2 NOVEMBER 2016 | EL SEGUNDO, CA

Rock Stars of Emerging Technologies

Today’s Hottest Emerging Technologies…and How You Can Use Them Now. 

  • Uber Machine Learning Case Study – Rapid growth pushed Uber to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform. Hear how they are using AI and Deep Learning to do it.
  • Ford Virtual Reality Case Study – Can VR be more effective than real-world design? Ford, the first automaker to use a VR lab to enable designers and engineers globally to work together in real time, tells you how it’s working for them.
  • Can Artificial Intelligence Be Safe? Symantec reveals the shocking truth about IoT device vulnerability.  Hear how you can take a deeper dive into machine learning-based analytics to find and fight serious attackers.
  • The Next Big Thing: Taking innovation mainstream has driven Cisco’s IoT, AR, VR and Machine Learning programs.  Hear what the head of Cisco’s Innovation Group says is next for AI.

    You literally can’t afford to miss the all new Rock Stars of Emerging Technologies 2016.
 

 

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Speakers

 

Danny Lange

 

 

Danny Lange

Head of Machine Learning
Uber

Danny Lange leads Uber’s effort to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support their rapid growth. With the help of this branch of Artificial Intelligence including Deep Learning, Uber expects to provide an even better service to its customers. Previously, Danny was the General Manager of Amazon Machine Learning - an AWS product that offers Machine Learning as a Service. Prior to Amazon, Danny was Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he was leading a product team focused on large-scale Machine Learning for Big Data. Danny has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark.

 

Josh Robinson

 

 

Josh Robinson

CTO
YouBase

Josh Robinson is a code craftsman who thrives on the cutting edge. His love for coding began with the blue glow of a second hand Commodore 64 and has continued into his career building the future. As the CTO of YouBase he's working to create an individual centric datastore that changes the way we think about data ownership.
Elizabeth Baron

Elizabeth Baron

Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization Specialist
Ford Motor Company

Elizabeth Baron manages Ford’s VR Center and is the driving force in the development and deployment of immersive vehicle verification technology at Ford Motor Company. As the principle inventor of the Ford immersive Vehicle Environment (FiVE) process and technology, she has been a part of an amazing team of people who are passionate about the benefits of immersive VR. FiVE immerses a person into a full size, photo-realistic environment, enabling real-time product evaluations to take place in advance of any physical builds. FiVE is being used to evaluate crafted quality at nominal, with applied variations for margins, gaps, fit and finish. FiVE is also used in aesthetics and design, vehicle packaging, ergonomics and visibility.
Brian Witten

Brian Witten

Senior Director
Symantec Research Labs Worldwide

For more than 20 years, Brian has built security into countless things, including aircraft, spacecraft, industrial control systems, consumer electronics, critical infrastructure and more, which are used in banks, retailers, hospitals and manufacturing companies around the world. At Symantec, Brian's work has directly contributed to embedding security into over one billion IOT and AI devices. He has built and delivered award-winning technologies used at Symantec and Norton, and worked closely with leading universities, government organizations and industry partners around the world.
Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group
Cisco

Identifying next big thing and making it happen is Maciej’s main focus. He leads the team focused on incubating new businesses, taking co-innovation and solutions mainstream via the global network of Innovation Centers, driving IoT, AI, VR and other innovation efforts, and implementing innovative ideas across Cisco. He drives the vision and strategy for a business unit that’s focused on developing intelligent networks for process and discrete manufacturing, transportation, machine-to-machine communication and connected vehicles. Before leading CIG, Maciej led other Cisco teams that help to improve the business processes of Cisco customers. He led the efforts across Cisco businesses to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps so that enterprises can conduct business and communicate from anywhere, anytime, and in any way they wish – as Borderless Networks.
Victor Nilson

Victor Nilson

Senior Vice President Big Data
AT&T

Responsible for a new internal start up business unit dedicated to applying the vast resources and expertise of AT&T to the opportunities associated with Big Data, Advanced Analytics and 5G. Victor leads a centralized organization dedicated to enabling the discovery and development of meaningful insights from data leading to innovations. His organization works to inspire continuous innovation for the benefit of AT&T and its customers, and to accelerate smarter decision-making.
Atakan Cetinsoy

Atakan Cetinsoy

Vice President of Predictive Applications
BigML

Atakan Cetinsoy is the Vice President of Predictive Applications for BigML. In this capacity, he works closely with the company’s customers and prospects in identifying predictive use cases, proposing machine learning solutions as well as deploying and measuring them. Atakan has 20 years of hi-tech product management and product marketing experience with both global brands and venture funded startups including Apple, Strands, Deem(Rearden Commerce) and Yahoo!. Atakan holds a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul and an M.B.A. from The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
Alpesh Shawh

Alpesh Shah

Senior Director of Global Business Strategy & Intelligence
IEEE Standards Association

Alpesh Shah serves as the Senior Director of Global Business Strategy & Intelligence at the IEEE Standards Association, where his focus is on organizational growth and advancements of ecosystems towards accelerated outcomes.
Jason Bagley

Jason Bagley

Developer
Art & Logic

Jason has worked for Art & Logic for nearly two decades on a variety of projects; from Mac and Windows graphics applications, to music hardware running embedded Linux. He’s currently interested in computer vision, but can be tempted by almost any programming challenge including IoT and emerging technologies . His most comfortable weapon is C++.
Dr. Sven F. Crone

Dr. Sven F. Crone

Assistant Professor in Management Science (Lecturer), Co-Director of Lancaster Research Centre for Forecasting
Lancaster University

Sven F. Crone is an Assistant Professor in Management Science at Lancaster University, UK, where his research on business forecasting and time series data mining has received international acclaim. As the director of the Lancaster Research Centre for Forecasting, one of the largest research units dedicated to forecasting and analytics, he and his team regularly take state-of-the-art research and apply it in corporate practice: from new product textile forecasting using time series clustering, to using artificial intelligence for forecast model selection in consumer goods companies, and data mining approaches in call centre and energy forecasting. Sven frequently provides in-house training courses on forecasting and analytics for companies, the IBF and IEEE, and has been a regular speaker at numerous conferences.

