DEEP DIVE TECH TALKS

THE STATE OF AI

 

THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2020 14:30 – 18:30 PM CEST

Event running in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

All sessions are followed by extended Q&A with the speakers. Your chance to get 1-2-1 time with them for 15 minutes, diving deep into anything you want to have answered!

CYBERSPACE AGENDA AND NETWORKING

14:30 – 15:00 (PRE-EPISODE SESSIONS)

14:30 – 15:30 – Limited availability. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Fancy 5 with Deloitte, a private consultation with Artificial Solutions, a startup mentor session with Oracle for startups, a virtual hug on bias in data from ETIQ, a pow wow on AI with Radix, a super session with SAS, a meeting of minds with the endless startups via StartupAmsterdam, a supersonic meeting with Invest in Canada | Investir au Canada, a chat on data with ScaleOps.AI, a 121 direct with the brains at KPMG, a voice convo live with Cognigy, a personal mtg with Pluralsight, a zig zag with Xilinx, a brainstorm with Brainpool AI, a discussion with Aligned Research Group LLC.

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HEADLINER STAGE

15:00 – 15:05

WELCOME InspiredMinds!

Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder, InspiredMinds!

WELCOME and chairperson’s opening remarks

Anushka Sharma, Founder, Naaut


15:05 – 15:20

HEADLINER  How humans judge machines

César A. Hidalgo, ANITI Chair, University of Toulouse, Honorary Professor, University of Manchester, Visiting Professor, Harvard University


15:25 – 15:40

HEADLINER How noise can make us see the world better

Loubna Bouarfa, CEO & Founder, OKRA Technologies


15:45 – 16:00

TECH TALK  Dealing with unstructured and noisy data: Finding a needle in the haystack

Debjyoti Paul, Data Scientist


16:05 – 16:20

TECH TALK  AI vs. Hybrid AI: Which is the better model for machine learning?

Eyad Nawar, AGI Expert Chief AI Researcher, Humans in the Loop


16:25 – 16:40

HEADLINER Architectures for cognitive systems

Grady Booch, IBM Fellow


16:45 – 17:05

HEADLINER Is data the new currency?

JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard


17:10 –  17:25

TECH TALK  How decoding strategies affect the verifiability of generated text

Fabrizio Slivestri, Research Scientist, Facebook AI


17:25

Chair’s closing remarks

Anushka Sharma, Founder, Naaut


17:30 – 18:30  INSPIRED AI MEET UP

Hosted by: Joel Myhre, Senior Disaster Management Specialist, Pacific Disaster Center

Network and connect with our global community of multi-disciplinary experts, business leaders, heads of government, policy makers, startups, investors, academics and media worldwide! With automated 1-2-1 chat roulette, our Networking Lounge on the platform, visiting our Cyberspace area to find virtual booths hosted by our sponsors and partners or connecting with specific contacts in a private meeting as an Inspired Citizen – cyber networking made easy.

STREAM 1

15:40 – 15:50

START UP SHOWCASE

Struggling to keep up with the state of AI?
New AI search technology to prevent AI and Data Science teams from going crazy.

Jakub Zavrel, Founder, Zeta Alpha


 16:25 – 17:05

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Social Dilemma: An examination of the truth

Dr. John Danaher, Senior Lecturer – School of Law, NUI Galway

Bronwyn Williams, Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst

Dr. Christina Jayne Colclough, Expert Future of Work(ers) & Politics of Technology, The Why Not Lab 

Gry Hasselbalch, Co-Founder, DataEthics.eu

Dr. Alex Hanna, Sociologist and Research Scientist, Google

Moderator:

Ivana Bartoletti, Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network and Author, An Artificial Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANUSHKA SHARMA
Founder
Naaut
   
