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MindMeld: CEO & AI – Merging Mental & Metal


This onsite executive seminar CEO: MindMeld on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is meant to plant the seeds of executive level knowledge and thinking about this young but growing new field. In the pursuit of this new technology, it is important to remember that technology accelerates faster and faster while increasing humanism increases the complexity of business management.  This seminar is also part of a Certificate Program from the AI User Forum.  For scheduling, consultation or interviews, please contact via or 303-594-1694.

No matter who you are or what you do, MindMeld: CEO and AI is a seminar you must attend to understand the vast technological advancements coming your way—advancements that will impact how you do business… how you make decisions… how you communicate… and how you will live. It’s your personal guided tour into the latest trends, issues, problems, challenges, and promise of our technological past, present, and future. Beyond mere theory and speculation, you’ll see firsthand the very real developments in Knowledge Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Visualization, and Knowledge Networking Systems.

Future trends conclude the seminar. Planning and methodologies for the practical applications of knowledge engineering are reviewed along with anticipation technologies are discussed as issues for future users and designers of artificial intelligence. The seminar ends with a renewed emphasis of the need for a working relationship between the people and the technology: “The interdependence of technology and human behavior cannot be overemphasized.”

Seminar evaluation: “Tom’s insights far exceeded my expectations with his viable approach to AI strategies along with strategic business assessments are concepts that I can put to use organizing our own AI strategy.” Paul D. CEO

Book review: “As the CEO of an energy industrial company and actively involved in CEO Leadership Forums I have been following AI for more than a decade.  Indeed the promises for improving many technical tasks are interesting yet in reality often prove more complex to manage than proposed.  MindMeld was very profound in proposing that AI starts not at the bottom of the organization but with CXO decision-making and worth reading by anyone in or rising to the boardroom.” George B. CEO


This seminar is meant to plant the seeds of knowledge, to instill that sense of wonder of artificial intelligence in all its forms. In the pursuit of this new technology, it is important to remember that humanism cannot be denied. MindMeld is meant to expand “human effectiveness and efficiency,” not replace it.  Topics include but not limited to:

Session 1 – Introduction to Knowledge Technology

– Knowledge Technology Limitations and Possibilities

– Technology in Business Management

– Management Styles and Technology

– Knowledge Management in an AI Mind Meld

– Information providers

– Knowledge Users

– Power brokers

– Knowledge Processing

– Knowledge Innovation

– Multidimensional Management Systems (MMS)

– Intelligence-Aided Decision-Making (IAD)

– AI Melded Management and Communications

– CEO AI-Melded Strategies

– Group Decision-Making and AI Melded Technology

Session 2 – Issues in Knowledge Technology

– Gaming as Business Strategy

– Problem-Solving Strategies

– Gaming as Business Strategy

Session 3 – Expert Systems

– Vertical Intelligence

– Lateral Intelligence

– Oblique Intelligence

– AI Management Formats

Session 4 – Visualization Systems

– Communication Theory Versus Information Theory

– Machine Intelligence Technology

– Organizational Gaming Modeling

– Game Theory

– AI and Business

Session 5 – Knowledge Networking Systems

– Life in the Nano Fast Lane

– Leadership though Knowledge Networking

– Organizational Relationships

– Organizational Intelligence System

– Corporate Management

– Organizational Networking

– Decision-Making – CEO Level AI

Session 6 – Future Trends – CEO Mind Meld

– Tactical and Strategic Considerations

– Business Strategy Analysis

– Monitoring and Environmental Tracking

– Strategic management planning

– Corporate Culture and Strategic Alliances

– Anticipation Technologies

– Lifestyle Path

– Integration of Anticipation technology

– AI in Communications and Information Theory

– Future Trends – Can We Really Predict Anything

– Future Management

Conclusion and Discussion

       Private sessions are available on the day of or after depending on availability. Due to time constraints and potential audience questions not all topics will be presented and some may be delayed until after the seminar.  Note: this is an executive level presentation not a technical coding course.

Please note:  If you want to know if specific concepts are covered, please email


The author and presenter have used their best efforts in preparing this seminar and the programs contained in it. These efforts include the development, research, and testing of the theories and programs to determine their effectiveness. The author and presenter make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to these programs or the documentation contained in this seminar. The author and presenter shall not be liable in any event for incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the furnishing, performance, or use of these programs.

Delivery methods – three- or six-hour onsite delivery.  Scheduling is extremely limited due to previously scheduled seminars.  If you have topic or scheduling questions, you can call 303-594-1694 or email

Scheduling and Terms – Tuition and travel are prepaid prior to confirmation of delivery date.  Payment methods include credit cards, PayPal, ACH/wire. Due to the breadth and depth of this seminar, all topics may not be discussed due to student questions and class interaction. Course topics or terms may change without notice.