#17 Lighting the Way w/ Afshin Doust, CEO of Advanced Intelligent Systems

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Afshin Doust is a seasoned entrepreneur with professional experience in finance, sales, business consulting, and strategic management with a keen interest in assembling teams to resolve business challenges. Afshin took the role of CEO at Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS) in 2016, with the goal to lead the team towards the vision of creating innovations in autonomous robotic solutions for a wide range of applications, particularly fields with labor shortages. A contributor to Forbes Technology Council, Afshin is a thought leader in the robotics industry and is inspired by people, numbers, and business challenges.

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/afshin-doust/

Twitter – @afshindoust

Website – https://www.ai-systems.ca/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/advanced.intelligent.systems/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC31rJgx_L-OCYucIPdAVUiA


When the pandemic hit, the Canadian government challenged Afshin Doust, CEO of Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), to use their resources to help combat the spread of COVID-19. What his team developed in response could permanently change the way we disinfect public spaces as well as creating a slew of new technology-based jobs. Today’s episode shines a light on the future of robotics, robot-related careers, and why you should never stop learning, growing, and trying to do the right thing.

4:06 – Learning how to learn
6:31 – Keeping a hungry mind
12:07 – The magic of failure
13:27 – Scaling up
20:33 – Advanced Intelligent Systems
20:55 – Standardizing robotics
22:53 – A test of modularity
24:14 – An audacious vision
28:37 – Alleviating labor shortages
29:03 – The changing nature of work
37:57 – Adding a human element to automation
41:36 – Commercializing robotics
50:50 – Create simpler solutions
58:19 – Accept yourself
1:00:20 – Empower your team
1:04:18 – Resilience and Ratatouille
1:07:37 – The value of relationships

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Joe Langton

Joe is acting CEO at Automated Outdoor Solutions, President at Langton Nursery and Landscape Supply, and President of Langton Group. He’s a serial entrepreneur teaching his daughter, Julia, the ropes.

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