Sep 9–12, 2019

Talent for AI transformation: Building a strong AI team for the future (sponsored by TalentSeer)

Margaret Laffan (TalentSeer | BoomingStar Ventures)
4:00pm4:40pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 231

With the rapid advancement of AI technology and commercial breakthroughs, building a strong AI team becomes increasingly critical for business success in the high-tech era. AI talent is scarce, costly, and in high demand. It’s challenging for all companies to gain an edge in the intense talent environment.

Margaret Laffan helps tech and talent leaders to better understand the AI talent market and explores best practices for building, nurturing, and retaining the right team to accelerate their business growth. In particular, she examines how the AI talent landscape is evolving and what’s required, what’s needed to acquire AI talent, the leadership skills needed to retain AI talent, and AI teams for the future.

This session is sponsored by TalentSeer.

What you'll learn

  • Discover how to curate the right AI team for your business growth
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Margaret Laffan

TalentSeer | BoomingStar Ventures

Margaret Laffan is the vice president of business development at TalentSeer—a specialized AI talent partner dedicated to building and nurturing AI teams for companies at various growth stages—and a venture partner with BoomingStar Ventures—a $1.5B fund focused on AI, robotics, and autonomous driving early stage startups. Margaret leads the development of new partnerships to accelerate the expansion of TalentSeer’s AI talent ecosystem. Previously, Margaret drove sales and business development at SAP and was a client executive at AllyO, an end-to-end AI recruiter with automated and conversational engagement platform. Margaret is published in Forbes and contributes to other media. She earned her master’s degree in political science from the University of Dublin and has 15+ years working in industry, nonprofit, and startup sector.

  • Intel AI
  • O'Reilly
  • Amazon Web Services
  • IBM Watson
  • Dataiku
  • Dell Technologies
  • Intuit
  • Gamalon
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • MapR Technologies
  • Sisu Data
  • Intuit

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