John Desmond Featured Author, AI Trends As Editorial Director, John engages with industry experts who focus on the critical business and technology implications of artificial intelligence. John has more than 20 years experience as editor and writer for business and technology publications. He has worked at IDG (Computerworld), Sentry Publishing (Software Magazine), SPG (Application Development Trends), SIGS Publications (Object Magazine, Component Strategies, Java Report, Journal of Object Oriented Programming), JupiterMedia (esecurityplanet.com) and others. John acquired Software Magazine and subsequently sold it to Rockport Publishing. In conference content development, John has developed programs for several events, including Enterprise Linux Forum, Enterprise Wireless Forum, Software Marketing Perspectives and now AI World.
Editorial Team and Contributors
Dr. Lance Eliot, AI Trends Insider, CEO, Techbrium Dr. Lance B. Eliot, MBA, PhD, is a serial entrepreneur, having launched, run, and sold three high-tech businesses, and currently serves as CEO of Techbrium Inc. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Cybernetic Self-Driving Car Institute. You can meet Lance at AI World 2018 where he is keynoting on driverless cars. He is currently a regular contributor as our AI Trends Insider, where he has recently authored over 160 articles and has published 11 books on the future of driverless cars. For more info click here.
Caroline Gabriel Research Director & Co-Founder, Rethink Technology Research Editor, ReTHINK Internet of Things and Wireless Watch Caroline has been a technology industry thought leader for more than 30 years. Caroline recently authored “Enterprise AI Adoption: An Executive Guide on the Commercial Impact of AI and Machine Learning in Vertical Industries” which is based on a global research survey of global 2000 organizations. AI Trends produced a webinar based on this report. She left the Dutch publishing and research conglomerate VNU, at the top of the organization, as European Editorial Director in 2002, to create Rethink Technology Research. She is prolific writer who contributes and edits the ReThink Research Internet of Things and Wireless Watch newsletters. Since co-founding Rethink, she has consulted to many of the wireless industry’s leading firms and start-ups, and speaks at many industry events. The irony is that while Caroline works in a subject very much of the future, she studied History at Oxford University, although she always makes it clear that history has a habit of repeating itself, even within technology.
Jeff Orr is a technology strategist transforming the way companies interact with systems and machines through emerging technologies and new user experiences. With nearly 30 years of experience at consumer startups, Fortune 100 enterprise, and industry analyst firms, he brings a pragmatic approach to complex topics. Most recently, Jeff was a research director at ABI Research focused on emerging technologies including AI, Industrial IoT, user interfaces, wearables, and mobile computing. Previously, he was responsible for wireless technology implementation in corporate strategy for The Walt Disney Company. Jeff’s writings have been widely published in global publications including The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Enterprise Mobility Exchange, and TheStreet.com.
Eliot Weinman Executive Editor, AI Trends Founder & Chair, AI World Eliot is a successful serial entrepreneur and veteran high tech market expert for over two decades. During this time, he has built and sold four leading publishing firms whose products had become the largest in their respective industry. His diverse areas of expertise include robotics, mobile commerce, telecommunications, 4G networks, mobile internet, IT, enterprise software and app development. Eliot has developed and chaired dozens of major industry conference and tradeshow series including AI World Conference & Expo, 4G World, RoboNexus, Mobile Commerce World and Application Development Conference & Expo. He founded Application Development Trends magazine, authored a book, “Harnessing the Mobile Internet“, written for publications such as Forbes, Washington Post, The New York Times and co-authored several major technology research reports. He earned an MS in Computer Engineering and a research fellowship in AI on a joint project with BU, MIT and GE on implementing AI in the inspection process of turbine blades. Before founding his first publishing firm, he headed AI and advanced software engineering teams at MIT Draper Labs and Hanover Insurance.