Pre-Conference Events

December 3, 2018


AI World Executive Summit
Is your business ready for harnessing AI and intelligent technologies? 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.

Hosted by IDC


WORKSHOP: Deploying and Scaling Enterprise AI Systems
This unique half day workshop addresses how enterprises can learn from innovators’ proven processes and methodologies to ensure a successful enterprise AI deployment strategy for a wide array of scalable applications.

Chair: Scot Whigham, CEO, Function-AI

Larry Ross, Function-AI
Ted Horton, Function-AI

SEMINAR: Enterprise Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning
Learn about your AI options, who are the players, and what are the key technologies. Hear from world-class machine learning experts at Fortune 500 businesses that are developing innovative enterprise applications today.

Hosted by

Jan Kanty Milczek, Senior Data Scientist,
Oleh Phakhity, Project Manager,
Robert Bogucki, Chief Technology Officer,

SEMINAR: AI in Personalized Medicine and Digital Health – View Details
AI aims to move medical treatment away from general, one-size-fits-all options to more personalized solutions. Learn more about the incredible amounts of information generated through precision medicine, and the critical capabilities needed to analyze, store, normalize and trace that data.

Chair: Kamal Jethwani, MD, Senior Director, Connected Health Innovation, Partners HealthCare, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Jie Cheng, Associate Director, Data & Statistical Sciences, AbbVie

Dimitris Bertsimas, Operations Research Center and Sloan School of Management, MIT
Wei-Yi Cheng, Senior Data Scientist, Roche
Amélie Boichard, PharmD, PhD, Project Scientist, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Shanrong Zhao, PhD, Director, Computational Biology at Pfizer


KEYNOTE: AI Trends & Driverless Self-Driving Cars: What’s Now, What’s Next
Predicted to have a trillion-dollar economic impact and bring forth the “passenger economy,” self-driving cars operating as true autonomous vehicles is the moonshot-like effort being undertaken by the auto makers and numerous tech firms. This informative and invigorating session covers the gamut of AI areas including machine learning, natural language processing, vision system processing, edge computing, blockchain, IoT, expert systems, AI action planning, human computer interfaces, and other timely topics. You will discover the good, the bad, and the ugly about present day AI self-driving cars and predictions of where this field is heading.

Lance B. Eliot, PhD, CEO, Techbrium, Inc., AI Trends Insider

Breakout Roundtable Discussions
Join AI World speakers and moderators in lively table topic discussions covering a variety of critical AI business and technology topics. An informal, small group format allows participants to meet potential collaborators, share examples from their own work, vet ideas with peers, and be part of a group problem-solving endeavor.