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Saturday, October 20
 

10:00am

Adversarial machine learning to detect phishing URLs
Phishing attacks cost businesses millions of dollars and are a principal vector for data breaches. Attackers and defenders are using artificial intelligence in an escalating arms race that threatens to consume ever greater resources. It does not have to be this way. This presentation describes the use of practical, cost-effective machine learning tools to generate and to detect target phishing URLs.
Three developments help bring phishing prevention under control. First, many machine learning platforms give essentially the same answer to the problems that they are given, so neither the offense nor the defense needs to know precisely what the other side is doing to be effective. Second, the use of adversarial training methods means that defenders can anticipate the future challenges of phishing attempts. Third, relatively simple, cost effective methods can be used generate novel phishing attempts and to block them, reducing the cost to defend against future phishing attacks while improving the defense effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Herbert Roitblat

Herbert Roitblat

Principal Data Scientist, Mimecast
Dr. Roitblat, is currently Principal Data Scientist, for Mimecast where he works on data analysis and visualization, information retrieval, machine learning, and computer security. Before joining Mimecast, Dr. Roitblat was the Principal Data Scientist for Archiving and eDiscovery... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom # 406

10:00am

How AI Data Will Help Companies Get Smarter
Artificial Intelligence is a huge component of the Immersive Media space and is growing alongside 360 video, AR, Wearables, and VR. AI data that is collected when working with different forms of these technologies for mobile, web, or mixed reality can drive a unique outlook on future brand engagement, brand interactivity, and total time spent with a brand. To dive deeper, Artificial Intelligence is changing the way brands can be represented and the way consumers look at technology--causing more interaction from the consumer, less fraud, and and increased level of brand awareness.
(Examples would be shown via a walkthrough the Internet of Things and how data has helped greatly to achieve maximum results for companies who dabble in AI)

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bruza

Robert Bruza

CEO, Advrtas
Robert Bruza is an award winning entrepreneur and business executive with more than 20 years experience applying technology to interactive marketing. Robert brings a unique perspective to how we digitally reach and engage consumers and today is leveraging A.I. to launch Advrtas; the... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

10:30am

Make Offline Retail Greater with AI
Past a few years have seen many offline retailers close stores or go out of business, but in fact offline retail actually has been growing, despite in a slower pace compared to online retail. Offline retail still counts 87% of the entire retail business and has its own unique advantages that serve customers better. With latest AI technologies, such as facial recognition, image recognition, and tighter integration between software and hardware, offline retailors have more options than ever to improve customer experience by having a better understanding of customers, products, and the interaction between. This talk will give an overview of such enabling technologies that could make offline retail more appealing and effective.


Speakers
avatar for Yipeng Li

Yipeng Li

Tech Lead, Clobotics
Dr. Yipeng Li currently is the Tech Lead of Clobotics at the Seattle Headquarter, where he is leading the effort of building machine learning and computer vision algorithms and systems to serve enterprise customers globally. Prior to Clobotics, Yipeng had been a software developer... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

10:30am

Using AI to provide insights and recommendations from activity data
Brief Description: In the customer age, being able to extract relevant communications information in real-time and cross reference it with context is key.
This presentation will explain how Salesforce is using data science and engineering to monitor Salespeople activities in real-time and surface insights and recommendations across products.


Salesforce is developing Einstein which is an artificial intelligence (AI) capability built into the core of the Salesforce Platform. Einstein helps power the world’s smartest CRM to deliver advanced AI capabilities to sales, services, and marketing teams – helping them discover new insights, predict likely outcomes to power smarter decision making, recommend next steps, and automate workflows so users can focus on building meaningful relationships with every customer.
In this presentation, we will explain how Salesforce Einstein Activity Platform combines activity data (such as emails) with contextual knowledge from users and CRM data to provide real time insights and recommended actions.
We will go over use cases, high level architecture and how a variety of technologies (data engineering, data science, graph processing, NLP, machine learning and deep learning) are combined together to support Salesforce applications.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Roos

