The Digital Pioneers Dialogue

Mark Minevich, Angelica Sirotin

Digital Pioneers Dialogue is a podcast bringing you unfiltered, exclusive insights from some of the world’s top minds on all things artificial intelligence. From specific policy recommendations to broader discussions about the implications of AI for society, technology, and more, Digital Pioneers Dialogue is here to equip you with the premier AI podcasting experience. Topics that our podcast covers includes everything from the future of work and the hybrid workforce to how enterprises can generate value from AI and data science implementations. Angelica Sirotin is the Executive Producer and Co-host of the podcast. She is a Gen Z Digitalization Expert, venture entrepreneur, and founder looking to pull in the younger generation into the AI conversation. Mark Minevich is Co-host of the podcast, also known worldwide as "AI Mark," and is a leading AI & digital cognitive strategist to CxOs of Enterprises and Government/International policy makers. The Digital Pioneers Dialogue is part of the Digital Pioneers Network, a think tank focused on digital leadership. Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PioneersDigital
Carlos Larrain, CEO of Tres60 Americas, Talks Chile AI InnovationAI & Marketing With Joe Kaplan, CMO, Nest Global Solutions
On today’s episode of the Digital Pioneers Dialogue, Joe Kaplan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of NEST Global Solutions joins the show. We explored Joe's background as a digital pioneer,  spoke about how AI is helping evolve marketing and sales, explored practical marketing advice for AI engineering teams who are trying to breakdown technicalities into explainable customer jargon, and recommendations to youth digital entrepreneurs. Biography:Joe is currently the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for NEST Global Solutions, a next-generation document digitization and workflow automation company. He has been the COO of a professional video & film production company, as well as a key advisor for a voice-activated advanced medical alert system. Formerly a Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Accreditrust Technologies, a digital credential processing startup, Joe created go-to-market strategies for several industry segments. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of the Market Development Organization and a key member of the Operating Committee of Post Foods, a billion-dollar consumer packaged goods company. He was also the former Chief Marketing Officer of CIT Group, a major financial services company.Joe has consulted for many large organizations in the CPG, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Technology and Entertainment industries, as well as start-up businesses in several industries and at various stages of development. He is extremely well-connected to many key executives across multiple industries.Joe was the Co-Founder & CEO of eGolfScore, a real-time mobile golf technology company that developed one of the first apps on a mobile device. As a Product Manager at Western Union, Joe created a successful marketing and promotional campaign with Hoop Dreams, #1 documentary film.
Apr 9 2021
16 mins
Data-driven Insights on Changes in Consumer Behavior, Retail, and CPGs with Inna Kuznetsova, CEO of 1010dataDigitalization and US Competitiveness with Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, US Council on CompetitivenessDigitalization & Investment Banking With J. Morton Davis, Owner and Chairman of D.H. Blair Investment Banking Corporation5G, AI, and Industry 4.0 With Toby Eduardo Redshaw, SVP, Enterprise Innovation & 5G Solutions at Verizon
On today’s dialogue, we are thrilled to have our latest digital pioneer, Toby Redshaw, global thought leader and SVP Innovation and 5G at Verizon, where he is focused on Building the Future, 5G inside and the 4th Industrial Revolution.The recent and rapid global shift towards digital transformation has placed our global remote connectivity at an all time high, with technologies as 5G and AI revolutionizing our daily pace of things. Who better to speak to these innovations than our very digital pioneer today, Toby Redshaw: one of the top, leading minds in the realm of cutting edge technologies and the impact of these innovations on society, enterprises, governments and the world at large. Learn all about next-gen innovation, Industry 4.0, cyber resilience, the disruptive power of 5G, and more in today's dialogue. Biography:Toby Redshaw is responsible for Verizon’s Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions area. He previously ran 5G Ecosystems, Innovation and Product Development, the AR/VR and Location Services/Geo Intelligence Business.Prior to joining Verizon, Toby was most recently CEO of Kevington Advisors, a leading-edge consultancy offering services in enterprise technology strategy and transformation, coaching start-ups and various government/military engagements.Toby previously held Global CIO positions at American Express and Aviva PLC, HQ in London. His responsibilities also included Risk, NPI, eCommerce.He had simultaneous product, marketing, strategy, venture, diversity and technology responsibilities during the six years prior at Motorola, while also working as Executive Chairman of a start-up portfolio company.Toby also helped found and run a global start-up based, the first cloud-based solution platform and next gen supply chain for hospitality out of Silicon Valley, China, London and Ohio.He started his career as one of the first employees on the international side of FedEx, where he had a 17 year career in business and IT based in Asia, Latin America and US.Among his recognitions, Toby was named to Top CTO 25 – Most Influential IT leaders by InfoWorld and Top 50 Global CIOs by InformationWeek.Toby is the founding chairman (emeritus) of the Kellogg Innovation Network (originally at Kellogg Graduate School of Business, now TWIN Global). He co-chairs the working group on scale disruptive technologies at the Council on Competitiveness, sits on the DELL IT Advisory Board and the advisory board of the Lake Nona Impact Forum. He was born and raised in Mexico City and is proud to have become a U.S. citizen in 2014.
