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ali husain
chief software architect, Skygrid

Ali Husain, Chief Software Architect at SkyGrid, A Boeing, SparkCognition Company, is a technologist with more than 10 years of industry experience building various product platforms ranging from developing reinforcement learning models, drone swarm software, ERP solutions to AI platforms. At SkyGrid, Ali is responsible for the development and execution of all software capabilities. He is a Director of Labs at SparkCognition, a leading AI company. Ali was previously Director of Solutions at SparkCognition, responsible for building out the company's natural language platform, DeepNLP. Ali led the development of Project Ares, a cyber training platform, winner of the 2016 Edison Award.

Prior to joining SparkCognition, Ali was at Microsoft, where he worked on their CRM and ERP product offerings in the Microsoft Business Solutions group. He was leading the initiative to modernize Dynamics AX and managed development for the Dynamics AX mobile applications. In addition to working on the core product, Ali also represented the Dynamics Product Group at various platforms, including the Dynamics Technical Conference.

Additionally, Ali has led numerous inventions during his career and has multiple patents under his name. He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from The University of Austin at Texas.