Alexis Roos

Director Data Science, Salesforce
Alexis is director of data science and machine learning at salesforce where he is leading a team of data scientists and engineers delivering Intelligent services for Einstein platform. Alexis has over twenty years of engineering and management experience including 13 years at Sun... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom # 406

11:00am

6 Steps for Implementing AI to Enable Efficiency in the Enterprise
With AI and machine learning transforming industries, many companies are looking to take advantage of the recent advances. One of the challenges today is that there is no structured process to follow and realize business value quickly without wasted effort. Rajendra Koppula, Director of Machine Learning at Manifold, will talk about an iterative six step process using specific real world case studies. We call this process “Lean AI”. It helps Manifold deliver value to our clients quickly accelerating their journey towards becoming a data-driven organization. Raj will share examples of how businesses he’s worked with have implemented the 6 steps and different AI technologies to analyze specific areas of their business and resolve their toughest problems.

Speakers
avatar for Rajendra Koppula

Rajendra Koppula

Director of Machine Learning, Manifold
As Director of Machine learning at Manifold Inc, Raj works on real-world data problems that deliver business value to clients. He has experience in IoT data analytics, computer vision, and customer-centric analytics in retail. Previously, he spent nearly a decade at Qualcomm working... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

11:00am

Machine Learning Benefits and Applications in Healthcare
Machine learning plays an essential role in the healthcare field and is being ever more applied to healthcare. This presentation will include machine learning applications and the uses of machine learning in healthcare. Some successful applications of machine learning in healthcare include predicting health insurance frauds and patient diagnosis. The uses of machine learning and data mining to discover these patterns will be examined. A discussion of the suggestions on machine learning algorithms for healthcare will accompany this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Shilpa Balan

Shilpa Balan

Assistant Professor, California State University-Los Angeles
Dr. Shilpa Balan is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at California State University-Los Angeles. Dr. Balan is very passionate about Data Analytics and Machine Learning, and has teaching and research interests in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning and Healthcare... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom # 406

11:30am

(Cancelled) Building trust in an age of AI and data science - #TheMoralCompass
With the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal keeping security practitioners and their lawyers up at night, and rightly so, it is very likely there is second guessing going on over the digital transformation happening in organizations. Across all functions — marketing, sales, LOBs, support — the "go digital, go cognitive, go AI at all costs” is being questioned.
But, this is not the time to second guess or slow down — it is the time to actually stop — yes, stop. It is time to put some really strong ethical foundations in place that thus far have been willfully ignored or postponed and then hit the accelerator pedal.
This session will talk about the "four horsemen of unethical digital transformation" and the need for "the three musketeers of morality" to lay out a foundation of four ethical pillars. These pillars will hold organizations in good stead as they kick-start their ride into the AI-driven future with gusto. The age of content creation, social evangelization, and follower creation is fraught with ethical issues, the three musketeers of morality provide an actionable framework.
As a content producer myself — blogging, podcasting, video logging — I have a special interest in ConTech and my experience as a former high-tech executive means I understand how technology works. Having good cognition of both sides of this complex issue, I am able to lay out a pragmatic path forward.

Speakers
avatar for Ashwin Krishnan

Ashwin Krishnan

Tech Ethicist, Writer, Podcaster and Speaker, Ernst & Young
Ashwin Krishnan is a former hi-tech executive in the cyber security and cloud domain turned tech ethicist, writer, podcaster, and speaker. His focus is on simplifying technology trends and complex topics, such as AI and ethics through enduring analogies which he shares on his blog... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

11:30am

Democratizing AI and DL with Watson Studio
AI holds enormous power to transform our world and the businesses
leading the future. However, AI can only have this impact if it is
easily accessible and can be applied with purpose. The democratization
of AI and Deep Learning, combined with an improved understanding of its
usage and growing consumer trust, will help to break down current
barriers to make it easy to integrate AI into the enterprise
workflows.


IBM Watson Studio is an integrated AI platform to build and train AI &
machine learning models, prepare and analyze data - all in a flexible,
hybrid cloud environment. The new Forrester Wave Report examines
Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning Platforms and ranks IBM Watson
Studio as the leader.


