July 10  | San Francisco | The Hilton, Union Square


Transform 2019

The VIP Forum is a series of sessions designed exclusively for execs VP level and above, addressing the kinds of issues leaders are grappling with in an AI-first world.

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General session: Day One


July 10th

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast presented by Bold 360

9:00 am

Continental 1-4

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

Opening Remarks - Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

9:15 am

Continental 1-4

Vanja Josifovski, CTO, Homes, Airbnb

Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat

Fireside Chat

9:40 am

Continental 1-4

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

5 biggest lessons learned when implementing AI

Learn about the five top things NOT to do when implementing AI

Matthias Keller, Chief Scientist & SVP, Kayak


11:45 - 12:10 pm

Plaza B

How do you attract and keep top talent, if you aren’t an AI-first company?
As machine learning expands into almost every industry, companies are looking to leverage experienced talent from a small pool. How can you build your ML-infused product by drawing on your existing analytics team ? Then once you have everybody in place, what needs to be done to level them up and then keep them? Execs will discuss everything from several real examples of how this has been done, to compensation and incentives.
Nick Rockwell, CTO, New York Times,
Shelia Anderson,CIO, Corporate Functions Technology, Liberty Mutual
Moderator: Amir Shevat, Co-founder & CPO, ShiftJS

12:15 - 12:40 pm

Plaza B

Ethics & Diversity

Q&A Town Hall: Ask anything of a leader in the field of ethics & diversity​

Carole Piovesan, Partner and Cofounder, IQ Data Law;

Poornima Ramaswamy, VP AI and Analytics, Cognizant


3:30 - 3:55 pm

Plaza B

Cognitive AI – How the evolution of AI is impacting business
What is cognitive AI? How can enterprises leverage this advanced form of AI plus legacy subject matter expertise, to tackle and solve real problems in their business? What is the best path for executives seeking the highest advantages of digitalization?
Yonatan Hagos, Chief Product Officer, Beyond Limits

3:55 - 4:20 pm

Plaza B

The big trends for 2020. What comes after AI?

Now that AI/ML has gone mainstream, a common challenge remains around selecting the right AI use cases to create practical business value. What are the best practices-- and resulting opportunities -- that are coming in 2020 and 2021? What will the arrival of things like small data, Meta-learning for reinforcement learning, 5G, blockchain really yield now that AI is here?

Dongyan Wang, VP AI Transformation, Landing AI


4:40 - 5:05 pm

Plaza B

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

An interactive session in which, after an introductory overview of AI-based decision making using Evolutionary AI, we identify some impactful decision cycles within 2-3 of the industries represented in the audience, and scope them out together, visualizing what the decision augmentation for each case might look like for the relevant decision makers? Be prepared for some interactive white-boarding, along with demos of example decision augmentation systems.

Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI, Cognizant


5:05 - 5:30  pm

Plaza B

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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