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Stone Age Code – From Monkey Business to AI – Shane Neeley


In this episode, I have a fun discussion with Shane Neely, who is a former laboratory scientist turned programmer. He has helped to author 11 scientific papers and build a cancer treatment software company.

Today, Shane uses machine learning and artificial intelligence for everything from bioinformatics to art. He is particularly interested in AI for language generation, digital art, and other computational creativity.

Shane is the author of the book Stone Age Code: From Monkey Business to AI. His book explores artificial intelligence and human evolution from his perspective as a data scientist and biologist.

In his free time, Shane enjoys adventures around the Pacific Northwest with his family.

“Using AI writing tools can eliminate writer’s block.” – Shane Neeley

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Similarities between human evolution and the evolution of artificial intelligence

– How Shane used AI to help write and design his book

– From using stone tools to “modern” tools like AI

– Training neural networks to copy your writing style

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Shane’s Book: Stone Age Code: From Monkey Business to AI


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Surfing Rogue Waves in the 4th Industrial Revolution – Eric Pilon-Bignell


Eric is a best selling author, speaker, and pragmatic futurist. 

Eric is focused on addressing disruption by increasing the creative capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to ignite change, innovation, and foster continuous growth.  Eric has an undergraduate degree in engineering, an MBA in Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership.  His doctoral work primarily explored complexity sciences centered on executive cognition and their use of intuitive improvisation, decision-making, artificial intelligence, and data-based decision models.Continue reading

How Catalysts can Drive Innovation in your Company – Shannon Lucas


Shannon is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Catalyst Constellations. She has over twenty years of experience working with startups, launching her own ventures, and driving innovation in the world’s largest companies. She is a passionate thought leader about creating sustainable organizations in every sense of the word: for people, planet, and profit.

Shannon is a best-selling author of Move Fast, Break Shit, Burn Out; The Catalyst’s Guide to Working Well.

In her previous roles, as EVP of Emerging Business at Ericsson, Senior Innovation Architect at Cisco’s Hyperinnovation Living Lab, and Director of Innovation at Vodafone Global Enterprise, Shannon empowered Fortune 500 businesses to stay agile, competitive, and sustainable through the adoption of new technologies and organizational structures.Continue reading

Evil Robots, Killer Computers, and Other Myths – Steve Shwartz


On this episode of Tech Leader Talk, Steve Shwartz have an interesting discussion about artificial intelligence, robots, and self-driving cars. 

Steve is the author of “Evil Robots, Killer Computers, and Other Myths: The Truth About AI and the Future of Humanity” which was published in February by Fast Company Press.

Steve began his Artificial Intelligence career as a postdoctoral researcher in the Yale University Computer Science Dept.  During his career, he has been a founder or co-founder of many companies. Continue reading

How to Create an Authentic Brand that Attracts Customers – Kate DiLeo

On this episode, I have a valuable conversation with Kate DiLeo about her Brand Strategy Process for technology companies.

Kate believes that a brand is the path of least resistance to revenue and she’s passionate about helping organizations create common ground with their customers.

She has worked with over 200 companies across 20 sectors, helping them create authentic brands that attract more customers.

“Your brand is the path of least resistance to revenue.” – Kate DiLeoContinue reading

How To Protect Your Most Valuable Inventions – Steve Sponseller

Now it’s time for something completely different…

On today’s episode, I am being interviewed about my latest book, Cracking the Patent Code.  My friend Mike Wolpert is leading the interview as we discuss the book and details of my 3-step system that identifies and protects a tech company’s most valuable inventions.

During the interview, I share my experience as a patent attorney working with hundreds of technology companies and more than 1000 inventors.

“You must protect your inventions just like you protect other critical business assets.” – Steve SponsellerContinue reading

Understanding the Role of Artificial Intelligence In Your Business – Vaclav Vincalek

On this episode, I have a fun discussion with Vaclav Vincalek. 

Vaclav is a technology entrepreneur, CTO, and technology advisor for startups and enterprises.

Vaclav helps companies strategize, innovate, and grow.

His current focus is determining how to best deploy machine learning to support business objectives.  He is also exploring how visionary, forward-thinking companies can use quantum computing. 

Vaclav frequently speaks at technology industry conferences and contributes commentary for technology reporters.Continue reading

Building Stronger Companies with a Diverse Team – Toni Collis

On today’s podcast episode, I have a wonderful discussion with Toni Collis.

Toni is a keynote speaker, host of the Leading Women in Tech Podcast, career strategist, and leadership coach for Women in Tech.  Having worked in the technology industry and making her way to the C-Suite, she has seen the impact that women can have on tech, on corporate culture, and inclusion. Continue reading

Focusing on Business Outcomes – Ali Davachi

On today’s episode, I’m talking Ali Davachi, who is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 organizations in healthcare, consumer products, and financial services.  He helps businesses develop innovative solutions that save money and support new business opportunities.Continue reading