Dennis R. Mortensen is the CEO and Founder of x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in the analytics, optimization and big data space and has been since its inception – he is also a fully-fledged entrepreneur and successfully delivered a number of company exits. Dennis’s long term vision of killing the inbox triggered the formation of x.ai and the artificial intelligence driven personal assistant. He’s an accredited Associate Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia, the Author of Data Driven Insights from Wiley and a frequent speaker on the subject of Analytics and Data.
Episode #1344 Dennis R. Mortensen: How Radical Transparency Breeds Trust at x.ai
Dennis and Jenna discuss how x.ai’s culture of radical feedback and transparency breeds trust, commitment and a willingness to go the extra mile. They chat about Dennis’ transition from leading a B2B company, where you have a close relationship with your customers, to leading a B2C company and learning how to communicate at scale. Dennis also shares why he believes being happy is a daily decision and his Sunday ritual of walking the length of Manhattan (13.6 miles), without any technology, to let his mind wander.
Episode #1267 Dennis R. Mortensen: x.ai's Quest to Schedule 10 Billion Meetings
Dennis and Jenna discuss the team's efforts bringing x.ai's first public product to life, Amy's inherent virality, and the future of vertical A.I.