Daniel Serfaty

The Future of Work: Human Performance in the Age of AI

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Daniel Serfaty, Founder & CEO, Aptima, Inc. / Chairman, Aptima Ventures, LLC

As Aptima’s Principal Founder, Daniel Serfaty has established and implemented an ambitious vision for Aptima as the premier Human-Centered Engineering business in the world. In addition to his management and governance duties, his work continues to involve the leadership of inter-disciplinary projects for US government agencies and private industries. These efforts aim at optimizing factors that drive cognitive, behavioral, and organizational performance as well as integrating humans with intelligent technologies in complex socio-technical systems. Recently, he has led the launch of a sister company to Aptima, named Aptima Ventures, dedicated to the commercialization of Aptima’s intellectual property in human performance. Initial ventures in the new company’s portfolio are in the fields of predictive medical analytics, learning technologies, corporate training, and cognitive health. His many industry and community activities include the leadership of various technology forums, and serving on the board of directors of several technology businesses, and on senior advisory boards of academic, educational, and non-profit institutions. His I/ITSEC 2016 keynote address galvanized the audience and encouraged the research and technology community to seek and implement disruptive innovations to benefit the Warfighters in the fields of learning, simulation and training.

Daniel Serfaty’s academic background includes undergraduate degrees in mathematics, psychology, and engineering from the Universit√© de Paris and the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, an MS in aerospace engineering (Technion), and an MBA in International Management from the University of Connecticut. His doctoral work at the University of Connecticut pioneered a systematic approach to the analysis of distributed team decision-making. His is the recipient of the University of Connecticut Distinguished Service Award and has been inducted in its Engineering Hall of Fame.