This is the TalentSeer AI News Roundup for the first half of May 2021. You can find the most relevant and recent news about AI talent, aimed specifically at tech leaders, VCs, and members of the AI field. Subscribe here to receive these roundups twice a month via email.
Splunk, San Francisco-based operational intelligence software and machine data company, has hired Shawn Bice as their President of Products. In his new role, he will oversee product development, engineering, design, and architecture, as well as help to reduce customer costs and complexity. Previously, Bice was VP of Databases at AWS, and before that, he was a GM at Microsoft. [Read More]
Scale AI, San Francisco-based AI data platform, has appointed Michael Kratsios as their Managing Director and Head of Strategy. In his role, Kratsios will help expand the company’s customer base to include businesses that may have little or no experience with handling AI projects before. Prior to this, Kratsios was CTO of the United States, unanimously confirmed by the US Senate. [Read More]
Massachusets-based Robotics and AI company, DataRobot, has picked Damon Fletcher as their new CFO. This comes just months after DataRobot chose Dan Wright as their new CEO, signifying that the company is making a largescale executive transition. Prior to this, Damon Fletcher was CFO at Tableau Software (helping with their acquisition by Salesforce) and was Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. [Read More]
Kevin Turner has officially stepped down from his role as CEO at Core Scientific, a Washington-based blockchain and AI hosting company. Turner will continue interacting with the company as an advisor and significant shareholder, with Mike Levitt taking over the position of CEO. Kevin Turner is well known for his previous work at Microsoft, where he was COO; he was also Chief Information Officier at Walmart. [Read More]
Alexa Anthony has joined ThruWave, a Seattle-based wave imaging technology startup, as their Business Operations Manager. Anthony was the Founder and CEO of Magic AI, an AI and virtual reality startup, although in 2019 the company shut its doors after struggling with investor funding. Prior to that, Anthony worked at Intellectual Ventures as an ISF Incubator. [Read More]
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