The Collaboration Landscape of Tomorrow: How AI is Transforming Mission-Critical Work

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024 @ 10am PT

As the AI market expands, new and innovative applications for AI-powered software have emerged. From drafting messages to analyzing information, AI brings a seemingly limitless potential to accelerate the mission-critical workflows that are essential to operational success. But what does the fast-evolving landscape of AI mean for enterprises and the way we collaborate?

Join us for an insightful discussion on the transformative potential of AI within different industries, including:

  • Predictions about how AI will shape the future of work and its key challenges
  • How AI-enhanced collaboration can be used to accelerate workflows
  • How enterprises are balancing innovation around AI with data privacy and sovereignty


Andrew Zigler

Developer Advocate,

Andrew Zigler is a developer advocate at Mattermost and public speaker at the intersection of AI and open source technologies. After studying Classics at The University of Texas at Austin and later teaching English in Japan, he continues to champion career and technical education for his audience.

Taylor Ralston

Information Systems Architect,
Ampac Fine Chemicals

Taylor is an Information Systems Architect at Ampac Fine Chemicals, driving system integration and digital transformation in pharmaceutical manufacturing. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Having both manufacturing operations and IT backgrounds, he advocates for exploring AI to optimize business outcomes, processes, and human workloads, all while ensuring data privacy, enterprise controls, and responsible, ethical AI development.

Ruslan Shlain

GM and Director of Professional Services,

Ruslan Shlain is currently the GM and Director of Professional Services at Herzum and has been with the company since 2014. With over a decade of experience in mission-critical applications, Ruslan brings significant experience with managing SDLC for FinTech, national retailers, tech start-ups, as well as a number of other industries. Ruslan has provided consulting for Agile best practices, DevOps implementations, and related tooling and he possesses the diverse technical expertise to assess the needs of users, teams, and enterprises. There is nothing in the Atlassian universe that Ruslan has not tackled. In his spare time, Ruslan is an avid squash player.

Alec Leeseberg

Velocity Explorations

Alec Leeseberg is the President of Velocity Explorations, a small business focused on delivering emerging technologies to the US Department of Defense. Having worked for small startups and DoD contractors alike, he applies his knowledge of user centered design fundamentals in a variety contexts including hardware design, software design, and digital strategy.

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