Chris Benson

Chief Strategist, Artificial Intelligence, APA Innovation Team, Lockheed Martin

Chris Benson is Chief Strategist, Artificial Intelligence for the APA Innovation Team at Lockheed Martin’s Rotary & Mission Systems operating unit. He is an innovation-focused executive with over two decades of management and technical experience driving strategy through digital transformation, solutions development, and software engineering.

Chris is a strategist, thought leader, and solutions architect for emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning – and the technologies they intersect – robotics, IoT, augmented reality, mobile, edge, and cloud. His specialty is the practical implementation of deep learning capabilities within industry to drive product and service innovation – from initial ideation to product delivery.

A former member of the first dedicated AI team at Accenture, Chris went on to join Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions as their first Chief Scientist for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. He built and operationalized Honeywell’s first dedicated AI team at Honeywell SPS from the ground up.

Chris Benson is among the world’s most in-demand professional keynote speakers on artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital transformation, emerging tech, and visionary futurism. He is the Co-Host of the Practical AI podcast, which reaches thousands of AI enthusiasts each week, and is also the Founder & Organizer of the Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup – one of the largest AI communities in the world.