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NEIL SAHOTA

IBM Master Inventor I United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert I UC Irvine Professor I Author I Tech Coast Angel

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With 20+ years of business experience, Neil works to inspire clients and business partners to foster innovation and develop next generation products/solutions powered by AI.

Neil's work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.

He actively volunteers with nonprofits for event management, fund raising, grant reviews, and site visits. Neil is an active member of the UCI Alumni Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Marathon, supporting their work with the OC Kids program in fighting childhood obesity.

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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜. ๐—œ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ โ€œ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒโ€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ โ€œ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒโ€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ:

โ–บ helping the United Nations create and launch their AI for Global Good ecosystem.
โ–บ pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) in the early days of IBM Watsonยฎ
โ–บ convincing Global Fortune 500 to forge the first set of products into nascent markets and industries
โ–บ sharing my story of overcoming fear of public speaking and writing to become a dynamic, inspiring speaker and bestselling author

I have been blessed to advise Global Fortune 500 companies, small-medium business, government agencies, non-profits, and academia. The common thread to all of them, they needed my help to become a creator and leader of the digital future. This ranged from product line expansion to entering new markets to driving adoption to being a teacher/speaker.

I help organizations disrupt themselves before someone else disrupts them. I am the Sherpa who unlocks those hidden opportunities, the architect the constructs the bridge to those opportunities, and the counselor that creates a safe environment to manage risk and establish buy-in.

My approach to helping clients is based upon:

โ–บ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ through defined strategic goals and tactical activities that yield tangible benefits
โ–บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ to facilitate communication, understanding, and use of relatable, relevant examples
โ–บ ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† so that clients do not feel like they are taking unbridled risk or pressured to starting a venture they do not believe or establish buy in for
โ–บ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ to develop a culture of client innovation and action to bring hidden opportunities to life
โ–บ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ to help the client with my knowledge, skills, credibility, and business network

๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ.

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