• Rudina Seseri

    Founder and Managing Partner


  • Rick Grinnell

    Founder and Managing Partner


  • Sarah Fay

    Managing Director


Connect Council

AI & Academic Group

The Connect Council brings together renown entrepreneurs and technologists, AI and academic visionaries, and world-leading business executives who exclusively advise and support Glasswing Ventures investments

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee

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    Sir Tim Berners-Lee

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    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a graduate of Oxford University, invented the Web while at CERN in 1989. In 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is the Founder and Director of the World Wide Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web Foundation. He co-founded and is President of the Open Data Institute in London and is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oxford University. In April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. The Turing Prize, called the "Nobel Prize of Computing" is considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science. Sir Tim is a long-time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.

  • Brad Berens

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    Brad Berens

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    Dr. Brad Berens directs the Connected Experiences Project at the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, which is capturing longitudinal data about user attitudes to and behaviors around the next wave of the digital revolution: wearable computers, smart environments, robotics and 3D printing. He also directs the Digital Automotive Project, which is tracking how cars evolve in the face of new digital technologies.

    In addition to his work with the Center, Brad is Principal at Big Digital Idea Consulting and a trusted advisor to companies of all sizes and a respected voice within the interactive media industry.

    Brad has enjoyed a wide-ranging career that has storytelling as an organizing theme. He had a long tenure as the Global Chief Content Officer for dmg events' digital portfolio (ad:tech, iMedia, the Digital Collective and the CMO Collective), editorial and marketing work at EarthLink, and spent several years as a Hollywood story analyst at companies like DreamWorks, New Regency, CAA and Mirage. He started his career as an award-winning teacher of Shakespeare and writing at U.C. Berkeley, and wants everybody who loves science fiction to go buy and read his first novel, "Redcrosse."

    Brad moves gracefully from the digital world to the “real” world and back again. Learn too much more about him in all the usual places: Google, LinkedIn, on Twitter as @bradberens and on his website: bradberens.com.

  • Cynthia Breazeal

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    Cynthia Breazeal

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    Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc., a robotics and AI startup developing a social robot for the home. Her research focuses on the design and impact of highly personalized social robots that build a relationship with people to help them achieve meaningful goals Author of the book ‘Designing Sociable Robots,’ she speaks at venues such as TED, the Computer Electronics Show, South by Southwest, the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations on topics related to AI, innovation, and society. She is a recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s Gilbreth Lecture Award and a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. She has received Technology Review’s TR100/35 Award and the George R. Stibitz Computer & Communications Pioneer Award, and was honored for TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2008.

  • Thomas Eisenmann

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    Thomas Eisenmann

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    Thomas R. Eisenmann is the Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, Faculty Co-Chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Faculty Co-Chair of the Harvard MS/MBA Program, and Faculty Chair of the HBS California Research Center. Eisenmann teaches the MBA elective course Making Markets, which focuses on marketplace design, and leads a January Term Startup Bootcamp for first-year MBAs. In recent years, Eisenmann has served as Chair of Harvard's MBA Elective Curriculum—the second year of the MBA Program—and as course head of The Entrepreneurial Manager, taught to all 900 first-year MBA students. He was co-creator of the MBA electives Scaling Technology Ventures, Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing, and Product Management 101, in which students specify and supervise development of a software application. Eisenmann also created the MBA electives Launching Technology Ventures, which examines challenges confronting early stage startups in the information technology sector, and Managing Networked Business (now called The Online Economy), which surveys strategies for platform-based businesses that leverage network effects. He twice co-led a Harvard Innovation Lab course, Cultural Entrepreneurship in New York City, in which students from across Harvard spent a winter break week in New York exploring new ventures in fashion, food, and fine arts, and co-led four similar winter break trips to Silicon Valley.

    Professor Eisenmann received his Doctorate in Business Administration ('98), MBA ('83), and BA ('79) from Harvard University. Prior to entering the HBS Doctoral Program, Eisenmann spent eleven years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was co-head of the Media and Entertainment Practice. Eisenmann is on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Harvard Business Publishing and Harvard Student Agencies, the world’s largest student-run corporation.

  • Sandy Pentland

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    Sandy Pentland

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    Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the "7 most powerful data scientists in the world" along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy.

    He is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the UN Secretary General, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than a dozen companies including social enterprises. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and leader within the World Economic Forum. Together Sandy and his students have pioneered computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics. His most recent books are 'Social Physics,' published by Penguin Press, and 'Honest Signals', published by MIT Press.

  • Manuela Veloso

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    Manuela Veloso

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    Manuela M. Veloso is the Head of Artificial Intelligence Research at J.P. Morgan, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science and the Head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Veloso received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, and an MA in Computer Science from Boston University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Veloso researches in the area of artificial intelligence, with focus on robotics and machine learning. She has contributed algorithms for planning, control learning, and execution for single and multi-robot teams. She has introduced planning by analogical reasoning to improve planning efficiency, as a method to plan by replaying the derivations of similar past planning episodes. Veloso and her students have researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots, including teams of soccer robots, and mobile service robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions several times, and the CoBot mobile robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in university buildings. Professor Veloso is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI. She is the Past President of AAAI, (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the co-founder, Trustee, and Past President of RoboCup. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including several best paper awards, the Einstein Chair of the Chinese Academy of Science, the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research. As of 2017, Professor Veloso has graduated 34 PhD students and co-authored more than 300 journal and conference publications.

