Our Contributors

Meredith Conder

Meredith is the Executive Director of Executive Education at The Ohio State University's Max M. Fisher College of Business. With extensive experience in business development, sales and marketing, strategy, and team leadership, Meredith has established herself as a strategic leader and thinker in the field of executive education. She has a proven track record in […]
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Cindy Sheets

Executive IT Leader in Central Ohio for over 35 years, serving as Healthcare Executive, CIO, Chief Administrator Officer and Chief Services Officer.  Oversaw numerous large scale HIT implementations.  Active in the local IT Community as a long time member of CIO Council and Chairperson of CIO Tomorrow.  
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Joey Cox

Joey Cox is an experienced IT leader, inventor, and innovator with over two decades of expertise in digital transformation and operational excellence. Currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer at 3SG Plus and the owner of Cox Innovation and Technology, LLC, Joey excels in leveraging advanced technologies to enhance business processes. His leadership significantly boosts […]
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Dan Greenleaf

Dan Greenleaf is a co-founder of AI Rising and a respected authority in the AI and technology sectors. With a distinguished career as an Agile Coach, Dan has helped numerous businesses successfully adopt and integrate new technologies and methodologies. His leadership and expertise were pivotal in the success of the 2024 inaugural AI Rising Conference, […]
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Mike Sullivan

Work with The Union Bank as an SBA Lender. Able to lend up to $5M to “For Profit” small businesses looking to grow or start-up. Mike has been in commercial lending for nearly 3 years and works with a wide variety of borrowers including a start-up distillery, coffee franchise, an indoor soccer/lacrosse complex, among others. […]
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Gordon Withrow

Gordon is an independent executive consultant and Principal of Gordon Withrow & Company, providing digital, agile, and organizational transformation leadership at scale. Gordon leads businesses in moving from strategy to action to realize value, with a people-first approach to getting things done. In addition to his consulting business Gordon is Managing Director of Cygnus Publishing, […]
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Jon Rodwell

With experience working in the UK and US, John is an accomplished commercial insurance professional who has worked in several specialty insurance areas during his career. As Vice President of Product & Business Development at OIC Lender Services, the largest division of Ohio Indemnity Company, he focuses on providing insurance solutions to banks, credit unions […]
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Gianni Dell'Aiuto

Attorney At Law Gianni Dell'Aiuto is a corporate lawyer specialized in web and internet contracts, privacy and personal data protection under European regulations (GDPR 679/2016). Graduating cum laude, University of Siena in 1990, he has been practicing law since 1994 and is qualified to represent clients in higher courts since 2009. He established his own […]
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Dan Erb

CEO/Owner I am the CEO/Owner of Jones Metal Products Company in West Lafayette, Ohio.  Jones Metal serves the Aerospace, Defense and Space market segments across the US and Europe.  Our specialty niche is using Deep Draw Hydroforming, Machining and Heat Treating technologies to complete complex metal shapes using a variety of Aluminum, Stainless, Titanium, Brass, […]
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Adrian Farhat

President and CEO I am an entrepreneur with a passion for real estate. My company, A Farhat Realty, is focused on using Artificial Intelligence to build predictive models for real estate. AI will be with us from now into the future, and I am very interested in helping push it forward.
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SJ Barakony

Entrepreneurial Polymath SJ is an American entrepreneurial polymath with boundless appreciation for people, entrepreneurship, liberty, and lifelong learning. He has ties to multiple business ventures: He branded the Education Sherpa (circa Fall 2011), Over the next 12 years, he's been offered a number of opportunities to partner with others, including the H7 network, Econ Impact […]
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David Jackson

David is an independent consultant and payments subject matter expert through his consultancy -- Marketcy since 2017 after 30 years sales experience at IBM and Oracle. David provides fintech mentoring services with fractional executive services in sales and go-to-market strategy. He has served on numerous industry initiatives with W3C, X9, The Federal Reserve and more. […]
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James Lewis

As a brand strategist, copywriter, website developer, and amateur philosopher, James Lewis has been studying and using AI in his work and with clients for a while. His contribution to AIFA is as a webmaster and philosopher, frequently taking a step back to be sure the goals are kept in-mind and that the purpose is pursued.
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Chase Elliott

Operations Manager Chase Elliott has served in operations leadership positions for Delta Rhino Capital, Crew Carwash, The Hershey Company, and Chick-fil-A, each time bringing a fresh perspective to operational efficiency and team leadership. In his current role as Operations Manager at Sagamore Institute, he’s excited to be building on that foundation, focusing on enhancing processes, […]
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Angelo Mazzocco

VP of Advisory Services Angelo has been active in the IT industry in Ohio since 1979 and has done work in application development, data base, infrastructure, project management, security, and executive level. Angelo has worked with NCR, Nationwide Insurance, Andersen Consulting, CIO of the Dispatch Companies, CIO of Progressive Medical, CIO and CISO of Central […]
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John S. Farhat

CEO of the Farhat Family Companies John has been active in the IT industry for over three decades and has done work in predictive analytics. Our family companies in the Technology space include CyberSecurity and IT Management, Custom Phone Systems, as well as Advisory / Client Representation services. Outside of his work, he has helped […]
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Ryan Keller

VP of Digital Marketing Ryan actively engages with artificial intelligence platforms as a regular part of his professional routine. TriAd is a full-service marketing agency that serves local, national and international clients. Outside of his work, he is aspiring to ensure that these technologies have a positive and ethical influence on the future of SEO […]
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Kyle Roth

Founder Kyle is a 6-generation Ag business owner who brings a strong passion for impact investing in emerging industries. He is the founder of Roth Advisory, a firm which provides capital and advisory support to entrepreneurs as well as the founder of an emerging AI company in the Immersive Entertainment sector. He is an optimist […]
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Bradley Bank

Bradley performs routine tasks to ensure the safety of clients within the cyberspace. Bradley is also in charge of engineering solutions to help make sure that the daily workflow is operating smoothly. AI is used daily to help with monitoring and managing the security of these technologies.
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