ANUSHKA SHARMA
Founder
Naaut
   

Nush founded Naaut which provides a 360 approach to innovation strategy to space agencies, startups, academia, AI accelerators, primes, and tech companies. As well as Naaut, Nush co-founded the London Space Network (LSN) in Jan 2019, the London Space Network organises monthly networking events across London to build and strengthen the UK space community. Recognised as one of the Top 100 most influential BAME tech leaders in the UK. – Financial Times. Nush has been active in the tech ecosystem across the UK, Europe, and the USA. Nush has championed diversity across the global space and tech ecosystem. She was appointed POC tech community ambassador for Google for Startup Campus and has been a key figure across the ecosystem connecting people to networks. She champions diversity of perspectives to drive and foster collaboration to drive innovation as we take our steps to go back to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Nush is and Advisory Board member of YSYS -Your Startup, Your Story is a startup community for founders, developers, creatives, investors and more on a mission to make a difference.

GRADY BOOCH
IBM Fellow
                         
GRADY BOOCH
IBM Fellow
                         

Grady Booch is Chief Scientist for Software Engineering at IBM where he leads IBM’s research and development for embodied cognition. Having originated the term and the practice of object-oriented design, he is best known for his work in advancing the fields of software engineering and software architecture. A co-author of the Unified Modeling Language, a founding member of the Agile Alliance, and a founding member of the Hillside Group, Grady has published six books and several hundred technical articles, including an ongoing column for IEEE Software. Grady was also a trustee for the Computer History Museum. He is an IBM Fellow, an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow, has been awarded the Lovelace Medal and has given the Turing Lecture for the BCS, and was recently named an IEEE Computer Pioneer.

CESAR A. HIDALGO
ANITI Chair | University of Toulouse
Honorary Professor | University of Manchester
Visiting Professor | Harvard University
CESAR A. HIDALGO
ANITI Chair | University of Toulouse
Honorary Professor | University of Manchester
Visiting Professor | Harvard University

César Hidalgo holds an ANITI Chair at the University of Toulouse, an Honorary Professorship at the University of Manchester, and is a visiting Professor at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied SciencCes. Hidalgo is also a founder of Datawheel, a data visualization and distribution company. Prior to joining the University of Toulouse, Hidalgo was a professor at MIT where he directed the Collective Learning group.

Dr. Hidalgo’s research focuses on collective learning–the learning taking place in teams, organizations, and economies. With his group, he develops analytical tools and models to understanding how collective learning takes place, and also, they design tools to help improve the collective learning of organizations.

These tools include The Observatory of Economic Complexity (the world’s leading visualization engine for international trade data), Pantheon (a platform mapping human collective memory), DataViva (a platform visualizing economic data for all of Brazil), Immersion (a tool to visualize personal email networks), DataUSA (the most comprehensive effort to visualize US public data), and DIVE (a generalized tool designed to transform any dataset into a story).

A native of Santiago de Chile and a permanent resident of the US, Hidalgo is the only hispanic faculty of the MIT Media Lab. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Hidalgo is the author of Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies (Basic Books, 2015), and a co-author of The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT, Press 2011).

LOUBNA BOUARFA
CEO & Founder
OKRA Technologies
LOUBNA BOUARFA
CEO & Founder
OKRA Technologies

Dr Loubna Bouarfa is a machine learning scientist turned entrepreneur.

She is the founder and CEO of OKRA Technologies – an artificial intelligence data analytics company for healthcare. OKRA allows healthcare professionals to combine all their data in one place and generate actionable, evidence-based insights in real time, to save and improve human lives.

Loubna is currently a member of the European Union High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, where she is particularly focused on healthcare and achieving competitive business impact with AI. She was named an MIT Technology Review Top Innovator Under 35, a Forbes 50 Top Women In Tech, and won several prizes, including CEO of Year 2019 at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards and Best Female-Led Startup at the StartUp Europe Awards.

On a personal level, she is a strong advocate for diversity, women and challenging the status quo.

