Dr. Jorge Phillips
Dr. Phillips is a seasoned entrepreneur, business executive and management consultant with extensive experience developing new technologies and successfully building up technology startup companies both in the US and in South America. His current interests are in the application of AI, machine and deep learning, algorithm design and blockchain technologies to the development of innovative products with substantial value. He has had leading roles in several startups in RTP. As a COO he was instrumental in managing the operation and growth of a technology startup in RTP leading to a Triangle Fast 50 award. From a corporate perspective, he is currently a Board of Directors member of a medium sized credit union in NC, has been a member of the Board of Directors of several small to medium size corporations in the US and abroad, an executive suite advisor to very large multinational companies and as of late a member of the innovation board of a very large multinational financial institution. He has substantial experience in the financial, health, industrial, logistics, telecom and government verticals. A patented inventor in the US, Japan and Europe with a keen interest in research and education, he has been an AI and computer science researcher at the Stanford AI Lab and at MIT’s CSAIL (then Laboratory of Computer Science), has lectured and taught computer science and AI at several universities in North and South America, and chaired a leading computer science department in Colombia. Dr. Phillips holds a B.Sc. degree from MIT in computer science, two M.Sc. degrees from Stanford University in computer systems and in artificial intelligence, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in artificial intelligence.