Episode 86: Building Conversational AI Teams with Jason Brenier
After spending the past six months traveling across North America and talking to dozens of companies, Jason Brenier, our VP of Strategy, got clear insights into the challenges today’s businesses face. When it comes to conversational AI, one of the biggest is figuring out how to build the right team to support their business. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Jason about how to go about building a successful conversational AI team, drawing on insights from a new guide Jason and his team have written that’s being published this week.
You’ll learn about:
- The latest trends in conversational AI
- How to build a successful conversational AI team
- The importance of having a cross-functional team
- What skillsets are essential for the success of the team
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Who is Jason Brenier?
Jason Brenier is our Vice President of Strategy and a member of the Georgian Impact team. He leads the development of our conversational business investment thesis and works closely with our portfolio companies to integrate natural language processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence into messaging products and conversational interfaces. Jason also supports our investment lifecycle and due diligence processes, and assists with the design and development of internal applications of our thesis areas.
Jason has more than 15 years of experience applying advanced analytics, computational linguistics and machine learning to business problems in the financial services, pharmaceutical and legal domains. Prior to joining Georgian Partners, he held business analytics and technology leadership positions in management consulting and enterprise software. Throughout his career, Jason has served as CTO at an early stage machine learning startup, led Ernst & Young’s forensic data science team, and held advisory positions with a number of artificial intelligence and analytics companies.