Artificial Intelligence Trends & Use Cases

Signature Series Event

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202

The ABD Society was pleased to invite all to our Signature Series Event at Charlotte's NASCAR Hall of Fame.

This event was dedicated to a stimulating discussion on Artificial Intelligence as it applies to every industry vertical. Our speakers focused on the latest trends in AI and presented real-world case studies from various sectors, in addition to highlighting the role of AI in combating social issues like human trafficking.

During the reception, attendees were given the oppurtunity to network with some of the brightest minds in the industry while enjoying Wine and delicious Hors D'Oeuvres.

The best part - this one was completely on the house! 

Event Schedule

4:00 PM - Registration    4:30 PM - Speaker Session     6:00 PM - Wine and Hors D'Oeuvres



      Maurice Bin Mu | LinkedIn

Keynote Speaker

Bio: Bin Mu is the head of Data & Analytics Solutions at Brighthouse Financial. He has been in the data and analytics field for more than 25 years, and has held numerous executive positions across different industries, including MetLife, Cigna, Deloitte, and Limited Brands.

Bin Mu is also a competitive marathoner and triathlete.


Javier Guillen | LinkedIn


Bio: Javier Guillen is the Director of Data Engineering at Syntelli Solutions, Inc., a boutique consulting company focused on Data Science enablement. He has 18 years of experience working in technology, with ten of those in business intelligence.

Javier is an adjunct professor for the City University of New York (CUNY) data & analytics program and also a board advisor for the Computer Technical Institute at Central Piedmont Community College. He co-founded the Charlotte Business Intelligence User Group, a non profit dedicated to promote technology in the local community.


Mark Cooke | LinkedIn

Tammy Harris | LinkedIn

Presentation: During their presentation, Mark and Tammy will highlight the social good aspect of the ABD Society. They will discuss the realities of trafficking in our Queen City, and the role of The Ursus Institute in preventing the same. The duo will also share a few real world stories in the realm of human trafficking and their anti-trafficking work.

Bio: Dr. Mark Cooke is an innovation and technology consultant, a data geek, and an all around technophile. His experience spans multiple product launches, corporate leadership, and fourteen years creatively building solutions and managing culture change. Mark's skills include a broad range of technologies, solutions design and implementation, government affairs, audit and fraud detection, and information security. Mark earned his doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut where he focused on government, democracy, indigenous issues, gender, and violence. He is a KNIME Trusted Instructor, and has taught data analytics for the Wake Forest Business school.

Bio: Originally from Pennsylvania, Tammy earned her BS in Marketing from Penn State University and also holds an MA in Education. She has had a passion for pursing social good endeavors since she relocated to Charlotte 14 years ago, where she worked with the ESL refugee population, the disadvantaged youth, and, most recently, domestic victims of human trafficking. From 2016-18, she served as Director of Development for Redeeming Joy, and the housing and restoration center for female sex-trafficking victims.  

With this experience, Tammy took on the role of a subject-matter expert at the UNCC Data Analytics Initiative that worked to determine the prevalence of sex trafficking in North Carolina. This further led to an opportunity to serve as a mentor and judge in the 2017 Queen City Hackathon. Tammy now works in the capacity of Executive Director for the ABD Society; striving towards its mission of using analytics for social good. She also serves as a subject-matter expert for the CWA of North Carolina, is co-founder of a new anti-trafficking non-profit (The Ursus Institute), acts as a legislative team leader for the Cabarrus County Trafficking Task Force, and has given input to our General Assembly members regarding House Bill 910- Human Trafficking: Resistance and Rescue.