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We’ll pack the agenda with groundbreaking presentations from across business and science, hot-off-the-press AI announcements, heated panels , lots of lovely tech workshops, coding classes and more.

As always, in conjunction with Ada-AI, we’ll place a BIG focus on #AI4Good to make sure that wonderfully capable technological methods like deep learning and machine learning are developed in a way that makes the world a better place.

WORLD SUMMIT AI 2018 PROGRAMME

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  • Wednesday 10th
  • 07:30 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00 - 09:15
    WELCOME Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds
    Mark Wiermans, Managing Director – Innovation Center for Smart Services, Netherlands Lead for AI and Robotics, Accenture
    Babita Sharma, Television Presenter, BBC
    • Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds

      Sarah Porter has launched 21 b2b and b2c technology products in 11 countries since 1996 and has a renowned reputation for taking ideas from concept to market with subsequent significant growth globally. Emerging tech / AI /Medtech / Singularity / existentialism is where her core experience lies and she has over 20 years of commercial experience. As a board executive for i2i events (parent company The Guardian Media Group / Apax - Ascential - previously Top Right Group) with the specific remit to rapidly grow the business whilst leveraging operational costs and prepare pre IPO. She sat on the i2i mergers and acquisitions committee identifying, analysing and approaching target businesses and accelerated growth by 22% within 12 months. Achievements include the launch and acquisition of Money2020 - a leading fintech product. This included negotiation, 3 stage due diligence, its subsequent integration, and the long term geo- adaption into a global portfolio worth over $40m. The launch of World Retail Congress in 10 countries, the re-launch of Cannes Lions festival. Sarah is a regular keynote speaker on start-ups, business and women / equality related issues and is an ambassador for the Royal Marsden where she champions the use of AI tech in oncology advances.

    • Mark Wiermans, Managing Director – Innovation Center for Smart Services, Netherlands Lead for AI and Robotics, Accenture

      Mark Wiermans is responsible for growing a new service offering and location for Accenture. The Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen focuses on innovative services that enhance or renew the digital experience. These services are based on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain. We service clients in the Benelux and Germany with local talent from the Euregion. For Accenture Netherlands he is responsible for driving our Robotics and AI business across our Strategy, Consulting, Digital and BPO businesses. Since 2012 he is responsible for the rapid growth of the Technology workforces in Almere (now Utrecht) and Heerlen. Mark holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

    • Babita Sharma, Television Presenter, BBC

      Babita Sharma is a BBC News presenter, regularly seen on the BBC News Channel, BBC World News, and presenting the show Newsday. After working in local radio in TV in Wales and her home county of Berkshire, she moved to Dubai to present shows for broadcasters in the region. She returned to the UK and local broadcasting before moving to the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. Babita has presented the finance programme Your Money, and fronts business reports for BBC News. She has also covered economic and political stories from around the world.

  • 09:15 - 09:40
    HEADLINER - How to get real business impact from AI Dr. Athina Kanioura, Global Data Science Lead, Accenture
    • Dr. Athina Kanioura, Global Data Science Lead, Accenture

      Athina Kanioura is Accenture’s Global Data Science Lead. She comes to us a with a wealth of knowledge and insight which she has amassed over an impressive career, both in academia and business. Her specialism is in applied statistics and machine learning. Athina’s 12 years’ practical experience have seen her focus her expertise on a wide range of areas, including personalization; customer analytics; pricing; omnichannel optimization; enhancing marketing and communication effectiveness and content optimization. She adds enormous value to our own capabilities from a career which has encompassed innovation in sectors ranging from Telecommunications, Hi-tech industries and Life Sciences to FMCG, Financial Services and Resources.

  • 09:40 - 10:15
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Artificial Intelligence - a leadership perspective Mikhail Parakhin, CTO, Yandex
    Itamar Friedman, Head of Alibaba Israel MV Lab, Alibaba
    Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google Cloud
    Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President and CTO AI, Microsoft
    Moderator: Liv Boeree, Science Communicator and Poker Champion
    • Mikhail Parakhin, CTO, Yandex

      Mikhail Parakhin has been leading teams in AI innovation for some of the world’s top tech companies for over a decade. After several years at Microsoft leading the Bing Multimedia team, Mikhail brought his machine learning expertise to Yandex, one of Europe’s largest tech companies that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. As CTO of Yandex, Mikhail leads all technical teams globally for the company. Under his leadership, Yandex introduced the Machine Intelligence and Research (MIR) Division, which functions as a centralized, cross-functional unit to accelerate innovation and unify Yandex’s core machine learning technologies: MatrixNet (proprietary ML platform) and its development, CatBoost (best in class GBDT implementation), DaNet (DNN framework), computer vision, speech, and translation. Yandex has also recently launched it’s intelligent assistant, Alice, and tested its driverless vehicle on the snowy roads of Moscow among other innovation milestones set to shape the future. Mikhail Parakhin Chief Technology Officer Yandex Mikhail brings his unique background in machine learning and coding plus specializations in Search, Image processing and Handwriting/Speech recognition algorithms to not only advance Yandex’s technologies and products but the global tech ecosystem. Mikhail holds a Master’s in Physics from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

    • Itamar Friedman, Head of Alibaba Israel MV Lab, Alibaba

      Itamar (一塔) Friedman is the founder and head of Alibaba Israel Machine Vision Lab, leading teams to create innovations for Alibaba’s diverse ecosystems. Itamar was the CTO of Visualead, a startup developing cutting-edge machine vision O2O technologies acquired by Alibaba. In the 90s, during high school, Itamar founded his first company, at that time pioneering the Internet scene in Israel by developing web applications to assist businesses having an online presence. Later on Itamar worked as an engineer at Mellaxon and Kaminario, and then was the co-founder and CTO of Dreambots, a startup in the robotic field. Itamar holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) and a MSc in Computer Vision and Machine Learning from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).

    • Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google Cloud

      As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on 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 Google's 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 theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

    • Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President and CTO AI, Microsoft

    • Moderator: Liv Boeree, Science Communicator and Poker Champion

  • 10:15 - 10:40
    HEADLINER - The age of AI innovation Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President and CTO AI, Microsoft
    • Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President and CTO AI, Microsoft

  • 10:40 - 11:05
    IN-CONVERSATION - International Day of Girls Winners of: Inspiring 50 Juniors
    Janneke Niessen, Entrepreneur and Investor
    • Winners of: Inspiring 50 Juniors

    • Janneke Niessen, Entrepreneur and Investor

      Janneke is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, board member and mentor for startups. She has started and sold 2 international tech companies and is currently working on her third: CapitalT. She is co-initiator of InspiringFifty, an initiative that aims to increase diversity in tech by making female role models more visible. As part of the InspiringFifty initiative, Janneke has published Project Prep, a novel for young girls in conjunction with an award winning child book’s author. The goal of the project is to encourage young girls, inspiring them to pursue a career in technology and invest in an educational foundation focusing on math and computer science. Janneke is member of supervisory board of UNICEF, boardmember of Codam, advisory board member of FutureNL, member of the investment committee of Innovation Quarter, member of the advisory commission seed capital Technostarters of the Dutch government and she writes a column about technology for LINDA, the biggest magazine for women in the Netherlands. Janneke was named 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Innovative Leader in 2016, two of many in a long list of honours for Janneke.

  • 11:05 - 11:10
    EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT Amir Banifatemi, General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE
    Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds
    Trent McConaghy, CTO, Ocean Protocol
    • Amir Banifatemi, General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE

      Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Banifatemi began his career at the European Space Agency and then held executive positions at Airbus, AP-HP and the European Commission division for information society and media. He managed two venture capital funds and contributed to the formation of more than 10 startups with emphasis on Predictive Technologies, IoT, and Healthcare. Mr. Banifatemi is a guest lecturer and an adjunct MBA professor at UC Berkeley, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, UC Irvine, and HEC Paris. He holds Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a Doctorate in System Design and Cognitive Sciences from the University Paris Descartes, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris.

    • Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, Inspired Minds

      Sarah Porter has launched 21 b2b and b2c technology products in 11 countries since 1996 and has a renowned reputation for taking ideas from concept to market with subsequent significant growth globally. Emerging tech / AI /Medtech / Singularity / existentialism is where her core experience lies and she has over 20 years of commercial experience. As a board executive for i2i events (parent company The Guardian Media Group / Apax - Ascential - previously Top Right Group) with the specific remit to rapidly grow the business whilst leveraging operational costs and prepare pre IPO. She sat on the i2i mergers and acquisitions committee identifying, analysing and approaching target businesses and accelerated growth by 22% within 12 months. Achievements include the launch and acquisition of Money2020 - a leading fintech product. This included negotiation, 3 stage due diligence, its subsequent integration, and the long term geo- adaption into a global portfolio worth over $40m. The launch of World Retail Congress in 10 countries, the re-launch of Cannes Lions festival. Sarah is a regular keynote speaker on start-ups, business and women / equality related issues and is an ambassador for the Royal Marsden where she champions the use of AI tech in oncology advances.

    • Trent McConaghy, CTO, Ocean Protocol

      Trent McConaghy has worked on AI for two decades, including national defense and variation-aware CAD tools for chip design. His current focus is Ocean Protocol, a decentralized substrate for AI data / compute marketplaces to unlock datasets, and facilitate verified & privacy-preserving compute. He's worked on problems in optimization, classification, regression, rare event estimation, and density estimation. He's given invited talks at TedX, Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Jet Propulsion Lab, Santa Fe Institute, and more; and has written two textbooks and dozens of peer-reviewed papers and patents. He holds a PhD in engineering from K.U. Leuven.

  • 11:10 - 11:45
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • 11:45 - 12:10
    HEADLINER - Beyond banking: unlocking value for bond investors with AI Santiago Braje, Global Head of Credit Trading and Katana Founder, ING
    Dr. Androniki Menelaou, Lead Data Scientist, ING
    • Santiago Braje, Global Head of Credit Trading and Katana Founder, ING

    • Dr. Androniki Menelaou, Lead Data Scientist, ING

  • 11:45 - 13:45
    STREAM 6: AI UNDER THE HOOD: WORKSHOPS - ANA Avatar XPRIZE Workshop

    A creative session with the ANA Avatar XPRIZE team to design future applications of Avatar technology

  • 12:10 - 12:35
    HEADLINER - Towards a responsible AI future Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google Cloud
    • Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google Cloud

      As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on 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 Google's 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 theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

  • 12:35 - 13:00
    HEADLINER - How are emerging technologies fuelling digital transformation? Dr. Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC
    • Dr. Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC

