|Nick Patience||451 Software|
Founder & Research Vice President, Software
Nick Patience is 451 Research’s lead analyst for AI and machine learning, an area he has been researching since 2001. He is part of the company’s Data, AI & Analytics research channel but also works across the entire research team to uncover and understand use cases for machine learning. Nick is also a member of 451 Research’s Center of Excellence for Quantum Technologies. Nick has a long background in research into how applications can take advantage of data – in particular unstructured data – using AI and machine learning. He is a cofounder of 451 Research and rejoined the team in 2015 after almost three years running product marketing at machine learning-driven eDiscovery and information governance software company Recommind (now part of OpenText). He has held various senior management roles at 451 Research in both in New York and London since 1999. Prior to starting 451 Research, Nick was a financial and technology journalist with ComputerWire (now part of Datamonitor) in London and New York. Nick has a master's degree in computing science from the University of London, and a BA in Philosophy and Music from Middlesex University.
Ivan is AI Evangelist at ABBYY Global and an avid researcher in the areas of technology management and adoption in business. His interests include a broad range of issues related to data-driven products, artificial neural networks and general artificial intelligence. He has had a number of high profile speaking engagements and panel discussions at various technology conferences including on “Machine Learning: Prospects and Applications" in Berlin, Germany.
|Ryan Martin||ABI Research|
Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging transformative technologies, including augmented reality (AR), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firm’s Industrial Solution, Smart Manufacturing and Enterprise IoT research. Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Ryan is frequently quoted and published in a variety of industry and business media, including BBC, CIO, ComputerWorld, CyberTrend, E-Commerce Times, FastCompany, International Business Times, LA Times, PCWorld, TechNewsWorld, TechRepublic, Time Magazine, VentureBeat, Forbes and WIRED. He is also a regular speaker at client and industry events, and a judge for major awards programs such as the CES Innovation Awards and the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Ryan holds degrees in economics and political science, with an additional concentration in global studies, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
|Ahmed El Adl, PhD||Accenture|
AI Consulting & Intelligent Solutions Leader
Dr. El Adl key focus areas are AI/ML, Cognitive Digital Twin and Intelligent Enterprise. On his current role, he leads different global teams to discover how AI supported by different technologies such as quantum computing, Industrial IoT and smart sensing can help shape and accelerate the digital transformation of key functional areas such as R&D, SCM, Manufacturing and MRO (Maintenance, Replenishment and Operation) across different industries. Dr. El Adl held different leadership positions including Global VP with SAP and with technology consulting companies like PwC and Accenture. Mr. El Adl is a Forbes contributor in the areas of AI, Cognitive Digital Twin and their applications to solve serious industry problems. He has PhD. in artificial intelligence and mobile robot systems.
Managing Director & Global 5G Offering Lead
Tejas Rao is managing director and global 5G offering lead for Accenture’s network practice and has been with the company for almost 10 years having joined the company from Nokia.
Based out of Toronto, he has over twenty years of experience in the mobile telecommunications industry across consulting, mobile devices, wireless voice and data communication systems, client-server architecture, and design of complex business application systems.
Tejas’ technical experience includes: mobile device portfolio planning and sales, wireless technology marketing, next generation network evolution, building a national professional services organization, design and deployment of enhanced wireless data services such as Push-to-Talk and location-based services, web portals, E-Business systems, business support systems, large-scale systems integration projects, project and product management, and strategic planning.
As a global 5G subject matter expert, Tejas has been asked to participate in numerous speaking engagements for Fierce Wireless, CTIA The Wireless Association and the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance.
|Prithvi Bhutani||Adobe Analytics|
Senior Product Manager
Prithvi Bhutani is a Senior Product Manager at Adobe Analytics. She helps lead the vision and product roadmap for machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) for one of Adobe’s primary enterprise offerings. She also leads the strategy for customer adoption, retention and advancing user maturity. She has extensive product management experience in the AdTech space as well, specializing in video and mobile advertising.
|Maria Lewis Kussmaul||AGC Partners|
Founding Partner, Investment Banking
Maria, a Co-Founder and Partner at AGC Partners, leads the firm’s investment banking efforts in the IT security sector. A recognized domain expert, Maria is a frequent contributor to industry events, panelist/presenter at the RSA Conference, Member of Massachusetts Governor’s Cybersecurity Strategy Council, Security Innovation Network (SINET) Advisory Board Member, Naval War College Roundtable Participant and has facilitated numerous “Blue Sky” strategic planning sessions with leading security teams. Prior to co-founding AGC, Maria was a co-founder, general and venture partner of Castile Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm. Maria’s early Wall Street career spanned three firms – Smith Barney, Shearson Lehman and Cowen & Co., culminating as global head of Cowen’s data networks & Internet investment banking activities. Working for more than 30 years as a sell-side equity analyst, venture capitalist and investment banker, Maria has advised on hundreds of telecom equipment, networking, Internet and security transactions. Previously, she was named to the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for 13 consecutive years. Maria holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She was the 2013 recipient of the Boston Joseph Wharton Award. Maria is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the board of the Museum of Science (MoS) in Boston, MA, and Chair of the Museum’s Discoverers’ Committee. She is also an Overseer with Boston Baroque. A former marathoner, Maria now restricts her running to shorter distances and has adopted the annual Washburn Climb of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire’s highest peak, as her chief fundraiser for MoS. Maria and her husband Wes are empty nesters and reside in Boston, MA.
Research Scientist, MIT, Technology Lead
Dr. Catherine Havasi is a technology strategist, AI researcher, and entrepreneur. In the late 90s, she was a crowdsourcing pioneer when she co-founded the Common Sense Computing Initiative, or ConceptNet, the first crowd-sourced project for artificial intelligence and the largest open knowledge graph for language understanding. Her work has spanned computational creativity, transfer and meta learning, natural language understanding, and educational outreach, resulting in several startup companies: Dalang, Luminoso, and Learning Unlimited. She is currently a visiting scientist at the MIT; she directed the Digital Intuition group there under a prior appointment. She also runs the AI strategy consulting firm Snowcap AI and serves as technology lead for Agorai.
|Kapil Raina||AI Security Alliance|
Chair and Founder
Mr. Kapil Raina, a cyber security marketing executive of 20+ years, has built and led product, marketing, and strategy teams at startups and large brands such as VeriSign, VMware, and Zscaler. Mr. Raina, serves as a chief marketing officer to accelerate security companies’ leads and revenue through product marketing, demand generation, brand positioning, and analyst /press relations. Mr. Raina is the founder and chair of the AI Security Alliance, the only global, cross-industry organization guiding in the security of the development and use of AI. He is a recognized speaker and author of books on topics such as PKI, Mobile Commerce, Biometrics, and other security topics. Mr. Raina holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in Computer Engineering.
Vice President, Digital Transformation, Business Development
Over 18 year experience in Global Delivery, Presales & Business Development, Strategic Planning, Thought Leadership, Managed P&L for a large $1.7B account, Business & Technical Solutions, GRC product roll outs, and Engagement Financial Management. Entrepreneur, Strategic advisor for leading Technology, Healthcare and AI based startups.
|Ali Imran, PhD||AISON|
Co-founder and Chief Technical Advisor
Dr. Ali Imran has over 15 years of experience in telecom and AI. He is founding director of AI4Networks Research Lab (www.ai4networks.com) at the University of Oklahoma. AI4networks was first academic Lab in the world to start the research on zero touch deep network automation. The lab is currently host to TurboRAN (http://bsonlab.com/TurboRAN/ ) testbed and numerous multinational R&D projects on AI for wireless networks. Dr. Imran is also co-founder and CTA of a startup AISON (www.aison.co ) that has launched world’s first deep AI enabled RAN automation and performance optimization solution currently being evaluated by several operators around the world for its game changing gains over current SON paradigm. Dr Imran’s research on AI enabled wireless networks has played pioneering role in this emerging area and has been supported by over $4M in nationally and internationally competitive research grants. He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers and has several patents granted and pending. The impact of his work on network automation has been recognised by several prestigious awards such as VPR Outstanding International Impact Award at the University of Oklahoma, 2018, IEEE Green ICT YP International award 2017, and best paper award IEEE CAMAD 2013. In 2018 he has been named William H. Barkow Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma for his contributions to this field. For more detailed bio of Dr. Imran see: www.ali-imran.org
|Daniel Fortin||AITera Inc.|
Daniel held senior positions for more than his 40 years career in international companies such as IBM. He is an entrepreneur and founding president of a publishing software company. He was system engineer, involved in product development, business developer, sales and marketing vice-president for several companies in North America (Canada and USA) and Asia. He has been involved for over 20 years with IBM and is still in various committees such IBM Strategic Councils together with key players in the sector of information technology acting as advisor to the senior management of IBM (United States) for guidance on software products, hardware and partner programs. His role in AITera consist in cognitive technology selection and establish software development environment to effectively deploy SaaS applications in a highly secure Cloud. M. Fortin can count on a large contacts network to quickly develop strategic partnerships and reach major markets exploiting cognitive leaders in the new field of artificial intelligence to exploit Big Data.
Vice President, Product
Ben leads Product for Alegion, bringing an extensive history of building innovative technology for enterprise brands, retailers, and media. Ben previously lead product for Rivet Works, and was the Vice-President and General Manager for Social Products at Demand Media. There, he led strategic direction and operational execution for multiple businesses, including Pluck and CoveritLive. Ben’s experience spans early-stage startups to publicly traded companies, through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
|Sebastien Lefebvre||Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc|
Senior Director, Data Sciences, Genomics and Bioinformatics
20 years of experience leading and building data and analytics capabilities in BioPharma. Currently at Alexion building data sciences capabilities and delivering insights in rare diseases working with BD and Commercial functions. In the prior role built the cloud-based Data Analytics & Decision Support environment for external collaboration. Past roles include Head of Global Data Office at Biogen and Head of Global R&D Information Architecture practice at AstraZeneca. Holds a MSc in Computational Chemistry and a MSc in Computer Sciences from Universitée de Montréal.
|Annastasiah Mhaka||Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare|
Co-Founder & President
Dr. Mhaka is an experienced lifesciences executive, investment professional, and biotech entrepreneur with a passion for global health. Leveraging expertise in biomedical discovery, technology development, healthcare delivery, and fundraising she creates transformative healthcare advances impactful on a global scale. Utilizing her experience in cross-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches, Dr. Mhaka has co-founded the Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in (AAIH), a global organization dedicated to resolving the myriad challenges facing the growing field of AI and Machine Learning based life sciences and healthcare solutions. In addition to her proven track record of over 50 cross-industry deals in both the private and public sector, Dr. Mhaka has co-founded four companies, and generated over $200 million in deliverables within the drug development and nanotechnology sectors. Dr. Mhaka received her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins Medicine where she developed a clinical phase oncology drug and attained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry [Highest Honors, Summa Cum Laude] from the University of Pittsburgh.
|Wilfred Justin||Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector|
Head, AI and ML Evangalism and Partnerships
Wilfred Justin is the head of AI and ML evangelism for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector. Mr. Justin is responsible for developing and supporting AWS partnerships with key strategic independent software vendors who provide solutions to commercial, Government, Education and Nonprofit organizations. He runs machine learning evangelism days to educate customers on the AWS machine learning stack and Big Data services. In his current role, he works with the CIOs and CTOs of the biggest software startups and influences them to adopt cloud computing for their internal IT as well as for their SaaS offerings.
|Navid Alipour||Analytics Ventures|
CoFounder & Managing Partner
Navid Alipour is Co-founder and managing partner at Analytics Ventures, a global venture studio providing end to end infrastructure to ideate, plan, form, launch, fund and validate brand new ventures in Artificial Intelligence. Navid has co-founded and invested in multiple AI based companies including CureMetrix and CureMatch. He looks to identify top tier scientists, academics or corporate partners, and then to work with them to turn their R&D into viable businesses. Navid serves on the board of Tech San Diego, helping develop San Diego's now thriving eco-system. He also serves on the boards of CureMetrix, AV Lab, Kazuhm, AlphaTrAI & AdTheos. He has been a panelist, judge, speaker or moderator at forums such as UCSD, USD, SDSU, CyberHive, HeraHub, MIT Forum, RSNA, U.S. News STEM Conference, and CONNECT. Navid holds a BA from UC San Diego, and a JD/MBA from the University of San Diego.
|Vishal Kumar||AnalyticsWeek LLC|
President & CEO
Vishal is the Founder and CEO of Cognizeus. He is passionate about BigData, Analytics, Automation, Marketing and Lean methodologies. He cowrote a book on "Data Driven Innovation : A Primer"
|Hicham Wazni||Arconic Inc|
Corp Director Mfg Intelligence & Smart Mfg
Hicham Wazni is the Corporate Director of Manufacturing Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing at Arconic. Hicham has 23 years of collective experience in operational leadership, business and P&L management, and disciplined execution of Industry 4.0. He is responsible for digitizing the training and development of the leadership and workforce, identifying and initiating the smart journey strategy and deployment plan using a digital community platform, and implementing a disciplined and engaging approach and metrics to monitor and improve the “Smart” execution in the Arconic factories globally. Hicham has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
|Norbert Monfort||Assurant Inc|
Vice President IT Transformation & Innovation
Norbert Monfort has been with Assurant Inc. since 1994. He currently serves as Vice President of IT Transformation and Innovation, leading initiatives in AI across the enterprise. He also teaches IT-related topics as an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University. Norbert has worked in Information Technology at Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years in management and as a senior engineer. He earned his M.S. in Information Technology and his B.S. in Computer Science from Florida International University.
|Jonathan Dry||AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals|
Director, Bioinformatics and Data Science, Research and Early Development, Oncology R&D
Jonathan studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Manchester where his research focused on the genetics of diabetes, exposing him to the richness of information in DNA that can be uncovered with computational tools. He was awarded a scholarship at the University of Exeter to study Bioinformatics, where he collaborated with GlaxoSmithKline to develop computational models determining the risk of recombinant protein breakdown by proteases in host cells. In 2003 Jonathan joined AstraZeneca as the first member of the newly formed Oncology Bioinformatics team. As a scientist and senior scientist he drove adoption of ‘omic data to establish molecular line of sight for new targets, specializing in gene expression microarrays. He introduced a number of pioneering approaches harnessing gene expression data from cancer cell lines to uncover the mechanisms of pathway/drug target dependency, discovering biomarkers of drug response. Throughout his career he has supported and influenced a number of programs, including drugs targeting PARP (Lynparza), mTOR, PI3K, AKT and ERBB. His work for the MEK inhibitor selumetinib led to a transcriptional readout of MEK activity that became the first transcriptomic hypothesis tested in AZ clinical trials. Jonathan carries a strong collaborative attitude and is a champion of open innovation to harness the world’s data and expertise for actionable discovery. As a team leader and now Director of oncology bioinformatics, and a leader of AZ’s strategy to harness AI for discovery, Jonathan has gone on to build a global group focused on harnessing next generation sequencing and genomic data to further AstraZeneca’s oncology drug programs and precision medicine. His team are recognized as leaders in the field, with a number of high profile publications and algorithms now adopted by leading research centers around the world such as the VarDict NGS variant caller.
|Faye Fereshteh O'Brien||AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Inc|
Director Performance & Metrics
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|Pawan Trivedi||Atos Syntel|
Principal Consultant – Client Solutions, Services Transformation Group
Pawan Trivedi serves as a principal consultant for Atos North America specializing in agile, cloud, automation and artificial intelligence. He brings more than 19 years of diverse IT experience in professional services to the Scientific Community. With more than 15 years in finance and investment banking, he has helped fortune 500 customers in the design and implementation of greenfield development, cloud and automation solutions.
|Marzieh Nabi||Automation Anywhere|
Senior Product Manager
Marzieh Nabi is the Sr. Product Manager for NLP and other advanced artificial intelligent (AI) and machine learning-based features at Automation Anywhere. She joined Automation Anywhere from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, previously known as Xerox PARC), a legendary research center that was launched in 1970 with the ambition of visioning and creating the office of future and is in charge of many modern technological advancements in AI and other fields of computer science. She is a Husky alumnus, graduating with a Ph.D. from Aerospace Engineering department and Masters in Pure Mathematics from University of Washington (Seattle). The focus of her education was on autonomous systems like the ones that are used in self-driving cars. She also has business training from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
|Burak Gencay||Bahcesehir College|
Education Technologies Coordinator
Burak Gençay is currently Education Technologies Coordinator in Bahcesehir Colleges in Turkey. Prior to this he was Educational Technologies Specialist at Education Institutes. His previous professional experience includes computer teacher for twelve years at different schools. He holds a bachelors and Master degree Educational Technology Department in Marmara University. Now studying in PHD from YTU.
|Enver Yucel||Bahçeşehir University|
Enver Yücel was born in 1957, Giresun, Turkey and has since devoted his life to providing educational services to students in Turkey and all over the world. He offers educational support by providing scholarships to thousands of students and believes in the importance of global education for each and every student in the world. He feels that only through accessible quality education can we bring peace to the world, and so considers the field of education to be a vital area of social responsibility.
|Sinem Vatanartiran||Bay Atlantic University|
No bio available
Head, IT & Digital Transformation, Pharma
Brian joined Bayer in 1997, he currently leads the IT and Digital Transformation team for Commercial Operations Americas and Oncology and he is a member of the US IT leadership team. During his career at Bayer, Brian has held multiple leadership positions in the area of IT Business Partnering, Program Management, Application Management, IT Operations and Service Management. Prior to Bayer Brian worked for multiple boutique consulting firms focused on web solutions. He holds a B.S. from Boston University and completed Bayer’s executive program at Notre Dame. Brian is married with two sons and enjoys boating, fishing and home improvement projects.
Head of IT Business Partnering Research, Pharmaceuticals Division
Dr Angeli Möller has two roles at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, she leads the Artificial Intelligence workstream and is responsible for the research digital investment strategy. Before joining Bayer she worked as a datascientist for translation medicine at Thomson Reuters and researcher at cancer research UK and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. A keen proponent of pre-competitive collaboration she also sits on the executive committee of the Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) and on the investment committee of the Pistoia Alliance.
|Ellie Gordon||Behaivior AI|
For more than 12 years, Ellie Gordon’s work has primarily focused on improving people’s lives through technology. She is a health information technology entrepreneur and user interface and user experience designer with a strong passion for science and medicine and for enacting positive change wherever and whenever possible. She has successfully created, organized, led, and managed teams for everything from hackathons and codefests, to other science based startups and initiatives, to community development and research projects. She did a TEDx Pittsburgh talk as a behavioral technologist speaking about the design elements of what her startup Behaivior is developing.
|Christopher Geyer||Berkshire Grey|
Dr. Geyer has spent almost 20 years leading aggressive technology development based on leading-edge research to deliver practical solutions for the real-world. He has deep technical expertise in computer vision, machine perception, autonomy, and unmanned systems and has deployed technology on more than a dozen unmanned systems. Chris was a member of the winning DARPA Urban Challenge team (self-driving car competition) at Carnegie Mellon University and has published results that have become textbook computer vision material. Chris’ publications have been cited over 4,000 times and he has a record of results spanning industry and product application to R&D. Prior to Berkshire Grey, Chris was the perception leader at iRobot contributing to products and new technology, a scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, and a scientist at Berkeley. Chris has a B.SE. and a Ph.D. in computer science from the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. For his PhD thesis, he was awarded the Morris and Dorothy Rubinoff Award for innovative applications of computer technology.
|Dorothee Bartels||BI X GmbH|
Digital Real-World Data Expert; Former Chief Digital Science Officer
Dorothee B. Bartels is Chief Digital Science Officer at BI X GmbH, the innovation lab of Boehringer Ingelheim, after having been the Corporate Head of Global Epidemiology at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH for 10 years. She has a Master's degree of Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD from Hannover Medical School. She holds a Professorship of Epidemiology and Public Health at Hannover Medical School and is Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Given her interest in innovative approaches, such as digital epidemiology, innovative analytical tools and digitalization, she now links the digital BI incubator to BI corporate.
