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What should executives keep in mind when considering the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure their organization’s data privacy?
The June 2023 episode of the Arizona Technology Council’s AZTechCast podcast featured experts including Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CEO of Botco.ai; Demetrius Dillard, senior director of IS/IT at Aspire Indiana Health; and Chris Maeda, chief technology officer at Botco.ai. These leaders joined Steve Zylstra, Council president and CEO, and Karen Nowicki, president and owner of Phoenix Business RadioX, in discussing how to maintain control over your enterprise data when using large, publicly available generative AI language models.
In this hour-long episode, the panel of three experts explained the difference between generative AI and traditional AI, why generative AI is at the forefront of so many trending technology conversations, why generative AI is an appealing prospect for many organizations and how organizations are using this technology to make their processes more efficient. Throughout this entire conversation, the experts had an honest conversation about the possible dangers of entering data into a large language model and the best practices that organizations should adopt to protect themselves, their data and their customers.
Aspire Indiana is nonprofit, financially strong – and growing. Their health centers are located in Central Indiana, but their reach extends to helping Hoosiers all across the state.
A fully integrated health care provider, Aspire offers both primary medical and behavioral health care, but also addresses social drivers of health like employment and housing.
Their support programs include addiction services, individual and group therapy, infectious disease, youth and family services, crisis management, rehabilitation, housing assistance, job placement and more.
With over 500 members of staff and locations in Anderson, Carmel, Elwood, Indianapolis, Lebanon, and Noblesville, they are changing the way that healthcare is delivered not only to their target populations, but to anyone who wants high quality integrated healthcare at an affordable price.
Today, their mission statement is “Together…Making Health and Well-Being a Reality”. That reality can only be achieved by taking healthcare out of its traditional silos of behavioral health, primary health, and substance abuse treatment and managing health from a whole person perspective.
Their professionals work as a team to develop individualized and comprehensive treatment plans for the primary and behavioral healthcare needs of each individual that we serve. Many of their services are offered on a sliding-fee scale for those who don’t have insurance.
As Senior Director of Information Systems and Technology, Demetrius Dillard oversees all technical, communications and information systems infrastructure. This includes cloud-based server platforms, databases, and systems related to communication and networking.
He provides direction, planning, evaluation, recommendation and policy development pertaining to all technology platforms and information security.
Demetrius has undergraduate degrees from Purdue University with a focus on healthcare technology management, and a Master’s of Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Administration from Western Governors University.
As a strategist, Demetrius focuses on the best way to integrate technology that is both purposeful and fiscally responsible. Throughout his career he has been tasked with EHR integration, IS/IT security and infrastructure, HIPAA privacy and security compliance, medical practice transformation, strategic planning and both departmental and organizational governance.
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Botco.ai’s genAI Chat Cloud enables conversations between businesses and their customers that are engaging, personalized and insightful.
Rebecca Clyde is an accomplished business leader with unique expertise in marketing automation and company building.
Prior to Botco.ai, Clyde founded Ideas Collide, an Inc. 5000 digital agency now in its 15th year serving Fortune 500 companies. She was previously a digital strategist at Intel and holds an MBA from Arizona State University.
Dr. Chris Maeda has over 30 years experience in computer science, machine learning, and AI. He is the CTO at Botco.ai.
Most recently he was the Co-founder & CTO of Rubric (marketing automation platform), CTO and VP of Engineering Broadbase; CTO of Kana. Dr. Maeda graduated from MIT (B.S.) & holds a (PhD) from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Steve Zylstra serves as president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, a role he assumed in 2007. He is responsible for strategy, operations, finance and policy development. Zylstra is a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising social and economic standards in Arizona.
Zylstra serves on numerous councils, committees and boards, was named “Leader of the Year, Technology,” by the Arizona Capitol Times, and “Most Admired Leader” by the Phoenix Business Journal. In addition, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of science in technology from the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz.
Zylstra earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering technology from Western Michigan University.
Karen Nowicki is a successful author, speaker and the creator of Deep Impact Leadership™ and SoulMarks Coaching™. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious national Choice Award® for her book and personal development retreat. Karen was crowned the first-ever “Mompreneur of the Year” Award in 2010 for the southwestern states. She was recognized for her leadership, business acumen, and work-life balance.
Karen has been an expert guest on regional TV and radio shows, including Fox Phoenix Morning Show, Sonoran Living, Good Morning Arizona, The Chat Room, and Mid-Day Arizona. She has been a regular contributor to many print and online magazines – publishing articles and blogs for business and education.
In addition to working with private coaching clients, Karen is also the Owner & President of Phoenix Business RadioX. The Business RadioX Network amplifies the voice of business – serving the Fortune 500,000, not just the Fortune 500. Phoenix Business RadioX helps local businesses and professional associations get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, profession, and community.
Of all the experiences Karen has had the privilege of participating in over her vast career, she shares that Phoenix Business RadioX is a pinnacle adventure!
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Bianca Buliga is a trilingual first-generation American of Romanian ethnicity. A marketing professional with experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Bianca currently works as Director, Marketing & Communications for the Arizona Technology Council.
Previously, Bianca worked as Marketing Communications Lead at Proctorio, a learning integrity platform that offers remote proctoring software ensuring exam integrity for learners around the world.
Bianca also worked as Senior Marketing Manager at SEED SPOT, a social impact incubator that educates, accelerates, and invests in impact-driven entrepreneurs creating market-based solutions to social problems. In January of 2020, Bianca was selected as an awardee of the Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange Program and traveled to the African island of Mauritius to run entrepreneurship programming for 15 impact-driven ecopreneurs on behalf of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Bianca has also completed comprehensive consulting projects for IBM, ESAN Business School, and the Peruvian government, and interned at the Arizona House of Representatives and U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.
Bianca earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Northern Arizona University in 2014 and her Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2017. She is an avid reader, yogi, and world traveler always planning her next trip.
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