Accelerating Innovation in the Enterprise

December 3-5, 2018
Boston, MA



AI World is the industry’s largest independent event focused on the state of the practice of enterprise AI and machine learning. AI World is designed to help business and technology executives cut through the hype, and learn how advanced intelligent technologies are being successfully deployed to build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities, reduce costs and accelerate innovation efforts. Join 150+ speakers, 70+ sessions, 85+ sponsors and exhibitors and thousands of attendees. To learn more, please visit


AI Trends is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast moving world of AI and to gain competitive advantage. To learn more, please visit


<h3><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-3752″ src=”” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”200″ />Eliot Weinman</h3>
<em><strong>CEO, Trends Equity, Chair, AI World, Editor, AI Trends</strong></em>

Trends Equity is Mr. Weinman’s fifth publishing start-up. For over two decades, Mr. Weinman has been a successful serial entrepreneur and veteran high tech market expert. He has founded and sold four leading publishing firms, whose media products had become the largest in their respective industry. He has been a publisher, editor and author of several books and research studies in many advanced technology areas and his writings have appeared in the <em>New York Times</em>, <em>Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle</em> and <em>The Washington Post</em>. His most recent launch, AI World, has become the nation’s largest AI business event. Previously he created and produced more than 200 events in high tech markets, some of which include <em>Mobile Commerce World, 4G World, RoboNexus, Client/Server Computing and Application Development Conference & Expo</em>. Mr. Weinman has partnered with and consulted to many of the industry’s leading hardware, software, publishing and research firms. He received is M.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University and completed a research fellowship in A.I. with GE and MIT. He is also a licensed CPA.

Eliot Weinman

CEO, Trends Equity, Chair, AI World, Editor, AI Trends

<h3><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-3847″ src=”” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”200″ />Howard Weinman</h3>
<em>Vice President, Sales & Business Development</em>

Howard is a senior sales executive with over 20 years of highly successful experience in technology conference, global trade show and integrated media sales. He played a sales leadership role in the development and launch of four highly successful integrated media businesses and dozens of high technology events. He has worked closely with many of the world’s top technology providers on large industry events including <em>Mobile Commerce World</em>, <em>4G World</em>, <em>Mobile Internet World</em>, <em>RoboNexus</em> and <em>RoboBusiness</em>. Prior to career in the technology conference and trade show industry, worked as a CPA in public and private accounting.

Howard Weinman

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

<h3><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-3859″ src=”” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”200″ />Shara McAlister</h3>
<em>Director of Operations</em>

Shara McAlister is the Director of Operations at Trends Equity, and specializes in event logistics for the AI World Conference & Expo. Shara has been in the live events industry for over 10 years specializing in conference, exposition and sponsorship operations for business and technology events. Prior to joining the Trends Equity team, Shara was an Event Operations Manager at UBM LLC contributing to the smooth sailing of events such as Enterprise Connect, Interop, Mobile Commerce Word and 4G World.
Shara received her BA in Studio Art from California State University Sacramento, and studied Humanities at San Francisco State University. Shara decided to apply the critical thinking skills she learned in art class to the art of event operations. The opportunity to work among interesting people and within different situations is what Shara most appreciates about being a part of the live events community. Shara currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Shara McAlister

Director of Operations

<h3><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-3851″ src=”” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”200″ />Ashley Harvey</h3>
<em>Client Services Manager</em>

As a Client Services professional, Ashley’s priority is always focused on the customer. Relatively new to the publishing and events world, Ashley most recently was involved in the startup of AI World Conference & Expo. Over the past year, Ashley has learned and contributed in most aspects of building the industry’s largest event focused on Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise. Prior to joining the Trends Equity team, Ashley fine-tuned her Operations Support skills as a Trainer at Nationwide Insurance. Ashley is a graduate of Worcester State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Ashley Harvey

Client Services Manager

<h3><a href=”×392-e1505066191169.jpg”><img class=”alignleft wp-image-3949 size-full” src=”×392-e1505066191169.jpg” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”196″ /></a>John Desmond</h3>
<em>Editorial Director, Featured Author, AI Trends</em>

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 ( 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.

John Desmond

Editorial Director

Jeff Litcofsky


<h3><img class=”alignleft wp-image-3945″ src=”” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”200″ />Erin Kadelski</h3>
<em>Conference Program Coordinator</em>

Erin Kadelski is the Conference Program Coordinator for AI World. Prior to joining the Trends Equity team, Erin worked as the Client Services Manager on the WiMAX World, WiMAX World EMEA, Mobile Internet World, and 4G World events from 2006 – 2012. She managed conference program activities and 250+ sponsor and exhibitors per event, and worked as the liaison with the Events General Contractor. She was the point of contact for all daily sponsor/exhibitor communication and incoming emails. In her previous life, Erin worked as a teacher at the New England Center for Children in Southborough, MA for 3 years. A school for children with autism that relies on the science of applied behavior analysis to help children with autism reach their greatest potential. Erin is a graduate of Assumption College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Erin Kadelski

Conference Program Coordinator

open position

Event Marketing Specialist – Westborough, MA – We are looking for an experienced Event Marketing professional with minimum 2-3 years experience. This is a great opportunity to interact with both external industry contacts and to learn about cutting-edge technologies. This position reports directly to senior management and the person will oversee developing the complete strategic and tactical marketing strategy including, email, direct mail, social media, marketing partnership programs, etc. and be responsible for driving conference attendee and sponsorship revenues. We use the latest CRM software including Act-On, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, etc. To apply, click on the button to the left. For a detailed job description, please click here.


18 Lyman St, Suite 262
Westboro, MA 01581

Phone: +1(508) 645-6564
Fax: +1(267) 925-8878

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