Dr. JT Kostman is a data scientist, mathematician, psychologist. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in applied artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. JT has hunted terrorists for the U.S. intelligence agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised the Department of Defense on analytic strategies and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama campaign. In the corporate sector, he served as chief data officer and member of the executive committee for Time Inc. and as chief data scientist for Samsung. Prior to attending graduate school, JT served as a paramedic, police officer, deep-sea rescue driver and team leader of a U.S. Army Special Forces scout/sniper reconnaissance team. JT received a PhD in psychology from City University of New York, an MS in psychology from Baruch College and did post-doctoral research on nonlinear Dynamical Systems Theory at Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI).
Brian J. Gallagher is an international business leader and subject matter expert on disruptive physical and cybersecurity technology. Brian served under U.S. presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in the U.S. Secret Service Technical Security Division. In the corporate sector, Brian was the founder and CEO of Security Advisors International, an advisor and senior consultant to Omnipoynt Solutions and vice president of Decision Sciences International Corporation where he was responsible for its global commercial activities, Brian is an appointed member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force. Brian received a BA in homeland security from American Military University and an MS in homeland security with a concentration in information security and forensics (cyber) from Pennsylvania State University.
Macfarlane Moleli has spent the last two decades building a reputation as an investigative journalist. He currently anchors Carte Blanche, which is South Africa’s longest-running investigative journalism program, with a history spanning 30 years. Before that, he worked for Kaya FM, SABC3 News, 180degrees on SABC News International, and ENCA, Africa’s first and most successful 24-hour news channel. Building on a successful career in journalism and a reputation for taking the corrupt to task, Macfarlane joined the board of ProtectedBy.AI, as CEO of the Africa Division.