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Mastering Innovation: November 1, 2018

Host Nicolaj Siggelkow is joined by Danny Lange (VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies) and Stephanie Linnartz (Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International) on the Thursday, November 1, 2018 edition of Mastering Innovation.

Air Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Stephanie Linnartz

Air Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Stephanie Linnartz

Danny Lange

Air Time: 4:30 pm
Featuring: Danny Lange

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Danny Lange

VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies

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Dr. Danny Lange is VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies. He joins from Uber, where he was Head of Machine Learning. At Uber, Danny led the efforts to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support Uber’s hyper-growth. As VP of AI and Machine Learning, Danny leads Unity’s efforts around AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning.

Previously, Danny was General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning — an AWS product that offers Machine Learning as a Cloud Service. Before that, he was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. Danny spent eight years on Speech Recognition Systems, first as CTO of General Magic, Inc., then through his work on General Motors OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri. Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research.

Danny holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has several patents to his credit.

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Stephanie Linnartz

Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International

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Stephanie Linnartz is one of the most experienced, influential and accomplished leaders in the travel, leisure and lifestyle spaces. She currently oversees a wide range of critical business functions at Marriott International, with a portfolio of more than one million rooms, 6,700 properties, 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories with 750,000+ managed and franchise associates, and one of the largest loyalty programs in the world.

Her distinct ability to forecast and manage shifts and disrupters in the dynamic travel industry is informed by years of experience overseeing venerable brands, IT and Innovation.

Named one of the world’s most influential marketing executives by Forbes, Stephanie has a unique perspective on consumer sentiment and spending across the globe.

She started her career at Hilton Hotels Corporation; joined Marriott in 1997 as a financial analyst, working her way up in a wide range of positions with increasing scope; and is now one of the company’s highest-ranking executives.

Linnartz also serves on the Board of Home Depot.

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