Kevin Dewalt

Kevin Dewalt

Founder, Prolego

Kevin Dewalt’s professional passion is helping the world’s largest companies integrate the transformational technology of AI. In 2017 he co-founded Prolego to help Fortune 500 companies take advantage of the biggest technology shift since the internet.

He has helped drive AI adoption at diverse companies such as Bosch, Raytheon, Cox Enterprises, T. Rowe Price, Lockheed Martin, Cloudera, Transamerica, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Protective Life, and FINRA. His work touches every aspect of generating business value with AI, from state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to board-level strategies for $100M multiple-year investments.

In addition to his technology expertise, Kevin is also a highly regarded AI advisor to some of the world’s most influential business leaders. He is author of the widely read strategy book Become an AI Company in 90 Days. He also wrote the world’s first AI comic book, Adventures in AI. Globally, more than 30,000 executives have taken his MIT Bootcamp, AI in the Enterprise. Kevin has also been a guest lecturer at Berkeley, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon.

Kevin founded Prolego after a distinguished 30-year career as a technology innovator, entrepreneur, and investor. At In-Q-Tel, the investing arm of the US intelligence community, and at the National Science Foundation, he helped make over 50 venture capital investments of more than $50M.

He is the founder of four startup technology companies and an early investor in more than 10. As an early strategic investor in Palantir, he helped founder Stephen Cohen to deploy the company’s first AI product in the US intelligence community.

As a board member of SENS Research Foundation, Kevin works with philanthropists like Peter Thiel to develop cures for diseases of aging.

Kevin was the top graduate in his US Coast Guard Academy class, with a degree in electrical engineering. His expertise in AI began during his master’s degree at Stanford University, where he completed original research under legend Dr. Bernard Widrow.

Although his lifelong dream of playing professional golf was prematurely cut short – at birth by an utter lack of talent – he and his wife enjoy playing golf near their home in Savannah, Georgia.

The AI Revolution: How Your Business, Life, and Society will be Radically Different in 10 years

Main Stage / Ballroom

In the whirlwind of AI’s relentless advance, we stand at the precipice of a new era, one that reshapes every facet of our existence—our businesses, our daily lives, and the very fabric of society. Imagine a world where AI-driven innovations in image generation, reasoning, robotics, and natural language processing transform the impossible into the everyday, […]

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