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Announcing the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series: FinTech

BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders FinTech

BootstrapLabs is thrilled to announce the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series: FinTech.

Event Summary:

  • Date and Time: Mon, December 4, 2017| 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location: Google Launchpad Space, 301 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94105
  • Registration: this event is INVITE ONLY. If you did not receive an invitation you can request one below.

 

 

Event Description

Topic: Fintech: Artificial Intelligence takes on Wall St. and Main St.

The financial sector represents trillions of dollars in annual spending, most of which goes to technology, security, and infrastructure. Yet, the sector is seeing an unprecedented level of VC funding and potential disruption from new (and some already established) startups that are threatening the incumbents on all sides, including retail banking, individual, business, mortgage and auto loans, peer-to-peer payments, portfolio management, savings, bill payments, international wire transfers, and even money itself.

The financial sector is also no stranger to big data, and few industries are as well equipped to benefit from the promises (and suffer from the risk) of Artificial Intelligence.

During our December Applied AI Insiders Series event, we will explore practical ways AI is being applied to deliver new products and services that are faster, cheaper and better, but also share some thoughts on some of the biggest challenges the sector faces with the advances of AI, broader adoption of blockchain technologies, and disintermediation. Read more.

Speakers

Nicolai Wadstrom, Founder, BootstrapLabs

Nicolai Wadstrom, a serial entrepreneur turned parallel entrepreneur as the founder of BootstrapLabs. Nicolai advises all portfolio startups in their day to day operations, connecting founders with industry experts, advisors and investors to increase their likelihood of success, assisting with product design and development, positioning, go-to-market strategy and implementation, partnerships and fundraising.
Nicolai is a frequent speaker, mentor and judge at top Universities and Conferences in the US and Europe on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Disruption, Startups and Venture Capital.

Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn

Will Summerlin is the Founder and CEO of Pinn, a cybersecurity company with a mission to solve the digital identity crisis. He was previously a founder of Arrive, a software company providing solutions to intelligent transportation providers. He is currently an advisor to Arrive and Story Ventures.

Cathrine Andersen, Co-founder, Roger.ai

After exiting her first company to Cisco in 2014 and helping to jumpstart innovation efforts within AI/ML for this Silicon Valley giant, Cathrine has now co-founded Roger.ai, building the world’s first borderless bill pay and bill lending platform.

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Ben is the Co-Founder of BootstrapLabs, a leading venture capital firm, based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence.

BootstrapLabs Keynote at the AI Summit San Francisco

San Francisco, September 28, 2017 – BootstrapLabs Co-Founder, Benjamin Levy, led a keynote session at the AI Summit last week in San Francisco, exploring AI’s latest implications for the business world and our society as a whole.

Ben Levy discussed the rapid evolution of AI technology

Ben discussed the rapid evolution of AI technology and its impending impact on a wide range of business sectors, including finance, healthcare, education, agriculture, and more. His presentation highlighted the most current investment trends, data projections, and other industry guideposts to help light the way forward for those hoping to make the most of AI’s transformative power.

 

 

The AI Summit brings together 2,000+ of the most senior business CxOs, AI visionaries, AI start-up innovators, press/media, and acclaimed researchers in the world. Ben spoke alongside executives from companies such as Google, Microsoft, Unity, Mercedes-Benz, IBM Watson, Netflix, Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Nvidia, and many other leaders in the space.

 

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BootstrapLabs Presents at Lionbridge Global Innovation Symposium

San Jose, CA, September 21, 2017 – BootstrapLabs co-founder Ben Levy was one of five featured keynote speakers at the Lionbridge Global Innovation Symposium in September.

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Ben’s presentation was part of a series at the event focusing on “The Impact of AI on Global Customer Experience.” Ben spoke alongside speakers including Falon Fetami, CEO of Node, Peter Isaacson, CMO of Demandbase, and Katell Jantreau, Globalization Manager at Netflix.

The Symposium focused on connecting more effectively with customers using AI and deep learning, from product development to delivering personalized content and streamlining marketing reporting. You can find more information about the event here.

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Announcing the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series: Autonomous Transportation

Autonomous Transportation- Rethinking Security, Infrastructure, and Experience

BootstrapLabs is thrilled to announce the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series: Autonomous Transportation

Event Summary:

  • Date and Time: Tue, October 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: Google Launchpad Space, 301 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94105
  • Registration: this event is INVITE ONLY. If you did not receive an invitation you can request one below.

