Date: Jun 14, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Al For Business: Opportunity or Threat?

Thu, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Cooley LLP
General PublicMedia & Tech


Will Artificial Intelligence break or make your business? Find out how to use AI to put your organization on the fast track.

The panel is meant for entrepreneurs and leaders who want to learn the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI can be applied for business. Attendees can expect to learn the foundations & applications of AI as well as a brief guide to building AI solutions to solve a given business problem.

The structure for the panel will include 3 panelists and a moderator. Audience participation during the presentations will be encouraged, rather than a Q&A after the panelists speak. Please note that refreshments will be served prior to the event.

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Cooley LP – 1114 6th Avenue, Floor 46 (Grace Building), New York, NY 10036

$20/Member; Member Guest
Free/Patron Member (please email

Please note that no refunds will be given.

Organizer: Gary Kreissman, MBA ’77



Sameer Maskey

Founder and CEO, FuseMachines, Inc.

Sameer Maskey is the founder and CEO of Fusemachines Inc., a company that makes Artificial Intelligence accessible to everyone through education, software, and services. Dr. Maskey has more than 18 years of experience in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, and data science. After completing his PhD in Computer Science, he joined IBM Watson Research Center where he invented various statistical algorithms to improve speech-to-speech translation and question answering systems.

Sameer currently serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he teaches courses including


Jerelle Gainey

CTO - Drum Agency

A strong vision for the future, superb problem-solving skills, strong work ethic, integrity, a collaborative mindset, laser focus on customer success and a true passion for leveraging data to drive business outcomes for clients are just a few of the qualities necessary to lead the technology vision for, recently chosen to be on Chief Marketer’s List of Top 200 Agencies in 2017.

Jerelle Gainey’s embodiment of these qualities has enabled him to firmly embrace Richard Branson’s mantra, passionately pursuing perfection in helping clients achieve actionable insights from their data while continuously enhancing the customer experience with the client’s brand. Jerelle extends his passion for data, technology and educating the digital community as Board Member for AIMA (Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association) leading their technology initiatives. Additionally, he has been quoted and published in industry publications such as MarTechToday, MarchTechSeries, AdForum, Hubspot and moderated and spoke on industry panels.

When not immersed in data and technology, Jerelle loves camping, kayaking, hiking and basically enjoying nature and life.


John Greco

Managing Director, Social Prospectors

John Greco is an award-winning marketing, business development, and trade association executive. He is recognized as a thought leader in value creation at the intersection of marketing, technology, and business development; and nonprofit, association, and federation management.

John is currently Managing Director of Social Prospectors, which fosters customer engagement, prospecting, and acquisition by optimizing the direct response potential of social media and linking social media with other channels.

John previously served as President and CEO of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) where his leadership in the areas of privacy and data security was critical to the organization and its members both from the advocacy/public policy perspective as well as in terms of leveraging best practices in consumer choice and control across all marketing channels.

John served on the boards of the Ad Council, Advertising Week, ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Volunteers of America, Alliance for Learning, and Interclass as well as on the advisory boards of Brilig, an online data exchange acquired by Merkle and then Personify, an association and donor management system provider. John also served on the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Advertising Review Council (NARC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100. John was a trustee of Monmouth University where he was Chairman of the Admissions and Enrollment Committee and a member of the Executive, Advancement, Athletics, and Presidential Search Committees. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Monmouth University both with honors.


Gary Kreissman

Founder Group PRM

Gary Kreissman is a customer acquisition entrepreneur and marketing strategist. Gary has a substantial track record of rapid revenue generation for clients in financial services, premium products and digital media. He co-founded, managed and sold Precision Prospects Inc., a 7-figure revenue digital lead generation company and the leading source for highly qualified investor leads.

Gary is currently Managing Director, Co-Founder of Social Prospectors, which converts passion revealed via social listening to proprietary audience development and high ROI acquisition email. He is also Managing Partner of Group PRM, which develops and markets innovative, proprietary lead generation and conversion programs.

Previously, Gary was SVP of Lipper Inc., the mutual fund information provider, where he managed the New York office, created a profitable online data feed business and was instrumental in the sale of Lipper to Reuters. Earlier, he was CEO of ActDirect, the first database-driven couponing company. Gary has also held senior positions at ValPak, Remy Martin and Ogilvy & Mather.

Gary is a regular columnist for MediaPost’s “Performance Insider” and frequent speaker, focused on performance marketing and customer acquisition. He serves on the advisory boards of, Pink Honey, Tempesta Media and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Gary has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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Date: Jun 14, 2018Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Cooley LLP1114 6th Ave.
Floor 46 (Grace Building), New York NY
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  • 20 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • Free / Patron Member (Free)
  • 50 / Non-Member


Preeti Adhikary, Kristyna Alexova, Burt Alimansky, Carol Bunevich, Steven Choi, Judith Cronin, Ertug Ekinc, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Jonathan Fascitelli, Jerelle Gainy, Jesse Garcia, Jonathan Goldman, John Greco, Anne Haack, Mary Hainsworth, Shih-Yin Ho, Zhaoying Huang, Michael Iacona, Mie Iwasa, Anish Joshi, Abhishek Kalra, Abhishek Kalra, David Kaplan, Grace Kim, Najin Kim, Gary Kreissman, Dominick Lucci, Sameer Maskey, Anup Menon, Vivian Moran, Chitra Nawbatt, Joe Normandeau, Ronald Randall, Ed Rivera, Edgardo Rivera, Antonia Savaria, Ash Shah, Albert Sharif, Sacha Spitzer, Jon Stammell, Dimitri Steinberg, Earl Templeton, Nimral Thapa, Siby Vadakekkara, Sam Witteveen, Hao Wu, Shinian Ye


Gary Kreissman

Cooley LLP

1114 6th Ave., Floor 46 (Grace Building), New York, NY, 10110