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July 10 - 11 | San Francisco | Hilton Union Square

AGENDA

Transform 2019

Join the AI thought leaders for two days of powerful talks and unbeatable networking.

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Agenda

Wednesday

July 10th

8:00 am

9:00 am

Continental 1-4

9:15 am

Continental 1-4

9:40 am

Continental 1-4

Registration and Breakfast presented by Bold360

Welcome - Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat

Opening Remarks - Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

Vanja Josifovski, CTO, Homes, Airbnb

Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

Julie Choi, VP, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Intel,

Jessica Wang, VP Marketing, Mixpanel

Women in AI Breakfast Recap

9:50 am

Continental 1-4

10:15 am

Continental 1-4

AJ Abdallat, CEO, Beyond Limits

Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

Kevin Scott, EVP & CTO, Microsoft

Moderator: Deepak Agarwal, VP of Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn

Fireside Chat

10:40 am

Continental 1-4

Tech Showcase Demos

Companies: Cognitive Scale, Applied Brain Research, integrate.ai, AI Foundry, D-ID

11:10 am

Networking Break for industry verticals (Expo Ballroom):

  • Gaming

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail/Commerce

  • Finance

  • Health

  • Energy/Manufacturing 

  • Government

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

Using AI to understand style

Fireside Chat 

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Plaza A

Mike Fisher, CTO, Etsy

Moderator: Lauren Kunze, CEO, PandoraBots

The move to ‘explainable’ AI

Panel

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Plaza A

Robinson Piramuthu, Chief Scientist for Computer Vision, eBay, Dr. Colin J. Parris, Vice President, GE Software Research, GE

Moderator: Nicole Alexander, SVP, Chief Innovation Expert, Ipsos

News in the age of Algorithmic Recommendation

Fireside Chat/Prezo 

11:45 - 12:10 pm Continental 1-4

Nick Rockwell, EVP & CTO, The New York Times

Moderator: Jaime Fitzgibbon, Innovation Strategist & Director of the San Francisco Innovation Hub, Booz Allen Hamilton

The promise of Reinforcement Learning: Moving to a more general AI

Panel

12:10 - 12:35 pm Continental 1-4

Ganapathi Pulipaka, Chief Data Scientist, Accenture

Moderator: Joe Maglitta, VentureBeat

How to use AI efficiently across your entire organization

Prezo 

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Imperial B

Deepak Agarwal, VP of AI, LinkedIn

& Souvik Ghosh, Principal Staff Engineer and Scientist, LinkedIn

Building a best-practice AI product platform: The story of Gap Inc.

Prezo 

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Imperial B

Chris Chapo, SVP of Data & Analytics, Gap, Inc.

The massive opportunities wrought by IoT and AI at the edge

Panel

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Yosemite B

Neil Green, Chief Digital Officer & VP of Transformation, Otis,

Mark Chaney, Precision Ag Job Automation, John Deere

Moderator: Mark Patel, Senior Partner, McKinsey


AI at the Edge: Opportunities and Innovation in IoT

Prezo 

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Yosemite B

Farshid Sabet, GM of Vision Markets, IOTG Business Unit, Intel

How to prepare for a Machine Learning-infused future for enterprise process automation

Panel

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Imperial A

PD Singh, Vice President of AI, UiPath & Brian Bond, VP of Consumer & Small Business Repair of CenturyLink

Moderator: Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research

The Enterprise Automation Journey: Lessons learned with E&J Gallo

Panel

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Imperial A

Ted Shelton, Chief Customer Officer, Catalytic & Chad Rich, Sr. Director IT, Commerical Applications & Innovation, E. & J. Gallo Winery

5 biggest lessons learned when implementing AI

Prezo 

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Plaza B

Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist & SVP, Kayak

How do you attract and keep top talent, if you aren’t an AI-first company?

