Our Three Authors

Our Team of Authors

Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael Proksch is a highly accomplished expert and industry leader, celebrated for his remarkable ability to generate substantial business value with AI across a broad spectrum of organizations. His expertise spans from agile start-ups to multinational Fortune 2000 corporations. Michael is widely respected for his deliberate, holistic, systematic, and forward-looking approach to driving successful AI implementations, drawing from his profound knowledge of AI strategy and operations. His academic background features both an MBA and a PhD in economics. Furthermore, he is actively engaged in mentoring students at universities globally, sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise.


Nisha Paliwal is a visionary technologist, a mother of two beautiful girls, and a passionate advocate for human-centered thinking. With more than 20 years of experience in leveraging technology and data insights to create true business value, Nisha has established herself as a trailblazer in the tech industry. Throughout her career, Nisha has held various leadership roles in top financial institutions. Nisha’s philosophy of learning, unlearning, and relearning has forced some of the top technologists in the industry to truly examine the real business value they are creating with data. She is extremely passionate in democratizing mentoring and dedicates her time to several nonprofit companies in a mission to drive female representation in the tech industry.

Dr. Wilhelm

Dr. Wilhelm ‘Wil’ Bielert is a distinguished figure in the world of digital transformation, with more than two decades of significant contributions. Currently serving as the senior vice-president and chief information officer of the Canadian multinational company Premier Tech since 2022 Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada. Since 2017, Wil has been instrumental in guiding Premier Tech’s digital direction. His prior roles include Vice-president operations and chief digital officer at Premier Tech from 2017 to 2021, where he amplified the company’s digital growth. He played a key role in founding Premier Tech Digital. He was a pivotal figure at Capgemini from 2013 to 2017, leading digital transformation initiatives for various industries including telecommunication, media, and manufacturing. In academia, Wil has been a lecturer in digital transformation at the University of Hamburg since 2014. Named a top 25 global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) thought leader by CBT in 2021, Wil seamlessly merges academic wisdom with innovative business strategies. He is dedicated to advancing corporate digital transformation, ensuring businesses are prepared for the present and future. His expertise, coupled with his multilingual leadership capabilities in English, French, and German, and global work experience across four continents, positions him as a standout voice in the digital transformation domain.

Our Core Values

We wrote this book to express our commitment to supporting our community and to share our values with others. The values that guide us are as follows:


Life is hard and if we are not focusing on the positive, even harder.


We all can only flourish if we support and lift up everyone.


We are not alone. Having support makes all the difference in life.


Growth is the difference between humanity and AI, we need to uphold that.