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Rana el Kaliouby - Co-Founder & CEO  - Affectiva

 

 

Rana el Kaliouby is a scientist, innovator and entrepreneur. As Affectiva's co-founder and CEO, she is on a mission to bring artificial emotional intelligence to our digital world, creating a new paradigm of data & interactions that will improve how people interact with technology and each other. Emotion AI is the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with commercial applications in several industries.  She is responsible for the vision and translating that into an executable strategy that drives emotion recognition to ubiquity.  She is Chief Evangelist for the Emotion AI space, a term that we coined at Affectiva. We've raised $25M+ capital from top-tier investors and non-dilutive funding.

She leads the company’s Emotion AI team, applying machine learning, deep learning and data science to mine the world’s largest emotion repository to understand people's feelings and behaviors.  A demonstrated track record of translating science innovations into products that have huge markets. 

As one of the few women leading an AI tech company, she is very passionate about women in tech. 
Previously, as a Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab, she built emotion technology with a focus on autism.

 
 

Twitter: @kaliouby

 
 

Facebook: @Affectiva

 

 
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Maureen Bourdreau - Director Helathcare Technology Center - Johnson & Johnson

 

 

Maureen Bourdreau's specialties are in Web Application Development, Solution Architecture, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Technical Management and Executive Management. I am a registered developer for both iPhone and Android applications. 

Spending several years implementing visionary business concepts using appropriate technologies - as the Developer, Architect, Manager, Director or VP. I am comfortable coding, developing solutions or mentoring individuals to proceed in their career paths. 

J&J is caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Our Family of Companies comprises: The world’s premier consumer health company. The world’s largest and most diverse medical devices company. The world’s third-largest biologics company. And the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceuticals company. We have more than 250 operating companies in 57 countries employing 120,200 people. Our worldwide headquarters is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

 
 

Twitter: @JNJNews

 
 
 

 
 
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Suma Gaddam - Sr. Vice President & CIO - Care New England

 

 

Suma Gaddam, the new CIO for Care New England, transformed its technology team in her first year on the job, and she’s just getting started.

 
 

Twitter: @carenewengland

 

LinkedIn: @Suma Gaddam

 

Facebook: @CareNewEngland

 

 
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Kristen Ragusin - Sr. Vice President  - Merrill Lynch

 

 

Kristen Ragusin is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, investing over $150 million.  She helps clients navigate markets and achieve financial goals. She is a certified digital currency professional and earned her Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Kristen holds certificates in FinTech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Sustainable Exchange from the University of Cumbria, London. She is currently building a producer backed credit for farmers and other producers to self issue in villages in India. She loves the adventure of Life and everything it brings from the many kinds of people to the wonders of Nature. She has traveled throughout the world. Her many journeys include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking through the Sahara desert and studying at a spiritual school located in the foothills of Southern India.

 
 

LinkedIn: Kristen Ragusin

 

Twitter: @MerrillLynch

 

Youtube: MerrillLynch

 

 
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Nina Nichols - Founder & CEO - Resolution Research & Marketing

 

 

Blockchain and market research expert and consultant involving enterprise solutions and ICOs for supply chain, law, fintech, health, IoT, insurance, data, identity, energy and real estate.  Promoting women and gender-diversity for Blockchain innovation globally.   Life-long entrepreneur with central Denver premier event and office space for focus group facilities, MeetUps, meetings, product tests and distribution, private parties & more.

 

 
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Nina Nichols - Founder & CEO - Resolution Research & Marketing

 

 

Blockchain and market research expert and consultant involving enterprise solutions and ICOs for supply chain, law, fintech, health, IoT, insurance, data, identity, energy and real estate.  Promoting women and gender-diversity for Blockchain innovation globally.   Life-long entrepreneur with central Denver premier event and office space for focus group facilities, MeetUps, meetings, product tests and distribution, private parties & more.

 

 
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Suma Gaddam - Sr. Vice President & CIO - Care New England

 

 

Suma Gaddam, the new CIO for Care New England, transformed its technology team in her first year on the job, and she’s just getting started.

 
 

Twitter: @carenewengland

 

LinkedIn: @Suma Gaddam

 

Facebook: @CareNewEngland

 

 
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Suma Gaddam - Sr. Vice President & CIO - Care New England

 

 

Suma Gaddam, the new CIO for Care New England, transformed its technology team in her first year on the job, and she’s just getting started.

 
 

Twitter: @carenewengland

 

LinkedIn: @Suma Gaddam

 

Facebook: @CareNewEngland

 

 
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Jeanne Boyle - Director Of Commerce  - City of Pawtucket

 

 

Jeanne Boyle serves as the Director of Commerce for the City of Pawtucket and is charged with the City’s economic development efforts, administering economic and job creation programs, and assisting in the attraction of new businesses and the retention of existing businesses.