Nov 1 2020
41 mins
Autonomous Vehicles, AI & More With Head of AI at Cruise, Hussein MehannaDigitalization With Vijay Kasarabada, Managing Director & Global Head of Tech, Lazard Asset ManagementSocial Impact & Digital Impact With Lemonade's VP of Bizdev, Maya ProsorThe Digital Economy RELOADED: AI Solutions For National Security | Episode 3
Welcome to the third and final episode of our special series, The Digital Economy RELOADED: AI Solutions For National Security. We brought together several prominent voices to engage in a significant conversation on national security in a post-COVID world. Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the US Council on Competitiveness, Deemah Al Yahya, Founder & CEO of WomenSpark Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mark Bealle, Head of Strategy and Policy at the DoDs Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), Matthew Tarascio, Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Lockheed Martin, Irakli Beridze, Head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the UN, UNICRI, Erin Kenneally, Director of Cyber Risk Analytics at Guidewire-Cyence, and Chris Novak, Director of the Verizon Threat Research.The onset of Coronavirus quickly and effectively crippled the structural integrity of governmental systems across the globe, exposing national systems and throwing public and private institutions into a cloud of confusion. Nations are only just beginning to crawl out of this chaos, which has proven the need for stronger national security protocols and solutions to deal with extreme events like pandemics. Governments have largely been looking towards AI-powered solutions, meaning that the need for responsible and ethical AI implementations has never been greater. In this episode of the series, we dove deeper into the issue of national security and the need for Responsible and Ethical AI solutions, as well as current solutions that are in store, to ease the strain caused by COVID-19.
Aug 17 2020
1 hr 45 mins
AI Enterprise Strategy With Sarah Hoffman, VP, AI and Machine Learning Research at Fidelity InvestmentsDigital Transformation, Humanizing AI With Katia Walsh, Senior VP & Chief Strategy and AI Officer, Levi Strauss & CoThe Digital Economy RELOADED: AI Solutions For Healthcare and Public Health | Episode 2
Welcome to the second episode of our special series, The Digital Economy RELOADED: AI Solutions For Healthcare and Public Health . We brought together several distinguished panelists to participate in a critical conversation on global digital transformation in a post-COVID world. The digital pioneers that you will hear from today are Dr. Leon Eisen, CEO of Oxitone Medical, Dr. Joseph J. Frassica, Head of Philips Research for the Americas and Chief Medical Officer at Philips North America, Tom Lawry, National Director for AI, Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft, Dr. Kira Radinsky, ChairWoman & Chief Technology Officer at Diagnostic Robotics, Tsvi Gal, Head of Enterprise Technology for Sloan Kettering Center, NYC, Sundar Venkataraman, Fellow at the World Economic Forum Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution from Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Micha Benoliel, Co-Founder & CEO of Nodle, and Simon McGibbon, Co-Founder & CEO of Myia Health.Healthcare has received the most attention in the fight against Coronavirus, exposing various weaknesses in the current system and shedding light on areas in dire need of improvement. The disaster of PPE shortages, insufficient testing capabilities, long regulatory procedures, and a lack of coordination are just a glimpse into the many reasons for why we need to redesign our healthcare system. Digital solutions to the crisis have also brought about concerns with regards to privacy and security, in large part due to the rise in contact tracing, telemedicine, and remote diagnostics, among other crucial factors. In today’s series on Healthcare and Public Health, we’re going to lay out a clear framework for AI-driven solutions that can mend archaic regulatory processes, ensure the safety and security of patients, optimize medical procedures, and the ultimate race to secure a vaccine.
