Kathleen Walch

Kathleen Walch

Managing partner, Cognilytica

Kathleen is managing partner and founder of Cognilytica. She co-developed the firm's Cognitive Project Management for AI (CPMAI) methodology in use by Fortune 1000 firms and government agencies worldwide to effectively run and manage their AI and advanced data projects.

CPMAI+E certified, Kathleen is a lead instructor on CPMAI courses and training. Her experience as a data-focused analyst with a background in marketing along with her expertise in project management issues around organizational adoption of data led to the development of the CPMAI methodology. Learn more about the methodology at cognilytica.com/cpmai.

A dynamic presenter, researcher and thought leader on emerging technology best practices, Kathleen is a frequent speaker and keynoter at industry events. She helped launch the AI-focused working group at ATARC and serves as the AI working group chair, helping organizations and government agencies apply AI best practices. Kathleen was selected to join OECD's ONE AI and Expert Group on AI risk and accountability in 2019 at the OECD ONE group launch. Kathleen is also a co-host of Cognilytica's AI Today podcast, a regular Forbes contributor, a contributor to TechTarget Editorial's Enterprise AI site and an SXSW Innovation Awards judge.

Prior to her work at Cognilytica, Kathleen founded tech startup HourlyBee, an online scheduling system for home services, where she quickly became an expert in grassroots marketing, networking and employee management. Before that, Kathleen was a key part of the direct marketing operation for Harte Hanks, managing large-scale direct mail campaigns for marquee clients. Kathleen received a degree in marketing from Loyola University.

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