 

 

Event Description

Topic: Autonomous Transportation: Rethinking Security, Infrastructure, and Experience

Autonomous transportation goes well beyond cars and includes all modes of powered transport such as motorcycles, buses, trucks, trains, ships, helicopters, planes, and even spacecraft. There are also various degrees of autonomy levels which need to be considered in the context of fluid and frictionless mobility.
Secure and intelligent communication networks, smart sensors, reliable and fast identification, fail safe and redundancy planning must all come together for the dream to become reality and to ensure safety and security. Read more.

Speakers

Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs

Ben spent the last 20 years in Silicon Valley building and exiting two FinTech startups to Mergent and NASDAQ, investing in disruptive software technologies, and advising CxOs of Fortune 500 Telecom, Media and Technology companies on corporate strategy, financing and M&A.
Ben is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), an Ambassador of La FrenchTech, as well as a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences on innovation, technology investing, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, and globalization in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Allan Steinhardt, Chief Engineer, AEye

Steinhardt was Chief Scientist for DARPA, Chief Scientist at Booz Allen, co-author of a book on adaptive radar, and assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Cornell University among other experiences.

Tilly Chang, Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority

Ms. Chang has also held posts with the World Bank, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and a
technology startup. She serves on the boards of the California Transportation Foundation, SPUR and
the UC Transportation Centers.

Chad Partridge, CEO of Metamoto, Inc.

Chad is an accomplished executive making his recent mark as an entrepreneur in enterprise software contributing mission critical video, geospatial metadata, and computer vision within unmanned systems markets. His company Metamoto is a startup specializing in scalable simulation for autonomous systems.
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BootstrapLabs Speaks at GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas

San Francisco, CA, September 13, 2017 – BootstrapLabs co-founder Ben Levy participated in the GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco this past September, speaking on the Adventures in Applied AI: Practical Use Cases Panel, as well judging AI and IoT startup ideas in the 4YFN Americas Awards pitch competition.

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Ben shared his expertise in Applied AI investment use cases, relevant across a range of industries, and global entrepreneurship and innovation strategies. He spoke on the panel alongside Kinuko Masaki, CEO & Founder of SmartEar (a BootstrapLabs portfolio company); Mark Sherman, Managing Director of Telstra Ventures, and Liesl Yearsley, a private researcher.

The panel was moderated by TechEmergence CEO Dan Faggella. The 4YFN Americas Awards jury was made up of other mobile entrepreneurship leaders from GE Digital, XSeed Capital, Verizon Ventures, and more.

The Mobile World Congress Americas focuses on the latest advancements in mobile technology products and business best practices. Participants in the event represented a wide range of disciplines and organizations across the Americas and the world, including executives from the largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, device makers, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as government delegations.

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Announcing the Applied AI Conference 2017

BootstrapLabs is pleased to announce the return of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco on May 11, 2017.

After the incredible success of last year’s Applied AI Conference, we have expanded into a new venue and this year’s conference will be 2x bigger. There are only a few tickets left – don’t miss out – register now at this link.

Discover the latest innovation in Artificial Intelligence, and see why everyone is talking about AI today:

 

This year’s conference is focused on practical applications and the current commercialization of AI technologies across industries such as Transportation & Logistics, Internet of Things (IoT), Future of Work (FoW), Financial Technologies (FinTech), Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Technologies (HealthTech).

The 2017 conference agenda will provide insights into the present and future impact of AI on your organization, as well as in your daily life. It will also feature concrete ways, tools, and methods to prepare, organize, and tap AI’s transformative power. As active early stage investors in Applied AI, BootstrapLabs will provide an overview of the investment and consolidation landscape at the conference.

Meet our world-class speakers for this year’s conference:
  • Amir Khosrowshahi, CTO AI Products Group, Intel
  • Lanny Cohen, Group Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini
  • Jack Clark, Strategy & Communications Director, OpenAI
  • Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
  • Mårten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
  • Hema Raghavan, Head of Growth Relevance, LinkedIn
  • Angie Moody, VP Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa
  • Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies
  • Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO and Founder, BootstrapLabs

Full speakers list at this link.

