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How is AI Evolving? A Look at the Startup Landscape in the U.S. and Asia

December 6, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Skilling Auditorium, 494 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Free and open to the public.  No RSVP necessary. 

Speaker: Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director, Toyota AI Ventures

Jim Adler is the founding managing director of Toyota AI Ventures, and an executive advisor at Toyota Research Institute (TRI). He also serves on the Investment Committee of JetBlue Technology Ventures and on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Jim joined Toyota AI Ventures from TRI, where he served as vice president of data and business development. Prior to that, Jim was vice president of products and marketing at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup funded by Sequoia Capital and Workday that was acquired by Microsoft.

Previously, Jim was the vice president of data systems and chief privacy officer at Intelius, which was acquired by H.I.G. Capital. In addition, he founded VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections that was funded by Cisco and HP, among others. Jim started his career as a rocket engineer for Lockheed Martin.

He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with high honors from the University of Florida, and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on “Topics in International Technology Management: AI in Smart Physical Systems: Will Asia Lead the Way?” from September 27 - December 6.  Click here to see US-Asia Technology Management Center's speaker line-up.  

Event Sponsor: 
US-Asia Technology Management center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Contact Email: 
burrowsb@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-724-0096