In this session, you will learn how to use these new offerings to solve
real-world business problems and infuse AI into your business to drive
innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Zhang

Andrew Zhang

Watson Cloud Advocate, IBM
Andrew Zhang is an IBM Watson Cloud Advocate. He has many years of experience in cloud, analytics, machine learning, and blockchain. He advises and advocates enterprise and startup companies on emerging technologies and implementation practices. Andrew is a frequent speaker on topics... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom # 406

12:00pm

Hands-on lab building your first blockchain network with Hyperledger Fabric and Composer
Hyperledger Fabric is an open source project, run by the Linux Foundation, which is becoming known as the Blockchain for Business. This workshop will include a lecture which differentiates between the blockchain used for Bitcoin and the blockchain changing the way businesses manage high value transactions within a business network. IBM along with many other contributors are leading the charge on developing and deploying Hyperledger Fabric and helping businesses on their blockchain journey. This is your chance to get started, with a hands-on experience building your own blockchain network with Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Tyler

Chris Tyler

Sr. Cloud Architect and Cognitive Evangelist, IBM
Chris Tyler is an IBM Technical Evangelist with over 25 years of experience in data, analytics and software development. He helps IBM Partners leverage IBM technologies to bring new products and services to market. Chris is an expert in embedded analytics and speaks to audiences around... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

12:00pm

Production Ready Real-Time Recommendations in About a Month
At Joymode it took a machine learning data scientist and a fraction of a cloud devops engineer about a month to build the leanest customer facing, real-time personalization engine we could devise. In this presentation I will describe the end-to-end solution, which includes Docker for environment management, Jupyter and Papermill for batch training matrix factorization models, and Flask for delivering the recommendations via a RESTful web service. I'll also cover the strategic bets we are making, like dynamic prototyping, long term AB testing, and extremely rapid delivery of AI solutions for in-flight iteration.


Speakers
avatar for William High

William High

Head of Data Science, Joymode
Will is Head of Data Science at Joymode in Los Angeles. He was previously a data scientist at Netflix LA and occasionally serves as a pro bono Data Ambassador for DataKind. Will received a PhD in astrophysics from Harvard and a BA from Berkeley and has held research posts at Caltech... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ballroom # 408A

1:00pm

AI for Earth: Land Cover Mapping
Conservationists use land cover maps to quantify environmental changes like deforestation and urban development. Most land cover maps are currently made by applying rule-based classifiers to overhead imagery: this low-accuracy approach that requires manual curation, often delaying the publication of new maps by 3+ years. In this session, we will introduce the goals of Microsoft’s AI for Earth grant program and describe our work designing a high-resolution semantic segmentation model to perform land cover mapping for the Chesapeake Conservancy. Professionals in the artificial intelligence space may benefit from our discussion of lessons learned in expanding training and inference to the national scale (100+ TB imagery / 100+ K80 GPUs). Attendees will learn where to obtain our trained models, code, and methods; try out land cover mapping with our API; and apply for AI for Earth funding for their own projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Wahl

Mary Wahl

Data Scientist II, Microsoft
Microsoft’s AI for Earth team provides resources and technical expertise that enable NGOs to bring AI to critical problems in conservation biology and environmental science. As a data scientist on the AI for Earth team, Mary has implemented distributed training and crowdsourced... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom # 406

1:00pm

Governing Digital Labor
Lessons learned in leveraging digital workers with your existing workforce. Where, why, when and how to use RPA, ML and AI to generate innovative outcomes, rather than mere improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Surdak

Chris Surdak

Senior Manager, Robotics and AI, Ernst & Young
Award-winning author, innovator, disrupter, engineer and strategist. Author of the new book “Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule the World” and “Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave Is Creating New Business Opportunities”, winner of GetAbstract’s International Book of the Year... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

1:30pm

Augmenting Creative Content Creation with AI
After producing the world's first AI written film, we looked beyond to see how generative AI can be used to augment the creative process. Specifically, can AI make content creation, a creative endeavor, more efficient? RivetAI’s platform augments writers and producers, by letting AI handle the tedious parts, while leveraging their creativity through agile story development.

