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This is the TalentSeer AI News Roundup for the first half of October 2020. You can find the most relevant and recent news about the 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. 

State of AI 2020 Report Reveals Global Talent Trends Amid COVID-19


The 2020 State of AI report recently published by UK investors Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth covers the latest talent market trends among others. The demand for AI talent was affected by COVID-19 as data showed a decline in LinkedIn job postings that mention deep learning frameworks. In the US, AI professors consistently leave university positions to join tech companies such as Google, DeepMind, and Microsoft. The report also reveals that the majority of top AI researchers in the US earn their degrees from elsewhere, such as China (27%), India (11%), and Europe (11%). The UK and China are the biggest beneficiaries of American-educated AI PhDs who leave after graduation. [Read More]

State of AI 2020 Report Reveals Global Talent Trends Amid COVID-19 - TalentSeer
(Source: State of AI)

Former SalesForce Senior VP Jeremiah Brazeau joins Twilio as CTO

San Francisco-based cloud communications company, Twilio, has appointed Jeremiah Brazeau as their CTO, responsible for their technology strategy and roadmap. Jeremiah Brazeau has experience working at Salesforce as an SVP and Distinguished Architect, and Amazon Robotics as a Principal Engineer. Jeremiah Brazeau explained that Twilio will focus on “connectivity between individuals, customers, and companies” as COVID-19 has disconnected us. [Read More]

Former SalesForce Senior VP Jeremiah Brazeau joins Twilio as CTO - TalentSeer
(Source: Twilio)

Cloud Database Company Yellowbrick Announces Mark Cusack as CTO

Palo Alto-based cloud data storage company, Yellowbrick, has appointed Mark Cusack as CTO, where he will guide product development and shape the company roadmap. Mark Cusack has an extensive background in analytics as he was VP and Chief Architect of Teradata’s IoT analytics effort. He also holds a Ph.D. in computational physics from Newcastle University, UK. [Read More]

Cloud Database Company Yellowbrick Announces Mark Cusack as CTO - TalentSeer
(Source: Yellowbrick)

Digital Freight Startup Convoy Appoints Former Airbnb Talent Leader Sunita Solao as VP of People

Seattle-based digital freight startup, Convoy, has hired Sunita Solao as VP of People. Convoy is one of the few unicorn startups in Seattle, being valued at over $1 Billion. Prior to this, Sunita Solao was the Head of People and Talent at Airbnb, as well as Director of HR at eBay. [Read More]

‍Digital Freight Startup Convoy Appoints Former Airbnb Talent Leader Sunita Solao as VP of People - TalentSeer
(Source: Convoy)

Merck’s Executive VP Roger Perlmutter Joins Board for AI Drug Discovery Startup Insitro

Insitro, an AI drug discovery startup based in San Francisco, has appointed Roger Perlmutter on their Board. Insitro is a $243 million venture capital-backed startup founded by Daphne Koller, a Stanford Professor and Coursera co-founder. Roger Perlmutter currently is the executive vice president and president at Merck Research Laboratories, focusing on immunology. He will take an independent seat at Insitro’s board, contributing to their AI and biopharmaceutical R&D approach. [Read More]

Merck’s Executive VP Roger Perlmutter Joins Board for AI Drug Discovery Startup Insitro
(Source: 2019 Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference)

Check out the highlights from NVIDIA's GTC keynote last week:

Check out the highlights from NVIDIA's GTC keynote last week: - TalentSeer

Live Recording: Stanford HAI 2020: Triangulating Intelligence - AI, Psychology, & Neuroscience

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AI Talent News Roundup Oct 2020 Part 2

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2020 State of AI Report Publishes Global Talent Trends during COVID-19, Jeremiah Brazeau Hired by Twilio as CTO, Mark Cusack Appointed as CTO for Yellowbrick, Former Airbnb Talent Leader Sunita Solao Joins Convoy as VP of People, and more.

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AI Talent News Roundup Oct 2020 Part 1

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August 1, 2020

Amazon VP Sukumar Rathnam to be CTO for Uber, Brain Corp Hires Ex-VP of Uber ATG Jon Thomason as CTO, Maria Karaivanova Appointed as Co-Founder at WhyLabs, Ex-Head of WeWork Labs Elizabeth Scallon Joins Alexa Fund, TensorIoT Hires AI Veteran John Traynor as VP, Mohammed Farooq Becomes CTO for Hypergiant Industries.

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AI Talent News Roundup Sept 2020 Part 2

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August 1, 2020

Ex-Uber Chief Scientist, Zoubin Ghahramani, Joins Google Brain; AWS Promotes Sales Leaders Teresa Carlson and Greg Pearson; Elissa Fink Joins Qumulo’s Board of Directors; Jim Larimore to Join Riiid Labs as Chief Officer for Equity in Learning; Oxford University to have a New Institute for AI Research.

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