What’s Your Take? Episode 1 — AI Ethics

Our experts will give their take on Artificial Intelligence and the ethical concerns facing businesses and all of us personally.

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Thor Schueler
Director, Innovation

Thor is leading Avanade’s Innovation Lab and Experience Center in Houston and is responsible for driving innovation internally as well as with Avanade’s clients. Thor has developed innovative solutions and strategies for clients in Oil and Gas, Utilities, Retail, Manufacturing and Consulting, including Schlumberger, McDermott, BHGE, Marathon Oil, Marathon Petroleum, Occidental Petroleum Corp, The Men’s Wearhouse, McDermott, MG&E, and many more.

Thor currently focuses on IoT, Machine Learning and AI and Blockchain to create innovative business solutions. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dresden in Germany and has conducted research as a visiting scientist at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Machine Translation.


Chris Russo 

Chris Russo
Group Manager, Business Development

Chris Russo joined Houston’s office in May, 2019 with over six years of sales experience. Prior to Avanade, he spent time at both Gartner & Capgemini. Chris’s passion extends into the professional wrestling ring, where he spent a year as a broadcaster & announcer for WWE, making him the perfect fit to moderate guests on What’s your Take. Chris believes in the power of healthy debate, introspective thinking, and a body slam when guests get out of line. He lives in Houston with his wife, Jelena, and their cat, Bob.

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Featured Guest


Kyle Hale 

Kyle Hale
Group Manager, Advanced Analytics

Analytics solution architect with years of hands-on experience in designing, developing, and delivering world-class data-driven decision support systems. My superpower is an endless supply of curiosity.

I'm passionate about teaching the next generation of data scientists and digital natives, using analytics and data to make real human impact, and helping companies establish the data culture they need to compete in the 21st century.

Specialties: Azure Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Visualization.

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