WORKSHOP: AI for Good – from Engineering to Entrepreneurship

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WORKSHOP: AI for Good – from Engineering to Entrepreneurship

Farber Hall, Old Main
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, S.D., 57069

Registration fee is $10.00. Participants will receive their certificate of 
participation, this event is co-sponsored by the IEEE (Region 4).


Kurtis Van Gent, Staff Software Engineer – SenseAI, Google, USA
Naveen Rokkam, Vice-President, Global Strategy Transformation, Mygo Consulting Inc, USA

University of South Dakota Computer Science Department - Dr. Rodrigue Rizk & Dr. KC Santosh

  Date and Time




  • Date: 05 Apr 2024
  • Time: 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • 414 E. Clark Street
  • Vermillion, South Dakota
  • United States 57069
  • Building: Farber Hall, Old Main

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  • Starts 26 March 2024 12:00 AM
  • Ends 05 April 2024 08:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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Kurtis Van Gent of SenseAI, Google USA


Kurtis Van Gent is a Staff Software Engineer for Google Cloud, focusing on Gen AI across databases. As lead of the Gen AI Ecosystems team, Kurtis works on making it easier for application developers to integrate databases into their GenAI solutions.

Naveen Rokkam of Mygo Consulting, Inc


Naveen Rokkam is a Vice-President at  Mygo Consulting Inc, USA. He is a distinguished Senior Executive Leader, overseeing all aspects of product strategy, sales, operations, and delivery functions within the organization. A visionary and Chief Strategist, Naveen has been instrumental in guiding large organizations through their software journeys, crafting product visions, and developing go-to-market (GTM) strategies for multiple digital products. As an early adopter of Conversation AI and Chatbots in the Enterprise ERP Ecosystem, Naveen has played a pivotal role in collaborating with industry giants like SAP to provide valuable feedback on product development. Naveen has conducted over 40 Design Thinking workshops, embracing the Stanford design thinking methodology to drive creative problem-solving and user-centric innovation. 



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Welcome
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Workshop I Generative AI use-cases and design patterns with Databases (Kurtis Van Gent) 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Workshop II Navigating the AI Revolution: Transforming Large-Scale Enterprises (Naveen Rokkam)
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Workshop Conclusion and Networking