Dr. Nandu Nandakumar has over 20 years of experience in analytics and artificial intelligence. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and has extensive experience in a variety of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals to manufacturing and energy. He has been the CTO for multiple companies in the analytics space. Dr. Nandakumar is passionate about melding complex technologies to create elegant solutions. He works closely with a number of startups and early stage companies in an advisory role, specifically in the intelligent systems space.
Jack Porter is a serial entrepreneur, successfully exiting six acquisitions and two IPOs during his career. He has gained over 30 years of experience working in technology startups with extensive expertise in supercomputers, sophisticated analytics and advanced mathematics. He has applied his work in several vertical industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology. Porter has published three books on technology innovation, often speaks at conferences and trade events, and has written for magazines such as Infoworld, CIO Magazine and eWeek. Porter has also mentored many startups, several that went on to be very successful.