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This is TalentSeer’s AI News Roundup for the second half of May 2020. 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.

Deep Learning Expert, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Joins Twitter’s Board of Directors

Source: New World AI

Social media company, Twitter, recently appointed Dr. Fei-Fei Li of Stanford University as an independent director. Li has previously served as the Director of Stanford’s AI Lab for several years. Additionally, she had been Google’s Vice President and Chief Scientist of AI/Machine Learning. [Read More]


Software Company, AiCure, Appoints Ed Ikeguchi as New CEO

Software Company, AiCure, Appoints Ed Ikeguchi as New CEO - TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 2

AiCure, who uses A.I. to improve clinical trials, has announced Ed Ikeguchi as their new chief executive officer. Ikeguchi had been AiCure's President and Chief Medical Officer. He had also both held the titles of Co-Founder and Senior Executive at Medidata Solutions. [Read More]

Element AI Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer

Element AI Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer‍ - TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 2
Source: BetaKit

Element AI, an AI solutions startup, has named Roger Blanchette as it’s inaugural CFO while Stephan Rioux will be their CRO. Blachette had previously been SVP & CFO of content marketing firm, Skyword. On the other hand, Rioux has worked for Adobe as their VP and the Global CRO for JW Player. [Read More]

Social Media Management Company, Hootsuite, Hires Darren Guarnaccia as SVP of Product

Social Media Management Company, Hootsuite, Hires Darren Guarnaccia as SVP of Product - TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 2
Source PRWeb

Hootsuite has announced several changes in the past year. Both their CEO and CFO resigned and the company recently laid off 100 employees. Nevertheless, Darren Guarnaccia has been appointed to lead the company’s product management, product strategy, and product marketing functions. He brings over 20 years of marketing technology experience to Hootsuite. [Read More]

Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical Firm, Janssen, Promotes Najat Khan as New Chief Data Science Officer

Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical Firm, Janssen, Promotes Najat Khan as New Chief Data Science Officer - TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 2
Source: CNS Summit

On LinkedIn, Najat Khan announced her excitement over her new role in leading data science research for Janssen’s R&D department. Khan’s experience includes being previously the chief operating officer of Janssen’s R&D data sciences unit and the senior principal at Boston Consulting Group for 7 years. [Read More]

L’Oreal’s Chief Data Officer, Giancarlo Miluccio, Departs After 18 Years With the Beauty Company

L’Oreal’s Chief Data Officer, Giancarlo Miluccio, Departs After 18 Years With the Beauty Company - TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 2
Source: MC Factory

Giancarlo Miluccio started his career in L’Oreal in 2002 as a Market Research Specialist. Before becoming Chief Data Officer he took on various roles in the European division such as Sales Representative, Senior Product Manager, Trade Marketing Manager, Market Intelligence & Analytics Director, and Head of CMI & Data. Miluccio has yet to announce who he will work for next. [Read More]


CEO of AI Surveillance Startup, Banjo, Resigns Amidst KKK Controversy

CEO of AI Surveillance Startup, Banjo, Resigns Amidst KKK Controversy - TalentSeer AI Talent News Roundup May 2020 Part 2
Source: Fortune

The founder and CEO of Banjo’s, Damien Patton, was named in a report in which a KKK member shot at a synagogue and was being driven by Patton. The report came out during the time Banjo has seen an increased amount of contracts with the state of Utah. Patton will be succeeded by the company’s CTO, Justin Lindsey. [Read More]


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