Tech Sector Speaker Series | Reality Check: AI, Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing



Join the Arizona Technology Council for its Virtual Speaker Series that brings together tech titans, advocates, innovators and industry champions of existing and emerging sectors who are reshaping Arizona’s tech ecosystem.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies are changing the way we work, play, live and interact. Organizations around the world are embarking on a revolutionary and transformational journey to incorporate these technologies into their business operations.

Moderated by Minky Kernacs, the founder and CEO of Mediato Technologies and Mercurio Analytics, a distinguished panel of experts from MST Solutions, InVision, and Washington University in St. Louis will have an in-depth discussion on how to successfully prepare for this transformational journey, how to establish a solid foundation, as well as strategies and best practices to leverage these advanced technologies for greater business success.

This dynamic group of tech leaders will also share insight on the potential risks, challenges, advantages and opportunities that artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP) augmented reality (AR), machine learning and virtual reality (VR) present for people, businesses and government.

– Better understand the foundational concepts of artificial intelligence and machine learning
– Learn about the common mistakes that could cause an organization to end up in litigation
– How to evaluate and leverage AI and machine-learning technology


Minky Kernacs
Founder and CEO,  Mediato Technologies + Mercurio Analytics

As a technology transformation leader and entrepreneur, Minky Kernacs specializes in linking strategy to operations by delivering rapid transformations through business-pattern recognition. A passionate data and visualization leader, Kernacs specializes in transforming data departments into high-performing, quality-focused and cohesive data organizations to optimize business processes, improve operational efficiencies, and transform data into actionable information. She is a hands-on and motivational leader with experience driving excellence in enterprise architecture, data governance, visualizations, data security and sustainable data management strategies.

Studying business patterns for nearly 20 years has led to Kernacs developing a formal practice for quickly recognizing, capturing and translating business behavior such as data movements, organizational culture and business rules into reusable road-maps and architecture models. She has proven success with implementing and managing technology organizations with assignments that range from multi-year cross-organizational transformations to 30-day precision-point deliveries.


Profile photo of Srikanth Balusani Profile photo of Rebecca Clyde   Profile photo of Rinkan Patel

Srikanth Balusani
Chief Technology Officer


Sanjeev Katariya
Rebecca Clyde
Co-Founder and CEO
  Rinkan Patel
Technology Lead – Consultant
MST Solutions LLC InVision   Washington University in St. Louis



3:30 – 3:35 p.m. | Presenting sponsor remarks
3:35 – 3:45 p.m. |  Guest introductions by Moderator Minky Kernacs
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. | Panel discussion 
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Q&A
5:00 p.m. | Event ends












About the Tech Sector Speaker Series
Join the Arizona Technology Council for its new 2020 AZ Tech Sector Speaker Series that brings together tech titans, outstanding CTOs, advocates, innovators and industry champions of existing and emerging sectors who are reshaping Arizona’s tech ecosystem. This expert panel forum advances Arizona’s tech evolution and growing designation as a tech hub. With a diverse range of experience and technology backgrounds, these tech titans are leading the way and making a positive and lasting impact on the local technology industry. Interested in becoming a panelist, moderator or sponsor? VISIT HERE to learn more about this exciting new event series and to see the topics that we’ll be covering in Phoenix.


Become an event sponsor!

Increase your company’s visibility in Arizona’s growing technology industry sector by becoming  an event sponsor.
Contact [email protected] to learn about the various levels of sponsorship to suit your organization.



Virtual , Register to attend!


September 15, 2020


3:30pm - 5:00pm


Members: $10 | Non-members: $20