She was Director of Planning and Development in East Providence for 27 years and was Executive Director of the East Providence Waterfront Development Commission. She also served as City Manager during a transition period. During her tenure as Director, East Providence and its planning department received numerous awards and recognitions.

A graduate of Williams College and the New York University Graduate School of Public Administration, Boyle participated in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education Program. She serves on numerous professional boards and committees including the RI State Planning Council and the RI Resource Recovery Corporation. She is a recipient of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s 2014 Robert M. Goodrich Public Service Award, and Rhode Island-American Planning Association’s Distinguished Leadership Award.

 
 
 
 
 

 
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Kristen Ragusin - Sr. Vice President  - Merrill Lynch

 

 

Kristen Ragusin is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, investing over $150 million.  She helps clients navigate markets and achieve financial goals. She is a certified digital currency professional and earned her Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Kristen holds certificates in FinTech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Sustainable Exchange from the University of Cumbria, London. She is currently building a producer backed credit for farmers and other producers to self issue in villages in India. She loves the adventure of Life and everything it brings from the many kinds of people to the wonders of Nature. She has traveled throughout the world. Her many journeys include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking through the Sahara desert and studying at a spiritual school located in the foothills of Southern India.

 
 

LinkedIn: Kristen Ragusin

 

Twitter: @MerrillLynch

 

Youtube: MerrillLynch

 

 
 
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Rajiv Kumar, MD - President/Chief Medical Officer - Virgin Pulse

 

 

Rajiv Kumar launched a community non-profit organization (Shape Up Rhode Island) and a for-profit company (ShapeUp), and dedicated his life to helping people reverse and prevent obesity-related illnesses through group behavior change models.  Our goal is to build the largest online social application that connects people around the world to improve their health.

Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, designs technology that cultivates good lifestyle habits for your employees. Configured to complement your culture, our technology, and the overall well-being experience we deliver, drives superior outcomes for your people and your business.  We take those values to heart at Virgin Pulse. We drive more meaningful habits, for more employees, than anyone else. And we’re proud to say we’re changing lives.

 
 

Twitter: @RajivKumarMD

 

LinkedIn: @Rajiv Kumar

 

Facebook: @VirginPulse

 

 
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Deb Ricci - Director Business READINESS Champion - Carousel

 

 

Deb Ricci is a Director at Carousel, and her career spans expertise from Avaya, Lucent, AT&Tand Verizon. Her roles have varied over the years, yet mainly the focus has been on customerexperience and employee development.  Preparing Carousel employees for cultural changes within our environment, Workforce readiness and acceptance, and provide training on soft skills.

 
 

LinkedIn: @Deb Ricci

 

Twitter: @Carousel_Ind

 
 

 
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Tara Urban - Sr. Manager Corporate Affairs - Amgen

 

 

Tara Urban is a seasoned marketing and advertising professional with 20+ years of communications experience in corporate advertising, integrated marketing, public relations, agency management and brand.  Strong strategic thinking and vision with proven track record to lead cross-functional teams, navigate matrixed organizations and establish strong business relationships. 

Noted for expert skills in the management, development and execution of marketing communications and campaigns, advertising and media planning, internal and external communications, public relations, brand and writing standards.

 
 

Twitter: @Amgen

 
 

LinkedIn: @Amgen

 

 
 
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Stefan Pryor - Secretary of Commerce - RI Commerce Corp.

 

 

Stefan Pryor serves as Rhode Island’s first Secretary of Commerce. Appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and confirmed unanimously by the Rhode Island State Senate in 2015, Secretary Pryor oversees and coordinates the State agencies and offices responsible for economic development, business regulation, housing, and workforce development. Rhode Island’s economic progress under Governor Raimondo has been profiled by national publications including Chief Executive magazine and the New York Times.  Twenty-four businesses have announced plans to land or expand in Rhode Island since the Governor’s new programs were implemented about two years ago. Pryor served for approximately five years (2006-2011) as Deputy Mayor and Director of Economic and Housing Development in the City of Newark, NJ. Pryor and his team played a key role in orchestrating plans for Newark’s first new downtown hotel in 40 years and first new office tower in 20 years. They also helped recruit new commercial tenants to Newark including Panasonic (North American headquarters) and Manischewitz (world headquarters).

 
 

Twitter: @CommerceRI

 
 

Facebook: @CommerceRI

 

 
 
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Stefan Pryor - Secretary of Commerce - RI Commerce Corp.

