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O’Reilly + Intel AI
Put AI to Work
April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY
Discover opportunities for applied AI
Organizations that successfully apply AI innovate and compete more effectively. How is AI transforming your business?
Be a part of the program—apply to speak by October 16.

AI Business Summit

April 15-18, 2019
New York, NY

AI will have enormous impact on your business.
Don’t get left behind.

Designed specifically for executives, business leaders, and strategists, the AI Business Summit provides concise, high-level executive briefings on the most promising and important developments in AI for business.

You'll get an insider’s look at the AI implementations that will have the most profound impact on your business. Advice on how to mitigate risk and out-innovate your competitors. Detailed case studies of successful AI projects.

You have critical—and urgent—decisions to make about your AI strategy. Get the insight you need at the AI Business Summit.

Featured Speakers

Platinum pass holders have access to to AI Business Summit Mon–Thurs. Gold and Silver pass holders have access to AI Business Summit on Tues–Thurs. Bronze pass holders have access to AI Business Summit on Wed–Thurs.

Monday April 15: 2-Day Training (Platinum & Training passes)
Tuesday April 16: Tutorials (Gold & Silver passes)
Wednesday April 17: Keynotes & Sessions (Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze passes)
8:45am | Location: Grand Ballroom West
AI Conference Keynotes
10:35am
Morning break
Thursday April 18: Keynotes & Sessions (Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze passes)
8:45am | Location: Grand Ballroom West
AI Conference Keynotes
10:35am
Morning break
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9:00am - 5:00pm Monday, April 15 & Tuesday, April 16
Location: Clinton
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise
Tim Schwuchow (The Data Incubator )
This course is a non-technical overview of AI and data science. You’ll learn common techniques, how to apply them in your organization, and common pitfalls to avoid. Though this course, you’ll pick up the language and develop a framework to be able to effectively engage with technical experts and utilize their input and analysis for your business’s strategic priorities and decision making. Read more.
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9:00am5:15pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise
Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
Even as AI technologies move into common use, many enterprise decision makers remain baffled about what the different technologies actually do and how they can be integrated into their businesses. Rather than focusing on the technologies alone, Kristian Hammond provides a practical framework for understanding your role in problem solving and decision making. Read more.
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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Interfaces and UX
Chris Butler (Philosophie)
Purpose, a well-defined problem, and trust from people are important factors to any system, especially those that employ AI. Chris Butler leads you through exercises that borrow from the principles of design thinking to help you create more impactful solutions and better team alignment. Read more.
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1:45pm5:15pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Financial Services, Media, Marketing, Advertising
Alex Siegman (Dow Jones), Kabir Seth (Wall Street Journal)
This tutorial walks attendees through the steps necessary to appropriately leverage AI in a large organization: This includes ways to identify business opportunities that lend themselves to AI, as well as best practices on everything from data intake and manipulation to model selection, output analysis, development and deployment, all while navigating a complex organizational structure. Read more.
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11:05am11:45am Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Interfaces and UX, Media, Marketing, Advertising
Lucy Wang (BuzzFeed), Swara Kantaria (BuzzFeed)
As BuzzFeed’s content production and social networks grow, curation becomes increasingly difficult. To this end, we first built publishing tools that let people work more efficiently. Now, we build artificial intelligence tools that let people work more intelligently. During this talk we plan to share this evolution with the audience. Read more.
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11:05am11:45am Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Data and Data Networks, Ethics, Privacy, and Security, Health and Medicine, Retail and e-commerce
Deepashri Varadharajan (CB Insights)
At CB Insights, we track over 3,000 AI startups across 25+ verticals. While every vertical has benefited from deep learning and better hardware processing, the bottlenecks and opportunities are unique to each sector. We will explore what is driving AI applications in different verticals like healthcare, retail, and security, and analyze emerging business models. Read more.
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1:00pm1:40pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Text, Language, and Speech
Joanna Chavez (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Cognitive Solutions, the application of intelligent technology and services to empower the user to draw insights from data using natural human interaction, is a disruptive force in the US Federal market and is changing the way citizens engage with data. Read more.
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1:00pm1:40pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise
Larry Carin (Infinia ML)
Duke Professor Larry Carin, one of the world’s most published machine learning researchers, discusses the state of the art in machine learning, and how it translates to business impact. Carin will present examples of how modern machine learning is transforming business in several sectors, including healthcare delivery, security, and back-office business processing. Read more.
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1:50pm2:30pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Ethics, Privacy, and Security, Financial Services, Health and Medicine, Reliability and Safety
Anand Rao (PwC)
Broader AI adoption and gaining trust from customers requires AI systems to be fair, interpretable, robust, and safe. This talk synthesizes the current research in FAT (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency) into a step-by-step methodology to address these issues. Case studies from financial services and healthcare are used to illustrate the approach. Read more.
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2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Financial Services
Andrew Chin (AllianceBernstein), Celia Chen
Overview of data science applications within the asset management industry Specific use cases using ML to derive better investment insights and improve client engagement Read more.
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2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Ethics, Privacy, and Security
Anna Gressel (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), Jim Pastore (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), Anwesa Paul (American Express)