  • Peter Weinstock

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    Peter Weinstock

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    A practicing pediatric intensive care unit physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, Peter has combined an entrepreneurial focus with >20 years of experience in surgery, medicine, education and innovation to lead the development of the Boston Children’s Simulator Program (SIMPeds) to one of largest and most sophisticated return on investment healthcare simulator enterprises in the world. SIMPeds merges high stakes human factors with curriculum, organizational learning, industrial engineering, 3D print technologies, SFX and virtual/augmented reality – to study, train, and prepare world-class clinicians and healthcare enterprises, as well as improve preparedness and reduce fear and anxiety in patients and families.

    Peter has consulted throughout the world creating medical simulation ecosystems for medical centers and regional health care systems. He provides healthcare expertise among multiple advisory boards including education, simulation, social robotics as well as artificial intelligence and lectures internationally including TED on state of art simulation and experiential learning. He has published sentinel articles and raised millions of dollars in grant funding of innovative application and approaches to simulation – from human factors to impacts of 3D engineering and testing of next generation ultra-realistic training devices.

    Peter has chaired meetings worldwide, is Founding President of the International Pediatric Simulation Society, and is recipient of the 2017 IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture and Technology Innovator Award.

    Peter graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in Philosophy then received his MD from Cornell Medical School along with PhD from Rockefeller University in molecular and cellular biology, followed by clinical training in plastic and general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and pediatrics critical care medicine at the Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Business Leadership Group

  • Steve Chambers

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    Steve Chambers

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    Steve Chambers has over 25 years of experience in high-tech and AI companies, as CEO and business executive, having led both start-ups and large public technology company. Steve currently serves as Executive Chairman of Jibo, Inc., building the world’s first consumer social robot for the home. Prior to Jibo, he served as President of Nuance Communications, the global leader in Voice Recognition and Artificial Intelligence solutions. In that capacity he grew the business from $32M to $2.1BN in revenue and negotiated landmark deals with Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon, Mercedes, Ford, Toyota, Bank of America, Federal Express, Verizon and other leading global organizations. From 2003 to 2009, Steve was President of the Speech Division, Executive Vice President of the Enterprise Division, Executive Vice President of the Mobile & Consumer Services businesses, and Chief Marketing Officer of the company. Previously, Steve served as the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of worldwide Sales for SpeechWorks, one of the top IPOs in Massachusetts’ history. Prior to SpeechWorks, Steve served as General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom Corporation (formerly PictureTel), the global leader in video, voice and content collaboration, leading operating activities in over 35 countries across 22 product lines.

    Steve graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor's degrees in English and Computer Science from Wesleyan University and Master's degrees with highest honors in both Business Administration and Communications from Boston University

  • Barbara Goose

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    Barbara Goose

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    Barbara Goose, SVP, CMO of John Hancock, has more than 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space, having led innovative and strategic programs that built brand equity for national and multi-national brands. Previously, she served as CMO of Altisource, where she launched an online real estate platform, led re- branding efforts, established an in-house creative team, and delivered innovative solutions to build engagement among key audiences for Altisource's businesses.

    Prior to that, Barbara had been President of DigitasLBi Boston and Detroit, where she was responsible for the overall growth of both offices as well as the strategy and execution of client programs. Under her leadership, DigitasLBi Boston experienced significant growth to become Greater Boston's largest agency. She also helped establish the DigitasLBi office in Detroit through her leadership of the agency's work with General Motors.

    A community and industry leader, Barbara currently serves on the board of Cradles to Crayons, a post she has held for six years. She previously served as chair of the New England AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies), and on the boards of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the Citi Arts Center/Wang Center. Named one of the Boston Business Journal's "Power 50" two years in a row, she holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed McKinsey's Business Analyst program.

  • Perry Hewitt

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    Perry Hewitt

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    Perry Hewitt is an established leader in digital strategy, with extensive experience in both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Her focus is on driving sustainable change to enable academic and cultural communities to adapt and thrive through digital transformation.

    Perry currently serves as Senior Advisor, Engagement Strategy at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She most recently led marketing at Ithaka, an organization advancing global higher education through innovative use of digital. As Harvard University’s chief digital officer, Perry conceived and led digital strategy for marketing, communications, and engagement for the general public, media, and alumni worldwide. Previously, she held marketing, editorial, and strategy roles at firms including Crimson Hexagon, Razorfish, Harcourt, and Lotus Development Corporation. She has consulted to media companies on digital product development, and began her career in publishing at Houghton Mifflin.

    Perry holds a number of leadership roles at the intersection of marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. She is a board member of Junior Achievement U.S.A., a trustee at the Harvard Club of New York, and an advisor at the Harvard Business School’s Digital Initiative. She advises students, startups, and cultural institutions; she also writes and speaks on topics including managing digital transformation from cultural change to AI, marketing and content strategy, women and leadership, and the social web.

    She has lived and worked in Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and now lives in New York City.

  • Saj-nicole Joni

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    Saj-nicole Joni

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    Dr. Saj-nicole Joni is a renowned business strategist, with over 20 years of experience as Founder and CEO, Cambridge International Group Ltd., where she serves as a strategic and confidential advisor to CEOs, boards, and top leaders in the Fortune 500. Saj-nicole has served as a director on boards of both public and private companies. She currently serves on the Advisory boards of NPD and GSK Consumer Health. She is also a Trustee and serves as Vice Chairman of Finance at New England Conservatory.

