VIRTUAL: Student Innovation Center Flagship Fridays: Tony Sardella

Date(s) - 2 Oct 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM




Anthony Sardella is the Founder and Vice-Chairman of evolve24 a company he founded in 2004. He guides the company’s advancements in artificial intelligence, data, and decision sciences. evolve24 is a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences that drives greater certainty in strategic decision making. The company has been repeatedly ranked among the top big data and analytics companies by CIO Magazine and Forrester Research for helping Fortune companies across diverse industry sectors achieve successful growth strategies. With a series of breakthrough patented algorithms, the company can sift through massive unstructured datasets in real-time to gain meaning and understanding of human emotion, perception so as to anticipate behavior. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis where he lectures on societal externalities shaping business strategy.  Previously, Anthony was the Chief Innovation and Growth Officer for a privately held holding company where he led innovation and investment efforts aimed at driving profitable growth opportunities for the portfolio. He also served as the Director of Analytics at Monsanto Company and contributed to he development and implementation of strategies for faster adoption of Monsanto’s suite of biotechnology products. His career of breakthrough work was honored by induction as a Laureate of the Smithsonian Institute for his visionary work leading to significant social and economic impact in the field of science and technology.

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Online every Friday in academic session, the Student Innovation Center will feature “Flagship Fridays What IF— Innovators Forum,” an interviewer moderated, on-line conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation.   Our universities do an excellent job of incorporating technical, hands-on and experiential learning.  Yet these experiences rarely afford students that window of insight about those behavioral characteristics that drive successful and industry changing innovation.  In our What IF sessions, industry mavericks will share their personal stories of innovation as well as their perspective of how, where, when, and why innovation is such a critical driver of social and economic progress and sustainability.

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