Artificial Intelligence Council

Artificial intelligence leads of emerging and large organizations

Melvin Greer, Intel Chief Data Scientist, America’s

Melvin Greer

Intel Chief Data Scientist, America's

Melvin Greer is the Chief Data Scientist at Intel America’s. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics.

He functions as a principal investigator where he significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Melvin is the award-winning author of the bestselling book, 21st Century Leadership, and the Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on the maturing of new leaders and the growth of future innovators. Melvin Greer has written for, or been covered by, The New Times, Washington Post, Federal Computer Week, Forbes, Computerworld, Washington Executive and Government Computer News.
Brad Mascho,

Brad Mascho

Chief AI Officer, NCI

Brad Mascho serves as NCI’s chief artificial intelligence (AI) officer. Brad is responsible for NCI’s AI initiatives and strategy to accelerate, automate and augment repeatable processes for our customers, quickly turning data into actionable intelligence.

Before joining NCI, Brad co-founded CrossChx, Inc., the industry leader in building meaningful AI that empowers and scales humans. Backed by nearly $50 million in venture capital and under his direction as president, CrossChx quickly expanded to a nationwide customer base with more than 100 employees. During this time, the Ohio-based company made Columbus Business First’s list of Best Places to Work for three consecutive years. Prior to this, Brad served as an advisor to several fast-growing technology startups. He also spent a decade advising members of Congress and was an executive at a leading insurance association. Brad earned a reputation as a “change agent” after tackling significant challenges in healthcare such as the opioid crisis and global identity resolution. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Gary Shiffman, CEO & President, Gian Oak

Gary Shiffman

CEO & President, Giant Oak

Dr. Gary Shiffman created Giant Oak to deliver social science-driven innovations in “big data” environments to advance his work countering organized crime, insurgency, and terrorism. In addition, he is Managing Director of the Chertoff Group, a global strategic advisory, M&A advisory, and security services firm. He also teaches, writes, and runs research projects as a faculty member of Georgetown University. Previously Dr. Shiffman served as Senior Vice President & General Manager at L-3 Communications. While at L-3, Dr. Shiffman developed a global strategy and an organizational design for a $4 billion business group to diversity into new security markets, and he turned around a $100 million business unit by focusing business structure, processes, and human capital on risk management and resiliency solutions. His government series includes the Department of Homeland Security, Capitol Hill, and the Department of Defense. As the Chief of Staff at US Customs and Border Protection, the help manage the most complex unification under DHS creating the largest law enforcement agency in the United States. Dr. Shiffman led many border security and facilitation policy initiatives, including the Secure Border Initiative Working Group which successfully re-engineered border enforcement and security processes. He also supported the development of the department’s first framework for risk metrics. Shiffman spoke to WashingtonExec about the use of predictive analytics towards organized crime in March 2013.