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Building an Ecosystem: Troy’s AI Center of Excellence

March 9, 2023: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


AI is finally mainstream. Join us to learn about the burgeoning community at the AI Center of Excellence in downtown Troy – an upcoming resource in the upstate innovation ecosystem. We will discuss the facility’s mission and share tactical next steps for regional innovation industry players to connect and grow our ecosystem.


About the AI Center of Excellence

The AI Center of Excellence will form the point of aggregation for AI-related expertise, resources and capabilities for the purpose of creating AI-enabled solutions for commercial and public sector customers, incubating AI start-ups, and facilitating R&D opportunities for research organizations. It will compliment and strengthen Regional industry hubs, including video gaming, nanotechnology, and life sciences.

The AI Center — the first of its kind in the Northeast — will have a suite of spaces to host educational activities, conferences and events, and showcase AI capabilities to the public. The Center will also sponsor a range of educational outreach programs designed to elevate the Capital District to becoming the most AI literate community in the world. The AI Center of Excellence is being designed to perpetuate AI literacy and learning across all demographics segments.


About Bob Bedard

Bob’s career has centered on building market-changing products, services, and businesses based on opportunities to gain competitive advantages by applying emerging information technologies. As an early pioneer in online services and electronic commerce, the commercial solutions he brought to market have helped thousands of Fortune-ranked to middle-market customers realize competitive advantage. Over the past ten years, Bob has turned his attention to commercializing emerging Information Technologies in Corporate Planning, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, and Business Intelligence.








March 9, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tech Valley Center of Gravity
30 3rd Street
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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