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Agenda 2024

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

  • Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks
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Aleksandra Przegalinska

Vice Rector

Kozminski University

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Panel Discussion: The Next Decade of Gen AI Progress: A Look at What’s Coming and How to Prepare

We explore the imminent advancements in Gen AI that will define the next decade. Delving into the convergence of machine learning, natural language processing, and neural architectures, we will provide strategic insights into the future of Gen AI, with a focus on its impact across several sectors.

    • Analysing the convergence of machine learning, natural language processing, and neural architectures.
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    • Providing strategic insights into the future impact of Gen AI across diverse sectors.
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    • Offering actionable strategies for organizations to adapt and thrive in the evolving AI landscape.
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    • Serving as a guide for industry leaders and policymakers to responsibly navigate the transformative potential of Gen AI.
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Panel Moderator

Stephanie Melodia

Top 20 Female Founder ⚡

Host of Strategy & Tragedy Podcast 🎧 

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Marco Pfrang

Head of Product, AI and Analytics
Adevinta

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Dr. Satyajit Wattamwar

Head of Data Science

Unilever

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Keynote Presentation: Building Scalable AI for Real-World Business Impact

Building scalable AI for real-world business impact is not just a technical endeavour; it’s a strategic imperative for companies aiming to stay competitive in today’s dynamic landscape. 

We address, the critical aspects of scalability, share success stories, and chart a course towards a future where AI doesn’t just augment intelligence but transforms businesses on a global scale.

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Garima Singh

Global VP & Chief Architect

IKEA

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Presentation: How can Gen AI positively augment your workforce capabilities?

  • As AI systems become more advanced and human-like, how can businesses harness their power to augment human capabilities rather than replace them?

     

    In this presentation, we will explore three ways emerging AI technologies can positively enhance your workforce.

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Networking Break

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM

Presentation: Trends in Computer Vision: Applications, Datasets and Models

We delve into the vibrant realm of computer vision, shedding light on the latest trends that are reshaping the way we perceive and interact with visual data.

The discussion aims to provide a holistic understanding of the current state and future directions of computer vision, offering valuable takeaways for both seasoned professionals and those keen to explore the forefront of visual intelligence.

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Presentation: Gen AI and Data Science in Healthcare: Precision Medicine, Diagnosis, and Beyond

This session focuses on the transformative impact of Gen AI and data science in the healthcare domain.

 

We delve into precision medicine, leveraging advanced analytics and AI-driven insights for personalized patient care.

 

Precision Medicine Advancements:

Examine how Gen AI and data science are driving precision medicine, enabling tailored and effective healthcare interventions.

 

Innovations in Medical Diagnosis:

Uncover the latest innovations in medical diagnosis powered by advanced data science techniques and Gen AI, revolutionizing disease detection and classification.

 

Treatment Optimization Through Insights:

Discuss real-world applications where AI-driven insights optimize treatment plans, contributing to enhanced patient outcomes and healthcare efficiency.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break & Lunch

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Presentation: Revolutionizing Financial Forecasting

  • This presentation unveils a pioneering use case in the financial industry, where Gen AI catalyses a transformative paradigm shift in forecasting methodologies.

     

    Harnessing the power of advanced neural networks and deep learning, this use case demonstrates a remarkable departure from traditional financial modelling approaches.

     

    We delve into the evidence-based success story of a leading financial institution that has seamlessly integrated Gen AI to revolutionize its forecasting accuracy and decision-making processes.

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

Panel Discussion: Getting to Production-Ready: Challenges and Best Practices for Deploying AI

  • We deep-dive into the critical considerations and strategies involved in successfully deploying artificial intelligence solutions.

     

    The discussion will illuminate best practices, addressing issues ranging from model scalability and performance optimization to the importance of robust testing and ongoing monitoring.

     

    We intend to demystify complexities surrounding AI deployment and to empower organizations to navigate this transformative journey effectively.

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Panel Moderator: Mahmoud Yassin

Senior Data Manager

Booking.com

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Networking Break

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Presentation: Intelligent Manufacturing 4.0: Elevating Customer Engagement

In the landscape of advanced manufacturing, this presentation unveils a groundbreaking use case where Gen AI serves as the linchpin in redefining the industry’s relationship with its customers.

