Learn from the experience of our speakers – Michael Ludden

Michael Ludden

Director of Product, IBM Watson Developer Labs, AR/VR Labs


Michael Ludden is a technologist, futurist and product leader who loves to operate on the bleeding edge of what’s possible and is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. Previously Director of Product at IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs, Product/Developer Marketing Manager Lead at Google, Head of Product/Developer Marketing at Samsung and Product/Developer Evangelist at HTC, among other career stops, he has also been involved at various times in development, co-founding startups, tech show hosting, and even cruise-ship singing (don’t ask). As passionate about solving complex real-world problems as he is about Immersive Technologies (AR/VR) and Machine Learning (AI), Michael is also fascinated by all things futurist, and has been continuously involved in the creation of some of the most innovative new products and use cases that exist on the bleeding edge of emerging technology today.

An expert communicator, Michael is adept at providing deep insights that are inspiring and accessible to broad audiences. As such, he is frequently invited to speak on the global speaking circuit as a keynote speaker, thought leader and panelist. He has been invited to speak at most of the major tech conferences around the world, a great many prestigious symposiums, several international universities and has also keynoted private corporate workshops for several multi-national Fortune 500 companies looking to inspire their employees to think strategically, creatively and with an eye towards breakthrough insights.

Current Areas of Focus: AI & Machine Learning, Augmented & Virtual Reality/Computer Vision and Developer Platforms.

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