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

On the road to digital transformation, AI is a team sport (sponsored by Oracle +

Ian Swanson (Oracle)
1:10pm–1:50pm Thursday, 09/13/2018
Location: 1A 03/04/05

What you'll learn

  • Understand why data scientists and line-of-business leaders must treat AI as a team sport


Digital transformation demands artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities that are fully integrated into business processes, but reaching this pinnacle remains the single biggest challenge enterprises face as they strive to become innovative. Ian Swanson explores why and how data scientists and line-of-business leaders must treat AI as a team sport and explains what tools are needed to deploy models and applications that truly inform decision making.

This session is sponsored by Oracle +

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Ian Swanson


Ian Swanson is vice president of product for AI and machine learning at Oracle, where he oversees the product strategy for the company’s AI/ML PaaS offerings. Previously, Ian was founder and CEO of (acquired by Oracle in 2018)—a company that provided an industry-leading enterprise data science platform that combined the tools, libraries, and languages data scientists loved with the infrastructure and workflows their organizations needed. Earlier in his career, he was an executive at American Express and Sprint and CEO of Sometrics, a company that launched the industry’s first global virtual currency platform (acquired by American Express in 2011). That platform, for which he earned a patent, managed more than 3.3 trillion units of virtual currency and served an online audience of 250 million in more than 180 countries. A sought-after speaker and expert on digital transformation, data science, big data, and performance-based analytics, Ian actively advises Fortune 500 companies and invests in leading startups.