    Prior to Cambridge International, Saj-nicole built her career as an executive in several high-tech companies, including a number of years building the commercial side of Microsoft, and as a business strategy consultant, leading the financial services sector of CSC Index. Previously, she served as Chairman of the Computer Science department at Wellesley College, was a member of the mathematics faculty at CMU, and was the first woman in the history of MIT to serve on MIT’s applied mathematics faculty. Her studies and research in combinatorics contributed to the theoretical foundations of computation, as well as early work in security and AI.

    Saj-nicole is a best-selling thought leader. She has co-authored GET BIG THINGS DONE with Erica Dhawan, published in 2015, and The Right Fight, with Damon Beyer, published in 2010. Saj-nicole’s first book The Third Opinion was published in 2004.

    She is a frequent speaker with a regular column featured on Forbes.com, and has appeared on National Public Radio Marketplace, and in publications including The Harvard Business Review and Fast Company.

    She holds a Bachelor, a Masters and a Ph.D. in Mathematics, all from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Dave Knox

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    Dave Knox

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    As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. The intersection of these two worlds is the subject of his book, Predicting The Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was named the Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Atticus Award. Dave is the former CMO of Rockfish, a widely recognized digital innovation agency that was acquired by WPP, where he also served as the Managing Director for WPP Ventures. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List.

    Dave was named to the iMedia 25 Class of Digital Innovators, by Cincinnati Business Courier as the CMO of the Year in the inaugural C-Suite Awards, and as a 40 Under 40 by both AdAge and the P&G Alumni Network. Dave is a frequent keynote on digital innovation and disruption, including appearances at SXSW, TEDx, Back End of Innovation, NRFtech, Brand Innovators, AdTech NYC, and the iMedia Summit.

    He is the co-founder of The Brandery – one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Mercantile Library, Main St Ventures, and the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University, where he is also the co-founder of the Cradle of Marketers.

  • Rosemary Leith

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    Rosemary Leith

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    Rosemary is a Non Executive Director of YouGov plc, an international online Market Research and Data Analytics company and currently advises and invests in a number of technology businesses in Europe and North America including Data Analytics, IOT and Fin Tech. She is a Trustee of the National Gallery (London) and a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society most recently participating in an Exec Education Course for Board Chairs and NED’s on CyberSecurity.

    She has been the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Internet Security and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Infinite Analytics (Boston and Mumbai), Motive Partners a US/UK Fintech Fund and Glasswing Ventures, a VC focusing on AI for consumer and enterprise. Rosemary is a Member of Rasbperry Pi Foundation (overseeing commercial operations of Raspberry Pi), and advises the following academic institutions - Queen’s University School of Business, Canada, Wolfson College, Oxford and University of the Arts London. She is a regular attendee and contributor to TED and World Economic Forum.

    Rosemary has a background over the past 25 years in Finance, Principal Investment, Start-up creation and Sale in Europe, UK, Canada and USA. Originally Canadian, she splits her time between London and Boston.

  • Susan MacDermid

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    Susan MacDermid

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    Susan MacDermid is the Founder + CEO of Ascendant Network. Ascendant is a powerful, invite- only network for the most prominent + progressive marketing executives spearheading digital transformation. It is focused on building a community of CMOs + marketing leaders to elevate their personal + professional influence while establishing long-lasting relationships that has fuel both business + career growth.

    Susan is a digital industry veteran with over 15 years of experience crafting digital strategies for brand advertisers and media companies. Clients have included 25 of the world’s top 100 brands from the consumer electronics, CPG, entertainment, finance, hi-tech, luxury, retail, and travel industries. She has more than 15 years of experience in building global businesses, having run Asia-Pacific, the EU and the Americas for event and hi-tech companies and global advertising agencies, including Modem Media Japan where she held the position of President 1999-2001. She was also formerly the Global President of dmg:events (2009-2013), which she grew to become the largest event organization in the digital marketing space.

    Susan earned an MA in History and the emergence of mass media from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1990. In 1992, she became a Ph.D. Fellow at Keio University in Japan.

  • Stephen Martiros

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    Stephen Martiros

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    Stephen Martiros, Founder and CEO, Financial Building Blocks, an online education platform, is a serial entrepreneur and financial services expert with more than 25 years of experience working with private investors, entrepreneurs, and family offices.

    Previously, Stephen founded and served as CEO of Summitas, an award-winning cloud application that provides family offices and investment advisors with a secure client portal. He was awarded multiple patents, including one for interactive advertising, and another for an animated user interface for computer displays.

    Prior to that, Stephen served as the Managing Partner of CCC Alliance, where he helped build America's largest private network of single-family offices and led CCC Alliance to the "Family Office of the Year" award presented by Institutional Investor's Private Asset Management magazine.

    Stephen started his career as an investment advisor with E.F. Hutton (now Morgan Stanley) and later worked with Alex. Brown & Sons (now Deutsche Bank).

    Stephen received his BS and MBA from Babson College, where he serves on the Board of Overseers, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence helping to develop the Babson Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and is a recipient of the college's Snyder Award for Distinguished Service.

