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Sheldon Fernandez
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Brief Biography
Sheldon Fernandez is a seasoned executive, startup veteran, and respected thought leader in the technical and enterprise communities. Alongside his work as CEO at DarwinAI, Sheldon is also an accomplished author and speaker. He has spoken at numerous conferences in numerous contexts, including Singularity University and MIT Technology Review, and has written technical books and articles on many topics. Throughout 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. In addition to his BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, he completed a Master’s degree in theology at the University of Toronto with thesis work in neuroscience and metaethics and also pursued creative writing at Oxford University.

Darwin’s unique technology facilities explainable and trustworthy AI at the edge and is being leveraged in numerous industries including autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, and aerospace. The company was named a cool vendor in Gartner’s October 2019 Cool Vendors in Enterprise AI Governance and Ethical Response report, and was also selected by CBInsights for its AI 100 annual list of the 100 most promising private AI companies in the world in both 2020 and 2021.
Sheldon Fernandez