 

Diving into the evidence-based narrative of a forward-thinking manufacturing giant, we showcase how the strategic integration of Gen AI technologies has catalysed a customer-centric revolution, propelling the industry into the era of Intelligent Manufacturing 4.0.

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM

Presentation: AI-Driven Business Analytics: Unleashing Unprecedented Insights for Strategic Excellence

  • In the rapidly evolving landscape of business analytics, this presentation delves into the current potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a transformative force, propelling organizations toward strategic excellence.

     

    We navigate the nuanced intersections of advanced analytics and AI, presenting a detailed exploration of the unparalleled capabilities that AI brings to the realm of data-driven decision-making.

5:00 PM

End of Day

09:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

  • Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote: Unleashing the Power of Data for All

  • We explore the evidence-based ways in which organisations successfully democratize data access and utilization.

 

  • In an era where data has become a cornerstone of innovation, this session advocates for inclusivity and accessibility, breaking down traditional barriers to ensure that the transformative potential of data is harnessed by diverse stakeholders.

 

  • We will highlight strategies and techniques that have been proven to empower individuals across various domains to harness the power of data, fostering a culture of data literacy, informed decision-making, and innovation for all.
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Samwel Magesa

Chief Data Officer

NCB Bank

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Presentation: Spreading Data Insights across the business

    • Cultivating a Data-Driven Culture:
    • Explore strategies for fostering a pervasive data-driven culture that encourages information sharing and instils a collective appreciation for the value of data insights.

     

    • Leveraging Collaborative Platforms:
    • Discuss the role of collaborative platforms and technologies in breaking down information barriers, facilitating seamless communication, and ensuring that data insights are readily accessible to relevant stakeholders.

     

    • Effective Communication Strategies:
    • Highlight best practices in communication to translate complex data insights into understandable narratives, enabling a broader audience to grasp and act upon valuable information for more informed decision-making.
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Mansur Arslan

Head of Digital Applications

Istanbul International Airport

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Presentation: Selling Data Democratization to Executives

  • A case study in gaining leadership buy-in and funding for enterprise-wide data democratization initiatives.

     

    Business Agility and Innovation:

    • Drive a culture of innovation and enable quick responses to market changes.

     

    Strategic Decision-Making:

    • Empower executives with timely, accurate information for informed decision-making.

     

    Cost Savings and Resource Optimization:

    • Streamline processes, reduce bottlenecks, and optimize resource allocation.

     

    Enhanced Collaboration and Cross-Functional Insights:

    • Break down silos, foster collaboration, and provide shared insights.

     

    Demonstrable Return on Investment (ROI):

    • Showcase a clear ROI model, emphasizing tangible benefits for organizational performance.

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Barriers to Overcome: People, Processes and Technology

This insightful session offers practical strategies for overcoming obstacles and fostering a culture of empowered data usage.

 

  • Dissecting challenges related to promoting data accessibility.

 

  • Exploring hurdles tied to people, emphasizing the necessity of cultural shifts, and fostering data literacy.

 

  • Unravelling process intricacies and underscoring the importance of streamlined workflows for efficient data utilization

 

  • Diving into technological barriers and showcasing innovative solutions employed by experts.

 

  • Bridging gaps and making data more accessible across diverse organizational landscapes through insightful discussion
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Anand Rao

Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication and Digital Studies

University of Mary Washington

12:35 PM - 12:55 PM

Presentation: Developing Intuitive Self-Service Tools

Join us as we embark on a journey into the cutting-edge realm of intuitive self-service tools.

 

Explore the meticulous craft of user-centric design, where clean interfaces and interactive visualizations converge with NLP.

 

Immerse yourself as we delve into the intricacies of creating scalable architectures, ensuring optimal performance for dynamic data landscapes.

 

Engage with experts who unravel the power of AI-driven suggestions and continuous feedback loops, driving iterative enhancements for an unparalleled user experience.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Break & Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Panel Discussion: ITN Business Presents 'AI & Big Data - Empowering Tomorrow'

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Presentation: No-Code Tools Revolutionizing Analytics

Uncover the transformative impact of no-code tools in democratizing analytics.