Assoc Director Global Data Science
Adam Jenkins is a Data Science Lead at Biogen, where he works on optimizing commercial outcomes through marketing, patient outreach and field force infrastructure utilizing data science and predictive analytics. Biogen is a leader in the treatment and research of neurological diseases for 40 years. Prior to being commercial lead, Adam was part of their Digital Health team where he worked on next generation application of wearable and neurological tests. Holding a PhD in genomics, he also teaches management skills for data science and big data initiatives at Boston College.
|Israfil Dilmec||BK Mobil|
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Israfil Dilmec is Co-founder and managing partner at BK Mobil, which is a venture company providing an adaptive digital learning platform named Metodbox to K12 education. Israfil desires to increase the user experience of Bahçeşehir College students, teachers and parents on the Metodbox platform as well as enriching the platform with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies with working together both in-house, with academics and other business partners. Israfil has 20+ years of software management and productization experience in the telecommunications, energy sectors and now in the education sector.
|Michael Feindt||Blue Yonder GmbH|
A rock star in the world of AI, Michael is a physicist and data scientist who is constantly thinking about how algorithms can be developed, improved and advanced to not only benefit businesses, but improve our world. Michael founded Blue Yonder, a JDA company, in 2008 and served as its Chief Scientific Advisor and Member of Advisory Board. In the course of his many years of scientific research activity at CERN, He is a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and a Lecturer at the Data Science Academy.
|Sara-Jayne Terp||Bodacea Light Industries LLC|
Sara-Jayne “SJ” Terp is a data nerd with a long history of working on the hardest data problems she can find. Her background includes designing unmanned vehicle systems, transport, intelligence and disaster data systems with an emphasis on how humans and autonomous systems work together; developing crowdsourced advocacy tools, managing innovations, teaching data science to Columbia’s international development students, designing probabilistic network algorithms, working as a pyrotechnician, and CTO of the UN’s big data team. Her current interests are focused on misinformation mechanisms and counters; she founded Bodacea Light Industries to focus on this, is working with the Global Disinformation Index to create an independent disinformation rating system, and running a Credibility Coalition working group on the application of information security principles to misinformation. SJ holds degrees in artificial intelligence and pattern analysis and neural networks.
|Pravithra Shivakumar, PhD||Booz Allen Hamilton|
Senior Lead Scientist, Analytics
Dr. Pavithra Shivakumar is a Bioinformatics Scientist and Program Lead, skilled at leading product development focused on healthcare platforms. Dr. Shivakumar has led several multi-million dollar projects and programs, including precision health platforms, bioinformatics, clinical informatics, genomic variant analysis and annotation software, and healthcare and clinical trials data repositories. She also has experience in genomics research, building pipelines that analyze sequencing, gene expression, and pharmacogenomic data to identify disease and response biomarkers, and creating knowledgebases that integrate data from disparate sources. Dr. Shivakumar has a dual degree in Computer Science and Biology from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Yale University in Connecticut.
|Mukesh Dalal, PhD||Bose Corporation|
Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Mukesh Dalal is the Global Head of AI & Data, Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Data Scientist at Bose Corporation, where he is using Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to drive Digital and AI Transformations. His passion is to build and lead high-performance collaborative teams for optimizing business and social outcomes. He has taught at Columbia University, worked at Charles River Analytics, BAE Systems, Webtrends, i2 Technologies, AT&T Bell Labs, and IBM TJ Watson Research Center, and founded two startups. He has been granted over 10 patents, developed over 15 software products, published over 40 peer-reviewed technical papers, and presented invited talks worldwide.
|Sam Ransbotham||Boston College; MIT Sloan Management Review|
Professor, Academic Contributing Editor, Information Systems
Sam Ransbotham is a Professor of information systems and McKiernan Distinguished Fellow at Boston College. He also serves as an editor for the MIT Sloan Management Review initiative on Artificial Intelligence in Business. Recently, he co-authored a research report “Artificial Intelligence in Business Gets Real” based on a global survey of 3,076 executives and dozens of interviews. Mr. Ransbotham received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
|Matt Langione||Boston Consulting Group|
Matt Langione is a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group and member of the DeepTech Initiative working primarily on research-driven, vanguard technologies. He recently authored a value creation report on quantum computing, “Where will quantum computers create value?—and when?” He is a member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C).
|JC Raby||Boston Meridian Partners|
Co-founder and Partner
JC Raby is a Co-Founder and Partner at Boston Meridian – the leading Advisor to InfoSec firms - and has more than 20 years of investment banking experience in Technology Mergers and Acquisitions as well as private and public financings. JC has represented InfoSec companies in acquisitions to AWS, Accenture, Blue Coat, Cisco, Flexera, Forescout, IBM, Intel/McAfee, Lockheed Martin, LogMeIn, NCC, NTT, RSA, Symantec and Verisign, among others, and is a recognized expert on the Cyber-Security market and frequent speaker on the Cyber-Security market. Prior to founding Boston Meridian, JC was a senior executive for Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Financial) a leading San Francisco-based merchant bank in which JC ran the Boston Investment Banking Group, with responsibility to grow the firm’s relationships with leading East Coast technology firms as well as the New England private equity community. Prior to joining Thomas Weisel Partners, JC was a Vice President at Montgomery Securities (now Bank of America Securities) where he was responsible for the execution of merger and acquisition transactions; and began his career in the Corporate Finance group at PaineWebber Inc. (now UBS Securities). JC also ran Corporate Strategy at Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), a global provider of content-delivery and managed security services, where he worked directly with the Senior executive team to help develop and manage the Company’s corporate finance offerings, interact with Wall Street research and drive increased institutional ownership. JC is an early stage investor in InfoSec companies including Blue Lava and Entertainment and Media companies including Faze Clan and Encañtos Media. JC holds a BA in International Relations and Latin American Commerce from Brown University where he was an All-Ivy Division 1 National Champion rower. JC lives in the Bay Area where he enjoys kite boarding and sailboat racing.
|James Tracy||Boston University School of Education|
Visiting Research Professor
James Tracy is a nationally and internationally renowned educator and speaker on the implications of technology inflections for education, workforce development, spirituality, and social policy. He is co-author of Running with Robots: The Future of Education, about the implications of AI and robotics for education, forthcoming from MIT Press. He is a Visiting Research Professor at Boston University’s School of Education. Jim received a Ph.D. in History from Stanford University as well as an M.B.A. (with a concentration in nonprofit management) and an Ed.M. (in Higher Education Administration) from Boston University. He has been the Head of several Independent Schools and, most recently, President of the Woodrow Wilson Graduate School ofTeaching and Learning, an innovative teacher training college founded in collaboration with MIT. Jim has been a Board Member of the Bostonian Society, an education advisor to Singularity University, a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University, an Affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and a Board member of Boston University’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He is currently Co-Chair of the MassRobotics Work of the Future Committee, a Member of the MassRobotics Advisory Board, a Board member of the Boston edtech convener and accelerator LearnLaunch, a member of the Advisory Board for Boston University’s Digital Education Initiative, a member of the MIT Subgroup on Skills and Training (within the MIT Future of Work Taskforce), a Board member of the Massachusetts Association of Nonprofit Schools and Colleges, and a Trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, among other endeavors.
CEO and Co-Founder
Rebecca Clyde is the co-founder and CEO of Botco.ai, a conversational marketing startup that enables businesses to engage customers with AI-enabled chatbots. With more than 20 years in digital marketing in the technology industry, she is passionate about advancing women in tech and currently serves as the co-managing director for Girls in Tech Phoenix. Prior to Botco.ai, Rebecca founded a digital marketing agency, Ideas Collide, now in its 13th year serving global enterprise clients. She was previously a digital strategist at Intel and holds an MBA from Arizona State University.
Director of Product Sales, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (CAI)
Paul Cordero joined Brighterion in 2011 as an Analytical Scientist. With years of experience in predictive analytics and modeling, Paul served as Brighterion's Modeling Architect. In this role, Paul designed models related to Fraud Prevention, Credit Risk, Chargeback, Healthcare Fraud, Homeland Security, Micro-merchant and Anti-money Laundering. After Mastercard acquired Brighterion in 2017, Paul assumed the role of Director, Product Sales in the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions division.
|Shantanu Singh||Broad Institute|
Senior Group Leader
Shantanu Singh is a senior group leader in the Imaging Platform at the Broad Institute. He leads a data science group that develops computational and statistical methods to create fingerprints of genes, chemicals, and diseases from microscopy images of cells. Using assays like Cell Painting that capture a broad range of their morphological properties, cellular populations are characterized at single-cell resolution to discover similarities and differences among treatments. This work has the potential to transform how both the targets and therapies for disease are identified. After completing his Ph.D. at Ohio State in computer science, Shantanu joined the Imaging Platform, inspired by the group’s vision to make cell morphology as computable as genomes. He has previously worked in research groups at Mercedes-Benz R&D, GE Global Research, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he applied computer vision and machine learning techniques to a wide range of problems in road safety, cell biology, and geospatial imaging.
|Anne Carpenter, PhD||Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT|
Institute Scientist, Imaging Platform Senior Director,
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|Eliot Weinman||Cambridge Innovation Institute|
Founder/Conference Chair, AI World, Executive Editor, AI Trends
Mr. Weinman is Founder and Conference Chair of AI World. For the past two decades Eliot has been a successful entrepreneur and veteran high tech market expert. AI World was his fifth publishing start-up which he sold recently to Cambridge Innovation Institute. AI World and companion online magazine AI Trends have become the nation’s largest independent AI business event and integrated media platform covering the enterprise AI market. He previously founded and sold four leading publishing firms whose media products had become the largest in their respective industry. He has been a publisher, editor and author of numerous magazines, newsletters, books and research studies in diverse areas of advanced technology. His writings have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Eliot received is M.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University and completed a research fellowship in A.I. with GE and MIT where he worked on developing expert systems for the quality inspection of jet engine turbine blades. Before starting his first media business, he headed up the AI group at a top 10 property insurance company (Hanover Insurance) where he implemented one of the nation’s earliest commercial expert systems in underwriting and claims. He also headed advanced engineering groups at the MIT Draper Labs. Eliot has created more than 200 events in emerging technology markets, including Mobile Commerce World, 4G World, Mobile Internet World, RoboNexus, RoboBusiness, Client/Server Computing and Application Development Conference & Expo. Mr. Weinman has partnered with, consulted to and sold his businesses to many of the industry’s leading computer hardware, software, publishing and research firms. He has taught courses at Northeastern University in AI and knowledge engineering. Previously he earned his B.S. in Accounting at SUNY Albany, and was a CPA for several large CPA firms. LinkIn with Mr. Weinman here.
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|Jason Wittenbach||Capital One|
Manager, Machine Learning, Lead Researcher in Deep Learning Explainability
Jason Wittenbach is a machine learning researcher in Capital One's Center for Machine Learning, where he leads investigations on interpretability in deep learning. He has a background in computational neuroscience, where he built tools and machine learning models to make sense of large scale neuroscience data. At Capital One, Jason has played a key role in bringing modern machine learning approaches to anti-money laundering as well as exploring how to guarantee that deep learning systems are reliable in a production setting. His current research interests include understanding (un)certainty in deep learning models as well as modeling complex sequence data.
|David Castillo||Capital One Financial Corp|
Managing Vice President & Head of Ctr for Machine Learning
Dave Castillo, PhD, Managing Vice President & Head of Center for Machine Learning, Capital One
Dr. David (Dave) Castillo leads Capital One’s Center for Machine Learning and Emerging Technology. In this role Dave is responsible for driving excellence in Applied ML Research, University ML Research, ML technologies (tools and platforms), ML Consulting, and ML awareness within Capital One. Dave is a strong advocate of Responsible AI and has a keen interest in Automated Machine Learning and Timeseries ML.
|Erik Mueller||Capital One Financial Corp|
Senior Director Conversational AI
Erik T. Mueller is a computer scientist and author of the books Commonsense Reasoning and Daydreaming in Humans and Machines. He is a Senior Director at Capital One, where he leads research in conversational AI. Previously, he was a member of the IBM team that developed the Watson question answering system that won on the Jeopardy! game show. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from UCLA and an S.B. in computer science and engineering from MIT.
|Bobbie Stempfley||Carnegie Mellon Univ|
Director, CERT Devision
Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI's CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber strategy implementation at MITRE Corp. and as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her work at DHS, Stempfley previously worked in the DoD as CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency and as chief of the DoD Computer Emergency Response Team, which she established. Stempfley received her bachelor's degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and her master's degree in computer science from James Madison University. A recipient of many awards, she was recognized by CyberScoop as among the Top Women in Cybersecurity, by Federal Computer Week in the Fed 100, and by Information Week as one of the Top 50 Government CIOs.
Chief Data Officer
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|Phillippe Raffy, PhD||Change Healthcare|
Executive Director, Artificial Intelligence
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|John Brownstein||Childrens Hospital Boston|
Director of Research Strategy and Operations
John Brownstein, PhD is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. He directs the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator both at Boston Children’s. He was trained as an epidemiologist at Yale University. Dr. Brownstein is also Uber’s healthcare advisor and co-founder of digital health companies Epidemico and Circulation.
|David Ledbetter||Childrens Hospital Los Angeles|
Mr. David Ledbetter has an extensive and deep understanding of decision theory. He has experience implementing various decision engines, including convolutional neural networks, random forests, extra trees, and linear discrimination analysis. His particular area of focus is in performance estimation, where he has been able to accurately predict performance on new data in nonstationary, real-world scenarios, including detecting circulating tumor cells in blood, automatic target recognition utilizing CNNs from satellite imagery, make/model car classification for the Los Angeles Police Department, and acoustic whale call detection from underwater sonobuoys. Recently, he has been developing a Recurrent Neural Network to generate acuity scores and personalized treatment recommendations to optimize patient outcomes using electronic medical records from 15 years of data collected from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
|Anthony Chang||CHOC Childrens Hospital Orange County|
Chief Intelligence & Innovation Officer
Dr. Anthony Chang is a paediatric cardiologist with a background in biostatistics and data science. He is the founding chair of AI in Medicine meetings (AIMed) both around the world as well as cross subspecialties. He is the founding director of the Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute (MI3), the first institute of its kind to focus on use of AI in medicine. His is finishing a book project Medical Intelligence: Principles and Applications of AI in Medicine and Healthcare (with Elsevier).
|Eleni Miltsakaki, PhD||Choosito!|
Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki is the founder of Choosito and an educational technology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Miltsakaki is a recognized AI scholar with over 100 scientific publications in the area of discourse, text analysis, and readability. She is passionate about using AI to improve learning and leads the development of novel AI for Personalized Learning. With the support of a highly competitive award from the National Science Foundation, her team at Choosito built a powerful search engine infrastructure empowered by Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to analyze open educational resources and match them to the reading comprehension abilities of learners. As the winner of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE runner-up milestone award, Choosito is one of the top contenders of the $5m prize. Choosito’s XPRIZE project utilizes AI search-engine technology to give 100m underserved children, including the 3.8m children who are currently in refugee camps, functional access to the almost limitless amount of useful and free resources available via the web. Choosito is helping children fight illiteracy one search at a time.
Vice President Technology
Siddharth Mehrotra, Vice President, Technology, Citi
Siddharth Mehrotra is a Vice President at Citi Velocity, one of the leading platforms for web based financial analytics on The Street, consistently ranked amongst the top dealer sites in Institutional Investor's All-America and All-Europe Surveys. Sid received a master’s degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.
Senior Vice President Fraud Risk Management
Zsolt Sapi, Senior Vice President, Global Independent Fraud Risk Management, Citibank
Zsolt has 10 years of experience in credit and fraud risk analytics and modeling in Europe and the US. Currently he is working in Citi’s Global Fraud Analytics Oversight Team and leading analytics oversight for North America. He is located in New York, USA and has been in his current role for over 5 years. Beside oversight he has focused on analytics proof of concepts and fraud risk appetite quantification. Prior to his current role he worked as a data scientist for a credit management company in the UK and in credit / fraud analytics for Citi in Hungary. His current area of interest is adoption of anomaly detection and machine learning algorithms for fraud detection. He holds an MSc in Quantitative Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Managing Partner & Principal Analyst
Ron is principal analyst, managing partner, and founder of the Artificial Intelligence-focused analyst and advisory firm Cognilytica, and is also the host of the AI Today podcast, SXSW Innovation Awards Judge, founder of TechBreakfast demo format events, and an expert in AI, Machine Learning, Enterprise Architecture, venture capital, startup and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and more. Prior to founding Cognilytica, Ron founded and ran ZapThink, an industry analyst firm focused on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing, Web Services, XML, & Enterprise Architecture, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in August 2011.
Managing Partner & Principal Analyst
Kathleen is a principal analyst, managing partner, and founder of Cognilytica, an AI research and advisory firm, and co-host of the popular AI Today podcast. She is a serial entrepreneur, savvy marketer, AI and Machine Learning expert, and tech industry connector. Kathleen spent many years as the Content and Innovation Director for TechBreakfast, the largest monthly morning tech meetup in the nation with over 50,000 members and 3000+ attendees at the monthly events across the US. In addition, she is a SXSW Innovation Awards Judge and AI / Hardware Meetup organizer. As a master facilitator and connector, who is well connected in the technology industry, Kathleen regularly meets with innovators in key markets and gets the opportunity to see the latest and newest technologies from game changing companies.
|Chris Harding||Commonwealth of Massachusetts|
Commissioner Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Christopher C. Harding serves as the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Commissioner Harding is responsible for administering the tax, child support and municipal finance laws of the Bay State. Formerly Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Mobiquity, Inc, a Massachusetts based professional services firm focused on providing Enterprise Digital Consulting services to Fortune 1000 organizations, Mr. Harding can be characterized as a serial entrepreneur having either founded or been a key leader in a series of early and growth stage technology based firms. In addition to formerly serving as President and CEO of Concordant, Inc. (North Chelmsford, MA – acquired by Arcadia in 2011) Mr. Harding has been a part of six other organizations in his 30 years in industry. The majority of his career has been spent in Massachusetts, including the past 19 years. Mr. Harding’s responsibilities have consistently centered on driving his organization’s growth strategy highlighted through focused planning and execution. He is a proven leader with a long history of success having been a part of two IPO’s, raising venture capital on multiple occasions as well as other initiatives in direct support of his firm’s business objectives. Mr. Harding is a graduate of Boston College and resides in Wellesley, MA with his wife of 24 years and their two children. Mr. Harding serves on the Board of Laboure College in Milton, MA and formerly served on the Board of The Carney Hospital, Dorchester, MA for eight years. Prior to becoming Commissioner, Mr. Harding served as DOR’s Chief of Staff.
|Ben Bauks||Constant Contact|
Senior Business Systems Analyst
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Engineering Project Manager, Data Analyst
Joseph joined Continental Powertrain with the goal to bring servant leadership, investigatory analysis, edge development, and a data-driven approach to the Fountain Inn, SC manufacturing facility. Joseph is enthusiastically leading an engineering team focused on using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices to develop new learning models. Understanding that as more and more devices become connected and as computing moves closer to the “edge”, new value will be created that will help solve significant challenges not previously realized. With an emissions reduction facility and a visionary approach, the Fountain Inn team has begun forging a path to fully digitalize the plant and integrate edge applications to reduce energy consumption and emission levels. Prior to this, Joseph served the community as lieutenant for Greenville County Department of Public Safety in the upstate of South Carolina, where he led the county IT team to rapidly design and codevelop several automation programs, including applications to identify offenders for DNA collection and models to assess offender risk. Joseph earned an MBA and is certified in Business Analytics from the Darla Moore School of Business, globally recognized as a top international business school. He has freely consulted a multitude of industrial companies on adding value to their business model and has spoken at multiple digital transformation conferences across the country.
|Paul Hahn||Cray, Inc.|
AI Marketing Program Manager
Paul Hahn is responsible for AI and analytics marketing at Cray, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Previously, Paul led Product Marketing for all Cray products as well as Vertical Marketing. Paul has also held multiple positions in Sales, Product Management and Product Marketing for Citrix, Compaq and Sequent Computer Systems.
|Jim Balchunas||Credit Suisse|
Jim is currently IT Senior Consultant for Credit Suisse. His industry experience includes Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods and Telecommunications. Besides Credit Suisse, Jim has worked in IT for other financial firms including JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Dun & Bradstreet.
|Sadid Hasan||CVS Health|
Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Sadid Hasan is the Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence at CVS Health, where he leads the team responsible for AI-based clinical care initiatives. Prior to joining CVS Health, he was a Senior Scientist and Technical Lead of the Artificial Intelligence Group at Philips Research, Cambridge, MA, where his research focused on various Natural Language Processing (NLP) problems related to Clinical Information Extraction, Text Classification, Natural Language Inference, Clinical Text Summarization, and Paraphrase Generation using Deep Learning. Prior to joining Philips, Sadid was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Lethbridge, Canada, from where he obtained his PhD. in Computer Science with a focus in NLP and Machine Learning. Sadid has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in the top NLP/Machine Learning venues, where he also regularly serves as a program committee member/area chair including ACL, IJCAI, EMNLP, NeurIPS, ICML, COLING, NAACL, AMIA, MLHC, MEDINFO, ICLR, ClinicalNLP, TKDE, JAIR etc.
Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an industry analyst and host of CXOTALK. As a columnist for ZDNet, Michael has written over 1,000 articles on topics related to innovation, digital disruption and leadership. His work has been mentioned more than 1,000 times in major newspapers, television, radio, trade publications, presentations, academic dissertations, blogs, and other media. Michael has been quoted in about 50 books, published in the Wall Street Journal, and is syndicated on important technology websites. Michael is often a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol. He has presented to groups such as CIO Symposium (Cleveland), Oracle OpenWorld, Digital Enterprise Show (Madrdid), CIO Summit (Boston), D-Summit (Stockholm), Harvard University, Babson College, Seton Hill University, University College London, CIO Summit (Scottsdale), CT Executive Symposium, Federal Home Loan Banks, Boston University, Suffolk University, SAP Sapphire, NetSuite SuiteWorld, MIT CIO Symposium, Educause, and others.
CoFounder & CEO
CEO and Co-Founder of Daivergent Inc., a technology platform allowing companies to fulfill data requests at scale by matching to uniquely-suited adults on the autism spectrum. Our software allows autism talent to enter the remote workforce for the first time, learn more: www.daivergent.com
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-founder and CEO of Dasha.AI. Master of Science in Computer Science, participant of International Collegiate Programming Contest.
International Sales Manger, Sales | Business Development
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Vice President, Inside Sales
Ben Solari is the VP of Global Inside Sales at DataRobot, where he leads a team of 30 Account Executives in offices in Boston, Singapore, and London with a focus on helping companies use accessible machine learning technology to solve practical business problems and improve their operations.
|Kosta Sidopoulos||Deep AI Technologies|
Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Deep AI Technologies accelerates the processing of deep neural networks, to help AI vendors develop their applications faster and cheaper, and reduce cloud compute opex and capex.
Kosta is a veteran of the semiconductor and networking industries. Prior to joining the Deep AI team, he was at Mellanox Technologies where he was responsible for Sales and Business Development at North American Service Providers and Eastern US Cloud/Datacenter customers, focusing on SDN/NFV infrastructure development. Kosta shifted to Mellanox as part of the acquisition of EZchip Technologies, developer of the world's most advanced high-speed network processors, where he was one of the first sales hires and led the team of sales and FAEs. Before EZchip he worked in sales management and engineering roles at LSI Logic, IBM Microelectronics, and Wyle Electronics. He started his career at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, working on ICs and FPGAs for SONAR telemetry and data acquisition systems. Kosta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Massachusetts -Lowell.
Director Customer Analytics
Paweł oversees machine learning solutions focused on customer behavior and predictive modelling including demand forecasting, predictive maintenance and risk modelling. Prior to his current position he headed BCG Gamma’s office in Warsaw and a Chief Data Scientist at Netsprint group (one of the largest data ecosystems in Poland).
Vice President, Engineering
Michal is a technical executive with a background in systems engineering, data analytics and machine learning. After a period of involvement in massively parallel data warehouses at IBM, he has been helping to grow deepsense.ai – an AI-focused software powerhouse.
Director Strategy & Bus Dev
Pawel is responsible for creating and executing the company’s strategy and driving sales. Prior to joining deepsense.ai Pawel spent over 6 years as Management Consultant and Manager in The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked on a broad range of strategic, operational and analytical projects. Before BCG Pawel worked as an Associate in M&A Boutique and an Analyst at a mining company in Australia.
Advisory Board Member
Nina Simosko is an international speaker and San Francisco based enterprise software executive advising numerous startups including: DeepSense.ai, Scanta Inc., AppOrchid Inc. and Reflektion. Nina currently serves as Chief Revenue Office at Denver based Akerna Corporation. Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) is a regulatory compliance technology company. Previously, she served as President and CEO of NTT i3, the prestigious Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies. Prior to that, Ms. Simosko held numerous IT roles at Nike, SAP and Oracle.
As a Data Scientist at deepsense.ai, Piotr has worked on several predictive modeling and computer vision projects, including demand forecasting, damage assessment and stock market modeling. As a tech lead on a demand forecasting project for one of the largest retailers in the CEE region, he helped reduce the company’s out- of-stocks events by 30%. Prior to joining deepsense.ai, he graduated summa cum laude from Warsaw University of Technology with a degree in Robotics.
Head of US Operations
Andy is a technologist turned storyteller who loves talking about emerging technologies. His specialities include selling complex technologies in a much simpler manner to CxO level by demonstrating the value proposition. He loves talking about cloud computing, IoT, AI, DL, ML, Edge computing and other Emerging Technologies He often writes about things (mostly technology game-changers) that captures his attention on Forbes and on his blog site. He is a a trusted advisor to many startups who are looking to establish themselves in the enterprise space. He is also a Forbes contributor on AI topics. You can check out his blog at www.thurai.us or follow him on Twitter @AndyThurai
|Kyle Harper||Dell Technologies|
Kyle Harper is AI Strategy Director for Dell Technologies’ Precision Workstation business, and is a 35 year computing industry veteran with experience in engineering, marketing, and management in the areas of AI, IoT, open source software, mobile handhelds, mobile infrastructure, and high performance advanced microprocessors. He holds a BSCS from Texas A&M and an MBA from UT Austin. Before joining Dell Technologies, Kyle worked for Arm, Texas Instruments, AMCC, and Motorola and his own consultancy.
|Chhandomay Mandal||Dell Technologies|
Director, Solutions and Vertical Marketing
Dr. Chhandomay Mandal is Director of Solutions at Dell Technologies where he leads Storage Solutions for artificial intelligence, deep learning, analytics, business applications, and industry-specific solutions. Prior to his current role, he led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. Dr. Mandal has been awarded 13 patents. He has a PhD from University of Florida, MBA from Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology.
Senior Service Designer
Maria Chercoles is a Senior Service Designer at Designit New York, where she helps re-design experiences, products and services that empower people to live better, more informed lives. As part of Designit’s Futures initiative, she has written about data privacy issues, prototyped speculative surveillance applications, and used strategic foresight methodologies as an innovative tool to navigate the complexities of future technology.
She has an MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts, a BA in media studies from Florida International University, is an alumna of The Futures School.
|Anthony Scriffignano, PhD||Dun & Bradstreet|
Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist
"Anthony Scriffignano is an internationally recognized data scientist with experience spanning over 35 years in multiple industries and enterprise domains. Dr. Scriffignano has extensive background in anomaly detection, computational linguistics and advanced inferential algorithms, leveraging that background as primary inventor on multiple patents worldwide. Scriffignano was recently recognized as the U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders. He is routinely invited to provide thought leadership for senior executives and high-level government officials globally. Recently, he briefed the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and contributed to three separate reports to the President, on Big Data Analytics, Emerging Technologies Strategic Vision, and Internet and Communications Resilience. Additionally, Scriffignano provided expert advice on private sector data officers to a group of state Chief Data Officers and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He recently provided similar counsel to members of the Canadian Government. He also served as a forum panelist and keynote speaker at the World Internet Conference in China hosted by President Xi Jinping and the China Development Forum, as well as other major world events. He was recently published or quoted in various publications including CIO.com, Forbes Insights, Huffington Post, Business Insider, InformationWeek, China Daily, Xinhua, PCWeek Russia, Taiwan News, Bangkok Post, Mint (India), The Hill, and others. He serves on various advisory committees in government, private sector, and academia. He is considered an expert on emerging trends in advanced analytics, the “Big Data” explosion, artificial intelligence, multilingual challenges in business identity and malfeasance in commercial and public-sector contexts. "
|Karim Botros||Echo Health Ventures|
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|Grace You, PhD||EMD Serono|
Director, Head of Global Portfolio Management, Valuation & Analytics
Grace You is currently leading Global Portfolio Valuation and Analytics for the Healthcare Sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Prior to that, Grace led key strategy and analytics projects at MilliporeSigma, the Life Science Sector of Merck KGaA and a premier Life Science company. Previously, Grace was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, working with a range of global pharmaceutical companies across their top priority strategy and implementation projects. Grace holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University, and a B.S. in Chemistry & Biology from Tsinghua University.
|Jeffrey Lu||Engine Biosciences|
|Michael Riordan||Entanglement Institute, Inc.|
Vice President, Entanglement Institute, Inc. and former instructor at Ethics & Emerging Military Technology Graduate Program
Michael J. Riordan is the Vice President, Government Affairs & Strategy, for Entanglement, Inc (EI). EI is a Newport RI-based company establishing a state-of-the-art computational facility to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in an experimental environment with access to quantum, neuromorphic, and classical HPC capabilities. EI’s business model leverages platform diversity, co-location, and a broad network of Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) expertise to deliver customers a unique advantage by removing platform latency, optimizing computational performance, and benchmarking results. EI is positioning to be at the epicenter of the coming ‘Quantum Revolution.’
Riordan served with distinction for 25 years in the U.S. Navy, holding a variety of postings in Surface Warfare, Special Operations, the Pentagon, and Intelligence Community. He served as Defense Legislative Fellow for Senator Edward M. Kennedy; Director of the Office of Congressional Affairs for Admiral James Stavridis, NATO Commander; and was a Member of the Chief of Naval Operations Cyberspace Innovation Task Force. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval War College, and holds additional Master’s Degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Salve Regina University. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Scrum Master.
|Anju Gupta, PhD||Enterprise Holdings|
Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Anju Gupta is Vice President of Data Strategy and Analytics for Enterprise Holdings Inc. In this role, Gupta oversees strategy development for the company’s data assets and develops insights that positively impact the company’s future – from enhancing day-to-day operations and customer interactions to leading strategic decision-making and technology innovation efforts.
|Paul McLachlan||Ericsson's Global Artificial Intelliegence Accelerator|
Head, Data Science and Principal Data Scientist
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Vice President and Global Chief Data Officer
Dr. Santikary is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years of experience in building distributed systems, platforms and applications using techniques of modern data architecture, distributed computing and cloud computing. In his current role as Vice President and Global Chief Data Officer at ERT, a global data and technology company supporting clinical trials for small, medium and large pharmaceutical and bio technology companies, Dr. Santikary is leading the strategy and execution of ERT’s global data architecture, data integration, business intelligence, advanced analytics, data governance, master data management and data science. He is an industry thought leader and a data evangelist. Before joining ERT, Dr. Santikary held several technology executive roles across a variety of industries, including serving as Head of Data Engineering and Director of Engineering at eBay, VP of Engineering at Zeta Global, Chief Architect and Technologist at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Director of Data Science and Engineering at EnerNOC, Chief Data Architect at PNC Financial, Chief Architect at S1 corporation and Research Scientist at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
|Paul F. Nemitz||European Commission|
Principal Advisor in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
Paul F. NEMITZ is the Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers.
He was appointed by the European Commission on 12. April 2017, following a 6 year appointment as Director for Fundamental Rights and Citizen’s Rights in the same Directorate General.
As Director, Nemitz led the reform of Data Protection legislation in the EU, the negotiations of the EU – US Privacy Shield and the negotiations with major US Internet Companies of the EU Code of Conduct against incitement to violence and hate speech on the Internet.
Before joining the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs.
Nemitz has represented the European Commission in numerous cases before the European Court of Justice and has published widely on EU law.
He is a visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe in Bruges; Member of the Board of the Verein Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e.V., Berlin; Trustee of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York; Member of the Board of the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy, AAID, Paris; Member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels. He is also a member of the Tönissteiner Kreis e.V., Berlin, the Commission for Media and Internet policy of the SPD, Berlin; the German Association for European Law and the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration, Heidelberg.
Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University. He passed the state examinations for the judiciary and for a short time was a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law and the Law of the Sea at Hamburg University.
He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasbourg Faculty for Comparative Law.
|Shyam Krishnaswamy||Exelon Corp|
Director Corp Strategy
No bio available
|Prabhakar Bhogaraju||Fannie Mae|
Vice President, Digital Products
Prabhakar Bhogaraju, MBA, Vice President, Digital Products, Fannie Mae
Prabhakar Bhogaraju is Vice President – Digital Shared Services in Fannie Mae’s Single-Family Mortgage Business and works in their digital products organization. Bhogaraju leads Digital Products’ business architecture, rules, and data function - integrating business needs with technology capabilities. He also oversees the transformation of the Customer Identity and Access Management Program, providing a simpler, more digital experience for customers using Fannie Mae’s products. Bhogaraju’s team impacts the digitization of the mortgage loan lifecycle, aligning it with company strategy and goals, and collaborates with the industry and regulators to develop industry standards. Bhogaraju has over 18 years of experience in technology and the mortgage banking industry. Bhogaraju has a Master of Science from Virginia Tech and a Master of business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
|Srinivaas Krovvidy||Fannie Mae|
Head, Advanced Analytics Enablement
Srinivaas Krovvidy, PhD, Head, Advanced Analytics Enablement, Fannie Mae
Dr. Srini Krovvidy is Director and Head of Advanced Analytics Enablement group at Fannie Mae overseeing analytic transformation journeys of various teams and development of data science applications. His experience includes leading enterprise shared services such as business rules & BPM. He received multiple awards from AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) for development of innovative applications. Srini received his PhD in machine learning and published 20+ articles in international journals, magazines and conference proceedings in the areas of machine learning and AI. He is a senior member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and member of AAAI.
|Victor Lo, PhD||Fidelity Investments|
Head Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
Victor S.Y. Lo is a seasoned Big Data, Marketing, Risk, and Finance leader with over 25 years of extensive consulting and corporate experience employing data-driven solutions in a wide variety of business areas, including Customer Relationship Management, Market Research, Advertising Strategy, Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Insurance, Product Development, Transportation, and Human Resources. He is actively engaged with causal inference and is a pioneer of Uplift/True-lift modeling, a key subfield of data science.
Victor has managed teams of quantitative analysts in multiple organizations. He currently leads the AI and Data Science Center of Excellence, Workplace Investing at Fidelity Investments. Previously he managed advanced analytics/data science teams in Personal Investing, Corporate Treasury, Managerial Finance, and Healthcare and Total Well-being at Fidelity Investments. Prior to Fidelity, he was VP and Manager of Modeling and Analysis at FleetBoston Financial (now Bank of America), and Senior Associate at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).
For academic services, Victor has been a visiting research fellow and corporate executive-in-residence at Bentley University. He has also been serving on the steering committee of the Boston Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and on the editorial board for two academic journals. He is also an elected board member of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). Victor earned a master’s degree in Operational Research and a PhD in Statistics, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Management Science. He has co-authored a graduate level econometrics book and published numerous articles in Data Mining, Marketing, Statistics, and Management Science literature, and is completing a graduate level book on causal inference in business.
|Craig Le Clair||Forrester Research|
Vice President, Principal Analyst
Craig is an internationally recognized expert in automation, AI, and the future of work. His technology coverage areas include robotic process automation, AI solutions in financial services, and the potential workforce disruption due to these technologies. His 2019 book, Invisible Robots in the Quiet of the Night, has been met with wide acclaim. A prolific writer and speaker, Craig is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and many other publications and media outlets.
|Len Usvyat||Fresenius Medical Care N America|
Vice President, Applied Advanced Analytics,
Len Usvyat is a Vice President of Applied Advanced Analytics with Fresenius Medical Care Global Medical Office. Len holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD from the University of Maastricht in Netherlands. He has over 15 years of experience in traditional and advanced data analytics, research, and epidemiology. He is responsible for supporting analytical efforts for Fresenius’s integrated care assets such as its pharmacy, vascular care centers, urgent care facilities, and the Fresenius health plan. Globally, Len is responsible for connecting various advanced analytics partners inside and outside Fresenius Medical Care to the Medical Office Clinical Agenda and building out FMC’s capabilities in applied advanced analytics endeavors. These efforts vary and include activities such as routine and custom reporting, predictive modeling, outcomes analysis, and research. Len has published over 60 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
|Caitlin Monaghan||Fresenius Medical Care North America|
Data Scientist II, Applied Advanced Analytics
Caitlin Monaghan is a Data Scientist in the Applied Advanced Analytics team at Fresenius Medical Care North America Medical Office. Caitlin has a master’s degree in Psychology from University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Boston University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School where she used EEG-derived biomarkers, clinical variables, and other data sources to predict functional outcome in individuals who recently experienced a first episode of psychosis. Most recently she was a fellow in the Insight Health Data Science program. In her current role, Caitlin performs predictive modeling and other advanced analytical activities in an effort to improve outcomes and provide better care to patients with chronic kidney disease.
|Lu Zhang||Fusion Fund|
Founder & Managing Partner
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|Truong Vinh Long, MD||Gia An 115 Hospital|
|Rudina Seseri||Glasswing Venture|
Founder and Managing Partner
Rudina Seseri is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of AI-powered technology companies. With over 16 years of investing and transactional experience, Rudina has led technology investments and acquisitions in startup companies in enterprise SaaS, IT software and data, marketing technologies and robotics. Rudina’s portfolio of investments include Celtra, CrowdTwist, Inrupt, SocialFlow, Talla and Zylotech. Rudina served as Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Harvard Business School for 4 consecutive years and has most recently been named to the 2018 HBS inaugural group of Rock Venture Capital Partners. She is also a Member of the Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College. Rudina serves as Advisor for GSK Consumer, L’Oreal USA Women in Digital, and on the Philanthropy Board for Boston Children’s Hospital. She has been named a 2017 Boston Business Journal Power 50: Newsmaker, a 2014 Women to Watch honoree by Mass High Tech and a 2011 Boston Business Journal 40-under-40 honoree for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and International Relations and with an MBA from the Harvard Business School (HBS). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.
