Artificial Intelligence and Accounts Receivable with YayPay

This post features the twelfth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 12 is entitled Artificial Intelligence and Accounts Receivable with YayPay featuring Eugene Vyborov.

Eugene is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of YayPay, a cloud-based solution for accounts receivable that uses automation to make collecting money fast, easy and highly predictable. YayPay uses machine learning technology to predict risks for businesses – such as late payment of invoices – and to suggest workflow strategies – such as how and when to follow up with a customer about an overdue invoice.

Eugene is an engineering executive who is performance-oriented and thoughtful about his work. At YayPay, Eugene is responsible for the company’s strategic technology vision and core product architecture in addition to other duties including product delivery and talent acquisition.

Get YayPay’s Essential Guide to Days Sales Outstanding here.

This episode was professionally produced by JAG in Detroit.

Technology and Recruiting

This post features the eleventh episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast in a NEW format, professionally produced by JAG in Detroit! Episode 11 is entitled Technology and Recruiting featuring Steve Acho.

Steve is a technology staffing executive with Solstice Consulting Group, a technology staffing company, and Shortro, a technology staffing product. Steve works with companies of all sizes from small startups to companies the size of Apple and General Motors.

Steve is an evangelist for making the use of technology “more human” and wants to change the entire conversation in the recruiting, interviewing and hiring processes. He is the author of the book, Why Technology Recruiting Is Broken and What To Do About It.

And that is not all there is to know about Steve! He is a bilingual business consultant – speaking fluent Japanese – and has authored a book on doing business in Japan. Steve is also an accomplished musician and serious athlete.

So, this conversation focuses on the recruiting process for technology firms but John and Steve also dive deep in to cultural acceptance of technology and what it means to be human in an increasingly technologically advanced society.

The Connecting World

This post features the tenth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 10 is entitled The Connecting World featuring Gregg Garrett as my guest. 

Gregg is CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, a boutique strategy and innovation firm he founded in 2008. CGS stands for “Corporate Growth Strategy” and Gregg and his colleagues specialize in helping business leaders navigate industries being disrupted by new technologies.

Gregg is adjunct faculty at Oakland University where he teaches the course Competing in a Connected World, he is an advisory board member to numerous startups, and he is the founder of Connected Detroit Innovates, a first-of-its-kind business renewal accelerator. 

Gregg is also co-author of the new book called, Competing in the Connecting World.

Brand Protection and Artificial Intelligence with TrademarkVision

This post features the ninth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 9 is entitled Brand Protection and Artificial Intelligence with TrademarkVision.

My guest is Sandra Mau, CEO and Founder of TrademarkVision, an award-winning image recognition company that offers an innovative trademark search platform for brand owners. It was recently named a Top 25 Machine Learning Company by CIO Applications magazine and was a finalist for a 2018 CRN Impact Award in Australia. 

In addition to working with brand owners, TrademarkVision also works with governments around the world, including the European Union, United Kingdom, France and Australia.

TrademarkVision seeks to be a leader in image recognition, helping intellectual property owners not just protect trademarks, but design patents and industrial design rights as well.

Artificial Intelligence and Advancement in Higher Education

This post features the eighth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 8 is entitled Artificial Intelligence and Advancement in Higher Education featuring Andrew Gossen as my guest. Andrew is Executive Director, Digital in the Division of Alumni Affairs & Development at Cornell University. 

Andrew describes himself as a social media strategist and a social anthropologist. Having studied anthropology as an undergraduate and earning his PhD in social anthropology, he now utilizes his expertise to help Cornell better interact with its alumni in today’s digital ecosystem.

Recently, Cornell teamed up with a number of other schools (including my alma mater, Syracuse University) to hold the AI in Advancement Summit. The summit brought together professionals from universities working in alumni affairs to discuss how AI technologies will impact their work.

Artificial Intelligence and Education

This post features the seventh episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 7 is entitled Artificial Intelligence and Education featuring Nuha Sakkaf as my guest. 

Nuha is CEO and Founder of IAMAI, a STEM program (STEM being short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that she is developing to promote education in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Nuha fled her war-torn home country of Yemen in 2011 for a new life in the United States. She has since developed a passion for teaching STEM using unconventional educational methods. 

Nuha is also a Social Media Specialist and the Founder of Social Media Grid, where she specializes in providing digital media and marketing services utilizing artificial intelligence technologies.

The Internet of Things and Cycling Safety with Tome Software

This post features the sixth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 6 is entitled The Internet of Things and Cycling Safety with Tome Software featuring Phil Danne as my guest. Phil is the Director of Engineering at Tome where he leads a team of engineers working in the Internet of Things (IoT) tech space.

Tome was named by TechWeek Detroit as Startup of the Year in 2017 and is a leader in mobility products and services. With expertise in mapping, automotive and wireless technologies, Tome has a unique focus on cycling. Phil and I discuss how artificial intelligence and related technologies can be implemented in the IoT tech space in order to make it safer for cyclists to share the roads with drivers today and autonomous vehicles in the future.

This episode was recorded at my favorite office away from the office, The Office Coffee Shop.

Artificial Intelligence and Governance

This post features the fifth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 5 is entitled Artificial Intelligence and Governance featuring Kristen Thomasen as my guest. Kristen is an Assistant Professor of Law, Robotics and Society at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Kristen is a leading expert in Canada on robotics law and policy and she focuses her research on legal, ethical and social issues related to robotic technologies and artificial intelligence. Her position as professor of law, robotics and society is actually the first in North America to be specifically designated that way.

Kristen is also completing her PhD in Law at the University of Ottawa, having previously clerked for a Canadian Supreme Court Justice, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and articling with Alberta Justice in Calgary, Alberta, where she is also member of the Law Society.

Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Sports

This post features the fourth episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 4 is entitled Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Sports featuring Cullen Gallagher from Reely as my guest.

Cullen is co-founder and CEO of Reely, a company that uses computer vision and deep learning to recognize, rank and distribute sports highlights.

Reely’s proprietary technology takes advantage of commonalities in sports broadcast production along with sentiment analysis in order to provide sports leagues, teams and other content providers with clips and highlight reels to share at 10 times the speed of real time.

From little league to the major leagues, Reely has a variety of clients across the sports landscape, one of its first clients being Major League Lacrosse. For me, as a lacrosse player turned lawyer and now podcaster, I am very excited to talk more about that!

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

This post features the third episode of the JohnWright.ai Artificial Intelligence Podcast. Episode 3 is entitled Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work featuring Robi Mitra as my guest.

Robi is the CEO of K&A Resource Group, a staffing company providing labor solutions to businesses. But K&A is not your average staffing company.

As more robotics, automation and intelligence are being pushed to the plant floor – creating an Industrial Internet of things (“IIoT”) – the nature of how and what people are working on is changing. K&A is building around its core capabilities of manufacturing skilled trades, IT and engineering as these skills pertain to manufacturing on the plant floor in order to stay ahead of the curve in the current industrial revolution, or what some call Industry 4.0.

Robi and I discuss his perspective on the convergence of these skills what it all means for the future of work.