Al Naqvi is a full-time professor at the American Institute of AI. He is the author of several books, book chapters, and journal articles that center on AI. His focus of research is on deep learning, NLP, neural networks, and reinforcement learning. In terms of application, Naqvi’s focus of research is on financial markets and supply chains. Using AI, Naqvi’s research is improving investment analysis by deciphering investor expectations via a technical and fundamental analysis of stocks. He has developed a body of knowledge in various applied AI fields including marketing, supply chain, human resources, finance, and strategy/competitive intelligence. He is one of the most sought-after speakers at AI conferences and seminars. Professionals from over 300 companies have benefited from Naqvi’s trainings. Naqvi’s doctorate studies are from the University of Liverpool with research focused on Applied AI. He holds an MBA, an MA in Political Science, and a BS in Physics and Math. His machine learning training is from Stanford. He is a certified turnaround analyst and holds an executive certificate from Darden, UVA.
Angela Long is a strategic marketer with a passion for creating brands that connect with customers and that uniquely position organizations in the marketplace. She has experience in both brand and agency, creating strategies and integrated marketing campaigns in industries that include healthcare, biotechnology, automotive and consumer goods. Angela currently leads the marketing efforts in the Mid-Atlantic for the transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. She is President-Elect of the American Marketing Association Washington DC (AMADC) and leads the Marketing Mentors Network, AMADC’s signature mentor program now in its 15th year. She is also co-chair of the Customer Experience Association DC Network.
Angela holds a BA in Modern Languages from Converse College, an MS in Management from Boston University and an MS in Marketing from Philadelphia University. A big fan of design thinking, she holds a Statement of Accomplishment from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and mentors with DT:DC’s Summer of Design program.
Angela is passionate about helping to build the future of marketing and the community to drive it.