|Charles Elkan, PhD||Goldman Sachs|
Charles Elkan is a managing director and the global head of machine learning at Goldman Sachs, and also an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Earlier, he was the first Amazon Fellow, leading a team of over 30 scientists doing research and development in applied machine learning in both e-commerce and cloud computing, with wins totaling over $100M incremental earnings. Before joining Amazon, Dr. Elkan was a tenured professor of computer science at UCSD. His Ph.D. is from Cornell and he was an undergraduate at Cambridge. His students at UCSD have gone on to to many leading companies, and to faculty positions at universities including Columbia, CMU, the University of Washington, and Stanford.
|Prof. David Silbersweig, MD||Harvard Medical School|
Board Member of BGF
David Silbersweig, MD, is one of the pioneers of functional neuroimaging research in psychiatry. The aim of his current work in systems-level neuropathophysiology is to help provide a foundation for the development of novel, targeted, and biologically based diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to aid those suffering with mental illness. Dr. Silbersweig is now the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, and Chairman of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Institute for the Neurosciences. He also is Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
|Himabindu Lakkaraju, PhD||Harvard Univ|
is a postdoctoral fellow and will soon be starting as an Assistant Professor at Harvard University with appointments in the Business School and Department of Computer Science. She recently graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Her research focuses on enabling machine learning models to complement human decision making in high-stakes settings such as law, healthcare, public policy, and education. At the core of her research lie rigorous computational techniques spanning machine learning, data mining, and econometrics. Hima has been named as one of the 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Tech Review. She has also received several fellowships and awards including Robert Bosch Stanford graduate fellowship, Microsoft research dissertation grant, Google Anita Borg scholarship, IBM eminence and excellence award, and best paper awards at SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) and INFORMS. Her research has been covered by various media outlets such as the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, Harvard Business Review, TIME, Forbes, Business Insider, and Bloomberg.
|Charles Jaffe||Health Level 7|
Charles Jaffe is the Chief Executive Officer of Health Level 7 International (HL7). He completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities and post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and the Lombardi Cancer Center. He has served in various academic positions in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, as well as in the School of Engineering. Prior to joining HL7, he was the Senior Global Strategist at Intel. In addition, he led a national research consortium, found a consultancy for research informatics, served as the VP of Medical Informatics at AstraZeneca, and the VP of Life Sciences at SAIC. Dr. Jaffe has been the contributing editor for several journals and has published on clinical management, informatics deployment, and healthcare policy.
|Uzair Rashid||Healthcare Strategy & Innovation Leader|
Uzair Rashid is an industry leader in healthcare strategy & transformation. He has led large Healthcare organizations and Enterprises in operationalizing innovations and implementing new business models. Uzair has deep rooted industry gravitas in digital transformation, patient care delivery, patient care transformation, and Post Merger Integrations. Uzair has implemented $MMs in technology programs concentrated on finance transformation, near real-time IoT solutions, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning. Early career, Uzair ran a boutique tech consultancy group and also served as a Managing Principal for a Fortune 200 Technology Solutions Firm.
|Henry Morris||Henry Morris Analytics|
Henry Morris founded analytics research at IDC and writes on analytic applications and the need for ethical controls and governance of intelligent system. His career has ranged from teaching analytic philosophy to writing and speaking on analytics software. He is currently researching and writing a book on augmented intelligence.
|Donnie Horner, PhD||Higher Echelon, Inc.|
Vice President, Leader Development & Organizational Performance
Dr. Donnie Horner consults for Higher Echelon, Inc. on artificial intelligence, machine learning, organizational change and human performance, and leadership. He is Provost Emeritus at Jacksonville University, having previously taught at Stanford University, West Point, Penn State, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. Naval Academy. As an Army officer, Horner commanded a company in Panama and a forward deployed battalion in Bosnia. Dr. Horner served on President Bill Clinton’s Joint Military Working Group Investigating Sexual Orientation and Military Service, and helped lead the cultural transformation and education change initiative to integrate the services. A West Point graduate, Dr. Horner earned an M.S. in Transportation from MIT, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology (organizational theory) from Stanford. He publishes extensively on the topics of AI-ML, organizational change, leadership and culture, and organizational theory.
Product Group Lead, Artificial Intelligence
Kevin Walsh is the Product Group Lead for artificial intelligence at HubSpot. His teams are responsible for building HubSpot's machine learning as a service platform and for integrating machine learning models across HubSpot's product lines including Contact deduplication, Adaptive page testing, SEO, and others. The teams also implement machine learning models for HubSpot's internal teams like customer support customer success, and sales. Prior to AI, Kevin worked as the product manager for several data products including HubSpot's Salesforce integration and HubSpot Insights, the enrichment service. Before working at HubSpot, Kevin worked in catastrophe modeling analytics for Guy Carpenter. As an undergraduate, Kevin studied economics at Northeastern and also studied data science through Northeastern's graduate College of Computer and Information Science.
Vice President, Enterprise Data and Analytics
Genevy Dimitrion is a Vice President in Humana’s Enterprise Data and Analytics organization, responsible for leading their next-generation enterprise data function to collect, manage, protect and drive impact from their comprehensive data assets. Responsibilities include organizing for successful data governance and stewardship, establishing best practices in data management, strategic acquisition of additional data assets, making it easier for Humana employees and partners to find data, ensuring capabilities are in line with evolving legislation, employing AI based methods to protect identity, and increase data mobility and quality. Previously, Ms. Dimitrion was the senior vice president and chief data steward in State Street’s Enterprise Data Governance and Management group, responsible for driving the company’s data governance framework through activities that included adoption, data stewardship and enterprise governance standards. Ms. Dimitrion also worked in the Global Product and Platform Solutions group. In that role, she developed solutions and products critical to delivering superior client service, fueling innovation and increasing efficiency. Ms. Dimitrion is a leading advocate for standards in data governance and management. Ms. Dimitrion has been widely quoted as a leading expert on messaging standards and data, and has presented at several industry events. Her contributions to the industry have led to the publication of several global market practices and recommendations used today. Mrs. Dimitrion earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Rutgers University.
Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Slawomir is the Senior Vice President at Humana, the Fortune 60 healthcare company with responsibility for its data governance, business intelligence, enterprise data science and advanced analytics. His team is rapidly expanding presence in Boston to establish modern, cloud-based AI operations in support of company’s investments in personalized health. Until 2019 he served as the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for the Microsoft Business Applications Group in Cloud and AI unit. Slawomir joined Microsoft after 11 years with Procter and Gamble, where among other assignments he was a board member and CIO in P&G Central Europe division. He holds two MSc in Engineering/AI and in Marketing.
|Zlata Stanislavovna Sushchik||HURO|
Named San Diego’s Top 5 Leading Women, Zlata is a futurist, bold thinker and visionary doer. She is on a mission is to demonstrate the future one iteration at a time to shape a better world for all. She is the Founder and CEO of a cutting-edge robotics startup HURO, which leads the next human-robot social revolution to liberate humanity from daily minutiae so we can focus on doing what we love. As a Board Certified Practitioner in Integrative Psychology and Neurolinguistic programming with alternative studies of human evolution such as Transpersonal Psychology, Quantum Healing, Spiral Dynamics & Integral Theory of Evolution, Zlata has an in-depth understanding of how technology maximizes human potential, shapes the socioeconomic landscape and impacts the future As a transcendent technologies advocate, innovation keynote speaker, Zlata has shared her mission on the stages of Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Startup Weekend, Hera Angels, Women Network of San Diego, The University of California San Diego, The University of Anchorage Alaska, and APU. Her work has been featured in Forbes and The Huffington Post.
|Judith Hurwitz||Hurwitz & Associates LLC|
President & CEO
Judith S. Hurwitz is president and CEO of the Hurwitz Group – www.hurwitz.com – a consulting, research and analysis firm focused on emerging technology including cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, hybrid cloud computing and management, software development and operations, and security and governance. She is an author, thought leader, technology strategist, and consultant. In 2015 Hurwitz coauthored Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics (Wiley, 2015). A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, she has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years. Judith has helped these companies make the transition to a new business model focused on helping businesses to anticipate and solve customer needs. She was the founder of CycleBridge, a life sciences software consulting firm and Hurwitz Group, a research and consulting firm. She has worked in various corporations including Apollo Computer, and John Hancock. In 2011 she authored Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success. (Jossey Bass, 2011). She has co-authored numerous Dummies Books published by Wiley including Big Data for Dummies and Hybrid Cloud for Dummies.
Previously, she was the founder of CycleBridge, a life sciences software consulting firm and Hurwitz Group, a research and consulting firm. She has worked in various corporations including Apollo Computer, and John Hancock. In 2011 she authored Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success. (Jossey Bass, 2011). She has co-authored numerous Dummies Books published by Wiley including Big Data for Dummies and Hybrid Cloud for Dummies.
Delivery Leader, Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning
Zach is currently a Services Implementation Leader at IBM for artificial intelligence and data science technologies. His focus has been working to figure out how we can teach clients best practices around AI solution development and fostering adoption of the tech into existing workflows. Prior to working in implementations, Zach worked two years in AI product management and a year in strategy consulting at the Beacon Group. Zach graduated from Colby College with a double major in Physics and Music with distinction. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, photography, and playing piano.
|Pin-Yu Chen||IBM Thomas J Watson Research Ctr|
Chief Scientist & Research Staff Member
Pin-Yu Chen is a Research Staff Member of the Trusted AI Group and a PI of MIT-IBM AI Lab at IBM Research. His recent research focus has been on adversarial machine learning and studying the robustness of neural networks. His research interest also includes graph learning, network data analytics and their applications to data mining, machine learning, signal processing, and cyber security. More details about his research portfolio can be found at www.pinyuchen.com
|Payel Das||IBM Thomas J Watson Research Ctr|
Dr. Payel Das is a manager and researcher at IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM), Columbia University, and serves at the university advisory board of Stony Brook University.
Das has received her Ph.D. degree in theoretical chemistry at Rice University, Houston. TX. Her research interest is at the interface of artificial intelligence (AI), statistical physics, and neuroscience. A major focus of her research is to develop novel expert-assisted, trusted machine learning models for advancing science and innovation.
Das has co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications and several patent disclosures, given dozens of invited talks at several university colloquiums, department seminars, top rated conferences, and workshops. She serves in the editorial advisory board member of the ACS Central Science journal. Das is the recipient of IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (the highest technical award at IBM), two IBM Research Division Awards, one IBM Eminence and Excellence Award, and one IBM Invention Achievement Award.
|Prasanna Sattigeri||IBM Watson Health|
Research Staff Member
Prasanna Sattigeri, Ph.D., Research, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Prasanna Sattigeri is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York and is also a member of MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Arizona State University in 2014. His broad research interests include machine learning and signal processing. His current work focuses on exploring structure in the data using deep generative models and developing algorithms that are data efficient. His research also involves developing theory and practical systems for machine learning applications that demand constraints such as robustness, fairness, and interpretability.
Research Vice President, Retail Insights
Jon leads the Intelligent Product Merchandising and Marketing Strategies practice and is responsible for delivering IDC Retail Insights’ authoritative perspective on how retailers can leverage technology solutions to achieve key operational, tactical, and strategic objectives across the merchandising and marketing functions. Jon provides global, fact-based, retailer-driven research and analysis that IT buyers and merchant users can use to gain advantage.
|Rivka Gewirtz Little||IDC|
Research Director Global Payment Strategies
Rivka Gewirtz Little, Research Director, Global Payment Strategies, IDC
Rivka Gewirtz Little is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for the global payments practice. Ms. Little’s core research coverage includes the transformation of payment networks and technology, including the global move to real-time payments, as well as open banking and the interconnected financial services ecosystem. Ms. Little will additionally focus on digital, mobile and alternative payments. With a background in financial crime technology, Ms. Little will monitor the regulatory and financial crime implications of the payments revolution.
Remy Glaisner is a Research Director at IDC leading the worldwide robotics program. Mr. Glaisner’s core research focuses on technology shifts, organizational pressures, and market conditions caused by the digital transformation of operational-intensive industries like manufacturing, warehousing, oil and gas, utilities, healthcare, and retail. Mr. Glaisner’s research seeks to deliver contextualized intelligence and thought leadership to organizations as they relate to the transforming business and operating models forming the operationally intelligent enterprise. Remy joined IDC after spending 6+ years as an independent analyst at his firm Myria Research, where he focused on robotics, intelligent operational systems and business innovation strategies. Earlier in his career, Remy also spent several years at Gartner where he grew his responsibilities from a client partner to a director of strategic accounts.
Program Vice President
Ritu Jyoti is Program Vice President, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategies with IDC's software market research and advisory practice. Ms. Jyoti is responsible for leading the development of IDC's thought leadership platform for AI Strategies and management of the newly formed AI Strategies research team. Her research will focus on the state of enterprise AI efforts, organizational impact and provide guidance on building new capabilities and prioritization of investment options. Prior to joining IDC, Ritu held various executive level positions in Product Management, Marketing, Solutions, Technology Alliances and Consulting at companies such as Kaminario, EMC, IBM Global Services and PwC Consulting. Ritu has over two decades of experience in high-tech, covering Business applications (ERP, CRM), Databases, Big Data Analytics and Enterprise Infrastructure Services, driving big picture corporate growth and strategic direction by identifying high potential new business, market, and partnership opportunities. She is a proven innovative thought leader adept at leveraging strong technical background to uncover and align business/customer needs with on-the-ground solutions engineering. Most recently, she was the Chief Product Officer at Kaminario. Ritu has an executive education in Corporate Strategy & Strategic Marketing from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.Sc. engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Ranchi University, India
Reid Paquin is Research Director for IDC Manufacturing Insights responsible for the IT Priorities & Strategies (ITP&S) practice. Mr. Paquin’s core research coverage includes IT investments made across the manufacturing industry and manufacturers' progress with digital transformation. Based on his background covering the manufacturing space, Mr. Paquin’s research also includes an emphasis on the technology enablers that help manufacturing executives make better-informed operational decisions. Previously, Reid was Industry Solutions Director at GE Digital, analyzing manufacturing trends and the needs of the industry. Prior to GE Digital, Mr. Paquin was Research Analyst at the Aberdeen Group covering the Manufacturing & Product Development space. Before joining the Aberdeen Group, Mr. Paquin worked for Polartec as an Industrial Engineer focused on process improvements and data analysis.
Group Vice President, Energy and Manufacturing Insights
Kevin Prouty is Group Vice President for IDC Energy and Manufacturing Insights. He is responsible for managing a group of analysts that provide research-based advisory and consulting services that will enable energy executives in oil and gas and utilities to maximize the business value of their technology investments and minimize technology risk through accurate planning. Kevin's research specialties are Utilities, Manufacturing, Enterprise Applications, and Product Innovation research.
|Mickey North Rizza||IDC|
Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications & Digital Commerce
Mickey North Rizza is program vice president for IDC’s Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce research practice. She leads a team of analysts responsible for IDC’s coverage of the next generation of enterprise applications including ERP, financial applications, procurement, supply chain automation project and portfolio management, enterprise asset management, services resource planning (SRP) and related project-based solutions software and the digital commerce business network. In her role, Mickey and the team advises clients on ERP and i-ERP systems and associated applications, and digital commerce with a focus on the key trends, opportunities, innovation and the IT and Business Buyer concerns and requirements.
Research Director Commercial Svc Robotics
John Santagate is a Research Director at IDC responsible for the service robotics market. Mr. Santagate’s core research coverage includes market trends and forecasts for service robotics, business process evolution through the use of service robots, and the integration of robotics into business processes and business IT architecture. Mr. Santagate’s research looks across industries and seeks to deliver actionable intelligence to organizations around the deployment and use of robotics as well as related technology areas that are helping to enable wide spread adoption of robotic technology.
Research Director Data as a Svc
Lynne Schneider is Research Director leading IDC's Data as a Service (DaaS) market research and advisory practice. Ms. Schneider’s core research coverage includes data sourcing and delivery services from traditional and emerging data providers along with evolving data aggregation and dissemination platforms. The breadth of coverage includes services that enable an organization to externally monetize data generated as part of the organization's ongoing operations, value-added information derived from this data, and the marketplace for combining data with other solutions. This research analyzes the supply and demand side business and technology trends of this emerging category.
Research Director Cognitive & AI Systems
Dave Schubmehl is Research Director for IDC's Cognitive/Artificial Intelligent Systems and Content Analytics research. His research covers information access and artificial intelligence technologies including content analytics, search systems, unstructured information representation, cognitive computing, deep learning, machine learning, unified access to structured and unstructured information, Big Data, visualization, and rich media search in SaaS, cloud and installed software environments. This research analyzes the trends and dynamics of the content analytics, discovery and cognitive systems software markets and the costs, benefits and workflow impacts of solutions that use these technologies.
