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With Artificial Intelligence continuing to dominate conversations in our region, state and nation, I wanted to host an AI Summit, gathering local government and state leaders, start ups, and investors for a conversation on AI and what it means for our economy, the future of work, and our lives.

Who better to turn to for advice than one of Godfathers of the Internet Revolution, than my family friend and West Virginia brother, John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems (Now a Venture Investor at JC2 Ventures) In twenty years, John tool Cisco from $70 million to $47 billion, led Cisco through eight downturns and acquired 180 companies along the way.

Today, he is a Venture Investor running JC2 Ventures, and advises many nations in the world in digital strategy, including India. Today, John has invested in 3 AI start ups, which are now unicorns and will share his perspectives on the opportunities and challenges which AI brings, and the impact on the future of our nation and world and the future of work and start up growth.

During this hybrid event, we will also hear from NC Secretary of Technology Jim Weaver on the North Carolina AI strategy, along with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Allen Thomas, SBA Southeast Director on small business resources. Director Thomas will be there to talk about loan and capital opportunities for small business and start ups!) We will also hear from a few AI start ups and how they are offering services in different sectors, particularity local governments.

Finally, Tom Snyder from RIoT, will also be moderating a panel on the opportunities for local governments to leverage AIIOT innovation to enhance the quality of services to our residents and to grow jobs in North Carolina.

A special thanks to NC Tech, RIoT, NC IDEA, and Tie Carolinas.

This event will be a HYBRID event. In-person participation is encouraged, but a Zoom link will be sent to all who register.

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