Sep 9–12, 2019
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Margaret Laffan

Margaret Laffan
Vice President, Business Development | Venture Partner, 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.


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