Group Vice President Analytics & Information Management
Dan Vesset is Group Vice President of IDC's Analytics and Information Management market research and advisory practice, where he leads a group of analysts covering all aspects of structured data and unstructured content processing, integration, management, governance, analysis, and visualization. Mr. Vesset also leads IDC's global Big Data and Analytics research pillar. His research is focused on best practices in the application of business intelligence, analytics, and enterprise performance management software and processes on decision support and automation, and data monetization.
|Scott Lundstrom||IDC and AI World, Conference Co-Chair|
Group Vice President and General Manager, IDC Government and Health Insights
Scott Lundstrom is a long time industry analyst focused on the transformative and disruptive nature of technology. Mr. Lundstrom has been focused on IT driven business innovation and change in a variety of industries and settings. Mr. Lundstrom is an expert on the emerging third platform, and speaks regularly on the future of cloud, analytics, mobility, and social media to digitally transform and radically alter the process and services offered to customers in the marketplace.
|Cynthia Burghard||IDC Health Insights|
Research Director, Value-based Healthcare IT Transformation Strategies
Cynthia Burghard is a Research Director with IDC Health Insights where she is responsible for the value-based healthcare practice. A key focus of her research includes the use of cognitive/AI technologies to advance digital transformation in healthcare. Areas of research include analytics, population health workflow, proactive patient engagement including patient personal assistants.
|Lynne Dunbrack||IDC Health Insights|
Research Vice President
Lynne Dunbrack is Research Vice President for IDC Health Insights responsible for the research operations for IDC Health Insights. She manages a group of analysts who provide research-based advisory and consulting services for payers, providers, accountable care organizations, IT service providers, and the IT suppliers that serve those markets. Lynne also leads the IDC Health Insights' Connected Health IT Strategies program. Specific areas of Lynne's in-depth coverage include mobile, constituency engagement, interoperability, health information exchange, privacy, and security. Technology coverage areas include clinical mobility (physician facing) and mobile health (consumer facing), health information exchange, end-to-end remote patient health monitoring for health , wellness and chronic conditions, Internet of Things (IoT), personal health records and member, patient, provider portals, kiosks, videoconferencing and online care, unified communications, aging in place, and social.
|Alan Louie||IDC Health Insights|
Research Director Life Sciences
Alan is responsible for directing the IDC Health Insights Life Sciences Practice. Dr. Louie manages a group of analysts who provide research-based advisory and consulting services for life sciences companies, technology vendors, and IT service providers across the life sciences value chain. Within the practice, Dr. Louie leads IDC Health Insights' Life Science R&D Strategy and Technology Research service with coverage of ongoing innovation and best practices in life science R&D and a further emphasis on technology and innovation in clinical development, analytics, translational research, and precision medicine. Dr. Louie brings more than 32 years of technology, product and strategy development from across the life science industry. Previously, Dr. Louie led applied biotechnology programs as Senior Manager at Arthur D. Little, Inc. In this role, he managed laboratory-based technology development programs, as well as provided content expertise to life science and healthcare strategy projects. Over his career, Dr. Louie was responsible for the development and commercialization of more than 30 products for a variety of industries, including many first-in-class product offerings.
|Michael Townsend||IDC Health Insights|
Research Manager, Life Sciences Commercial Strategies
Michael Townsend is a Research Manager for IDC Health Insights responsible for Commercial Life Sciences and Life Sciences Commercial Strategies. He provides research-based advisory and consulting services, as well as market analysis on key topics within the commercial life science industry. Mr. Townsend's research expertise includes sales and marketing, supply chain, manufacturing systems, and emerging technologies and market trends.
|Chris Kucharczyk, PhD||IDEO|
Senior Designer & Data Scientist
Chris is a Senior Data Scientist at IDEO’s Chicago studio, where he is passionate about exploring how people interact with data and designing tools that facilitate those interactions. Prior to IDEO, he worked at Datascope Analytics, a data science consulting firm. He received a PhD in Materials Science from the California Institute of Technology in 2018.
|Steve Ardire||Independent AI Startup Advisor|
Force Multiplier 'Merchant of Light'
Steve is AI startup 'force multiplier' who shapes serendipity to connect and illuminate the dots that matter aka 'The Merchant of Light'. He specializes in under appreciated startups leveraging relationship capital and personal branding. Deliverables include business strategy, product market fit, pitch and funding, business development for smart tactical execution. Steve is active speaker at AI events whose fav topic is #AugmentedIntelligence will become #futureofwork. For more see https://www.forcemultipliersteveardire.com/ and follow @forcemultsteve
|Deepak Verma||Innospark Ventures|
Deepak is a Partner at Innospark Ventures, an early stage AI-focused Venture Fund. Early in his career, Deepak was a consultant with McKinsey. He joined eCredit on the completion of its Series B funding, to lead strategy and business development. Subsequently, after the dot-com crash, he became CEO and led the turnaround of the Company. More recently, Deepak co-founded and led a solar power company to develop and construct ground-mounted solar plants in several Asian countries. The Company was acquired in 2018. Deepak has spent several years in the non-profit sector, with the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI). He joined as a volunteer, and then served as COO and subsequently as CEO. During this time, CHAI tackled some incredibly hard problems: strengthening health systems in developing countries (primarily in Africa and Asia) to enable them to identify, diagnose, monitor, and provide affordable lifelong treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. Deepak has an MBA from MIT Sloan and holds graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame and Computer Science from University of Minnesota. He is a graduate of IIT Delhi.
|Alex Zhavoronkov||Insilico Medicine Inc|
Founder & CEO
Dr. Zhavoronkov is the founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based leader in the next-generation AI for drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research. Prior to Insilico, he worked in senior roles at ATI Technologies, NeuroG Neuroinformatics, the Biogerontology Research Foundation and co-founded YLabs.AI. Since 2012 he published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and two books. He organizes the annual Aging Forum and Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Forum at EMBO/Basel Life in Basel. Dr. Zhavoronkov is an adjunct professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.
|John Baldoni||Integral Health|
John is the Chief Technology Officer of Integral. He has over 39 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry—29 years at GSK R&D including 11 years on its executive leadership team. John has participated in the research and development of scores of commercial products. John’s most recent roles before Integral were SVP of GSK’s science and technology platforms and SVP of a small in silico drug discovery unit. John is a proponent of seeking, integrating and implementing innovative approaches to drug discovery and development. He led several GSK innovation initiatives through internal teams, technology acquisitions and partnerships. John conceptualized and is currently senior science advisor to the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium – an open membership, public/private partnership currently comprised of Pharma, Tech, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, and the University of California, San Francisco. John is also Chair of the Executive Committee of the Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, an organization formed to foster improved healthcare by responsible investment, invention and innovation in artificial intelligence. John received his PhD from Penn State University in biological chemistry.
Director, Product Marketing
As Director of Product Marketing, Priyanka is responsible for messaging, positioning and go-to-market strategy for Interactions' Intelligent Virtual Assistant. Priyanka specializes in product and content marketing and bringing enterprise software products to market. Before joining Interactions, Priyanka led product marketing for IT operations tools at SmartBear Software.
|Sridhar Raman||Intuit Inc|
Sridhar Raman, Product Development Leader, Intuit Inc
Sridhar Raman leads the Identity Profile platform organization at Intuit. He brings a unique blend of experience at the intersection of Big Data, Machine Learning, Engineering, and Product. He brings over 2 decades of experience having donned leadership roles in companies across Asia, Europe, and North America. When he is not pondering over the next big customer problem to solve, he is seen huffing and puffing his way to the finish lines at half marathons in the Bay area.
|Ken Briodagh||IoT Evolution World|
Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars. In previous lives, he’s been a short order cook, telemarketer, medical supply technician and mover of the bodies at a funeral home. Most of his exploits are either exaggerated or blatantly false and no one can prove otherwise. He lives in Connecticut with his family and the dogs. The dogs usually miss him when he’s away.
|Srikanth Ramakrishnan||Janssen R&D|
Business Technology Leader
Srikanth is responsible for combining consulting and technologies expertise to transform the way IT is applied in Janssen’s R&D Intelligent Automation pursuits. His role as Business Technology Leader, is accountable for implementing technology initiatives in AI, Data Lakes and Robotic Process Automation. Srikanth partners with Janssen’s Global Medical Organization to provide technology leadership over ONESafety and PRISM programs, two of the largest transformational pharmacovigilance initiatives in the industry.
|Scott Cohen||Jaxon, Inc.|
Scott is a serial technologist with over fifteen years of innovation experience. He has overseen numerous projects for companies ranging from large defense contractors to venture-backed startups. Scott is a strategic thinker and brings his out-of-the-box approach to all of his activities from project management to new product development.
|Albine Martin||Johns Hopkins Univ|
Executive in Residence
Dr. Albine Martin brings over 20 years of operating and product commercialization experience within 3 three public companies representing the biotechnology, diagnostics and life sciences sector. She provides leadership to advance technologies from bench to market in her role as Executive in Residence at Johns Hopkins University and Biohealth Innovation. Her areas of focus include Digital Health, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics, medical devices, research tools and platform technologies. As COO of Precision Biologics, (a clinical stage oncology company) she led integration of clinical development with a Companion Diagnostic strategy. As Vice President, Compugen (CGEN), she built a revenue model incorporating consumable assets with big data and managed strategic alliances to translate computational discovery into value assets. During her tenure at Life Technologies [LIFE] she led a global portfolio as Senior Business Director and managed Joint Ventures and expansion within the Asia-Pacific region. She has collaborated with FDA/CBER to develop compliance standards and commercialization strategies for ancillary products within the Cellular Therapy arena. She has led start up innovation through the BLA approval and commercialization of the first HPV diagnostic at Digene Diagnostics and more recently the advancement of a HIV-1 persistence assay portfolio with Accelevir Diagnostics. She is a member of the NSF commercial reviewer panels for SBIR 1/2 funding and a speaker at their annual conference. Dr. Martin holds a PhD from the University of Maryland and served as a Staff Fellow at the National Institutes of Health and holds a Certificate of Financial Management from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Program on Leadership and Strategy in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech at the Harvard Business School.
|Mike Diamond||JPMorgan Chase|
Executive Director, Product Management for Digital Authentication and Authorization
Michael Diamond has more than 18 years’ experience delivering innovative, market-leading financial crime solutions in partnerships with top financial institutions . He is an industry leader in digital fraud and authentication strategies. Previously, he was the Global Head of Data Solutions for NICE Actimize, where he was responsible for portfolio-level advanced analytics investments. In his current role at Chase he heads a team of product managers responsible for risk-based decisioning capabilities in the Chase digital channels.
|John Mattison||Kaiser Permanente|
John has always been drawn to analysis of complex interactive systems. His interest in evolutionary and marine biology produced a lens of teleology that informs how he approaches complex system issues. That lens helps sequence, converge and map disparate technologies into solutions that address fundamental human needs and aspirations. As a physician he practiced in a wide variety of clinical specialties and venues, from hospital intensivist to primary care and preventive medicine, and he was a founding physician for LifeFlight Helicopter Trauma system and the Hyperbaric medicine programs at UCSD. While continuing his practice he was appointed Chief Health Information Officer for the largest Kaiser-Permanente region, SCAL. He assembled one of the best clinical informatics and integrated clinical operations teams completed KP’s digital transformation project a year ahead of schedule and $267M under budget. One of the critical priorities now is to reduce the burden of EHRs and the impact on physician burnout, which is where machine learning can play a powerful role. He has immersed himself in numerous technical and socio-behavioral disciplines to accelerate the usability and use of digital data resources for the advancement of health, wellness and happiness. He was founder of the XML standard for health record exchange, known as the CDA, CCD, and cCCD, served as a member of the SNOMED International board, and has contributed to standardizing data ontologies across many fields, including phenomics (EHR/PHR data), genomics, proteomics, and neurosciences (as a member of the Ontario Brain Institute Advisory Board). He is currently experimenting with various use cases where distributed ledgers can be applied to health information to support how individuals can more safely and productively participate in both their own health care and in the advancement of medical science. He is an advisory board member for the NIH funded “Ethics and Policy for Creating a Medical Information Commons” for the Precision Medicine Initiative. He teaches various aspects of health technology, policy, and leadership at many universities, including UCSD, Stanford, UCLA, UCSF, and Singularity University, where he speaks and conducts workshops at the Exponential Medicine course every year. He was led several workgroups for the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), and he recently led a roundtable at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine on the future roles that blockchain and homomorphic encryption can play in genomics research and practice. He has published on a wide variety of topics, including co-editing the 2018 textbook on Health Information Technology, and has received various awards for contributions across many intersections of healthcare, health IT, informatics and policy. His professional passion is the convergence, operationalization and scaling of multiple exponential technologies and he is actively engaged in a wide range of projects involving ontologies, big data and predictive analytics, NLP and machine learning, data visualization, IOT, blockchain, genomics, microbiomics, privacy, health policy, mobile health apps and wearable sensors, and virtual care/telemedicine and cybersecurity, and he serves on the California State Task force on Cybersecurity. He is in the early stages of designing and planning a drone infrastructure for rapid delivery of clinical services through a wide variety of use cases. He serves on the boards of several philanthropic organizations focused on improving early childhood experiences and advancing restorative narrative in journalism. John has mentored scores of startups in health IT internationally on a pro bono basis. One of his current passions in anticipating the unintended consequences of machine learning, and the risks associated with advanced generalized intelligence, to stimulate a broader public discussion of how to mitigate those risks and minimize the inherent biases towards social inequity and isolation. His personal passions include underwater photography, surfing, and spending time with family, friends, and his golden retrievers.
CTO & Co-Founder
Sasha is the CTO & Co-Founder at Kasisto, creators of KAI Banking, the leading conversational AI platform for the finance industry. Kasisto counts DBS Bank, JP Morgan, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, TD Bank, and Wells Fargo among its customers as well as other leading financial institutions who are changing the face of banking with KAI to create engaging consumer experiences and drive business results. As CTO, Sasha drove the architectural direction and software development of the KAI platform since it spun out from SRI International. He leads the design and development of integrating KAI’s industry-agnostic, full stack AI technologies – Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, AI Reasoning, Natural Language Generation – with prepackaged banking knowledge. He created an API-centric architecture that is optimized for performance, scalability, security and compliance. He also leads the design of KAI’s combination hypothesis approach which enables the platform to take advantage of the latest AI technologies as they become available. Sasha has spent his entire career passionately teaching computers to communicate with humans. As a Software Leader and Engineer, Sasha has over 15 years of experience inventing and transitioning breakthrough technology into applications and products. Before founding Kasisto, he was a member of the IBM TJ Watson research team responsible for real-time translation technology and conversational architecture for cars and mobile devices. Sasha’s passion for conversational systems started at The MITRE corporation, soon after he joined his first startup Speechworks Intl. He has a B.A. from Brandeis University and M.A. from Columbia University.
|Michael Franklin||Kennesaw State University|
Assistant Professor, College of Computing
Dr. D. Michael Franklin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His research areas also include Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing, Big Data and Data Science, and Serious Games and Simulations. Dr. Franklin worked for over 25 years in the IT industry helping companies large and small solve their technical issues. He specialized in Solutions Engineering for Fortune 500 companies where he integrated their vision and business plan with their technology and implementation. After over two decades of success running his own consulting firm and helping push the IT industry forward, he returned to his first passion: teaching.
Dr. Franklin is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University’s Marietta Campus. He teaches a wide variety of classes for both undergraduate and graduate students across several disciplines within the computing domain. His major emphasis is on connecting technology with people who can solve intriguing, difficult, and challenging problems. Dr. Franklin is an enthusiastic speaker well-known for engendering passion in his listeners, motivating them to succeed, and equipping them to thrive.
He owes a tremendous debt to those who have invested in just this way in his life, so now he spends his days paying this debt forward to the next generation.
Founder & CEO
Ryan’s vision is at the core of Kyndi. His experience analyzing impacts of the 2008 economic crisis helped Ryan realize that humans can no longer keep up with the volume of reading needed in the modern age. Foreseeing a time when every worker must be partnered with an AI assistant, he decided to make his vision possible.
|Mason Sheffield||Lowe's Companies, Inc.|
Director, Lab Technology, Lowe's Innovation Labs
Mason Sheffield is Director of Creative Technology at Lowes’ Innovation Labs, a division of Lowe’s Home Improvement. Heroes you want to be, villains you love to hate, and monsters you relish to destroy were crafted by Mason and his teams at Electronic Arts and Activision game studios. In his current role at Lowe’s Innovation Labs he builds cutting edge products based on a wide variety of technologies ranging from AI-powered 3D scanners to assistive exosuits to the latest in Augmented Reality experiences. You may recognize his team’s efforts from their past work on the Microsoft HoloLens Hologram Experience that let you build an amazing kitchen in AR, as well as forward looking products on the Google Tango and AR Core platforms.
|John Miller||Massachusetts Eye & Ear|
Director of Retinal Imaging
John Miller: Dr. John B. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Retinal Imaging at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Dr. Miller earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and received his ophthalmology residency training from Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in surgical and medical retina at Harvard Medical School and Mass. Eye and Ear before becoming a faculty member in the Retina Service in 2015. Dr. Miller’s clinical practice focuses on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal vascular occlusions, trauma, macular telangiectasia, and complex medical and surgical retinal problems, where he utilizes the latest examination and diagnostic imaging techniques in hopes of providing earlier diagnosis and treatment. As a clinician scientist, his work focuses both on clinical research and the basic mechanisms of retinal disease through study in the laboratory. Ongoing laboratory studies explore the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration, macular telangiectasia, macular hole, and drug retinal toxicities. His clinical research investigations include age-related macular degeneration, traumatic macular holes, and macular telangiectasia, with a particular focus on retinal imaging devices, including Swept Source OCT (investigational). With additional advances in retinal imaging, Dr. Miller hopes to provide earlier detection of disease or predisposing factors, better prognostic information, and disease maintenance.
|Aleksander Madry, PhD||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Aleksander Madry is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the MIT EECS Department and a Principal Investigator in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He received his PhD from MIT in 2011 and, prior to joining the MIT faculty, he spent some time at Microsoft Research New England and on the faculty of EPFL.
Aleksander's research interests span algorithms, continuous optimization, science of deep learning and understanding machine learning from a robustness perspective. His work has been recognized with a number of awards, including an NSF CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, and 2018 Presburger Award.
|David Sontag, PhD||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Von Helmholtz Associate Professor
David Sontag joined the MIT faculty in 2017 as Hermann L. F. von Helmholtz Career Development Professor in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). He is also a principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Professor Sontag’s research interests are in machine learning and artificial intelligence. As part of IMES, he leads a research group that aims to transform healthcare through the use of machine learning.
Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Sontag was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Data Science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences from 2011 to 2016, and postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Sontag received the Sprowls award for outstanding doctoral thesis in Computer Science at MIT in 2010, best paper awards at the conferences Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), and Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), faculty awards from Google, Facebook, and Adobe, and a NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Sontag received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Thomas Ryden is the Executive Director of MassRobotics. MassRobotics is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the robotics community and help grow the next generation of robotics and connected device companies. Prior to joining MassRobotics Mr. Ryden was the founder and CEO/COO of VGo Communications, Inc. While at VGo Mr. Ryden oversaw the development and launch of the VGo telepresence robot. The VGo is used by hospitals, eldercare facilities, schools and other organizations to help people stay better connected, allowing users to essentially be in two places at once. Previously, Mr. Ryden was Director of Sales & Marketing at iRobot Corporation. Under his leadership iRobot secured over $300M in contracts and revenue from its government and industrial products increased from $2M to over $80M annually. In addition Mr. Ryden held roles in program management, overseeing the development of some of iRobot’s most successful products. Mr. Ryden is the co-chairman of the robotics cluster of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and serves on the Mechatronics & Robotics Engineering (MRE) Education Advisory Board, the Tufts University Computer Science Advisory Board, the Worcester Polytechnic Institutes Robotics Engineering Advisory Board and the Robotics Technical Advisory Panel for ASME
Vice President, Global Head of Product, AI Express
Amyn Dhala is currently Vice President, AI Express in the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions team at Mastercard. He launched and manages the Mastercard AI Express program in which Mastercard enables Financial Institutions, Merchants and other verticals, adopt AI swiftly and smartly. In his current role, Amyn leads AI Express Product Strategy and AI Express engagements where he collaborates with the AI Express team of product managers and data scientists – right from problem identification for customers to developing production-ready AI models for them which can be deployed. Prior to this, Amyn has over fifteen years in leading Product and Sales Teams globally across Financial Services, E-Commerce and Consumer Goods. Before joining Mastercard, Amyn launched products such as Amazon Pay and Amazon Prime on Your Site at Amazon. Amyn has an MBA in Strategy & Marketing from Yale and his bachelors from BITS, Pilani, India.
Vice President, Healthcare Cyber & Intelligence
Beth Griffin leads Mastercard’s Healthcare Vertical with the Cyber & Intelligence team. Beth was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 110 Women in MedTech to Know in 2017. Prior to Mastercard, Beth was the Chief Marketing and Product Officer for Health Payment Systems. Beth has over 30 years of experience in the financial services and healthcare technology industries with Mastercard, HPS, Optum, Metavante, and Firstar, and is actively engaged in numerous industry organizations.
|Wally Lo Faro||Mastercard|
Vice President Data Science
Wally Lo Faro, PhD, Vice President Data Science, Operations and Technology, Mastercard
Wally Lo Faro is Vice President, Data Science for Mastercard Operations and Technology. He leads a team of data scientists whose responsibilities include architecting data science and analytics environments and applying artificial intelligence and related approaches to extract information from large volumes of data for operational improvement, data quality, and product development. Wally has been with MasterCard for 12 years in a variety of roles.
