Manoj Saxena is the Executive Chairman and a successful serial entrepreneur who founded and sold two venture-backed software companies within a five-year span. He is former Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio branch, and is founding Managing Director of The Entrepreneurs’ Fund IV, a seed fund focused exclusively on B2B AI and cognitive computing with nine active investments.
Leading the world’s first and largest commercial initiative on cognitive computing as the first general manager of IBM Watson and now as a venture capitalist, Manoj Saxena draws upon his experience to provide crucial insights on how machine intelligence is rapidly impacting various industries and business models, changing enterprise IT, and prescribes steps businesses and IT will have to take or face massive dislocation.
Named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People 2015” and “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Saxena explains how these technological wonders came to be, why they are important and where they are headed. He then makes a case for developing new business models and new technologies and prescribes new policies that prepare us for this world of tomorrow through exponential rather than arithmetic lenses.
Saxena has been featured in hundreds of articles for publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, FORTUNE, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, among others. He has also appeared on television, NPR and other networks. Saxena is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully built and sold two companies and holds nine patents. He is also an avid endurance race car driver and has completed races across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
- Courage to Fail Fast, Fail Forward: Managing Technology and Business Model Innovation in the Age of Intelligent Machines
How business and IT need to approach technology and business model innovation in this era of intelligent machines powered by mobile, cloud, big data, social and analytics technologies.
- Cognitive Computing: Humanity’s Next Big Leap
General audience presentation on what is cognitive computing, its applications, pitfalls and potential for driving business and societal change, and how intelligence machines and cognitive computing will be the next force multiplier for businesses.
- Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Impact of Machine Intelligence and Digital Technologies for Your Business
C-level presentation on the disruptive impact and potential from the superconvergence of six digital technologies (mobile, cloud, big data, social, analytics and artificial intelligence)