WORLD SUMMIT AI

THE WORLD’S LEADING AI SUMMIT

09-10 October 2019 | Taets Park | Zaandam | Netherlands

 

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“WSAI is the leading event in the world for the whole AI ecosystem”

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“A global force for good, focusing the attention of the data science and business communities on how our most cutting edge tools can deliver a brighter future for us all.”

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6000+
ATTENDEES

200
SPEAKERS

160+
COUNTRIES

10
TRACKS

WHAT’S WSAI?

The world’s leading and largest AI summit gathers the global AI ecosystem of EnterpriseBigTechStartupsInvestors and Science, the brightest brains in AI as speakers every October in Amsterdam.

The mission? To tackle head-on the most burning AI issues and set the global AI agenda.

What’s on? Get ready for two-days of mind-boggling innovation, heated discussions on AI and ethics and AI4good, applied solutions for enterprise, hands-on workshops, knowledge sharing, networking and entertainment with DJ Sleeper!

WHAT’S NEW IN 2019?

New Tracks: The WSAI stage is growing to 10 tracks, including a dedicated hands-on stream for Developers, Ethical & Fair AI, AI for earth innovation, Education, Fintech, Automotive, AI leadership for tech industries C-level and heads of government and a Q&A stage so you can pick the brains of the greatest minds in AI. Exciting!

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WHO’S COMING?

Enterprise Large Tech companies AI Tech Startups & Scaleups Academics Investors  Students

CEOs CTOs COOs Founders Chief Data Officers Chief Information Officers Chief Digital Officers

VP’s Directors Heads of AI Machine Learning Data Science Technology Innovation Applied AI

Scientists Engineers Developers

Investors – progressively minded VCs, Seeds and Angels

MEET THE WSAI COMMUNITY

MEET THE AI BRAINS 2019

CORINNE VIGREUX
Co-Founder
TomTom
CORINNE VIGREUX
Co-Founder
TomTom
Co-Founder

 

Corinne Vigreux is co-founder of TomTom, a location technology specialist on a mission to create the most innovative technologies to help shape tomorrow’s mobility and create a safe, connected, autonomous world free of congestion and emissions.

 

Voted one of the top 50 most inspirational women in European tech, Corinne champions women in the workforce and advocates passionately for improved social mobility through education. In 2018, she launched CODAM, a tuition-free, nonprofit coding college in Amsterdam, because she believes coding is the engine for innovation that is driving the world forward faster than ever before. CODAM’s learning system is designed to unleash talent and open doors to new opportunities, and its mission is to help a new generation shape the future. Corinne is passionate about education, maximizing young people’s potential and social mobility.

 

Additionally, Corinne is a member of the supervisory board of takeaway.com NV and Groupe ILIAD, a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and an advisor to the Amsterdam Economic Board. She was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officer in the Royal Order of Orange-Nassau in 2016.

DR. WERNER VOGELS
VP & CTO
Amazon
DR. WERNER VOGELS
VP & CTO
Amazon

Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale.

Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that target the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held positions of Research Engineer, VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handled the transition of academic technology into industry.

Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

DR. HUI XIONG
Chief Scientist and Head of Business Intelligence Lab
Baidu
DR. HUI XIONG
Chief Scientist and Head of Business Intelligence Lab
Baidu

Dr. Hui Xiong received a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2005. He is a co-editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of GIS (Springer, 1st Edition in 2008, 2nd Edition in 2017) as well as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Data and Knowledge Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Transactions on Big Data, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.

 

He also served as a program co-chair (2013) and general co-chair (2015) for the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) and a program co-chair (2018) for the Research Track of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), two flagship conferences in the field of data mining. For his outstanding contributions to data mining and mobile computing, Dr. Xiong was elected an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2014. Right now, Dr. Xiong is on leave from Rutgers University and serving as the chief scientist of Baidu Inc. Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=cVDF1tkAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

CASSIE KOZYRKOV
Chief Decision Scientist
Google
CASSIE KOZYRKOV
Chief Decision Scientist
Google
Chief Decision Scientist

 

As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on the decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone – Google, its customers, the world! – can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making.

Before her current role, she served in Googles Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theatre, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

STUART RUSSELL
Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley
STUART RUSSELL
Professor of Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley

Stuart Russell is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He also is a leading authority on robotics and bioinformatics.

Stuart Russell is the author or coauthor of three books on knowledge, reasoning, and machine learning, including the standard textbook on artificial intelligence. Stuart Russell is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Francisco.

Artificial intelligence. AI is a machine’s ability to perceive its environment and use that information to maximise its chance at succeeding at some goal. All of the technologies behind artificial intelligence are evolving at exponential rates and are just now beginning to rocket up the curve. Soon artificially intelligent machines will be doing things we can barely conceive, in virtually every area of human business, life, and culture. Few people understand this future better than Stuart Russell, who wrote the standard textbook on AI (with coauthor Peter Norvig), now in its third edition.

