Join in for a panel discussion on how AI and data are transforming the enterprise as we know it. Panelists will discuss data, talent, and technology challenges, enterprise adoption barriers, areas of disruption, and talent concerns (enterprises’ willingness to pay) as AI turns the enterprise world as we know inside and out.
Rudina Seseri is a founder and managing partner at Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of AI-powered technology companies that connect consumers and enterprises and secure the ecosystem. With over 15 years of investing and transactional experience, Rudina has led technology investments and acquisitions in startup companies in the fields of robotics, the internet of things (IoT), SaaS marketing technologies, and digital media. Rudina’s portfolio investments include Talla, Celtra, CrowdTwist, Jibo, and SocialFlow. Rudina has been appointed by the dean of the Harvard Business School (HBS) for a fourth consecutive year to serve as entrepreneur in residence for the Business School and executive in residence for Harvard University’s Innovation Labs and has most recently been named to the 2018 HBS inaugural group of Rock Venture Capital Partners. She is also a member of the Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College. Rudina is also an advisor for L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital, the director of the board of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), and a member of the Board of Overseers for Boston Children’s Hospital. She has been named one of Boston Business Journal’s 2017 “power 50 newsmakers,” a 2014 “women to watch” honoree by Mass High Tech, and one of Boston Business Journal’s 2011 “40 under 40” honorees for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. She holds a BA in economics and international relations (magna cum laude) from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.
Brian Eberman is an experienced technology professional with over 25 years of experience bringing new technologies and companies to market. Most recently, he was CTO and CEO of Jibo, building the world’s first social robot and bringing it to thousands of people’s homes. Previously, Brian was president and COO of EnglishCentral, a company that pioneered a unique video and speech technology approach to English language learning, and CEO of Avenue100, an online education marketing company (acquired by the Washington Post Company in 2007). Brian brings decades of experience in speech technology, robotics, and using analytics for decision making. This includes over 10 years in speech recognition with a stint as vice president of product management at ScanSoft (now Nuance Communication), the leader in speech technology, and prior research and development experience at SpeechWorks and Digital Equipment. Brian holds multiple patents in speech technology, internet search, and robotics. He has coauthored technical specifications for the IETF. Brian holds a BS, MS, and PhD from MIT.
Rob May is the cofounder and CEO of Talla, a leading AI-enabled enterprise platform for HR and IT. Rob has over a decade of startup experience and is a thought leader in the AI space as the editor of InsideAI, a leading AI newsletter with more than 25,000 subscribers. Previously, he was the cofounder and CEO of Backupify (acquired by Datto), the senior vice president of business development at Datto, and a digital design engineer at Harris Corporation, where he worked on graphics processing chips for the Comanche helicopter. Rob holds a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Kentucky.
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