Irena Cronin has been named Partner and President of Transformation Group, a newly created post. Cronin joined Transformation Group in October as Head of Research and Innovation.
According to Shel Israel, Transformation Group CEO and co-founder, “I am amazed with Irena’s depth of knowledge and passion for AI, her absolute professionalism and her stellar reputation in both the business and tech communities. Additionally, she adds to Transformation Group’s assets an understanding of international economics, particularly in China, where she has lived and studied.”
As president, she will run client services, as well as develop new products and services. While Israel will remain deeply involved in these areas, his main focus will be as principal writer on a new book with Cronin about AI’s impact on business and life. He will also continue as Editor of AI Business World, a business newsletter covering AI, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), robotics, autonomous vehicles, and other disruptive technologies.
Israel and Cronin also announced their ability to appear together as speakers and workshop leaders at business events covering AI, AR and VR. She remains President of Spout Reality, a firm focused on the AR and VR industries. Previously, Cronin has worked on Wall Street as an equity research analyst, where she gained extensive experience in valuating both public and private companies.
Cronin holds a Joint MBA in Finance/MA in East Asian Area Studies from the University of Southern California and an MS in Information Technology – Management and Systems from New York University. She graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Economics (summa cum laude). She is nearly fluent in Mandarin, has intermediate fluency in Japanese and beginner’s proficiency in Korean.
Founded in 2017, Transformation Group, LLC, advises business decision makers on strategies related to Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Facial Recognition, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, and related disruptive technologies.