Entries by Kevin Desouza

Startup Village 2018 – Moscow, Russia

I am looking forward to visiting Moscow to deliver a keynote at the Startup Village 2018. Hosted by the Skolkovo Foundation in collaboration with the Foundation’s partners, Startup Village is the largest startup conference for technology entrepreneurs in Russia and the CIS countries. Since its launch, Startup Village has proven itself to be a unique […]

Mechanics for the Future – Salzburg Global Forum

I am looking forward to participating in the Mechanics for the Future: How Can Governments Transform Themselves? session at the Salzburg Global Forum. Governments worldwide are under pressure to meet complex needs as populations age, countries urbanize, and technology transforms lives and work. They have lead responsibility to prepare their societies for a radically changing world, yet […]

Distinguished Nonresident Research Fellow – China Institute for Urban Governance, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

I have accepted a three year appointment as a Distinguished Nonresident Research Fellow at the China Institute for Urban Governance (CIUG) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). I am looking forward to working with colleagues at SJTU to launch new research endeavors that advance urban innovation. Related: (October 2017) Story on the Global Cities Forum hosted […]

Cutter Business Technology Journal – Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence

New article in Cutter Business Technology Journal with Lena Waizenegger (Auckland University of Technology) and Gregory S. Dawson (Arizona State University) 9 Recommendations for Designing, Developing, Deploying, and Refining Cognitive Computing Systems This article draws your attention to the design, development, deployment, and refinement of cognitive computing systems (CCSs). While CCSs are deployed in a variety of […]

Coverage – Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government – Government Matters

Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, discussed my recently released report - Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government: Challenges and Opportunities - on Government Matters.  Also covered in Government Executive, Routefifty.com, Nextgov

Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government – New IBM Center for the Business of Government Report

The IBM Center for the Business of Government released my new report today. Delivering Artificial Intelligence in Government: Challenges and Opportunities This report reviews recent progress made in applying artificial intelligence to public sector service provision, drawing on lessons learned from commercial experience as well as burgeoning cognitive computing activity by Federal, State, local, and international governments. To […]

Saud Al-Ashri, Ph.D. (Computer Science) – Arizona State University

Congrats to Saud Al-Ashri on defending his dissertation. Saud will receive his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He will be joining King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) as an assistant professor. Thesis Title: Detecting Frames and Causal Relationships in Climate Change Related Text Databases Based on Semantic Features […]

Visiting Professor – Università Bocconi, March 2018

I will be spending time at the Università Bocconi during March 2018 as a Visiting Professor. I will deliver several lectures as part of the Innovation and Big Data in the Public Sector course taught by my colleague, Prof. Maria Cucciniello. In addition, I will be working on several research projects with colleagues in Milan.