Kent Langley. I read On Intelligence when it came out and it had a profound impact on my thinking about machine learning and AI. I've been learning, staying aware and researching on the topic ever since and looking for ways to apply the technology.
I run my own technology advisory and research firm ProductionScale, Inc. It's been in operation since 2012. I have built and managed several companies in the last 21 years and helped lots of people do that say. Usually from a technology perspective.
As faculty, I teach in the Data Science and Exponential Organizations (driving organizational scalability with the judicious use of advanced technologies and processes) tracks at Singularity University. I have presented on Numenta, Nupic and derivatives of it many times in my lectures at SU.
Recently, I've had a new child (our 3rd), been working with a South American company to use data science to increase protein production for human nutritional quality improvement, worked with a Chinese marketing company to use Data Science / Software to help with Ad placements and scale operations in chinese e-commerce contexts, taught one of the largest chinese supply chain manufacturers in the world a new view on Data Science for their organization, worked with a mexican insurance company to help them understand how to apply technology and new business models to drive toward breakthrough innovation and some other things as well.
I'm very excited about the overall potential for HTM technologies and Matt, you in particular, have been phenomenal! So, thank you.