What is City.AI?

City.AI’s mission is simple. Democratize the design, development, and use of AI so business and community organizations can apply it in a responsible, impactful way!


City.AI is an international organization striving to ensure diverse and responsible development and application of AI. Their efforts strive to fulfill the real social needs of humanity and our world. Since 2016, City.AI has emerged as the world’s leading non-profit connecting the AI community globally and supporting local AI ecosystems to develop further.


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AI Practicioners Engaged


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Panel Experts

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Joseph Hopkins

Founder and Senior Managing Partner



A thought-leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Authentication, Joseph served at the helm of an innovative security technology firm generating cryptography advances for consumer, enterprise and government sectors. He’s authored key patent applications about network security, identity verification, content security, as well as network tracking/use verification.

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Heather Barron

Senior Managing Architect and Technical Delivery Leader



Heather Barron is a proven technology leader across multiple IT disciplines with 25 years of hands-on software development, team level, and executive level management experience in both large enterprises and startups.

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Neil Sahota

Author of Own the AI Revolution

UN Speaker


Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Faculty at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by emerging technology.


Michael Ashley

Co-author of Own the AI Revolution

INK Wordsmiths


Fascinated with the artificial intelligence revolution, Michael is co-author to the ultimate guide for businesses “Own the AI Revolution” on the subject of AI with Neil Sahota. At INK Wordsmiths, Michael shapes hearts and minds through the power of narrative by transforming clients into subject matter experts and thought leaders.

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Samantha McDermott


City.AI Ambassador


An expert advisor in the technology space, Samantha has 20 years of experience devloping and driving communications, marketing, and public relations. She has advised throughout the US and abroad, developing a diverse knowledge of AI applications across different industries.

Why Attend

Join OC’s AI Thought Leaders

Enjoy cocktails and appetizers alongside top innovators and technology decision-makers in the area.

Forge Strategic Relationships

Develop meaningful connections that can support your business objectives.

Get Inspired

Learn how top OC companies are applying AI and digital transformation to future-proof their organizations.

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