Nikos Acuña

Chief Visionary, Sizmek

Nikos Acuña is an award-winning author, producer, speaker, investor, and futurist. As Chief Visionary at Sizmek, a company that creates advertising solutions of the future, Nikos uncovers the hidden connections between brands and audiences, and encapsulates his findings in the daring video series, Symbiosis.

With decades of experience in enterprise product development, marketing, and operations management—Nikos is an expert in building teams and scaling cross-functional organizations.

Regarded as a luminary in artificial intelligence, interconnected mobility, transportation, and IoT, he also pioneered AI-powered data activation solutions for 8 of the largest 10 global banks, and implemented digital transformation solutions for financial services, private wealth, and asset management companies.

Nikos was the managing director of Rocket Fuel Institute’s AI Innovation Lab, and author of over a dozen research papers on AI and digital transformation. He also wrote several books, including The Predictive Business and Mindshare, which received Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award and the USA Best Book Award.

Nikos is from San Francisco and currently lives in Chicago.