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CEO & Co-founder
Michael is the CEO, Co-Founder of Virtualitics Inc, an AI-driven data analytics software company. The AI platform is based on over 10 years of research at Caltech and is aimed at simplifying the implementation of AI in enterprises and the government to help solve some of the most complex data problems.
Michael is a data scientist and entrepreneur with a background in finance and physics. He co-authored many of the patents underpinning the Virtualitics AI platform. He believes that AI applied to data analytics can help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.
Prior to co-founding Virtualitics, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he started and headed a data driven trading desk in London, New York, and India focused on the insurance and pensions markets.
Michael is interested in science education, especially for early childhood, to reduce inequality. He is a member of the Board of Caltech’s Computer Science Department (IST division), a member of the Board of the Pasadena Math Academy, and judge at the LA County Junior High Physics Science Fair. He was a member of Caltech Children’s Center Board . He has an MBA from Harvard, an MS in Applied Physics from Caltech, and a BS in Physics with honors from Columbia University.
Follow his company on Twitter: @virtualiticsVR
Jon Reed has been building enterprise communities since 1995. These days, Jon is a roving blogger/analyst. He also advises vendors and startups on reaching today's informed enterprise buyer, now that the sales funnel is discredited. He is a diginomica co-founder, Enterprise Irregular, and purveyor of multi-media content.
Jon is an advocate for media over marketing; he sees diginomica as a chance to disrupt tech media, with the BS-weary enterprise reader in mind. Jon's signature weekly column, Enterprise Hits and Misses, is a strike-through-laden enterprise review for readers who enjoy puncturing hype balloons.
Jon's core areas include the problem of CX, the pursuit of AI/analytics ROI, work futures/skills development, and the realities of transformation efforts. Lately, he's been documenting the art - and perils - of hybrid event design.
Follow him on Twitter: @jonerp
Jason Del Rey
Author of Winner Sells All: Amazon, Walmart, and the Battle for Our Wallets
Jason Del Rey is a veteran business journalist who spent a decade at Recode, a leading online technology publication, reporting on Amazon, Walmart, and how technology is transforming retail, both online and in stores. He is the host of Land of the Giants: The Rise of Amazon, a narrative podcast series about the tech giant’s rise and the impact of its relentless ambition on hundreds of millions of people across the globe. He was also the producer of Code Commerce, an event series featuring unscripted interviews with the most influential executives and entrepreneurs working at the intersection of technology and commerce. In 2019, the National Retail Federation named him one of the “25 People Shaping Retail’s Future.” He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and two children.