      Patricia Florissi is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader Dell EMC ecosystem in strategic initiatives. Patricia also acts as the liaison between Dell EMC and our customers and partners, to foster stronger alliances and deliver higher value. Patricia was previously the Vice President and Global CTO for Sales at EMC prior to the merger between Dell and EMC. She also holds the honorary title of EMC Distinguished Engineer, having been nominated in October 2007. Patricia is the creator, author, narrator, and graphical influencer of the educational video seriesDell EMC Big Ideas (http://bit.ly/DellEMCBigIdeas), on emerging technologies and trends. The Big Ideas animated videos accelerate and expand technical thought leadership in EMC using innovative learning methodologies in a fun, easy waywithout talking about products to both internal and external audiences. There are over 20 videos in the series, with some videos localized in 10 languages, and with a combined total count of over half a million views. Patricia also writes articles on the impact of Big Data in accelerating innovation (http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GITR_Newsletter_June_2014.pdf) to the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global IT Report Newsletters (http://www.weforum.org/issues/global- information-technology). Patricia joined EMC in February 2005 via the System Management Arts (SMARTS) acquisition as a Distinguished Technologist in the Ionix business unit, and became the CTO for Ionix in November 2005. As CTO, Patricia was responsible for defining, and communicating the medium- to long-term vision EMC would embrace for delivering solutions to automate the management of Information Infrastructure resources. Patricia was appointed Strategic Initiative Leader for Governance, risk and Compliance (GRC) in August 2008, where she was responsible for leading the research, design, execution, and communication of EMC’s GRC vision and strategy. Patricia was appointed Americas CTO for Sales in January 2010, Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) CTO in March 2011, and Global CTO for Sales in July 2012. Before joining EMC, Patricia was the Vice President of Advanced Solutions at Smarts in White Plains, New York. In that capacity, Patricia was responsible for researching emerging technologies and for defining the strategy that Smarts would take in bringing solutions to market to address the challenges introduced by these technological advances. Patricia led the research, design, and first release of over half a dozen products. These have been driving millions of dollars in revenue and still remain in the market today. . Patricia is an EMC Distinguished Engineer, holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an MBA at the Stern Business School in New York University, and has a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil. Patricia holds multiple patents, and has published in periodicals including Computer Networks and IEEE Proceedings. Patricia is a board member of the Columbia School of Engineering Board of Visitors. Founded in 1955, the Columbia Engineering Board of Visitors is approved by the Columbia University Trustees to “advise and assist the Trustees, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Dean in the development of the school.” Patricia is the chairman of the advisory board for the Data Science Graduate Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where she will advise and assist in the school’s new program. Patricia is a board member of the Brazilian/American Chamber of Commerce where she assists in fostering relations with Brazil. Additionally, Patricia is also an active member and participant of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas organization. Patricia also serves as a mentor for several groups both inside and outside of EMC. She sits as mentor and judge for the Boston based Mass Challenge group, as well as the Boston Club for advancing women’s leaders.

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1: AI IN ACTION - ENTERPRISE STORIES - How AI has transformed our business Chair: Surya Ramkumar, Director of Services, Microsoft
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY 1 - Humans Vs. Machines – who is creating AI nowadays? Itamar Friedman, Head of Alibaba Israel MV Lab, Alibaba
      • Itamar Friedman, Head of Alibaba Israel MV Lab, Alibaba

        Itamar (一塔) Friedman is the founder and head of Alibaba Israel Machine Vision Lab, leading teams to create innovations for Alibaba’s diverse ecosystems. Itamar was the CTO of Visualead, a startup developing cutting-edge machine vision O2O technologies acquired by Alibaba. In the 90s, during high school, Itamar founded his first company, at that time pioneering the Internet scene in Israel by developing web applications to assist businesses having an online presence. Later on Itamar worked as an engineer at Mellaxon and Kaminario, and then was the co-founder and CTO of Dreambots, a startup in the robotic field. Itamar holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) and a MSc in Computer Vision and Machine Learning from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      ENTERPRISE STORY 2 - Skip the AI hype and start using ML as an everyday ingredient Bart Fussel, Co-Founder, aFrogleap, a Merkle company
      Sam Warnaars, Head of Innovation, aFrogleap, a Merkle company
      • Bart Fussel, Co-Founder, aFrogleap, a Merkle company

        Bart is the co-founder and former CEO of Amsterdam based digital innovation agency aFrogleap, which is now part of Merkle. aFrogleap is a leading innovation and digital products agency working for clients like NU.nl, de Goede Doelen Loterijen, NPO, HEMA, and BMW. Bart has a never ending curiosity for innovation and loves sharing his vision of the future for companies and people.

      • Sam Warnaars, Head of Innovation, aFrogleap, a Merkle company

    • 14:40 - 15:00
      Hackathon - Amsterdam AI Hackathon 2018 Judges:
      Sam Warnaars, Head of Innovation, aFrogleap, a Merkle company
      Bart Fussel, Co-Founder, aFrogleap, a Merkle company

      The goal of this Hackathon is to bring marketing and data closer together.

      The 3 finalists of the hackathon, organised by DDMA, the Data Driven Marketing Association and sponsored by Merkle, will pitch on stage and a panel of judges will select the winner.

      • Judges:

      • Sam Warnaars, Head of Innovation, aFrogleap, a Merkle company

      • Bart Fussel, Co-Founder, aFrogleap, a Merkle company

        Bart is the co-founder and former CEO of Amsterdam based digital innovation agency aFrogleap, which is now part of Merkle. aFrogleap is a leading innovation and digital products agency working for clients like NU.nl, de Goede Doelen Loterijen, NPO, HEMA, and BMW. Bart has a never ending curiosity for innovation and loves sharing his vision of the future for companies and people.

    • 15:05 - 15:25
      ENTERPRISE STORY 3 - How AkzoNobel uses AI to disrupt the decorative paint & coatings industry Bram Kokke, Global Digital Experience Lead – Paints, AkzoNobel
      • Bram Kokke, Global Digital Experience Lead – Paints, AkzoNobel

        A Global Digital Experience Lead for AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, responsible for AkzoNobel’s Digital and Mobile strategy, managing a team of professionals and product owners with a portfolio of digital propositions with channels like the Flourish consumer and Professional Painter web platforms and flagship apps “Visualizer” and “Professional Expert” across 45 markets.

    • 15:25 - 15:45
      ENTERPRISE STORY 4 - How we use AI to improve operations, marketing, advertising and customer experience at Heineken Ciaran Jetten, Head of the Insights Lab, Heineken International
      • Ciaran Jetten, Head of the Insights Lab, Heineken International

    • 15:45 - 16:05
      ENTERPRISE STORY 5 - Edit meets AI: matching content with audiences Gilad Lotan, VP - Head of Data Science, Buzzfeed
      • Gilad Lotan, VP - Head of Data Science, Buzzfeed

        Gilad is the Head of Data Science at BuzzFeed where he leads a team that’s tasked with building state of the art analytics and data products to support entertainment, news, business and tech. Previously Gilad led Data Science at betaworks, and built data products at Microsoft. Gilad’s work has been covered across a wide range of academic journals and publications, most recently focused on propaganda and bias within algorithmic ranking systems.

  • STREAM 2: STARTUP, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS - Hear from the AI startups, scaleups and unicorns making waves in 2018. Chair: Mike Reiner, Venture Partner, OpenOcean and Co-Founder, City.AI
    • 14:00 - 14:30
      PANEL DISCUSSION - Hot pick of AI disruptors Jerry Wootae Jeong, Co- Founder and CTO, 42Maru
      Mason Victors, CTO, Recursion Pharma
      Moderator: Eamonn Carey, Managing Director - London, Techstars
      • Jerry Wootae Jeong, Co- Founder and CTO, 42Maru

        Jerry Wootae Jeong is the co-founder and Head of Research at 42Maru - a company building the next generation of search. Their QA (Question Answering) system uses deep learning to understand a question and deliver a single, correct answer in less than a second. Jerry graduated from Pusan National University with a major in computer engineering and began his career as a software developer at Serome Technology, the world first VoIP provider offering free computer to phone calls. He has extensive work experience in the area of WAP Gateway, SMS Gateway, Ringback tone Solution, etc. with major global telecoms.   He is now focusing on QA (Question Answering), Search & Discovery, Recommendation, MRC (Machine Reading Comprehension), NLU/NLP based on artificial intelligence. He recently led his team to rank no. 3 in the globally renowned MRC competition called SQuAD from Stanford Computer Science Department.

      • Mason Victors, CTO, Recursion Pharma

      • Moderator: Eamonn Carey, Managing Director - London, Techstars

    • 14:30 - 14:40
      STARTUP STORY: Musimap - music & AI in the internet of emotions Thomas Lidy, Head of Machine Learning, Musimap

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

      • Thomas Lidy, Head of Machine Learning, Musimap

        Thomas Lidy has been active in the field of machine learning and music analysis since 14 years. He is the Head of Machine Learning at Musimap, a company combining human and artificial intelligence to work on the Internet of Emotions, starting with an emotion-aware music AI. Thomas leads a team of Data Scientists to create a next generation music recommender engine that recognizes emotions, styles and moods in the global catalog of music, by analyzing 50 million titles. This emotion-aware music AI is able to characterize people based on their emotional signature and to retrieve the psych-emotional portrait of a user, complementing existing demographic and behavioral statistics to enhance recommendation and branding and to deepen the connection with customers. Formerly, Thomas was a researcher at Vienna University of Technology, and the founder and CEO of the music analysis and discovery startup Spectralmind. Thomas is also the creator and co-host of the successful Vienna Deep Learning Meetup, co-organized AI Summit Vienna 2017 and has published over 40 publications in the field of music & AI.

    • 14:40 - 15:10
      PANEL DISCUSSION - Over the edge AI - startups making breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity Michael Pickering, President and CEO, CloudConstable Incorporated
      Taras Matselyukh, CEO and Founder at OPT/NET BV (OPTOSS AI PROJECT)
      Silvestre Pitti, Team Leader, A.S.i.M.O.V.
      Daniel Fortin, Co-Founder & VP Strategic Partnerships, WikiNet
      Moderator: Amir Banifatemi, General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE
      Devin Krotman, Director of IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, XPRIZE
      • Michael Pickering, President and CEO, CloudConstable Incorporated

        An expert in AI, data architecture and Cloud solutions, Michael has extensive global IT leadership experience in diverse industries. Before launching CloudConstable, he led two successful boutique consulting firms, advising clients such as HSBC, Kraft Foods, and BMI. Recognized as an Intel Software Innovator, he has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

      • Taras Matselyukh, CEO and Founder at OPT/NET BV (OPTOSS AI PROJECT)

        Taras is a passionate inventor and creator of sustainable and profitable services and architectures for Telecoms and Service Providers. He is a subject matter expert in AI applications in service provider fixed and mobile networks. Taras is an IT and telecom systems operator, who was making mistakes... He was a good operator and made less mistakes than the average worker in his positions. He even became a successful freelance consultant whose services were in high demand by leading telecom equipment vendors and telecom operators all over the world for more than 5 years. But now, Taras has become the first human whose knowledge and skills are being transferred to the machine - OPTOSS AI. OPT/NET is the team behind OPTOSS AI project. Taras lives in the Netherlands with his family and has a background in quantum physics, radio electronics and economics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

      • Silvestre Pitti, Team Leader, A.S.i.M.O.V.

        Silvestre has more than 25 years’ experience in the computer technologies field. He has worked as a system manager, database manager and software developer. He prefers developing software and can do it in various programming languages though Java is his favorite. He likes to try new things; his latest is Deep Learning, which is what brought him to the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE.

      • Daniel Fortin, Co-Founder & VP Strategic Partnerships, WikiNet

        Daniel has worked for more than 40 years in high-level positions in international companies such as IBM. He has been an entrepreneur, founding president of a software publishing company, business developer and vice-president of sales and marketing for several small and medium-sized companies in North American markets (Canada and the United States) and Asia. He has been with IBM for more than 23 years on various Strategic Advice committees that bring together key players in the information technology and telecommunication industry, and advise senior management at IBM (US) on the software orientations, materials, and programs for partners. Since he left IBM at the end of 1991 to take up the entrepreneurial challenge and founds a company that specializes in workgroup(intranet) and obtains many successes from his main partner - Lotus / IBM as the recipient of the prestigious award «Beacon Award» for the best North American partner for 1999. During these last sixteen years as part of his company NetBiz, he collaborated on startup and the development of European and Canadian software companies and their access to the World Wide network of IBM partners. His leadership, his understanding of global markets, and his broader view of the potential of technology solutions have earned him an enviable position in IBM's network of partners. With a pool of more than 10,000 active IBM partners, he is helping to open up the software solutions market to his clients, expanding their offering and increasing their revenues and their profitability. His contribution to different advisory councils allows him to take advantage of the programs offered by IBM and put in place the best commercial strategies. Since 2015 as a co- founder of WikiNet, we have developed products aimed at improving the environment using artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and traceability of environment sensitive material. Participant in the Watson AI Xprize global competition with our application WatRem, WikiNet the last milestone of the AI competition was selected among the top 10 solutions (on more than 150 projects proposed to improve the future of man kind (AI for good).