Vice President, Digital Identity, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions
Stuart brings to the panel over 20 years of cybersecurity experience in various roles including product management, product marketing, technology and channel partnerships, and corporate development with expertise in digital identity & authentication, cloud security, encryption, mobile security and e-payments.
|Katherine Andriole||MGH & BWH Ctr for Clinical Data Science|
Director of Research Strategy and Operations
Dr. Andriole is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was recently named the Director of Research Strategy and Operations at the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) (www.ccds.io). She studied Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Medicine at Duke University and Yale University, respectively, and did postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Departments of Radiology. At UCSF, Dr. Andriole was instrumental in designing, building and implementing picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) before they became commercial entities. Her research has involved technical as well as clinically-relevant developments in medical informatics, PACS, digital radiography, image processing and analysis, business analytics, and machine learning. Dr. Andriole has developed and taught several formal courses, directed fellowships in biomedical imaging and informatics, and mentored more than 70 trainees. She has served in multiple leadership roles for the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), currently serves on the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Radiology Informatics Committee and the RSNA Machine Learning Steering Committee, and is the Senior Scientist for Education at the American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Digital Imaging and the Journal of Medical Imaging. Dr. Andriole has been elected a member of the Academy of Harvard Medical School, inducted into the College of SIIM Fellows, and named Second Vice President of the RSNA.
|Mark Michalski||MGH & BWH Ctr for Clinical Data Science|
Dr. Michalski currently serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham & Women’s Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) where he oversees a staff of approximately 40, including data scientists, software engineers, data engineers, researchers, trainees, and clinical experts. Regarded as an emerging leader at the center of the application AI in clinical medicine, the CCDS was formulated as an early-stage technology company focused on developing and translating AI technology for clinical applications, operations, and population health. Previous to this role, Dr. Michalski helped create and grow two medical device/diagnostic companies: Butterfly Network (a novel ultrasound-based technology which has recently launched their first product) and Hyperfine Research (in stealth mode), where he served in leadership roles at both organizations (as president and chief medical officer). He has conducted research focused on machine learning, medical 3-D printing, molecular diagnostics and other areas, and has published in JAMA, PLOS, and PNAS. Previous to these roles, Dr. Michalski worked with technology, healthcare, and strategy groups at Genentech and Google in various roles. He completed his clinical training in diagnostic radiology as a Holman fellow at Yale, and was a med scholars researcher at Stanford.
|Alex Sandy Pentland||MIT|
Professor, Engineering, Business, Media Lab
Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab and the Media Lab Asia in India. He is one of the most-cited computational scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the "7 most powerful data scientists in the world" along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He is on the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, co-led the World Economic Forum discussion in Davos that led to the EU privacy regulation GDPR, and was central in forging the transparency and accountability mechanisms in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award for work in privacy.
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Julie Shah is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing. She directs the Interactive Robotics Group, which aims to imagine the future of work by designing collaborative robot teammates that enhance human capability. She is expanding the use of human cognitive models for artificial intelligence and has translated her work to manufacturing assembly lines, healthcare applications, transportation and defense. Before joining the faculty, she worked at Boeing Research and Technology on robotics applications for aerospace manufacturing. Prof. Shah has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and by MIT Technology Review on its 35 Innovators Under 35 list. Her work on industrial human-robot collaboration was also in Technology Review’s 2013 list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies. She has received international recognition in the form of best paper awards and nominations from the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, and the International Symposium on Robotics. She earned degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and in autonomous systems from MIT.
|Robert Martin||MITRE Corp|
Senior Principal Engineer
Robert A. Martin, Senior Principal Engineer of the MITRE Corporation and member of the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee has dedicated his career to working on solving some of the world’s most difficult problems in systems and software engineering – including cybersecurity, supply chain risk management, and assured application security. Much of his work has focused on the interplay of risk management, cybersecurity, and quality assessment and assurance. Over the past 19 years, Robert has applied his expertise to international cybersecurity initiatives such as CVE, CWE, CAPEC, sBOMs, and assurance cases which each have large active vendor and research communities. Robert is currently engaged in the Industrial Internet Consortium, helping craft key portions of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, the Industrial Internet Security Framework, and the Vertical Taxonomy Landscape documents. He frequently makes presentations on Supply Chain Risk, IIoT, software security, secure development and test, assurance, computer vulnerabilities management, and related topics, and has authored numerous papers and standards on these subjects.
|Mark Walsh||Motional Ai|
Founder & CEO
Mark Walsh an 18-year Pixar veteran, Facebook Creative Director, and founder of Motional.ai
|Ashleigh Ashbrook||MSU Federal Credit Union|
Asst Vice President of eServices
Ashleigh Ashbrook, Assistant Vice President, eServices, Member Digital Experience, MSU Federal Credit Union
Ashleigh Ashbrook has been working at MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) for 12 years in a variety of front-line areas, including Branches, Call Center, and eServices. She currently oversees the eServices department as Assistant Vice President focusing on improving the digital communication and experience between members and employees.
|Ami Iceman-Haueter||MSU Federal Credit Union|
Asst Vice President of Research Digital Experience
Ami Iceman-Haueter, Assistant Vice President, Research Digital Experience, MSU Federal Credit Union
Ami Iceman-Haueter joined MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) in early 2019 with more than eight years of experience in research, communications, and organic feedback analysis. In her role as Assistant Vice President of Research and Digital Experience, she supports the development of digital experiences for MSUFCU members.
|Benjamin Maxim||MSU Federal Credit Union|
Asst Vice President of Software Dev
Ben Maxim, Assistant Vice President, Software Development, MSU Federal Credit Union
Ben Maxim leads Software Development, UX, and Quality Assurance in his role as Assistant Vice President of Software Development at MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU). During his 12-year career, he has served as a web and mobile developer helping to build out the digital presence across a variety of delivery channels. In 2012, he created the Credit Union’s first iOS app. He is driven to leverage innovations in technology to create superior digital experiences.
|Shihui Sophie Chen||Nasdaq Inc|
Shihui (Sophie) Chen, Data Scientist, Machine Intelligence Lab, Nasdaq Inc
Shihui (Sophie) Chen is a Data Scientist at NASDAQ’s Machine Intelligence Lab, a group dedicated to leverage AI to improve financial markets and solutions. Her previous projects covered alternative data research, risk management, portfolio construction and optimization. She holds a Master of Finance degree from MIT.
|Xuyang Bill Lin||Nasdaq Inc|
Senior Data Scientist
Xuyang (Bill) Lin, Senior Data Scientist, Machine Intelligence Lab, Nasdaq Inc
Xuyang (Bill) Lin is a Senior Data Scientist at NASDAQ’s Machine Intelligence Lab, a group dedicated to leveraging AI to improve financial markets and solutions. His previous projects covered financial derivatives, alternative data research, portfolio construction, and model surveillance. He holds a Master of Finance degree from MIT.
|Mai Trong Khoa, PhD||National Council of Professorship in Medicine, Vietnam|
Chairman of the Nuclear Medicine and Oncology Council, Director of the Gene-Stem cell Center, Bach Mai hospital, Senior lecturer, Hanoi Medical University, Secrectary
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Ana Maiques is the CEO of Neuroelectrics, a company aiming to change the way we interact with the brain; developing innovative technologies to monitor and stimulate the brain. She was nominated by IESEas one of the most influential entrepreneurs under 40 in Spain in 2010, she was the only woman on that list. She received the EU Prize for Women Innovators from the European Commission EC in 2014. Also in 2014, she was an award recipient of the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge. In 2015 & 2016, she was named one of most inspiring women on the Inspiring Fifty list in Europe of women technological leaders and innovators. As a company, Neuroelectrics received the Best Start-up in Health Award in 2015 by Wired UK magazine and in 2016 was recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List, the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Ana continues to break the barriers for women and entrepreneurs bringing together science and technology in an impactful way.
|Daniel Chertok||NorthShore Univ HealthSystem|
Senior Data Scientist, Clinical Analytics Team
Daniel Chertok is a Sr. Data Scientist on the Clinical Analytics Team at NorthShore University HealthSystem located in the north suburbs of Chicago. He manages the Data Science group responsible for the development of predictive and quantitative models, including patient outcomes, marketing segmentation, biostatistical analysis, performance attribution and operational efficiency. Before joining NorthShore University HealthSystem, Daniel had worked in various quantitative R&D roles in Finance and Retail. He holds an Eng. Math. degree in Applied Mathematics from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in the Russian Federation and a Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
|Hoo Chang Shin||Nvidia|
Senior Research Scientist and Solutions Architec
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|Jan Kautz, PhD||Nvidia|
Vice President of Learning and Perception Research
Jan is VP of Learning and Perception Research at NVIDIA, where he leads the Learning & Perception Research team. He is working predominantly on computer vision problems (from low-level vision through geometric vision to high-level vision), as well as machine learning problems (including generative models and efficient deep learning). Before joining NVIDIA in 2013, Jan was a tenured faculty member at University College London. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, an MMath from the University of Waterloo, received his PhD from the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|Hoo Chang Shin||Nvidia|
Senior Research Scientist and Solutions Architect
Hoo Chang Shin Is a Senior Research Scientist and Solutions Architect at NVIDIA working on healthcare problems. Most recently he has worked on synthetic medical image generation and natural language pro cessing for biomedical text. Prior to NVIDIA he was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
|Robert Gourley||OODA LLC|
Co Founder & CTO
Bob previously founded Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm. He is the publisher of CTOvision.com Bob collaborates in the operation of OODALoop.com. Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours in Europe and Asia. Bob was the first Director of Intelligence (J2) at DoD’s cyber defense organization JTF-CND. Following retirement from the Navy Bob was an executive with TRW and Northrop Grumman, and then returned to government service as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld. He was selected for AFCEAs award for meritorious service to the intelligence community, and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Tech Titans.” Bob was named one of the “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicators in Government IT” by the Gov2.0 community GovFresh. Bob was noted as “Most Influential on Twitter for Big Data” by Forbes. The blog he founded and publishes, CTOvision, is now ranked among the top 50 federal technology blogs.
Senior Vice President, Data Strategy and Cross-Market Offerings
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Derik Pridmore is an entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Osaro, a San Francisco based AI company building machine learning software for industrial automation. Derik was previously a venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, and angel investor, and has over a decade of investment and operational experience. Derik was a Principal at Founders Fund, a Silicon Valley venture fund led by PayPal founder Peter Thiel. At Founders Fund, Derik drove investments in a variety of companies including DeepMind, where he worked closely with the founding team. Derik is also an investor in New York based deep learning startup Clarifai. Prior to Osaro, Derik founded and managed Arda Capital Management, a quantitative equity hedge fund. Derik holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Computer Science (2001) and an M.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (2004) from MIT.
|Suresh Kumar||PARC a Xerox Co|
Head, AI Solutions
As the Head of AI Solutions at PARC, Suresh Kumar brings PARC’s depth in AI and associated hardware (such as IIOT sensors) to commercial clients. In his role, Suresh works closely with AI researchers across PARC, and helps clients deliver ground-breaking AI innovations.
|Rajinderjeet Minhas, PhD||PARC a Xerox Co|
Vice President Interaction & Analytics Lab
Raj Minhas leads the AI research lab at PARC that focuses on people, their behaviors, and their interactions with machines. The lab conducts research on all aspects of human-machine interaction including computer vision, conversation agents, explainable AI, and human-machine teaming. Raj joined PARC in September 2013 and, prior to that, he was the Director of Xerox Research Center India where he led its growth, development, and outreach for two years. He also held a variety of leadership roles at Xerox Research Center Webster including manager of analytics and large-scale computing research. Dr. Minhas earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
|Ajay Raghavan||PARC a Xerox Co|
Strategic Execution Director
Ajay Raghavan manages the Analytics for Condition Evaluation of Systems (ACES) area within the System Sciences Lab. The ACES team is focused on developing cutting-edge analytics and sensing technologies for reliable, safe, and optimal life-cycle management of a broad spectrum of cyber-physical systems. Application areas of interest for health and condition management presently include systems in the energy, transportation, aerospace, defense, and manufacturing sectors. Ajay is the Principal Investigator on the SENSOR project under the ARPA-E AMPED program, where he is leading a multidisciplinary effort between PARC and LG Chem Power to develop fiber optic sensing-based battery management systems. Previously, he successfully led a research project on device health management. Dr. Raghavan obtained his Master's and Ph.D. work degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
|Mark Stefik||PARC a Xerox Co|
Mark Stefik is a research fellow at PARC and currently manages the Human Machine Collaboration area. He is also principal investigator for PARC’s DARPA-funded XAI project, COGLE. The name COGLE stands for COmmon Ground Learning and Explanation. COGLE’s autonomous agents fly UASs in a simulated world to perform rescue and delivery missions. The agents learn from their performance using reinforcement learning and can explain their activities using common ground terminology. A goal of the project is to enable people and machines to work and learn collaboratively drawing on their mutual strengths.
Previously Mark led the CitySight® project, which built an analytics and workflow recommendation system for urban traffic control and parking organizations. The CitySight project did the ethnography and technical research and built a proof-of-concept demonstration system. When this was well received by Xerox customers, the project morphed. Working with a Xerox engineering team, Xerox marketing and sales, and an external software company, it developed and launched the CitySight product in 2016. The CitySight product now serves several major U.S. cities and is offered and operated by Conduent.
Previous projects on personalized news, sense making systems, hardware and software for collaboration in electronic meetings, object-oriented programming systems, and knowledge systems. Mark contributed to several PARC spinouts. His digital property rights research laid the technical foundations for secure distribution for digital media including music, movies, books, and other things. Mark has over 100 patents and 200 publications. He has authored five books, including Breakthrough: Stories and Strategies for Radical Innovation from The MIT Press.
His Ph.D. work at Stanford University was on experiment planning in molecular genetics. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More on his interests can be found at his personal web site.
|Sandy Aronson||Partners HealthCare|
Executive Director IT
Sandy Aronson is the Executive Director of IT for Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine. His team develops IT infrastructure required to support the evolution and practice of genetic based personalized medicine in both patient facing and laboratory settings. The system ecosystem the team maintains enables a real time continuous learning process. These processes allows laboratories to harnesses their clinical testing flows to advance knowledge surrounding genetic variation and the deliver this knowledge in near real time to clinicians treating patients. The team is also developing the Health Innovation Platform (HIP) to facilitate the introduction of app based IT interventions into the electronic health record ecosystem. Mr. Aronson is one of the founders of GeneInsight. Prior to his work at Partners HealthCare, Mr. Aronson also held several positions with Sapient Corporation, was a Monitor Company consultant and founded LearningAction. Mr. Aronson holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Stanford University. He also received a Masters in Biology from Harvard Extension School.
|John Pyhtila||Partners Healthcare System Inc|
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
John Pyhtila, PhD, is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer of the Partners Healthcare System. John is responsible for maximizing the utility of the vast amounts of current and future data available to Partners and enabling innovation through advanced analytics. The Data and Analytics Office drives and implements strategy on enterprise data warehousing, analytic tools, advanced analytics, and data governance & management and measures value delivered through impact on Partners HealthCare System’s critical mission of patient care, research, teaching, and community service. Prior to joining Partners, John was the Head of Data Science at Cigna Healthcare. In that role, John led the advanced data science team responsible for partnering with business lines to achieve differentiated results through data driven actions. Prior to Cigna, John worked at Verisk Health where he led the Enterprise Analytics Division which provides Software as a Service data warehousing, analytics, and predictive modeling products to payers, providers, and employers. John also spent time at McKinsey & Company supporting clients across multiple industries on both strategy and operations. Early in his career John worked as an engineer for both Hewlett-Packard and Motorola. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.
|Dean Cerrato||PatientsLikeMe Inc|
Director Data Engineering
Mr. Cerrato joined PatientsLikeMe as a data scientist in 2012, his first foray into patient health data, where he has analyzed and modeled a range of patient health phenomena such as patient engagement on PLM.com and disease progression in ALS, as well as leading the data engineering team responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure and processes for health data storage, tracking, reporting, and analysis. Previously, his graduate research and early work at Draper Laboratory involved the application of machine learning to improving the performance of flight control systems for fighter jets. Later modeling efforts were focused on understanding online shopping behavior, improving recommendation systems, and applying predictive modeling to advertising. He is happy to have found a home in the health data space and is excited to be a part of improving healthcare.
|Ram Subramanian||PerceptiMed, Inc.|
Ram has 15 years of experience in image processing and machine learning. He has had many years of experience in product development with specific emphasis on high throughput intelligent systems. Prior to working at PerceptiMed, Ram has had experience in the area of life sciences and in the semiconductor industry. Ram holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
|Peter Henstock||Pfizer Inc|
AI & Machine Learning Lead
Peter Henstock is a Senior Manager in the Business Technology group in Pfizer. His role as AI & Machine Learning Technical Leader is working to bring AI technologies across the company. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence along with 5 Master’s degrees. He also teaches graduate level AI, Machine Learning and Software Engineering at Harvard University.
|Shanrong Zhao||Pfizer Inc|
Director, Computational Biology
More than twenty years of experience in computational biology with strong interdisciplinary skills in computer science, biostatistics, computational biology and machine learning. Shanrong recieved his Ph.D from The Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a second M.S in computer science from San Diego State University. He is a recognized pioneer in next generation sequencing, big data analysis, cloud computing and machine learning. In the past five years, he published more than 20 papers in the field of RNA sequencing and was invited to speak at more than 30 national and international meetings. Shanrong has led multiple cross-functional teams to successfully implement pipelines and informatics systems, including QuickRNASeq, QuickIsoSeq, QuickMIRSeq, Rainbow, Stormbow
Neil Carpenter is a Senior Advisor to Pivotal – a start-up between Array Analytics and Optum to bring a holistic data driven platform to support the management of health networks. The platform ingests everything from claims data to traffic flows to help smartly scope and locate health system assets. Neil helps the product team understand health system’s needs and build strategic planning workflow into the tool. Neil is also a Director at Mercury Health Ventures Network, which brings health systems together to address collective opportunities and challenges as well as invest in innovative, transformative technologies. Mercury Health Ventures Network is formed by former executives at the Cleveland Clinic, Northwell, Johns Hopkins and LifeBridge. Neil was also the former Chief Strategy Officer at LIfeBridge Health, where he led strategic planning, clinical research and technology innovation for the mid-Atlantic Health System.
|Jo-Ellen Abou Nader||Prime Therapeutics|
Vice President,FWA & Supply Chain Optmization
As VP of FWA & Supply Chain Optimization of Prime Therapeutics, Jo-Ellen Abou Nader is responsible for the network audit and fraud programs. She provides leadership in determining future strategy of prescription auditing and fighting fraud at Prime. In addition, Jo-Ellen is tasked with optimizing efficiencies in processes and technology within the supply chain organization. Before joining Prime, she led fraud and multiple audit teams at Express Scripts for 17 years. Through those years she also spent time in specialty pharmacy, clinical product solutions, government affairs support, as well as a Senior Director in Sales and Account Management Abou Nader is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. In addition, she holdsa Certification in Risk Management Assurance from the Institute of Internal Auditors. Jo-Ellen was also the first president of the Missouri National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. She earned a Bachelor of Accounting and a Bachelor in Business Management from the University of Central Florida.
|Daniel Belchior||Prosecutor General of Brazilian Republic|
SeniorTech Lead Big Data
Data passionate, working to provide and improve data-driven decisions.
Senior Tech Lead Big Data in the Data Science department of Public Prosecutor's Office of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, building relationship analysis and intelligence insights using all the power of big data solutions and graph database.
BS in computer science and more than 15 years of experience in several businesses, including telecom, logistics, and banking.
Lucas is a co-founder and CEO of ProteinQure, a Toronto-based, ventured-backed biotech. ProteinQure uses molecular dynamics simulations, machine learning and quantum computing to do the structure based design of protein therapeutics. ProteinQure partners with some of the world's largest pharma companies to explore novel chemical space and focuses on low-data environments.
