Integrate Artificial Intelligence in Your Business
June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
AI has emerged as the #1 tool for innovation. Whether you are in management, operations, marketing,
sales, finance, or cybersecurity, AI can be a key productivity enabler for you and your company.
Lloyd Reshard serves as both the CEO for Cognitive Big Data Systems Inc. an award-winning AI computer
vision technology startup. In April of 2012, Mr. Reshard retired after 26 years with the Air Force
Research Laboratory, where he spent his last six years as the Chief of the Munitions Aerodynamics
Sciences Branch. There, Mr. Reshard managed one of the largest branches with 34 employees, and
executed $250M in programs in six years, averaging over $40M annually. He initiated and collaborated
in over $10M in research to investigate alternative ways to process data in real-time and found that AI
using artificial neural networks was the number one way, followed by reconfigurable computing. His
passion and drive lead to the founding of one of NSF most successful centers, the Center for High-
Performance Reconfigurable Computing.
He currently serves on the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee at FAMU-FSU College of
Engineering and the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is a national
award-winning engineer, his recognitions include Black Engineer of the Year Award for Career
Achievement Government (2009), the DoD Civilian Meritorious Service Award for the Global War on
Terrorism (2009), the General Lester L. Lyles Award for employee mentoring (2010), the National
Science Foundation’s Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Vision Award (2008) and
the Air Force Material Command NAACP Award (2007) for promoting diversity in the workplace.