  • Astrid M. Noltemy

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    Astrid M. Noltemy

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    Astrid was a Managing Director and private investments specialist at Cambridge Associates. She advised on private investments portfolios for a number of institutional investors and private clients. Previously, she was the Director of Private Investments Research and Performance Monitoring and was one of the creators of the firm’s proprietary private investments databases.

    Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, Astrid was a Manager in Venture Economics’ Analytical Products, where she was responsible for product development, marketing, sales, and delivery of analytical products lines. Previously, she was the Director of Research at Highland Capital Partners and a research analyst at Charles River Ventures.

    Astrid currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of asset management firm Fondaco S.p.A., Turin, Italy. In addition, she is a member of the Investment Committees of Cintrifuse Early Stage Capital Fund in Cincinnati and Isomer Capital in London. She is a member of the Selection Advisory Council for the GreenLight Fund in Boston.

    Astrid earned her B.S. from Emmanuel College and an M.A. from Boston University.

  • Vlad Sejnoha

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    Vlad Sejnoha

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    From 2001 through 2018, Vlad Sejnoha was Nuance’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

    In this role, Vlad led the company’s 350-strong worldwide research organization, which is responsible for developing conversational AI technologies, such as deep learning for the recognition of speech and images, natural language understanding, dialog, reasoning and other AI technologies, and which directly supports a broad range of Nuance products.

    These include virtual assistants for automotive, healthcare, and enterprise applications, real-time dictation and transcription, and medical information extraction from narrative text and the recognition of medical images for the automatic population of electronic health records.

    In addition, Vlad worked with the company's divisions on technology, product, and M&A strategy, managed the integration of acquired core technologies and teams, and directly managed select incubator projects. These have included apps such as the Dragon Go! mobile semantic voice search which made Time’s ’50 best iPhone apps’ list, Dragon Dictation, which was inducted into the Apple Hall of Fame, and Dragon TV, which won the 2017 Technology and Engineering Emmy award.

    Vlad was also responsible for the company’s external research relationships including a five-year collaboration with IBM Research, and was the president of the Nuance Foundation which advances the field of multimodal applications and user interface technology through research grants.

    In his role as CTO, Vlad acted as a spokesman for Nuance’s technology vision, and has presented at venues such as GigaOm Mobilize, CES, MIT Tech Mobile Summit, and SXSW, and his contributions and interviews have appeared in media such as the MIT Technology Review, Wired, and NY Times, among others.

    Prior to Nuance, Vlad has held a variety of research positions, including that of Chief Scientist at Kurzweil AI which produced the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition system. Upon the acquisition of Kurzweil AI by L&H, Vlad led the company-wide speech recognition research effort there.

    Vlad has been working in the field of speech recognition and natural language processing for over 30 years and has been awarded 23 patents.

    He is a recipient of the 2014 CTO of the Year award from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

    Vlad holds BEng and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.

  • Marc Speichert

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    Marc Speichert

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    Marc Speichert, Global Chief Digital Officer, GSK Consumer Healthcare, is a seasoned marketing executive and digital expert and with over 20 years’ experience working at global FMCG businesses and digital enterprises.

    At GSK Marc is leading a step change in Consumer Healthcare’s digital transformation, as the company strives to become a global leader in this space. Specifically, he is responsible for driving the digital strategy and building capability, focusing on digital marketing, ecommerce, data and insights, digital innovation and key external partnerships including media agencies.

    Prior to GSK, Marc was the Chief Digital Officer of Richemont, and prior to that he worked for Google where he was part of the ‘global clients and agency solutions’ leadership team. His mission was to increase ad spend revenue from Google’s biggest clients across consumer packaged goods, luxury and tech industries. As a Managing Director, he helped advertisers reinvent themselves in today's digital world by embracing transformative changes across data and insights, content and creative, retail and products and services.

    From 2010 Marc spent four years at L’Oreal as Chief Marketing Officer where he built the CMO function from scratch and drove the marketing and digital transformation within the US business first prior to scaling it across 14 markets globally. The centralised functions included data and insights, media effectiveness and innovation, e-commerce and CRM, digital IT as well as business development. Thanks to the CMO teams across key markets, L’Oreal became one of the most progressive, digitally savvy consumer packaged goods companies.

    Marc began his career at Colgate Palmolive in brand marketing where he progressed through a series of domestic & international assignments after completing business school in Paris.

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Rudina Seseri

Founder and Managing Partner


Rudina Seseri is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of AI-powered technology companies. With over 16 years of investing and transactional experience, Rudina has led technology investments and acquisitions in startup companies in enterprise SaaS, IT software and data, marketing technologies and robotics. Rudina’s portfolio of investments include Celtra, CrowdTwist, Inrupt, Jibo, SocialFlow and Talla. Rudina served as Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Harvard Business School for 4 consecutive years 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 serves as Advisor for GSK Consumer, L’Oreal USA Women in Digital, and on the Philanthropy Board for Boston Children’s Hospital. She has been named a 2017 Boston Business Journal Power 50: Newsmaker, a 2014 Women to Watch honoree by Mass High Tech and a 2011 Boston Business Journal 40-under-40 honoree for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and International Relations and with an MBA from the Harvard Business School (HBS). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.


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Sarah Fay

Managing Director


Sarah Fay has more than 20 years of experience in the marketing services industry, with a track record of leveraging technology to deliver groundbreaking new models for advertising and media. In her role as Managing Director at Glasswing Ventures, Sarah leads and evaluates investments in early stage AI-powered companies. Her prior investments include X+1, Namely, Mogul, Mavrck, Evidon, Tick/r, TVision Insights and Humon.

