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AAIE

Mission: To build an exceptional artificial intelligence (AI) community in the state of Arizona, and provide a collaborative environment to share lessons learned regarding the development, utilization and societal impact of AI technologies.
Mary Darling
Co Chair
Darling Geomatics
CEO
Mary Darling is CEO and managing principal as well as a UAS pilot at Darling Geomatics.  She is responsible for finances, business development and the high tech corporate culture.  She has grown the high tech survey business into a global corporation with 3D scanning projects in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Canada; survey projects in Honduras and Mexico as well as drone, survey and 3D projects in virtually all 50 states.
Habib Matar
Co Chair
Maricopa Community Colleges (CGCC, EMCC, GWCC, GCC, MCC, PVCC, PCC, RSCC, SCC, SMCC, SW Skill & Maricopa Skill Centers, AZSBDC Network)
Lead Professor of AI/ML at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Alex Dely
Co-Chair
Raytheon
Manager, Contracts Advanced Air Warfare Systems Directorate Advanced Integrated Kill Chains Directorate Advanced Technology Mission Area
Jon Haass
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Cyber Intelligence & Security Department Chair
Jon Haass
Prescott Center for the Future
Director
Minky Kernacs
Mercurio Analytics Inc
CEO
Ram Mohan
Rick Stoddard
Encora
SVP of Sales
John Yoon
Control Vision, Inc.
Consultant
Dave Bolman
University of Advancing Technology
Provost
Timothy Jobe
Raytheon
ATE&S Material Sourcing Manager
Paulo Shakarian, Ph.D.
Arizona State University (ASU)
Michael Beller
Sonoita Equity Partners
Consultant
Shawn Rimmell
GLOBAL Automation Technologies LLC
President
John Choate
American Society for Quality (Phoenix Section)
Publicity Chair
Justin Passafiume
Apera AI
Business Development Manager - Southwest US
Ryan Clancey
Hinduja Tech
General Manager of Business Development
As the General Manager of Business Development - West Coast at Hinduja Tech, I am responsible for partnering with Automotive OEMs to help bring their mobility projects to market. I have lived and breathed the complexities of this monumental task and understand how to help your team make the jump from prototype and pre-production levels to a profitable, series production vehicles ready for the marketplace.
Michael Malinick
Forced Physics LLC
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
John Hadad
GoEducate
Director - Partnerships & Implementations
Justin O'Connell
The Intersect Group
Dolly Menashe
Indico Data
Director, Partner Success
Robert Loy
Grand Canyon University
Director Technology Programs
IT Director with industry and agency experience in project management, vendor management, Software Life Development Lifecycle( SDLC), IT staff development, change management, technology mentoring, and business process improvement. Experience developing teams and team members to reach their potential or learn new skills, and providing communication planning, change management, and project implementations for a mature PMO organization. 
Wayne Johnson
Stellar Technologies, Inc.
CEO
Sonia Vohnout
OppsSpot, LLC
President & CEO
Kristin Strobel
Microsoft Corporation
irector of State and Local Government and Industry
Susan Sly
Radius AI
Co-CEO
Co-CEO and Cofounder of a rapidly growing, award winning artificial intelligence company deploying at scale in retail. Our focus is to help our customers with operational efficiency, safety and security, improve top and bottom line, and ultimately use AI to empower employees and customers. 

RadiusAI was the first computer vision company to scale deploying analytics at the full lot and store. Our efforts won us the AI at the Edge Innovator of The Year Award with VentureBeat.

Less than 2% of US based tech companies have at least one female founder. I am so proud to be in that 2%.
Edmundo Castro Molestina
EMCORSOFT LLC
Head of International Business
Alex Rojas
RedEye Network Solutions
Client Executive
Cade Bradley
Raytheon
Electro-Optics Chief Technologist
Dot Winter
Darling Geomatics
Jonathan Sukoneck
Stefanini Group
Director, Business Development, IT Consulting Services
Jordan Smock
The PMO Squad
Shannon Blood
Kiterocket
Technology Account Director
Kavita Vir
Raven Precision
Director of Technology, Growth and Retention
John Kemeny
University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department Head, Mining and Geological Engineering
Filmy Cheng
Intel Corporation
Optical Test R&D Engineer
Karthik Narayanan
Intel Corporation
Software Architect
Chris Morrison
In-Position Technologies
Mark Goldstein
International Research Center
President
Armando Viteri
Neubloc
CEO & President
Kirk Busch
BigData Southwest
CEO
Kirk Busch is the CEO of BigData Southwest and Chairman of Az4Solar. Org. Mr. Busch has over 25 years of experience in the Global Semiconductor Industry. For the last decade, Kirk has focused on Economic Development in the Energy and Data Center industries. Kirk currently serves on the Board of AzSTEM, Past Co Chair & current member of the IoT Committee of the Arizona Technology Council & Chairs the Data Center Advisory Board of the Arizona Energy Consortium.
Amol Ajgaonkar
Insight Enterprises Inc
CTO
Stephen Carradini
Arizona State University (ASU)
Assistant Professor

I teach and research social media in the Technical Communication program at Arizona State University. I use qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate how people who work outside large organizations use online professional communication to do their work. I am currently researching Kickstarter. I am also interested in the policy applications of research. I am a member of the Association for Business Communication and ACM SIGDOC

