Transform 2019


Where? The Hilton, Union Square, Downtown San Francisco When? July 10-11, 2019
Questions about Transform 2019? Contact us at events@venturebeat.com

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© 2019 VentureBeat Transform, the AI Conference of the Year.

July 10 - 11 | San Francisco | The Hilton, Union Square

IOT AND AI

AT THE EDGE

Transform 2019

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

explore the stages

General session: Day One

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

The massive opportunities wrought by IoT and AI at the edge

Here we look at the technologies driving IoT and AI, and the various opportunities they’re bringing at the edge, where cities, transport, privacy, security, communications, cloud investments and everything else are radically changing.

 

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

Mark Chaney, Precision Ag Job Automation, John Deere

Moderator: Mark Patel, Senior Partner, McKinsey

PANEL 

11:45 - 12:10 pm

Yosemite B

AI at the Edge: Opportunities and Innovation in IoT

In this new era of AI helping us in many industries, the network Edge is growing fast. In this talk, we’ll explore the applications and opportunities at the edge where we can take advantage of the accuracy and capabilities of AI. However, implementing AI at the Edge is ripe with challenges, and we’ll discuss and provide examples on how Intel is working with IoT customers from a variety of markets to help enable a new era of IoT at the Edge.

 

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

PREZO

12:10 - 12:35 pm

Yosemite B

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

The emergence of intelligence at the Edge will have significant implications across numerous industries, and the ongoing explosion of connectivity between the Edge and the Cloud will only accelerate adoption and growth. How should enterprise risk and readiness respond to the new challenges of voluminous, real-time data and complex AI algorithms? How can organizations balance the need to protect data privacy with opportunities to deliver transformative products and services? To address these questions, HERE and Kinetica will share their unique perspectives, informed by their deep experience spanning analytics, AI, and location intelligence. They will discuss some of the emerging architectures needed to bring this data-powered world to life and will explore how the enterprise can adapt pragmatically to the impact of AI at the Edge.

Irina Farooq, Chief Product Officer, Kinetica;

Neal Oman, VP of Research, HERE

Moderator: Steve Teig, Chief Technology Officer, Xperi Corporation

PANEL

3:30 - 3:55 pm

Yosemite B

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

We thought the distributed computing trend -- known as Internet of Things (IoT) - was big. But along came AI, and it’s revolutionizing the way data can be computed at the edge, avoiding the need to send everything to the cloud. This is also important because of the need for privacy. And then you add 5G on top, to allow real-time decision making on these calculations, and you’ve got some amazing opportunities at the edge, from retail marketing to manufacturing responsiveness and precision, and more.

Miku Jha, Founder & CEO, AgShift,

Janet George, Fellow, Chief Data Officer, Western Digital

Moderator: John McElligott, CEO, York Exponential

PANEL 

4:40 - 5:05 pm

Yosemite B

5:30 pm

General session: Day two

Thursday

July 11th

8:00 am

9:05 am

Continental 1-4

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

Hilary Mason, GM, Machine Learning, Cloudera

Khari Johnson, Staff Writer, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

10:15 am

Continental 1-4

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

VC Cross-fire

The big winners on the edge and the most important applications being built - and yet to be built.

Ash Fontana, General Partner, Zetta Ventures,

Vijay Reddy, Investment Director, Intel Capital,

Priya Saiprasad, Venture Capitalist, Mayfield Fund

Moderator: Joe Maglitta, VentureBeat

PANEL 

11:45 - 12:10 pm

Yosemite B

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

In today’s hyper-competitive retail environment, speed is everything. From product forecasting, dynamic pricing and supply chain management to predicting consumer buying trends and last-mile delivery, machine learning algorithms are helping Walmart improve customer experience, enhance its operations and keep costs down. That’s why Walmart has partnered with NVIDIA to leverage the company’s powerful GPU computing platform to crunch data at speeds 100-times faster than traditional methods, which delivers measurable improvement throughout the enterprise. Join Walmart Chief Data Officer, Bill Groves, and NVIDIA GM of Data Science, Josh Patterson, in a fireside chat with [moderator] as they discuss the benefits of this exciting evolution in retail technology and its impact on the industry.

Bill Groves, Chief Data Officer, Walmart,

Josh Patterson, GM of Data Science, NVIDIA

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

PANEL 

12:10 - 12:35 pm

Yosemite B

The future of Robotics: How AI, 5G and the Edge are coming together -Case Study: Qualcomm & Brain Corp
If the previous decade was the decade of AI in the cloud, the next ten years will be defined by AI at the edge. Smart devices that can perform computation tasks independently from the cloud are beginning to define the cutting edge of today’s industries, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of robotics. Join Kishore Chakravadhanula, Product Manager, Robotics, Qualcomm Technologies, and Jean-Baptiste Passot, Brain Corp’s VP of AI and Product, as they discuss what it means for a device to operate independently yet intelligently at the edge.
Kishore Chakravadhanula, Product Manager, Robotics, Qualcomm Technologies & Jean-Baptiste Passot, VP of AI and Product, Brain Corp

PREZO

3:00 - 3:25 pm

Yosemite B

How Walmart transformed grocery shopping at scale

A deep dive on how Walmart (the world’s largest retailer and grocer) is also leading the way with online grocery by leveraging their unique assets. Today, hundreds of millions of customers can shop in store, use curbside pickup, or one day grocery delivery – and this Fall, Walmart will even be making deliveries directly into customers’ fridges. A female duo from Walmart, Lucinda Newcomb and Aanan Contractor, discuss what trends they are seeing in advanced technology, personalization, and customer experience.

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

Moderator: Rachel Payne, CEO, FEM Inc.

PANEL 

3:25 - 3:55 pm

Yosemite B

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 Bold 360

Privacy, Federated Cloud Learning and Digital Transformation Shifts in Healthcare
Today, much of Healthcare data remains siloed, yet the data sources informative to health are increasing. By 2020, we will use zettabytes, according to predictions, and by 2024, yottabytes. With 5G, connected home sensors and smart health devices, we’ll soon have access to new data sources that previously have not been considered as relevant for medical research. This session will discuss how we can use AI to make use of healthcare data in privacy preserving ways, accelerate medical research, and ultimately lead to empowered patients and healthier lives.

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

PANEL

4:10 - 4:35 pm

Yosemite B