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Paul Zikopoulos

Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Future Trends Expert, and VP of Big Data Cognitive Systems at IBM

  • Offers a framework for excelling in a time of rapid change
  • Explains why Big data, AI, data science, deep learning, and machine learning are not just a competitive edge but survival tools, and how to capitalize on them
  • Discusses evolving technology issues including the implications of AI as it relates to ethics, bias, and transparency
  • Presentation full of energy, humor, and incredible visuals used to demonstrate the power of analytics, including live demonstrations of what’s talked about in action

Topics & Types
InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataFintechBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

In a rapidly transforming world, data has become the new competitive advantage. And according to future trends expert Paul Zikopoulos, “Every day we walk by solvable problems, leaving opportunities untapped.” The VP of the Big Data Cognitive Systems for IBM, Zikopoulos discusses how working these “solvable problems” creates disruption in the marketplace and how golden signals of opportunity can be found within mountains of noise. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau for lectures, Paul is changing the way audiences are looking at their businesses in terms of potential sales, obstacles, and potential for growth. Paul shares future trends that are starting to happen in real-time and have multiple applications: from garbage cans that alert sanitation departments when they need collection – saving cities millions – to shampoo brands that are connecting weather forecasts with personal consumer profiles to suggest the right mix of hair products for the day. He easily discusses the next generation of technological change from the power of machine learning and voice-to-text, to the opportunities in reading digital body language and joining the Internet of Things trillion sensor economy, and more.

Incredibly energetic and easy to follow, Paul is the antithesis of what many people think of when they consider a big data expert. Using incredible visuals, including a hashtag aggregator that instantly creates examples of perfectly segmented consumers live on stage, Paul amazes audiences with the amount of information available to change the conversation about your industry. By sharing his insights on where big data comes from and the idea that “If you aren’t paying for it, you are being sold,” Paul breaks apart the roles of data collection and decision making for executives seeking the opportunities for disrupting their industry and leap-frogging the competition.

Named a “Top 100 AI and big data Thought Leader” by Analytics Insights and one of the “50 Big Data Twitter Influencers” by SAP, Paul has been consulted on these topics by “60 Minutes” and multiple universities, and has been named an expert on big data by publications such as Big Data Republic, Technopedia, and Analytics Week. An award winning writer, he has published more than 19 books and over 350 articles on data including Big Data Beyond the Hype, Understanding Big Data, Harness the Power of Big Data, DB2 for Dummies, and more. An expert in harnessing the power of big data, Paul brings real world experience from his at time managing over 1,400 professionals to help you build influence and affect change in your company. 

Paul also is a seated board member of Queen’s University Business School’s Masters of Management Analytics (MMA) and AI programs. Paul has taken an active role in bolstering Women in Technology, LGBT and workplace inclusivity, and Coding for Veterans. He sits on the board of Women 2.0, a global network and social platform for aspiring and current female founders of technology ventures. 

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