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Futurescaping Stage [clear filter]
Friday, January 25
 

10:35am

Compère Welcome - Futurescaping Stage
Speakers
avatar for Nina D'Amato, The San Francisco Department of Technology

Nina D'Amato, The San Francisco Department of Technology

Chief of Staff, The San Francisco Department of Technology
Nina D’Amato is the Chief of Staff at the San Francisco Department of Technology, The San Francisco Department of Technology is an enterprise information and technology services organization that supports approximately 35,000 employees and 56 departments of the City and County of... Read More →


Friday January 25, 2019 10:35am - 10:45am
Pacific D-F Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

10:45am

Human-Centric AI: Interpreting and Adjusting to Human Needs in Human-Machine Collaboration 
Speakers
avatar for Mark Bergen, Bloomberg News

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg News

Reporter, Bloomberg News
Mark Bergen, who will be covering Google and some other related companies, has reported on business and policy since 2010, most recently at Advertising Age where he covered mobile operators, device makers and media. Before that, Mark reported from Bangalore, India, writing about economics... Read More →
avatar for Vinod Bakthavachalam, Coursera

Vinod Bakthavachalam, Coursera

Senior Data Scientist, Coursera
Vinod Bakthavachalam is a data scientist working with the Content Strategy and Enterprise teams where his work has recently focused on developing ways to measure the learning outcomes from taking Coursera classes, especially in the context of company sponsored training. Prior to Coursera... Read More →
avatar for Dimitri Kanevsky, Google

Dimitri Kanevsky, Google

Researcher, Google
Dimitri Kanevsky started his career at Google working on speech recognition algorithms. Prior to joining Google, Dimitri was a Research staff member in the Speech Algorithms Department at IBM. Prior to IBM, he worked at a number of centers for higher mathematics, including Max Planck... Read More →
avatar for Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University

Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University

Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Dorsa Sadigh is an assistant professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Her research interests lie in the intersection of robotics, learning and control theory, and algorithmic human-robot interaction. Specifically, she works on developing efficient... Read More →


Friday January 25, 2019 10:45am - 11:25am
Pacific D-F Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

11:25am

Growth Across Borders: Navigating International Expansion for AI Companies
In an industry market by rapid innovation and business opportunity, AI and Deep Learning companies need to anticipate and capitalize upon growth opportunities abroad. In this session, an executive panel will lead audience members to a better understanding of the risks, rewards, and thought processes around international expansion for AI companies. Audience members will walk away with a more complete awareness of business considerations for developing a global workforce, including the rationale for globalizing, ecosystem selection, working with strategic partners, navigating labor markets and more.

Session led by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service:
As part of Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service helps Canadian companies and organizations succeed globally. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service has trade offices across Canada and in 161 offices around the world. We can provide Canadian businesses with on-the-ground intelligence, qualified contacts, partnership opportunities and practical advice on foreign markets to help you make better, timelier and more cost-effective decisions in order to achieve your goals abroad. If you’re looking to do business in Canada, the TCS global network of trade professionals can assist foreign companies in making Canada their next investment destination.

Speakers
avatar for Jon French

Jon French

Senior Director of Global Recruitment, Community & Alumni, NEXT Canada
Jon joined The Next 36 (now NEXT Canada) in April 2011 and is responsible for marketing, communications and recruitment with an emphasis on attracting high potential entrepreneurs to the organization's three programs. Jon manages relationships with prospective applicants, student... Read More →
avatar for Ram Shanmugam, AutonomIQ

Ram Shanmugam, AutonomIQ

Co-founder, CEO and President, AutonomIQ
Ram Shanmugam is the co-founder and CEO of AutonomIQ, a company focusing on using AI, machine learning and deep learning innovations to deliver autonomous testing and dev-ops solutions. Ram is a serial entrepreneur, and most recently, he was the co-founder and CEO of appOrbit. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Lloyed Lobo, Boast.AI

