Founder and CEO of Inventurist with the mission to lower the cost and risk of AI innovations for companies of all sizes by taking advantage of AI itself! I have personally more than 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence with focus on its applications in the enterprise. I have worked on solving real-world problems via AI technologies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, aerospace, automative, telecom, retail, transportation, construction and infrastructure. I worked for large enterprise software companies including SAP and Dassault Systemes. Three years ago I started my own company and have built a platform for automating and streamlining AI innovation for startups and mid-size enterprises. I have a comprehensive understanding of the hype vs. reality of AI based on the AI technologies that startups and large companies are working on and the emerging business models in this area. I have extensive background on the technology side as well including a Ph.D. in multi-agent systems followed by hands-on work in building AI products and solutions in industry based on variety of technologies such as knowledge-based systems, semantic technologies, natural language processing, knowledge graphs, big data analytics, classic machine learning, and deep learning. I have a Bachelor and Masters degree in engineering and a Ph.D. from WPI in applications of AI for process simulation and automation.