Business and Innovation Summit

Accelerate AI • San Francisco

Oct 29th – Nov 1st | 2019  

Accelerate Your Growth

Co-located at ODSC West, Accelerate AI brings together the leading practitioners, innovation experts, and business professionals that drive artificial intelligence


Discover how techniques from Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Predictive Analytics are driving AI Innovation


Gain AI expertise and learn from leading experts how to work with the frameworks and tools employed in AI


Manage and deploy AI in the real world. Hear from AI management and heads of data science teams on a range of topics


Network with the AI experts, innovators, business professionals, and data scientists building the future of AI

Accelerate AI West 2019 Keynotes

Dr. Anand S Rao
Dr. Anand S Rao

Global Artificial Intelligence Lead, Partner


Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD

Chief Decision Scientist


Michael I. Jordan, PhD
Michael I. Jordan, PhD

Distinguished Professor, ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award Laureate

University of California, Berkeley

Ashok Srivastava, PhD
Ashok Srivastava, PhD

Chief Data Officer & Senior Vice President


Accelerate AI West 2019 Speakers

Hear from top industry domain experts and prepare your company for the next wave of innovation and growth in AI 

Jennifer Redmon
Jennifer Redmon

Chief Data Evangelist

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Peter Welinder, PhD
Peter Welinder, PhD

Research Scientist


Christina Lee Yu, PhD
Christina Lee Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Cornell University

Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka
Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka

Chief Data Scientist


Jason Yosinski, PhD
Jason Yosinski, PhD

Co-founder & Research Scientist

Uber AI Labs

Alex Ermolaev
Alex Ermolaev

Director of AI

Change Healthcare

Michael Zalis MD
Michael Zalis MD

Chief, Clinical Solutions and Strategy

One Brave Idea / BWH Innovation

Shanthi Iyer
Shanthi Iyer

Chief Data Officer

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mark DePristo
Mark DePristo

Founder, CEO

BigHat Biosciences

Charles Martin, PhD
Charles Martin, PhD


Calculation Consulting

Alex Holub, PhD
Alex Holub, PhD



Pallav Agrawal
Pallav Agrawal

Director, Data Science

Levi Strauss & Co.

Rama Akkiraju
Rama Akkiraju

IBM Fellow, Master Inventor, IBM Academy Member, and Director

IBM Watson

Marsal Gavalda, PhD
Marsal Gavalda, PhD

Head of Machine Learning


AI-Driven Innovation

Artificial intelligence is driving innovation across industry at an unprecedented rate. Techniques in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Conversational AI, and autonomous machines are already transforming business. In our dedicated Innovation focus area, hear and learn from leading AI experts and top business executives the inside view on how to transform your business and your career.


AI-Driven Expertise & Management

AI expertise and AI management know-how are becoming techs most in-demand skills.  With our talk sessions and workshops, learn how Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Predictive Analytics can solve business problems and drive profits

Our dedicated focus area around AI Management help executives, department heads, team leads and other technical and non-technical professional understand the management of AI projects and challenges. Topics covered range from building AI teams and AI software deployment to understanding bias, privacy, and ethics in AI this is the ideal focus area to learn.

Training Sessions
Hours of Content

ODSC is the best community data science event on the planet. There are other events that cover special topics, or industries, etc., but ODSC is comprehensive and totally community-focused: it's the conference to engage, to build, to develop, and to learn from the whole data science community.

Kirk Borne @ ODSC East, 2019

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. 

Learning Pathways

Day 1 and 2

HEAR and LEARN from AI Experts on how to apply AI in your business and career

Day 2 and 3

At our solution showcase Expo, EXPERIENCE first-hand the platforms and tools that make AI work in the real world

Day 3 and 4

At our ODSC workshops and talks,  LEARN THE BASICS to work with AI experts and data scientists in a language they understand 

  • Learn from leading AI experts real-world methods for applying AI 

  • Attend our kick-start talks and hands-on workshops to learn the basics of deep learning, machine learning, and other key topics 

  • Learn the language of AI and meet and network with the  experts in person to help you advance in the field of AI

  • Return to your workplace with the knowledge and understanding to accelerate your business and career with AI

Ready to Become an AI Expert?
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Online tickets sold out. Please go to venue door for remaining tickets.

