Zack Kass

Zack Kass AI Futurist, former Head of Go To Market at OpenAI


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  • AI: Humanity’s New Dawn:
  • Unleash AI’s potential to redefine productivity and reinvent employee satisfaction.
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma: Navigating Our AI Future
  • Pioneering the path towards an AI-empowered future – The Innovator’s roadmap.
  • Charting AI’s Journey: From Humble Beginnings to Technological Transformation

Zack Kass's Biography

Zack Kass is an AI Futurist, keynote speaker, consultant, adjunct professor and the former Head of Go To Market for OpenAI. He has spent over 14 years in AI, leading large teams at some of the industry’s most important companies. His mission is to ensure individuals, businesses, and governments are active participants in the AI-powered future by demystifying AI, making it accessible and understandable for everyone, and helping leaders navigate the rapidly evolving environment.

While Head of Go To Market at OpenAI, Zack worked at the helm of the team key channeling OpenAI’s innovative research into tangible business solutions. Zack built the teams responsible for OpenAI’s sales, partnerships, and customer success and served as a personal advisor to countless executives deploying the technology across their business. 

Today, he is considered one of the foremost thinkers in Applied AI. His thought leadership and techno-optimist views have been featured in countless publications, such as Fortune, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, AdAge, and Business Insider. [Zack supports education and research at two major universities], and still advises Fortune 1,000 board rooms, including Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley, and Amgen.

Beyond the corporate world, Zack is a staunch techno-optimist, an advocate for AI’s potential to revolutionize the human condition and reduce suffering. He works tirelessly to promote the promise of AI, serving as a counter-narrative to the prevailing media cynicism.

Zack received his BA from The University of California, Berkeley, and resides in Santa Barbara, California.


AI: Humanity’s New Dawn:

  • A past, present, and future look at the development of AI, and the effect it will have on the entire human experience. 
  • The lecture explores business, cultural, and familial implications of the technology.
  • Audiences are challenged to completely reimagine what the future might look like. 

Leveraging AI for Good

Unleash AI’s potential to redefine productivity and reinvent employee satisfaction.

In this keynote, Zack explores the intersection of cutting-edge AI advancements and their practical applications in the business landscape. Delve into the current state of AI, its trajectory, and discover how different industries are harnessing this technology to revolutionize efficiency, liberate employees from burnout inducing tasks, and transform work as we know it. Drawing on his years of expertise linking AI advancements to solve bottlenecks at work, Zack presents an inspiring vision of an AI-enhanced future and offers practical, actionable strategies to ensure your organization is equipped to leverage AI for the benefit of your people.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the current AI landscape and its future trajectory
  • Use AI to alleviate burnout by automating laborious tasks
  • Insight into successful AI integrations across different sectors
  • A blueprint for harnessing AI to reimagine the workplace

The Innovator’s Dilemma: Navigating Our AI Future

Pioneering the path towards an AI-empowered future – The Innovator’s roadmap.

Zack navigates the challenges and opportunities that lie at the forefront of AI innovation. He dissects the paradoxical landscape where technology moves at an astounding pace, yet practical, scalable solutions remain elusive.

In this keynote, Zack highlights how innovators can transform these challenges into stepping stones to success in an AI-driven era.

Drawing on his vast experience in AI strategy and implementation, Zack offers a pragmatic approach to future-proofing your business.

He provides a forward-thinking perspective, sharing lessons learned, strategies adopted, and the transformative power of resilience in the face of relentless technological progression.

Key Takeaways

  • Lessons from the frontlines of AI strategy and implementation
  • Actionable approaches to future-proofing your business in an AI-driven world
  • Insights into how innovators can turn these challenges into opportunities

AI Strategy Simplified

Charting AI’s Journey: From Humble Beginnings to Technological Transformation

Zack provides a comprehensive roadmap that charts the trajectory of AI from its humble beginnings to its future potential.

He condenses his vast experience and deep knowledge into a practical guide that demystifies the complexities of AI, offering an insightful perspective on the evolution of this disruptive technology.

Delivering pragmatic strategies, Zack demonstrates how organizations can adapt and thrive amidst the rapid advancements in AI.

This keynote arms your leaders with an understanding of AI’s past to leverage its present and shape your future, positioning your organization at the forefront of this technological revolution.

Key Takeaways

  • Get a comprehensive overview of AI’s evolution and its implications for business
  • Demystify AI’s complexity with a fresh perspective on how to implement
  • Insight into how to future-proof your organization amidst rapid AI advancements 


Consulting Summary

Zack Kass, with his distinguished tenure as the former Head of Go-to-Market at OpenAI, stands out for his comprehensive leadership across sales, solutions, and partnerships. His responsibilities at OpenAI were multifaceted and pivotal in driving the organization's success in the AI industry. By overseeing sales, Zack was instrumental in identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities, fostering relationships with key clients, and ensuring that OpenAI's groundbreaking AI technologies were accessible to a broad range of industries.

In the realm of solutions, Zack's role was critical in tailoring OpenAI's advanced AI capabilities to meet specific business needs. His expertise in developing bespoke AI solutions helped clients overcome unique challenges, thereby enhancing their operational efficiencies and competitive edge. This involved a deep understanding of both the technical nuances of AI technologies and the strategic business contexts in which they were applied. 

Furthermore, Zack's stewardship of partnerships at OpenAI was a testament to his strategic vision and collaborative acumen. He successfully cultivated a network of strategic alliances, bringing together a diverse ecosystem of technology partners, research institutions, and industry leaders. These partnerships were instrumental in accelerating innovation, sharing knowledge, and expanding the reach and impact of OpenAI's technologies.

Zack’s consulting work now leverages his extensive experience in sales, solutions development, and partnerships to offer clients a holistic approach to integrating AI into their business strategies. His proven track record in driving growth, fostering innovation, and building strategic alliances positions him as a valuable boardroom advisor. Zack's ability to bridge the gap between cutting-edge AI research and practical business applications makes him an indispensable resource for organizations aiming to harness the power of AI to achieve their strategic objectives.

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Zack Kass testimonials

John Murphy

President | The Coca-Cola Company

Zack helped us plan our entire AI strategy. He just gets it.

Jeff McMillan

Chief Analytics and Data Officer | Morgan Stanley

Your performance was 1st class. Great insights, and you pitched at the right level for our audience. Everyone said it was the best session of the day! It was brilliant.

Josh Tobin

CEO | Gantry

Zack is easily the most business savvy AI expert I know.

Arjun Prakash

Co-founder & CEO | Distyl AI

We recommend all of our clients talk to Zack about their corporate AI strategy. He's seen it all and can connect dots faster than anyone.

Lukas Biewald

CEO & Co-Founder | Weights & Biases

Few people understand how to apply AI to real world problems as well as Zack. He's been in the industry for so long, and has a remarkable knack for helping people learn what he knows.

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