THE WORLD’S LEADING AI SUMMIT

9th-10th October 2019

Taets Park, Amsterdam

 

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

“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.” Forbes

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200
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161
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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 11 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

"At last a “no bullshit” conference on AI! Curated speakers provided us with fundamental insights on where we stand and where we go with AI."

Chief Innovation Officer at Insign

"A whirlwind 2 days of talks from some of the biggest names in AI including Yann Lecun from Facebook, hands-on workshops & networking opportunities. A cutting edge look at the future of AI and a space where the biggest players in the game could meet and network. Wow! "

Director at Digital Plus

"Great event where enterprise and academia meet to join forces and push the limits of AI even further"

Senior Scientist at
Philips

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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.

MEET THE AI BRAINS 2019

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

 

Corinne Vigreux is one of the four TomTom founders and has been Managing Director of its Consumer Business Unit since 2008. She has played an integral role in the creation and development of the company by leading its growth from a small organization into a global player.

 

Her key responsibilities have focused on several areas, including the definition and development of the overall commercial strategy; the geographic expansion of the company; the creation and evolution of the consumer brand and the supervision of product innovation.

 

Vigreux is the president of the Dutch section of CCEF (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur de la France), she is on the Board of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands, CFCI and she is a member of the CCFN (Conseil de Coopération Franco-Néerlandais). She is also a co-chair of the Dutch Chapter of WCD (Women Corporate Directors and is on the advisory board of the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival and as well as the Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Additionally, Vigreux has received the highest honour in France, by being awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

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:
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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.

SANDEEP DADLANI
Chief Digital Officer
Mars
SANDEEP DADLANI
Chief Digital Officer
Mars
Chief Digital Officer
JO COUTUER
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas
JO COUTUER
Chief Data Officer
BNP Paribas
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.

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.

ALI BOUHOUCH
CTO
Sephora
ALI BOUHOUCH
CTO
Sephora
XIAOFENG REN
Chief Scientist – Autonavi
Alibaba
XIAOFENG REN
Chief Scientist – Autonavi
Alibaba
DANIEL JEAVONS
GM for Data Science
Shell
DANIEL JEAVONS
GM for Data Science
Shell

Dan Jeavons currently works for Shell in the digitalisation department. He has led the multi-award winning Data Science Centre of Excellence since its inception in 2013, growing the team from the ground up to around 150 individuals. In 2018, he was recognised in the top 50 data leaders in the UK.

 

He has been a significant contributor to the development of Shell’s digital and data platforms and has developed a series of high profile and well-publicised projects which have contributed significant bottom-line business benefits. He has also developed effective technology partnerships with a number of start-up companies leading to Shell investment.

 

He began his working life as an Accenture consultant working in their Upstream practice before joining Shell In 2008. He started in Shell in Finance before moving to IT in 2009. Subsequently, he worked in the CIO Office, and then in architecture before joining the Shell technology division in 2013. Dan is passionate about big data & analytics (a recurring theme throughout his career) but also has extensive experience in business process design and improvement, and business transformation and change.

 

He is married to Anne (a barrister) whom he met at university and has 2 children, Joshua and Isaac. He enjoys travelling, scuba diving and is a keen guitarist. He enjoys being able to apply expertise acquired within Shell in a charitable context.

TUCKER BALCH
Managing Director of AI Research
J.P. Morgan
TUCKER BALCH
Managing Director of AI Research
J.P. Morgan
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.

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