      • Moderator: Amir Banifatemi, General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE

        Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Banifatemi began his career at the European Space Agency and then held executive positions at Airbus, AP-HP and the European Commission division for information society and media. He managed two venture capital funds and contributed to the formation of more than 10 startups with emphasis on Predictive Technologies, IoT, and Healthcare. Mr. Banifatemi is a guest lecturer and an adjunct MBA professor at UC Berkeley, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, UC Irvine, and HEC Paris. He holds Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a Doctorate in System Design and Cognitive Sciences from the University Paris Descartes, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris.

      • Devin Krotman, Director of IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, XPRIZE

    • 15:10 - 15:20
      STARTUP STORY - Solvemate Erik Pfannmöller, CEO, Solvemate

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018.

      • Erik Pfannmöller, CEO, Solvemate

    • 15:20 - 15:50
      IN-CONVERSATION - Academia to commercialisation of AI research Scott White, CEO, PragmatIC
      Eduard Vazquez, Director of Research, Cortexica Vision Systems
      Interviewer: Douglas Hansen-Luke, Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital
      • Scott White, CEO, PragmatIC

        Scott White graduated from the University of Western Australia with a 1st class degree in Pure & Applied Mathematics and Information Technology. His honours thesis was focused on neural networks and syntactic machine learning, long before the recent explosion in interest around these techniques. He has since lived and worked across the globe (including Asia, the US and the UK) and over the past 20 years has built and sold four technology businesses. In his current role as CEO of PragmatIC, Scott has led the development of a unique low-cost flexible electronics platform able to connect everyday objects to the Internet of Things, and is now pioneering the use of automation and machine learning to rapidly scale and optimise semiconductor manufacturing. Scott is also a founding Board Director of leading vision AI company Cortexica, whose clients include Accenture, eBay, GSK and Nike.

      • Eduard Vazquez, Director of Research, Cortexica Vision Systems

        Eduard Vazquez received his PhD in Computer Vision from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2010). Eduard has 9 years’ experience on commercialising a variety of methods for medical imaging, retail, manufacturing and real-time video analytics. He has 3 years’ experience as a consultant on AI. His main focus as a Director of Research at Cortexica Vision Systems is to understand and explain the gap between theoretical research and the technology that can be effectively applied.

      • Interviewer: Douglas Hansen-Luke, Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital

    • 15:50 - 16:00
      STARTUP STORY: ChargeAfter Meidad Sharon, CEO, ChargeAfter

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018.

      • Meidad Sharon, CEO, ChargeAfter

  • STREAM 3: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS - Mind Blowing future applications of AI Chair: Bas Rookhuijzen, Head of Marketing Benelux, Google Cloud
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      TECH TALK 1 - Bridging the gap between fundamental research and product development at TRI by applying techniques from AI and ML Adrien Gaidon, Machine Learning Lead, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)
      • Adrien Gaidon, Machine Learning Lead, Toyota Research Institute (TRI)

        Adrien Gaidon is currently the Machine Intelligence Lead and a Senior Research Scientist at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in Los Altos, CA, USA. He received his PhD from MSR-Inria Paris in 2012, was a post doctoral research scientist at Inria Grenoble in Cordelia Schmid's group, and a Research Scientist in the Computer Vision Group at Xerox Research Center Europe (XRCE). Before that, Adrien won the Pascal VOC 2008 challenge on object classification and detection. His work on Computer Vision and Machine Learning has led to 27 publications (patents and academic papers, mostly in top international conferences and journals like CVPR, PAMI. Adrien's main research focus is on video understanding, especially action recognition, object detection and tracking, deep learning, and domain adaptation. His recent work on using virtual worlds and game engines to generate synthetic training and test data for deep learning was published at CVPR 2016 and 2017, and covered internationally in Wired, MIT Tech Review, and Forbes. Adrien recently co- organized the first international workshop on Virtual/Augmented Reality for Visual Artificial Intelligence (VARVAI) at ECCV 2016 & ACM-MM 2016, is a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) Special Issue on "Synthetic Visual Data", and a reviewer for the major machine learning and computer vision conferences and journals.

    • 14:20 - 14:40
      TECH TALK 2 - Enhancing machine learning for enterprise conversational AI Andy Peart, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Artificial Solutions
      Siem Uittenhout, Pre-Sales Consultant, Artificial Solutions
      • Andy Peart, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Artificial Solutions

        Andy Peart is CMSO of Artificial Solutions, an international business that “Makes Technology Think,” believing that people should be able to interact with technology intelligently, using their own voice, in their own terminology and across whatever channel they choose. Using a form of AI called Natural Language Interaction (NLI), Artificial Solutions allows people to talk to applications, websites and devices in a human like, intelligent and conversational way. Its Teneo platform enables non- specialists to rapidly build and deploy enterprise strength, conversational applications and deliver customer insight and personalization using conversational data. Andy has over 25 years marketing experience within the IT and natural language industry, successfully helping build innovative, technology driven organizations.

      • Siem Uittenhout, Pre-Sales Consultant, Artificial Solutions

        Passionate about languages and technology, Siem has over 7 years of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining Conversational AI solutions. Siem currently works in the Presales and Innovation team of Artificial Solutions, where he gives presentations and develops use case demonstrations and proofs of concepts for customers, partners and prospects across Europe and North America.

    • 14:40 - 15:05
      TECH TALK 3 - How to supercharge deep learning by the addition of memory, attention and general knowledge Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Director of AI Research, Apple / Associate of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
      • Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Director of AI Research, Apple / Associate of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

    • 15:05 - 15:25
      TECH TALK 4 - Artificial Intelligence for artificial humanoids Rodolphe Gelin, EVP Chief Scientific Officer, SoftBank Robotics
      • Rodolphe Gelin, EVP Chief Scientific Officer, SoftBank Robotics

        Mr. Rodolphe Gelin is Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at SoftBank Robotics Europe. Prior to SoftBank Robotics, Rodolphe was at CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) for over 20 years as the head of robotics, virtual reality and cognitics program. He joined SoftBank Robotics in 2008 to lead the Romeo project. This French collaborative project (2009-2017), united over 12 partners, and aimed at developing a tall humanoid robot to assist elderly people. Rodolphe Gelin has been invited to talk and present at numerous scientific, general public and industrial events. He is the author of five books about Virtual Reality and Robotics.

    • 15:25 - 15:45
      TECH TALK 5 - Re-defining the future of driving: Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle Technology Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, Senior Innovation Researcher, Nissan
      • Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, Senior Innovation Researcher, Nissan

    • 15:45 - 16:05
      TECH TALK 6 - How AI can predict and mitigate the impact of natural disasters Nicole Hu, Co-Founder and CTO, One Concern
      • Nicole Hu, Co-Founder and CTO, One Concern

        Ms. Hu serves as the CTO and Co-Founder of One Concern, a Palo Alto-based benevolent AI company with a mission to save lives and livelihoods before, during and after natural disasters. As the CTO for One Concern, Ms. Hu leads the company’s diverse team of technology specialists and hazard scientists, combining AI and human learning to predict the impact of natural disasters including earthquakes, floods and fires. In 2016, Forbes named Ms. Hu one of the world’s top innovators in its “30 Under 30” edition. Prior to launching One Concern with her co-founders, Ahmad Wani and Tim Frank. Ms. Hu received her Master’s degree in machine learning from Stanford, where she studied under noted AI pioneer, Andrew Ng.

  • STREAM 4: AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP 1 - AI for Good: Deploying Microsoft AI to help solve society’s greatest challenges Anand Raman, Chief of Staff for Microsoft AI, Microsoft

      Machinegebouw stage:

      There are now more than seven billion people on Earth, constituting an incredible diversity of aspirations and abilities. Empowering each of these people and the organizations they represent to access the world of
      technology – and leverage that access to solve difficult global challenges in areas like environmental sustainability – is the mission of Microsoft programs AI for Earth and AI for Accessibility. In this session, get a technical deep-dive on how Microsoft’s AI for Good partners are deploying AI research and technologies to change how society amplifies human capabilities and monitors, models, and manages Earth’s natural resources.

      • Anand Raman, Chief of Staff for Microsoft AI, Microsoft

        Anand Raman is the Chief of Staff for Microsoft AI. Previously he was the Chief of Staff for Microsoft Azure Data Group covering DataPlatforms and Machine Learning. In the last decade, he ran the product management and the development teams at Azure Data Services, Visual Studio and Windows Server User Experience teams at Microsoft. Anand holds a PhD in Computational fluid mechanics and workedseveral years as researcher before joining Microsoft.

    • 15:10 - 16:40
      WORKSHOP 4 - Continuous Intelligence - Shifting AI from proof of concept to production Dr. Christoph Windheuser, Global Head of Intelligent Empowerment , Thoughtworks Machinegebouw

      Machinegebouw stage:

      So you want to include a Machine Learning component into your IT operations? Be prepared for something completely different. This isn’t like clicking through an AI tutorial on your laptop. It’s not just the model you run that you need to consider — there’s things like integration, scaling and testing. What’s more, post-launch you’ll want to continuously adapt your model to respond to the changing environment.

      At ThoughtWorks, we’re pioneers in Continuous Delivery, where tools and processes ensure that software under development can be reliably released at any time and with high frequency.  

      In this workshop we’ll demonstrate how the principles and tools from Continuous Delivery can be applied to Machine Learning — what we call Continuous Intelligence.

      • Dr. Christoph Windheuser, Global Head of Intelligent Empowerment , Thoughtworks

        Dr. Christoph Windheuser is the Global Head of Intelligent Empowerment at ThoughtWorks Inc. Before joining ThoughtWorks, he held several positions at SAP and Capgemini. Before that, he completed his PhD in Neural Networks with a focus on Speech Recognition.

  • STREAM 5: AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP 2 - Shaping values for our future with AI Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director & Co-Lead of the UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations
      AJung Moon, Senior Advisor for High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations

      Westergasterrasse stage:

      The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation is working to develop concrete recommendations for strengthening international cooperation around digital technologies. At World Summit AI, the Panel is organizing a workshop to solicit your feedback and ideas. 

      As an outcome of the workshop, we’ll produce a list of values and principles around AI we can bring to the High-level Panel to inform their recommendations. These recommendations will be included as part of a report for the UN Secretary-General and the wider public.

      In small group discussions, we’ll explore various questions about shaping values and principles for the digital age, including:

      • What kind of society do we want to create with AI?
      • What are the key values and principles that should underlie AI?
      • How can these values and principles be embedded in business practices and policy?
      • Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director & Co-Lead of the UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations

      • AJung Moon, Senior Advisor for High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations

    • 15:10 - 16:40
      WORKSHOP 5 - Design Workshop: How to develop AI cases for health and wellbeing for implementation in Tanzania - in just 1.5 hours Jury:
      Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar
      Christina Taylor, Managing Partner, Creaholic
      Connie Low, Co-Founder, Impact Hub Basel
      Felix Manyogote, Women Deliver Young Leader
      Workshop facilitators:
      Michi Karsch, Professional Inventor, Creaholic
      Christina Taylor, Managing Partner, Creaholic

      Westergasterrasse stage:

      Increasingly, young people in the Global South have access to internet-connected mobile devices and can use them to solve problems they encounter in daily life.

      In our Human Centered Design workshop, we’ll challenge and refine the concepts of existing entrepreneurial teams who are addressing health-issues of Tanzanian youth.

      In this interactive workshop, you will experience how to work with Human Centered Design methods, and help social enterprises find measures to leverage a pragmatic realization.

      The workshop will feature the two finalist teams of theBotnarChallenge, with the winning team being announced at the end of the workshop by a live jury.

      • Jury:

      • Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar

        Stefan Germann is CEO of Fondation Botnar, a large foundation in Basel (Switzerland) focused on child health, nutrition and education. He was formerly Executive Director of onegoal.org (an innovative collaborative child nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign) and Senior Director of World Vision International’s Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has worked for more than 15 years in Africa in different leadership roles with various agencies related to child health development, relief and advocacy work. His worked included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe. He has held a number of board and advisory board memberships (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa) and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Program, The Graduate Institute – Geneva focusing on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy. He holds a micro-engineering BSc degree, an MSc degree (Economics) in Social Policy & NGO Management and, in 2005, completed a doctoral degree in Development focused on child wellbeing in an urban African context. In 2015, Stefan graduated from the Executive Masters program in Tri Sector Collaboration at Singapore Management University.

      • Christina Taylor, Managing Partner, Creaholic

        Christina Taylor is a co-owner and a managing partner of Creaholic SA, a Swiss innovation factory. Christina works at the intersection of customer experience design, transformation and product invention. She has gathered experience in the most diverse fields, ranging from the telecommunication industry to non-profit organisations. Having brought back valuable insights from her 5 years in San Francisco (Swisscom Outpost) to Switzerland, she now drives visionary entrepreneurship and Human Centered Design. In her book, “Oops! Innovation is no accident”, she describes the 15-year transformation journey she lead at Swisscom, moving the company from a traditional, tech-oriented to an agile, human-centred one. Her company Creaholic, operating since 1986, helped invent over 1000 products/services, registered more than 220 patents and spun-off 12 start-ups into successful companies. Today, 60 professional inventors share their hard earned knowledge with leaders who dare question the status quo, reinvent their business, as well as their way of working.

      • Connie Low, Co-Founder, Impact Hub Basel

        Connie Low is Co-Founder of Impact Hub Basel ( https://basel.impacthub.net ), a non-profit based in Basel, Switzerland. Impact Hub is a global network of over 16,000 members in over 100 hubs in 50+ countries around the world, and is continuously growing. Its main purpose is to combine the skills of compassionate, committed and purpose-driven individuals to make a positive impact in our world. Connie is from Singapore and is a Master of Science graduate of Imperial College London, UK (Business and Environment). As a Co-Founder of Impact Hub Basel, she focuses her energy on building the team, strategy and creating meaningful content. Connie also holds the role as Head Third Party Labor Rights at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland, focusing on Human Rights and Sustainability topics in the supply chain and has a broad network engaged in sustainability topics globally. Connie is a visionary who can dream big out of simple ideas. Her empathy and instinctive ability to understand others enables her to connect, adapt and relate. Connie truly believes that the power of curated collaboration can create a bigger impact and a better world.

      • Felix Manyogote, Women Deliver Young Leader

        Felix Manyogote is an award winning social activist who believes in the Universal right to health care and Social Protection. He’s a recent graduate medical doctor passionate on working with rural and urban communities in technology and entrepreneurship with a focus on improving reproductive health services for young people in developing and emerging world. He has over 5 years experience working directly with rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and United Nations and proven a track record of working extensively with multiple stakeholders focusing on gender based violence and sexual reproductive health rights for women and girls and has advocated for evidence based solutions to address youth drug abuses, teenage pregnancy, sexual exploitation and HIV/AIDS. Felix brings a breadth of clinical experience and public health background to his role as an advocate for youth programs through numerous innovations in the fields of adolescent sexual health including co- founding “Teen Plus” a mobile phone technology that provides a platform to inform teens and young adults to get accurate and potentially lifesaving information about sex education in an anonymous and judgment free environment.

      • Workshop facilitators:

      • Michi Karsch, Professional Inventor, Creaholic

        Michael Karsch (Michi) is a trained IT Systems Engineer that reinvented himself into a Human Centred Design advocate. Although Michi loves the satisfaction of writing running code, his biggest discovery when programming was the critical impact end-customer have when developing solutions. Moved by this insight, he shifted his interests to Human Centred Design to support teams in product discovery, business modelling and prototype validation. Together with his colleagues at Creaholic, Michi transforms organisations by developing their customer centred innovation culture. Always being one step ahead, he has become a workshop champion, guiding teams with ease even through hard topics.

      • Christina Taylor, Managing Partner, Creaholic

        Christina Taylor is a co-owner and a managing partner of Creaholic SA, a Swiss innovation factory. Christina works at the intersection of customer experience design, transformation and product invention. She has gathered experience in the most diverse fields, ranging from the telecommunication industry to non-profit organisations. Having brought back valuable insights from her 5 years in San Francisco (Swisscom Outpost) to Switzerland, she now drives visionary entrepreneurship and Human Centered Design. In her book, “Oops! Innovation is no accident”, she describes the 15-year transformation journey she lead at Swisscom, moving the company from a traditional, tech-oriented to an agile, human-centred one. Her company Creaholic, operating since 1986, helped invent over 1000 products/services, registered more than 220 patents and spun-off 12 start-ups into successful companies. Today, 60 professional inventors share their hard earned knowledge with leaders who dare question the status quo, reinvent their business, as well as their way of working.

  • STREAM 6: AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS
    • 14:00 - 15:00
      WORKSHOP 3 - Applied Intelligence: AI Value Realization at Scale Cyrille Bataller, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence, Accenture Zuveringshal Ante

      Zuveringshai Ante stage:

      Based upon Accenture’s experience, our client cases, we will cover how to operationalize AI, and transform industries. What are the dynamics when delivering an end to end AI project (from design into delivery)?  What are misconceptions on AI and how do we address these? We will talk about the best practices of AI architecture, design and delivery.

      • Cyrille Bataller, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence, Accenture

        With over 20 years of experience in technology innovation, Cyrille leads Accenture’s exploitation of the disruptive Artificial Intelligence field, where intelligent IT systems can sense, comprehend, act and learn, interact naturally with people, data and their environment, and can deliver value by automating or augmenting work activities in various domains or creating innovative solutions. Artificial Intelligence specialties notably include Text Analytics, Deep Learning, Software Robotics, and Virtual Agents. Cyrille’s recent work has also focused on Video Analytics, an artificial intelligence specialty that applies computer vision to video surveillance cameras to derive operational, security/safety and marketing insights. Most notably, he supported various police Safe City initiatives, where Accenture integrated advanced analytic capabilities into existing video monitoring systems to increase situational awareness, streamline operations and enhance response time to public safety incidents.

    • 15:10 - 16:05
      WORKSHOP 6 - ANA Avatar XPRIZE Workshop Amir Banifatemi, General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE
      Devin Krotman, Director of IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, XPRIZE
      Colin Peartree, Project Manager of ANA Avatar XPRIZE, XPRIZE

      Zuiveringshal Ante stage:

      How can the newest AI and robotics technologies be used to solve the world’s grandest challenges? Come participate in this unique all-day workshop with current XPRIZE staff and competitors to find out!  

      This all-day workshop will encourage participation from visionaries and humanitarians alike to help us design future applications of Avatar technology; feature dialogue with our current competitors in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE to

      Startup understand how they are using groundbreaking AI to tackle global issues and share ideas on how to tackle these challenges; engage innovators and industry leaders to learn their perspective on the role of AI in solving the world’s grand challenges.   By attending the workshop you are offered early access and discounts to both competitions!

      Missed us on Day 1?  Join XPRIZE at our booth all day on Day 2 where we’ll continue the conversation!

      • Amir Banifatemi, General Manager of Innovation and Growth, XPRIZE

        Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Banifatemi began his career at the European Space Agency and then held executive positions at Airbus, AP-HP and the European Commission division for information society and media. He managed two venture capital funds and contributed to the formation of more than 10 startups with emphasis on Predictive Technologies, IoT, and Healthcare. Mr. Banifatemi is a guest lecturer and an adjunct MBA professor at UC Berkeley, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, UC Irvine, and HEC Paris. He holds Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne, a Doctorate in System Design and Cognitive Sciences from the University Paris Descartes, as well as an MBA from HEC Paris.

      • Devin Krotman, Director of IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, XPRIZE

      • Colin Peartree, Project Manager of ANA Avatar XPRIZE, XPRIZE

  • 16:05 - 16:40
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • 16:05 - 18:35
    Rockstart Workshop - Startup/corporate Collaboration in AI 16:15 - 16:30 Opening Rockstart (Rune Theill) and Rockstart AI (Marjel Quekel)
    16:30 - 17:00 Panel discussion startup / corporate collaboration (Deep Dee, Opt Net)
    17:00 - 17:10 Selling your solution to Corporates by Wonderflow (Riccardo Osti)
    17:10 - 17:20 Q&A with Wonderflow (Riccardo Osti)
    17:20 - 17:30 On defining and scaling use cases by Geospark (Manoj Adythia)
    17:30 - 17:40 Q&A with Geospark (Manoj Adythia)
    17:40 - 18:20 Rockstart Challenge (Roast)
    Zuiveringshal

    Startup/corporate Collaboration in AI

    Corporates are collecting a lot of data, but often unaware of how to best utilize it to their own advantage. Tech Startups are adaptable, experimental and able to quickly build and validate a new product and value proposition. Especially to fully leverage the application of AI, startups and corporates can be a match made in heaven.

    Join this presentation if you work at in corporate/enterprise and are interested to learn how to work with startups to unlock the power of your data.

    Join this presentation if you’re a startup and interested to understand what it will take to work with a corporate and how to strategically leverage corporate partnerships to move your company fast forward.

    • 16:15 - 16:30 Opening Rockstart (Rune Theill) and Rockstart AI (Marjel Quekel)

    • 16:30 - 17:00 Panel discussion startup / corporate collaboration (Deep Dee, Opt Net)

    • 17:00 - 17:10 Selling your solution to Corporates by Wonderflow (Riccardo Osti)

    • 17:10 - 17:20 Q&A with Wonderflow (Riccardo Osti)

    • 17:20 - 17:30 On defining and scaling use cases by Geospark (Manoj Adythia)

    • 17:30 - 17:40 Q&A with Geospark (Manoj Adythia)

    • 17:40 - 18:20 Rockstart Challenge (Roast)

  • 16:40 - 18:35
    STREAM 6: ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition Zuveringshal Ante

    Zuiveringshal Ante stage:

    How can the newest AI and robotics technologies be used to solve the world’s grandest challenges? Come participate in this unique all-day workshop with current XPRIZE staff and competitors to find out!

    This all-day workshop will encourage participation from visionaries and humanitarians alike to help us design future applications of Avatar technology; feature dialogue with our current competitors in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE to understand how they are using groundbreaking AI to tackle global issues and share ideas on how to tackle these challenges; engage innovators and industry leaders to learn their perspective on the role of AI in solving the world’s grand challenges.

    By attending the workshop you are offered early access and discounts to both competitions! Missed us on Day 1? Join XPRIZE at our booth all day on Day 2 where we’ll continue the conversation!

