Pre- Conference Focus Day

02/05/2017

Machine Learning, Deep Learning and AI for Strategic Innovation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its multiple forms and guises, has huge potential to change the ways in which we live and work . As we all know, AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning are not new, however, there has been huge investment in the space in recent years and the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to Big Data – over and over, faster and faster – is a fairly recent development. With steady advances in digitisation and cheap computing power, no wonder people are excited about the possibilities.

Join us for this Pre-conference Focus Day and hear from companies leading the way in this space. Learn about the ways in which they are using ML, DL and AI in practical ways within their businesses, to improve internal efficiencies, drive profits, better serve their customers, fight crime and even save lives.

 

8.45am- 9.15am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaking

9.15am- 9.45am

Keynote Presentation: Demystifying Machine Learning

What exactly is Machine Learning? Exploring the origins and current ecosystem. In what ways is Machine Learning different to AI, Data Science, Data Mining, Analytics, cognitive, etc. What are the opportunities and risks for using Machine Learning within your business?

Speaking
Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics - John Hancock Insurance

9.45am- 10.30am

Panel Discussion: The AI and automation revolution

Machine learning algorithms aren’t new, but the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data – over and over, faster and faster – is a recent development. With steady advances in digitization and cheap computing power, what tangible opportunities does this present for optimizing your business and processes? Human vs. Machine – Discussing… Read more.

Speaking
Dany De Grave
Senior Director InnX: Innovation Programs and External Networks - Sanofi Pasteur
Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics - John Hancock Insurance
William Groves
Chief Data & Analytic Officer - Honeywell
Douglas Barr
VP, Digital Innovation - Havas Health
Matthew Holzapfel
Advanced Analytics Lead - Tamr

10.30am- 11.00am

Keynote Presentation: Demystifying Deep Learning

What exactly is Deep Learning? Differences from traditional Machine Learning; current state of technology How does it work? Technical underpinnings; different types of neural networks What are common use cases? Most common applications of DL How can I jump start DL capability in my organization on a shoe string budget? Open source tools, libraries including… Read more.

Speaking

11.00am- 11.30am

Morning Coffee & Networking

11.30am- 12.00pm

Keynote Presentation: A.I. and new vaccines- Beyond clinical study results to real life insights

It took 20 years to develop the first ever vaccine against dengue disease. What are the obstacles in exploring the wealth of data generated over time? Is AI hype or can it really be a tool to augment researchers’ knowledge of the field? How?  What may need to change? How could AI be a force… Read more.

Speaking
Dany De Grave
Senior Director InnX: Innovation Programs and External Networks - Sanofi Pasteur

12.00pm- 12.30pm

Keynote Presentation: More data or better algorithms? Better data, of course!

Collecting more data, and making it available across the organization, has never been easier. At the same time, modern machine learning techniques are rapidly being made available to process all that data. Naturally, one wonders whether to invest more on collecting more data, or on algorithms to analyze it. In this session, we discuss how… Read more.

Speaking
Esteban Arcaute
Senior Director, Head of Data Science - WalmartLabs

12.30pm- 1.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Changing Lives in healthcare through Deep Learning

How can Big Data and Machine Learning make patient lives better? Is it possible to develop sophisticated algorithms that can spot patient illness before they’ve been identified? What would the ramifications be in society either-way? Review a case study on Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and leveraging a predictive model. How can frameworks like Theano, Torch and… Read more.

Speaking
Douglas Barr
VP, Digital Innovation - Havas Health

1.00pm- 2.00pm

Lunch & Networking

2.00pm- 2.30pm

Keynote Presentation: Machine Learning Driving Client Insights for Corporate Banking

Publicly available data on corporate clients combined with what banks know about the clients internally create an opportunity to understand clients’ behavior to serve them better and drive business value. We discuss application of machine learning techniques to these traditional business problems. Machine learning and, particularly, deep learning produces astonishingly accurate results at the expense… Read more.

Speaking
Ivan Sergienko, PhD, CFA
Director of Data Science & Analytics at Global Banking & Markets - Scotiabank

2.30pm- 3.00pm

Keynote Presentation: AI is only as good as the data, and IOT data is King

Speaking
Brandon Bunker
Sr. Director of Customer Analytics and Artificial Intelligence - Vivint Smart Home

3.00pm- 3.45pm

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Machine Learning and advanced analytics to deliver business value

Best practices in choosing, designing, and implementing from the portfolio of analytical methods including real-time, geospatial, machine learning, statistical, and “big data” Discussing ways to operationalize the results from advanced analytics and models and put them in to action? How do we integrate Internet of Things, pervasive sensing, and the cloud into my companies existing… Read more.

Speaking
Ivan Sergienko, PhD, CFA
Director of Data Science & Analytics at Global Banking & Markets - Scotiabank
Brandon Bunker
Sr. Director of Customer Analytics and Artificial Intelligence - Vivint Smart Home
William Groves
Chief Data & Analytic Officer - Honeywell
Esteban Arcaute
Senior Director, Head of Data Science - WalmartLabs

3.45pm- 4.00pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Speaking

4.00pm- 5.00pm

Networking Drinks