil Sahota, worldwide business development leader and master inventor for the IBM Watson Group. Part author, part screenwriter, Michael Ashley’s treatment was turned into the hit Disney film, Girl Versus Monster. A 4-time… Read More

Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman, columnist, has spent the last 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor, mostly focusing on investments and business development in emerging markets, IT, instrumentation, nanotechnology, computing, new materials and new media art, currently through close to 15 direct and indirect investments. Nicklas states he's made lots of mistakes, been responsible for epic… Read More

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… Read More

Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks, columnist, is the Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Systems for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. Chuck is also Adjunct Faculty in Georgetown University’s Graduate Applied Intelligence program. He is an Advisor and Contributor to Cognitive World. In his full time role he is the Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Sys… Read More

Kurt Cagle

Kurt Cagle, managing editor/Drupal lead/contributor, 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… Read More

Vint Cerf, Ph.D.

Vint Cerf  Ph,D., contributor, 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… Read More

Dan Conway, Ph.D.

Dan Conway, Ph.D., columnist, is an author, faculty member at USF, and Chief Decision Scientist of Qlytix. 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.  His… Read More

Francesco Corea, Ph.D.

Francesco Corea, Ph.D., contributor, 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 t… Read More

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.