AI World Executive Summit

Monday, December 3, 2018 | 9:00 – 12:00


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Is your business ready for harnessing AI and intelligent technologies? A recent study of 3,000 business executives from large enterprises globally has indicated that 85% of these organizations view the deployment of AI as strategically imperative, however less than 5% have seen any success to date. How will AI impact your customers, partners, and employees? These big questions and many more are on the minds of business leaders, CEOs, CMOs, CDOs, and CIOs. The AI World Executive Summit provides business executives with a strategic look at the state of the practice in enterprise AI across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare and Financial Services.

8:55 Summit Kick Off

e-weinmanEliot Weinman, Founder and Conference Chair, AI World

9:00 The AI-Enabled Enterprise is Closer Than you Think

Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC

By 2019, 40% of digital transformation (DX) initiatives will be supported by cognitive/AI capabilities. AI is poised to transform next-generation IT across the enterprise. Every role in the transformed organization will be impacted by AI’s ability to inform, augment, and automate decision making. In this presentation, Scott Lundstrom, IDC Group Vice President and General Manager, will set the stage by sharing IDC’s key Artificial Intelligence predictions and industry implications that will impact IT professionals over the next five years.

9:20 Business Model Transformation With AI

David KironDavid Kiron, Executive Editor, MIT Sloan Management Review

Most executives expect that AI will help transform their business models in the next five years. Much of this transformation depends on two poorly understood phenomena, however: scaling AI within the enterprise and AI’s influence on the market environment. This presentation, based on recent global research conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review, offers early insights about efforts to scale AI and AI’s influence on the market conditions in which companies operate. Attendees will leave the session with a general framework for AI-driven business transformation.

9:45 CXO Roundtable: Accelerating Innovation Across the Enterprise

Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC

anthony Anthony Scriffignano, PhD, Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

bill-mark William Mark, PhD, President, Information & Computing Sciences, SRI

10:05 Autonomous Cyber Defense: AI and the Immune System Approach

Avila_EloyEloy Avila, CTO – Americas, Darktrace

Discover why autonomous response and machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

10:25 Networking Refreshment Break

10:50 Harnessing Financial Data: How AI Can Make Retail Banking and Payments Better and Safe

Little_Rivka Rivka Little,  Research Director, Global Payment Strategies, IDC 

The data that accompanies how consumers pay contains valuable insights that are already making financial services more secure thanks to artificial intelligence. However, the promise of AI in financial services is only just being tapped. The next step is for artificial intelligence to help banks and credit unions offer services—financial planning, insurance, credit and more—that anticipate their customers’ needs. This session looks at the ways AI will soon change how consumers save, shop, and pay.

11:10 Accelerating Enterprise Machine Learning via Extreme Performance Database Machine

OKeefe_MatthewMatthew O'Keefe, Ph.D. Vice President & Corporate Technologist, Cloud Business Group, Oracle Corp

Enterprise big data projects have a extremely high failure rate. Why is that? Too many big data analytics projects have fuzzy goals, disparate tools with chaotic integration, all exacerbated by a shortage of AI specialists who demand high salaries and are a nightmare to manage. How can you overcome this? The answer lies within tools already at your disposal that allow automation and hyper-efficient workflows to allow machine learning to rapidly impact business processes and the bottom line. In this talk you’ll learn how to make that happen.

11:30 AI: The Force Behind Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Lynn Dunbrack, Vice President, IDC Health Insights

Artificial intelligence is poised to be a market disruptor with worldwide healthcare provider AI spending forecasted to reach $3.8 billion in 2020 with a five-year annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49%. Nearly 30% of U.S. healthcare providers responding to an IDC survey report that artificial intelligence will drive digital transformation the most within their organizations. In this presentation, Lynne A. Dunbrack, research vice president, IDC Health Insights, will identify key digital transformation use cases for AI and examine how healthcare organizations are migrating from AI embedded analytics to AI embedded workflows to improve operational efficiency and patient outcomes through smarter workflows and better automation.

12:00 pm Close of Executive Summit