Speaker Date Topic
Ali Velshi Jun 03, 2024 12:00 PM
MSNBC Chief Correspondent
MSNBC Chief Correspondent
Ali Velshi is an award-winning journalist, host of "Velshi" and Chief Correspondent for MSNBC, and a weekly economics contributor to NPR's "Here And Now." He has reported extensively from Israel during the war with Israel and Hamas, and Ukraine and across Central and Eastern Europe during the Russian invasion. In the US, he has covered the COVID-19 pandemic, the killing of George Floyd and the protests which followed it in Minneapolis, during which he was shot with a rubber bullet fired by authorities while reporting live. 

Velshi is known for his immersive on-the-ground reporting and his interactive discussions with small groups, which form part of his ongoing series, Velshi Across America. He hosts the "Velshi Banned Book Club" on MSNBC, and the "Velshi Banned Book Club" podcast. 

Prior to joining NBC News and MSNBC in 2016, he hosted "Ali Velshi On Target," a nightly primetime show on Al Jazeera America. Before that, he served as CNN's chief business correspondent, anchor of CNN International's "World Business Today," and host of CNN's weekly business roundtable "Your Money." Velshi also co-hosted CNN's morning show, "American Morning." He is the author of Gimme My Money Back and co-author with Christine Romans of How to Speak Money, and of the forthcoming "Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy Of Endurance And The Fight For Democracy" (St. Martin's Press, 2024), and "Open Space: How The Second Great Space Race Will Shape Our Future" (Knopf, 2025).
 
Velshi is also the editor of "The Trump Indictments" (Mariner Books, 2023), and the author of the foreword to the compendium "Great Muslim Leaders: Lessons For Education" (IAP 2023).

Born in Nairobi and raised in Toronto, he graduated from Canada's Queen's University with a degree in Religion, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws from his Alma Mater in 2016. Velshi splits his time between New York City and Philadelphia.

He has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, and is the recipient of two National Headliner Awards and a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award.
Malcolm Harrison Jul 15, 2024 12:00 PM
Journey down the Amazon 1500 km, Devils Island and more
Journey down the Amazon 1500 km, Devils Island and more

The Amazon River

See pictures and commentary from Malcolm on his recent trip to the Caribbean, Devils’ Island, 1500 kms up the Amazon, Manaus and the rain forest.

 

Mike Morley Aug 12, 2024 12:00 PM
Applied Artificial Intelligence

Mike’s focus is on enabling organizations to solve hard, real-world challenges by building teams of smart people who apply their talents to create pragmatic, reliable technology solutions to address the challenges.  

 Mike’s journey in the domain of applied AI began after earning a degree in Geological Engineering, leading to 25 years of experience delivering data-driven insights across various industries, including Environmental, Financial, AEC, Mining, Oil and Gas. 

In 2016, Mike co-founded Menome Technologies with the goal of revolutionizing business data usage. Menome's primary focus was on demystifying complex data, consolidating fragmented information, and offering clear, actionable insights. This strategy significantly aided organizations in making informed decisions, understanding their clientele, and maintaining a competitive edge. The dataLink platform, developed by Menome, was instrumental in fostering business growth and efficiency through sophisticated insights and analytics. 

 After successfully exiting Menome following its acquisition by Arcurve, Mike now advises enterprises, teams and projects on effectively harnessing AI to maximize value and augment organizational performance. Mike is also frequently speaker on the subject of pragmatic, applied AI.