“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right” – Henry Ford.

Al Kari is a highly accomplished CEO and Principal Consultant at Manceps, with a passion for blending machine learning with cloud computing and big data technologies. As a Google Developer Expert (GDE-ML), Al is recognized as a thought leader in the field of artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, and is dedicated to advancing the future of open-source development in these areas.

With a strong track record of success, Al has held several key leadership roles throughout his career, including Global Cloud Strategist at Microsoft, Product and Services Leader at Dell, Cofounder of DetaCloud, and Principal Enterprise Architect at Red Hat. At each of these organizations, he played an instrumental role in driving growth, developing innovative cloud solutions, and architecting cutting-edge telecommunications infrastructure standards.

In addition to his work at Manceps, Al is a passionate community builder who enjoys fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among like-minded professionals. He has organized successful user groups such as TensorFlow-Northwest, MLOps Portland, Portland Open Infrastructure, and Digital Nomads Global, demonstrating his commitment to promoting innovation and continuous learning.

As a recognized leader in the technology community, Al is a standing member of several prominent organizations, including the Linux Professional Institute and the OpenStack Foundation, where he contributes his expertise to advancing the state of the art in cloud and AI technologies.

Al’s thought leadership and technical prowess have made him a sought-after speaker at major industry conventions, where he shares his insights and best practices on the latest trends in cloud and A.I. His engaging presentations and thought-provoking discussions inspire and empower audiences to embrace emerging technologies and achieve their business goals.