Naveen Rao, PhD is the CEO/Co-founder of MosaicML, an AI company formed in 2021 to enable organizations to develop state-of-the-art machine learning models across NLP, Vision, and emerging domains. Naveen is a recognized expert in AI systems and was previously the CEO and co-founder of Nervana Systems, the first hardware startup for modern deep learning. After Nervana was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2016, Naveen became Intel’s Head of AI and led Intel’s AI program, which he then grew into its own division. Prior to Nervana, Naveen held various AI research, design, and architecture roles. He holds a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Brown University and BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University.