Usman Shuja is the GM & Head of Industiral IOT at SparkCognition – the leading provider of AI solutions for IOT - who recently closed a $57m Series B with Verizon Ventures, Boeing, CME Ventures, Brevan Howard Investment Holdings and Invenergy Future Fund.

Usman is a thought leader in machine learning, cognitive computing, security, and industrial IoT – he sits on Forbes Technology Council - and also an international cricketer.

Usman discusses 

  • how he made the journey from international cricketer to GM at a leading AI scale-up
  • using AI to create the mind of a data scientist
  • the “Moneyball 2.0” approach to sports science & sports talent: “Moneyball on steroids”

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