Panel 

12:15 - 12:40 pm | Plaza B

Nick Rockwell, CTO, New York Times, Shelia Anderson,CIO, Corporate Functions Technology, Liberty Mutual

Moderator: Amir Shevat, Co-founder & CPO, ShiftJS

12:35 pm

Lunch presented by Bold360

Expo Open

1:30 pm -

3:30 pm

1:40 pm

Continental 1-4

Andrew Moore, Head of Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics

Fireside Chat

2:05 pm

Continental 1-4

Greg Brockman, Co-founder & Chairman & Ilya Sutskever,

Co-founder & Chief Scientist, OpenAI

Moderator: Kyle Wiggers, Staff Writer, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

2:30 pm

Continental 1-4

Tech Showcase Demos

Companies: Mesmer; Aperture Data; Spoke; Kinetica;
Inference Solutions

3:00 pm

Break presented by Bold360

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The best brand chatbots

Panel

3:30-3:55 pm Continental 6

Piers Lingle, SVP of Customer Experience, Comcast, Ambreen Molitor, Senior Director, Digital Product Lab, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Jason Mars is Co-founder & CEO, Clinc, Burak Arik, CEO of MaxiTech Inc., a subsidiary of Isbank

Moderator: Vamsi Eswara, Chief Technology Officer of Conversational AI, Cognizant

Big picture: Where we are in understanding natural language

Prezo 

3:55 - 4:20 pm Continental 6

Bryan McCann, Senior Research Scientist, Salesforce

Royal Caribbean & Computer Vision: Finding Balance with Humans & Algorithms - Levatas

Prezo 

3:30 - 4:05 pm | Plaza A

Matt Denesuk, SVP, Data Analytics & AI, Royal Caribbean,

Daniel Bruce, Chief AI Officer, Levatas,

David Milone, Project Manager & Lead UX Strategist, Levatas

 

The amazing Improvements in image recognition

Panel

4:05 - 4:30 pm | Plaza A

Jasjeet Thind, VP of Artifical Intelligence, Zillow, Boston Dynamics

Chuck Rosenberg, Head of Computer Vision, Pinterest

Moderator: Cathy Hackl, Futurist, AR VR Author + Enterprise Strategy at Magic Leap

How to personalize in the age of privacy. Case study: Kayak

Fireside Chat 

3:55 - 4:20 pm Continental 1-4

Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist & SVP, Kayak

Moderator: Maggie Rauch, Senior Director, Research, Phocuswright

Using AI to Safeguard Consumer Content and Feedback - Hosted by Trustpilot

Prezo 

3:30 - 3:55 pm | Imperial B

Ramin Vatanparast, Chief Product Officer, Trustpilot

Moderator: Seth Colaner, AI Editor, VentureBeat

What it means to be an ‘All-in data & AI company’: Stitch Fix

Fireside Chat 

3:55 - 4:20 pm | Imperial B

Brad Klingenberg, VP of Algorithms, Stitchfix

Moderator: Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

How Does the Enterprise Respond to the Rise of AI and Edge Computing?

Panel

3:30 - 3:55 pm | Yosemite B

Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer, Kinetica; Neal Oman, VP of Research, HERE

Moderator: Steve Teig, Chief Technology Officer, Xperi Corporation

PANEL of intelligent RPA customers: Major enterprises discuss the deployment challenges, opportunities and wins

Panel

3:30 - 3:55 pm | Imperial A

Herve Coureil, Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric, John Cottongim, Automation Director, Mars

Moderator: Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research

Ethics & Diversity

Town Hall 

3:30 - 3:55 pm | Plaza B

Carole Piovesan, Partner and Cofounder, INQ Data Law; Poornima Ramaswamy, VP AI and Analytics, Cognizant

Cognitive AI – How the evolution of AI is impacting business

Prezo 

3:55 - 4:20 pm | Plaza B

Yonatan Hagos, Chief Product Officer, Beyond Limits

4:20 pm

Break presented by Bold360

4:40 pm- 5:10 pm

Ecommerce, messaging and conversion: Lessons from the leaders

Panel

4:40 - 5:10 pm Continental 6

Ella Hilal, Director of Data, Shopify, Bahman Bahmani, VP of Data Science and Engineering, Rakuten

