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Alex Goryachev is a business leader, innovation expert, and author with over 25 years of experience in corporate and ecosystem innovation, AI and other emerging technology strategy. Goryachev is known for his expertise in emerging technology trends, digital transformation, and disruptive innovation, including the impact of AI on businesses and industries. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the world, sharing his insights on topics such as AI strategy, implementation, and ethics. His expertise and insights have been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. He has held senior leadership positions at Cisco Systems, one of the largest technology companies in the world, where he was responsible for creating and leading global innovation programs that helped the company identify and develop new business opportunities, including those related to Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition to his leadership roles, Goryachev has been a mentor and advisor to numerous startups and entrepreneurs, providing guidance and support on topics such as innovation, product development, and business strategy, including those that involve AI. He has also authored a book titled "Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change", which provides practical strategies and advice on how companies can create a culture of innovation and drive growth in today's rapidly changing business environment, including those related to AI. Today, Alex Goryachev is a Partner in pragmaticAI, an AI risk-mitigation consultancy, Innovator-in-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Tulane University, and an active US delegate and Technical Advisory Group member in the International Standards Association (ISO), defining global common standards for Innovation Management. As an innovation and AI speaker, he continues to share his knowledge and experience with diverse audiences, equipping Senior Leaders, as well as HR, Operations, Strategy & Planning teams with pragmatic and actionable steps to understand and accelerate technology adoption, optimize processes, change culture, and turn any organization into an evergreen innovation machine.