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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

Wait. . .pizza is a vegetable? Decoding regulations using machine learning (sponsored by IBM)

9:15am–9:20am Thursday, 09/13/2018
Location: 3E
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IBM Analytics’s Dinesh Nirmal solves school lunch and the struggle to keep ahead of regulations. With AI tech like deep learning and NLG, supplying meals to California’s kids leaps from enriching metadata for compliance to actionable insights for the business.

This keynote is sponsored by IBM.

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Dinesh Nirmal


Dinesh Nirmal is vice president of development for data and AI at IBM. His mission is to empower every organization to transform their industry—whether it’s aerospace, finance, or healthcare—by unlocking the power of their data. Dinesh speaks and writes internationally on operationalizing machine learning and advises business leaders on strategies to ready their enterprises for new technologies. He leads more than a dozen IBM Development Labs globally; recognizing a market need for data science mastery, he launched six machine learning hubs to work face-to-face with clients. Products in his portfolio regularly win major design awards, including two Red Dot Awards and the iF Design Award. Dinesh is a member of the board of the R Consortium and an advisor to Accel.AI. He lives in San Jose with his wife Catherine Plaia, formerly an engineer at Apple, and their two young sons.