Sep 23–26, 2019
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The key to climbing the AI ladder (sponsored by IBM)

11:20am12:00pm Thursday, September 26, 2019
Location: 1A 01/02

AI isn’t magic. It’s still hard work. Having the technology alone is not enough; it requires a thoughtful and well-architected approach. That said, it’s not uncommon for organizations to infuse AI solutions into their business processes while still building out how they collect, organize, and analyze data.

Daniel Hernandez takes a deep dive into the AI ladder and explores how it can provide organizations an understanding of where they are in their AI journey and determine where they need to focus next so they can successfully operationalize trusted and transparent AI throughout their business.

This session is sponsored by IBM.

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to successfully operationalize AI in your business



Daniel G. Hernandez is the vice president of data and AI at IBM, where he’s the head of products for the company’s hybrid data management, unified governance and integration, and AI businesses. Daniel’s team is responsible for the strategy, road map, and overall performance for IBM Cloud Private for Data, Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, Db2, Integrated Analytics System, Informix, Information Server, Data Replication, MDM, Optim, StoredIQ, SPSS, and Decision Optimization offerings. Major releases and partnerships during his tenure include IBM Cloud Private for Data, the Hortonworks, Mongo, and Actifio partnerships, and several offerings that have won Red Dot Awards for Design. Previously, Daniel launched IBM’s data and analytics-as-a-service portfolio and led IBM’s Unified governance and integration business. He made critical contributions to IBM’s core franchises such as enterprise content management, helped acquire companies like i2, Curam, and StoredIQ, and launched and scaled several organically grown businesses. Daniel graduated with a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Dallas and a graduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has two kids, lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, and two dogs, and sends a lot of his money to pay for his son’s education at Baylor University.

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