  • 16:40 - 17:05
    HEADLINER - AI at work: from programming to learning Jay Bellissimo, General Manager, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM

    Room: Gashouder

    • Jay Bellissimo, General Manager, Cognitive Process Transformation, IBM

      Jay Bellissimo is the Global Managing Partner of IBM Services Cognitive Process Transformation Growth Platform, leading the service lines of Cognitive Process Re-engineering, Cognitive Process Services, and Cognitive Business Decision Support. The Practices he oversees include Watson AI & Data Platform, Advance Analytics, Blockchain, Watson Internet of Things, Watson Health, Talent & Engagement, Process Automation, among others. His primary mission is to fuel growth by deploying competitive market offerings and building a diverse and differentiated talent pool and to continue to amaze and delight our customers.

  • 17:05 - 17:20
    PRESENTATION - Squirrel AI, the machine that regularly outperforms human teachers and redefines education Derek Haoyang Li, Founder, Squirrel AI Learning
    • Derek Haoyang Li, Founder, Squirrel AI Learning

  • 17:20 - 17:45
    HEADLINER - An overview of J.P. Morgan AI research Manuela Veloso, Managing Director and Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase and Carnegie Mellon University
    • Manuela Veloso, Managing Director and Head of AI Research, JP Morgan Chase and Carnegie Mellon University

      Manuela M. Veloso is the Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, which pursues fundamental research in areas of core relevance to financial services, including data mining and cryptography, machine learning, explainability, and human-AI interaction. J.P. Morgan AI Research partners with applied data analytics teams across the firm as well as with leading academic institutions globally. Professor Veloso is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University as the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science, and the past Head of the Machine Learning Department. With her students, she had led research in AI, with a focus on robotics and machine learning, having concretely researched and developed a variety of autonomous robots, including teams of soccer robots, and mobile service robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions several times, and the CoBot mobile robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in university buildings. Professor Veloso is the Past President of AAAI, (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the co-founder, Trustee, and Past President of RoboCup. Professor Veloso has been recognized with a multiple honors, including being a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI. She is the recipient of several best paper awards, the Einstein Chair of the Chinese Academy of Science, the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award, an NSF Career Award, and the Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research. See www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv/Veloso.html for her scientific publications.

  • 17:45 - 18:15
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Intelligent health - Inspiring the health AI tech revolution Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar
    Dr. Bart Geerts, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, AMC & Founder, Healthplus.ai
    Hila Azadzoy, Managing Director, Global Health Initiatives, Ada Health
    Moderator: Alexander Finlayson, GP and Co-Founder, Nye, and Doll Fellow, Oxford University
    • Stefan Germann, CEO, Fondation Botnar

      Stefan Germann is CEO of Fondation Botnar, a large foundation in Basel (Switzerland) focused on child health, nutrition and education. He was formerly Executive Director of onegoal.org (an innovative collaborative child nutrition and healthy lifestyle campaign) and Senior Director of World Vision International’s Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has worked for more than 15 years in Africa in different leadership roles with various agencies related to child health development, relief and advocacy work. His worked included managing a large rural hospital in Zimbabwe. He has held a number of board and advisory board memberships (Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa) and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Health Program, The Graduate Institute – Geneva focusing on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy. He holds a micro-engineering BSc degree, an MSc degree (Economics) in Social Policy & NGO Management and, in 2005, completed a doctoral degree in Development focused on child wellbeing in an urban African context. In 2015, Stefan graduated from the Executive Masters program in Tri Sector Collaboration at Singapore Management University.

    • Dr. Bart Geerts, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, AMC & Founder, Healthplus.ai

      Bart is the founder and CEO of Amsterdam startup Healthplus.ai with tools to predict depression relapse through mobile app use, readmissions for chronic heart failure for cardiologists via home monitoring, 3D bone segmentation for orthopaedic and trauma surgeons and in-hospital infections. He is an active physician and has over ten years of clinical experience as an anaesthetist, intensivist and clinical pharmacologist in the Netherlands and UK. He has managed a research group of more than ten scientists with a focus on medical technology and big data. Bart has years in Pharma and AI. He has worked on several innovation projects in hospital consortia regarding digital health. He has studied medicine (MD), biomedical sciences (MSc), intensive care medicine (PhD), and global business (MBA at IE University). Bart has worked for Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, World Health Organisation, University College London Hospitals, Royal Brompton hospital, and Academic Medical Center Amsterdam.

    • Hila Azadzoy, Managing Director, Global Health Initiatives, Ada Health

      Hila Azadzoy is an experienced social entrepreneur, dedicated to use the power of technology for social good. In 2018, Hila joined Ada Health to lead Ada’s Global Health Initiative, using Artificial Intelligence to increase healthcare access for vulnerable populations in resource-limited settings, and specifically for women and children. Prior to joining Ada, Hila became a Founding Member of Kiron Open Higher Education, an award-winning social startup working to remove the barriers to higher education for refugees worldwide through smart digital solutions. As the Head of Academics, Hila shaped the continuous development of Kiron’s academic program, determined strategic partnerships, and oversaw significant organization building. To date, Kiron has 4,000 students and operations throughout Germany, Jordan, and Lebanon. Hila is a recipient of the Digital Female Leader Award, an MIT Solver and a frequent public speaker (TEDx, Clinton Global Initiative, UNESCO NGO Forum, UBS Social Innovator).

    • Moderator: Alexander Finlayson, GP and Co-Founder, Nye, and Doll Fellow, Oxford University

      Alexander is a co-founder of Nye, an early stage healthcare company with a big dream to build a health system which maximises welfare and an individual’s ability to flourish. He is also a practicing primary care physician and on the faculty at Oxford University. He was previously a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University where he studied System Biology and Genetics and was the Head of Research at the King’s Centre for Global Health. In 2008, Alexander started an award-winning health technology company which delivers health system capacity building in fragile states, with a particular focus on Somalia. Most recently MedicineAfrica and partners were awarded the first of UKAID’s flagship global Higher Education programme, Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR). He likes to ski and play the bagpipes.

  • 18:15 - 18:35
    HEADLINER - Challenges for deep learning towards AI Yoshua Bengio, Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal
    • Yoshua Bengio, Professor of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal

      Yoshua Bengio is Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), CIFAR Program co-director of the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains, Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms. His main research ambition is to understand principles of learning that yield intelligence. He supervises a large group of graduate students and post-docs. His research is widely cited (over 80000 citations found by Google Scholar in September 2017, with an H-index of 101). Yoshua Bengio is currently action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research, associate editor for the Neural Computation journal, editor for Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, and has been associate editor for the Machine Learning Journal and the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

  • 18:35 - 18:35
    CLOSE OF SUMMIT DAY ONE
  • 19:00 - 21:00
    AI AFTER PARTY
  • Thursday 11th
  • 08:00 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09:00 - 09:10
    WELCOME Chair: Babita Sharma, Television Presenter, BBC
    • Chair: Babita Sharma, Television Presenter, BBC

      Babita Sharma is a BBC News presenter, regularly seen on the BBC News Channel, BBC World News, and presenting the show Newsday. After working in local radio in TV in Wales and her home county of Berkshire, she moved to Dubai to present shows for broadcasters in the region. She returned to the UK and local broadcasting before moving to the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. Babita has presented the finance programme Your Money, and fronts business reports for BBC News. She has also covered economic and political stories from around the world.

  • 09:10 - 09:35
    HEADLINER - Transparent and accountable AI Dr. Evert Haasdijk, Senior Manager and AI Expert, Deloitte
    • Dr. Evert Haasdijk, Senior Manager and AI Expert, Deloitte

  • 09:35 - 09:45
    KEYNOTE OPENING Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum
    • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum

      Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge who has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is the Executive Director and Founding Advocate of AI- Austin which is a non-profit dedicated to the responsible design, development and use of AI and the socially beneficial use of AI in the community, specifically in Healthcare, Education and ethical governance. She is the former Chief Officer of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel. Kay is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin and Vice-Chair, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Additionally, she is a Partner in the Cognitive Finance group and an adjunct Professor of Law. Kay is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. She advises governments, think tanks, businesses, inter-governmental bodies and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and taught its first course: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: Law and Policy. She thinks about and works on how AI and other technologies will impact society and business. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.

  • 09:45 - 10:15
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Realising the transformative potential of AI: role of governance Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor, University of Bath
    Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum
    Jonnie Penn, Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
    Rumman Chowdhury, Responsible AI Lead, Accenture
    Moderator:
    Chelsey Colbert, Lawyer, Fasken
    • Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor, University of Bath

      Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covering  topics from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science.  She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT. She has additional professional research experience from Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience in Chicago's financial industry, and international management consultancy. Bryson is presently a Reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath.

    • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Project Head, AI and ML, World Economic Forum

      Kay Firth-Butterfield is a Barrister and part-time Judge who has worked as a mediator, arbitrator, business owner and professor in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she is the Executive Director and Founding Advocate of AI- Austin which is a non-profit dedicated to the responsible design, development and use of AI and the socially beneficial use of AI in the community, specifically in Healthcare, Education and ethical governance. She is the former Chief Officer of the Lucid.ai Ethics Advisory Panel. Kay is a Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin and Vice-Chair, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Additionally, she is a Partner in the Cognitive Finance group and an adjunct Professor of Law. Kay is a humanitarian with a strong sense of social justice and has advanced degrees in Law and International Relations. She advises governments, think tanks, businesses, inter-governmental bodies and non-profits about artificial intelligence, law and policy. Kay co-founded the Consortium for Law and Policy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Texas and taught its first course: Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: Law and Policy. She thinks about and works on how AI and other technologies will impact society and business. Kay regularly speaks to international audiences addressing many aspects of these challenging changes.

    • Jonnie Penn, Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University

      Jonnie Penn is a New York Times bestselling author, a Google Technology Policy Fellow and Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Trust doctoral scholar at the University of Cambridge. His current research explores varieties of intelligence in AI experimentation in the mid-twentieth century. Penn is also the co-founder of various media start-ups including The Buried Life, a one-million member online community that asks, “What do you want to do before you die?” He has spoken around the world about mortality, compassion, and conceptions of efficiency in the modern age. He holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Cambridge. In 2018, he will serve as a visiting researcher at MIT.

    • Rumman Chowdhury, Responsible AI Lead, Accenture

    • Moderator:

    • Chelsey Colbert, Lawyer, Fasken

      Chelsey Colbert is a lawyer at Fasken, an international business law firm, based in Toronto, Canada. Her practice focuses on technology law and policy, especially emerging tech, such as AI and robotics. She is currently on an off-site work assignment in-house where she focuses on privacy, data governance, and AI ethics. Chelsey is particularly passionate about the legal, ethical, and policy opportunities arising from AI, AVs, and 'smart cities'.

  • 10:15 - 10:30
    KEYNOTE OPENING - How should we define new digital ethics which includes the benefits of technology for society and the economy whilst reinforcing the rights and freedoms of individuals? Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford and Director, Digital Ethics Lab
    • Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford and Director, Digital Ethics Lab

      Luciano Floridi is the OII’sProfessor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is also the Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute. Still in Oxford, he is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. Outside Oxford, he is Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science) and Chair of its Data Ethics Group; and Adjunct Professor (“Distinguished Scholar in Residence”) of the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C. His research concerns primarily Information and Computer Ethics (aka Digital Ethics), the Philosophy of Information, and the Philosophy of Technology. Other research interests include Epistemology, Philosophy of Logic, and the History and Philosophy of Scepticism. He haspublished over a 150 papers in these areas, in many anthologies and peer-reviewed journals.