Robotics. Stuart Russell is also a leading researcher in the practical applications of machine intelligence. If AI is the brain of the machine of the future, the robot is its body. Robots are taking over more and more functions that once required a human actor, with far-reaching consequences — and opportunities — for people, businesses, and society as a whole. He has focused recently on the threat of autonomous weaponry.

Biological information. As an Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, Stuart has been researching computational physiology, with a current focus on Intensive Care Unit monitoring systems. He is a leader in the development of technologies that make sense of biological data and that apply this information in ways that advance human health.

Credentials. In addition to the positions already mentioned, Stuart Russell holds the SmithZadeh Chair in Engineering at UC-Berkeley and is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics. He is the recipient of many awards and held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris from 2012 to 2014. He is a researcher at a number of research centers, including the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR), the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), and the Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI). He is the founder and Vice-President of Bayesian Logic, Inc., a data analysis start-up under contract with the UN to build a new Nuclear Test Ban Treaty global monitoring system.

RAQUEL URTASUN
Chief Scientist
Uber
RAQUEL URTASUN
Chief Scientist
Uber
Chief Scientist
FERNANDA WEIDEN
Former Director of Engineering
Facebook
FERNANDA WEIDEN
Former Director of Engineering
Facebook

Fernanda is an engineering executive with 20 years of industry experience. She is currently a consultant and an advisor on issues related to scalability of infrastructure and organizations. Her most recent job was as a Director at Facebook where she spent 7 years leading teams of up to 200 people leading the Production Engineering engagements with the Facebook family of apps, Advertising, Growth and Machine Learning. Fernanda is originally from Brazil, and prior to Facebook, Fernanda worked at Google Zurich for 6 years, IBM Brazil and other smaller companies. Fernanda has also been a Free Software advocate for over 15 years, and is one of the members of Free Software Foundation Europe.

DR. LARRY HECK
President and CEO
Viv Labs
DR. LARRY HECK
President and CEO
Viv Labs
President and CEO
SANDEEP DADLANI
Chief Digital Officer
Mars
SANDEEP DADLANI
Chief Digital Officer
Mars
Chief Digital Officer
JO COUTUER
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas Fortis
JO COUTUER
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas Fortis
NEELIE KROES
Former Vice President
European Commission
NEELIE KROES
Former Vice President
European Commission
Former Vice President

Neelie Kroes has served as a Director since May 2016. Ms. Kroes is the former Vice President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Competition and European Commission for Digital Agenda. Ms. Kroes served as Commissioner for Competition from 2004 to 2010 and as Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms. Kroes served in the Dutch House of Representatives and as State Secretary and Cabinet Minister.

She is currently a member of the Global Policy Advisory Board of Uber Technologies, Inc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a member of the Finance Committee of Rijksmuseum Fonds (Amsterdam). Ms. Kroes previously served on the boards of Lucent Netherlands, AB Volvo and McDonald’s Netherlands and was the chairperson of Nyenrode University. Ms. Kroes received her M.S. in Economics from Erasmus University.

JOANN STONIER
Executive VP and Chief Data Officer
Mastercard
JOANN STONIER
Executive VP and Chief Data Officer
Mastercard

JoAnn C. Stonier is the global privacy & data protection officer for MasterCard Worldwide. She is responsible for worldwide privacy compliance for the enterprise, which includes identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information management on a global basis. Ms. Stonier and her team of global professionals help business colleagues understand the risks and relevant legal requirements with utilizing personal information in the development of products and services.

Before joining MasterCard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the chief privacy officer for American Express Company. She also held various roles of increasing responsibility at American Express, including chief operating officer, American Express Tax & Business Services; vice president, Acquisition Integration; vice president & assistant to the Chairman; director & assistant to the General Counsel; and senior manager, Financial Reengineering. Prior to this, Ms. Stonier worked at Waldenbooks, Inc., PepsiCo and started her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

In addition to her work at MasterCard, Ms. Stonier is an adjunct professor at two local colleges, St. Francis College in Brooklyn where she teaches accounting and auditing at the undergraduate level; and Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy as part of the Design Management Masters program.

Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor’s of Science from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey. Ms. Stonier has been recognized as an expert in the field of financial privacy and has spoken at industry events, including International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Annual Meeting; PLI’s Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law; the Center on Law & Information Policy and Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium.

