Dr Jacques Ludik is a Smart Technology Entrepreneur, PhD in AI, Founder of multiple AI companies, Author, International keynote speaker, Global AI Ambassador and award-winning AI Leader with a 25+ years’ experience in AI, Machine Learning & Data Science and its applications around the globe.

One of his companies, CSense Systems, was Africa’s first AI company that provided AI software, services and solutions to enterprise customers across the globe in a broad range of industries such as minerals, metals and mining, manufacturing, semiconductors, food and beverages, and financial services sector in collaboration with an international reseller and solution partner network.

Dr Ludik is the author of “Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone: Shaping a Better Future in the Smart Technology Era” and “Neural Networks and Psychopathology”.

He has also introduced an MTP for humanity and its associated goals to help shape a beneficial human-centric future and founded Sapiens.Network as a decentralized, human-centric, user-controlled AI-driven super platform.

He is currently involved in sustainable technology venture capital and building AI-based companies with data rich platforms that leverages AI technologies to unlock business, customer and societal value at scale.

Dr Ludik is the Founder & CEO of Cortex Group and Cortex Logic, Vive Teen Wellness, Journey Wellness; Founder & President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) focused on transforming Africa through AI, and Founder of Sustainable Technology Venture Capital.

He was also previously an Executive at Jumo and General Electric as well as an Academic at Stellenbosch University.

Dr Ludik currently also serves on the Advisory Boards of Cirrus, Data Science Nigeria, AICE in Kenya, and Verchool and member of the AI Africa Consortium, and is a Swiss Cognitive Global AI Ambassador.

In 2019, he is also the recipient of Africa’s AI Leader of the Year Award. See also jacquesludik.com