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Zack Kass

AI Futurist, Former Head of Go To Market at OpenAI

Zack Kass is an AI Futurist and the former Head of GTM for OpenAI with 14 years in the field of emerging technology. At OpenAI, Zack built its sales, partnerships, and solutions teams. Today, Zack’s mission is to champion a future of abundance by demystifying AI and helping the world prepare for the impending technological revolution.

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In this keynote, Zack explores the intersection of cutting-edge AI advancements and their practical applications in the business landscape.

Delve into the current state of AI, its trajectory, and discover how different industries are harnessing this technology to revolutionize efficiency, liberate employees from burnout inducing tasks, and transform work as we know it.

Drawing on his years of expertise linking AI advancements to solve bottlenecks at work, Zack presents an inspiring vision of an AI-enhanced future and offers practical, actionable strategies to ensure your organization is equipped to leverage AI for the benefit of your people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the current AI landscape and its future trajectory
  • Use AI to alleviate burnout by automating laborious tasks
  • Insight into successful AI integrations across different sectors
  • A blueprint for harnessing AI to reimagine the workplace

Zack navigates the challenges and opportunities that lie at the forefront of AI innovation. He dissects the paradoxical landscape where technology moves at an astounding pace, yet practical, scalable solutions remain elusive.

In this keynote, Zack highlights how innovators can transform these challenges into stepping stones to success in an AI-driven era.

Drawing on his vast experience in AI strategy and implementation, Zack offers a pragmatic approach to future-proofing your business.

He provides a forward-thinking perspective, sharing lessons learned, strategies adopted, and the transformative power of resilience in the face of relentless technological progression.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lessons from the frontlines of AI strategy and implementation
  • Actionable approaches to future-proofing your business in an AI-driven world
  • Insights into how innovators can turn these challenges into opportunities

Zack provides a comprehensive roadmap that charts the trajectory of AI from its humble beginnings to its future potential.

He condenses his vast experience and deep knowledge into a practical guide that demystifies the complexities of AI, offering an insightful perspective on the evolution of this disruptive technology.

Delivering pragmatic strategies, Zack demonstrates how organizations can adapt and thrive amidst the rapid advancements in AI.

This keynote arms your leaders with an understanding of AI’s past to leverage its present and shape your future, positioning your organization at the forefront of this technological revolution.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get a comprehensive overview of AI’s evolution and its implications for business
  • Demystify AI’s complexity with a fresh perspective on how to implement
  • Insight into how to future-proof your organization amidst rapid AI advancements


For over a decade, Zack Kass has stood at the crossroads where artificial intelligence meets the pragmatic world of business. With 14 years navigating this evolving landscape, Zack has had a front-row seat to the nuances and transformative possibilities AI brings.

He devoted pivotal years at OpenAI, serving as the Head of Go-to-Market. In this role, Zack wasn’t just at the helm of theoretical applications; he was a key player in channeling OpenAI’s innovative research into tangible business solutions. But as he steered the AI applications into the market, Zack recognized a broader horizon that beckoned his expertise.

Zack left OpenAI to answer a clear challenge: ensuring businesses, both big and small, are ready to harness the full potential of AI. In a rapidly shifting technological world, staying ahead isn’t just an advantage; it’s a necessity. Through his endeavors, Zack aims to demystify AI, ensuring businesses can pivot, adapt, and thrive in an AI-augmented future.

But Zack’s vision isn’t limited to corporations. He’s a firm advocate for the idea that AI can be a game-changer for local governments, equipping them with tools that could redefine community service. By introducing AI to local governance, Zack hopes to ensure that advancements benefit every strata of society, leveling the playing field in unprecedented ways.

Outside the realm of AI, Zack finds solace in the community of Santa Barbara, California. Beyond his professional pursuits, he indulges in competitive beach volleyball, a testament to his belief in balance and embracing life’s simpler pleasures.

In Zack Kass, we find a blend of visionary and pragmatist, guiding businesses and communities alike into the promising future of AI.


Zack helped us plan our entire AI strategy. He just gets it.

John Murphy, President at Coca Cola


Few people understand how to apply AI to real world problems as well as Zack. He's been in the industry for so long, and has a remarkable knack for helping people learn what he knows.

Lukas Biewald, CEO & Co-Founder of Weights & Biases

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