Sarah has served as Independent Director on the Boards of public and private technology and digital media companies such as Celtra, SocialFlow, The Street (Nasdaq:TST), Women’s Marketing, Inc. (acquired by Stephens Inc.), and [X+1] (acquired by Rocket Fuel). She served as CEO of Aegis Media North America, a media and digital marketing communications company, where she was also responsible for launching and growing a significant part of that business during her eleven-year tenure. Previously, Sarah served as President of Carat US, and Isobar US, where she was tasked with the integration of digital and traditional media services.

Sarah’s contributions to the broader community include serving on the Executive Board of the Ad Club of Boston, as Director on the Board of The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX) and as Board Advisor to Advertiser Perceptions. She is a Board Advisor to Adelphic Mobile, clypd, Colspace and Viral Gains. Sarah earned a BA in English from the University of Vermont and has received over 30 accolades and awards for her accomplishments such as “Media All Star” (AdWeek), “Top 100 Most Influential People in Media (Media Post) and “Fast 50” (Fast Company).


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Rick Grinnell

Founder and Managing Partner


As a venture capitalist and seasoned operator, Rick has invested in some of the most dynamic companies in security, enterprise infrastructure and storage. During his 18 years of venture capital experience, which includes co-founding and serving as Managing Director of Fairhaven Capital, he has led investments and served on the board of directors for companies including EqualLogic (acquired by Dell), Prelert (acquired by Elastic), Pwnie Express, Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), Trackvia, VeloBit (acquired by Western Digital) and most recently Allure Security, and Terbium Labs.

He is also active with various entrepreneurial programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard and Tufts Universities, and is a frequent judge at MassChallenge. Rick’s contributions to the broader community include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science in Boston, and as a member of the Educational Council at MIT.

Rick has been recognized by the New England Venture Network with the Community Leadership Award for his philanthropic work and contribution to the community. Rick earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from HBS.


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Steve Chambers

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Steve Chambers has over 25 years of experience in high-tech and AI companies, as CEO and business executive, having led both start-ups and large public technology company. Steve currently serves as Executive Chairman of Jibo, Inc., building the world’s first consumer social robot for the home. Prior to Jibo, he served as President of Nuance Communications, the global leader in Voice Recognition and Artificial Intelligence solutions. In that capacity he grew the business from $32M to $2.1BN in revenue and negotiated landmark deals with Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon, Mercedes, Ford, Toyota, Bank of America, Federal Express, Verizon and other leading global organizations. From 2003 to 2009, Steve was President of the Speech Division, Executive Vice President of the Enterprise Division, Executive Vice President of the Mobile & Consumer Services businesses, and Chief Marketing Officer of the company. Previously, Steve served as the Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of worldwide Sales for SpeechWorks, one of the top IPOs in Massachusetts’ history. Prior to SpeechWorks, Steve served as General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom Corporation (formerly PictureTel), the global leader in video, voice and content collaboration, leading operating activities in over 35 countries across 22 product lines.

Steve graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor's degrees in English and Computer Science from Wesleyan University and Master's degrees with highest honors in both Business Administration and Communications from Boston University


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Vlad Sejnoha

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From 2001 through 2018, Vlad Sejnoha was Nuance’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

In this role, Vlad led the company’s 350-strong worldwide research organization, which is responsible for developing conversational AI technologies, such as deep learning for the recognition of speech and images, natural language understanding, dialog, reasoning and other AI technologies, and which directly supports a broad range of Nuance products.

These include virtual assistants for automotive, healthcare, and enterprise applications, real-time dictation and transcription, and medical information extraction from narrative text and the recognition of medical images for the automatic population of electronic health records.

In addition, Vlad worked with the company's divisions on technology, product, and M&A strategy, managed the integration of acquired core technologies and teams, and directly managed select incubator projects. These have included apps such as the Dragon Go! mobile semantic voice search which made Time’s ’50 best iPhone apps’ list, Dragon Dictation, which was inducted into the Apple Hall of Fame, and Dragon TV, which won the 2017 Technology and Engineering Emmy award.

Vlad was also responsible for the company’s external research relationships including a five-year collaboration with IBM Research, and was the president of the Nuance Foundation which advances the field of multimodal applications and user interface technology through research grants.

In his role as CTO, Vlad acted as a spokesman for Nuance’s technology vision, and has presented at venues such as GigaOm Mobilize, CES, MIT Tech Mobile Summit, and SXSW, and his contributions and interviews have appeared in media such as the MIT Technology Review, Wired, and NY Times, among others.

Prior to Nuance, Vlad has held a variety of research positions, including that of Chief Scientist at Kurzweil AI which produced the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition system. Upon the acquisition of Kurzweil AI by L&H, Vlad led the company-wide speech recognition research effort there.

Vlad has been working in the field of speech recognition and natural language processing for over 30 years and has been awarded 23 patents.

He is a recipient of the 2014 CTO of the Year award from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

Vlad holds BEng and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.


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Marc Speichert

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Marc Speichert, Global Chief Digital Officer, GSK Consumer Healthcare, is a seasoned marketing executive and digital expert and with over 20 years’ experience working at global FMCG businesses and digital enterprises.

