2024 Fall Celebration




Fall Celebration Dinner

05:30 PM, Leslie Town Centre

Hosted by the College of Business Advisory Board, the annual event brings together alumni, students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the college's recent achievements and to recognize outstanding alumni.

**Event Registration Opens August 19, 2024**


2024 Albrecht Distinguished Lecture SpeakerZack Kass Photo

Zack Kass is an AI futurist, keynote speaker, consultant, and the former Head of Go To Market for OpenAI. He has spent over 14 years in the field of AI with companies like Figure Eight, Lilt, and OpenAI. His mission is to ensure 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 team's helm, channeling OpenAI’s innovative research into tangible business solutions. Zack built the teams responsible for OpenAI’s sales, partnerships, and customer success and was a personal advisor to countless executives deploying the technology across their businesses.

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, to name a few. Zack has also advised many top companies on AI, including Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley, and Amgen.

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

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


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