  • 10:30 - 11:00
    PANEL DISCUSSION - Ethics of AI - bias and inclusion Huw Price, Academic Director and Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
    Professor Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science, IBM Research & University of Padova
    Bing Song, Vice President, Berggruen Institute and Director, The Berggruen Institute China Center
    Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director & Co-Lead of the UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations
    Moderator: Arnaud Cohen Stuart, Head of Business Ethics, ING
    • Huw Price, Academic Director and Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

      Huw Price is Bertrand Russell Professor ofPhilosophy and a Fellow ofTrinity College at theUniversity of Cambridge. He is also Academic Director of theCentre for the Study of Existential Risk, which he founded in 2012 withMartin Rees andJaan Tallinn, and Academic Director of the newLeverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Before moving to Cambridge he was ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Sydney, where from 2002—2012 he was Director of theCentre for Time. Hispublications includeFacts and the Function of Truth (Blackwell, 1988; 2nd. . OUP, forthcoming),Time’s Arrow and Archimedes’ Point (OUP, 1996),Naturalism Without Mirrors (OUP, 2011) and a range of articles in journals such asNature, Science, Philosophical Review, Journal of Philosophy, Mindand British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.He is also co-editor (withRichard Corry) ofCausation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality: Russell’s Republic Revisited (OUP, 2007). HisRené Descartes Lectures (Tilburg, 2008) were recently published asExpressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism (CUP, 2013), with commentary essays by Simon Blackburn, Robert Brandom, Paul Horwich and Michael Williams. He is a Fellow of theBritish Academy, a Fellow and former Member of Council of theAustralian Academy of the Humanities, and a Past President of theAustralasian Association of Philosophy. He was consulting editor for theStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyfrom and is an associate editor ofThe Australasian Journal of Philosophy and a member of the editorial boards ofContemporary Pragmatism, Logic and Philosophy of Science, the Routledge International Library of Philosophy, and theEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science.

    • Professor Francesca Rossi, AI Ethics Global Leader & Professor of Computer Science, IBM Research & University of Padova

      AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI Francesca Rossi is AI Ethics Global Leader, Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research AI and professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave. Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence, specifically they include constraint reasoning, preferences, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. She is also interested in ethical issues in the development and behaviour of AI systems, in particular for decision support systems for group decision making. She has published over 170 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings, and as book chapters. She has co-authored a book. She has edited 17 volumes, between conference proceedings, collections of contributions, special issues of journals, as well as the Handbook of Constraint Programming. She has more than 100 co-authors. She is a AAAI and a EurAI fellow, and a Radcliffe fellow 2015. She has been president of IJCAI and an executive councillor of AAAI. She is Editor in Chief of JAIR and a member of the editorial board of Constraints, Artificial Intelligence, AMAI, and KAIS. She co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics and she is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute and of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She is in the executive committee of the IEEE global initiative on ethical considerations on the development of autonomous and intelligent systems and she belongs to the World Economic Forum Council on AI and robotics. She is a member of the board of directors of the Partnership on AI, where she represents IBM as one of the founding partners.

    • Bing Song, Vice President, Berggruen Institute and Director, The Berggruen Institute China Center

      Berggruen Institute provides a platform for top thinkers and opinion leaders from China and West to exchange ideas on the global challenges of our day. The institute’s areas of inquiry include the ethics artificial intelligence and the transformations of global governance. As a senior member of the Berggruen Institute, Ms. Song is responsible for the overall strategy and programmatic and institutional development of the China Center. Prior to joining the Berggruen Institute, Ms. Song served in a senior country leadership position for Goldman Sachs’ China business. Earlier in her career, she did legal and public policy research in Singapore and China and published works on Chinese administrative law and competition law.

    • Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director & Co-Lead of the UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations

    • Moderator: Arnaud Cohen Stuart, Head of Business Ethics, ING

      Arnaud Cohen Stuart is Head of Business Ethics at ING Bank in Amsterdam, where he guides sustainability trend analyses, stakeholder engagement and reputation management associated with a broad range of banking transactions. The team engages in dialogue with key stakeholder groups such as civil society (NGOs), government, clients, rating agencies and investors and contributes to the bank's sustainability strategy, environmental and social risk policy framework and communications. Recent examples are ING's response to the banks former involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, ING's decision to phase-out exposure to thermal coal power generation and tobacco, and the development of a Data Ethics framework and Data Ethics Council. Arnaud is a guest lecturer Institutions, Identity and Reputation at VU University Amsterdam and Economic Ethics at Utrecht University. Arnaud holds a master's degree in Law, a master's degree in Marketing and a master's degree in Applied Ethics.

  • 11:00 - 11:05
    EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT - ALLAI Nederland - the first national alliance on artificial intelligence in Europe Catelijne Muller, President ALLAI Nederland, Member High Level Expert Group on AI European Commission
    • Catelijne Muller, President ALLAI Nederland, Member High Level Expert Group on AI European Commission

  • 11:05 - 11:35
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1: AI IN ACTION - ENTERPRISE STORIES - How AI has transformed our business Chair: Surya Ramkumar, Director of Services, Microsoft
    • 11:35 - 11:55
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY 6 - Democratising access to superior technology with machine learning agents Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies
      • Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies

        Dr. Danny Lange is Vice President of AI and Machine Learning at Unity Technologies where he leads multiple initiatives around applied artificial intelligence. Previously, Danny was Head of Machine Learning at Uber, where he led the efforts to build a highly scalable machine learning platform to support all parts of Uber’s business. Before joining Uber, Danny was General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning providing internal teams with access to machine intelligence. He also launched an AWS product that offers machine learning as a cloud service to the public. Prior to Amazon, 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., and then as founder of his own company, Vocomo Software. During this time he was working on General Motor’s 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. He holds MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Denmark. He is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society and has numerous patents to his credit.

    • 11:55 - 12:15
      ENTERPRISE STORY 7
    • 12:15 - 12:55
      SPOTLIGHT: QUICKFIRE ENTERPRISE STORIES 8, 9, 10, 11 Nicolas Brien, Managing Director, France Digitale
      Sidharth Balakrishna, Executive Board Director, Essel Group
      Moderator:
      Sara Conejo Cervantes, Entrepreneur, Inspiring Juniors
      • Nicolas Brien, Managing Director, France Digitale

      • Sidharth Balakrishna, Executive Board Director, Essel Group

        Sidharth Balakrishna holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and an Economics degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University; both premier institutions in India. He has over 13 years of experience in the energy, infrastructure, artificial intelligence, digital media and education sectors. He is currently an Executive Board Director with the Essel (Zee) Group, India’s largest media entity and other organisations; and is leading several strategic initiatives in digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence etc. In the past, he has led strategy and headed many large projects including in the fields of oil & gas, renewable energy, education, water and vocational training. Mr Sidharth Balakrishna has also been a Strategy Consultant with Accenture and KPMG. Some of the projects that he has led have been awarded nationally and internationally. He is also a reviewer with the Massachusetts Inst of Technology (MIT, Boston, USA)'s Ideas program. Mr Balakrishna has also considerable academic experience; and has written five books published by Pearson, the world’s largest publishing house, and Tata McGraw Hill. He is a Visiting Faculty at a number of management institutes in India. He has presented at a number of international fora in the past including at London, Muscat, Dubai, Myanmar, Mozambique, Kuwait, New Delhi, Goa, Mumbai etc. He is a columnist with the Economic Times, India’s largest English business daily and other reputed publications.

      • Moderator:

      • Sara Conejo Cervantes, Entrepreneur, Inspiring Juniors

    • 12:55 - 13:15
      ENTERPRISE STORY 12 - Lessons learned building a large recommender system Oscar Celma, Head of AI, Pandora
      • Oscar Celma, Head of AI, Pandora

        Dr. Òscar Celma is Head of Research at Pandora, where he leads a team of 80 (40 scientists and 40 musicologists) to provide the best personalized radio and on-demand music experience. Òscar has published a book named "Music Recommendation and Discovery" (Springer, 2010). Òscar holds a few patents from his work on music discovery as well as on Vocaloid, a singing voice-synthesizer bought by Yamaha in 2004. From 2011 till 2014 Òscar was Senior Research Scientist at Gracenote. His work focused on music and video recommendation and discovery. Before that he was co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Barcelona Music and Audio Technologies (BMAT). He's also an avid speaker at conferences such as Strata + Hadoop, QCon, MLConf, SXSW, and Midem.

  • STREAM 2: STARTUP, SCALEUPS AND UNICORNS - How to get a share of the AI pie Chair: Christopher Auer-Welsbach, Co-Founder, City.AI
    • 11:35 - 11:50
      UNICORN STORY: Darktrace Emily Orton, Co-Founder, Darktrace

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

      • Emily Orton, Co-Founder, Darktrace

    • 11:50 - 12:10
      IN CONVERSATION - Startup to buyout - how to build a successful AI startup Ilya Gelfenbeyn. CEO and Co-Founder, API.ai (Google)
      Interviewer: John Spindler, CEO, Capital Enterprise

      Founders of startups that have been acquired share their challenges and experiences

      • Ilya Gelfenbeyn. CEO and Co-Founder, API.ai (Google)

        Ilya previously co-founded Dialogflow (formerly known as API.AI), a developer platform for building conversational experiences, and served as its CEO before Google acquired the company in September 2016. Prior to launching API.AI, the company built Assistant.ai, the highest rated independent voice assistant in the world with 40M+ users. Ilya earned his MBA from the University of Brighton, and a BSc in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University. Ilya’s areas of interest are in natural language processing, artificial intelligence and conversational interfaces. He is an author of a number of patents in those fields.

      • Interviewer: John Spindler, CEO, Capital Enterprise

    • 12:10 - 12:20
      Startup Story: Ada Health Daniel Nathrath, Co-Founder and CEO, Ada Health
      • Daniel Nathrath, Co-Founder and CEO, Ada Health

        Daniel is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in strategic growth and transformational change. During his career, he’s founded several startups around the world and served as general counsel and managing director at various tech firms across the UK, US, Denmark and Germany. Daniel was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and studied law as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Houston. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

    • 12:20 - 12:30
      STARTUP STORY: CloudMinds Bill Huang, Founder and CEO, CloudMinds

      Hear from World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

      • Bill Huang, Founder and CEO, CloudMinds

    • 12:30 - 13:05
      PANEL DISCUSSION - “Dataficial” Intelligence (AI): A series of data decisions Ilya Kirnos, Founding Partner and CTO, Signalfire
      Dr. Tony Jebara, Director of Machine Learning Research, Netflix
      Trent McConaghy, CTO, Ocean Protocol
      Moderator: Mike Reiner, Venture Partner, OpenOcean and Co-Founder, City.AI

      Exploring best practices, ranging from access to high quality data sets to managing and maintaining high quality data for effective machine learning, we zoom into data decisions made by successful entrepreneurs.

      • Ilya Kirnos, Founding Partner and CTO, Signalfire

        Ilya is a founding partner of SignalFire, where his areas of particular interest include data infrastructure and applications. Ilya is also SignalFire's CTO and leads a team of engineers and data scientists working to help the firm make better investment decisions and support portfolio companies. Prior to co-founding SignalFire, Ilya was a Software Engineer at Google (2004-2012). During his time at Google, Ilya held several technical leadership positions. He was a Technical Lead for Gmail Ads and was responsible for predicting consumer purchase intent and consumer Gmail monetization. Ilya was also a Technical Lead for AdWords Performance and Scalability where he managed responsiveness and uptime of the AdWords frontend. Ilya was also the founder and Technical Lead for Google Prediction Markets, where he led the engineering team from conception to product launch. Ilya started his software engineering career at Bell Labs and Oracle. Ilya graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Computer Science and a minor in Applied Mathematics.