At GSK Marc is leading a step change in Consumer Healthcare’s digital transformation, as the company strives to become a global leader in this space. Specifically, he is responsible for driving the digital strategy and building capability, focusing on digital marketing, ecommerce, data and insights, digital innovation and key external partnerships including media agencies.

Prior to GSK, Marc was the Chief Digital Officer of Richemont, and prior to that he worked for Google where he was part of the ‘global clients and agency solutions’ leadership team. His mission was to increase ad spend revenue from Google’s biggest clients across consumer packaged goods, luxury and tech industries. As a Managing Director, he helped advertisers reinvent themselves in today's digital world by embracing transformative changes across data and insights, content and creative, retail and products and services.

From 2010 Marc spent four years at L’Oreal as Chief Marketing Officer where he built the CMO function from scratch and drove the marketing and digital transformation within the US business first prior to scaling it across 14 markets globally. The centralised functions included data and insights, media effectiveness and innovation, e-commerce and CRM, digital IT as well as business development. Thanks to the CMO teams across key markets, L’Oreal became one of the most progressive, digitally savvy consumer packaged goods companies.

Marc began his career at Colgate Palmolive in brand marketing where he progressed through a series of domestic & international assignments after completing business school in Paris.


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Astrid M. Noltemy

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Astrid was a Managing Director and private investments specialist at Cambridge Associates. She advised on private investments portfolios for a number of institutional investors and private clients. Previously, she was the Director of Private Investments Research and Performance Monitoring and was one of the creators of the firm’s proprietary private investments databases.

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, Astrid was a Manager in Venture Economics’ Analytical Products, where she was responsible for product development, marketing, sales, and delivery of analytical products lines. Previously, she was the Director of Research at Highland Capital Partners and a research analyst at Charles River Ventures.

Astrid currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of asset management firm Fondaco S.p.A., Turin, Italy. In addition, she is a member of the Investment Committees of Cintrifuse Early Stage Capital Fund in Cincinnati and Isomer Capital in London. She is a member of the Selection Advisory Council for the GreenLight Fund in Boston.

Astrid earned her B.S. from Emmanuel College and an M.A. from Boston University.


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Barbara Goose

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Barbara Goose, SVP, CMO of John Hancock, has more than 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space, having led innovative and strategic programs that built brand equity for national and multi-national brands. Previously, she served as CMO of Altisource, where she launched an online real estate platform, led re- branding efforts, established an in-house creative team, and delivered innovative solutions to build engagement among key audiences for Altisource's businesses.

Prior to that, Barbara had been President of DigitasLBi Boston and Detroit, where she was responsible for the overall growth of both offices as well as the strategy and execution of client programs. Under her leadership, DigitasLBi Boston experienced significant growth to become Greater Boston's largest agency. She also helped establish the DigitasLBi office in Detroit through her leadership of the agency's work with General Motors.

A community and industry leader, Barbara currently serves on the board of Cradles to Crayons, a post she has held for six years. She previously served as chair of the New England AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies), and on the boards of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the Citi Arts Center/Wang Center. Named one of the Boston Business Journal's "Power 50" two years in a row, she holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed McKinsey's Business Analyst program.


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Perry Hewitt

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Perry Hewitt is an established leader in digital strategy, with extensive experience in both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Her focus is on driving sustainable change to enable academic and cultural communities to adapt and thrive through digital transformation.

Perry currently serves as Senior Advisor, Engagement Strategy at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She most recently led marketing at Ithaka, an organization advancing global higher education through innovative use of digital. As Harvard University’s chief digital officer, Perry conceived and led digital strategy for marketing, communications, and engagement for the general public, media, and alumni worldwide. Previously, she held marketing, editorial, and strategy roles at firms including Crimson Hexagon, Razorfish, Harcourt, and Lotus Development Corporation. She has consulted to media companies on digital product development, and began her career in publishing at Houghton Mifflin.

Perry holds a number of leadership roles at the intersection of marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. She is a board member of Junior Achievement U.S.A., a trustee at the Harvard Club of New York, and an advisor at the Harvard Business School’s Digital Initiative. She advises students, startups, and cultural institutions; she also writes and speaks on topics including managing digital transformation from cultural change to AI, marketing and content strategy, women and leadership, and the social web.

She has lived and worked in Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and now lives in New York City.


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Dave Knox

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As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. The intersection of these two worlds is the subject of his book, Predicting The Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was named the Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Atticus Award. Dave is the former CMO of Rockfish, a widely recognized digital innovation agency that was acquired by WPP, where he also served as the Managing Director for WPP Ventures. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List.

Dave was named to the iMedia 25 Class of Digital Innovators, by Cincinnati Business Courier as the CMO of the Year in the inaugural C-Suite Awards, and as a 40 Under 40 by both AdAge and the P&G Alumni Network. Dave is a frequent keynote on digital innovation and disruption, including appearances at SXSW, TEDx, Back End of Innovation, NRFtech, Brand Innovators, AdTech NYC, and the iMedia Summit.

He is the co-founder of The Brandery – one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Mercantile Library, Main St Ventures, and the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University, where he is also the co-founder of the Cradle of Marketers.


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Rosemary Leith

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Rosemary is a Non Executive Director of YouGov plc, an international online Market Research and Data Analytics company and currently advises and invests in a number of technology businesses in Europe and North America including Data Analytics, IOT and Fin Tech. She is a Trustee of the National Gallery (London) and a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society most recently participating in an Exec Education Course for Board Chairs and NED’s on CyberSecurity.

