Sam Cummings, CEO of DataPlant, is revolutionizing the way companies collect and analyze their business data with AI-driven software. His experience as head of data science at Gainsight and enterprise teams at companies such as Indeed inspired him to create DataPlant, a tool that enables companies of all sizes to develop data architecture and produce valuable insights rapidly. By relying on automation and freeing up human energy, businesses can become more efficient and empathetic partners for their customers. Cummings anticipates rolling out Success GPT, which provides businesses with suggestions on how to reach their goals, in the near future.
David Karandish, CEO of Capacity and former founder of Answers.com, is leading the charge in the St. Louis tech startup scene. Capacity’s automated support platform is revolutionizing the way customer service works with AI-powered bots that can answer up to 90% of customer questions. Karandish’s vision for the future of St. Louis includes investing in startups and bridging the digital divide by providing computer science instruction to students from low-income backgrounds.
Writing and getting in front of people were motivations that led to a career in journalism, where most St. Louisans will know she was a morning news reporter at KMOV-4, then news anchor at KPLR-11, followed by a stint as radio host at The Big 550 KTRS.
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