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The Future of AI: It’s Not About A Computer That Thinks Like A Human

Last month Michael Jordan, Distinguished Professor, Scientist and Researcher, joined us at the New York Stock Exchange and shared his perspective on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

It was fascinating to hear Michael’s assessment of the emerging challenges of AI and ML and the true value of the associated technologies.  He shared his viewpoint that the future is not about building something to play the role of a human being inside of a computer but, about networked systems where data flows are accompanied by value flows.  For this value to be realized trust is critical, something which he believes few companies appreciate.

BlackBerry has had an unwavering commitment to and placed an emphasis on trust since day one.  It is a core value we live by day in and day out.  As much as we bring this key ingredient to the Enterprise of Things, we are equally grateful for the trust you place in us.

Watch Michael’s full presentation below.


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Neelam Sandhu

About Neelam Sandhu

Neelam Sandhu is Chief Elite Customer Success Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, at BlackBerry, reporting to the CEO. As Chief Elite Customer Success Officer she leads the strategic relationships, sales, and co-sell, and customer success, including strategic product engineering, with BlackBerry’s top customers and top target customers, driving them to gain long-term competitive advantages by leveraging the breadth and depth of the BlackBerry platform. As Chief Marketing Officer she leads marketing across channels, including public relations, social media, editorial content, branding, advertising, web, and corporate events.
Neelam is also Head of Sustainability, responsible for corporate sustainability, at BlackBerry, and has delivered the company’s inaugural ESG report and its carbon neutral status. Additionally, she assists the CEO on some operational tasks.

Since joining BlackBerry in 2009 Neelam has held various positions, based out of the company’s United Kingdom, New York, and California offices. Her responsibilities have included Brand Management, Brand Messaging, Marketing Operations, Go-To-Market Planning, Corporate Strategic Initiatives, and CEO Office Business Operations. Neelam is a Member of the DPI Advisory Council, which serves the Government of Canada, and is on the Board of AFCEA DC, which serves the U.S. Government. Neelam won the FedScoop Best Bosses in Federal IT award in 2022. She holds a Bachelor’s degree, with Honors, in Business Management, from the University of Leicester and an Executive Certification in Financial Analysis from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.