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Topics You’ll Learn

Applying Artificial Intelligence Across the Enterprise

Forming and Managing Effective AI Teams

Understanding Deep Learning and Machine Learning for Business

Understanding AI Ethics, Governance, and Bias in Models

Artificial Intelligence for Good

Explainable AI and Transparency in AI Workflows and Models

Artificial Intelligence Governance, Compliance, and Regulation

Leveraging AI for Online Marketing, Sales, and Advertising

Cybersecurity and Threat Detection with AI and Machine Learning

And many more topics over 4 days. 

ODSC West Keynotes

Suchi Saria, PhD
Suchi Saria, PhD

Director of the Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab, John C. Malone Endowed Chair, Founder of Bayesian Health, MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Johns Hopkins University

Jeannette M. Wing, PhD
Jeannette M. Wing, PhD

Avanessians Director & Prof. of Computer Science, Former CVP of Microsoft Research, Former Asst. Dir. of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at NSF, Former Dean & Head of the Department of CS at CMU

Columbia University

Ion Stoica, PhD
Ion Stoica, PhD

Professor of Computer Science, Head of RISELab. Co-founder of Anyscale, Databricks, and Conviva Networks, ACM Fellow, SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award (2015), SIGCOMM Test of Time Award (2011)

UC Berkeley

Raluca Ada Popa, PhD
Raluca Ada Popa, PhD

Cybersecurity & Applied Cryptography Professor, MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35, Recipient of Intel Early Career Faculty Honor award, George M. Sprowls Award for best MIT CS doctoral thesis, Co-founder of PreVeil

UC Berkeley

Zoubin Ghahramani, PhD
Zoubin Ghahramani, PhD

Chief Scientist, Founding Director of the AlanTuring Institute, Prof. of Information Engineering & Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Fellow of St John's College Cambridge and of the Royal Society

Uber | The University of Cambridge

Azalia Mirhoseini, PhD
Azalia Mirhoseini, PhD

Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain. Advisor at Cmorq. Co-founder Machine Learning for Systems Moonshot at Brain focusing on Deep RL. MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 Award

Google Brain

Marinela Profi
Marinela Profi

Global Strategist for AI, Global Ambassador for the Women Tech Network, Author of “Mastering Model Lifecycle Orchestration: An interactive guide”

SAS

John Montgomery
John Montgomery

Corporate Vice President, Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure AI Lead, Former Chief Information Office at Imagine Publishing, Author at Visual Studio

Microsoft

Ben Taylor,PhD
Ben Taylor,PhD

Chief AI Evangelist, Deep Learning & HPC Expert, Co-founder & Chief Scientist at Zeff.ai, Former Chief Scientist at HireVue, ProductCraft Contributor

DataRobot

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Confirmed Sessions

Please see full details of confirmed sessions and presenters below. Confirmed session times will be updated in the coming weeks.

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October 28th
October 28th
10:05 - 10:35
Overcoming Obstacles to AI Execution: Trust, Scale, and Reasoning

Business Talk | Finance

 

Corporate survey data indicate consensus on the importance of AI for competitive advantage, but only a small fraction of companies are actually executing on AI in their core businesses. This is partially due to fundamental limitations of the technology on key business requirements. Can we trust AI models? Can we scale them? Can we use them flexibly for higher order problem solving? These challenges motivate AI scientists at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, who work with member companies to convert fundamental research to real-world impact. In this presentation, MIT-IBM Strategy & Operations Lead and business program leader Mark Weber will review the latest advancements in AI robustness, scalability, and fluid intelligence as they relate to opportunities in business applicationsmore details

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Mark Weber
Applied Research Scientist | MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
11:15 - 11:45
A Human-Machine Collaboration Built on Trust and Accountability

Business Talk | Ai for Machines

 

As humans and AI technologies collaborate more closely than ever before in crucial areas of economy and everyday lives, there is a need to establish accountability for joint action taken based on trust, human values, engineering principles and societal ethics. For examples: AI systems need to prime humans to take over before they reach their limits of design; humans should be able to ask AI systems to explain their suggestions before accepting them...more details

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Dr. Biplav Srivastava
Professor | AI Institute, University of South Carolina
12:15 - 12:45
Business Skills for Data Scientists

Business Talk | Management

 

Many data science trainings focus on the technical skills needed to build a model or pipeline. But much of our effectiveness as data scientists comes down to the meta-skills needed to work effectively in a business setting — from choosing the right projects to communicating the value of our work. These skills compound the value of programming and statistical skills. In this talk, I’ll review best practices for data scientists that are working within a business or other non-academic organization...more details

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Liz Sander, PhD
Lead Data Scientist | Civis Analytics
12:45 - 13:15
How Google Uses AI and Machine Learning in the Enterprise

Business Talk | Machines

 

In this session Rich Dutton, the head of Enterprise AI at Google and an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University (formerly of Microsoft and Barclays), will give an overview of the work done by his team in applying AI techniques to running the business of Google or other businesses...more details

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Rich Dutton
Head of Corporate Engineering | Google
13:25 - 13:55
Strategies for Building AI-ready Data Sources and (Semi)autonomous Reasoning Agents Operating on Top of Them

Business Talk | Machines

 