Jul 31 2020
1 hr 28 mins
Digital Transformation With Anand Rao, Global & US AI and Data & Analytics Leader at PwC
Today’s digital pioneer is Anand Rao, Global & US Artificial Intelligence and US Data & Analytics Leader at PwC. We dug into a Gen Z Inspired Inclusivity-Driven Responsible AI Scalability Model introduced by Ms. Sirotin, dove into critical components of responsible and ethical AI on both the levels of enterprise and government, why enterprises need to integrate CDOs as part of their corporate structure, and future recommendations. BiographyDr. Anand S. Rao is a Partner in PwC’s Advisory practice. He is the Global Artificial Intelligence Lead and the Co-Sponsor for the AI Center of Enablement within PwC. With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Anand leads a team of practitioners who work with C-level executives at some of the world’s largest organizations, advising them on a range of topics including global growth strategies, marketing, sales, distribution and digital strategies, behavioral economics and customer experience, and statistical and computational analytics. As the global lead for AI he is responsible for research and commercial relationships with academic institutions and start-ups, research, development and commercialization of innovative AI, big data and analytic techniques. With his PhD and research career in Artificial Intelligence and his subsequent experience in management consulting he brings business domain knowledge, statistical, and computational analytics to generate unique insights into the practice of ‘data science’. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandsrao/Twitter: @AnandSRao
Jul 26 2020
1 hr 5 mins
The Digital Economy RELOADED: AI Driven Digital Transformation | Inaugural Episode
Jul 20 2020
1 hr 28 mins
VC, Digitalization, and Economic Reinvention With Legendary Ann Winblad, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
On today’s dialogue we are joined by legendary venture capitalist Ann Winblad, who is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. We spoke in detail about the impact of digitalization on the economy through the lens of venture capital, recommendations and advice regarding leveraging the COVID pandemic to explore and create impact-driven, human value-added technologies and innovation, the role that Gen Z is playing in the remaking of the digital economic landscape, and predictions about where future investments in AI and value-driven tech are headed. Biography:Ann Winblad is a Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a venture capital firm she co-founded in 1989. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and years of experience in the software industry have been chronicled in many national and international business publications. Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was the first venture firm focused exclusively on software. In her 30-yearcareer as a venture capitalist, Ann’s firm has launched over 160 enterprise software companies and led investments that pioneered successful companies across the enterprise software sector: Business Intelligence, Analytics, Software Development, Integration, Data Center Optimization, Cloud Computing and Security.  Ann began her career as a systems programmer at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis. In 1976 Ann co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company. After the acquisition of Open Systems by UCCEL  (a NYSE company), Ann served as a strategy consultant for clients including  IBM, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse, and numerous start-ups. In addition, Ann has co-authored the book Object-Oriented Software and has written articles for numerous publications.Ann received a B.A. in Mathematics and in Business Administration from the St. Catherine University, as well as an M.A. in Education focused in International Economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Ann also has an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of St. Thomas. Ann has served as a Director of numerous start-up and public companies including Hyperion, Mulesoft, Sonatype, The Knot, Net Perceptions and Liquid Audio. She currently serves as a director of Ace Metrix and OptiMine. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas and a Board member of the Richard Schulze Family Foundation. Ann is also a member of CNBC’s Platinum Group.
Jul 7 2020
59 mins
Dov Moran, Managing Partner @ Grove Ventures, Inventor of USB Memory Stick & Or Kremer, Co-Founder, CMO BeyondMinds
On today's dialogue, we are joined by Dov Moran, Managing Partner of Grove Ventures, one of Israel’s top investors, entrepreneurs, world renowned high-tech leaders, and inventor of the USB memory stick, as well as Or Kremer, Co-Founder and CMO of BeyondMinds, a portfolio company of Grove Ventures! We pinpointed reasons behind the Startup Nation's success, the key components that have molded Israel's unique position as a global innovator, what is chutzpah, what the world can learn from Israel's pioneering work, and more!Biography:Mr. Moran is one of Israel’s most prominent hi-tech leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. He is best known as a pioneer of several flash memory technologies, most notably as the inventor of the USB flash drive. In 2006, the company behind the USB flash drive (DiskOnKey), M-Systems, led by Mr. Moran, was acquired by SanDisk Corp for $1.6B.After the acquisition of M-Systems, Mr. Moran founded a few more technological companies, among them, are Comigo (in which he still serves as a chairman), GlucoMe (currently serves as a board member) and Modu (served as chairman and CEO of the company). During his time at Modu, he was also the chairman of Tower Semiconductor. During his career, Mr. Moran also served in other board positions. Notable companies are Consumer Physics, Geneformics, Rapid API, and Kidoz. In the course of his entrepreneurial work, Moran has filed more than 40 patents. Mr. Moran is currently the founder and managing partner of Grove Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on technologies and solutions in the areas of IoT, cloud, and big data.Check out:Grove VenturesBeyondMinds
Jun 29 2020
58 mins
Ethical Robotics & AI With Leading Expert, Aimee Van Wynsberghe, President and Co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics
On today's dialogue, we are joined by Aimee van Wynsberghe, robot ethicist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and president and co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. In this episode, we defined the role of ethics as applicable to robotics, AI, and society at large, explored concerns regarding AI bias implications, addressing the problem of the “Vicious Cycle”, looked into the fascinating realm of Healthcare Robots, policy recommendations, how Gen Z will contribute to ethical robotics, and more. Biography:Aimee van Wynsberghe has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She began her career as part of a research team working with surgical robots in Canada at CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advance Robotics). She is Tenured Associate Professor in Ethics and Technology at TU Delft in the Netherlands. She is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability in a Digital Age. She is a 2018 L'Oreal Unesco 'For Women in Science' laureate. Aimee also serves as a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI and is a founding board member of the Netherlands AI Alliance. Aimee has been named one of the Netherlands top 400 influential women under 38 by VIVA and was named one of the 25 ‘women in robotics you need to know about’. She is author of the book Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design, and Implementation and has been awarded an NWOpersonal research grant to study how we can responsibly design service robots. She has been interviewed by BBC, Quartz, Financial Times, and other International news media on the topic of ethics and robots, and is often invited to speak at International conferences and summits.Check out: TUDelft WebsiteFoundation for Responsible Robotics Healthcare Robots: Ethics, Design and Implementation
Jun 21 2020
1 hr 2 mins
Digital Disruption & Defining The "Smart Airline" With Shahar Markovitch, Chief Digital and Information Officer of El Al Israel AirlinesSuperintelligence, Malevolent AI, AI Safety, Cyberworlds With Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy