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Margaret Laffan

Margaret Laffan

Margaret Laffan is the vice president of business development at TalentSeer - a specialized AI talent partner dedicated to building and nurturing AI teams for companies at various growth stages—and a venture partner with BoomingStar Ventures - a $1.5b fund focused on AI, robotics, and autonomous driving early stage startups. Margaret leads the development of new partnerships to accelerate the expansion of TalentSeer’s AI talent ecosystem. Previously, Margaret drove sales and business development at SAP and was a client executive at AllyO, an end-to-end AI recruiter with automated and conversational engagement platform.

My Latest Posts

AI Talent News Roundup April 2020 Part 1

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April 3, 2020

Gartner's report reveals a surge in AI talent demand by non-IT departments; Axon appoints new SVP of AI; Jim Benton to lead Chorus.ai; Companies still hiring despite layoffs in tech; Stanford & Udacity offer free training, Chris Chapo joins Amperity

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AI Talent News Roundup March 2020 Part 2

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April 3, 2020

Coronavirus urges adoption of AI recruiting tools; ServiceNow appoints first Chief AI Officer; Sophia Velastegui Joins BlackLine Board of Directors; Komodo Health hires new CFO and CPO, and more

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Diversity in AI

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March 16, 2020

We have a Diversity in AI crisis which ultimately impacts us all. Creating a diverse workforce is critical when building & designing products and services as it will be used by everyone. At TalentSeer, we strongly believe in nurturing the growth and development of AI professionals.

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12 Tips For Online Interviews During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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March 8, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have seen a dramatic rise in video interviewing as many companies are encouraging employees to work from home. TalentSeer provides some top tips for talent leaders and candidates including resources to prepare you and your teams during this time.

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AI Talent News Roundup March 2020 Part 1

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March 6, 2020

AI leader Naveen Rao leaves Intel; Coronavirus outbreak caused major tech companies to cut on-site interviews & events; former executives joined AI startups from Mckinsey, Salesforce, and Amazon; Starsky Robotics' mass layoffs; India is a top country for global AI talent exports

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Making the Right Career Move: How to Assess A Startup Offer? Diversity Career Coaching Meetup

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March 6, 2020

Co-hosted with Women In Big Data, this meetup convened prominent AI leaders to share the essential knowledge and valuable experience for assessing startup offers, providing career coaching to support diversity & inclusion in AI.

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AI Talent News Roundup - 2020 February Part 2

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March 4, 2020

VMware cuts 211 jobs; Intel among other tech companies to lay off employees at the start of the year; US Department of Labor Collaborates to provide $6 Million grant to support 5,000 workers for AI apprenticeships; Microsoft plans to hire engineering talent in India.

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AI Talent News Roundup - 2020 February Part 1

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February 6, 2020

Brazil is among top 5 countries with the fastest AI hiring growth; Jeff Clune, founding member of Uber AI Labs, joins OpenAI; Lyft plans for marketing and enterprise sales layoffs; SentinelOne and WekaIO hire new AI leaders.

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2020 AI Talent Report Highlights: Current Talent Landscape & 2020 Market Trends

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March 19, 2020

An in-depth discussion of current AI talent landscape, new market trends, talent acquisition & retention strategies and job search guide, including a detailed evaluation of compensation packages in Silicon Valley.

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8 Books to Read In 2020 For AI Leaders

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February 5, 2020

From the latest AI trends to leadership and culture-building advice from renowned entrepreneurs and investors, here is a curated list of 8 books to help you stay on top of the tech trends and fresh up leadership skills to drive continued AI innovation.

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AI Talent News Roundup - January 2020

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February 5, 2020

Top AI Leaders Predict Industry Trends, MusashiAI Launches Autonomous Robots for Hire, Sports AI Company Hires Two Strategic VPs, Robotic Pizza Startup Zume Plans to Lay Off 400 Employees

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AI Talent News Roundup - December 2019 Part 2

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January 31, 2020

State Street Hires AI and Machine Learning Expert, Symphony AyasdiAI Announces Dr. Stephen Moody, Former Executive Manager at BAE, as Head of Centre of Excellence, and More

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AI Talent News Roundup - December 2019 Part 1

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January 31, 2020

Bill Gates Urges AI Companies to Keep Their Research Open, Kevin Scott Heads AI and Research at Microsoft, People.ai Hire Former Cisco Vice President Thomas Wyatt, New CTO Deputies Are Hired at the White House, Udemy Predicts AI Will Become Mainstream in 2020.

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AI Talent News Roundup - November 2019

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January 31, 2020

AI Helps to Reduce Human Bias in the Hiring Process, AI Pioneer Stuart Russel Appointed Special Advisor to Faculty, US Releases Official Report on AI, Canada Immigration Denies Travel Visas to Students and Researchers for NeurIPS Conference, and Former Google Executive Chris Klayko Joins UiPath

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AI Talent News Roundup - October 2019 Part 2

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January 31, 2020

AI university opens, Face-Scanning Recruitment software raises eyebrows, Eskalera appoints Former Goldman Sachs Executive as New CEO, Ben Horowitz releases a new book, and Microsoft AI Expert Noelle LaCharite joins NPR

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AI Talent News Roundup October 2019 - Part 1

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January 31, 2020

MIT Sloan Management Review 2019 Reveals Significant Insights for AI Talent, Tesla Reportedly Acquires AI Startup DeepScale; Kodiak Robotics Hires Former Lyft Electronics Director to Lead Hardware Division; Uber Lays off 350 Employees Across Multiple Areas.

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2019 AI Talent Summit Highlights: Building Teams for The Future of AI

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February 7, 2020

This summit was convened to discuss AI talent insights with startups, VCs and corporates, covering the current talent market and the various tactics in building and scaling a unique, resilient, and diverse team”. A prominent lineup of speakers and 300 tech and talent leaders from a variety of backgrounds participated at the event.

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2019 AI Commercialization Conference: Trends & Challenges

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Robin.ly

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October 8, 2019

Robin.ly held its semi-annual conference on AI commercialization: Trends and Challenges on June 1, 2019. The event took place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, between 1pm to 6pm.

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Qi Lu vs. Satya Nadella – How to Lead for Change

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Alex (Chengming) Ren

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August 19, 2019

Compared with Chinese leaders who emphasize more on inner cultivation, Indian leaders seem to pay more attention to the utilization of values, communication skills, and grasping an in-depth business understanding; this is much closer to the western definition of leadership. Thus, if engineers and researchers would like to cultivate their leadership skills, they should focus on soft skills first, as well as understanding the social impact generated by their occupation.

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