Dr. JT Kostman has been recognized by his peers, the press, and professional associations as one of the world’s leading experts in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing. A highly sought-after speaker, writer, advisor, and educator, JT has earned a reputation for his ability to demystify frontier-technologies – and for developing practical, actionable, data-driven solutions.
In the public sector, JT has hunted terrorists for U.S. Intelligence Agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised on analytic strategies for the Department of Defense, and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama Campaign. In his earlier life, he served as a Paramedic, Police Officer, Deep-Sea Rescue Diver, and as a team leader with the U.S. Army Special Forces.
In the corporate sector, JT led the development of industry-changing solutions while serving as Chief Data Officer and a member of the Executive Committee for Time Inc., Chief Data Scientist for Samsung, and as an advisor to organizations ranging from tech startups to the Fortune 500.
In the financial sector, JT has guided substantial investments in frontier technologies while serving as a Board Member of a PE/VC fund and as an advisor to the Alchemist Accelerator, Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, and numerous hedge funds, family offices, and institutional investors.
In the arena of entrepreneurialism and innovation, JT has served as a Board Member for Reimagine Holdings (a VC/PE fund and incubator) and as part of the evaluation and mentorship teams for the Samsung Open Innovation Center and the Alchemist Accelerator (with whom he remains actively engaged).
In the marketplace of ideas, JT has become one of the most prolific, prophetic, and valued voices on the near-term impact of AI and frontier technologies. The keynotes, presentations, press interviews, posts, and articles he has shared with audiences around the world have contributed to making him the go-to expert for organizations including The National Association of Corporate Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, U.S. Government Agencies, and dozens of others.
Dr. Kostman is the CEO of ProtectedBy.AI, where he and his team develop cost-effective AI-enabled solutions that augment human capabilities and optimize performance for their government and private-sector clients around the world.