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The NACD New England Chapter and Women Corporate Directors present a special Thought Leadership event for sophisticated directors.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are becoming everyday phrases as companies digitize legacy business models and look to innovate. MIT Sloan Management Review estimates that 58% of all organizations foresee modifications to their business models due to AI within the next five years. But do directors really understand these emerging technologies and how they represent both a threat and an opportunity to the franchise? How do we separate the hype from true use cases?
Some areas in which AI is used today include speech recognition, problem-solving, machine learning and others. However, the impact is not well understood by directors, even as AI’s reach extends to a wide variety of industries ranging from technology and healthcare to industrials (automotive, clean tech, manufacturing, for example).
This program is focused on "the reality" of AI and what directors need to be thinking about, as well as what questions to raise.
About Our Panel:
Rob Hegarty: Rob Hegarty is General Manager of Financial Markets and Fintech for DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, and category creator for automated machine learning. Rob has global responsibility for the Financial Markets and Fintech strategy, Go To Market, and revenue/growth targets for those businesses. Prior to joining DataRobot in 2019, Rob was Founder and Managing Partner of Hegarty Group, a strategic research, advisory and consulting firm at the intersection of financial markets, technology and data. Previously, Rob was Global Head of Equities for Refinitiv (f/k/a Thomson Reuters) where he had overall responsibility for Refinitv’s global equities business, including all Equities desktop, transactions, data feeds, and analytics businesses. Prior to Refinitiv, Rob was Managing Director, Strategy and Marketing at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) overseeing strategy, planning, marketing, and corporate development. Prior to that he spent 10 years at TowerGroup, where he launched and led TowerGroup’s Investment Management practice. Rob also held leadership positions at Putnam Investments, Fidelity Investments, and Coopers & Lybrand. Rob has served on the boards of public companies, private companies, and many industry boards. He has been a featured speaker at dozens of industry conferences globally and has appeared regularly on CNBC-TV (U.S. and Europe), ABC-TV and other broadcast outlets. Rob holds an M.B.A. with a finance/marketing concentration from Babson College and a B.S. in computer science from North Adams State College.
Vishal Sunak: As CEOof LinkSquares, Vishal is responsible for developing strategies aimed at assisting both corporate legal and finance teams with the review of their contracts. He works to prevent his customers from having to read each contract one by one. He founded LinkSquares with the goal of building great products to improve how businesses operate. Prior to founding LinkSquares, he held positions in operations and product management at Backupify and InsightSquared. Vishal has a B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University and a M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Ed Cuoco: Vice President of AI and Analytics, PTC. Ed Cuoco has spent more than two decades helping organizations develop advanced analytics strategies and data science product organizations. He has led product, analytics & strategy functions for companies in the United States and Europe, with particular focus on Industrial Innovation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Transport and Logistics. He is passionate about the value that can be unlocked by combining data, logic, people and processes.
About Our Moderator:
Pamela Reeve: Pam is the former CEO of Lightbridge, Inc., a company she took from founding to public and ran for 15 years. Prior to Lightbridge, she spent 11 years at The Boston Consulting Group in consulting and executive leadership roles. Currently Lead Director of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), Chairman of the Board of Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR), and Chair of DentaQuest. Also, member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Mass Technology Leadership Council; Vice Chair of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Board of Trustees; Chair of Partners Community Physicians Organization, Member of the Partners Board of Directors and Corporation Member of Partners HealthCare. Appointed by Governors Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker to the Board of the Massachusetts Tech Collaborative. Member of the Board of the New England Chapter of NACD. Appointed by Mayor Thomas Menino as founding CEO of openairboston.net. She is Chair of the Commonwealth Institute.
Reeve was chosen as the 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year in Software and Technology by Ernst & Young, 2002 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Telecom Council, and has received numerous other leadership recognitions and awards. She was named 2017 Director of the Year by the New England NACD and to the 2017 NACD Directorship 100.
Reeve earned her MBA degree, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School, and received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Georgia Honors Program.