Starting with a script, the platform automatically generates a script breakdown, shot-list and storyboard. After inputting variable costs, the platform produces an interactive budget and optimized schedules that can achieve significant reductions in timeline and budget. The Generative AI helps visualize a script, explore the effects of changing the narrative, and enables new forms of content creation in interactive story games and VR. This gives development teams more granular data to greenlight projects.

Speakers
avatar for Debajyoti Ray

Debajyoti Ray

Founder & CEO, RivetAI Inc.
Debajyoti (Deb) Ray focuses on the development of generative applications of AI that can create new media, designs, or concepts. With RivetAI, he is bringing a platform for story development and production optimization for film-makers and content creators. The application was conceived... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom # 406

1:30pm

Keeping Human in Technology, Unbiased AI, Security IoT challenges, Autonomous, AI Challenges, New Jobs, What the Future Holds, AI Organizational Strategy
From a Global and Enterprise perspective of Government, Universities, Private, Enterprises, and Individuals, AI has become a source of every conversation and has quite a few misconceptions.
We are implementing narrow AI in many cases that are data driven decisions and still far off from general AI.
As we forge on, there are multiple things to consider.
A. The state of AI
B. Where we are heading in the next 5-8 years
C. What is Expected
D. What it is not
E. What are the challenges
F. AI Strategy for Organizations - What to Look for? Where to Start?
G. New Jobs/Products
H. Forecasting from top organizations (IBM/Google/Microsoft/Amazon/Forrester/Sony; Universities such as Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley; Government approaches what Las Vegas and Los Angeles is implementing; Security Measures)

Speakers
avatar for Erika Steele

Erika Steele

IT Futurologist/Certified MIT AI Strategist, Oxford Road
Erika is Executive Producer of over 15 internationally acclaimed global films and series, as well as CEO, COO of companies, promoter, engineer, business adviser, futurologist, strategist, and Certified in Artificial Intelligence Organizational Strategy from MIT. Ameritech, Viacom... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

2:00pm

Borg Orgs: AI, Neuroscience and the Future of Media Borg Orgs: AI, Neuroscience and the Future of Media
At a time when the entertainment industry faces a landscape of exponential complexity, studios are dedicating more resources to leveraging machine intelligence to develop more granular insights into their market. The availability of rich data and research on the mechanics of cognition on one side, and advanced computing paradigms on the other, promises to take those who experiment with it into a deeper understanding of film audiences. But the road to AI-driven decisions in media is intricate, and a lot of questions remain. This talk aims at answering these basic questions about what machine intelligence is and what industry problems it can be applied to by looking at concrete examples of AI methods and tools developed for the entertainment industry inside of USC’s Entertainment Technology Center. At ETC, Yves Bergquist (director of the “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project) and his team have been working for the past two years to architect and prototype advanced AI applications to create a deeper understanding of the cognitive relationship between film stories and film audiences, and what narrative structures in film correlate to more popularity. Yves will unveil the results of his team’s research (which is funded by all 6 Hollywood studios and major tech companies) and demonstrate a few AI applications he’s been working on which promise to change the way the industry thinks about its product and audiences.

Speakers
avatar for Yves Berguist

Yves Berguist

Director, “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project
Yves Bergquist is the Director of the “AI & Neuroscience in Media” Project at the Entertainment Technology Center, where his team is developing next-generation applications drawn from AI and neuroscience for the media and entertainment industry. Yves is also CEO of AI startup... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

2:00pm

The Future of Prediction: Utilizing Unsupervised Learning
Advances in Artificial Intelligence over the past few years have focused on the ability to build better predictive models using a variety of techniques, not the least of which is deep learning. These approaches, however, require massive datasets and restrict their utility for enterprise grade problems. Complicating matters further, the vast majority of enterprise data is unlabeled creating an additional class of challenges.