She has been the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Internet Security and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Infinite Analytics (Boston and Mumbai), Motive Partners a US/UK Fintech Fund and Glasswing Ventures, a VC focusing on AI for consumer and enterprise. Rosemary is a Member of Rasbperry Pi Foundation (overseeing commercial operations of Raspberry Pi), and advises the following academic institutions - Queen’s University School of Business, Canada, Wolfson College, Oxford and University of the Arts London. She is a regular attendee and contributor to TED and World Economic Forum.

Rosemary has a background over the past 25 years in Finance, Principal Investment, Start-up creation and Sale in Europe, UK, Canada and USA. Originally Canadian, she splits her time between London and Boston.


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Susan MacDermid

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Susan MacDermid is the Founder + CEO of Ascendant Network. Ascendant is a powerful, invite- only network for the most prominent + progressive marketing executives spearheading digital transformation. It is focused on building a community of CMOs + marketing leaders to elevate their personal + professional influence while establishing long-lasting relationships that has fuel both business + career growth.

Susan is a digital industry veteran with over 15 years of experience crafting digital strategies for brand advertisers and media companies. Clients have included 25 of the world’s top 100 brands from the consumer electronics, CPG, entertainment, finance, hi-tech, luxury, retail, and travel industries. She has more than 15 years of experience in building global businesses, having run Asia-Pacific, the EU and the Americas for event and hi-tech companies and global advertising agencies, including Modem Media Japan where she held the position of President 1999-2001. She was also formerly the Global President of dmg:events (2009-2013), which she grew to become the largest event organization in the digital marketing space.

Susan earned an MA in History and the emergence of mass media from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1990. In 1992, she became a Ph.D. Fellow at Keio University in Japan.


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Stephen Martiros

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Stephen Martiros, Founder and CEO, Financial Building Blocks, an online education platform, is a serial entrepreneur and financial services expert with more than 25 years of experience working with private investors, entrepreneurs, and family offices.

Previously, Stephen founded and served as CEO of Summitas, an award-winning cloud application that provides family offices and investment advisors with a secure client portal. He was awarded multiple patents, including one for interactive advertising, and another for an animated user interface for computer displays.

Prior to that, Stephen served as the Managing Partner of CCC Alliance, where he helped build America's largest private network of single-family offices and led CCC Alliance to the "Family Office of the Year" award presented by Institutional Investor's Private Asset Management magazine.

Stephen started his career as an investment advisor with E.F. Hutton (now Morgan Stanley) and later worked with Alex. Brown & Sons (now Deutsche Bank).

Stephen received his BS and MBA from Babson College, where he serves on the Board of Overseers, is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence helping to develop the Babson Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and is a recipient of the college's Snyder Award for Distinguished Service.


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Saj-nicole Joni

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Dr. Saj-nicole Joni is a renowned business strategist, with over 20 years of experience as Founder and CEO, Cambridge International Group Ltd., where she serves as a strategic and confidential advisor to CEOs, boards, and top leaders in the Fortune 500. Saj-nicole has served as a director on boards of both public and private companies. She currently serves on the Advisory boards of NPD and GSK Consumer Health. She is also a Trustee and serves as Vice Chairman of Finance at New England Conservatory.

Prior to Cambridge International, Saj-nicole built her career as an executive in several high-tech companies, including a number of years building the commercial side of Microsoft, and as a business strategy consultant, leading the financial services sector of CSC Index. Previously, she served as Chairman of the Computer Science department at Wellesley College, was a member of the mathematics faculty at CMU, and was the first woman in the history of MIT to serve on MIT’s applied mathematics faculty. Her studies and research in combinatorics contributed to the theoretical foundations of computation, as well as early work in security and AI.

Saj-nicole is a best-selling thought leader. She has co-authored GET BIG THINGS DONE with Erica Dhawan, published in 2015, and The Right Fight, with Damon Beyer, published in 2010. Saj-nicole’s first book The Third Opinion was published in 2004.

She is a frequent speaker with a regular column featured on Forbes.com, and has appeared on National Public Radio Marketplace, and in publications including The Harvard Business Review and Fast Company.

She holds a Bachelor, a Masters and a Ph.D. in Mathematics, all from the University of California, San Diego.


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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a graduate of Oxford University, invented the Web while at CERN in 1989. In 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is the Founder and Director of the World Wide Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web Foundation. He co-founded and is President of the Open Data Institute in London and is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oxford University. In April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. The Turing Prize, called the "Nobel Prize of Computing" is considered one of the most prestigious awards in Computer Science. Sir Tim is a long-time defender of Net Neutrality and the openness of the Web.


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Brad Berens

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Dr. Brad Berens directs the Connected Experiences Project at the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, which is capturing longitudinal data about user attitudes to and behaviors around the next wave of the digital revolution: wearable computers, smart environments, robotics and 3D printing. He also directs the Digital Automotive Project, which is tracking how cars evolve in the face of new digital technologies.

In addition to his work with the Center, Brad is Principal at Big Digital Idea Consulting and a trusted advisor to companies of all sizes and a respected voice within the interactive media industry.