Here, we present a prototype Translator framework and architecture, which we have developed for integrating semantically, annotated Knowledge Sources (over 40) and for creating a data platform to support automated reasoning and serendipitous discovery of new ‘facts’ or interesting and testable hypotheses. We also discuss the strategies of how to integrate and provide high-value AI-ready data sources as well as how to develop (semi) autonomous reasoning agents that would advance reasoning through innovative uses of these knowledge sources…more details

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Marcin von Grotthuss, PhD
Senior Computational Scientist | The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
14:00 - 14:30
Change-Makers Who are Transforming Insurance with AI

Panel | Insurance

 

Panel will engage thought leaders in the insurance space to discuss challenges and opportunities to transform the insurance industry leveraging AI and data science...more details

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Charlie Sidoti
Executive Director | Innovation Underwriters
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Bill Keogh
Former Chairman and CEO | Advisen
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Stan Smith
CEO | GradientAI
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Sears Merritt
Head of Data, Strategy and Architecture | Massmutual
14:35 - 15:05
Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Financial Applications

Business Talk | Finance

 

This talk will outline applications of reinforcement learning (RL) and inverse reinforcement learning (IRL) to classical problems of quantitative finance such as portfolio optimization, wealth management and option pricing. In addition to discussing RL and IRL as computational tools, I also outline their use for theoretical research into the dynamics of financial markets. In particular, I discuss how an IRL-based view of market dynamics produces new financial models with non-linear dynamics, which are able to capture market crashes and corporate defaults...more details

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Igor Halperin, PhD
AI Asset Management | Fidelity Investments
15:10 - 15:40
Solving Real-life Challenges in Detecting Cognitive Diseases from Speech using ML

Business Talk | Healthcare

 

Machine learning (ML) has great potential in detecting cognitive, mental and functional health disorders from speech, as acoustic properties of speech and corresponding patterns in language are modified by a wide variety of health-related effects. However, there exist many real-life problems that make developing ML models a challenging task. In this talk, I will discuss some of the common challenges researchers are dealing with when developing ML models, such as the lack of appropriate training data, absence of labels, effects of automatic speech recognition, limitations of English-only models and the lack of interpretability. I will explain how these challenges affect the quality and performance of existing ML models used to detect cognitive diseases from speech and will present novel solutions we are developing at Winterlight Labs to deal with them...more details

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Jekaterina Novikova, PhD
Director of Machine Learning | WinterLight Labs
15:45 - 16:30
Jupyter as an Enterprise “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Analytic Platform

Business Talk | Management

 

The space between business and engineering functions in a large enterprise creates room for inefficiencies to grow. While large-scale corporate engineering is best left to the professionals, the traditional requirement-submission and solution-delivery process doesn’t meet the needs of the new analytic speed and scale required in highly dynamic and diverse organizations. A better approach is to empower those closest to the analytics work: business analysts with formidable knowledge of the domain. Python’s continued adoption and support, combined with easy-access platforms like Jupyter, provides a powerful opportunity to put analytic development and data science capability directly in the hands of the business analysts. Technical solutions alone, however, aren’t sufficient. Organizations also need to develop the right outreach, training, and support mechanisms to properly pair technical advances with the operational needs of their workforces…more details

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Dave Stuart
Senior Executive / Technical Leader | US Department of Defense
16:35 - 17:05
Tackling Ethical Risk and Bias in Machine Learning Applications

Business Talk | Management

 

As new applications in AI and Machine Learning enable game-changing opportunities, they generate risks related to ethical considerations and emerging pitfalls. From model and data bias to integrity and consumer privacy, unexpected ethical ‘landmines’ can cause significant harm for businesses, their customers, and others. Companies building AI and Machine Learning capabilities into business initiatives must tackle expected and unexpected ethical issues that arisemore details

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Javed Ahmed, PhD
Senior Data Scientist | Metis
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Expert Executive AI Speakers

Hear from top expert speakers and prepare your company for the next wave of innovation and growth. Here is a sample of our incredibly insightful session topics for 2020

  • Building a Smarter Artificial Intelligence Strategy for the Enterprise

  • Accelerating Business Innovation with Deep Learning

  • Leading Data Science Teams: A Framework to Help Guide Data Science Project Managers

  • From Cognitive Computing to Artificial Intelligence, the Next 10 Years

  • Democratizing Artificial Intelligence in a Business Context

  • Accelerating AI Development with Deep Learning and Transfer Learning

  • Recent Advances in Machine Learning with Applications to Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Building and Managing World Class Data Science Teams

  • Data Ethnography: Understanding Bias in Machine Learning Models

  • How to Ruin your Business with Data Science & Machine Learning

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AI – The One Skill You Need to Ensure Future Success

Gain proficiency in essential AI skills and accelerate your insights by attending one of our many introductory level talks and workshops. After attending these sessions, you will better understand the basics of AI and its incredible potential for accelerated growth. Co-located at ODSC West, we have some of the best and brightest speakers on the planet presenting on topics including:

  • AI for Executives Workshop

  • Introduction to Deep Learning

  • Data Science 101

  • Data Visualization Workshop

  • Introduction Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics Workshop

  • Voice AI and Speech Recognition

  • Image Recognition and Machine Vision

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