Mark Hager is the CEO of New England Marine Monitoring. Mark’s early career as a fisheries observer gained him valuable on the water knowledge of New England fisheries. Moving into a role at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Fisheries Sampling Branch, Mark became an expert on an array of fisheries data issues, including collection, management, and insight to NOAA’s data system. Mark has now been working on electronic monitoring and reporting for 7 years. Mark has worked with a variety of fisheries and his experience includes leading video review teams, vessel installations, software and hardware technical support, fishermen and vendor training, electronic logbook support, programmatic design, data analysis, QA/QC, technical systems design, and policy guidance. Mark has become deeply involved with EM AI development in the past few years including coauthoring, Best Practices for Integrating AI into EM, hosting a regional AI/EM workshop, and presenting on AI panels for an EM4Fish webinar series and the National EM Workshop. Mark has lead many successful efforts integrating AI into EM systems, including the two National Fish and Wildlife awards. Mark holds a certificate for AI strategy from the MIT Sloan School of Management.