Tampa Monthly Program - "The Emergence of AI"

Emergence of AI

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September 14, 2023 5:30 PM - 8 PM EDT

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Join us 1920 Ybor, the  new14,000 sq. ft. food and entertainment venue for "The Emergence of AI" hosted by ACG Tampa Bay. Our Emerging Professional Committee has organized an exciting panel discussion on one of today's hottest topics. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing and exciting field that has the potential to revolutionize our daily lives. This panel is an excellent opportunity to delve into the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in the AI industry.



Dr. Triparna de Vreede

University of South Florida
Assistant Professor & Associate Director of the School of Information Systems & Management, Muma College of Business

Dr. Triparna de Vreede (tdevreede@usf.edu) is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of
the School of Information Systems and Management, Muma College of Business, University of South
Florida. She is also the Director of the Management Program (Masters and Undergraduate) at the
Muma College of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a
Master's in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as well as
an MBA in Human Resource Management from Osmania University.
Dr. de Vreede’s research interests lies in Behavioral AI and employee thriving in organizations. With a
specific focus on Human-AI interaction, Dr. de Vreede explores the potential of AI in enhancing
employee well-being and performance factors such as engagement, satisfaction, and burnout
prevention. Her areas of expertise include behavioral aspects of Human/AI interaction, people
analytics, collaboration, creativity, and employee well-being.
Dr. de Vreede's work has been published in leading journals, including Information Systems Research,
Journal of Management Information Systems, Computers in Human Behavior, and Information &
Management. Her work also has been presented at numerous international conferences like
International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS), Hawaiian International Conference for
System Sciences (HICSS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and Group Decision
and Negotiation (GDN). She received over $7M in competitive funding as PI and Co-PI.


Blake McMahan

CROinPortions (Crops) & AugoInnoMarket (AIM)

With a track record that spans startups, emerging ventures, mid-size firms, rapid growth companies, and
global enterprises, I've honed my skills as a seasoned entrepreneur, particularly in revenue generation and
marketing initiatives. My experiences both internationally and domestically provide a distinctive
perspective on harnessing innovation, establishing resilient processes, and navigating the nuanced
terrains of diverse business ecosystems.
Drawing from a diverse background—from being an early entrepreneur to finance my college education,
engaging in financial analysis for R&D prototype builds in manufacturing, to roles on Wall Street as a buy-
side quantitative analyst, portfolio manager, and trader, and finally steering a SaaS startup to unicorn
status—I've been shaped by diverse work cultures across several continents. This journey has constantly
fueled my passion for learning, innovating, and decoding the unique competitive blueprints of each
Central to my philosophy is the conviction that strategic innovation isn't merely supplementary; it's a
catalyst for transformative change. By marrying the precision of large enterprises with avant-garde
technology, SMBs are not just equipped to compete but primed to make swift, significant strides in their
market pursuits. As the founder of a company specializing in revenue strategy and marketing execution,
we embody these principles daily.


Kyle Morse

Co-founder & CEO

Matt Livak (Moderator)

JP Morgan Private Bank
Private Banker

Matt Livak is a Private Banker with J.P. Morgan, hired in 2018 to further build out their Tampa team. As a wealth manager for the region’s most affluent families, he partners with clients to build strategic plans desired from banking, borrowing, investing, and trust & estate planning. Holistic advice is paramount to enable families to build, preserve, and manage their wealth for themselves and future generations.

Matt and his team of specialists deliver strategies that may utilize traditional banking capabilities, simple and complex credit solutions, investment strategy, trust and estate planning, philanthropic strategy, and pre-transaction planning for private business owners. The ultimate objective is to provide clients with peace of mind and confidence in the most effective manner possible. In November 2022, he was awarded the One Chase Award – reserved for the top 0.5% of J.P. Morgan Chase employees in his region.

Active in the local community, Matt is the Chair-Elect for Embarc Collective’s YP Board, on the Synapse Summit Strategic Planning Council, and was awarded Tampa Club’s 40 Under 40 honorific in 2022. Most recently, he is proud to be accepted for Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2024. He also volunteers with Metropolitan Ministries and GoodWorks, which coordinates local charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

Hosted by: ACG
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