The future of prediction lies upstream in the analytical process – in the unsupervised learning techniques of segmentation, anomaly detection and hotspot detection. Here, unencumbered by labels, or even the requirement to know what you are looking for, lies the keys to improving the performance of prediction. This nascent form of machine learning has already had enormous impact on some of today’s largest enterprises across finance, government and healthcare.


In this session, Gunnar Carlsson, President & Co-Founder at Ayasdi, will dive deeper into unsupervised learning and why this is the next frontier in AI. He'll break the problem down technically and practically – discussing feature generation, dimensionality reduction and how to get started. In doing so she will explore key enterprise uses cases ranging from fraud detection, financial crime and population health

Speakers
avatar for Neha Agarwal

Neha Agarwal

Director of Engineering, Thumbtack
Scott Castle is GM of the Data Business at Sisense and served as VP of Product for Periscope Data prior to its merger with Sisense in 2019. At Periscope Data, Scott oversaw product strategy, planning, design, and delivery. He brings over 20 years of experience in software development... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom # 406

2:30pm

Control Automation with Reinforcement Learning and Engineering Simulation
The complexity of controlling machineries with sophisticated rules in manufacturing and hard technologies makes them a good candidate for Reinforcement Learning (RL). This has the potential to generate billions of dollars in increased performance and efficiency. RL algorithms usually require a lot of trials and it is expensive and dangerous to run physical trials. Using RL and industrial simulation will not only optimize the rules of operating for more efficiency and time saving, it also can disrupt manufacturing by developing new methods that require less complicated machinery. The proposed solution is an RL as a service that is catered toward control engineers. We used a problem in rocket engines to develop a proof of concept. The goal was to develop a control loop for a system that mixes two fluids (oxygen and methane) and adapt to changing requirements for the output of the mixer. The platform will generate a rule to control inputs to the mixer in response to changes in the requirement for output.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Mehr

Edward Mehr

CEO, Cyberpunk Lab
Edward Mehr is an entrepreneur and engineer with a background in smart manufacturing and artificial intelligence. He is the founder and CEO of Cyberpunk Lab, a company that provides AI solutions in manufacturing. He also runs a postdoctoral fellowship for Data Science where academics... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom # 406

2:30pm

Data Teams: The Moral Compass of AI
As data becomes more accessible to everyone, and as artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies become part of our everyday lives, data teams are increasingly taking on a very important moral role as the conscience of their corporations, given their critical role in building the algorithms that translate data into action. Beyond just governing AI/ML processes to ensure they are accurate, it is now the data teams’ job to use their skills to be the moral compass of their organization and prevent unchallenged biases from influencing the world behind their walls.


Harry Glaser, the CEO & Founder of Periscope Data, will seek to answer the question of “How do you balance your responsibility to do what’s best for the company with your moral responsibility as a member of society?” He will discuss how companies are taking charge to ensure their data is used properly, explore different ways to add human intelligence to artificial intelligence, and provide insight into how to equip your data team with the right tools like NLP, SQL, Python, and R in a unified platform to perform their jobs while upholding their ethical duties.

Speakers
avatar for Harry Glaser

Harry Glaser

CEO & Co-Founder, Periscope Data
Harry Glaser is the Co-Founder and CEO of Periscope Data, an end-to-end analytics platform enabling powerful data team collaboration for over 1000 customers globally, including New Relic, Adobe, Ernst & Young, Flexport and more. Periscope was rated the best small company to work for... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

3:00pm

Making Real-Time Predictive Decisions with Redis
The primary focus of most machine learning research and development centers on the training side of the problem. Multiple frameworks, in every language, provide developers with access to a host of data manipulation and training algorithms, but until recently developers had virtually no frameworks for building real-time predictive engines from trained ML models. Most developers resort to building custom applications, yet building highly available and performant applications is difficult. Redis in conjunction with the Redis-ML module provides a framework for developers to build predictive engines with familiar, off-the-shelf components. Developers can take advantage of all the features of Redis to deliver faster and more reliable prediction engines with less custom development.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Nielsen

Dave Nielsen

Head of Community & Ecosystem Programs, Redis Labs, Inc.
As Head of Community & Ecosystem Programs, Dave helps developers share their experience and excitement for Redis; and in the process brings new Redis innovation to the broader Cloud Computing ecosystem. Dave derives his extensive experience from many years of evangelizing ‘The Cloud... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

3:00pm

Using data science to find clinical trial patients in minutes, not months
Clinical trials are a critical step in bringing new life-saving treatments to the market. However, each year, we recruit less than 40% of the patients required for US clinical trials. This affects millions of lives, costs the industry billions of dollars, and slows down innovation in healthcare as a whole.