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Announcing the Applied Artificial Intelligence in the New Industrial Revolution

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BootstrapLabs is thrilled to announce the Applied Artificial Intelligence in the New Industrial Revolution.

Event Summary:

  • Date and Time: Thu, April 13, 2017 | 5:45pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: 44 Tehama St
  • Registration at this link.

We stand in front of the 4th and largest wave of the industrial revolution, powered by AI and Data. This is the biggest opportunity, so far, for innovation and entrepreneurship, and every single industry will be disrupted and redefined by companies that are not yet even born.

With the AI market projected to grow over 20 fold in the next 10 years, to $3Tn annually, we believe Applied Artificial Intelligence represents one of the major wealth creation opportunities of this century.

Manufacturing robots, unmanned vehicles for transportation, warehouses drones as well as space exploration and environmental monitoring empowered by new architectures for distributed computing and intelligent systems are the initial signals of the next generation of industrial systems.

The power of AI will ultimately empower humans to work closely with robots, and bring us to the new age of collaborative systems that can operate side by side with humans.

 

Speakers:

 

Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs

Joshua Bloom, CTO, Wise.io (Acquired by GE Digital)

George Mathew, CEO and Chairman, Kespry

Ruban Phukan, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, DataRPM

Eduardo Torres Jara, Founder, Robot Rebuilt

 

Learn more about the Agenda at this link.

Special Opportunity

Attendees of the Applied Artificial Intelligence in the New Industrial Revolution will receive a special discount for the Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2017.

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BootstrapLabs Founders at the UN with the Top World Luminaries in AI

New York, NY, April 2, 2017 – In April, BootstrapLabs founders Nicolai Wadstrom and Ben Levy were invited to the United Nations Headquarters, overlooking New York’s East River, for a private and exclusive roundtable dinner with 70 of the best minds in artificial intelligence.

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Ben reported on Facebook:
“The world is preparing for what is to come! We are talking 10x the economical impact of the industrial revolution (approx. $14 Trillion vs. $1 Trillion) in 1/5 of the time!!! Humbled to have our firm BootstrapLabs be recognized among the top leaders in the space for its work supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in #AI and sharing its knowledge openly around the world.

Very excited to be sharing these incredible moments with my partner Nicolai Wadstrom, and my brother Patrick L Rosenthal who, with his company Emoshape – Emotion Synthesis, is making significant contribution to the future of AI. BootstrapLabs is pleased to extend a big THANK YOU to Mark D Minevich and Comtrade, without whom this gathering would not have been possible.”

The event brought together AI chiefs from Facebook, Google, IBM, Airbnb, and Samsung, among other leaders in the space. For more information, check out this write-up in Newsweek.

The UN has been active in exploring the impending impact of AI through its International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agency, and hosted a global AI Summit in Geneva this past summer.

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Redwood City, CA, March 25, 2017 –  Our co-founder Ben Levy was a featured speaker during the MIT Club of Northern California Tech Conference 2017 held on March 25th in Redwood City.

Ben spoke about AI investment strategy on the “AI Idol” panel alongside other participants from Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, and Mentors Fund. The panel discussion was one of many interesting topics covered during a full day of AI exploration and knowledge sharing.

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and Hands + Machines) focused on how to build real-world AI solutions and discussed the impact of AI in our society and our lives. The US Government CTO Megan Smith spoke at the conference, among many other leading AI technologists, professors, and investors.

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BootstrapLabs Talks AI at Law Firm K&L Gates

Pittsburg, PA, March 16, 2017 – This past March, BootstrapLabs co-founder Ben Levy spoke at the headquarters of international law firm K&L Gates for their AI event, The Artificial Intelligence Gateway For the Investment and Business Community.

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Ben’s presentation was focused on the current investment landscape for AI applications across key global business sectors, including the effects of AI on legal practice in business. The event also featured speakers Howie Choset, CTO for the ARM Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and Michael Wagner, CEO and co-founder of Edge Case Research.

The K&L Gates AI Initiative assists business clients in capitalizing on the most recent advancements in AI technology and best practices surrounding its investment and application. The launch of the AI initiative follows the firm’s announcement earlier this month of a $10 million gift to Carnegie Mellon University for the establishment of the “K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies,” to study the ethical issues posed by artificial intelligence. Partners from the firm later spoke at BootstrapLabs’ Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2017 in May.

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