      • Dr. Tony Jebara, Director of Machine Learning Research, Netflix

      • Trent McConaghy, CTO, Ocean Protocol

        Trent McConaghy has worked on AI for two decades, including national defense and variation-aware CAD tools for chip design. His current focus is Ocean Protocol, a decentralized substrate for AI data / compute marketplaces to unlock datasets, and facilitate verified & privacy-preserving compute. He's worked on problems in optimization, classification, regression, rare event estimation, and density estimation. He's given invited talks at TedX, Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Jet Propulsion Lab, Santa Fe Institute, and more; and has written two textbooks and dozens of peer-reviewed papers and patents. He holds a PhD in engineering from K.U. Leuven.

      • Moderator: Mike Reiner, Venture Partner, OpenOcean and Co-Founder, City.AI

    • 13:05 - 13:15
      STARTUP STORY: neoEYED Alessio Mauro, CEO, neoEYED

      Hear from the World Summit AI’s pick of the best AI startups making waves in 2018

      • Alessio Mauro, CEO, neoEYED

        Alessio Mauro, 33 years old from Italy, CEO at neoEYED. Bachelor in Digital Communication from University of Milan. More than 15 years of experience in web/mobile development. Spent the last 5 years on finding a way to get rid of passwords using biometrics as a consultant and main promoter of a new European Electronic Money Institution. He also worked in the payment space in his previous startup in the US to create a new payment circuit, detached from the credit card ones, where all transactions, even offline, where authorized through biometric recognition. Now working at his third startup to help banks and enterprises to reduce frauds using the next generation of Artificial Intelligence.

  • STREAM 3: DEVELOPING ETHICAL, ACCOUNTABLE AND UNBIASED AI -Building frameworks that are safe for the future Rumman Chowdhury, Responsible AI Lead, Accenture
    • 11:35 - 11:55
      PRESENTATION - AI Narratives - AI & Gender Dr. Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
      Dr. Kanta Dihal, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
      • Dr. Stephen Cave, Executive Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

        Dr Stephen Cave is Executive Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Philosophy, and Fellow of Hughes Hall, all at the University of Cambridge. Stephen earned a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge, then joined the British Foreign Office, where he served as a policy advisor and diplomat. He has subsequently written and spoken on a wide range of philosophical and scientific subjects, including in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and on television and radio around the world. His research interests currently focus on the nature, portrayal and governance of AI.

      • Dr. Kanta Dihal, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

        Dr Kanta Dihal is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the Research Project Coordinator of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. As a researcher on the AI Narratives project she explores how fictional and nonfictional stories shape the development and public understanding of artificial intelligence. Kantas work intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She obtained her DPhil at the University of Oxford: in her thesis, titled The Stories of Quantum Physics, she investigated the communication of conflicting interpretations of quantum physics to adults and children. She is an editor of the forthcoming collection AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines and is currently co-authoring AI: A Mythology with Dr Stephen Cave.

    • 11:55 - 12:20
      PRESENTATION - Building moral resilience while innovating with AI AJung Moon, Senior Advisor for High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations
      • AJung Moon, Senior Advisor for High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations

    • 12:20 - 12:40
      PRESENTATION - The glass box of AI Virginia Dignum, Chair of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Umeå University
      • Virginia Dignum, Chair of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence, Umeå University

        Virginia Dignum is Full Professor and Chair of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at University of Umeå in Sweden and associated with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the ethical and societal impact of AI. She is a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for her work on computational agent-based organizational frameworks. She a well-known speaker on the social and ethical impacts of Artificial Intelligence, and is member of program committees of all major journals and conferences in AI.

    • 13:00 - 13:20
      PRESENTATION - Can we learn to love AI and sex robots? Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer – Social and Cultural AI, King's College London
      • Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer – Social and Cultural AI, King's College London

        Kate Devlin is an academic and a writer. She is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural AI in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. A former archaeologist, with a PhD in computer science, Kate researches into how society interacts with and reacts to technological change and what we can learn from that in forecasting new and emerging tech, particularly our relationships with machines. Her book, "Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots" is out on 18th October.

  • STREAM 4: AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS
    • 11:35 - 12:35
      WORKSHOP 7 - Import azureml-sdk: The platform that can help you get from scripting to production Amy Boyd, Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

      Machinegebouw stage:

      Azure Machine Learning is a platform for developing and deploying your machine learning models. Use your favourite frameworks, libraries and tools to build and deploy your machine learning experiments with the help of the cloud.

      In this workshop we will look at the lifecycle of your projects: from data, to model and model to consumption in the real world. You can follow along with the code samples I will share, as well as using these examples to help you replicate this workshop with your own projects after the event.

      • Amy Boyd, Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft

    • 12:45 - 13:45
      WORKSHOP 9 - Business Transformation with AI Lillie Harris, Director, World Wide Enterprise Global Specialist, Microsoft
      Alessio Bagnaresi, Director- Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft
      Erik Ubels, Chief Technology Officer, EDGE Technologies

      Machinegebouw stage:

      Artificial intelligence is everywhere. Leaders are striving to stay ahead of, or at least not fall too far behind, the curve. The effects of AI will be amplified in the coming decade, as industries transform their core processes and business models to take advantage of its capabilities. Rather than missing the momentum, business leaders need to understand and act on the tremendous opportunities AI offers in their industry. They need to consider what is possible now, what will be possible, and what other industries are doing that could translate to their business and give them a competitive advantage.  In this workshop we will discuss how businesses start their transformational journey with AI, how they build skills and capabilities and ultimately how they tackle challenges and grasp opportunities with AI

      • Lillie Harris, Director, World Wide Enterprise Global Specialist, Microsoft

      • Alessio Bagnaresi, Director- Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft

      • Erik Ubels, Chief Technology Officer, EDGE Technologies

        Erik Ubels, started his career at Royal Philips Electronics as electronics product engineer. While studying computer science he moved on to KPMG, after five years joining what would become Deloitte. At Deloitte he was part of the team responsible for the first global digital audit system. Responsible as CIO for IT and facility management operations at Deloitte, Erik worked in close relationship with OVG to realize The Edge building in Amsterdam. Since January 2016 Erik is CTO at OVG Real Estate, as Chief Technology Officer, he is driving innovation and application of technology in the widest context you can imagine. Including the development of the cloud based platform for Edge Technologies. At Edge Technologies we believe the world needs better buildings, we take pride in building the world’s most bespoke buildings, not just smart, but intelligent, healthy and inspiring work places, by applying data analytics and machine learning we learn from the building and make it a better place to work, improving users’ comfort and wellbeing.

  • STREAM 5: AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS
    • 11:35 - 12:35
      WORKSHOP 8 - Research focused presentation - Make machines intelligent. Improve people’s lives Nal Kalchbrenner, Research Scientist, Google Brain
      Erwin Huizenga, Machine Learning Specialist, Google

      Zuiveringshal Ante stage:

      • Nal Kalchbrenner, Research Scientist, Google Brain

      • Erwin Huizenga, Machine Learning Specialist, Google

    • 12:45 - 13:45
      WORKSHOP 10 - ML model development with Datalab and Machine Learning Engine Dimos Christopoulos, Strategic Cloud Engineer, Google Cloud

      Zuiveringshal Ante stage:

      • Dimos Christopoulos, Strategic Cloud Engineer, Google Cloud

  • 13:15 - 14:15
    LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • STREAM 1: AI IN ACTION - ENTERPRISE STORIES - How AI has transformed our business Chair: Surya Ramkumar, Director of Services, Microsoft
    • 14:15 - 14:35
      KEYNOTE ENTERPRISE STORY 13 - Agreeing and disagreeing with the AI Helena Lindgren, Associate Professor, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University
      • Helena Lindgren, Associate Professor, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University

        Helena Lindgren is Associate Professor in Computer Science at Umeå University in Sweden. As a former Occupational Therapist and expert on adaptation of work places for people with various needs for cognitive, social, emotional and physical support, she takes particular interest in how AI can manifest similar capacities as humans, adapt, support and evolve over time as individuals and teams develop. Helena’s research is interdisciplinary, where formal methods for reasoning and decision making applied in argument-based dialogue systems are developed alongside methods for knowledge elicitation and participatory design of behavior change systems. Applications include clinical decision-support systems in the dementia domain and cognitive companions for managing stress. Recent engagements include serving as member of the board of the Swedish AI Society, local organization committees of IJCAI-ECAI 2018, the Federated AI Meeting 2018, MIE 2018, and Local Chair of ECCE 2017. She is leading the Umeå University's contributions to the national effort AI Sweden to increase competence in AI, and member of the program management group for the AI/MLX branch of WASP, the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, one of the largest private effort on AI and autonomous systems research.

    • 14:35 - 14:55
      ENTERPRISE STORY 14 - Personalising AI Dr. Tony Jebara, Director of Machine Learning Research, Netflix
      • Dr. Tony Jebara, Director of Machine Learning Research, Netflix

    • 14:55 - 15:15
      ENTERPRISE STORY 15 - Utilising deep learning for space imagery applications Romaric Redon, DataLab Manager, Airbus Defence and Space
      • Romaric Redon, DataLab Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

        Romaric has over 20 years of experience working on Innovation and AI applications in the aerospace industry. He started in the early days with LISP programming and had a chance to apply various AI technologies (rules based systems, cased based systems, semantic web, multi-agent systems, Machine learning and deep learning). Romaric has been through various roles: programmer, team leader of a data scientist team, roadmap leader for a data science department and today he is managing the AIRBUS Defence and Space DataLab.

  • STREAM 2: STARTUPS STAGE Chair: Mike Reiner, Venture Partner, OpenOcean and Co-Founder, City.AI
    • 14:15 - 15:15
      STARTUPS SHOWCASE: Five AI startups short-listed for our showcase get 5 minutes to pitch their business idea to five investors. After each pitch, judges get 5 minutes to ask questions about the venture. Startups:
      Appu Shaji, CEO, Mobius Labs
      Trent McConaghy, CTO, Ocean Protocol
      Reetu Kainulainen, CEO, Ultimate AI
      Erik van Wijk, CTO, Energyworx
      Alan Adojaan, CEO, Yanu
      Don Pickering, CEO, Olis Robotics

      Judges:
      Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone
      Henrik Landgren, Analytics Partner, EQT Ventures
      Jon Koplin, Managing Director, Cisco Investments Accenture
      Tom Henriksson, General Partner, OpenOcean
      Mark Wiermans, Managing Director – Innovation Center for Smart Services, Netherlands Lead for AI and Robotics, Accenture

      Five AI startups short-listed for our showcase get 5 minutes to pitch their business idea to five investors.
      After each pitch, judges get 5 minutes to ask questions about the venture.

      • Startups:

      • Appu Shaji, CEO, Mobius Labs

        Appu is the CEO and Chief Scientist at Mobius Labs who are looking to democratize computer vision. They are currently in stealth. Appu also co-founded sight.io where he developed technology to rate images based on computational aesthetics. sight.io was acquired by EyeEm on March 2014. Appu became the Head of R&D of EyeEm, where the aim was to solve photographic search by solving various visual classification and ranking problems. The group ranged between a pure research and industrial lab, with a strong emphasis on algorithmic/machine learning innovation. Appu was previously employed as a postdoc at Image and Visual Representation Group (IVRG) at EPFL, Lausanne, and has also held post-doc positions at Computer Vision Lab (CVLAB). He did my PhD from Computer Science and Engineering Department at IIT Bombay.

      • Trent McConaghy, CTO, Ocean Protocol

        Trent McConaghy has worked on AI for two decades, including national defense and variation-aware CAD tools for chip design. His current focus is Ocean Protocol, a decentralized substrate for AI data / compute marketplaces to unlock datasets, and facilitate verified & privacy-preserving compute. He's worked on problems in optimization, classification, regression, rare event estimation, and density estimation. He's given invited talks at TedX, Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Jet Propulsion Lab, Santa Fe Institute, and more; and has written two textbooks and dozens of peer-reviewed papers and patents. He holds a PhD in engineering from K.U. Leuven.