Scott Hoch, lead data scientist at Deep 6 AI, will talk about how his team is applying various ML, NLP, AI, and data engineering techniques to a wide variety of clinical data in an effort to solve the patient recruitment problem. Scott will touch upon specific challenges and opportunities and how Deep 6 works to leverage AI and UI to achieve a solid ROI, for health systems and pharma.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hoch

Scott Hoch

Lead Data Scientist, Deep 6 AI
Scott is a lead data engineer at Deep6 AI working to accelerate patient recruitment to clinical trials with the goal of bringing life-saving cures to people faster. His engineering career started in the physics lab leading to 7 peer-reviewed publications in precision measurement... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom # 406

3:30pm

How businesses are leveraging Google Cloud AI to think big and transform – using ML to improve the taste of beer!
Manju and Raj will share how Google Cloud AI is being leveraged for business transformation across Retail, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Industries. For example, Learn how machine learning and Ai is used to optimize the beer manufacturing process. This use cases have a direct impact on the production line and identifying downtime of equipment and huge impact on cost, time and quality of beer being produced. The role of the of machine learning and Ai is to improve the manufacturing process while in turn improves the quality while driving higher ROI through the undisruptive production process. Listen to experts on how keras Deep Learning was used with classifications of good parts vs. bad parts using Tensorflow. The model will be deployed to Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine where it will make predictions about the new data that is fed every day with an interactive dashboard using Data Studio.

Speakers
avatar for Manju Devadas

Manju Devadas

Founder & CEO, Pluto7
Manju Devadas is the founder/CEO of Pluto7 which is one of the top 5 breakthrough partner of the year award by Google with ML and AI focus. He has overall 17+ years experience in predictive analytics and as an Executive, Technology Leader and Architect he has helped companies with... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom # 406

3:30pm

What to expect from AI?
To understand how the evolution of AI translates into the work, it is important to understand the specific use cases of and the value AI delivers. The benefits to a company either come with increasing revenue or decreasing costs. This is usually accomplished with better predictions of the customer, competitor activity or through better allocation of resources.


So, the real value lies in predicting the future. Every action taken by a company or employee is guided by certain rules or occur in specific conditions. The recent advances in this field, especially in machine learning, have provided us with necessary frameworks and tools to apply thinking at scale. Therefore, AI has reduced the cost of prediction. So, how do we navigate in a world where the cost of prediction is so low and the value of prediction is high?


Judgment, an ability to make decisions by understanding the impact of different actions in the real world, is increasingly becoming an important skill. AI is forcing us to become more skilled in making decisions. This also presents a managerial challenge of preparing employees for the new world and making sure that the right skillsets exist in the organization. Training, understanding the rate of adoption and designing processes that help build effective conversations and collaboration is the key to success.

Speakers
avatar for Goutham Budati

Goutham Budati

Director of Analytics, Oxford Road
Goutham currently leads the Analytics team at Oxford Road, ad agency focussed on scaling disruptive companies. His team works on attribution, predictions, media optimizations and creative analytics. He is driving the adoption of Machine Learning across the organization to improve... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

4:00pm

Introducing Cranial: The Machine learning Engineer’s Open Source Toolbox
An introduction to the open-source Python code library and Framework for accelerating the Data-Science-to-Production pipeline and delivering scalable, distributed AI- and Machine-Learning-backed services. It provides:
- Standardized interfaces for Data Storage & Retrieval with many Databases, Protocols, and Filesystems;
- Synchronous and Asynchronous Messaging with or without brokers;
- Wrappers for ML models providing interoperability with these Data & Messaging Services.


