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New LinkedIn data from 2020 shows that tech workers are readily moving to areas in the US such as Madison, Wisconsin; Richmond, Virginia; and Sacramento, California. This is opposed to the current narrative that tech workers are moving more frequently to Florida and Texas. Among these locations, Madison has the largest tech migration, with a 74.2% inflow-outflow ratio. On the opposite end of the spectrum, San Francisco Bay Area has the steepest decline in tech migration, with a -35.3% inflow-outflow ratio. [Read More]
Tenstorrent, a Toronto-based AI and Deep Learning architecture and software startup, has hired Jim Keller as President and CTO, and Board Member. He will be leading the effort to find hardware solutions to Software 2.0, where software has more AI and ML involvement. This is Jim Keller’s first role since his departure from Intel, where he worked from April 2018 and resigned in June 2020 due to a supposed dispute regarding Intel’s outsourcing plans. Prior to Intel, he worked at Tesla as VP of Autopilot Hardware Engineering. [Read More]
San Francisco-based AI customer engagement company, Aktana, has announced the hiring of key executives to help with its Contextual Intelligence Engine; a comprehensive analytics engine used for commercial life sciences. Dmitri Daveynis was hired as CTO and SVP of Engineering, and Manny Triggiano was hired as SVP of Professional Services. Daveynis was previously VP of Technology, Infrastructure, and Operations at Hewlett-Packard, and Triggiano was COO at Theorem, a digital solutions partner. [Read More]
Seattle-based public safety and defense company, Axon, has announced the appointment of former Seattle police chief Carmen Best to their AI Ethics Board. Carmen Best has almost 30 years of experience in policing and was the first black woman to lead the Seattle police force. She will be a part of the AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board, which explores topics such as AI products and their impact on communities. [Read More]
Snap! Raise, a digital fundraising company from Seattle has appointed Stuart Silberg as CTO, where he will be responsible for developing new solutions that help manage arts, athletics, and other extracurricular programs. Stuart Silberg has over 30 years of experience in tech, prior to this, he worked at A Place for Mom, a senior living advisory service, as CTO, and Expedia group as CTO. One of his priorities with Snap! Raise is to begin by building out their technical talent and contributing to the growth of the business. [Read More]
Data by LinkedIn Shows Madison, WI to have Greatest Increase in Tech Talent, Tenstorrent Hires Jim Keller as President and CTO, Aktana to have New CTO and VP of Technology, Axon's AI Ethics Board Recruits Former Seattle Police Chief.Read more
John Giannandrea to Lead Apple's New Project, Kevin Johnson Joins Board for Amperity, Dr. Eric Xing Appointed as President at the World's First University of Artificial Intelligence, Opendoor Employs Kushal Chakrabarti as VP, Brendan McCarthy Becomes CMO at Criteo.Read more
Python Creator Guido van Rossum Joins Microsoft, CMU Machine Learning Exec. Director Joe Marks to be CTO for Weta Digital, Ex-Microsoft Exec. Angela Hession Joins Twitch, former LinkedIn HR Exec. Hired by Instacart, GM to Hire New Employees for Electric Vehicle Development.Read more