CEO of SpinGlass & Former White House Innovation Fellow
Dr. Eric Daimler is a leading authority in robotics and artificial intelligence with over 20 years of industry experience as an entrepreneur, investor, academic researcher, and policymaker. Eric is the co-founder and CEO of SpinGlass, a multi-tiered platform for fueling the development and adoption of emerging robotics and AI technology. SpinGlass creates, acquires, and applies modern digital technologies including AI & Robotics to industries traditionally slow to adopt them.
Eric served under the Obama Administration as a Presidential Innovation Fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, driving the agenda for U.S. leadership in research, commercialization, and public adoption of AI & Robotics. He previously co-founded six technology companies that have done pioneering work in fields from storage software systems to statistical arbitrage. Additionally, he has taught Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon and founded the university’s Entrepreneurial Management program, also helping to launch Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley Campus.
A frequent speaker, lecturer, and commentator, Eric works to empower communities and citizens to leverage robotics and AI to build a more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future. His academic research focuses at the intersection of Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, and Network Science (Graph Theory). He has a specialization in computation and policy, including public policy and economics. Eric studied at the University of Washington-Seattle, Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon, where he earned his PhD in Computer Science.