AI & Big Data Expo North America 2018 Highlights

By: Kieran Penfold

11, December, 2018


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The AI & Big Data Expo arrived in Santa Clara, California for its annual North American Show. Co-located with Blockchain Expo, IoT Tech Expo and Cyber Security and Cloud Expo, more than 10,000 attendees joined us for two days to discuss the latest advancements in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Cyber Security and Cloud tech.

North America 2018 was our biggest show yet! With the launch of Big Data into the conference agenda, the show audience attracted new sectors and a diverse speaker line-up with leading brands including Ebay, IBM, Avaya, Walmart, Capital One, StanfordUniversity, Xenon, Mastercard, Boeing, Pandorabots, Uber, Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter taking to the stage.

We would like to thank all our biggest who attended the AI & Big Data Expo. It was amazing to see so many industry leaders come together and share their unique experience and expertise with one another.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for their involvement in the event and for making it an engaging and diverse two days.

Day one Featured Nav Kesher, Head of Data Sciences at Facebook. Nav tackled how to make sense of untrusted data, looking at different analytical methods and tools used to analyse unstructured data, and talked about how to analyse information that doesn’t have a pre-defined model or structure.

Day two saw Tri Truong, Senior Data Engineer /Architect at Netflix and Dhruv Garg, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. Tri engaged delegates with how Netflix users can stream on a multitude of device platforms that have differing hardware and application characteristics that can have significant effects on the user’s streaming experience. The Netflix Device History Service (DHS) is a scalable solution built for tracking devices and their changing characteristics. The session explained why DHS was needed to grow the business globally and going in-depth on the architectural underpinnings, describing the key analytic use cases DHS enables.

If you missed the event, or if you had a free expo pass and would like to access the materials, you can purchase a materials ticket here. This allows you to download all the presentations and recordings from the conference tracks. These are available now to our paid pass holders.

The AI & Big Data World Series will kick start 2019 in London and Amsterdam before returning to Santa Clara in November 2019.

You can find out more about each below:

AI & Big Data Expo Global – 25-26 April, Olympia, London

AI & Big Data Expo Europe – 19-20 June 2019, RAI Amsterdam

AI & Big Data North America – 13-14 November, Silicon Valley