Stephen Hudson, AI Strategist, Author, and Consultant is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of AI Tsunami Group, LLC. He started his career in computers in 1982 learning how to program in COBAL and FORTRAN on an IBM System 360. Combining his love of country and computers, he joined the United States Navy in 1985 and spent the next 20 years of his life as a computer data analyst managing the maintenance programs of multi-million-dollar fighter aircraft onboard aircraft carriers as they sailed around the world.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Aeronautical Science and Unmanned Aircraft System. After retiring from the military in 2005, Stephen worked in the corporate world as an executive in the security, banking and manufacturing industries but his heart was always in teaching and entrepreneurship. He left the corporate world in 2012 to follow his passion for teaching, participating in the “Troops to Teachers” program receiving his Florida Professional Educational Certificate in 6-12 Social Sciences / ESE and becoming a middle school history teacher. He spent the next 4 years in the hardest job he ever loved, during which time he received his Master of Science Degree in Digital Marketing from Full Sail University.
In 2016 he realized his other dream of business ownership when he founded Digital Mark Company, LLC a marketing and consulting agency. The company provides website architecture and design, search engine optimization, and social media management services and continues to thrive today. Stephen is very active in his community and has served many years on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Non-Profits and other associations and has served in several community leadership roles.
Stephen has been very fortunate to combine both of his passions and when he is not in the classroom teaching Aeronautical Science for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he is writing books, consulting businesses on AI implementation and performing workshops to help business owners realize the amazing possibilities and potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence. Stephen enjoys golfing and collecting various musical instruments. He is happily married to Trudy Hudson and they have six children and two grandchildren, enjoying life on their 8-acre farm in Northeast Florida.