DR. ALEX HANNA
Sociologist and Research Scientist
Google
   
DR. ALEX HANNA
Sociologist and Research Scientist
Google
   
DR. CHRISTINA JAYNE COLCLOUGH
Expert Future of Work(ers) & Politics of Technology
The Why Not Lab
   
DR. CHRISTINA JAYNE COLCLOUGH
Expert Future of Work(ers) & Politics of Technology
The Why Not Lab
   

Dr Christina Colclough specialises in the future world of work(ers) & the politics of technology: digitalisation, ethics of AI, workplace data and AI governance, workers’ data rights. Regarded widely as a thought leader on inclusive digital change she advises a range of unions, CSOs and governmental bodies on future of work issues and responsible tech. She co-developed WeClock. an open-source self-tracking app for workers and Lighthouse, a data governance framework. Christina is a Member of the OECD expert group on A.I and is a member of the UN Secretary General Roadmap for Digital Cooperation stakeholder group. She was named as one of the world’s 100 most influential women on the ethics of AI.  Website www.thewhynotlab.com

GRY HASSELBALCH
Co-Founder
DataEthics.eu
   
GRY HASSELBALCH
Co-Founder
DataEthics.eu
   

Gry Hasselbalch is a leading expert in responsible digital innovation and technological transformation. She is one of the female founders of the thinkdotank DataEthics.eu established in 2015, a member of the European Commission’s  High-Level Group on AI that created Europe’s Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and is author of the influential book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (Hasselbalch & Tranberg, 2016).

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst
   
BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Futurist, Economist and Business Trends Analyst
   

As a partner at Flux Trends, Bronwyn’s research focuses on how macro socio-economic trends and emerging technologies will impact businesses, industries, and nations in the near and long term future. Part economist, part strategist, Bronwyn’s particular areas including using qualitative data combined with rich human insight for sustainable future design.

Her educational credentials include tertiary qualifications in Marketing Management (University of Johannesburg), Economics (University of London), Foresight (University of Manchester), and Future Studies (University of Stellenbosch). She is currently completing a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Bath.

Bronwyn’s clients include listed companies, The South African Reserve Bank, African government departments, and global business leaders. She also guest lectures for leading business schools, such as Duke, GIBS, University of Cape Town, and the University of Johannesburg. Bronwyn is also a published writer and a well- known media commentator on future trends and economic trajectories for network channels including CNBC Africa and ENCA News. Her next book, The Future Starts Now is being published by Bloomsbury and will be on shelves early 2021.

 

IVANA BARTOLETTI
Co-Founder
Women Leading in AI Network
IVANA BARTOLETTI
Co-Founder
Women Leading in AI Network

Ivana Bartoletti is a Privacy and Data Protection professional, a media commentator and a public speaker. She is Director of Technology at Deloitte and advises businesses and organisations on best practice and how to comply with privacy legislation at the UK, EU and global level. She works across all sectors, from finance to adtech, and within the energy market. Ivana has extensive knowledge of the Privacy and ethical challenges in the smart and digital economy, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the Internet of Things.

Ivana worked for seven years as an Information Governance Manager at the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management and has held senior management roles at Barclays Bank and Sky TV. In 2012, she received the Best Personal Achievement in the Public Sector Award for introducing new safety policies on hospital premises.

Ivana is an International public speaker and commentator on privacy, digital rights, data ethics and regularly features on the BBC and other outlets.

DR. JOHN DANAHER
Senior Lecturer
School of Law, NUI Galway
DR. JOHN DANAHER
Senior Lecturer
School of Law, NUI Galway
EYAD NAWAR
Chief AI Researcher
Humans in the Loop & AGI Expert
EYAD NAWAR
Chief AI Researcher
Humans in the Loop & AGI Expert
FABRIZIO SILVESTRI
Research Scientist
Facebook AI
FABRIZIO SILVESTRI
Research Scientist
Facebook AI

Fabrizio Silvestri is a Research Scientist at Facebook AI London, UK, in the Integrity team.
His interests are in Web Search, and in particular, his specialization is building systems to better interpret queries from users’ search traces.

