Neena Sathi

Ms. Neena Sathi is a Principal at Applied AI Institute, specializing in developing hands-on interactive solution and training contents (videos and class lectures) for various AI and Analytics related topics. She is also a Lecturer at University of California Irvine, where she teaches many courses on Generative AI, Conversation AI, Knowledge Graph, Machine Learning and Business Analytics. She had worked as Director/Data Scientist at KPMG Lighthouse labs with specialization in developing / integrating AI solutions associated with enhancing customer experience, back office automation and risk and compliance.

Neena is an experienced professional with 30+ years of experience in architecting, designing, and implementing AI and Analytics application for Telecommunications, Media, Healthcare, Public Services and Accounting Services organizations. She drives AI solutions in prototype to production-level system development for internal and external use cases. She has been affiliated with many universities (Carnegie Mellon University, University Of Phoenix, MIT and University of California, Irvine) for advanced research, teaching and training/curriculum/content development related with many AI and Analytics related topics


She is Master certified integration architect from IBM and Open Group as well as certified Project management professional (PMP) from Project management institute. She is also certified in many Cloud and Cognitive technologies. She has widely presented and published many papers in AAAI, IEEE, WCF, ECF, IBM Information on Demand, IBM Insight, World of Watson, IBM Developer Works and many other journals.

Dr. Mark S. Fox

Mark S. Fox is the Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering at the University of Toronto and a Principal with Applied AI Institute. He is a Professor of Industrial Engineering with a cross appointment in the Department of Computer Science, Associate Director for Research in the School of Cities, Director of the Centre for Social Services Engineering, and head of the Enterprise Integration Laboratory. Prof. Fox is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), was a AAAI councilor, and was a co-founder of the AAAI Special Interest Group in Manufacturing. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was a joint fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advance Research and PRECARN. He is a past holder of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Enterprise Integration, and was a Senior Fellow in the Global Cities Institute. He received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1975, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983.

He was a founding member of the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University as well as the founding Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory within the Institute. He co-founded Carnegie Group Inc. in 1984, a software company that specialized in Artificial Intelligence-based systems for solving engineering, manufacturing, and telecommunications problems, and was its Vice-President of Engineering and President/CEO. In 1991, Dr. Fox returned to the University of Toronto where he was appointed the NSERC Research Chairholder in Enterprise Integration, and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science. In 1993, Dr. Fox co-founded and was CEO of Novator Systems Ltd., a pioneer in E-Retail software and services. In 2013 he was appointed a Senior Fellow of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto, and an Academic Advisor to the iCity Lab, Singapore Management University. In 2014, he was the founding director of the Centre for Social Services Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering whose goal is to apply engineering principles to the design and delivery of social services to the vulnerable in our society. In 2015 he was named a University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Urban Systems Engineering.

Suvesh Balasubramanian

Suvesh is a principal at Applied AI Institute. He has over 25 years of broad base industry, management consulting and advisory experience aligning enterprise strategy and outcomes with technology enabled business solutions. He has held senior leadership and management positions at UHG, UTi Worldwide, KPMG and E&Y.

Suvesh has successfully led and delivered several large transformation initiatives and implementations working with Fortune 100 companies and mid size enterprises spanning across a wide array of industries including Hi-Tech, Financial Services, Logistics, Consumer & Retail and Healthcare.

Suvesh has a strong background and implementation experience in Transformational Business and Information Technology Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Customer Experience Management, Supply Chain Management, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Robotics Process Automation, Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, Software Development & Integration and Portfolio / Program Governance.

An early adopter of Agile Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP) practice, Suvesh has led multiple Agile Transformation initiatives utilizing several lean and scaled Agile methodologies, built out Agile competencies and delivered Agile mindset driven enterprise solutions.

His expertise is in bringing a balanced mix of broad strategic thinking, deep technical expertise and tactical execution with a deep understanding of the intersection between business, technology and operations.

Ted Smith

Ted Smith is a principal at Applied AI Institute. With over 30 years of experience in technology, application development, product development, outsourcing and data center operations, he has led teams as VP of Engineering, VP of Product Development, Project Executive and Chief Information Officer. His experience spans telecommunications, professional services, environmental sustainability and software product companies.

Ted is a veteran practitioner in the field of AI. He setup an AI incubator at a Fortune 100 corporation, where they deployed a number of conversational AI and Graph AI applications in 1990s. He turned process heavy organizations into agile delivery teams. Ted also co-led a joint venture, the Initiative for Managing Knowledge Assets (IMKA), consisting of five Fortune 100 companies, in developing a technological base for managing corporate knowledge using Graph AI. This venture, IMKA was referenced in the book, Intelligent Enterprise by James Brian Quinn (1992) and is also the subject of a Harvard Business Case Study.

Ted Smith holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Denver, and certifications as Project Executive, Project Management Professional, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Agile Leader and Total Quality Management Instructor. He has presented at Western Communications Forum and has been referenced in Fortune Magazine