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First Tri-Valley AI Summit to take place in Dublin next week

Bay Area tech leaders to discuss impact and future of artificial intelligence
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Dozens of business, technology and research leaders from across the Bay Area are set to meet later this month at the inaugural Tri-Valley Generative AI Summit.

Organized collectively by Startup Tri-Valley, the city of Dublin and, the event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday (Aug. 29) at the Patelco Credit Union Corporate Headquarters in Dublin from 4-7 p.m.

The inspiration for a summit on artificial intelligence hosted locally was born from the minds of "Tri-Valley Startup" podcast hosts Hazel Wetherford and Yolanda Fintschenko. Following an episode recording of the show with guest Saurabh Kumar, the three began discussing the founding of such an event.

The organizers felt that Dublin would be the ideal place to host a meeting due its location, community and high volume of technology-forward businesses. The idea formed organically, according to the founders.

"Starting our company right here in our backyard in the Tri-Valley was a fantastic personal and business decision," said Kumar, who is the founder and CEO of the Dublin-based operation "By the end of recording the podcast, I realized that we should be doing more to highlight what a great place this is for companies working in artificial intelligence, such as"

The Startup Tri-Valley hosts echoed this sentiment.

"We have so many exciting things happening in the City of Dublin and in the Tri-Valley," said Wetherford, Dublin's deputy city manager. "It's important to highlight achievements of the companies that call Tri-Valley cities like Dublin home. Even more important is taking the opportunity they offer the community to learn from their expertise through events like the AI Summit."

As its main event, the summit will host a panel discussion on the use and impact of AI technology in day-to-day scenarios.

Titled "A Resilience-Centered Framework Built on Generative AI", the panel will be moderated by Jason Sydow, a Pleasanton resident who works with the Palo Alto-based venture firm Next47.

"Our event will dig deep into how to use generative AI to build resilience into business and individual professional plans with local and regional experts," organizers said of the panel. "We will have an interactive discussion to help you understand what generative AI can and can't do, how to connect to experts and resources, and how to factor generative AI into your personal and professional resilience planning."

Featured speakers of the discussion include Kumar, Google engineer Jamar Thomas, Workday manager of advanced research Monte LaBute and others. A network reception with snacks and refreshments will follow the panel.

"Artificial intelligence, particularly generative AI, has importance to every industry," said Fintschenko, executive director of the i-GATE Innovation Hub, which is leading the Startup Tri-Valley initiative. "Our Tri-Valley startup ecosystem is strengthened because we can connect experts in many deeply technical fields to each other and to the broader business community through events like this."

Founders of the event have said it will be an amazing opportunity for IT managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs alike to commingle. Visitors from the Tri-Valley, Silicon Valley and Bay Area regions are welcome to attend.

To find out more about the first annual Tri-Valley AI Summit or secure tickets, visit


About the Author: Nicole Gonzales

Nicole Gonzales is a staff reporter for Embarcadero Media’s East Bay Division, the Pleasanton Weekly. Nicole began writing for the publication in July 2022.
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