Prior to Facebook, Fabrizio was a Principal Scientist at Yahoo Research, where he has worked on sponsored search and native advertising within the Yahoo Gemini project.

Fabrizio holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy, where he studied problems related to Web Information Retrieval with particular focus on efficiency issues like caching, collection partitioning, and distributed IR in general.

He authored around 140 research papers, which are published in topmost international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

JOANN STONIER
Chief Data Officer
Mastercard
 
JOANN STONIER
Chief Data Officer
Mastercard
 

JoAnn C. Stonier serves as Chief Data Officer for Mastercard, leading the organization’s data innovation efforts while navigating current and future data risks. She oversees the curation, quality, governance and management of the company’s extensive data assets, as Mastercard increasingly looks to deepen the strategic value it can provide its merchant, banking and government customers and cardholders through its expanding data-driven products and capabilities.

JoAnn previously served as the company’s Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer, responsible for global privacy and information governance, and leading regulatory engagement for data compliance.

JoAnn is a recognized and highly sought-after thought leader in emergent data and privacy issues.  She has advised industry executives, governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. Currently, she serves on the United Nations Expert Group on Governance and Artificial Intelligence and is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Data Policy.  JoAnn also serves as a Board Advisor for Truata, a data trust co-founded by Mastercard and IBM, on the Board of Directors and Governance Committee for Hope For The Warriors, a non-profit Veteran service organization, and on the Board of Trustees and Executive & Finance Committees for Academy of Mount St. Ursula, where she attended high school in Bronx, New York.

JoAnn received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey. She is based in Purchase, N.Y.

JOEL MYHRE
Senior Disaster Management Specialist
Pacific Disaster Center
                           
JOEL MYHRE
Senior Disaster Management Specialist
Pacific Disaster Center
                           

From Kabul to Geneva to Palo Alto, Joel K. Myhre has been honoured over his two decades of public policy and advanced ICT experience to help bring advanced humanitarian technology innovations to civil society actors across the Pacific Rim, Europe, North America, Africa, & Central Asia. He has worked with a broad swath of Public Health, Counter-terrorism, Humanitarian and Disaster Response entities, in addition to UN and US DoD engagements throughout the Pacific Rim and Europe.

Having implemented UN, ISO, & US geospatial standards globally. Mr. Myhre’s technical geospatial endeavours include Membership in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), co-founder of the California Homeland Security GIS Working Group (now HIFLD), participant in the Global Healthcare Facility Database Initiative, and GEOINT subject matter expert for both the LA FBI’s WMD effort and the ad hoc WHO Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings.

Recent endeavours have focused on global public health alerting and response (WHO Geneva), EOC interoperability in Afghanistan, and use of satellite / mobile / UAV data sources for crisis response. He currently serves as the Geneva engagement lead for the Pacific Disaster Center to liaise with UN, WHO, NGO partners globally v a v COVID19 and all-hazards / DRR.

JAKUB ZAVREL
Founder
Zeta Alpha
JAKUB ZAVREL
Founder
Zeta Alpha

Jakub Zavrel has been working in AI and NLP since the early 1990’s, first as a researcher at Tilburg and Antwerp University, and after 2001 as the founder and CEO of Textkernel, a pioneer and market leader in using AI for recruitment and labor market analysis. More recently, in 2019, he started Zeta Alpha with the aim to improve the way we make decisions at work, using the latest developments in deep learning for natural language understanding. At Zeta Alpha, he leads the team in building a new search technology platform focused on making AI and Data Science experts better informed and more productive

SARAH PORTER
CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!
SARAH PORTER
CEO & Founder
InspiredMinds!

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.

DEBJYOTI PAUL
Data Scientist
DEBJYOTI PAUL
Data Scientist

I am a Machine Learning Engineer at Amazon working in fraud detection. I have worked in Machine Learning for 4+ years. Previously I have developed Machine Learning algorithms for Bing Ads, Microsoft R&D and worked as a Decision Scientist at HSBC Credit Risk team.