Brad has enjoyed a wide-ranging career that has storytelling as an organizing theme. He had a long tenure as the Global Chief Content Officer for dmg events' digital portfolio (ad:tech, iMedia, the Digital Collective and the CMO Collective), editorial and marketing work at EarthLink, and spent several years as a Hollywood story analyst at companies like DreamWorks, New Regency, CAA and Mirage. He started his career as an award-winning teacher of Shakespeare and writing at U.C. Berkeley, and wants everybody who loves science fiction to go buy and read his first novel, "Redcrosse."

Brad moves gracefully from the digital world to the “real” world and back again. Learn too much more about him in all the usual places: Google, LinkedIn, on Twitter as @bradberens and on his website: bradberens.com.


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Cynthia Breazeal

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Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc., a robotics and AI startup developing a social robot for the home. Her research focuses on the design and impact of highly personalized social robots that build a relationship with people to help them achieve meaningful goals Author of the book ‘Designing Sociable Robots,’ she speaks at venues such as TED, the Computer Electronics Show, South by Southwest, the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations on topics related to AI, innovation, and society. She is a recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s Gilbreth Lecture Award and a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. She has received Technology Review’s TR100/35 Award and the George R. Stibitz Computer & Communications Pioneer Award, and was honored for TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2008.


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Thomas Eisenmann

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Thomas R. Eisenmann is the Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, Faculty Co-Chair of the HBS Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Faculty Co-Chair of the Harvard MS/MBA Program, and Faculty Chair of the HBS California Research Center. Eisenmann teaches the MBA elective course Making Markets, which focuses on marketplace design, and leads a January Term Startup Bootcamp for first-year MBAs. In recent years, Eisenmann has served as Chair of Harvard's MBA Elective Curriculum—the second year of the MBA Program—and as course head of The Entrepreneurial Manager, taught to all 900 first-year MBA students. He was co-creator of the MBA electives Scaling Technology Ventures, Entrepreneurial Sales & Marketing, and Product Management 101, in which students specify and supervise development of a software application. Eisenmann also created the MBA electives Launching Technology Ventures, which examines challenges confronting early stage startups in the information technology sector, and Managing Networked Business (now called The Online Economy), which surveys strategies for platform-based businesses that leverage network effects. He twice co-led a Harvard Innovation Lab course, Cultural Entrepreneurship in New York City, in which students from across Harvard spent a winter break week in New York exploring new ventures in fashion, food, and fine arts, and co-led four similar winter break trips to Silicon Valley.

Professor Eisenmann received his Doctorate in Business Administration ('98), MBA ('83), and BA ('79) from Harvard University. Prior to entering the HBS Doctoral Program, Eisenmann spent eleven years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he was co-head of the Media and Entertainment Practice. Eisenmann is on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Harvard Business Publishing and Harvard Student Agencies, the world’s largest student-run corporation.


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Sandy Pentland

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Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the "7 most powerful data scientists in the world" along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy.

He is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the UN Secretary General, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than a dozen companies including social enterprises. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and leader within the World Economic Forum. Together Sandy and his students have pioneered computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics. His most recent books are `Social Physics,' published by Penguin Press, and 'Honest Signals', published by MIT Press.


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Manuela Veloso

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Manuela M. Veloso is the Head of Artificial Intelligence Research at J.P. Morgan, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science and the Head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Veloso received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, and an MA in Computer Science from Boston University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Veloso researches in the area of artificial intelligence, with focus on robotics and machine learning. She has contributed algorithms for planning, control learning, and execution for single and multi-robot teams. She has introduced planning by analogical reasoning to improve planning efficiency, as a method to plan by replaying the derivations of similar past planning episodes. Veloso and her students have researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots, including teams of soccer robots, and mobile service robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions several times, and the CoBot mobile robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in university buildings. Professor Veloso is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI. She is the Past President of AAAI, (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the co-founder, Trustee, and Past President of RoboCup. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including several best paper awards, the Einstein Chair of the Chinese Academy of Science, the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research. As of 2017, Professor Veloso has graduated 34 PhD students and co-authored more than 300 journal and conference publications.


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Peter Weinstock

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A practicing pediatric intensive care unit physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, Peter has combined an entrepreneurial focus with >20 years of experience in surgery, medicine, education and innovation to lead the development of the Boston Children’s Simulator Program (SIMPeds) to one of largest and most sophisticated return on investment healthcare simulator enterprises in the world. SIMPeds merges high stakes human factors with curriculum, organizational learning, industrial engineering, 3D print technologies, SFX and virtual/augmented reality – to study, train, and prepare world-class clinicians and healthcare enterprises, as well as improve preparedness and reduce fear and anxiety in patients and families.

Peter has consulted throughout the world creating medical simulation ecosystems for medical centers and regional health care systems. He provides healthcare expertise among multiple advisory boards including education, simulation, social robotics as well as artificial intelligence and lectures internationally including TED on state of art simulation and experiential learning. He has published sentinel articles and raised millions of dollars in grant funding of innovative application and approaches to simulation – from human factors to impacts of 3D engineering and testing of next generation ultra-realistic training devices.

Peter has chaired meetings worldwide, is Founding President of the International Pediatric Simulation Society, and is recipient of the 2017 IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture and Technology Innovator Award.

Peter graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in Philosophy then received his MD from Cornell Medical School along with PhD from Rockefeller University in molecular and cellular biology, followed by clinical training in plastic and general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and pediatrics critical care medicine at the Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.