Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Julia Davis, SVP and CIO of Aflac

In this interview, Julia Davis, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Aflac, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Using technology to improve the customer experience in the insurance space
  • Aflac’s Apprenticeship Program
  • Strategies for attracting younger team members
  • The workplace of the future
  • Utilizing metrics to improve employee and customer satisfaction
  • Eyes on the trends: big data and artificial intelligence


Brian Lillie, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology Services at Equinix

In this interview, Brian Lillie, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology Services at Equinix, discussed World Class IT Principle One, People and World Class Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships. He also discussed:

  • Back office verses front office CIOs
  • The Four Pillars of CIO Excellence
  • Shadow IT as a signifier of service gaps
  • Eye on the Trends: artificial intelligence, big data, software defined networking

David Steinberg Has His Second Unicorn With Zeta Global

Zeta Global, recently announced a $140 million funding round led by GPI Capital and Blackstone’s GSO Capital, elevating the company to “unicorn” status as a venture funded company with a valuation above $1 billion. In this interview, Steinberg talks about the evolution of the company, the role that machine learning will play in the future, the value in having developed a 20 year partnership with one of the leading marketers in the world, as well as a variety of other topics.

Andrew Ng, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Coursera

In this interview, Andrew Ng discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Andrew’s unique, evolving, and passion-driven career path
  • The impact of AI on existing industries
  • Recommendations for CIOs and CEOs starting their AI journey
  • Advantages of implementing a centralized AI org structure
  • Opportunities for smaller organizations to leverage AI
  • How lifelong learning can minimize jobs displaced through AI
  • The importance of building strong teams and cultures
  • Key cultural components for success: work ethic and lifelong leaning
  • Chinese verses US business culture

Artificial Intelligence Series Summary

The Most Influential AI Thought-Leaders and Practitioners by Peter High, series on Forbes.com I would like to introduce a series focused on artificial intelligence. Advances in artificial intelligence are rapidly redefining everything from how we work to how we learn to how we treat diseases. The expertise and background of the individuals interviewed in this series is varied, ranging […]

Q+A With The First Female Director Of MIT’s Largest Research Lab

Daniela Rus, Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Peter High interviews Daniela Rus, Director of MIT’s AI lab. They discuss her role as a female role-model and the lab’s relationship with the commercial sector, among a variety of other topics.

Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer of Facebook

Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook
Peter High interviews Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook. They discuss the three innovation pillars that underpin Facebook’s ten-year roadmap, the talent needs of Facebook extending beyond computer engineering and strategies for unifying a diverse talent pool to achieve a common goal, among a variety of other topics.

Understanding The Top 10 Technology Trends For 2017

Last week, I noted Gartner’s picks for the top-ten technology trends for 2017. This list differed from the lists for 2016, 2015, and 2014 inasmuch as there are more trends that are not yet implemented by even leading CIOs than in years passed. My informal polling of CIOs suggested that most have roughly half of these […]

Q+A With Jeff Dean: The Brain Behind Google’s Artificial Intelligence

Jeff Dean, Head of Google Brain
Peter High interviews Jeff Dean, Senior Google Fellow head of Google Brain. They discuss the AI first world that the search giant is working to usher in, among a variety of other topics.

Stewart Butterfield, Founder & CEO of Slack, Stewart Butterfield, Founder & CEO of Slack

Peter High interviews Stewart Butterfield, the Founder and CEO of Slack. Slack, the fastest growing workplace software ever was co-founded by Butterfield in August of 2013, as a cloud-based team collaboration tool.