REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

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Zahra Timsah

Zahra Timsah - Co-Founder & COO, Founder and CEO - Generation Z, Ward Medication Management

WELCOME

AI TRANSFORMATION IN BUSINESS

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Vivek Thakral

Vivek Thakral - Director, Artificial Intelligence - General Electric

Intelligent Process Automation

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Lynn Calvo

Lynn Calvo - AVP of Emerging Data Technology - GM Financial

Driving Innovation with Machine Learning in the Enterprise

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Biao 'Bill' Chang

Biao 'Bill' Chang - Senior Data Scientist - eBay

Interactive Improvement Between AI Algorithms and Business Insights

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COFFEE

AI FOR BUSINESS VALUE

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Adam McMurchie

Adam McMurchie - Head of DevOps - Barclays

From Big Data to Smart Data

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Sunanda Parthasarathy

Sunanda Parthasarathy - Associate Director Data Science - Wayfair

Superior Customer Service with AI: Personalization at Wayfair

OPPORTUNITIES OF AI IN ENTERPRISE

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Hao Yi Ong

Hao Yi Ong - Research Scientist - Lyft

Operationalizing Machine Learning for Lyft's Business Platforms

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Dancy Li

Dancy Li - Data Science Manager - Facebook

AI for Diverse Avenues/Applications: E-Commerce

IMPLEMENTING AI AT SCALE

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Prakash Mall

Prakash Mall - Senior Director - Robotics Process Automation and Chatbots - Target

AI in Enterprises with Specific Relevance to Retail

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LUNCH

INTERPRETING MODELS

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Vinod Bakthavachalam

Vinod Bakthavachalam - Senior Data Scientist - Coursera

Scaling AI in Education: The Importance of Feedback Loops and Interpretable Models in Driving Adoption

AI & PEOPLE

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Himani Agrawal

Himani Agrawal - Machine Learning Engineer - AT&T

Enriching Creativity in Applied AI with Interdisciplinary Backgrounds and Diverse Perspectives

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Kyle Tate

Kyle Tate - Senior Data Science Lead - Shopify

Data Scientists Should Build Dashboards (and write ETL too)

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COFFEE

OBSTACLES IN AI IMPLMENTATION

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Margaret Mayer

Margaret Mayer - Vice President of Software Engineering - Capital One

Growing Pains of AI Adoption: Advice & Lessons Learnt

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Sandeep Golkonda

Sandeep Golkonda - Professional Data Scientist - AT&T

Let the Models Speak: Model Interpreters

THE FUTURE OF AI IN ENTERPRISE

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PANEL: A Look To The Future: Security, Risk & Other Big Obstacles for AI in Enterprise

Priyanka Kharat

Priyanka Kharat - Director of Engineering (Machine Learning & AI) - PCCI

PANELIST

Babar Bhatti

Babar Bhatti - Co-Founder - Dallas AI

PANELIST

Dean Teffer

Dean Teffer - Principal Scientist for Machine Learning - JASK

PANELIST

Clint Wheelock

Clint Wheelock - Founder & Managing Director - Tractica

MODERATOR

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CONVERSATION & DRINKS

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DOORS OPEN

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Lisa Vaughn

Lisa Vaughn - Master of Data Science Program Manager - University of Houston

WELCOME

STARTUP SESSION

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Stephen Odaibo

Stephen Odaibo - CEO & Founder - RETINA-AI

The Intersection of AI, Mobile Devices, and Healthcare

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Chris Fregly

Chris Fregly - Founder - PipelineAI

End-to-End, Multi-Cloud, Continuous Machine Learning in Production with PipelineAI, TensorFlow, and Kafka

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Eunice Chendjou

Eunice Chendjou - Founder - DataGig

DataGig: The Digital Apprenticeship Marketplace for the nextGen Data Professionals

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Mayur Saxena

Mayur Saxena - Founder & CEO - Droice Labs

Strategies for AI Adoption in Hospitals

Tasha Nagamine

Tasha Nagamine - Founder and Chief of AI - Droice Labs

Strategies for AI Adoption in Hospitals

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COFFEE

ALGORITHMS FOR INDUSTRY

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Tian Su

Tian Su - Sr Manager Data Scientist, Digital AI, - 7-Eleven

The Evolution of Recommendation Engine Algorithms: From Association Rule Mining To Deep Learning

AI APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRY

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Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis - Tech Lead - Reddit

NEWS & MEDIA: Machine Learning for Better User Experience: A Reddit Case Study

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Sath Rao

Sath Rao - Director, Digital Solutions for Manufacturing - Hitachi Vantara

MANUFACTURING: Roadmap to Accelerating Value from AI for Manufacturing

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Joseph Michiels

Joseph Michiels - Senior Product Manager Shipping Data Science - eBay

E-COMMERCE: How eBay Shipping uses ML to Improve Experiences

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Julia Badger

Julia Badger - Project Manager for Robotics and Intelligence for Human Spacecraft - NASA

SPACE: Robotics and AI: The Future of People in Space

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LUNCH

AI FOR GOOD

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Zuby Onwuta

Zuby Onwuta - Founder - Think and Zoom

Combining EEG & AI to Overcome Learning Disabilities

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Ahmed Mahgoub

Ahmed Mahgoub - Chief Innovation Engineer - Agrisource Data

Seed to Shelf: Harnessing AI to Eliminate Waste in the Food Supply Chain

FUTURISTIC BREAKTHROUGHS & AI APPLICATIONS

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Laurence Perreault Levasseur

Laurence Perreault Levasseur - Flatiron Research Fellow, Cosmology, Data Science - Flatiron Institute

AI to Explore The Universe: Neural Networks & Gravitational Lenses

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PANEL: Predictions for The Next Decade of AI Applications

Seshu Yalamanchili

Seshu Yalamanchili - Director for Artificial Intelligence Application Strategy - Visa

PANELIST

Amy Gross

Amy Gross - Founder & CEO - VineSleuth

PANELIST

Sandeep Golkonda

Sandeep Golkonda - Professional Data Scientist - AT&T

PANELIST

Brandon Ellett

Brandon Ellett - Global Director - Hypergiant

MODERATOR

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END OF SUMMIT

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Day 1

New to AI and Machine Learning? Time to Ask Q's! - NETWORKING

Networking & Ask the Experts During the Coffee Break

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Day 1

Infrastructure Slowing Your AI Projects? Nuts & Bolts of AI-Ready Infrastructure - WORKSHOP

Workshop with Dave Logan, Pure Storage

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Day 1

Predicting & Preventing Outages with Machine Learning Forecasting - DEEP DIVE

Deep Dive Workshop with Myra Haubrich and Sharath M, Adobe

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Day 1

Education Corner: Exploring STEM & Data Science in Houston - NETWORKING

Networking Break with Rising Starts & Local Tech Programs

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Day 2

VC & Startup Mentoring Session - NETWORKING

Get Your Questions Answered by Leading VC's

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Day 2

Designing Ethical AI Solutions - WORKSHOP

Workshop with Greg Adams, Accenture

*Please note the agenda is subject to change

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