Lloyed Lobo, Boast.AI

Co-Founder, Boast.AI
Lloyed is the co-founder of Boast.AI which helps businesses automate the complicated process of claiming R&D incentives from the government. At Boast, Lloyed is responsible for growth, go-to-market and new product strategy. Lloyed is also the cofounder of Traction which brings together... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Hamilton, Ross Intelligence

Thomas Hamilton, Ross Intelligence

VP, Legal Strategy, Ross Intelligence
Thomas Hamilton is the VP Strategy and Operations at ROSS Intelligence, where he co-ordinates efforts across the company to ensure that sole practitioners, legal aid groups, law firms, government agencies, corporate law departments, state bar associations and law faculties are able... Read More →



Friday January 25, 2019 11:25am - 12:25pm
Pacific D-F Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

1:15pm

Adopting a Machine Learning Mindset: How to Discover, Develop, and Deliver Automation Solutions Company-Wide 
As Machine Learning becomes a core component of any forward-looking company, how can we engage the entire workforce to help with ML and automation initiatives? This talk will cover how at Square we have adopted a "machine learning mindset" by 1. providing training to all employees (both technical and non-technical folks) on what ML is and how it works, including current applications and ethical considerations, 2. conducting structured brainstorming sessions to elicit automation opportunities, where everyone can contribute what ML could mean for their team or their customers, and 3. implementing a subset of those ideas by partnering with infrastructure, operations, and product teams, resulting in improved risk management, more efficient internal operations, and novel customer-facing product features.

Speakers
avatar for Marsal Gavalda, Square

Marsal Gavalda, Square

Head of Machine Learning, Square
Marsal Gavalda is a senior R&D executive with deep expertise in speech, language, and machine learning technologies. Marsal currently heads the Commerce Platform Machine Learning team at Square, where he applies machine learning and automation for Square's overarching purpose of economic... Read More →


Friday January 25, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Pacific D-F Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

1:45pm

Panel: Should you be Hiring a Chief AI Officer? 
Speakers
avatar for Pavan Arora, Aramark

Pavan Arora, Aramark

Chief AI Officer, Aramark
Pavan recently joined Aramark as Chief AI Officer, leading innovation in data and AI. Prior to Aramark, Pavan served as Chief Data Officer at IBM Watson, responsible for making Watson smarter. He began his career as a banker at JP Morgan, then founded six tech startups which eventually... Read More →
avatar for Robinson Piramuthu, eBay

Robinson Piramuthu, eBay

Chief Scientist for Computer Vision, eBay
Robinson Piramuthu joined eBay in 2011 and is currently the Chief Scientist for Computer Vision. He has over 20 years of experience in computer vision which includes large scale visual search, coarse and fine-grained visual recognition, object detection, computer vision for fashion... Read More →
avatar for George Lawton, Independent

George Lawton, Independent

Technology Journalist, Independent
George Lawton is a freelance technology journalist based near San Francisco, Calif. Over the last 25 years he has written over 3,000 stories for publications about computers, communications, AI, big data, and the Internet of Things. Before that, he sailed a Chinese junk to Antarctica... Read More →
avatar for Alan Lee, Kohl's

Alan Lee, Kohl's

VP of Data Science and Data Science Engineering, Kohl's
Alan Lee is VP of Data Science and Data Science Engineering at Kohl's whose teams are leveraging AI and ML to transform the retail space. He has been in the Data Science field for over 15 years working on AI and Advanced ML applications in industry after graduating from Stanford with... Read More →
avatar for Marsal Gavalda, Square

Marsal Gavalda, Square

Head of Machine Learning, Square
Marsal Gavalda is a senior R&D executive with deep expertise in speech, language, and machine learning technologies. Marsal currently heads the Commerce Platform Machine Learning team at Square, where he applies machine learning and automation for Square's overarching purpose of economic... Read More →


Friday January 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Pacific D-F Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA