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The Future of AI & Healthcare | Mini Suri | Stories in AI

The Future of AI & Healthcare | Mini Suri | Stories in AI

Mini Suri, Co-founder and CEO of Velmeni, joins me to talk about the future of AI and healthcare. Mini started Velmeni with the intention of solving digital problems within the dental industry. With her expertise, we were able to discuss complex topics around healthcare data management and privacy and how AI will continue to impact the world of health. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:35 Background 03:35 What's Velmeni? 06:10 Why AI & Healthcare? 11:30 State of the Market Today 19:00 Health Care Data Privacy 24:00 Advice for Healthcare Innovators 28:22 Wrap Up About Mini Suri: Mini Suri, a brilliant contributor to the tech industry, is an innovative trailblazer in AI/ML/NLP Automation and an advocate for the betterment of others. Mini’s deep experience and creative inspiration have led VELMENI to the forefront of AI healthcare through predictive and analytical artificial intelligence in dentistry. VELMENI’s platform is evolving as the standard-bearer for dental practices. Mini has acted as Chief Customer Officer at KORE.ai, head of IA for Uber, and Senior Vice President at Citi. With an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School, she provides VELMENI with deep-tech strategy, financial skills, and hands-on operational management. A doer and problem-solver, Mini leads product development, raises capital fosters a high-performance culture, and is building the most talented team in the industry. As a Board Member at TiE Silicon Valley and throughout her career, Mini has brought big-picture thinking to foster technology entrepreneurship, youth engagement, and women’s leadership initiatives—including The Hunger Project to eradicate world hunger and establish women as a force for change-making. This includes establishing the first robotics and STEM education for girls. Find more at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/minisuri/ A note about our sponsor: Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We empower our clients to manage their data with confidence and build trusted relationships with consumers, using advanced analytics, decisioning technology, and fraud prevention tools. We help businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lend more responsibly, and prevent fraud and financial crime. As the world’s leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world.
Future of eCommerce, The Customer Experience, & AI Value Creation | Chandhu Nair | Stories in AI

Future of eCommerce, The Customer Experience, & AI Value Creation | Chandhu Nair | Stories in AI

On this episode of the Stories in AI podcast, Chandhu Nair, VP of Product and Technology at Lowes, welcomes me and offers valuable insight on what it's like to lead one of the largest retailers in the market. We discuss what it takes for a company like Lowes to undergo a digital transformation, why the customer experience is so important, and much more. Don't forget to like and subscribe for more! Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:45 Chandhu's Background 06:08 Omni-Channel Marketing 12:45 Home Improvement Industry 17:15 Value Creation with AI 21:31 How Lowe's Implemented AI 25:30 Managing a Digital Transformation 33:40 Implementing the Metaverse 37:22 Wrap Up Chandhu's Bio: As vice president, technology omni-channel marketing and customer engagement, Chandhu Nair is responsible for building best-in-class technology products and customer experiences which engage and inspire customers across all Lowe’s touchpoints. He leads a global product and engineering team and works cross-functionally across the enterprise and with strategic vendor partners to deliver technology solutions that best enable Lowe’s total home strategy. He leads the team accountable for the omni-channel customer platform, enabling segmentation and personalization and a compelling customer loyalty platform and experience. Chandhu also leads efforts including customer engagement, content management and digital marketing. He joined Lowe’s in 2020. Chandhu has more than 17 years of experience in technology. Prior to joining Lowe’s, he served as CEO and co-founder at Cognitive Retail Inc., a retail tech company providing large U.S. based retailers with an advanced data analytics and personalization platform, and he served as an independent technology consultant for Lowe’s. Prior to his recent positions, he was a managing partner and co-founder at Merkatus Partners. He also spent nine years at Staples Inc. in global e-commerce and technology leadership roles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Bharathiar University, and a master’s degree from Harvard University Learn more at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandhunair/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChandhuNair A note about our sponsor: Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We empower our clients to manage their data with confidence and build trusted relationships with consumers, using advanced analytics, decisioning technology, and fraud prevention tools. We help businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lend more responsibly, and prevent fraud and financial crime. As the world’s leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world.
Invisible AI, Developer Empowerment, Leadership In Turbulent Times | Dheeraj Pandey | Stories in AI

Invisible AI, Developer Empowerment, Leadership In Turbulent Times | Dheeraj Pandey | Stories in AI

Amazing conversation with  Dheeraj Pandey, CEO of DevRev, ex-Founder/CEO of Nutanix. In this episode we talk about the post-pandemic landscape, building during downturns, invisible AI, the ying and yang of AI, developer in the center of the builder universe, product-led growth, tech-led innovation and much more. Please subscribe for more Stories in AI! Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:35 Dheeraj's Impactful Moment 05:30 How Dheeraj sees the World today 09:30 Optimism Through the Crypto Winter 13:34 Where is AI Today? 22:45 Problem Solving With DevRev 36:20 How Technology Will Drive Innovation 44:40 Advice to Entrepreneurs 48:15 Dheeraj's Routine 50:20 Wrap Up Dheeraj's Bio: Dheeraj founded Nutanix in 2009 and built the company from the ground up to over 5,000 employees in just over 10 years. He led Nutanix through its 2016 IPO and exceeded $1 billion in revenue as its tenth anniversary approached. In August 2020, Pandey announced his retirement from the company, seeking to work from home and spend more time with his wife and children. Upon retiring from Nutanix, he co-founded Param Hansa Values and Param Hansa Philanthropies. He has now recently launched his newest venture, DevRev. Prior to founding Nutanix, Pandey worked for Aster Data Systems from 2007 to 2009, first as director of engineering and then as vice president of engineering. Previously, from 2003 to 2007, he was a software development senior manager at Oracle, where he managed the storage engine group and co-authored numerous patents in distributed databases. Pandey began his career as a software developer for Trilogy Software in 1999, moving on to Zambeel Inc. where he worked as a senior software engineer. Pandey has received recognition for his work, including being named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and among Dell’s Founders 50. He currently serves on the boards of Adobe and the University of Texas at Austin. Pandey received a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. Find him at: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpandey/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dheeraj A note about our sponsor: Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We empower our clients to manage their data with confidence and build trusted relationships with consumers, using advanced analytics, decisioning technology, and fraud prevention tools. We help businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lend more responsibly, and prevent fraud and financial crime. As the world’s leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world.