Moderator: Brian Bagdasarian, Senior Manager - Digital Engagement & Conversational Marketing Strategy, LogMeIn

Visual search in e-commerce

Panel

4:40 - 5:05 pm | Plaza A

Daniel Wulin, Head of Data Science & Machine Learning, Wayfair, Stephanie Rogers, Senior Product Manager, Recommendations, Pinterest

Moderator: Sam Charrington, Host, This Week in Machine Learning & AI Podcast

How to develop and deploy AI responsibly

Panel

4:40 - 5:05 pm Continental 1-4

Margaret Mitchell, Senior Research Scientist, Google, Kathy Baxter, Architect, Ethical AI Practice, Salesforce, Tim O'Brien, GM, AI Programs, Microsoft

Moderator: Lori Sherer, Partner, Bain & Company

Toppling the Ivory Tower: Creating a “Research” Organization for Innovating in a Fast-paced AI World

Prezo 

5:05 - 5:30 pm Continental 1-4

Bharath Kadaba, SVP & Chief Innovation Officer, Intuit

Moderator: Anima Anandkumar, Director of ML Research, NVIDIA & Bren Professor, Caltech

The Path to Digital Transformation

Panel

4:40 - 5:05 pm | Imperial B

Marc Leibowitz, Global Head, Digital, Johnson & Johnson, Shelia Anderson,CIO, Corporate Functions Technology, Liberty Mutual

Moderator: Jaime Fitzgibbon, Innovation Strategist & Director of the San Francisco Innovation Hub, Booz Allen Hamilton

How 5G, AI, and iOT are speeding up real-time decision-making and efficiency in manufacturing, retail and beyond.

Panel

4:40 - 5:05 pm | Yosemite B

Miku Jha, Founder & CEO, AgShift, Janet George, Fellow, Chief Data Officer, Western Digital

Moderator: John McElligott, CEO, York Exponential

Delivering automation at scale: From demand generation to running a successful bot operation

Panel

4:40 - 5:05 pm | Imperial A

John Cottongim, Automation Director, Mars

The big trends for 2020. What comes after AI?

Prezo

4:40 - 5:05 pm | Plaza B

Dongyan Wang, VP AI Transformation, Landing AI

Whiteboard session: Apply AI to decision-making in your business

Prezo 

5:05 - 5:30  pm | Plaza B

Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI, Cognizant

5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception presented by Bold360

Expo Open

Thursday

July 11th

8:00 am

9:05 am

Continental 1-4

Registration & Breakfast presented by Bold360

9:10 am

Continental 1-4

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Overview

Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, Opportunity Hub

9:20 am

Continental 1-4

John Fremont, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Hypergiant

Moderator: Heidi Messer, Cofounder and Chairperson, Collective[i]

Fireside Chat

9:45 am

Continental 1-4

10:15 am

Continental 1-4

Hilary Mason, GM, Machine Learning, Cloudera

Khari Johnson, Staff Writer, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

10:40 am

Continental 1-4

Tech Showcase Demos

Companies: Skymind, Techsee, EngineML, Brainworks, Unravel

11:10 am

Networking Break for industry verticals (Expo Ballroom):

  • Gaming

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail/Commerce

  • Finance

  • Health

  • Energy/Manufacturing 

  • Government

VIP Advisory (invitation only) - location Franciscan B

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

Customer support: Impressive stories you’ll want to write home to your CMO about

Panel

11:45 - 12:10 pm Continental 6

Vishy Krishnamoorthy, Chief Product Officer, Humana, Scott Bajtos, Chief Customer Officer, VMware

Moderator: Julie Ask, Vice President, Forrester Research

Customer journey: Making it personal, but not creepy

Panel

12:10 - 12:35 pm Continental 6

Chris Hansen, Senior Director, Digital, TGI Fridays, Jessica Lachs, VP of Analytics, Doordash, Chris Williams, CPO, iheartmedia

Moderator: Lauren McCollem, Vice President, Marketing, Customer Engagement & Support Solutions, LogMeIn

The latest facial recognition tech, and its moral crisis

Panel

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Plaza A

Matt Zeiler, CEO, Clarifai, Gil Perry, CEO and Founder, D-ID

Moderator: Nicole Alexander, SVP, Chief Innovation Expert, Ipsos

What the heck does it even mean to “Do AI”?

