Chief Innovation Officers Roundtable

Objective: Each quarterly roundtable features a distinguished guest speaker to share, exchange, and discuss current challenges and latest concepts in innovation related to Business Models. The table topic is led by the chief guest, an expert in the field, and chaired by Solomon Darwin, Executive Director of Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. This private meeting is by invitation only and is limited to a select group of guests.

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The State of Artificial Intelligence in 2019 and Challenges Beyond

The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded

Stephen Hawking

Ultimately, AI will dematerialize, demonetize and democratize all services, dramatically improving the quality of life for 8 billion people, pushing us closer towards a world of abundance.

Peter Diamandis

Chairman , X Prize

Chief Guests:  Stratos Nguyen Davlos, VP- AI IBM Watson Data & AI

Date: June 28, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm

IBM Almaden Research Center (50 Harry Rd, San Jose, CA 95120)

About the Speaker:

Stratos Nguyen Davlos, Vice President – AI, IBM Watson Data and AI

Table Chair: Solomon Darwin,  Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate

Stratos Davlos, leads the brightest minds in the cognitive technology community to create industrial strength, ubiquitous AI Watson products, by combining IBM’s extensive research and engineering capabilities. He is co-located at IBM’s world-class Silicon Valley research facility, IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, California and the state-of-the-art Watson West Experience Center in San Francisco.

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Davlos was the CTO and Sr. Vice President of Platform Engineering and Data Science at Reliance Jio. His AI-focused career spans many years of executive technology management and development at Apple, Kaidara, eGain, Inference Corporation and National Energy Services. Mr. Davlos received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from Cranfield University, UK. He holds numerous patents and has received many honors and awards. Mr. Davlos joined IBM’s pre-eminent Watson AI team in July 2018.


8:45am Networking Breakfast

Presentation by Stratos Nguyen Davlos


Q&A with Discussants Stratos Davlos & Jim Spohrer, moderated by Solomon Darwin


Program ends at IBM followed by networking lunch at Plug and Play


Fireside Chat “Challenges in Incorporating AI into Business Models” Will Decker, VP, Plug & Play

2:00pm Session Ends