AI Executive Summit

AI World Executive Summit

Cyril Magnin 3 November 7, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Mark Bünger
Jean-Pierre Abello
Beena Ammanath
Linda Bernardi
Dr. Michael Chui
Danny Lange
David Ledbetter
Yoon C. Lee
Dr. Neil Eklund
David Linthicum
Dr. William Mark
Kumar Srivastava
Akhilesh Tripathi

This program is open to Monday VIP Conference Pass Holders Only

1:00pm Welcome: Mark Bünger, Conference Co-Chair, VP Research, Lux Research

1:10pm Artificial intelligence, robotics and automation – what an executive needs to know

Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

Executives of leading companies are not only starting to learn about AI and robotics technologies, but actually starting to apply these new capabilities within their businesses. We will discuss how these companies are starting to identify, prioritize, experiment and execute against these opportunities.

1:35pm Executive Panel: 2016 – The Year AI Grew Up
Moderator: Linda Bernardi, CEO, Straterra


– Beena Ammanath, VP, Data and Analytics, General Electric
– Dr. Neil Eklund, Chief Data Scientist, Schlumberger
– Kumar Srivastava is VP, Product & Strategy, Bank of New York

This year will long be remembered as the breakout year for AI, with new technologies and applications growing up faster than it seemed possible to track. Like a teenager who’s just earned the right to car keys, AI’s responsibilities and the consequences of its actions permanently passed a milestone in 2016. Our panel will discuss the significant events that show how AI is leaving adolescence – and what it’s likely to be up next. Join our executive panelists to hear how we got here, what’s most important now, and what 2017 will hold in store.

2:00pm Why is Artificial Intelligence Relevant for IT?

Akhilesh Tripathi, Chief Commercial Officer, Digitate

Through all the hype about artificial intelligence, how is it relevant for your enterprise IT? Why should you care? In this session, we will examine the long running challenges IT has in managing complex business critical applications and the infrastructure. Learn how AI can finally solve these complex issues and transform your organization to be substantially more agile!

2:20pm A Deep Learning Approach to Understanding Critical Illness in Children

David Ledbetter, Data Scientist, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Mr. Ledbetter will discuss how his team applies recurrent neural networks to learn important correlations within the electronic health records of over 20,000 patients from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles over a period of more than 10 years. The learned models predict the trajectory of patient vitals and probability of survival. The models enable a clinician to insert a therapy and assess whether the vital and mortality predictions are perturbed in a useful fashion.

2:40pm Break

3:00pm Executive Panel: Will AI Make IT a Strategic Differentiator Again?
Moderator:Mark Bünger, Conference Co-Chair, VP Research, Lux Research

– JP (Jean-Pierre) Abello, Director, Global Engineering R&D, Nielsen
– Danny Lange, Head of Machine Learning, Uber
– David Linthicum, Sr. Vice President, Cloud Technology Partners

In a devastatingly incisive article in 2003, Harvard Business Review stated bluntly, “IT Doesn’t Matter.” After a decade of treating information technology as a competitive differentiator, the fact that IT had become ubiquitous and affordable to all meant that it was no longer a strategic matter, capable of changing the fate of one company over its peers. But today, artificial intelligence has the potential to once again give companies something that their competitors can’t copy, and can’t beat. But will it, who will do it, how will it happen, and when? Our executive panel lay out the promising points, and a path to get there.

3:30pm AI: What Lies Ahead?
Dr. William Mark, President, Info & Computing Sciences, SRI International

These days AI finds itself in sentences with words like “breakthrough” and “finally real”. There have indeed been great advances in key areas like object and speech recognition, language translation, and predictive analytics. But AI is much more than that. Demographic trends like the aging population and technical trends like the Internet of Things require new ways of thinking about human-machine interaction and trustable autonomy. AI’s biggest impact lies ahead.

4:00pm Fireside Chat

Linda Bernardi, CEO, Straterra interviews Yoon C. Lee, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America