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Voices of Business Speaker Series

Voices of Business Speaker Series




9:30 - 11:00 am
Networking 9:30 - 10:00 am
Speaker(s) Discussion: 10:00 - 11:00 am
$10 General Admission, Free to CWE Members, Chatham Students, Veterans and Active-Duty Service Chatham Eastside Campus
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Join CWE and our community for a morning full of engaging discussions from experts and business leaders about top strategies you can implement to take your business to the next level. Gain actionable tips and practical advice entrepreneurs can use to create the best possible opportunities for success. The Voices of Business Speaker Series highlights entrepreneurs and business leaders from a range of industries and diverse backgrounds. The series will feature casual networking and light refreshments and is open to everyone to attend.

Upcoming Dates & Speakers

Thursday, April 18

Building an AI Toolbox for Any Business

In today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an indispensable tool across various industries. This talk is designed for aspiring and existing business owners who want to add AI tools to their working lives in an informed and responsible way. Alison Alvarez, CEO and Co-Founder of BlastPoint will discuss the myriad of new technologies that can super charge your communications, save time, and help you work smarter, not harder. Alison will also discuss how we think about using AI ethically and potential pitfalls that may occur when using AI tools.


Alison Alvarez

Alison Alvarez

CEO & Co-Founder, BlastPoint

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Alison Alvarez spent over a decade building big data tools for large companies in the media, automotive and banking spaces. She became convinced that more affordable and accessible solutions should exist and applied those insights to build BlastPoint. She has emerged as an expert consultant regarding large geospatial data systems, lecturing around the country to teach people how to use data tools for themselves. Alison is an NSF Research Fellow, a Jack Kent Cooke Fellow, and a Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow. She holds two Master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon: a 2007 MS from the Language Technologies Institute at the School of Computer Science and a 2016 MBA from the Tepper School of Business. She is a former advisor to Y-Combinator’s Valor Water.