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Broad Industry Representation Present on CompTIA Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council

May 12, 2020

Group is identifying business opportunities, promoting adoption of AI and machine learning technologies

Downers Grove, Ill. – Executives and innovators from 16 organizations at the forefront of the artificial intelligence (AI) industry are contributing their expertise to the Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council of CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global information technology (IT) industry.

The council is charged with identifying business opportunities and developing innovative content to accelerate the adoption of AI and machine learning technologies.

“The promise of AI appears limitless, to such a degree that it can be difficult for companies to identify specific business opportunities and options available to them today and in the future,” said Annette Taber, senior vice president for industry outreach at CompTIA. “We’ve recruited some of the brightest minds in the AI market to help us provide a sense of direction and informed guidance on how companies involved in the business of technology can begin or expand their AI practice.”

The CompTIA Artificial Intelligence Advisory Council includes thought leaders from a variety of disciplines and organizations in the AI community.

The council’s co-chairs are Rama Akkiraju, Distinguished Engineer and IBM Fellow with IBM Watson, and Lloyd Danzig, chairman and founder of the International Consortium for the Ethical Development of Artificial Intelligence. Uday Tatiraju, tech lead and principal software engineer at Oracle, is the council’s vice chair.

Other council members include Gil Arditi, Amazon Web Services; Tom Derhake, Cuesta Partners; Madhura Dudhgaonkar, Workday; Charles Everette, Deep Instinct; Peter Grabowski, Google; Rashed Haq, Publicis Sapient; Michael Huckabee, SAS; Chithrai Mani, InfoVision Inc.; Mady Mantha, Rasa; Jackie Medecki, Intel Corporation; Vibha Sinha, Facebook; Manoj Suvarna. Hewlett Packard Enterprise; and Kaladhar Voruganti, Equinix.

Top AI Solutions Identified

The council has identified the 10 AI solutions that currently offer the most opportunities for the IT channel and those working in the business of technology. Conversational AI, recommendation engines and demand/time series forecasting solutions lead the list. To see the complete Top 10 and access a downloadable infographic visit

As with any new or emerging technology, there are business growth accelerators and barriers to consider in the AI market. The council has taken the guess work out of this task by identifying the top accelerators and barriers to growing a business in the AI space. The  complete list, along with a downloadable infographic, is available at

CompTIA has a number of advisory councils, communities and technology interest groups to advance the tech industry as well as individual businesses and careers. To learn more visit


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