June 2023 Cerini Connection
Topic: Artificial Intelligence and How to Leverage it
Join Edward McWilliams and guest Paul Trapani of LISTnet for our monthly webinar series helping businesses and nonprofits! This discussion will answer:
- Is artificial intelligence really worth the hype?
- How can your organization use AI to your advantage?
- What should people be careful about when utilizing AI?
- How will AI change the workforce?
- And More!
(Originally aired 6/13/23)
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Co-founder, PassTech Development
Paul Trapani started his technology career working as an analyst programmer helping clients customize accounting and other business software to meet their needs. After eight years of consulting and programming experience he co-founded XT Group, an IT consulting and support company in 2005. The company eventually was acquired with Trapani serving as the CEO until 2013. His next role was a turnaround situation as Vice President of Operations at Adil Business System, a large government contract staffing company.
After Adil was acquired, he started PJT Consulting, a software consulting and development company. At the same time, he officially joined the LISTnet (Long Island Software and Technology Network). LISTnet is a member supported organization with the goal of creating a strong technology ecosystem on Long Island. Trapani is co-manager of the Digital Ballpark, a co-working space for technology, creative and innovation focused companies. He has been an Adjunct Professor at NYIT teaching an entrepreneurship class along with LISTnet Chairman Peter Goldsmith, called Technology Business Startup Practices. He recently started a new venture called PassTech Development that helps companies create reliable and easy to use software that meets their needs. PassTech also has a software product called Outcomes Express, that is used by organizations that do skills training and workforce development.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University. His previous awards include Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 an the LISTnet Techonomic Award. He lives in Bay Shore with his wife Ellen.
LISTnet is a member-supported organization founded in 1997 to promote Long Island as a national center of excellence for software and technology. It acts as a chamber of commerce for the technology industry and also works to connect companies, educators, and government to create a strong technology ecosystem. LISTnet helps improve the tech workforce by working closely with Long Island universities and other educational institutions. LISTnet also connects companies with each other so they can help each other gain more business. In 2016 LISTnet, created the Digital Ballpark as a technology, innovation and creative focused co-working space and it is now home to 24 companies.