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SHRM Announces Nichol Bradford as AI+HI Executive-in-Residence

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – SHRM, the trusted authority on all things work, today announced the appointment of Nichol Bradford as AI (Artificial Intelligence) + HI (Human Intelligence) Executive-in-Residence. In recognition of the pivotal role AI will play in shaping the future of work, SHRM has created the AI+HI Executive-In-Residence position to help workplace leaders and HR professionals leverage AI and human ingenuity to drive organizational growth. In her capacity, Bradford will spearhead the evolution of SHRM's resources, guidance, and product offerings related to AI+HI, focusing on maximizing AI potential through thoughtful integration with human intelligence.

“AI can be a transformative force augmenting human performance and propelling organizations to new heights of productivity and performance. To realize the benefit for society, we must prepare the workforce for the emergence of AI. We are thrilled to welcome Nichol Bradford as our Executive-in-Residence, who will lead the way in demonstrating how the synergy of AI and HI can drive innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace,” said Alex Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP and SHRM Chief Data & Insights Officer.

Bradford is the co-founder and partner of Niremia Collective, an early-stage venture fund focused on human potential technologies, and she co-founded, the largest global ecosystem of founders, investors and innovators building technology for human flourishing. Bradford previously served as a senior interactive entertainment executive, holding strategy, operations, marketing and production roles at major brands including Epic Games, Activision-Blizzard, Vivendi Games and Disney. She led operations for the World of Warcraft China and Blizzard properties in China, played a key role on the Vivendi team responsible for the landmark $18B Activision-Blizzard merger deal, and helped produce record-breaking events in the metaverse at Epic Games. Bradford serves as a faculty member at Singularity University, as a trustee at CIIS, and has been a lecturer and adjunct professor at Stanford University.

“My life mission is to empower human potential. SHRM, as the authority on all things work, will play a critical role in driving human readiness for an AI world. Together we are creating an AI+HI enablement path that will help transform work, workers and workplaces at scale,” said Bradford.

Bradford will be a featured expert and speaker at the AI + HI Project being held March 4-6 in Mountain View, CA.

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