Panel

11:45 - 12:10 pm Continental 1-4

Deborah Leff, Global Leader and Industry CTO for Data Science and AI, IBM, Chris Chapo, SVP of Data & Analytics, Gap, Inc.

Creating a “framework” for AI decision-making

Fireside Chat 

12:10 - 12:35 pm Continental 1-4

Ram Papatla, Head of Experiences, Booking.com

Moderator: Rachel Payne, CEO, FEM Inc.

Using AI for forecasting across your business

Prezo 

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Imperial B

Franziska Bell, Director, Data Science, Uber

Using AI at scale with 100 percent reliability:

Case study of a major defense contractor

Fireside Chat 

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Imperial B

Dr. Shane Zabel, Chief AI Intelligence Officer, Raytheon and Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics

VC Cross-Fire

Panel

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Yosemite B

Ash Fontana, General Partner, Zetta Ventures, Vijay Reddy, Investment Director, Intel Capital, Priya Saiprasad, Venture Capitalist, Mayfield Fund

Moderator: Joe Maglitta, VentureBeat

One-stop shops: How Walmart and NVIDIA are transforming retail with GPUs

Panel

12:10 - 12:35 pm | Yosemite B

Bill Groves, Chief Data Officer, Walmart & Josh Patterson, GM of Data Science, NVIDIA

Moderator: Maribel Lopez, Founder & Principal Analyst, Lopez Research

The new augmented analytics driving intelligent automation

Prezo 

11:45 - 12:10 pm | Imperial A

Ben Arnulf, Senior Director Product Management Strategy Data & Analytics, Oracle

Design thinking around AI projects

Workshop 

11:45 - 12:35 pm | Plaza B

Yolanda Wang, Associate Partner, AI & Analytics - Consumer Industries, IBM & Chad H. Smith, Associate Partner, AI & Analytics - Consumer Industries, IBM

12:35 pm

Lunch presented by Bold360

Expo Open

1:35 pm

Continental 1-4

Swami Sivasubramanian, VP, Amazon AI

Moderator: Rajeev Chand, Partner, Research, Wing

Fireside Chat

2:00 pm

Continental 1-4

Amir Khosrowshahi, VP & CTO, AI Products and Jonathan Ballon, VP, GM iOt, Intel

Moderator: Maribel Lopez, Founder & Principal Analyst,
Lopez Research

Fireside Chat

2:25 pm

Continental 1-4

Jerome Pesenti, VP of AI, Facebook

Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Modern CX: The Impact of AI Across the Entire Customer Journey

Prezo

3:00 - 3:25 pm Continental 6

Ryan Lester, Senior Director, Customer Experience Technologies, LogMeIn

Operationalizing Voice AI: From Hype to Reality

Prezo

3:25 - 3:50 pm Continental 6

Beaumont Vance, Director of Digital, AI and Automation, TD Ameritrade

Deploying Deep Learning 101

Prezo

3:00 - 3:25 pm | Plaza A

Yosi Taguri, Co-Founder, Head of MissingLink.ai

AI for Digital Patient Experiences

Panel 

3:25 - 3:50 pm | Plaza A

Jeff Cutler, Chief Commercial Officer, Ada Health & Albert Chan, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

Moderator: Serrah Linares, VP, Customer Success and Commercial Operations, Kensci

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Imperative in AI Design

Panel 

3:00 - 3:25 pm Continental 1-4

Rumman Chowdhury, Managing Director, Accenture AI,

Lade Obamehinti, Technical Business Lead, AR/VR Software, FacebookModerator: Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, Opportunity Hub

Centralize or decentralize AI expertise? Which one is better?

