Join us for a Fireside Chat with Dr. Nashlie Sephus to discuss how to find and hire a good C.T.O. for your early-stage startup, how to navigate the CEO/CTO relationship, and answer pressing questions you may have to jump start your base of technical talent for your organization.
Innovate Mississippi is hosting a series of webinars for startups and small businesses. Join us Wednesday, May 13, 10:00AM-11:00AM for the second webinar in this series featuring Dr. Nashlie Sephus.
Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus is the Applied Science Manager for Amazon Artificial Intelligence (AI) focusing on fairness and identifying biases in these technologies.
She formerly led the Amazon Visual Search team in Atlanta, which launched visual search for replacement parts on the Amazon Shopping app in June
2018. This technology was a result of former startup Partpic (Atlanta) being acquired by Amazon, for which she was the Chief Technology Officer
(CTO). Prior to working at Partpic, she received her Ph.D. from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
in 2014 and worked for a year with Exponent, a technical consulting firm in New York City. Her core research areas were digital signal processing,
machine learning, and computer engineering. She received her B.S. in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University (2007). Dr. Sephus
is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and she’s had several internships and research experiences worldwide with companies such as IBM, Delphi, University
of California at Berkeley, GE Research Center, GE Energy, Miller Transporters, and Kwangwoon University in Seoul, South Korea. Recently, Dr. Sephus
became founder and CEO of The Bean Path,
a non-profit organization based in Jackson, MS assisting individuals with technical expertise and guidance to fill the tech gap in communities.