Today we are talking to Elizabeth Spears, the Chief Product Officer at Sixgill. And we discuss how Sixgill is using AI to visually analyze data, what the future of AI will look like, and society’s responsibility to keep technology in check.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!



About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Spears is an AI technology executive that has led productization of a series of multi-layer, compute-intensive software service platforms, usually pioneering the product management function in her companies. She began her career while still in college, as an engineer and product leader at Alelo, which developed a social simulation, rich media learning platform for culture and language training utilizing early machine learning. Her product helped US troops perform more effectively when deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. E.B. similarly built and led the product function at Bottlenose, where she simultaneously transformed the usability, scalability and data diversity of the Nerve Center real-time streaming data ingestion, comprehension and analytics platform for enterprise and set the product context for the 20MM B Round funding. As a product consultant, she led collaborative innovation teams at Google, Adidas and others, and later joined Distillery Tech, a design and development agency, to launch their startup & enterprise products development division, leading the product, UI and UX teams. As at Sixgill, E.B. has productized nascent IoT technologies to a very high functional and usability standard, creating the products that put her companies into revenue and sustainable funding.

About Sixgill:

Sixgill provides an industry-first AI IoT platform for end-to-end machine learning (ML) lifecycle management. The Sixgill Sense platform empowers enterprise executives, data scientists, and ML engineers with one unified system for computer vision and IoT solutions. In one powerful yet easy to use interface, AI/ML teams get integrated tools for device fleet management, machine learning model building with HyperLabel® data annotation, and flexible edge, cloud, on-premise or hybrid deployment. Sixgill accelerates the productionalization and success of AI-powered video, edge and IoT applications at any scale.

TOPICS:

  • Elizabeth’s career progression. How she got involved with Artificial Intelligence
  • How Sixgill is making IoT actionable.
  • Sixgill’s product is widely used across many different industries
  • Elizabeth gives credit to Sixgill’s marketing team for their amazing blog
  • How playing competitive sports growing up set Elizabeth up for success
  • Move fast and break things works great with technology but not so much with humanity

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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