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Editorial & Contributor Team

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Mark Bünger
VP of Research, LUX Research

Mark Bünger joined Lux Research in 2005.  As a VP of Research he focuses on strategic planning and advanced technologies in bio-, aero-, and energy domains. Over 20 years and across 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research, and several startups. He has served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, and guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley.

Mark studied business at Mälardalen Polytechnic (Sweden) and the University of Texas at Austin, and studied and worked in neurology and bioengineering labs at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is an avid linguist, athlete, and Maker.

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John Desmond
Editorial Director, AI Trends

As Editorial Director, John engages with industry experts who focus on the critical business and technology implications of artificial intelligence.  John has more than 20 years experience as editor and 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. John acquired Software Magazine and subsequently sold it to Rockport Publishing.  In conference content development, John has developed programs for several events, including Enterprise Linux Forum, Enterprise Wireless Forum, Software Marketing Perspectives and now AI World.

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Dr. Lance Eliot
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 has done work for major companies including NYSE, Disney, Costco, Pepsi, Nasdaq, Paramount, Nissan, Apple, Universal, Mazda, IMF, Dell, Snap-on Tools, PeaceHealth, and many other enterprises. He is especially known for his expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He serves as a mentor for several incubators in Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley, he is an angel investor in high-tech startups, and he used to host the popular Technotrends radio show. Author or co-author of six books and over 200 articles, he has made appearances on CNN and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. His most recent book is a ground breaking look at AI Guardian Angel Bots for AI Trustworthiness: Advances in AI and Machine Learning, which details the next evolution of chat bots and AI and is available on Amazon. Dr. Eliot has also served as a corporate officer and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for major companies, and a high-tech Partner in the nation’s largest executive services firm.

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. Caroline recently authored Enterprise AI Adoption: An Executive Guide on the Commercial Impact of AI and Machine Learning in Vertical Industries” which is based on a global research survey of global 2000 organizations.  AI Trends produced a webinar based on this report. She left the Dutch publishing and research conglomerate VNU, at the top of the organization, as European Editorial Director in 2002, to create Rethink Technology Research. She is prolific writer who contributes and edits the ReThink Research Internet of Things and Wireless Watch newsletters. Since co-founding Rethink, she has consulted to many of the wireless industry’s leading firms and start-ups, and speaks at many industry events. The irony is that while Caroline works in a subject very much of the future, she studied History at Oxford University, although she always makes it clear that history has a habit of repeating itself, even within technology.

Dan Kara
Research Director, ABI Research

Prior to joining ABI, Dan Kara was Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, a research and advisory services firm focused on automation, robotics and intelligent systems trends, and publisher of the ARISPlex.com robotics portal. Dan was also President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm serving the personal, service and mobile robotics markets. He was also developer and chairman of the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition series, the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition series, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition series, and the CES Robotics TechZone. In addition, Dan was the publisher of RoboticsTrends.com, an online portal covering the intelligent, mobile robotics market, and launched Robotics Business Review. Dan has also worked as Executive Vice President of Intermedia Group, Director of Research at Ullo International, and Chief Technical Officer of Software Productivity Group.

Eliot Weinman
Founder & Executive Editor, AI Trends
Founder/Chair, AI World

Eliot is founder/executive editor of AI Trends.  He has been 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 mobile commerce, telecommunications, 4G networks, mobile internet, IT, robotics, 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, Application Development World. He has authored a book, “Harnessing the Mobile Internet“, written for publications such as Forbes and Information Week and co-authored several major research reports, including “Mobile Commerce: State-of-the-Market“. He is currently working on a special report on AI and the enterprise.