Managing Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics
Madhu is responsible for the Enterprise Data and Analytics segment within Protiviti’s Technology Consulting practice where she focuses on providing data, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. She has more than 19 years of strategy and analytics experience across multiple industry groups, including financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods and healthcare.
|Max Kirby||Publicis Sapient/Google|
Director, Cloud Platform Solutions
No bio available
Associate Vice President
Elif Tutuk leads a team of scientists and engineers focusing on emerging technologies and new ideas to drive innovation at Qlik. She is has a diversified background including product management, product design, development and research. With 15+ years of experience in BI and Analytics, she is passionate about analytics, innovating with data and augmenting human intelligence with the power of analytics.
|Celia Merzbacher, PhD||Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)|
Dr. Celia Merzbacher is the Associate Director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), a recently created consortium that aims to enable and strengthen the U.S. commercial quantum industry. QED-C is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and more than 60 industry members and is managed by SRI International. Previously, Dr. Merzbacher was Vice President for Innovative Partnerships at the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a consortium of the semiconductor industry. In 2003-2008, she was Assistant Director for Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she oversaw the establishment and coordination of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Dr. Merzbacher began her career as a materials scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., where her research led to six patents and more than 50 technical publications. She has served as Chair of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, on the Board of Directors of ANSI, as well as on advisory boards of several university research centers.
|Bahman Bahmani||Rakuten Intelligence|
Vice President Data Science & Engineering
Bahman is a VP of Data Science and Engineering at Rakuten (the seventh largest internet company in the world), managing an AI organization with engineering and data science managers, data scientists, machine learning engineers, and data engineers, globally distributed across three continents, and in charge of the end-to-end AI systems behind Rakuten's Americas businesses such as Rakuten Intelligence (B2B) and Rakuten Rewards (B2C). Previously, Bahman built and managed engineering and data science teams across industry, academia, and the public sector in areas including digital advertising, consumer web, cybersecurity, and nonprofit fundraising, where he consistently delivered substantial business value. He also designed and taught courses, led an interdisciplinary research lab, and advised theses in the computer science department at Stanford University, where he also did his own PhD advised by the legendary late Rajeev Motwani, Prabhakar Raghavan (currently SVP of Ads at Google), and Ashish Goel, and focused on large-scale algorithms and machine learning, topics on which he is a well-published author.
|Peter Howard||Realtime Robotics|
Peter Howard is CEO of Realtime Robotics. He has a particular passion and interest in business formation and the process of creating order and value out of formative chaos. His roles have included entrepreneur-CEO, investor, and board director. As CEO, Peter has founded and successfully grown five companies, leading two to IPOs, one to strategic sale, and another to major technology license. In its first year of operations, Peter led Realtime Robotics in raising $2m in seed funding, landing several important contracts with global 100 firms, and launching its initial product. He has also been integral in the creation and launch of hundreds of innovative products as an industry leader in outsourced R&D and manufacturing services businesses based in the US, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, and China. Peter holds an MS degree from MIT in Management, and a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
|Imran Haque, PhD||Recursion Pharmaceuticals|
Vice President, Data Science
Imran focuses his research on developing computational methods to go beyond brute empiricism in biology and medicine. He earned a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, where his research on large-scale machine learning systems for drug discovery was co-advised by Vijay Pande and Daphne Koller.Following his PhD, Imran served for over five years in roles of increasing responsibility at Counsyl (now Myriad Women's Health). As VP, Scientific Affairs, he led a research program in both clinical development, analyzing cohorts of hundreds of thousands of individuals to make discoveries in medical and population genetics; and in technology development, designing assays leveraging the ability to customize both chemistry and computation. Subsequently, he was the first chief scientific officer at Freenome, where he built and led an R&D team spanning molecular biology, computational biology, and machine learning to develop non-invasive blood-based screening protocols for early cancer detection.
|Kashyap Kompella||rpa2ai Research|
CEO & Chief Analyst
Kashyap Kompella, CFA is CEO and chief analyst of rpa2ai Research, a global industry analyst firm focusing on automation and Artificial Intelligence. Kashyap has 20 years of experience as an industry analyst, technologist and management consultant. rpa2ai helps customers with enterprise AI/Automation strategy and roadmap, technology selection and M&A due diligence on AI technologies.
Kashyap is widely recognized as a thought leader on AI and emerging technologies and has been quoted by the BBC, Quartz, Economist, Mint, Guardian, Forbes, Nikkei Asian Review, eMarketer, CMSWire, KMWorld, EContent, SearchCIO etc., and has presented at several global conferences. Kashyap has been a judge for EContent 100, an annual listing of the Top 100 digital companies.
Industry Insights Editor
Joe McKendrick is a market analyst and industry insights editor at RTInsights. He is an author, independent researcher and speaker exploring innovation, information technology (IT) trends and markets. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes on artificial intelligence, digital, cloud and Big Data topics. Much of his research work is in conjunction with Forbes Insights and Information Today, Inc., covering topics such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, digital transformation, and big data analytics. Joe serves on the program committee for IEEE EDGE, the International Conference on Edge Computing. He is a co-author of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation in business and IT. Joe was listed among the "Top 10 Digital Influencers to Follow in 2019" by IBM and among the “Top 100 Digital Transformation Influencers” for 2018 by Onalytica.
Founder & Executive Editor
Les Yeamans is the managing analyst and founder of RTInsights, a senior business and IT/Data community focused on AI, IoT and real-time analytics. Before RTInsights, Les founded ebizQ.net, an Internet portal specializing in the application of critical enterprise technologies including BPM, event-driven architectures, and event processing. Previously, Les started an enterprise software business called ezBridge which was licensed to IBM as the initial code base for IBM MQSeries. Les was also co-founder of the Message Oriented Middleware Association (MOMA). Les has worked extensively as an analyst and consultant for end users and vendors in this growing market. He started his career consulting at Accenture, providing end-user IT solutions.
ITS Digital Innovation Market Lead
Eduardo is the lead for Sanofi’s Digital Innovation. He’s got experience in two successful startups and organizations like Philips Medical and Intel healthcare. Eduardo is a graduate from MIT Sloan.
|Natalija Jovanovic||Sanofi Pasteur|
Chief Digital Officer
Natalija Jovanovic is the Chief Digital Officer at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi. She has extensive experience in delivering digital solutions at AIG, the global insurer, and as VP of Innovation at Brown Brothers Harriman, a global commercial bank. Previously, Natalija was at McKinsey, the strategy consulting firm, and holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT.
Steve Kearney is the Medical Director at SAS where he leads the organization’s focus on the future of digital health across Health Care, Life Sciences, Government, and Research and Development divisions. SAS’ world-renowned team helps solve the most complex healthcare challenges utilizing advanced analytical solutions, machine learning and artificial intelligence. An innovator in health outcomes and digital medicine, Dr. Kearney co-developed and implemented one of the first electronic disease registries at Duke Health where he practiced in both inpatient cardiology and outpatient internal medicine during his joint faculty appointment at Duke and UNC. Dr. Kearney then joined the Medical Outcomes group at Pfizer where he continued his practical actionable approach to data and the patient journey. He focused on health outcome insights from electronic medical record migrations, early personal digital assistants, novel health software programs and the first large patient claims databases. Prior to joining SAS in 2016, he led Pfizer’s ACO and PCMH initiatives while also working with national thought leaders on health policy for state and federal agencies. Dr. Kearney has received numerous national awards for health care quality and for excellence in teaching. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Governors Institute and is a past board member for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), Past Chair of the NCAP Professional Relations Committee, co-founder of the NCAP Residency Leadership Conference where he was recognized for 20 years of service in 2019, and a founding Board Member and past President of the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Association. He has completed post-doctoral studies at both UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Harvard School of Public Health.
|Smaine Zeroug||Schlumberger Doll Research Ctr|
Research Director Applied Math & Data Analytics
Smaine is the Research Director of the Applied Math and Data Analytics department in Schlumberger. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University (Polytechnic School of Engineering) in Electrophysics and an MBA from University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has authored more than 100 academic and professional papers and holds 14 US patents with 25 pending applications. He’s been with Schlumberger for 26 years in various positions in R&E, marketing, and operations.
|Dawn Fitzgerald||Schneider Electric|
Director, Digital Transformation Data Center Operations
Ms. Fitzgerald, as head of Digital Transformation at Schneider-Electric Data Center Operations, is leading the integration of Enterprise Asset Management, Data Center Infrastructure Management, and AI technologies into a Digitization Value platform for Critical Facilities Environments. Prior to this role, she has help multiple leadership positions at Schneider in Cyber Security, R&D Systems, Operational Excellence, Strategic Marketing and development. Ms Fitzgerald also worked for IBM and Motorola in development roles.
Vice President, AML/ATF Analytics, Global Risk Management
Vishal Gossain, Vice President, AML/ATF Analytics, Global Risk Management, Scotiabank
Vishal Gossain is currently the vice president of global risk management responsible for all global regulatory and non-regulatory retail models as well as all global Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing models, and application of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the aforementioned products. Vishal has held previous senior retail modeling, risk management, business strategy, P&L management and finance positions in Latin America and North America. Some of them include Head of credit risk for HSBC in Latin America, Head of credit risk for Capital One Canada and several other risk/business management positions in HSBC USA and consulting firms. Vishal currently sits on the board of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and University of Western Post-graduate program. Vishal holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and has completed his post-graduation in engineering from University of Texas at Austin.
Data Science Manager
Sarah is an accountant turned data scientist with a passion for helping data find its voice through storytelling and leads the data science efforts for Shopify’s Platform team. Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business. Our mission is to make commerce better for everyone. Sarah’s team drives business strategies through data insights and looks to solve both Shopify and their users’ problems using machine learning such as deploying recommender systems into Shopify’s products to help Shopify’s entrepreneurs succeed. Sarah has been in the data field for the past 11 years and her experience spans across banking to tech industries. In addition to building for Shopify, she is also an avid user of the commerce platform and recently co-founded a staging and styling company which allows Sarah to share her love of home design.
Director, US Special Operations Command Donovan Group and Senior Military Advisor and Innovation Officer
Pablo Breuer is currently the director of US Special Operations Command Donovan Group and senior military advisor and innovation officer to SOFWERX. He's served at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command as well as being the Director of C4 at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. He is a DoD Cyber Cup and Defcon Black Badge winner, and has been adjunct faculty at National University, California State University Monterey Bay, and a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon CERT/SEI. He has taught classes for various U.S. government agencies and industry on topics ranging from malware reverse engineering and exploit development to cyber policy and authorities. Pablo is also a founder and board member of The Diana Initiative, an InfoSec event focused on advancing the careers of women in cyber security, and is on the staff for BSides Las Vegas and CircleCityCon. Pablo holds degrees in computer science and is a PhD candidate in information science.
|Jay M. Wong||Southie Autonomy|
Named Top 50 Tech Visionary by InterCon’19, Jay M. Wong is an entrepreneur, roboticist, and co-founder of Southie Autonomy. He leads the engineering effort on Southie’s “no-code” flexible automation system—which couples augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enable a spatial ease of use robot interface to humans. Wong worked as a robotics scientist at Draper and held visiting scientist roles at MIT and Harvard University, where he served as an autonomy expert on a large research project to mature autonomous mobile manipulation technology. He led Draper’s cloud robotics research initiative and development on the robotics system named KUKA Innovation Award Finalist. Prior, he was at NASA and UMass Amherst, his alma mater, where he was named Bay State Fellow and two-time OAA Outstanding Achievement awardee.
|Ryan Grosso, PhD||SparkBeyond|
Senior Data Scientist
Ryan Grosso is Sr. Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at SparkBeyond. Ryan holds a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics. He also has over 4 years of experience in data science and AI spanning across numerous verticals including finance, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and media. In his spare time, he serves as a technical advisor for the program Insight Data Science to shape the next generation of Data Science and AI in the workplace.
|Amanda Pogue, PhD||SparkBeyond|
Amanda has worked with clients across different industries, finding insights and putting models into production. She's involved with product development, providing input on client needs, and in the formation of new products that involve modern advances in NLP. Amanda completed her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, attends AI and ML meetups, coordinates the NYC AI for good team at SparkBeyond, and studies languages and printmaking in her spare time.
Vice President, Products
Ian leads the product team at Speechmatics and acts as the integral part between commercial and engineering. Ian lives and breathes products and for the best part of his career worked for Citrix. Working as a Product Manager within the Cloud Services Group, he was responsible for many aspects of the Workspace Cloud, a platform to deliver Citrix products as cloud services.
|William Mark, PhD||SRI|
President, Information and Computing Sciences
Dr. William Mark is President of SRI International’s Information and Computing Sciences Division, which creates new technology in information security, system design, speech and natural language, vision and perception, planning and reasoning, and formal methods. The group’s leading-edge research is complemented with a strong focus on intellectual property creation and commercialization. Projects include Internet interaction, intrusion detection software, physical and virtual information spaces, and technology for dynamic enterprise management.
|Paul Chang||SRI International|
Paul Chang, Ph.D., is Director of Design at SRI International and has over two decades of experience in the areas of product management, design strategy and user-experience design. At SRI, Paul provides user experience guidance to startups and large corporations for technology-intensive products. Previously, Paul served as Chief Product Officer at Otto Radio, a personalized (AI and human-curated) podcast and news service, recently acquired by Ximalaya FM of China. Prior to joining SRI, he consulted for corporate and startup clients including DataRobot, Immuta, Medidata, SolarWinds and Volkswagen.
|Reenita Malhotra Hora||SRI International|
Director, Marketing and Communications
Reenita Malhotra Hora is SRI International’s Director of Marketing & Communications. She works directly with the SRI executives to communicate SRI’s strategic goals and objectives to drive storytelling around next generation technologies. Before joining SRI, Reenita was VP of Content for Otto Radio/Ximalaya FM, and prior to that she was an anchor, editor and producer for Bloomberg Radio. She was an award-winning producer for RTHK Radio 3 in Hong Kong and has also produced several broadcasts for the BBC. Over the course of her career, she has contributed to CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, the Hindu and has authored seven books (fiction and non-fiction). She is a regular speaker on content, marketing and communications strategies for tech, health care and financial companies, and also for digital literary platforms. Her background as an Ayurveda Clinician and coach has led her to teach clinical programs at the University of California schools, California Pacific Medical Center and Hong Kong University’s Li Ka Shing School of Medicine. An entrepreneur at heart, she founded, built and subsequently sold Ayoma, an Ayurvedic self-care product line and the Ayoma LifeSpa, a premier Ayurvedic wellness spa. Reenita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Williams College and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong.
|Amir Tamrakar, PhD||SRI International|
Senior, Technical Manager
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|Karen Myers, PhD||SRI Intl|
Karen Myers is Director of SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center and an SRI Fellow. Dr. Myers’ research interests include autonomy, multi-agent systems, automated planning and scheduling, intelligent assistants, and privacy. She has led the development of several AI technologies that have been successfully transitioned into operational use in areas that span robotics, text understanding, collaboration tools, task management, and end-user automation. Myers has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford, a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Toronto, and a degree in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
|Robert Joseph||Stanley Black & Decker Inc|
Director, Industry Strategy for Industry 4.0
Robert Joseph, Ph.D. received an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in Computer Science, as well as a B.S. and M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. He has developed state-of-the-art technology (e.g. online learning systems, phone apps, internet applications, and desktop applications) for companies including AT&T Bell Laboratories, US West, Sony, Freshwater Software, and school districts across the country. Also, as a University professor for 10+ years, he has taught over 3,000 students in all levels of Computer Science and Mathematics. Currently, he is the Director of Industrial Strategy in Industry 4.0 at a Major Manufacturing Company where he works with Plants as a Data Scientist using IoT and Data Science to improve efficiency. In the past, he worked in Supply Chain utilizing Data Science to create business results. But through all that, his greatest accomplishment is being the father of two awesome teenage boys.
|Dorothee Baas||Stant Corp|
Mgr Business Process Integration
Dorothee Baas is the Manager, Business Process Integration at Stant Inc., a supplier of vapor management systems, fuel delivery systems, thermal management systems and Engineering services for the automotive industry. Stant is a global company with manufacturing operations in the US, Mexico, China, the Czech Republic, and South Korea.
Dorothee is currently focusing on business process efficiency projects by investigating and leveraging RPA (robotic process automation), enhanced ERP functionality, and reporting tools. She is also leading cross-functional initiatives around ERP Master Data metrics and auto-emailed audit reports to proactively advise on high-risk business issues.
Previously, Dorothee spent 8+ years on Plex (ERP) implementations for 30+ production facilities and administrative locations (primarily in Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe) with a focus on the Finance Module.
Vice President, Digital Solutions
Nitin has 15+ years of experience in e-commerce and retail at Amazon, zulily, and Staples. During these years, Nitin has operated at the nexus of business and technology, and built solutions for supply chain, merchandizing, and marketing functions by applying optimization, predictive analytics, and machine learning techniques. Currently as a VP in the technology organization, Nitin is leading transformative initiatives by building innovative digital solutions for Staples’ Supply Chain, Lines of Businesses, and e-Commerce domains.
|Brianna Sylver||Sylver Consulting, LLC|
Founder and President
Brianna Sylver is the founder and President of Sylver Consulting, an international innovation research and strategy firm operating at the intersection of Market Research, User Experience/Design, and Strategy. Brianna and the team at Sylver support Fortune 500 organizations to lead the transformation of their brands, products and organizations by providing clarity and focus to the next steps of their growth. Brianna has gained recognition for her contributions to the fields of innovation, Design Thinking, UX and consumer insights by the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA), HSM Management (Brazil) and the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA). She writes and speaks on topics such as the integration of UX and MR, innovation culture and transformation, blended hybrid research methodologies and entrepreneurship. Brianna holds a BFA in communication design from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in human-centered communication design and design strategy (MDes) from the Institute of Design at IIT. Follow her on LI at www.linkedin.com/in/briannasylver or Twitter @BriannaSylver.
Senior Vice President & Chief Product Officer
Alex Muller, MBA, SVP, Chief Product Officer, Synchrony Financial
Alex Muller is Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer (GPS) & Investment Committee Member at Synchrony Financial. He currently leads innovation and product development in several domains including mobile and artificial intelligence. Previously he was the CEO/Cofounder of GPShopper, which was acquired by Synchrony Financial in 2017. Forbes named Alex one of ten CEOs whose companies are disrupting the retail industry through technology. He is revered as an industry expert on the topics of mobile payments and security. Inc. named Alex a person “at the top of his game” and a leader in his industry, and CIO Magazine cited him as a go-to expert in the retail and ecommerce space. Alex has served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU, lecturing on Mobile Application Strategy and Execution. Alex graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Engineering before earning his MS Engineering and his MBA (Tepper School), from Carnegie Mellon University.
Alex Ren is the Managing Partner of BoomingStar Ventures, a $1.5B fund focusing on AI, Robotics and Enterprise software. He is also the founder at AI recruiting firm TalentSeer and founder at Robin.ly, an online community for engineers and researchers. He’s an entrepreneur and proactive investor in the AI space.
|Daiane Piva||Tata Steel Europe|
Ms. Piva is an improvement consultant and certified data scientist at Tata Steel Europe. She manages continuous improvement projects which aim to improve plants’ energy performance and was the first to introduce artificial intelligence applications in the tool kit of the energy efficiency department (EE). Ms. Piva is currently responsible for EE’s digital strategy and leads projects and research topics related to smart meters, IoT, predictive and prescriptive analytics, among others. Besides, she volunteers for the Tata Steel Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise by teaching lessons on introduction to AI, machine learning, neural networks and optimization techniques an internal training where employees can gain certification as AA translators, data scientists or data engineers.
|Tanya Cashorali||TCB Analytics LLC|
Tanya Cashorali is the founder and CEO of TCB Analytics, a Boston-based data and analytics consultancy. With an interest in statistics and programming, Tanya started her career in the data-rich field of bioinformatics in the early 2000s. During this period, Tanya was one of the early adopters of data science technologies and platforms. The next decade of Tanya’s career included more commercial use cases for data science and analytics. Here she applied the scientific rigor acquired on the research side of healthcare and pharma to commercial applications.