      • Reetu Kainulainen, CEO, Ultimate AI

      • Erik van Wijk, CTO, Energyworx

      • Alan Adojaan, CEO, Yanu

        Alan has acquired two degrees in Communications and PR, more than 15 years’ experience in the food & beverage and entertainment business. He has run some of the biggest nightclubs and most popular restaurants in Estonia, been involved in the marketing of various entertainment projects and figured on the local media market.

      • Don Pickering, CEO, Olis Robotics

        Don Pickering is CEO of Olis Robotics (formerly BluHaptics), a remote robotics software company based in Washington State, USA. An enterprise technology pioneer, Pickering has launched and developed five tech startups and brings extensive experience in software application development, analytics, geospatial, big data, and unmanned systems.

      • So you want to include a Machine Learning component into your IT operations? Be prepared for something completely different. This isn’t like clicking through an AI tutorial on your laptop. It’s not just the model you run that you need to consider — there’s things like integration, scaling and testing. What’s more, post-launch you’ll want to continuously adapt your model to respond to the changing environment. At ThoughtWorks, we’re pioneers in Continuous Delivery, where tools and processes ensure that software under development can be reliably released at any time and with high frequency. In this workshop we’ll demonstrate how the principles and tools from Continuous Delivery can be applied to Machine Learning — what we call Continuous Intelligence.

      • Judges:

      • Michiel Kotting, Partner, Northzone

        Michiel is a General Partner at Northzone. He joined in 2016 from Accel London, where he was an investor for five years. Originally from the Netherlands, Michiel spent the early years of his career at BCG before founding Digital Jones, an artificial intelligence company, in Silicon Valley. He has previously invested in companies such as Catawiki, Fiverr, Vinted, KNC and Packlink. Michiel has a graduate degree in physics from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

      • Henrik Landgren, Analytics Partner, EQT Ventures

      • Jon Koplin, Managing Director, Cisco Investments Accenture

      • Tom Henriksson, General Partner, OpenOcean

        Tom's investment interests revolve around his expertise in accurate consumer profiling and digital media technologies. Before joining OpenOcean as a General Partner, Tom launched and led Nokia Interactive Advertising - which was the leading first generation premium mobile ad network. In less than three years, Tom scaled the business from scratch to ca. $50 million in revenues and spearheaded the acquisition of Boston-based Enpocket Inc. It was at Holtron Ventures, as Managing Director, that Tom was introduced to Monty (Founder of MySQL) which resulted in him leading a Series A for MySQL, eventually exiting for over a billion dollars to Sun Microsystems.

      • Mark Wiermans, Managing Director – Innovation Center for Smart Services, Netherlands Lead for AI and Robotics, Accenture

        Mark Wiermans is responsible for growing a new service offering and location for Accenture. The Innovation Center for Smart Services in Heerlen focuses on innovative services that enhance or renew the digital experience. These services are based on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain. We service clients in the Benelux and Germany with local talent from the Euregion. For Accenture Netherlands he is responsible for driving our Robotics and AI business across our Strategy, Consulting, Digital and BPO businesses. Since 2012 he is responsible for the rapid growth of the Technology workforces in Almere (now Utrecht) and Heerlen. Mark holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

  • STREAM 3: DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS - Mind blowing future applications of AI
    • 14:15 - 14:35
      TECH TALK 7 - AI for ethics: game technology as an intervention for public understanding of social investment Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor, University of Bath
      • Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor, University of Bath

        Joanna J. Bryson is a transdisciplinary researcher on the structure and dynamics of human- and animal-like intelligence. Her research covering  topics from artificial intelligence, through autonomy and robot ethics, and on to human cooperation has appeared in venues ranging from a reddit to Science.  She holds degrees in Psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT. She has additional professional research experience from Princeton, Oxford, Harvard, and LEGO, and technical experience in Chicago's financial industry, and international management consultancy. Bryson is presently a Reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath.

    • 14:35 - 14:55
      TECH TALK 8 - The worlds first AI driven software platform to manage autonomous drone fleets Kumardev Chatterjee, CEO, Unmanned Life
      • Kumardev Chatterjee, CEO, Unmanned Life

    • 14:55 - 15:15
      TECH TALK 9 - Reinventing the way we solve global challenges: Telefonica's Alpha - Europe's first Moonshot Factory Pascal Weinberger, AI Lead, Telefonica's Alpha
      • Pascal Weinberger, AI Lead, Telefonica's Alpha

  • STREAM 5: AI UNDER THE HOOD WORKSHOPS
    • 14:15 - 15:15
      WORKSHOP 11 - Learn how to bring your ML models to production in a scalable way Rokesh Jankie, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

      Zuiveringshal Ante stage:

      • Rokesh Jankie, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud

  • 15:15 - 15:50
    REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
  • 15:50 - 16:15
    CLOSING HEADLINER Professor Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering & MD of Google's R&D Center in Israel, Google
    • Professor Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering & MD of Google's R&D Center in Israel, Google

    • 15:50 - 16:15
      CLOSING HEADLINER Professor Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering & MD of Google's R&D Center in Israel, Google
      • Professor Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering & MD of Google's R&D Center in Israel, Google

    • 16:15 - 16:30
      KEYNOTE OPENING - Findings of the Governmental Group of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director & Co-Lead of the UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations
      • Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director & Co-Lead of the UNSG's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations

  • WORKSHOP 12 - Hear from the best in the Canada's thriving AI scene!
    • 15:50 - 15:57
      Panel session doors open
    • 15:57 - 16:00
      Welcome from the Ambassador of Canada Sabine Nolke, Ambassador, Embassy of Canada
      • Sabine Nolke, Ambassador, Embassy of Canada

        Ambassador Nölke began her diplomatic career in 1992 as junior counsel in the Economic and Trade Law Division. Since 1993 Ms. Nölke has specialized in international law, in increasingly responsible positions, with a focus on international peace and security, human rights, terrorism, humanitarian law and international criminal law. She served abroad at the High Commission of Canada in London and with the Canadian delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna. Prior to her appointment to the Netherlands, she was Director-General of the Non-Proliferation and Security Threat Reduction Bureau.

    • 16:00 - 16:05
      Introduction of session and speakers Jim Stolze, Algency
      • Jim Stolze, Algency

        Stolze is an Amsterdam-based Dutch Tech entrepreneur and AI-specialist. He is a tech pioneer, currently building a global platform for useful artificial intelligence at Aigency.com. Jim is an active leader in the TEDx community. Under his leadership dozens of events have taken place under the brand of TEDxAmsterdam with an international cast of speakers and innovative ad campaigns. Since 2017 he also teaches Entrepreneurship in Data Science at the University of Amsterdam (Uva) and JADS in Tilburg.

    • 16:05 - 16:20
      Overview of the AI landscape in Canada from Element AI, pioneers of an AI-First world by turning cutting-edge AI research into transformative business applications. Marc-Etienne Ouimette, Director of Public Policy, Element AI
      • Marc-Etienne Ouimette, Director of Public Policy, Element AI

        Marc-Etienne has worked over a decade in advocacy positions, and is currently Director of Public Policy & Government Relations at Element AI, one of the world’s fastest growing AI companies. He advocates on their behalf around the globe. Marc has previously worked for the Carter Center, the Canadian High Commission, and as a corporate lawyer in a major firm. He holds an MA in political theory as well as Civil & Common law degrees from McGill University.

    • 16:20 - 16:40
      A Snapshot of Business in Canada: Canadian companies from across the country describe how they use AI and their Canadian experience Jody Glidden, CEO and President, Introhive
      Maher Ezzeddine, CEO, Ideanco
      Jeremy Easterbrook, CEO and Founder, Index
      Marieke de Bie, Director of Emerging Technologies, CGI
      • Introhive: a CRM automation, data enrichment and relationship intelligence software
      • Ideanco: an idea innovator company
      • Index Web Marketing: a digital marketing agency leveraging AI innovations
      • CGI: a Canadian global information technology consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, and solutions company
      • Jody Glidden, CEO and President, Introhive

        Jody has over 20 years of start-up and development experience in e-Learning, web and mobile technology. Prior to founding Introhive Jody was CTO and COO of Chalk Media that was acquired BlackBerry / RIM in 2009. Past Experience includes 2 successful eLearning companies that were acquired by global leaders in the market.

      • Maher Ezzeddine, CEO, Ideanco

        Maher Ezzeddine is the Chief Executive Officer of Ideanco and the Chairman of Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association. Ideas Founded in 1999, Ideanco is an idea innovator company that prides itself in being an early adopter of crowdsourcing, a major innovation key differentiator. Maher has been instrumental in kick-starting the integration of AI into the core of Ideanco and exploring transformative ways, ensuring the upcoming smart online manifesto becomes the first “intuitive” online marketplace in the world. The notion of teleportation is somehow taking a first step forward at Ideanco bringing a new revolution to the way we live and work. The outcome is the creation of thousands of jobs and opportunities with the absolute freedom and responsibility given to all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.ideanco.com

      • Jeremy Easterbrook, CEO and Founder, Index

        With a BA in Communication Sciences, and two years in a web marketing agency engineering their digital marketing department, Jeremy co-founded Index. Specialized in web strategies and programming, certified in Google Adwords, and recognized as a Google Partner, his leadership has played a key role in Index. Jeremy has brought together a team that has developed a unique AI solution in his field.

      • Marieke de Bie, Director of Emerging Technologies, CGI

        Marieke is responsible for teams that make use of the newest technologies. "We assemble high performance teams with people from different backgrounds and studies that have a passion for new technologies. We work together with people from various educational institutes and startups and call this cocreation.” Emerging Technologies connects clients and CGI industry-specific teams to create the perfect combination of indepth knowledge.

    • 16:40 - 17:00
      Facilitated Q&A with the audience
  • 17:00 - 17:25
    CLOSING HEADLINER - Developing AI for future exploration of extra-terrestrial subsurface oceans – search for life on Europa Steve Chien, Head of Artificial Intelligence Group, JPL, NASA
    • Steve Chien, Head of Artificial Intelligence Group, JPL, NASA

      Dr. Steve Chien is Technical Group Supervisor of the Artificial Intelligence Group and Senior Research Scientist in the Mission Planning and Execution Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology where he leads efforts in automated planning and scheduling for space exploration. Dr. Chien is also Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Southern California and previously was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Computer Science of the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a B.S. with Highest Honors in Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Economics, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, all from the University of Illinois. Dr. Chien was a recipient of the 1995 Lew Allen Award for Excellence, JPLs highest award recognizing outstanding technical achievements by JPL personnel in the early years of their careers. In 1997, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his work in research and development of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Team Lead for the ASPEN Planning System , which received Honorable Mention in the 1999 Software of the Year Competition and was a contributor to the Remote Agent System which was a co-winner in the same 1999 competition. In 2000, he received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for service and leadership in research and deployment of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Principal Investigator for the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment which is a co-winner of the 2005 NASA Software of the Year Award. In 2007, he received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for outstanding technical accomplishments in the development of the Autonomous Sciencecraft deployed on the Earth Observing One Mission and the development of the Earth Observing Sensorweb. In 2011 He was awarded the innaugural AIAA Intelligent Systems Award, for his contributions to Spacecraft Autonomy. In 2011, he was the team co-lead for the Sensorweb Toolbox team, which was awarded Honorable mention in the 2011 NASA Software of the Year Competition. In 2015 He was awarded a JPL Magellan Award as well as the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for his contributions to automated science scheduling for ESA's Rosetta mission.

  • 17:25 - 17:40
    CLOSE OF WORLD SUMMIT AI