Patricia Browne
4D Technology Corporation
Director of Product Marketing
Eddie Geisel
Prana Global
Founder - CEO - Principal Executive Coach
Igor Ilyinsky
Tom Glaser
Liveops Agent Services, LLC
Todd Kirke
Paragon IT Professionals
Talon Hatch
Skill Struck
Regional Partnership Manager
Lindsay Ridpath
University of Arizona - Research, Innovation & Impact
Ana Tomboulian
Vincent Serpico
Tristan John-Jandles
Grand Canyon University
Legal & Government Relations Assistant
Don Davignon
Daniel Benson
City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department
Madhu Gudur
Synapse Labs Inc
Raj Menon
Synapse Labs Inc
Thomas Schwieters
BC Automation, Inc.
Chief Technologist
Jacob Goulding
iMatch Technical Services
Director of Recruiting
Curt Cornum
Liveops Agent Services, LLC
VP, Solution Services and Security
Stefanie Fish
Liveops Agent Services, LLC
Procurement Manager
Bryan McCay
FPT Software
Client Services
Technology services for companies looking to expand operations globally.
Sandeep Bose
Synapse Labs Inc
CEO
Mark Kirstein
Codebook AI
Principal
Mark Kirstein is a seasoned management consultant spanning multiple technology domains over his 30+ years of experience.  With a foundation of a BSEE and MBA degree, Mark has aligned his focus on the intersection among privacy, Artificial Intelligence, and cyber security, to help companies incorporate risk. governance and compliance into their business planning processes.  Mark balances the sometimes-competing priorities of business opportunity with technology, risk management and compliance/regulatory considerations. 
Mark validates his expertise with certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Privacy Professional, and (pending) certified AI Governance Professional.  His hands-on experience has crossed a range of industries, including Healthcare, Software as a service, Manufacturing, Retail and others.
James Wise
Conversight.ai
Strategic Account Executive
Robert Ehlers
Conexo Casa
Founder
Bob is currently Founder of Conexo.Casa, a not for profit MSP delivering services to the elderly, disabled, and those suffering with dementia. Conexo Casa delivers simple to use technology tailored for the needs of our customer base. This includes Internet technical support, remote status monitoring, and smart home services, all interconnected by a social network of family, friends, and care-givers. 

Bob was previously the VP of Business Planning for Audinate, makers of Dante technology, for Audio and Video over IP (AVoIP). Before this Bob was Chief Product Officer for Audinate, RGB Spectrum, and MicroPower Technologies; CEO of HauteSpot Networks; Dir of Product Mgmt at Intel; CIO at Inktomi; Dir of IT for American President Lines; and CPO in the US Coast Guard
Kurt Greves
DigiVid360, LLC
Partner
DigiVid360 is a dynamic, full-service business-to-business marketing company committed to delivering exceptional marketing solutions.
Mike Lovelace
Link Tech, LLC
VP - Solutions
Jesus Herrera
Necodex
CEO & CoFounder
Neil Bisson
FPT Software
Director of Business Solutions
Tom Hunt
Tango Commercial Real Estate
Designated Broker
Tom Hunt, Designated Broker, started Tango Commercial Real Estate, LLC with business partner Bob Davis specializing in client relations and transactional services.  Most recently, Tom worked at Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate and Newmark, Grubb, Knight and Frank prior to.  While at Northern Trust Tom was Vice President of the Wealth Strategies Group, where he recruited new clients to the financial institution both domestically and internationally.  Tom started his career with Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland.  He is fluent in Spanish and French, and proficient in both Portuguese and Italian languages.  Tom has more than 20 years of experience in business development and sales in the technology field, working at firms in the U.S. and Europe. 
Amy Frentz
Liveops Agent Services, LLC
Amy Frentz is the Vice President of Operations at Liveops, Inc. Amy brings more than 10 years of leadership experience to her role at Liveops, where she is passionate about connecting enterprise contact center leaders with innovative customer experience (CX) solutions. Amy cultivates relationships with partners to deliver innovative CX strategies, and positively influences her peers within the industry as a thought leader.  Amy is also a leader of DEI efforts at Liveops, focused on encouraging diverse perspectives and increasing representation.  Amy and her family enjoy walking, hiking, and dining at local restaurants.
 
Kevin Archbold
Project Management Institute - Tucson Chapter
Past President
Danielle Madigan
IBM Phoenix
Client Technology Strategist
Donny Lu
Comcast Business
Enterprise Account Executive - Managed Solutions
Alex Koupal
Alimental Business
Co - Founder & Consultant Alimental Business & Director of Venture Cafe Phoenix
I'm an opportunity generator and resource connector.  I help organizations scale through strategic planning, business development, events, connections and people!   I founded Alimental Business after taking some time away from working in the global events industry. I was tired of being on the road and in a new country every month.   I wanted to reconnect with my local community and make a difference.  I was lucky enough to connect with CEI and help be on the ground floor to launch Venture Cafe Phoenix as the director.  While Venture Cafe is my passion project, I've also been working with large to mid-sized organizations to help them scale their business through business development, sales trainings, new product launch, event strategies, strategic partnerships, employee recruitment and employee retention.   If I don't have the skill set needed to help you, I can guarantee I know someone who does!     
Karen Frasier
G&A Partners
I have been in the Human Capital Management industry for 24 years.  I co-owned a software development firm from 1989 to 1998 which led me to IT Recruiting and then led me to understand the need for full HCM.  I enjoy working with tech firms as I understand the challenges our company had in regards to employee management, general HR practices, payroll and especially benefits.
Charles Wickens, CCE
Mayo Clinic / Arizona State University
Mayo Clinic Section Head / Associate Professor
Dedicated to the advancement of technology and education. 
Charles D Wickens, CCE currently serves as Mayo Clinic’s Section Head Leader for the Healthcare Technology Management Division.  Charles previously served in various leadership roles in medical technology design, manufacturing, and with Massachusetts General Hospital.   Charles earned his undergraduate engineering degree at Northeastern University and advanced degree at Villanova University.   Charles is an Internationally Certified Clinical Engineer, is actively involved in peer reviewed publications as well as serves as an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Maricopa Community College.  Charles enjoys chatting about engineering with grammar school students and routinely presents at local elementary schools.