Nicola Rohrseitz leads the Cisco Corporate Strategy AI Program and the Knowledge Management team of the Cisco AI-ML Center of Excellence. He holds a PhD in Physics and Neuroscience from ETH Zurich, and a Master in Robotics from EPFL. Previously, Nicola has been start-up founder and SME executive. Additionally, he serves as a technology and innovation expert for the European Commission and other organizations. Back in 2002, Nicola wrote his first machine learning system. In Assembler. To run on a mobile device, the Palm T. Many levels of abstraction later, he still enjoys connecting the fundamentals towards understanding general artificial intelligence.