Careers: Interviews
Sheldon Fernandez: CEO of DarwinAI; Top Executive and Thought Leader in Technical and Enterprise Communities

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Sheldon Fernandez.

Sheldon FernandezSheldon Fernandez is the CEO of DarwinAI, a startup commercializing cutting-edge IP from an academic team at the University of Waterloo. Darwin’s unique technology facilities edge and explainable AI and is being leveraged in numerous industries including autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, and aerospace and defense.

Sheldon is a seasoned executive and respected thought leader in the technical and enterprise communities. Throughout his career, he has applied emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to the enterprise. First, in his capacity as CTO at Infusion, the company he founded out of Waterloo with five partners that grew to 700 people. Then subsequently, at Avanade, the organization that acquired Infusion in March of 2017. Through his career, Sheldon has coupled his entrepreneurial endeavors with non-technical pursuits, resulting in an interdisciplinary approach that is critical to the intelligent application of AI.

He completed a Master's degree in theology at the University of Toronto in 2008, with thesis work in neuroscience and metaethics, and also pursued creative writing at Oxford University.

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