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AI WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO

The State of the Practice of Enterprise AI

December 11-13, 2017
Boston, MA

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AI World is the “must attend” event for enterprise executives and decision makers from Global 2000 organizations. The 3–day conference and expo brings together the entire applied AI ecosystem, including innovative enterprises, industry thought leaders, startups, investors, developers, independent researchers and leading solution providers. Join 65+ sponsors and exhibitors and thousands of attendees at the industry’s largest independently produced event. To learn more, please visit aiworld.com.
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 aitrends.com.

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Eliot Weinman

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

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 New York TimesForbes, San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. 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 Mobile Commerce World, 4G World, RoboNexus, Client/Server Computing and Application Development Conference & Expo. 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

Howard Weinman

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

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 Mobile Commerce World4G WorldMobile Internet WorldRoboNexus and RoboBusiness. 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

Shara McAlister

Director of Operations

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

Ashley Harvey

Client Services Manager

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

Jeff Litcofsky

Webmaster

Jeff Litcofsky is an experienced website developer and marketing professional. Jeff has been working in the corporate space for over 25 years managing and directing strategic marketing initiatives for several globally recognized consumer electronics brands, including Boston Acoustics, Denon, and Marantz. As the company’s Webmaster, Jeff provides the necessary technical skills, marketing aptitude, and web best practices to improve the overall user experience on our various websites.

Jeff Litcofsky

Webmaster

Katerina Kilmonis

Marketing Associate

Katerina specializes in all areas of attendee and vendor marketing, social media, website management coordinating all media and marketing partner programs for AI World and AI Trends. Katerina has been in marketing for almost five years and brings a wealth of marketing, promotion and design knowledge to the company. Before joining Trends Equity, Katerina was a Sales and Marketing Coordinator with MHQ, Inc. where she coordinated booths for large events such as the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Show. Katerina is a graduate of Anna Maria College where she completed her Masters in Business with a focus in Marketing.

Katerina Kilmonis

Marketing Associate

Erin Kadelski

Conference Program Coordinator

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

John Desmond

Editorial Director, Featured Author, AI Trends

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 (esecurityplanet.com) 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

contact

18 Lyman St, Suite 262
Westboro, MA 01581

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

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