Helen and Dave Edwards

AI INTELLIGENTSIA

CEO & CPO, Solve Next

BEND, OREGON

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Dave and Helen are CEO and CPO of Solve Next, an innovation software and services company combining the best of human and artificial intelligence. Over the past decade, Dave and Helen have founded four companies together. Most recently, they co-founded Intelligentsia.ai which researched how humans and machines will work together in the age of AI. They sold Intelligentsia.ai to Quartz, a division of Atlantic Media, and then co-led Quartz’s AI information platform. They are co-authoring an upcoming book that describes the impact of artificial intelligence on human work and serves as a guide to human-machine collaboration. 

Helen has spent her career at the edges of chaos; where technological innovation collides head-on with traditional ways of doing things. She's been described as being able to see new relationships and counter-intuitive outcomes; to "link the un-linkable." Her past experience includes being CIO of Transpower, New Zealand's national grid, head of emerging products at Pacific Gas and Electric and head of corporate venturing for Meridian Energy. 

Dave is a trend-spotter, analyst, and storyteller. He has spent his career distilling and advancing big technology trends like the internet, cleantech, and artificial intelligence. His brain is split in two with half dedicated to creatively designing consumer experiences while the other half has an uncanny ability to find the right metric to measure and build upon. His past experience includes being head of software application marketing at Apple, head of consumer strategy at SunPower, and a lead technology research analyst at Morgan Stanley. 



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