AI Council
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The AI Council's mission is to drive the advancement of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology within Illinois.
The AI Council works to build connections, share expertise and establish a unified voice for artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies within the Chicago technology community.

AI Council Advisory Board members are thought leaders in the space and provide mentorship, resources and big-picture thinking to drive programming, investment and policy for AI technology in Illinois.

Co-chaired by Kris Hammond, Chief Scientist at Narrative Science and professor of Computer Science at Northwestern and Ryan Maguire, VP of Emerging Capabilities & AI at Solstice, the AI Council provides the ITA and its members with a forum and environment conducive for education, networking and mutual exchange of information relative to AI and machine learning technologies.

Advisory Board Members

Sulabh Agarwal
Chief Technology Officer
Civis Analytics

Patrick Emmons
President
DragonSpears

Anu George
Chief Quality & Transformation Officer
Morningstar

Kris Hammond (Co-Chair)
Chief Scientist
Narrative Science

Tari Haro
Executive Vice President
Edelman

Parker Holcomb
Chief Executive Officer
Fraight AI

Bob Holzer
Sr. Director Technology Exploration
HCSC / BCBS

Jason Kolb
Founder & CEO
Dias Technology

Brian Martin
Sr. Principal Data Scientist
AbbVie

Adam McElhinney
Chief of Machine Learning & AI Strategy
Uptake

Ryan Mcguire (Co-Chair)
VP, Emerging Capabilities & AI
Solstice

Luke Olsen
VP & General Manager
XSELL Technologies

Khan Siddiqui
CTO & Chief Medical Officer
Higi

Marshall Sied
Co-Founder
Ashling Partners

Sanjay Sood
VP Highly Automated Driving
HERE Technologies

Matt Tran
Director Innovation, Strategic Services
BlueCross BlueShield Association

Get in touch

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606

PH: 1.312.435.2805

Email: collaborate@illinoistech.org