JT Kostman

Managing Director, GT Labs, Grant Thornton LLP

Dr. JT Kostman is a Data Scientist, Mathematician, and Psychologist. He has been recognized by his peers, the press, and professional associations as one of the world’s leading experts in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing.

JT has hunted terrorists for U.S. Intelligence Agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised on analytic strategies for the Department of Defense, and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama Campaign. In the corporate sector, he developed Digital Media Marketing solutions for Digitas, served as Chief Data Scientist for Samsung, Chief Data Officer for Time Inc, and has served on several Boards and as an advisor to numerous PE/VC funds and tech startups.

Prior to attending graduate school, JT served as a Paramedic, Police Officer, Deep-Sea Rescue Diver, and as Team Leader of an elite Scout/Sniper Reconnaissance Team with the U.S. Army Special Forces. He is a decorated disabled veteran who holds an active Top Secret/SCI U.S. Government clearance.

Dr. Kostman presently leads the development of Artificial Intelligence and leading-edge tech solutions in Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Robotics, and Data Science for Grant Thornton.