 

 

Stefan Pryor serves as Rhode Island’s first Secretary of Commerce. Appointed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo and confirmed unanimously by the Rhode Island State Senate in 2015, Secretary Pryor oversees and coordinates the State agencies and offices responsible for economic development, business regulation, housing, and workforce development. Rhode Island’s economic progress under Governor Raimondo has been profiled by national publications including Chief Executive magazine and the New York Times.  Twenty-four businesses have announced plans to land or expand in Rhode Island since the Governor’s new programs were implemented about two years ago. Pryor served for approximately five years (2006-2011) as Deputy Mayor and Director of Economic and Housing Development in the City of Newark, NJ. Pryor and his team played a key role in orchestrating plans for Newark’s first new downtown hotel in 40 years and first new office tower in 20 years. They also helped recruit new commercial tenants to Newark including Panasonic (North American headquarters) and Manischewitz (world headquarters).

 
 

Twitter: @CommerceRI

 
 

Facebook: @CommerceRI

 

 
 
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Ravi Kumar - President - COO - Infosys

 

 

Ravi Kumar is Chief Delivery Officer, and heads the (180K+ employee and 9Bn$+) global delivery organization at Infosys. The Global delivery organization of Infosys cuts across all Industry segments across geographies spanning Application Development and Maintenance, Engineering Services, Digital transformation, Enterprise Package Application Services, Cloud & Infrastructure Services, Center for emerging technologies, Independent Validation Services, Business Process Outsourcing and Business Intelligence & Analytics

Additionally Ravi is Chairman of the Board- Infosys China, Responsibility of Japan and China Geography Units, Member of the Board - Infosys BPO, Member of the Board-Infosys Lodestone, Member of the Board- Infosys Public Services, Member of the Board-McCamish Systems, an Infosys company

 
 

Twitter: @imravikumars

 

LinkedIn: @Infosys

 

Facebook: @Infosys

 

 
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Kathleen Malin - VP Technology & Operations - RI Foundation

 

 

Kathleen Malin is an experienced Vice President Technology Operations with a demonstrated history of working in the philanthropy industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Organizational Development, Higher Education, Community Outreach, and Editing. Strong operations professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Strategic Leadership from New England College.

 

 
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Tara Urban - Sr. Manager Corporate Affairs - Amgen

 

 

Tara Urban is a seasoned marketing and advertising professional with 20+ years of communications experience in corporate advertising, integrated marketing, public relations, agency management and brand.  Strong strategic thinking and vision with proven track record to lead cross-functional teams, navigate matrixed organizations and establish strong business relationships. 

Noted for expert skills in the management, development and execution of marketing communications and campaigns, advertising and media planning, internal and external communications, public relations, brand and writing standards.

 
 

Twitter: @Amgen

 
 

LinkedIn: @Amgen

 

 
 
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Rob May - Founder & CEO - Talla

 

 

Rob May develops Talla’s AI-powered knowledge base to bring business teams into the future of automation and insights. The Talla platform uses machine learning to surface relevant information in the right context, and keeps regularly changing information up-to-date.

I love solving complex problems and am particularly fascinated by two topics.  1. How Things Get Valued  2. How the Brain Works.  I think economies and brains are both fascinating complex systems. I'm really interested in almost anything that even loosely relates to economics, brains, and computers. In particular, I like Machine Intelligence, and Brain-Machine interfaces.   He co-founded Backupify, the world's first cloud to cloud backup company, raised $22M in venture capital, and had a successful exit to Datto. Now I run Talla, which is focused on building bots for knowledge workers using machine learning and natural language processing.

 
 

Twitter: @tallainc

 

LinkedIn: Talla

 

Facebook: @TallaInc

 

 
 
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Nicholas Napp - Co-Founder - XMark Labs

 

 

Nicholas Napp Co-Founded Xmark Labs, which is a technology development and consulting company focused on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Our team has a strong history of innovation in gaming, entertainment and technology development, including early adoption of VR as an animation production tool in the 1990’s.

Founded in 2014, the Xmark team has created hardware and software for a wide range of consumer, enterprise and government markets. Our team members have previously delivered projects for Apple, Dell, Hasbro, HTC, Intel, Lego, Microsoft, multiple divisions of Sony and many others.

 
 

Twitter: @nicholasnapp

 

LinkedIn: Nicholas Napp

 

LinkedIn: XMark Labs

 

 
 
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Nicholas Napp - Co-Founder - XMark Labs

 

 

Nicholas Napp Co-Founded Xmark Labs, which is a technology development and consulting company focused on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Our team has a strong history of innovation in gaming, entertainment and technology development, including early adoption of VR as an animation production tool in the 1990’s.

Founded in 2014, the Xmark team has created hardware and software for a wide range of consumer, enterprise and government markets. Our team members have previously delivered projects for Apple, Dell, Hasbro, HTC, Intel, Lego, Microsoft, multiple divisions of Sony and many others.

 
 

Twitter: @nicholasnapp

 

LinkedIn: Nicholas Napp

 

LinkedIn: XMark Labs