Dr. Jason Mars
Jason Mars' work is at the intersection of science, technology, and entrepreneurship with the mission to have meaningful impact in the lives of every human. He is a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan where he directs Clarity Lab, one of the best places in the world to be trained in topics spanning artificial intelligence, large scale computing, and programming languages. Jason also founded a number of companies including Clinc, a record breaking cutting-edge A.I. company based in Ann Arbor Michigan where he lead the development of the world’s most advanced conversational AI.
Jason is also the bestselling author of "Breaking Bots: Inventing A New Voice In The AI Revolution" where he expresses controversial insights on the surprising progress in AI and what the future holds while deconstructing the DNA that underlies true AI innovation and disruption. The book also serves to inspire aspiring leaders to build something that can change the world and tells Jason's personal story of comeuppance.
Nate Joens is the Co-Founder and Head of Innovation and past CEO at Structurely. Under his 4 years as CEO, Structurely experienced 10x growth in conversations processed in the real estate industry, built a proprietary conversational AI application that 99.9% of consumers believed was human, was a Housing Wire Real Estate Tech Top 100 company, and grew to a team of 26 employees including recruiting the addition of Structurely's new experienced, and award-winning CEO.
Nate is a multiple-time speaker at Inman Connect and contributor to Inman News, the real estate industry's largest technology publication with over 500,000 subscribers. He has been tapped as the industry's leading conversational AI expert speaking to that end at other conferences hosted by the largest companies in the space.
As Head of Innovation, Nate is devoted to building what's next in conversational AI, ensuring better-than-human conversation quality, and ushering the adored Structurely product into new industries.
Padowithz "Pad" Alce, JD/MBA, LL.M
Pad is the Founding Partner of AI Patent Law, a patent law firm that focuses on building patent portfolios for startups and high-growth companies with leading-edge technologies. Pad has provided patent counsel for startup companies who have, collectively, exited for more than $4 Billion. In addition, Pad counsels a range of startup companies that have raised venture capital in an amount totaling more than $1.25 Billion.
Pad is a patent expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning tech, among other complex technologies, and represents various startup clients throughout Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Northern Virginia, Austin, and Charlotte that lead in their respective AI-based technology.
Pad enjoys embedding into the businesses of his startup clients and often serves as the de facto in-house patent counsel function for developing patent strategy, patent budgeting, and patent portfolio creation that enables his startup clients to achieve their valuation and exit objectives.