AI in OC

OC’s AI Opportunity is Now

Orange County, California has established a strong foundation to become a premier AI innovation hub. Yet OC is not on the radar globally for AI. Now is the time to garner the funding and support required to continue the momentum and make OC a recognized AI leader.

2024 State of AI in OC report

Drawn from interviews and surveys of OC employers, along with analysis of third party data, this report covers investments in AI, applications of AI, and what it will take to help OC break out as a premier global AI innovation hub. 

Our AI Working Group

Rommel Hidalgo

Vice President for IT / CIO at California State University, Fullerton

Kristina Horn

Manager of the Artificial Intelligence Initiative at CLAOC

Stephen Ibaraki

Chairman at REDDS Capital

Amy Kauffman

Senior Advisor, Talent Strategies at CLAOC

Erik Linstead

Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor at Chapman University

Jasmine Pachnanda

Chief Operating Officer at CLAOC

Laurie Smith

Director of Education Programs and Partnerships at CLAOC

Keith Strier

VP, Worldwide AI Initiatives at NVIDIA

Darby Vickers

Assistant Professor at University of San Diego

Meet the Leaders of AI in OC

Meet the Leaders of AI in OC

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