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Beth Rudden

CEO & Chairwoman
Bast AI

Beth is a dynamic global executive and market creator with over two decades of expertise in IT leadership and cognitive science. Her tenure as Chief Data Officer, Chief Data Scientist, and Global Talent Transformation Leader saw her deftly steer digital transformations through the strategic deployment of trusted, high-integrity AI systems. Beth's vision transformed analytics and AI advances into a profitable $2B enterprise, placing her among the foremost 100 leaders in AI Ethics.

A staunch proponent and trailblazer of ethical AI, Beth advocates for the democratization of transparent and responsible AI technologies. She founded Bast AI in 2022, which revolutionizes how organizations leverage full stack explainable AI to improve business impact and end user adoption of AI technologies across industries and sectors. Beth honed her analytical acumen with a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Denver and sharpened her literary skills with a Classics Degree from Florida State. As an influential keynote speaker, inventor with over 50 patents, and author of "AI for the Rest of US," her contributions are formidable.

Beyond her professional achievements, Beth flourishes in her role as a storyteller, wife of a soldier, mother, mentor, and revered science and technology board advisor. Her dedication to fostering educational and innovative pursuits is mirrored in her active role on the Maryville University Board of Trustees, where she tirelessly works to sculpt the next generation of innovators.

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Events featuring Beth Rudden
Events featuring Beth Rudden