Ronald Schmelzer

Ronald Schmelzer

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Ron is the principal analyst, managing partner and founder of the artificial intelligence-focused analyst and advisory firm Cognilytica, and is also the host of the AI Today Podcast, a SXSW Innovation Awards judge, the founder and operator of the TechBreakfast demo format events, and an expert in AI, machine learning, enterprise architecture, venture capital, startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and more.  

Prior to founding Cognilytica, Ron founded and ran ZapThink, an industry analyst firm focused on service-oriented architecture, cloud computing, web services, XML and enterprise architecture, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in August 2011.

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