Day 1 - 5 June 2024

09:45AM

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Dasha Shunina

Founder of Women in Tech Meetup

Women in Tech

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09:45AM - Day 1

View GEN AI & Data Science: Chair’s Opening Address

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GEN AI & Data Science: Chair’s Opening Address

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks

. Dasha Shunina, Founder of Women in Tech Meetup, Women in Tech

10:00AM

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Dr Astha Purohit

Director - Product (Tech) Ops

Walmart

Associated Talks:

10:00AM - Day 1

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

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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.

. Dr Astha Purohit, Director - Product (Tech) Ops, Walmart

10:35AM

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Priya Shivakumar

VP of Product

Lightning AI

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10:35AM - Day 1

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

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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.

. Priya Shivakumar, VP of Product , Lightning AI

11:10AM

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Sam Hamilton

Head of Data & AI

Visa

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11:10AM - Day 1

View Keynote Presentation: Strategic Insights for Advanced AI Integration in Established Enterprises

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Keynote Presentation: 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.

. Sam Hamilton, Head of Data & AI, Visa

11:40AM

Networking Break

12:10PM

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Kamal Ahluwalia

President

Ikigai Labs

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02:15PM - Day 1

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

12:10PM - Day 1

View Keynote Presentation: The Next Decade of Gen AI Progress – A Look at What’s Coming and How to Prepare

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Keynote Presentation: 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.
  • Providing strategic insights into the future impact of Gen AI across diverse sectors.
  • Offering actionable strategies for organizations to adapt and thrive in the evolving AI landscape.
  • Serving as a guide for industry leaders and policymakers to responsibly navigate the transformative potential of Gen AI.
. Kamal Ahluwalia, President, Ikigai Labs

12:45PM

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Dr. Bradley Canham

VP of Research

Transforma Insights

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Geeta Vaghela

Senior Director, Product Management

Dell

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03:00PM - Day 1

View Presentation: From Data Novice to Data Champion – Cultivating Data Literacy Across the Organization

12:45PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in the AI Era

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Nikhil Patel

Head of Ideation; Strategy and Scouting

State Farm

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11:50AM - Day 2

View Panel: Navigating the Data & AI Landscape – Ensuring Safety, Security, and Responsibility in Big Data and AI Systems

12:45PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in the AI Era

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Nagaraj Sastry

SVP of Data & Analytics

Encora

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12:45PM - Day 1

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Duncan Ng

Vice President of Solutions Engineering

Vultr

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12:45PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in the AI Era

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Tirthankar Lahiri

SVP, Mission-Critical Data & AI Engines

Oracle

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12:45PM - Day 1

View Panel Discussion: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in the AI Era

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Panel Discussion: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges in the AI Era

  • Market Expansion: Utilizing Generation AI’s digital fluency, businesses can develop AI-driven products and services tailored to consumer preferences, expanding market reach and driving growth.
  • Enhanced Customer Engagement: Leveraging AI enables businesses to personalize marketing, improve customer service, and anticipate needs, fostering stronger relationships and increasing customer loyalty.
  • Workforce Transformation: Integration of AI tools in business operations enhances productivity and empowers employees to focus on strategic initiatives, driving efficiency and innovation within the organization.
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention: Organizations embracing AI attract and retain top talent by offering opportunities for skill development and meaningful work, positioning themselves as industry leaders and driving long-term success.
Moderator: . Dr. Bradley Canham, VP of Research, Transforma Insights
. Geeta Vaghela, Senior Director, Product Management, Dell
. Nikhil Patel, Head of Ideation; Strategy and Scouting, State Farm
. Nagaraj Sastry, SVP of Data & Analytics, Encora
. Duncan Ng, Vice President of Solutions Engineering, Vultr
. Tirthankar Lahiri, SVP, Mission-Critical Data & AI Engines, Oracle

01:25PM

Networking Break & Lunch

02:25PM

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Prasanth Nandanuru

SVP

Wells Fargo

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12:45PM - Day 2

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

02:25PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Revolutionizing Financial Forecasting

03:30PM - Day 1

View Panel: Talking Digitally with NLP

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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.

. Prasanth Nandanuru, SVP, Wells Fargo

02:50PM

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Noorddin Taj

Head of Architecture and Design of Intelligent Operations

BP

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Adhar Walia

Senior Director of Product Management, AI/ ML

CVS Health

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02:50PM - Day 1

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

11:00AM - Day 1

View Presentation: AI Enabled Healthcare – Aiding the Patient Experience

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Ken Kao

VP of Engineering

Rad AI

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02:50PM - Day 1

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

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Pete Pacent

Head of Product

Clarifi

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02:50PM - Day 1

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

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Panel: 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.

Moderator: . Noorddin Taj, Head of Architecture and Design of Intelligent Operations , BP
. Adhar Walia, Senior Director of Product Management, AI/ ML, CVS Health
. Ken Kao, VP of Engineering, Rad AI
. Pete Pacent, Head of Product, Clarifi

03:30PM

Networking Break

04:00PM

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Nathan Goulding

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Vultr

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04:00PM - Day 1

View Presentation: The Five Key Principles for Building a Cloud Platform for AI-Native Applications

11:50AM - Day 2

View Panel: Navigating the Data & AI Landscape – Ensuring Safety, Security, and Responsibility in Big Data and AI Systems

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Presentation: The Five Key Principles for Building a Cloud Platform for AI-Native Applications

From the Art of the Possible to the Science of Achieving Outcomes. In the past year since the release of NVIDIA’s revolutionary H100 TensorCore GPU, enterprises have accelerated the discovery of new applications of LLMs and AI models to transform research and development, operations, and their employee and customer experience. Over the next 12 months, enterprises must move beyond discovery and the Art of the Possible to build a strategy and actionable roadmap to deliver on the Science of Achieving Outcomes. This next phase of the AI revolution requires the evolution of cloud infrastructure to deliver a new, modern platform for AI-native applications.

In this talk, learn the 5 Key Principles for re-imagining cloud infrastructure and building a new global platform for enterprise AI success.

. Nathan Goulding, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Vultr

04:35PM

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Susanne Lauda

Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology

AGCO Corporation

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04:35PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Prerequisites and quick wins for AI on the shop floor

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Presentation: Prerequisites and quick wins for AI on the shop floor

As per Johns Hopkins Medicine, intelligence in humans is defined as the ability to solve complex problems or make decisions with outcomes benefiting the actor. But to come to this beneficial outcome the information on which the decisions are being based has to be correct. The same is true of A/I. Therefore, in Manufacturing we need to focus on the following:

  • Ensure one single source of truth.
  • Provide the right information at the right time.
  • Identify quick wins to gain trust and acceptance.
. Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO Corporation

05:10PM

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Closing Keynote Presentation: Dimensions of Data Engineering – a perspective on data engineering best practices

05:40PM

End of Day

06:00PM

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Networking Party

Ultimate/Gold paid pass attendees, press, speaker, sponsor and exhibitor pass holders will have access to the Networking Party at 6:00 PM.

This will take place at the Terra Courtyard & Evo Courtyard.