Sep 23–26, 2019
Rossella Blatt Vital

Rossella Blatt Vital
Director of Innovation - Machine Learning , Wonderlic


Rossella Blatt Vital, Director of Innovation – Machine Learning at Wonderlic, is a passionate and visionary thought leader in the field of artificial intelligence. She has 15+ years of experience driving Machine Learning strategies and leading ML teams, in both enterprise, SMB and startup environments. Her career began in the academic field, where she headed projects in machine learning that ranged from lung cancer diagnosis to a brain computer interface and crime forecasting. Rossella then transitioned to the corporate world, leading the AI and Data Science initiatives at Newedge and Société Générale before moving to Remitly to serve as the Director of Machine Learning.
Rossella is particularly motivated by empowering organizations to build a strong ML capability, generate value through ML and create high performing ML teams. A native of Italy, she holds an M.S. and B.S. in telecommunications engineering from Politecnico di Milano (which is when she discovered and fell in love with ML) and has pursued a Ph.D. (ABD) in Information Technology.
Rossella loves innovation and machine learning and how, when driven by the right principles and culture, they can contribute to make a difference and create a better tomorrow.


9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 10
Secondary topics:  Culture and Organization
Rossella Blatt Vital (Wonderlic)
Creating and leading a successful ML strategy is an elegant orchestration of many components: master the key ML concepts, operationalize the ML workflow, prioritize highest value projects, build a high performing team, nurture strategic partnerships, align with the company’s mission, etc. This tutorial aims to share insights and lessons learned in how to create and lead a flourishing ML practice. Read more.

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