Dr. Adnan Masood is responsible for the firm’s overall strategy for cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and academic relationships. He is recognized as Microsoft Regional Director, and MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Artificial Intelligence by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in the field. Dr. Masood is the Co-Author of Microsoft AI Playbook. Dr. Masood collaborates with Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT Computer Science & AI Lab, and leads a team of data scientists and engineers building artificial intelligence solutions to produce business value and insights that affect a range of businesses, products, and initiatives. Throughout his career, Dr. Masood has been a trusted advisor to the C-suite, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Dr. Masood is Stevie Award winner for Technical Professional of the Year 2019. Author of Amazon bestseller in programming languages, "Functional Programming with F#", and Cognitive Computing Recipes: Artificial Intelligence Solutions Using Microsoft Cognitive Services and TensorFlow. Adnan teaches Data Science at Park University, and has taught Windows WCF courses at UCSD. He is an international speaker to academic and technology conferences, code camps, and user groups.