Learn how these tools empower non-technical users to extract meaningful insights, fostering a data-driven culture across diverse organizational landscapes.

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation: Governance Through Smart Data Literacy

Delve into the realm of smart data literacy solutions, providing governance frameworks for democratized data.

Witness how these technologies ensure responsible data usage, compliance, and seamless collaboration while enhancing organizational data literacy.

3:30 PM - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation: Live context - The Missing Piece in Gen AI Applications

Generative AI has created a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity for companies in every industry.

In this session, we dive into the world of vector databases that make generative AI possible.

Plus, how to choose from among open and proprietary LLMs (such as Llama-3, Gemini, and Claude 3) and vector databases while not adding costs and complexity to your data infrastructure.

4:35PM - 4:55 PM

Presentation: Beyond autocomplete

How can AI improve productivity in enterprise engineering organisations?

Over the past few years, autocompletion products like GitHub Copilot have become a staple in the development workflow.

These tools can help developers save time and effort by providing code snippets and suggestions for common tasks.

However, it’s difficult to incorporate these tools at enterprise companies, and autocompletion alone is not enough to truly revolutionize the way engineers work.

In this talk, we’ll discuss how AI can be used to improve productivity in enterprise engineering orgs, and how it can be customized and tuned to fit enterprise workflows and codebases.

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Presentation: Leveraging Data Utilization for Enhanced Decision Making in the Digital Age

  • The strategic significance of data in high-level decision-making
  • Advanced methodologies for data acquisition, processing, and analytics
  • In-depth analysis of state-of-the-art tools and technologies
    Detailed case studies from leading organizations
  • A comprehensive examination of data privacy, security, and ethical challenges
  • Strategies for implementing robust, data-driven decision-making frameworks

5:30 PM

End of Day

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

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Alyssa Lefaivre Skopac

Head of Global Partnerships and Growth

Responsible AI Institute

 

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote: Ensuring your AI is responsible and ethical.

  • AI technologies are becoming increasingly advanced and integrated into our daily lives. With the rapid growth of AI, AI systems must be grounded and guided by ethical principles. This presentation will explore key considerations for building responsible and ethical AI.

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Presentation: AI for Good: Social Impact and Ethics

  • Explore the transformative potential of AI in contributing to societal welfare.

 

  • Delve into ethical considerations, emphasizing transparency, fairness, and accountability.

 

  • Engage with real-world applications showcasing AI initiatives addressing critical global challenges for social good.

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Networking Break

11:50 PM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Ethical Considerations in Gen AI and Data Science: Navigating Complex Terrain

  • This session critically examines the ethical dimensions inherent in the intersection of Gen AI and data science.

 

  • We explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding responsible AI deployment, focusing on ensuring fairness, transparency, and accountability in data-driven decision-making processes.

 

  • We will deliver insights into navigating the intricate ethical terrain of Gen AI and data science, crucial for fostering trust and sustaining the societal impact of these technologies.
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Moderator

Rob Hockey

Senior Information Security Consultant

Zurich Insurance

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM

Presentation: Security Challenges in the Era of Gen AI and Data Science: Safeguarding Intelligent Systems

  • This session delves into the evolving security landscape shaped by the integration of Gen AI and data science.

 

  • We explore the unique challenges posed by intelligent systems, emphasizing the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive data.

 

  • We will highlight proactive strategies and cutting-edge technologies designed to mitigate risks, ensuring the secure deployment of Gen AI and data science applications.

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Networking Break & Lunch

2:05 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Mitigating Bias and Promoting Fairness in AI Systems

We will provide a comprehensive roadmap for addressing inherent challenges in AI deployments. Looking into the critical intersection of technology and ethics, the discussion explores strategies to identify and rectify biases in machine learning models, fostering fair and equitable outcomes.

Algorithmic Fairness Frameworks:

Explore established frameworks and methodologies designed to assess and enhance the fairness of algorithms, ensuring equitable outcomes across diverse user groups.

Transparency and Explainability:

Highlight the importance of transparency and explainability in AI systems, empowering organizations to understand, communicate, and rectify potential biases effectively.

Continuous Monitoring and Iterative Improvement:

Stress the significance of implementing continuous monitoring mechanisms to detect and rectify biases over time, fostering a commitment to ongoing improvement in AI system fairness.