This Python Programmer's toolkit was developed at Tribune Publishing and powers successful Content Recommendation services that learn from user behavior in real-time, for the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers, but was developed as a general solution for delivering Data Pipelines with a focus on the needs of high-speed, high volume Online Learning Models.


This presentation will identify how Cranial fits into the current ecosystem of Data Science & Engineering platforms, comparing and contrasting to Airflow, Spark, Tensorflow, and related technologies. We'll give an overview of the capabilities provided and how to use them to solve common problems, and walk through the specific implementation of the Tribune Content Recommendation System with Cranial and Tensorflow. Finally, we'll discuss future goals of the Cranial project and how users can shape its future direction.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman

Manager & Data engineering, mPulse Mobile
Matt is currently the Manager of Data Engineering at mPulse Mobile, a company providing innovative messaging solutions to Health Care providers. Previously, Matt was the founding Data Engineer for Tribune Interactive’s Data Science team, designing and implementing an in-house News... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom # 406

4:00pm

Machine, Stategy, and You: AI & Our Future
Big Data, Robotics and Artificial intelligence are coming from every direction. This fact filled, actionable and eye-opening talk explores the relationship between our strategies to win, the role of machines in our future and fears of machine mastery. The session provides the audience with choices and decision drivers regarding AI and our collective future. The audience will leave with a new found faith in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Sid Mohasseb

Sid Mohasseb

CEO, Anabasis
I am a serial entrepreneur, venture investor, author, speaker, and thought leader on artificial intelligence and data analytics. My book, The Caterpillar’s Edge, was published last year and is being used at universities around the world. The book revolves around the topic of business... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk

4:30pm

AI in Digital Transformation Journey: Make Two Millennia of Live Conversation Searchable
Advancements in AI, which is driven by deep learning, are enabling enterprise companies to transform their workflow. In this talk, we will discuss how AI can change the customer contact centers that record millions of calls per day. The Gridspace Sift conversational search system is designed to search through billions of minutes of long-form, conversational speech data. The core technology allows for complex searches that combine semantic and signal information, and a method for executing constraints on time, logical structure, and metadata. The live demo highlighting use cases will be demonstrated. Also, we will introduce our ongoing work for other emerging problems on our journey for digital-transforming the industry including capturing emotions from conversation and building dialogue systems for human-like interactive voice systems(IVR).

Speakers
avatar for Wonkyum Lee

Wonkyum Lee

lead Software Engineer, Gridspace
Wonkyum Lee is Lead ASR Engineer at Gridspace, working on deep learning for various tasks in speech recognition, speech synthesis and NLP. He likes to write code and to play with GPUs. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University with the focus on automatic speech recognition and deep... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom # 406

4:30pm

Real-time Application of Deep Learning in Colonoscopy
Until recently, AI has not impacted time-sensitive procedures such as colonoscopy, during which potentially precancerous lesions can be missed in the blink of an eye. We will present our development and validation of multiple real-time AIs during colonoscopy to improve procedure quality and eliminate colorectal cancer. We envision a future where doctors can be doctors, and focus on the patient while letting AI take care of the rest. To that effect, we are developing AI differently, with a focus on assisting with the simplest and most important tasks.


Algorithm development is the first step, but making it function smoothly in a physician's already busy workflow is the biggest challenge. Toward that end, we've designed a new system architecture that enables several AIs to run simultaneously in real-time with no lag or framedrop, and have designed the AI to integrate seamlessly into workflow to reduce redundacy of documentation and can be turned on with a single button press.

Speakers
avatar for William Karnes

William Karnes

Chief Medical Officer/ Clinical Professor, UC Irvine
I am a gastroenterologist with a primary interest in colorectal cancer prevention. After several years as Director of Research in the Colorectal Neoplasia Clinic at the Mayo Clinic, I was recruited to UCI in 2012 to spearhead efforts to reduce colorectal cancer burden in Orange County... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom # 403A + Conference Registration + Open talk