Conference Chair, CEO, Trends Equity
Mr. Weinman is CEO/Founder of Trends Equity, Inc. and conference chair/founder of AI World. He is also executive editor of AI Trends. For over two decades, Eliot has been a successful entrepreneur and veteran high tech market expert. During this time, he has built and sold four leading publishing firms whose media, events and research services had become the largest in their respective industry. Some of these include 4G World, RoboNexus, RoboBusiness Conference & Expo, Mobile Commerce World and Application Development Conference & Expo. He has served as founding publisher, editor and author of numerous magazines, books and research studies in areas such as AI, mobile commerce, 4G/telecommunications, mobile internet, application development, IT, robotics and enterprise software. He has consulted to leading hardware, software and consulting firms, and his firms have partnered with and/or were acquired by companies such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Meta Group (now Gartner), IDG, CMP (now UBM), Yankee Group, Accenture, Internet.com, Accenture, HP and others.
Mr. Weinman is the editorial advisor for the San Francisco Chronicle “Future of Business and Technology” supplement where he authored the lead article “The A.I. World Awakens“. He is also editorial advisor for the branded content section in FORTUNE (to be published in 2017) on Cognitive Technologies. AI World and AI Trends were recently honored by FORTUNE who said, “AI World and AI Trends are becoming the preeminent integrated media, publishing and conference brands in the industry.”
Mr. Weinman received his M.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University where he earned a research fellowship in AI thru a collaborative program with MIT and GE. After working at MIT’s Draper Lab’s in advanced software engineering and before starting his first publishing firm, he led the implementation one of the country’s first underwriting expert systems at a top 10 insurance carrier. He served as chairman of the first U.S. conference on AI and expert systems for the financial services industry. Previously, he received his B.S. in Accounting and was a CPA for several large public accounting firms on Wall St.