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Moderator

Sundas Jabeen

Frontend Engineer

Volvo

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Dr Anandhi Vivek Dhukaram

Chief Responsible AI & Data Officer

Esdha – Responsible AI Literacy Training for EU AI Act

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Presentation: AI and Data Governance: Mastering the Intersection of Innovation and Regulation

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to transform industries and drive innovation, the importance of robust data governance frameworks becomes increasingly critical.

This presentation explores the dynamic interplay between AI advancements and data governance, highlighting key challenges and opportunities.

We will delve into the essential principles of data governance, including data quality, privacy, and security, and examine how these principles must evolve to address the unique demands of AI technologies.

Additionally, we will discuss regulatory landscapes and ethical considerations that shape the responsible development and deployment of AI systems.

Attendees will gain insights into best practices for implementing effective data governance strategies that support AI initiatives while ensuring compliance and fostering trust.

03:15 PM - 3:25 PM

Presentation: Navigating Data Privacy Regulations - GDPR, CCPA and Beyond

Delving into the complexities of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the broader spectrum of data protection frameworks, this session equips organizations with insights to navigate and comply with these stringent regulations.

The discussion extends beyond mere compliance, addressing the strategic implications of privacy regulations on business operations, customer trust, and global data governance.

3:25 PM

End of Day

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote: Strategic Insights for Advanced AI Integration in Established Enterprises

Delve into advanced strategies and crucial considerations tailored for enterprises deeply immersed in their AI integration journey.

 

This presentation goes beyond the basics, offering nuanced insights and case studies from successful AI implementations.

 

Gain actionable intelligence for refining existing AI strategies, optimizing operations, and elevating overall business gains in well-established enterprises.

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Presentation: AI and Business Innovation: Navigating Cultural Shifts for Success

Delve into the critical role of cultural transformation in AI success. Explore how organizations can foster a culture of innovation, data literacy, and adaptability, ensuring that AI becomes a catalyst for continuous business innovation and growth.

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation: Using AI to Drive Growth in a Regulated Industry

  • Delve into tailored AI strategies for growth in regulated sectors, examining successful case studies that highlight risk assessment, fraud reduction, and enhanced customer experiences.

 

  • Gain insights into the seamless intersection of AI and regulatory compliance, utilizing AI as a catalyst for improved risk management and a comprehensive view of customers.

 

  • Uncover innovative approaches that not only drive growth but also address specific regulatory requirements.

11:45 PM - 12:15 PM

Morning Networking

12:15 PM - 12:55 PM

Panel Discussion: MLOps Excellence: Best Practices for Managing Data, Models, and Integrations

Engage with MLOps experts in a panel discussion focused on best practices for managing the entire lifecycle of machine learning operations.

 

From data management to model deployment and integration, gain insights into creating a robust MLOps framework for sustained AI success.

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Panel Moderator

Armand Angeli

Vice-President of International & Digital Transformation Groups – RPA/Artificial Intelligence

DFCG

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation: Mastering MLOps: Advanced Components and Best Practices for Data and AI Pioneers

Embark on a journey to mastery in MLOps as we delve into advanced components and best practices tailored for data and AI pioneers.

Uncover the intricate details that define a robust MLOps foundation, empowering your organization to streamline processes, excel in data management, and achieve unparalleled scalability.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Break & Lunch

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Panel Discussion: Scaling AI Excellence: Crafting an MLOps Foundation for Seamless Enterprise Growth

  • Delve into proven strategies for efficient management of data, models, and integrations, specifically designed for enterprises operating at scale.
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  • We will share real-world case studies showcasing successful MLOps implementations, providing actionable insights to overcome scalability hurdles and ensure seamless growth in AI at scale.
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Panel Moderator

Shubhabrata Roy

Senior Machine Learning Expert

Brenntag

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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Presentation: Unlocking Business Value: AI-driven Customer Experience Optimization

Discover how AI can revolutionize customer experiences, driving business growth and enhancing customer satisfaction.

 

Explore case studies that showcase innovative AI applications in optimizing customer interactions, from personalized recommendations to intelligent customer support.

3:50 PM

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