 Industries Covered

Most major industries will be covered across all 4 days

Financial Services including retail banking, institutional investing, and insurance

AI in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Autonomous machines in the automotive, transportation, and logistic industries

Marketing, Media, and Entertainment industries

Online retail and AI as a service

Energy and Manufacturing

Quant Finance, Wealth Managment, and Trading

Biotech and Pharmacy

GDPR, Governance, and Privacy

Expert Executive AI Speakers

Hear from top speakers and prepare your company for the next wave of innovation and growth. Here is a sample of our insightful past session topics for 2019 on Day 1 & Day 2:

  • 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

Day 3 & 4 -AI Workshops & Tutorials

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

Accelerate Your Business With AI

Savvy business professionals and executives are embracing AI to accelerate growth 

Attend Accelerate AI and better understand exactly how impactful AI solutions can reshape your business; learn how to incorporate AI across the enterprise

Case Studies

Discussion Panels

Solution Showcase

Executive Workshops


Networking Sessions

  • Health Care

  • Biotech

  • Pharma

  • Life Sciences

  • Financial Services

  • Quant Finance

  • Insurance

  • Banking

  • Cross Industry 

  • Auto & Manufacturing

  • Retail & Online

  • Media & Marketing

Why Attend?

AI and data science is transforming business. The CxO summit will give you the knowledge and connections to be at the forefront.

Superior Content

  • Hear from top industry executives using data science to grow their business

  • Attend talks, panels, and group discussions to get you up to speed

  • Learn from the best and brightest AI and data science innovators

  • Attend non-technical talks that will help you understand AI and data science

Superior Networking

  • Meet executives from multiple industries engaging AI and data science

  • Connect with the best and brightest AI and Data Science innovators

  • Network, connect, and collaborate with those defining the future of business

  • Participate in multiple networking events, including breakfast, lunch, and evening reception

Superior Expo

  • Attend one of the largest AI and data science Expos on the west coast

  • Discover first-hand these innovative products and services

  • Gain insight into how AI and data science can transform your business

  • View live on-floor presentations and product demonstrations

Who Should Attend?

Business executives: including VPs, heads, and leads from Healthcare, Education, Finance, Insurance, Bio/Pharma, Manufacturing, Retail, Media & Marketing, Energy & Utilities, Government, Transportation, E-commerce and other key industries.

Chiefs and Heads of: Data, Data Science, Technology, Information, Analytics, Strategy, Innovation, Marketing, and others.

Innovators such as: Startup-ups, Investors, VC’s, Entrepreneurs, Evangelists & Decision-makers, and Strategy Executives.


ODSC Events attract some of the world’s most influential and market-shaping publications, across trade and industry publications and blogs.

As AI and data science transform industry and touch every aspect of our lives, more people need to be informed of its impact. Come hear and meet the thought leaders, core contributors, and innovators who are driving this new age of disruption.

ODSC AI Showcase

Experience first-hand some of the coolest AI and Data Science products and services on the planet. Talk to the innovators and AI experts that are driving the field forward. Our 2019 Expo is the gathering place for leading companies and top innovators across the data science and AI ecosystems.

View live demonstrations
Attend on-floor presentations
Put your hands on the latest AI and Data Science products
Meet top innovators in person
Network. Connect. Collaborate.

Previous Accelerate AI Speakers

Hear from expert speakers, startups, and investors; and prepare your organization and career for the next wave of innovation and growth. 

James Guszcza
James Guszcza

US Chief Data Scientist

Deloitte Consulting

Reza Bosagh Zadeh
Reza Bosagh Zadeh

Founder & CEO, Adjunct Professor

Matroid, Stanford University

Gary Marcus
Gary Marcus

Scientist, Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur

New York University

Dr Lynda Chin
Dr Lynda Chin

Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Innovation Officer

The University of Texas System

Ron Bodkin
Ron Bodkin

Technical Director for Applied AI


Amr Awadallah
Amr Awadallah

Co-Founder and CTO


Dr. Kirk Borne
Dr. Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist, Executive Advisor

Booz Allen Hamilton

John C. Havens
John C. Havens

Executive Director

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Usama Fayyad, PhD
Usama Fayyad, PhD

Co-Founder & CTO

OODA Health

Dr. Catherine Havasi
Dr. Catherine Havasi