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Wednesday opening remarks

Ben Lorica (O'Reilly), Roger Chen (Computable)
8:45am–8:50am Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom

Artificial Intelligence program chairs Ben Lorica and Roger Chen open the second day of keynotes.

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Ben Lorica

O'Reilly

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.

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Roger Chen

Computable

Roger Chen is cofounder and CEO of Computable and program chair for the O‚ÄôReilly Artificial Intelligence Conference. Previously, he was a principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he invested in and worked with early-stage startups primarily in the realm of data, machine learning, and robotics. Roger has a deep and hands-on history with technology. Before startups and venture capital, he was an engineer at Oracle, EMC, and Vicor. He also developed novel nanoscale and quantum optics technology as a PhD researcher at UC Berkeley. Roger holds a BS from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.