Sheldon Fernandez is a seasoned executive and respected thought leader in the technical and enterprise communities. Throughout his career, he has applied emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to the enterprise. First, in his capacity as CTO at Infusion, the company he founded out of school with five partners that grew to 600 people. Then subsequently, at Avanade, the organization that acquired Infusion in March of 2017. Sheldon is also an accomplished author and speaker. He has spoken at numerous conferences in numerous contexts, including Singularity University, the prestigious think tank in the Bay Area, and has written technical books and articles on many topics. Through his career, Sheldon has coupled his entrepreneurial endeavors with non-technical pursuits, resulting in an interdisciplinary approach that is critical to the intelligent application of AI. He completed a Master’s degree in theology at the University of Toronto in 2008, with thesis work in neuroscience and metaethics. He also pursued creative writing at Oxford University.
On the show, we spoke about:
- How studying theology helped Sheldon in his career
- Darwin AI’s mission to protect our supply chains
- His thoughts on the current AI landscape
- The innovation behind Alpha Go
- Their innovative hardware and software model