Neil Sahota Featured Keynote Speaker Neil Sahota Banner IBM Master Inventor, AI & Technology Expert, Author
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Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Advisor, Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, Faculty at UC Irvine, and author of Own the A.I. Revolution. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with organizations to create next-generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding, also serving as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs. Neil currently hosts Changing The Story podcast, where he focused on the stories of people who have innovated and disrupted their industries and domains to show people the “how” so audiences can learn, be inspired, and take action.

He actively pursues social good and volunteers with nonprofits. He is currently helping the Zero Abuse Project prevent child sexual abuse as well as Equilibrium to engage youth culture in sustainability initiatives.


Hybrid Intelligence: Advancing Human Creativity Through AI & the Metaverse

Hybrid intelligence will drive the 4th Industrial Revolution. That is, human abilities that are augmented with machine capabilities will shape the future of work. This is not limited to just tasks and activities but also the squishy skills like communication, teamwork, empathy, and creativity. Already through the combination of cognitive science, AI, and the metaverse, we are advancing people’s capabilities with these squishy skills. Join this session to learn how you can tap into this convergence and advance your own organization through hybrid intelligence.

Future of Work: The Forgotten Side

The 4th Industrial Revolution has begun, and technology is accelerating the rate of change so fast that organizations struggle to keep up. As we look to the future of work, it is tough to maintain a sound talent management strategy. With so much emphasis on technical skills, organizations are overlooking the true importance of critical thinking, creativity, diversity, and interpersonal skills to sustain organizational success. So much of the future of work will require thought exercises, communicating great ideas through storytelling, and imagining a unique experience. This presentation will show why focusing on great technologists is not enough. To truly drive innovation, organizations will need to find people skilled in philosophy and the arts.

Life 3.0 Advancing Health with Hybrid Intelligence

As society advances health and medicine, it is not human versus machine. Rather, it is healthcare professional knowledge and experience augmented by artificial intelligence (AI.) This what we call hybrid intelligence, and it holds the power to accelerate all aspects of medicine. Tapping into hybrid intelligence requires embracing a new model and methodology. Already, top medical companies and innovation centers are tapping into this capability but have only scratched the service. In this presentation, learn how to leapfrog the competition and become a leader in the future of health.

The Ripple Effect: Why We All Need to Be Responsible AI Practitioners

As technologists, we often have a laser-like focus on achieving the specific outcomes we need to build. Unfortunately, we often miss the other uses, or misuses, of our technology. Given our ever-increasing speed of change, use of massive amounts of data, and entrusting of AI with decisions, answering the question of “just because we can, should we do it?” is no longer enough. With the great divide between things like Digital Twins and DeepFakes, we all need to become proficient in understanding the ripple effects of our tech and how we weave responsible AI into every facet of our work. Join this session to learn how you can tap into this framework and be a responsible AI practitioner.

Bias in AI, but what about AI taking out the bias in us?

All data is biased. As human trainers, we have implicit bias that we often teach our AI/ML systems. However, could AI also be the bias detector? Learn about the research we’ve been doing into this field, and how we’ve been able to apply it… even in something as controversial as the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation case. Join this session to learn the answers on how AI will be our guardian against bias.

Innovation: Tactical Learning with Actionable Next Steps (Workshop)

This tailored workshop is made for businesses of all industries and sizes looking to innovate either internally or externally. Neil works with teams of all levels (C-level executives, to people on the ground, and mixed groups) through the different stages of Ideation, Transformation, Implementation, and Intrapreneurship Culture Building

  • Participants will walk away with a completed deliverable and actionable plans
  • Leverages collaboration through group work among the participants 
  • Hands-on experience
  • Opportunity for participants to showcase their thought leadership as well as learn from each other
  • Builds an ongoing community among the group members to help each other
  • Provides tangible artifacts that participants can immediately use to produce a new product/service/solution
  • Builds an ongoing community among the group members to help each other
  • Provides tangible artifacts that participants can immediately use to produce a new product/service/solution