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GFT Ventures Hosts Global AI Council Gathering

On March 29th, GFT Ventures hosted an intimate gathering of the Global AI Council at the residence of GFT Founding Managing Partner, Jeff Herbst. The AI Council has become an integral part of the Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) network, with an agenda and moderation provided by co-chairs Jeff Herbst and George Hoyem (In-Q-Tel, EVP Investments).

The event, presented by GCV and co-sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), included thought provoking group discussions around AI Enabled Platforms, AI and Digital Health, and AI Privacy. Attendees included AI industry luminaries such as Anima Anandkumar (Caltech Professor and Nvidia AI Research Director), Naveen Rao (founder of Mosaic and Nervana) and Seth Dobrin (Global Chief AI Officer at IBM). Following the formal agenda, an evening reception was held featuring a professional chef cooking, and entertaining guests, using Jeff’s outdoor wood-fired pizza oven. The event (and in particular, the intimate and thoughtful discussion) was extremely well received by all who attended, and will be repeated in the very near future. Some pictures, as well as a more detailed agenda from the meeting, can be seen below.

Special thanks to Christina Riboldi and Janice Mawson of GCV, as well as Gerald Brady of SVB, for working closely with us to produce and sponsor this fantastic event!