Dr. Satya Nitta is the CEO and co-founder of Merlyn Mind, a deep tech generative AI company working on natural language interfaces and voice computing. He is a technologist and a business leader, with experience in launching major initiatives in both hardware and software aspects of computing. He was previously the global head of AI solutions for learning at IBM Research and led teams in the development of conversational systems, speech recognition, and natural language understanding. Dr. Nitta received his PhD in Chemical Engineering and holds over 100 US patents. He was named as the IEEE Ace "Innovator of the Year" as well as one of the “top 50 movers and shakers of Education” by WISE and has received several technology awards for his work. He is a board member of the Biological and Chemical Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has published over 40 publications and has over 5,000 citations of his technical work.