Main Conference: Day 1

29/11/2017

8.30am- 9.30am

Main Conference Registration, Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

9.30am- 10.00am

Chair’s Opening Remarks & Keynote Presentation: Strategies for Success – How to Make It as a Data Science and AI Executive.

• Should you be a tech executive embedded in business, or a business executive responsible for new technology? • Realizing organizational change – creating a truly data-centric culture • How can we balance responding to known business pain points, whilst also identifying previously unknown issues and introducing new concepts and methods?

Speaking
Haile Owusu
Chief Data Scientist - Mashable

10.00am- 10.30am

Keynote Presentation: The Natural Evolution – Artificial Intelligence to Cognitive Computing.

• Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are not new in the world of analytics. But now with deep learning and improved natural language processing methods we have the opportunity to develop cognitive computing applications that can reason and learn. • With this technological innovation, organizations can now cost effectively put both AI and CC… Read more.

Speaking
Wayne Thompson
Chief Data Scientist - SAS

10.30am- 11.00am

Panel Discussion: Building a Successful Data Science & AI Function for Right Now & The Future

• The first 90 days and beyond – identifying short terms wins and long term goals • Structuring for success – what form should your function take for best results? • Cementing your place within the C Suite – how can you avoid the perception of being a short-term, fashionable appointment?

Speaking
Sergei Izrailev
Chief Data Scientist - Beeswax
Siva Kumpatla
Global Leader, Data Science - Dow AgroSciences
Amit Bagga
VP AI/ML R&D - Comcast

11.00am- 11.30am

Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

11.30am- 12.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Real-World Deep Learning Solutions.

• Examining a Case Study of Midea’s Emerging Technology Center, in which Midea has committed to invest $250 million USD in 5 years. • The center seeks to embed deep learning into real world products, and this presentation will examine the different challenges and issues faced across IoT, retail, eCommerce and industrial products • Follow… Read more.

Speaking
Dongyan Wang
VP & GM, Emerging Technology Centre and AI Research Group - Midea Group

12.00pm- 12.30pm

Keynote Presentation: Performance Enhancing Development in Data Science Organizations: Tips to Improve Productivity, Efficiency, and Results.

• Effectively running a data science organization takes more than the knowledge of generative adversarial networks or knowing the ins and outs of Spark. For data science organizations to run successfully, they must have efficient relationships throughout the organization, utilize well-integrated systems/tools, and be constantly finding ways to increase efficiency, productivity, and results. • The… Read more.

Speaking
Jared Dean
Principal Data Scientist & Business Knowledge Series Instructor - SAS

12.30pm- 1.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Setting up Comcast’s AI/ML COE: Lessons Learned from a Ten-Year Journey.

• The origins of this recently formed COE stem from the acquisition of a small start-up more than ten years ago • This talk will focus on the journey of this startup from acquisition to becoming the COE for AI/ML and the lessons learned along the way

Speaking
Amit Bagga
VP AI/ML R&D - Comcast

1.00pm- 1.30pm

Keynote Presentation: Enhancing Cogitation Using a Platform for Scaling Human Performance.

• As exclusive partners in artificial intelligence, NCI & CrossChx are proud to announce our Scaling Humans Through a.i. (Shai) platform which is delivered to our customers through our Automation Process Engineering (SHAPE) framework • Our deployment of these capabilities across both commercial and government sectors allows an accelerated modernization of Human-Computer Interaction in a… Read more.

Speaking

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

2.30pm- 3.15pm

Discussion Group 1A: Enabling Your Organization’s Digital Transformation Journey

• Data Science as a foundation for Digital Transformation – becoming data science driven to transform your business model • How can your data science program support wider transformation within your organization? • Positioning the CDS as a partner for success – what relationships are needed to maximize the impact of our own role?

Speaking
Kaushal Kurapati
VP, Product Management - Mastercard
Siva Kumpatla
Global Leader, Data Science - Dow AgroSciences

2.30pm- 3.15pm

Discussion Group 1B: Creating a Long-Term Strategy for AI

• What are the financial, operational, and technical challenges in getting AI off the ground, how should you resolve them? • How does the CAIO act as an evangelist across the business, and convince business units who aren’t traditionally data savvy to embrace data-driven insight? • Understanding the need for both top-down and bottom-up advocacy… Read more.

Speaking
Eric Sheng
Head of Data Science & Machine Intelligence - Lenovo
Amit Srivastava
Director, Research Engineering - eBay
Anand Iyer
Chief Strategy Officer - WellDoc, inc.

3.15pm- 4.00pm

Discussion Group 2A: Tapping the Power of Machine Learning

• How can we best enable disruptive innovation through the use of Machine Learning? • What innovative approaches can be used to identify the right data-set with the right signals to train algorithms? • Will the rise of machine learning lead to a decreased demand for Data Scientists as they are replaced by self-learning algorithms?

Speaking
Eric Sheng
Head of Data Science & Machine Intelligence - Lenovo
Aarthi Srinivasan
Director, Product Management - Personalization & Machine Learning - Target
Yohan Chin
VP, Data Science - Tapjoy

3.15pm- 4.00pm

Discussion Group 2B: Gaining Public Trust in AI

• How will AI shape the customer service landscape as chatbots and AI technologies begin to take over customer interactions? • What are the implications of an intelligent assistant acting as the point of contact between customers and the business, effectively as a face of the brand? • To what extent is lack of public… Read more.

Speaking
Rajeeve Kaul
SVP, Transformation & Analytics - G4S

4.00pm- 4.30pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition

4.30pm- 5.00pm

Keynote Presentation: Spare the Gory Details – Making Data Science Understandable For All

• How can you overcome your audiences’ barriers to understanding? • A picture is worth a thousand words – the role of visualization • Communicating results, predictions, and responses, rather than methods, tools, and technology

Speaking
Bob Filbin
Chief Data Scientist - Crisis Text Line

5.00pm- 5.30pm

Panel Discussion: Recruitment & Retention – Securing Top Talent to Supercharge Team

• Overcoming the Skills Shortage by understanding attraction – what is the key to making your data team appealing to potential hires? • Discussing approaches to developing relationships with the academic community, colleges, and students, in order to deepen the future pool of talent. • What is the key to retaining your data rockstars, when… Read more.

Speaking
Aarthi Srinivasan
Director, Product Management - Personalization & Machine Learning - Target
Luis Bitencourt-Emilio
Principal Director of Engineering - Machine Learning - Reddit
Yohan Chin
VP, Data Science - Tapjoy

5.30pm- 5.35pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Speaking
Haile Owusu
Chief Data Scientist - Mashable

5.35pm- 6.30pm

Drinks Reception & Networking