In 2015, Tanya launched TCB Analytics, where she applies those principles to help businesses across various industries tackle data challenges. As an extension of her career path, Tanya leads a world-wide community network of approximately 400 data scientists and data enthusiasts. She’s helped universities in Massachusetts launch data science programs, helped grow a handful of Boston-based startups, and is a frequent speaker at tech and industry conferences.
|Manish Mangal||Tech Mahindra|
CTO, Network Services
As the Chief Technology Officer, Manish Mangal is responsible for driving Tech Mahindra’s network services strategy, developing solutions portfolio and establishing strategic alliances & partnerships. In his role, Manish works with CXOs customers and plays a key role in shaping the “Networks of the Future” that will be Software-defined, Cloud & AI/ML-enabled, and Highly Automated. He is passionate about 5G and the pervasive impacts it will have on society. Manish has served the Telecommunications industry for 23 years and worked with global Tier-I operators and OEMs such as Reliance Jio, Sprint, and Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia). During most of his career, he has championed corporate-wide large-scale complex technology initiatives from ideation to deployment. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, Manish worked with Reliance Jio as a Senior Vice President of Network Development & Engineering and the President of Reliance Jio USA, where he played a key role in designing and deployment of world’s largest mobile network. Manish is a member of the governing board of Linux Foundation Networking (LFN). He is also an inventor of 60 patents.
Ed Burns manages editorial content and writes about AI, machine learning, deep learning and related technologies for SearchEnterpriseAI. Prior to joining the site, he covered business intelligence, analytics and data visualization as a senior news writer for SearchBusinessAnalytics; before that, he was a reporter for SearchHealthIT, writing news stories on federal electronic health record policy, health information exchanges and emerging health IT-related business practices. Ed began building his reporting experience while earning a master's degree in journalism from Emerson College. His work has also been published in a number of daily and weekly newspapers throughout eastern Massachusetts, including the Lowell Sun, Westwood Press and Roslindale Transcript .
|Khalid Al-Kofahi, PhD||Thomson Reuters|
Vice President, Research and Development. Head - Center for AI and Cognitive Computing
Khalid Al-Kofahi is a scientist and a technology executive who is passionate about exploring how AI and machine learning can transform knowledge work, focusing on how people find information, how they interact with information-based applications in the context of a task and how they ultimately make decisions. As head of AI at Thomson Reuters, he and his team of scientists, engineers and designers perform applied research and design custom algorithms to deliver AI-powered capabilities and services to Thomson Reuters customers. Khalid’s research interests include search & recommender systems, natural language processing and analytics.
Khalid has a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, M.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, both in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
|Badri Hiriyur||Thornton Tomasetti|
Director of Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Badri Hiriyur is the Director of Artificial Intelligence at Thornton Tomasetti (TT), where he leads the CORE.AI group which conducts research and develops products that use AI to transform various workflows and processes within the AEC sector. He is the creator of T2D2 - a cloud-based asset management platform for mapping damage and degradation of structures using computer vision from drone or mobile camera feeds. Prior to establishing CORE.AI at TT, Dr. Hiriyur spent several years developing high-performance computing software - used by the US Navy - for computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Hiriyur has an extensive background in deep learning, computer vision and robotics. Dr. Hiriyur has a masters degree (2003) from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D (2012) from Columbia University.
|William Meisel||TMA Associates|
CEO & President
William Meisel, Ph.D., president, TMA Associates, is a technology analyst and consultant on market and product opportunities created by the maturing of speech and natural language technology, particularly digital assistants. His experience includes directing the computer science division of an engineering company and founding and running a speech recognition company. He began his career as a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and published the first technical book on machine learning.
|Philip Marshall||Tolaga Research|
Chief Research Officer
Phil Marshall is the Chief Research Officer of Tolaga, where he leads its thought leadership for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and mobile industry research. Before founding Tolaga, Dr. Marshall was an Executive at Yankee Group for nine years, and most recently led its service provider technology research globally. He serves on the advisory boards of several start-up companies and was a non-Executive board member of Antone Wireless, which was acquired by Westell in 2012. Marshall has over 20 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. He spent many years working in various engineering operations, research and strategic planning roles for Verizon International, Telecom New Zealand and BHP New Zealand Steel. He has a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Director, Data Science, Data Science Platforms
Franziska Bell is the Head of Data Science Platforms at Uber, where she founded the Anomaly Detection, Forecasting and Natural Language Platform teams. In addition, she leads Data Science for Strategic Finance, Office of the CTO, Computer Vision, Experimentation, Behavioral Science, Infrastructure, Data, Growth Platform and Customer Care.
Before Uber, Franziska was a Postdoc at Caltech where she developed a novel, highly accurate approximate quantum molecular dynamics theory to calculate chemical reactions for large, complex systems, such as enzymes. Franziska earned her Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from UC Berkeley focusing on developing highly accurate, yet computationally efficient approaches which helped unravel the mechanism of non-silicon-based solar cells and properties of organic conductors.
|Jermon Bafaty||US Department of Energy|
White House Fellow for the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office
Jermon Bafaty is a White House Fellow assigned to the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office of the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role he is responsible for leading the creation of the overall strategy for the Office. Jermon also leads the implementation area for R&D projects and programs that have the potential to scale efficiencies and resilience in core DOE mission areas across the electrical grid. Prior to his selection as a White House Fellow, Jermon was a senior technology services executive who most recently was the Federal Health Growth Leader for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). In this role, he led the strategy, development, and pipeline execution teams for the company's billion-dollar health sector. Previously at Lockheed Martin, Jermon served in senior engineering and operational leadership roles for business lines that provided mission and technology support to the Defense and Intelligence Communities. He is passionate about creating safe and healthy learning environments for children, and is the immediate past board president for the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria, Virginia. He resides in the Washington D.C. metro area with his wife and young son. Jermon received a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. About the White House Fellows Program: Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
|Ian Beaver||Verint Intelligent Self Svc|
Ian Beaver, PhD is the lead research engineer at Verint Intelligent Self Service, a provider of conversational AI systems for enterprise businesses. Ian has been publishing discoveries in the field of AI since 2005 on topics surrounding human-computer interactions such as gesture recognition, user preference learning, and communication with multi-modal automated assistants. Ian has presented his work at various academic and industry conferences and authored over 30 patents within the field of human language technology. His extensive experience and access to large volumes of real-world, human-machine conversation data for his research has made him a leading voice in conversational analysis of dialog systems. Ian is currently focused on means to detect and resolve misunderstandings between humans and machines. He is also leading a team in finding ways to optimize human productivity by way of automation and augmentation, using symbiotic relationships with machines.
|Mike Hare||Verint NEXT ID|
Enterprise Account Executive
Mike Hare is a sales leader in the northeastern US at Verint, an early pioneer in conversational AI. Mike’s career has been marked by a relentless curiosity toward innovation. Over the last 15 years, Mike has worked with some of the largest organizations in the world, helping them to foster growth and a differentiated customer experience with technology. He speaks publicly about emerging tech, process reinvention, and the societal impacts of technology. Mike lives with his family in upstate New York.
|Nancy Ranxing Li, PhD||Verizon|
Group Product Manager, Edge Computing
Nancy is the Group Product Manager of Edge Computing at Verizon. She is leading the commercialization strategy of new products leveraging 5G and Mobile Edge Computing. She led a team of 30 engineers and designers to launch one of the first smart cities products to use machine vision and integrated IoT systems to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries. It was awarded Boston Mayor’s Best Practice in 2017. The product was deployed in about 10 leading cities in the US. Before joining Verizon, she was the architect of a $250M project to design fault-tolerant control systems to prevent oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico at Shell Oil. She got a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Boston University at the age of 24 (youngest in the program history) with 14 publications and 1 patent. She is also an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management. Nancy is passionate about teaching and learning. She teaches negotiation and blockchain courses.
|Sumeet Singh||Verizon Media|
Vice President Big Data & AI & Location Platforms
Sumeet Singh is the Vice President of Big Data, AI, and Location Platforms at Yahoo (now Verizon Media). Sumeet is considered an early leader of the big data movement, responsible for launching and scaling most services for Yahoo’s Hadoop platform since 2011. He has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech, media, and telecommunications industries. Connect with Sumeet on Twitter @sumeetksingh.
Nowell Outlaw is the CEO of Vidado, creator of an AI which identifies, digitizes, validates and enriches data better than humans. He is responsible for helping the insurance, financial services, and pharmaceutical companies achieve higher levels of efficiency and accuracy, improve straight-through processing and access larger datasets for analytics.
|Truong Van Phuoc, PhD||Vietbank|
Former Acting Chairman, State Inspectory Committee of Finance of Vietnam, Senior Advisor to Chairman
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|Senthil Kumaran||virtuwell by Healthpartners|
Senthil Kumaran is currently serving as CIO for Virtuwell, a HealthPartners company. He is a pragmatic leader, architect, designer and developer in Web and Mobile technology in developing Internet, e-commerce, and multi-tier client-server applications including healthcare, highly secure financial applications, manufacturing, retail, and consumer websites. He is part of HealthPartners AI and Machine Learning and Enterprise architecture group and a key contributor to the HIPPA/HITEC security and a conference presenter on Predictive Data Analytics, Rules, and Web/Mobile initiatives. He is passionate about investing in both stocks and real estate and spends a lot of time analyzing cricket matches around the world. He received his MBA from St Thomas University, Minneapolis and Masters in Applied Electronics Engineering and Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from a leading university in India.
Principal, Innovation & Strategy
Nga is the Principal at VisionFwd, where she brings her expertise of Human-Centered Design to achieve innovation and growth through research and strategy at the intersection of business, design, and technology for companies. An active member in the entrepreneurial tech ecosystem having served as a delegate for 2020EU initiative bridging tech ecosystem between the US and Europe, a mentor to the Founders Institute, NY Media, NYDesigns, and CUNY Startup Accelerator. She is the founder of InnerCompass.io, a community to share the topic of inner and outer alignment in the work that we put out into the world also serves as a member of the ATL NYC, Association for Transformational Leadership of New York City.
|Yu Feng Wei||Vizuro LLC|
Dr. Wei has over 20 years of experience in designing and deploying advanced analytics solutions for the industries. He co-founded Vizuro in 2014, leading a team of data scientists to develop disruptive AI technologies in multiple areas: precision marketing optimization, early cancer screening using medical imaging, manufacturing yield management, and genomics. Their clients and collaborators range from Fortune 100 companies to prestigious research institutes and hospitals worldwide.
His educational background includes a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University. He has also a veteran from the R.O.C. Marine Corps.
Senior Director, National Technology Strategy, VMWare Research
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|Aili McConnon||Wall Street Journal|
Aili McConnon is an award-winning writer who contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal about emerging technologies with a focus on artificial intelligence in industries ranging from retail to healthcare to natural disaster prediction.
Ms. McConnon has also written for the New York Times, BusinessWeek Magazine and The Guardian. She has appeared on ABC, MSNBC, NPR and the Travel Channel. She completed degrees at Princeton University, the University of Cambridge and Columbia University. Ms. McConnon is also the author of the national nonfiction bestseller Road to Valor, about the Italian cycling legend and WWII hero Gino Bartali, which is currently being developed into a feature film.
|Jen Zhen Wang||Wayfair LLC|
Data Science Mgr
Jen Wang received her Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Iowa, where she researched cancer-related drug development. Though a far cry from her career today, her work as a grad student and subsequently, a post-doc at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, gave her the opportunity to cultivate a deep interest and expertise in the rich predictive capabilities of machine learning. In 2016, she joined Wayfair's data science team, where she now leads a team that supports marketing through direct mail, display, social, and app platforms.
|Ramin Mobasseri||Wells Fargo|
Artificial Intelligence Lead
Ramin Mobasseri, PhD, Artificial Intelligence Lead, Innovation Group, Wells Fargo
A seasoned executive building AI strategy, solutions, teams and platforms for global fortune 500 companies. Currently, Ramin is leading the AI Implementation and Product Operations at Wells Fargo helping to build state-of-the-art Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) models for the bank in several areas, including Risk & Compliance, Fraud, Collections, Voice of the Customer, Team Member Experience and Deposits. Ramin is one of the pioneers who helped to start the bank’s journey of AI Enterprise Solutions building the AI Implementation and product operations. Prior to Wells Fargo, Ramin was a global Leader at IBM building cognitive solutions for a number of industries. Prior to IBM, Ramin worked at eBay and PayPal building one of the largest enterprise social and analytics solutions for eBay and its sister companies. Ramin holds a degree in Computer Science and Statistics as well as a PHD in Mathematical Modelling. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area. He enjoys playing Basketball and spend time with his family.
|Jennifer Yang||Wells Fargo|
Head Data Management & Data Governance
Jennifer Yang, MBA, Head, Data Management and Data Governance, Enterprise Data Technology, Wells Fargo
Jennifer Yang is the Head of Data Management and Data Governance at Wells Fargo Enterprise Data Technology. Prior to this role, Jennifer served various senior leadership roles in Risk Management and Capital Management areas in major financial institutions. Jennifer has a unique experience that allows her to understand data and technology from both the end users and data management’s perspectives. Jennifer is passionate about leveraging the power of new technologies in gaining insights from the data to develop cost effective and scalable business solutions. Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Chemistry from Beijing University, a master’s degree in computer science from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an MBA degree from New York University Stern School of Business specializing in Finance and Accounting.
|Berge Ayvazian||Wireless 20 20|
Senior Industry Analyst
Berge Ayvazian is a senior telecom industry analyst and consultant, with a 30-year career including more than 20 years with Yankee Group. As a Senior Analyst and Consultant with Wireless 20/20, he leads an integrated practice to help operators and their vendors to develop their wireless technology roadmaps and build a complete WiROI™ Business Case. Ayvazian is currently conducting research on Wireless Networks, IoT and AI Strategies, and how the wireless industry can harness AI and intelligent technologies in the climb to 5G networks.
|Dan Kara||WTWH Media LLC|
Vice President Robotics & Intelligent Systems
Dan Kara is Vice President, Robotics at WTWH Media where he is charted with driving the company’s robotics initiatives including the Robot Report online portal and The Robotics Summit Conference and Exposition. Prior to joining WTWH, he was Practice Director, Robotics at ABI Research and Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, both research and advisory services firms focused on automation, robotics and intelligent systems. Dan was also President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm serving the personal, service and mobile robotics markets. He was the developer and past chairman of the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition series, the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition series, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition series, and the CES Robotics TechZone. He holds a MS in Computer Science from Boston University.
|Lawrence Lee||Xerox Corp|
Vice President of Incubation & Innovation Strategy
Lawrence Lee is Vice President of Incubation and Strategy, where he leads incubation of new offerings and technology strategy to ensure that Xerox is investing in the right set of technologies, intellectual property, and partnerships to deliver the existing product portfolio as well as new business opportunities.
Lawrence was previously Senior Director of Strategy at PARC, a Xerox Company, where he led strategy and portfolio management to create new growth options for Xerox and PARC’s commercial clients. Prior to joining PARC, Lee co-founded Zoundry LLC, one of the first social commerce web services for bloggers, and he was Vice President of Business Development at Mirror Worlds Technologies, Inc., which pioneered social information streams in the late 1990s. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and joint degrees from Wharton and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
|Devin Krotman||XPRIZE Foundation|
Director, IBM Watson AI XPRIZE
Devin Krotman serves as the Director of both the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE and Global Learning XPRIZE. In this capacity, Mr. Krotman oversees all complex operational aspects of these large programs - including, but not limited to project management, fiscal management, knowledge management, and risk management. Mr. Krotman is passionate about tackling the world’s challenges from education to disaster prediction and firmly believes technology will help humanity get there. With nearly a decade of experience in management consulting prior to XPRIZE, Devin focuses on leveraging his problem-solving experience when it comes to helping run XPRIZE’s large scale competitions focused on innovative technology. Mr. Krotman holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. He also holds Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees, both from James Madison University.
|Elisa Celis, PhD||Yale University|
Elisa Celis is an Assistant professor in the Department of Statistics & Data Science at Yale University. Her research focuses on problems that arise at the interface of computation and machine learning and its societal and economic ramifications. She approaches these problems by using both experimental and theoretical techniques. Her work spans multiple areas including social computing and crowdsourcing, data science, and algorithm design with a current emphasis on fairness and diversity in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Her recent works include methodologies for debiasing data, approaches to produce diverse ranking and recommendation systems, mechanisms to avoid discrimination in access to opportunity in online advertisements, and the design of voting techniques that allow for the election of diverse committees. She was a co-organizer of the Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Machine Learning workshop (FAT/ML) in 2018, the AI, Ethics and Society at Yale workshop (AIES@Yale) in 2019, the LatinX in AI workshop (LXAI) at ICML 2019, the Women in Big Data workshop in Zurich in 2019, and is the PC co-Chair for the Fairness, Accountability and Transparency conference (FAT*) in 2020.
|Yudong Cao||ZAPATA Computing, Inc.|
Yudong Cao obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2016 from Purdue University. His Ph.D. thesis received 2016 Chorafas Award in Computer Science and Informatics. The thesis work focused on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, and adiabatic quantum computing. From 2016 to 2018 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University working with Alán Aspuru-Guzik, where the main focus is on developing and deploying algorithms for noisy intermediate scale quantum devices. From 2018 on he co-founded Zapata Computing with a group of Harvard scientists including Alán Aspuru-Guzik. The company subsequently raised $5.4M in seed round and $21M in series A funding. Starting May 2019, he serves as the CTO of Zapata Computing, focusing on developing and commercializing quantum technologies for chemistry, optimization and machine learning.
Regional Sales Director
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Co-Founder, Chief AI Officer
Ben Taylor is a leading thought leader around AI with over 16 years of machine learning experience. After studying chemical engineering, Taylor joined Intel and Micron and worked in their photolithography, process control, and yield prediction groups. Pursuing his love for high-performance computing (HPC) and predictive modeling, Taylor joined an artificial intelligence hedge fund (AIQ) as their HPC/AI expert and built out models using a 600 GPU cluster to predict stock movements based on the news. Taylor then joined a young HR startup called HireVue. Taylor built out their data science group, filed 7 patents, and helped to launch HireVue's AI insights product using video/audio from candidate interviews. That work allowed Taylor's team of PhD physicists to help pioneer anti-bias mitigation strategies for AI. In 2017 Taylor co-founded Zeff.ai with David Gonzalez to pursue deep learning for image, audio, video, and text for the enterprise.
CEO & Co-Founder
Arka is co-founder and CEO at Zinier - an intelligent field service automation platform that helps organizations work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. Zinier is Arka’s second company started with co-founder Andrew Wolf. At age 23, the pair founded and sold Lift12, a Singapore-based data-driven supply chain management solution for retail brands. Prior to Lift12, Arka led market development at TripAdvisor and was a venture partner at Rocket Internet, a leading European venture capital incubator.