Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Editorial Team

Eliot Weinman Executive Editor, AI Trends Founder & Chair, AI World
Eliot is a successful serial entrepreneur and veteran high-tech market expert for over two decades. During this time, he has built and sold four leading publishing firms whose products had become the largest in their respective industry. His diverse areas of expertise include robotics, mobile commerce, telecommunications, 4G networks, mobile internet, IT, enterprise software and app development. Eliot has developed and chaired dozens of major industry conference and tradeshow series including AI World Conference & Expo, 4G World, RoboNexus, Mobile Commerce World and Application Development Conference & Expo. He founded Application Development Trends magazine, authored a book, “Harnessing the Mobile Internet“, written for publications such as Forbes, Washington Post, The New York Times and co-authored several major technology research reports. He earned an MS in Computer Engineering and a research fellowship in AI on a joint project with BU, MIT and GE on implementing AI in the inspection process of turbine blades. Before founding his first publishing firm, he headed AI and advanced software engineering teams at MIT Draper Labs and Hanover Insurance.

Allison Proffitt Editorial Director, AI Trends
Allison is a science writer with a background in biology and chemistry, research experience in cancer biology, and an expanding repertoire in biotech, AI, and battery chemistry. She serves as the editorial director for the Healthtech Publishing media group, a growing collection of online news sites. Previously she has written for Nature BiotechnologyChemical & Engineering News, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Modern Drug Discovery, and Today’s Chemist at Work.

John Desmond Editor, AI Trends
John engages with industry experts who focus on the critical business and technology implications of artificial intelligence. John is the author of “AI in Business: 2019, Progress, Challenges and Setbacks,” which tracks the impact of artificial intelligence in business. John has more than 20 years of experience as editor/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. He has also worked on conference content development for a number of industry events.

Deb Borfitz Senior Science Writer, AI Trends
Deborah is a lifelong learner who craves intellectual stimulation and the challenge of weaving together a good story in the fewest possible words. In addition to AI Trends, she regularly contributes to three other publications of Cambridge Healthtech Institute—Bio-IT World, Clinical Research News and Diagnostics World News. She has written about everything from Adirondack pack baskets to red tide during her journalism career, in addition to co-authoring or ghostwriting several books. She breaks for yoga and to keep her Tennessee garden growing something impressive for dinner.

jefforrJeff Orr Editor, AI Trends
Jeff is a technology strategist transforming the way companies interact with systems and machines through emerging technologies and new user experiences. With nearly 30 years of experience at consumer startups, Fortune 100 enterprise, and industry analyst firms, he brings a pragmatic approach to complex topics. Most recently, Jeff was a research director at ABI Research focused on emerging technologies including AI, Industrial IoT, user interfaces, wearables, and mobile computing. Previously, he was responsible for wireless technology implementation in corporate strategy for The Walt Disney Company. Jeff’s writings have been widely published in global publications including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Enterprise Mobility Exchange, and TheStreet.com.

Benjamin Ross Senior Editorial Assistant, AI Trends
Ben writes and edits content for the Healthtech Publishing media group. Using his background in creative writing and literature, he covers the life sciences, finding the stories of how the industry continues to engage with the ever-changing world of technology in unique ways, from gamers folding proteins to researchers using Shrinky Dinks in clinical trials.

Contributing Editors

Dr. Lance Eliot AI Trends Insider, CEO, Techbrium
Dr. Lance B. Eliot, MBA, PhD, is a serial entrepreneur, having launched, run, and sold three high-tech businesses, and currently serves as CEO of Techbrium Inc. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Cybernetic Self-Driving Car Institute. Lance has published 13 books on the future of driverless cars, and written hundreds of articles on the technology behind autonomous vehicles.

Berge Ayvazian Senior Analyst/Consultant, Wireless 20/20
Berge Ayvazian is a senior telecom industry analyst and consultant, with a 30-year career including more than 20 years with Yankee Group. As a Senior Analyst and Consultant with Wireless 20/20, he leads an integrated practice to help operators and their vendors to develop their wireless technology roadmaps and build a complete WiROI Business Case. Berge is currently conducting research on Wireless Networks, IoT, and AI Strategies, and how the wireless industry can harness AI and intelligent technologies in the climb to 5G networks. Berge has also served a frequent speaker and program director for mobile and telecom industry events worldwide, including 5G North America, Tower & Small Cell Summit and 4G World and Mobile Internet World conferences.

Caroline Gabriel Research Director & Co-Founder, Rethink Technology Research Editor, ReTHINK Internet of Things and Wireless Watch
Caroline has been a technology industry thought leader for more than 30 years, and founded and edits ReThink’s Internet of Things and Wireless Watch newsletters. She has conducted major research efforts on Enterprise AI Adoption based on a global research survey of 2,000 organizations. Since co-founding Rethink, she has consulted to many of the wireless industry’s leading firms and start-ups and has chaired and keynoted major industry events. Caroline studied History at Oxford University, and always makes it clear that history has a habit of repeating itself, even within technology.