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You Need to Know: Lars Atle Andersen

Not many executives in the oil and gas industry visit Silicon Valley darlings like Google and Spotify for inspiration—but Aker BP is a company that wants to do things differently. Lars Atle Andersen is the vice president responsible for making sure the company stays true to those tech aspirations. Created only in 2016 after a […]

Powering the Future with Paul Browning of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

Paul Browning fell in love with gas turbines early in his career. Joining General Electric fresh out of  Carnegie Mellon University, he was soon assigned to “one of the sexiest things that a materials engineer can work on.” After turbines got him interested in the power business, he rose through the ranks to become president […]

Global HITSS and La Revolución Digital

Midway up an office tower in Plaza Carso—the sprawling retail, office, and residential space in Mexico City—Oscar Márquez is planning how to usher the Slim family empire (and, if possible, much of Latin America) safely through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Márquez is chief technology officer for Global HITSS, a unit of América Móvil, the biggest […]

5 Under-the-Radar Feats of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has applications in a wide range of industries, but often the focus is on famous wins like AlphaGo or an exciting potential use still many years in the future. This leads many to say that AI is not delivering on its promises to revolutionize the human experience. We don’t yet have artificial general […]

What Are the Risks of Slowing AI Development?

Malcolm Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015-2018). He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, first from 2008 to 2009 when he was also Leader of the Opposition, and a second time from 2015 to 2018. He was the MP for Wentworth in the House of Representatives from 2004 to 2018.

How Did Mistakes Make Cisco Stronger?

John Chambers Chambers spent more than 25 years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus with the organization.As the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, he now focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He invests in companies that are […]

Is Disruption Actually Good For Your Company?

John Chambers Chambers spent more than 25 years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus with the organization.As the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, he now focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He invests in companies that are […]

What’s at Stake in the AI Arms Race?

General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most seasoned wartime commanders, Gen. Allen served the nation as a Marine Corps four-star General, and as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). On 13 September 2014, President Barack […]

How Will AI Transform the Military?

General John R. Allen serves on SparkCognition’s Board as Executive Board Member. As one of the United States’ leading and most seasoned wartime commanders, Gen. Allen served the nation as a Marine Corps four-star General, and as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). On 13 September 2014, President Barack […]

Disruption Starts From Within

It’s 2013 and you’re in an industry that, since its very inception, has had the advantage of high demand – and it has gotten comfortable. Propped up on $100/barrel crude, mundane and great ideas alike flow through bureaucracies and often languish and die in the hot oilfield sun. Customers are yours for life. Your company […]