XIAOFENG REN
Chief Scientist – Autonavi
Alibaba
XIAOFENG REN
Chief Scientist – Autonavi
Alibaba
ANNE MARIE NEATHAM
COO
Ocado Technology
ANNE MARIE NEATHAM
COO
Ocado Technology
PROF GARY MARCUS
Professor of Psychology and Neural Science
New York University
PROF GARY MARCUS
Professor of Psychology and Neural Science
New York University

Gary Marcus, scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, was CEO and Founder of the machine-learning startup Geometric Intelligence, recently acquired by Uber, and is known for his provocative and bold claims in artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Trained by Steven Pinker, he received his PhD at MIT at age 23. His professional research, published in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Cognition, and Artificial Intelligence, has focused on the foundations of cognition in humans, animals and machines, spanning fields from developmental psychology to neuroscience to genetics to artificial intelligence. A special interest has been on the challenge of endowing machines with common sense.

 

He is also well-known for his writing for the general public, including frequent essays and op-eds for The New Yorker and The New York Times. His books include The Algebraic Mind, The Birth of the Mind, Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, The New York Times Bestseller, Guitar Zero and The Future of the Brain: Essays By The World’s Leading Neuroscientists.

 

In a 2012 essay for The New Yorker, he was perhaps the first person to publicly criticize deep learning, drawing on arguments he developed in his 2001 technical book The Algebraic Mind. More recently, in a 2018 arXiv article, Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal, he asked whether deep learning might be “approaching a wall.” The challenges he laid out there were covered everywhere from The
New York Times to Wired to The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

 

In another provocative 2012 essay, Moral Machines, Marcus was the first to adapt “trolley problems” to driverless cars, anticipating much recent research on the ethics of AI. His next book, REBOOT: Getting to AI We Can Trust, to be published by Pantheon in Fall 2019, co-authored with Ernie Davis, calls for a fundamental rethinking of current approaches to artificial intelligence.

ASTRID UNDHEIM
VP Analytics & AI
Telenor Group
ASTRID UNDHEIM
VP Analytics & AI
Telenor Group

 

LEARN ABOUT AI

Learn from the brightest and most influential people smashing through the boundaries of possibility in AI, including all the big tech giants Google, Amazon, IBM and Apple

“DO” AI

Join our hands-on workshops and do everything from starting your own AI experiment to deploying machine learning models to gain insight from data

AI NETWORKING

Enterprise, Startups, Investors and Deep Tech will all gather in one inspiring space for two days and we have the perfect AI-driven networking event app for you to connect with the WSAI community! 5872 connections and 2940 meetings were made through the event app in 2018.

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Sleeper will fly in from Los Angeles to make sure we all keep it real, and of course there is the not-to-be-missed after-party, where you can bond with your next investor/partner/customer over a beer and a dance-off (or just a beer…)

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT

AI IN ACTION – USE CASES Real-life use cases from the top AI brains in enterprise and big tech, explaining how AI is redefining their business paradigms, why and how they are successfully implementing AI, the hurdles and challenges they face, and the resultant impact on their business.

DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS Hear from the world’s leading tech innovators across industry and academia on fundamental breakthroughs in neural networks, evolutionary computation, vision, robotics, expert systems, speech processing, natural language processing, planning and machine learning.

AI UNDER THE HOOD Join our hands-on workshops and do everything from starting your own AI experiment to deploying machine learning models to gain insight from data.

STARTUP, SCALEUPS & UNICORNS Editorial picks of the agile technologists who are innovating at pace and creating entirely new models for AI application.

ETHICAL AND FAIR AI The latest guidance, developments and practical approaches to build frameworks for start-ups and experts creating AI solutions to integrate the ethical consideration of AI and machine learning.

NEW IN 2019 ! 

DEVELOPERS – HANDS ON TRAINING  Get the hands-on-experience you need with training sessions on AI and accelerated computing, teaching you how to apply specific concepts or techniques to your work.

AI FOR EARTH INNOVATION Tackling some of the World’s biggest problems facing land and sea, sustainability, climate investments and energy systems using AI.

AI FOR GOOD IN EDUCATION Real World examples of today and a peek into the future of how AI is beginning to alter education tools and institutions and changing what the future of education looks like.

FINANCE SUMMIT AI: BREAKING GROUNDS IN FINTECH Sitting at the intersection of finance and AI technology, hear from the World’s leading banks, big tech and AI fintech startups on how they are disrupting the fibre of one of the world’s oldest industries.

AUTO SUMMIT AI: THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY  New technical innovations and challenges in deep driving, imaging, computer vision, sensor fusion and perception for autonomous driving.

AI LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: BE DECISIVE, BE BOLD Bringing together the tech industries C-level and heads of government to create the frameworks needed for AI to deliver on its promise for a better world.

Q&A STAGE Lasting 30-40 minutes and open to all WSAI attendees, you can pick the brains of speakers who are the greatest minds in AI. Be there in person as the sessions are not recorded or broadcasted.

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