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Kathryn Hume

Kathryn Hume
Vice President, Product and Strategy,


Kathryn Hume is vice president of product and strategy for, a SaaS startup applying AI to drive growth and customer satisfaction for large enterprises, and a venture partner at ffVC, a seed- and early-stage technology venture capital firm, where she advises early-stage artificial intelligence companies and sources deal flow. Previously, Kathryn was the director of sales and marketing at Fast Forward Labs (Cloudera), where she helped Fortune 500 companies accelerate their machine learning and data science capabilities, and a principal consultant in Intapp’s Risk practice, focused on data privacy, security, and compliance. A widely respected speaker and writer on AI, Kathryn excels at communicating how AI and machine learning technologies work in plain language. She has given lectures and taught courses on the intersections of technology, ethics, law, and society at Harvard Business School, Stanford, the MIT Media Lab, and the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. She speaks seven languages and holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University and a BA in mathematics from the University of Chicago.


11:55am–12:35pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018
AI Business Summit, AI in the Enterprise
Location: Regent Parlor
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Large enterprises struggle to apply deep learning and other machine learning technologies successfully because they lack the mindset, processes, or culture for an AI-first world. AI requires a radical shift. Kathryn Hume explores common failure models that hinder enterprise success and shares a framework for building an AI-first enterprise culture. Read more.