This is a crash course on the emerging legal and regulatory frameworks governing AI, including GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act. It will also explore key lawsuits challenging AI in U.S. courts - and unpack implications for companies going forward. By understanding these trends, companies can more effectively mitigate legal and regulatory risks and position their AI products for success. Read more.
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4:05pm4:45pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, AI in the Enterprise, Financial Services, Text, Language, and Speech
Kyle Hoback (WorkFusion), Mikhail Abramchik (WorkFusion)
Using AI to combat financial crime is more than strong fraud detection models monitoring transactions. Banks follow significant Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) laws and procedures, wrought with growth chained to cost and requiring auditable automation. This session will walk-through a series of case studies that utilize AI-powered RPA that address AML and KYC. Read more.
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4:05pm4:45pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Platforms and infrastructure
Sarah Aerni (Salesforce Einstein)
How does Salesforce manage to make data science an agile partner to over 100,000 customers? We will share the nuts and bolts of the platform and our agile process. From our open-source autoML library (TransmogrifAI) and experimentation to deployment and monitoring, we will cover how the tools make it possible for our data scientist to rapidly iterate and adopt a truly agile methodology. Read more.
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4:55pm5:35pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Financial Services, Platforms and infrastructure
Scott Clark (SigOpt)
Increasingly, companies building modeling platforms to empower their researchers to efficiently scale the development and productionalization of their models. During this talk, we use a case study from a leading algorithmic trading firm to draw general best practices for building these types of platforms in any industry. Read more.
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4:55pm5:35pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Financial Services
Angelo Calvello (Rosetta Analytics)
While there is no doubt that AI could be used to create better investment outcomes, successfully adopting AI requires asset managers to radically transform their existing business models and investment processes. Faced with such possible disruption, leadership will instead choose to maintain the status quo and introduce diluted forms of AI. Read more.
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11:05am11:45am Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  Interfaces and UX, Media, Marketing, Advertising
Kirsten Cluthe (Adobe)
Creatives are always looking at ways to expand their toolbox by exploring new filters, effects and ways to organize their work. Can AI actually boost creativity? Read more.
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11:05am11:45am Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Data and Data Networks
Thomas G Marlow (Black Hills IP)
Three elements will control the AI market - Technology, Data and IP Rights. Leveraging rich patent data, we will uncover the companies with the top patent holdings across the world in groundbreaking research and implementation technologies, gaining insights into the sources and owners of AI technology as well as the hurdles and opportunities that lay in front of those entering the field today. Read more.
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1:00pm1:40pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise
Vinay Seth Mohta (Manifold)
A significant hype bubble is building up around AI that has convinced many executives that, if they’re not already tech-savvy, they might not be ready for AI’s “transformative power.” However, the reality is that AI is just another tool that can help your business, and you’re probably not that far behind. This talk will explain how to evaluate it as you would any other strategic investment. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Computer Vision, Health and Medicine
Eric Oermann (Mount Sinai Health System), Katie Link (Allen Institute for Brain Science)
There is a significant interest in applying deep learning based solutions to problems in medicine and healthcare. This talk will focus on identifying actionable medical problems, and then recasting them as tractable deep learning problems and the techniques to solve them. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Jana Eggers (Nara Logics)
Explainability and transparency are discussed and debated as both required and unachievable goals for AI. This talk will focus on helping teams structure discussions about levels of explainability possible and needed for both user trust and regulatory requirements. Read more.
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2:40pm3:20pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Text, Language, and Speech
David Talby (Pacific AI)
New AI solutions in question answering, chatbots, structured data extraction, text generation, and inference all require deep understanding of the nuances of human language. David Talby shares challenges, risks, and best practices for building NLU-based systems, drawing on examples and case studies from products and services built by Fortune 500 companies and startups over the past seven years. Read more.
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4:05pm4:45pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  AI in the Enterprise, Data and Data Networks
Paco Nathan (derwen.ai)
Data governance is an almost overwhelming topic. This talk surveys history, themes, plus a survey of tools, process, standards, etc. Mistakes imply data quality issues, lack of availability, and other risks that prevent leveraging data. OTOH, compliance issues aim to preventing risks of leveraging data inappropriately. Ultimately, risk management plays the "thin edge of the wedge" in enterprise. Read more.
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4:55pm5:35pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Sutton North/Center
Secondary topics:  AI case studies, Data and Data Networks, Text, Language, and Speech
A case study that details lights-out automation and how DCL uses AI to transform massive volumes of confidential disparate data into searchable and structured information. Considerations for architecting a solution that processes a continuous flow of 5M+ “pages” of complex work units. Read more.
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4:55pm5:35pm Thursday, April 18, 2019
Location: Mercury Ballroom
Secondary topics:  Edge computing and Hardware
Jennifer Fernick (Scotiabank / Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo )
Quantum computers will enable us to efficiently compute things never thought possible - how will this impact artificial intelligence? In this talk, attendees will learn to filter signal from noise in discussions surrounding quantum machine learning by exploring how quantum computers work, what types of AI problems they may be good at, and which industries and use cases will (and will not) benefit. Read more.