Panel 

3:25 - 3:50 pm Continental 1-4

Alberto Lopez Toledo, CTO, Freshly, Mike Haley, Head of Machine Intelligence, Autodesk, Al Brown, SVP, Engineering, Veritone

Moderator: Pedro Alves, CEO, Ople.ai

How to implement AI at massive scale

Panel 

3:00 - 3:25 pm | Imperial B

Gil Arditi, Head of Product, Machine Learning, Lyft, Jeff Feng, Product lead, Data, Airbnb

How to take your AI platform to platform scale: (eBay & e-commerce)

Fireside Chat 

3:25 - 3:55 pm | Imperial B

Sanjeev Katariya, VP of Platforms and AI, eBay​

Moderator: Maribel Lopez, Founder & Principal Analyst, Lopez Research

The future of Robotics: How AI, 5G and the Edge are coming together - Case Study: Qualcomm & Brain Corp

Prezo 

3:00 - 3:25 pm | Yosemite B

Kishore Chakravadhanula, Product Manager, Robotics, Qualcomm Technologies & Jean-Baptiste Passot, VP of AI and Product, Brain Corp

How Walmart transformed grocery shopping at scale

Panel

3:25 - 3:55 pm | Yosemite B

Aanan Contractor, VP, Customer Experience Engineering, & Lucinda Newcomb, VP Personalization & Discovery, Walmart Ecommerce

Moderator: Rachel Payne, CEO, FEM Inc.

VC Panel: Trends in investing in intelligent RPA

Panel 

3:00 - 3:25 pm | Imperial A

Guru Chahal from Lightspeed Ventures, Lan Xuezhao,
CEO, Basis Set Ventures

Moderator: Seth Colaner, VentureBeat

How to intelligently automate business process

across your company

Panel 

3:25 - 3:50 pm | Imperial A

Michael Setticasi, Sr. Director of Technology Alliances, DataRobot, Stefan Groschupf, Founder & CEO, Automation Hero

Moderator: Ted Shelton, Chief Customer Officer, Catalytic

How the games industry is building a superior AI

Prezo 

3:00 - 3:25 pm | Plaza B

Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies

Recent advancements in AI algorithms and systems

Panel 

3:35 - 4:00 pm | Plaza B

Gil Arditi, Head of Product, Machine Learning, Lyft

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Yosemite C

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in AI Roundtable

Hosted by: Rodney Sampson, Founder & CEO, OHUB

3:50 pm

Break presented by Bold360

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Wave in Robot Grasping

Prezo 

4:10 - 5:00 pm | Plaza A

Ken Goldberg, Professor, UC Berkeley

Media industry: How are publishers using AI to get an edge

Fireside Chat 

4:10 - 4:35 pm Continental 1-4

Lindsay Silver, VP, Product, CondeNast

Moderator: Rich Karlgaard, Editor-at-large and Futurist, Forbes

Adopting AI / ML and Avoiding Pitfalls Along the Way - Hosted by BlueData

Prezo 

4:10 - 4:35 pm | Imperial B

Victor Ghadban, Field CTO, AI/ML, BlueData

How to harness massive real-time data streams for AI: Understanding mobile customers at scale - Hosted by fonYou

Prezo 

4:35 - 5:00 pm | Imperial B

Fernando Nunez-Mendoza, Co-Founder, CEO & CTO, fonYou

Privacy, Federated Cloud Learning and Digital Transformation Shifts in Healthcare

Panel 

4:10 - 4:35 pm | Yosemite B

Ted Goldstein, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Anthem AI

Sam De Brouwer, Cofounder, COO doc.ai

Moderator: Serrah Linares, VP, Customer Success and Commercial Operations, Kensci

Standardizing and scaling AI in your organization

Panel 

4:10 - 4:35 pm | Plaza B
Andrew Hoh, Product Manager, Applied Machine Learning & Machine Learning, Airbnb, Anil Kamath, VP of Technology, Adobe

Moderator: Seth Colaner, AI Editor, VentureBeat

Semantic Search: Success stories

Fireside Chat 

4:35 - 5:00 pm | Plaza B

Ameen Kazerouni, Lead Data Scientist, Zappos

Moderator: Joe Maglitta, VentureBeat

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm