Dr. Danny Lange is VP of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies. As VP of AI and Machine Learning, Danny leads Unity’s efforts around AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning. He joined from Uber, where he was Head of Machine Learning. At Uber, Danny led the efforts to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support Uber’s hyper growth. Previously, Danny was General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning -- an AWS product that offers Machine Learning as a Cloud Service. Before that, he was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. Danny spent eight years on Speech Recognition Systems, first as CTO of General Magic, Inc., then through his work on General Motors OnStar Virtual Advisor, one of the largest deployments of an intelligent personal assistant until Siri. Danny started his career as a Computer Scientist at IBM Research. Danny holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has several patents to his credit.
Ashley is an engaged and innovative leader who has always had a deep interest in advancing the public good. Recently leaving her long-standing career in the public service where she was last Director of Data and Digital for the Government of Canada, she has now taken on the role of Executive Director of AI Global, a non-profit dedicated to creating practical tools to ensure the responsible use of AI. Throughout her career she has worked at the intersection of innovative technology and data, and its impact on providing better information and services.
Mark Weber is an applied researcher and Strategy & Operations Lead at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a $250 million partnership funding over 200 scientists making fundamental breakthroughs in AI. Through the lab’s corporate membership program, which he runs, Mark works closely with global leaders across multiple sectors on the creative challenge of bridging fundamental science to real-world impact. Mark’s current applied research includes neuro-symbolic generative modeling for construction monitoring, graph deep learning for anti-money laundering, and supply chain demand forecasting. Mark also oversees strategic engagements with IDEO and the International Monetary Fund. Prior to IBM Research, Mark was a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab and a fellow at the MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship while he earned his M.B.A in finance from MIT Sloan. There he led the development of an open-source protocol called b_verify for verifiable records in supply chain finance. Before his foray into technology, Mark spent the first chapters of his career focused on political economy and development. He produced three documentary films on these subjects, most notably the critically acclaimed film Poverty, Inc. In his personal time, he is an avid reader and an ultramarathon trail runner. Learn more at www.markrweber.com and follow Mark at @markrweber.
Kairan Quazi is an AI Summer Research Mentee at Intel Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Lab and a full-time undergraduate college student in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. He started his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at the age of 9. Kairan expects to enter his junior (third) year of undergraduate studies in August 2020 at the age of 11. To date, Kairan has earned five certifications in Deep Learning, four certifications in advanced Python programming, and maintains proficiency in 19 programming languages and frameworks. Kairan has been recognized by the prestigious Davidson Institute Young Scholars Program and the Johns Hopkins Study of Exceptional Talent. He has been featured as a guest writer in HuffPost and MIT Technology Review. He has been featured in numerous television and print media interviews as well as viral documentaries released by HuffPost, Voice of America, and 60 Seconds Documentary. Kairan is an extroverted learner with a passion for politics, current events, and all things STEM. He also enjoys reading, video-gaming, collecting Pokémon cards, traveling, and making friends.
Peter Grabowski is a longtime Googler and former Nest employee. He's currently the manager of the Enterprise Machine Learning team in Austin. Previously, he managed a data engineering team at Nest and helped build the Assistant for Kids team at Google. Outside of Google, he teaches machine learning as part of UC Berkeley's Master's in Data Science, and is a managing partner of PXN Residential, LLC.
Aisling is a Senior Recruiter at nineDots.io, with almost 6 years of recruitment experience across Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Ishan Jain is a passionate software developer, solution architect and Open Source advocate. Ishan has been working with cloud and Azure for last 6 years. As Cloud Solutions Architect, he helps customers to embrace the cloud to its full potential. The journey usually starts with simple lift-and-shift, but it is his task to show the customers what more can be achieved with the cloud. Today his is focusing more on the AI and Automation aspects of Azure. As Open Source Advocate, he helps customers and Microsoft community at large to embrace the new Open Source paradigms.
Slater Victoroff is the Founder and CTO of indico data solutions, an Enterprise AI solution for unstructured content with an emphasis on text and NLP. He has been building machine learning solutions for startups, governments, and Fortune 100 companies for the past 5 years and is a frequent speaker at AI conferences.
Kieran has over 20 years’ experience working as a Data Scientist, delivering data powered solutions to large global and domestic clients. Kieran has a mathematics and statistics academic background and excels in building and growing data, analytics and artificial intelligence capability, including specialist teams and technology solutions. Kieran is a Thought Leader in the field of analytics and has travelled the world, working with clients across all industries and speaking at technology, analytics and AI conferences. Kieran’s expertise lies in designing and delivering data powered solutions that maximise the client value from investments in data and analytics technology, with particular domain expertise in Financial Services.
Sebastian is a Co-founder & CEO at Statice, a Berlin-based data anonymization company. Statice enables companies to undertake safe and efficient data science, without compromising the security or privacy of consumer data. Leading corporates from the finance, insurance, healthcare and automotive fields leverage Statice technology to safely build value with data assets. Prior to founding Statice, Sebastian developed ventures in IoT, Data Science and Big Data at WATTx, a corporate company builder. Sebastian holds a masters degree from the Rotterdam School of Management, and is a member of the Working Group on Data Privacy of the German Initiative for Artificial Intelligence. He has always been passionate about data-driven innovation that creates value for people and their businesses. He believes in a data-driven present and future, and is sure that we can combine data-based value creation with ethical business practices.
Slaven is the CEO and co-founder of bonsai.tech – a small AI startup that uses AI to learn from people augmenting their abilities in everyday work and finding new ways to get rid of boring jobs.
Boris is Head of AI at Comtrade Digital Services, a provider of software engineering services and solutions. He is responsible for overseeing the delivery of AI projects and the company's AI-related R&D activities. He is also managing the AI Collective, Comtrade Digital Services' partnership network of academic institutions and start-up companies. Prior to joining Comtrade, he was the CEO and co-founder of Ektimo, an AI consulting and implementation company and held various research positions in both academia and industry. He has extensive experience working with businesses who were early adopters of AI across various industries - including finance, insurance, technology, retail, manufacturing and energy. Boris holds a bachelor's degree in Theoretical Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, both from the University of Ljubljana.
Navdeep is currently working as Data & AI Architect at Accenture’s R&D center, with a passion for designing forward-thinking solutions and bringing Artificial Intelligence to individuals. He has extensive experience in implementing the Machine learning lifecycle through production and manage aspects such as data pipeline, scaling, automation, and Governance
Ehsan is the Product Manager for the Investments AI team, a centralized Artificial Intelligence team within AIG. He joined AIG in April 2019 and currently leads a product team of machine learning scientists, natural language processing scientists, data engineers, and developers to create and deliver AI products (models and applications) to be used within the investment team. Prior to AIG, Ehsan co-founded an electronic trading startup that used AI to provide prices within the corporate bond markets and has previously worked on the fixed income credit desks at Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas since 2007. Ehsan holds his Masters in Data Science from UC Berkeley.
Born and raised in NW London of mixed-ethnic background, following an MA in Theology from the University of Cambridge Bilal moved into a career in Youth Engagement, public speaking and facilitation and has delivered hundreds of speeches and workshops around social justice, enterprise and diversity and inclusion as a result. Currently working as a freelance facilitator, infrequent radio Breakfast Show Host and host of Over The Bridge Podcast, Bilal spends much of his time engaging audiences in critical thinking to understand the root causes of oppression and has subsequently written articles for the BBC . As a host, Bilal has had the privilege to work in multiple countries around the world with clients in both charitable and corporate sector industries and has spoken in venues such as the SSE Arena Wembley.
Ivan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Netokracija, the ‘Techcrunch of the Balkans’ which he founded at the age of 22. Forbes has called him “The internet aristocrat” in its special “Generation 2013” issue. Ivan has helped brands like Mastercard, A1, Microsoft and Raiffeisen bank with content marketing and employer branding.
Ivan is the founder of the Shift Conference. Alongside this he co-founded Codeanywhere, the first cross platform Cloud IDE, which now has over a million users worldwide.