 

 

Agenda

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Danny Lange

Head of Machine Learning
Uber

Bringing Machine Learning to Every Corner of Your Business -- Uber Machine Learning Use Case

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Have you noticed how applications seem to get smarter? Apps make recommendations based on past purchases; you get an alert from your bank when they suspect a fraudulent transaction; and you receive emails from your favorite store when items related to things you typically buy are on sale. Uber’s Danny Lange says these uses of AI and Machine Learning are just the beginning. Using Machine Learning for predictions from new data can be challenging for a few reasons including: difficulty in understanding the algorithms behind Machine Learning; and the challenges of running the infrastructure needed to build accurate models and use these models at scale. Danny describes the Uber how Uber overcame obstacles to build a Machine Learning service that easily allows their teams to embed intelligence into their applications that can perform important functions such as ETA, fraud detection, churn prediction, forecasting demand, and much more.

Victor Nilson

Senior Vice President Big Data
AT&T

How Real is 5G?

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Virtual reality, self-driving cars, robotics, smart cities and other new technologies are about to test networks like never before. AT&T Senior Vice President, Victor Nilson, says these technologies will be immersive, pervasive and responsive to customers. He talks about how 5G is the key to making them a reality. He discusses AT&T’s 5G roadmap – the victories and challenges, and the necessity of a unified experience incorporating 5G, SDN, Big Data, Security and open source software.

Elizabeth Baron

Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization Specialist
Ford Motor Company

Can Virtual Reality Be More Effective Than Real-World Design? -- Ford Motor Company Use Case

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Elizabeth Baron, the head of and driving force behind Ford Motor Company’s VR program, says, “Definitely yes.” Ford’s lab enables designers and engineers globally to work together in real time. Ford’s Virtual Reality prototyping has reinvented vehicle design. She’ll talk about how Ford is using virtual reality to not only help design new vehicles, but also to develop autonomous vehicle technologies. She’ll also focus on how virtual reality can be used for prototype development in a wide variety of industries, taking advantage of the best global talent.

Brian Witten

Senior Director
Symantec Research Labs Worldwide

Internet of Things (IoT) Security

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Over the past two years, cyber attacks have “hacked, tracked and stolen” cars, infected MRI and X-Ray machines, held hospitals ransom, crashed power grids, and damaged a steel mill blast furnace. Sadly, all such attacks were entirely avoidable with existing technology. This talk delves deeply into the machine learning based analytics needed to find and fight truly serious attackers. Brian frames an end-to-end strategy for protecting IoT and AI in several verticals, with concrete examples in each vertical, heavily leveraging open-source technologies to improve security, and attempting to make such a complicated challenge far more tractable.
 

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Roundtable: Computational Intelligence: The Next Forgotten Technology?

Dr. Sven F. Crone

Assistant Professor in Management Science (Lecturer), Co-Director of Lancaster Research Centre for Forecasting
Lancaster University

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Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Panel: The Future of Emerging Technologies

Atakan Cetinsoy, Vice President of Predictive Applications, BigML (panelist)
Alpesh Shah, Sr. Dir. Global Bus Strategy and Intelligence, IEEE Standards Association (panelist)
Jason Bagley, Developer, Art & Logic (panelist)

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group
Cisco

Getting Ahead of the Next Big Thing - Building Blocks for Innovation Disruption

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In the last few years, IoT hype has been deafening. We’ve been bombarded by a barrage of technology messages and predictions, such as billions of devices getting connected and creating trillions of dollars of economic value. While all true, IoT is not really about those things. It is about thousands of organizations that already use IoT to optimize their operations, introduce new business models and create new revenue streams. In this talk, the speaker will walk in the shoes of people who are taking first steps on the IoT journey to transform their businesses, industries and careers. An IoT pioneer and author of the forthcoming book, “Building the Internet of Things,” the speaker will share successful use cases, common mistakes and practical best practices. He will cut through the hype to show the reality of IoT today.
 

Josh Robinson

CTO
YouBase

Blockchain: Collaboration Without Trust

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Blockchain technology is poised to change the world. But what is it and how can it be used? In this talk we will discuss how blockchain technology works, what tools it offers, and review some concrete use cases from finance and healthcare. Most importantly we will go over why blockchain technology is getting so much attention and what it can do for you.
 

 

 

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  • Meet this influential group of users and potential users face-to-face
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For more information and to secure your Emerging Technologies sponsorship and/or exhibit space, please contact:
 

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Pie Charts

 

C-Level - CEO, COO, CTO, CIO, CMIO, CNIO, CISO, CDO, CMO, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Digital Officer, Futurist, Chief Envisioning Officer

VP -  Product Design, Product, New Products, Cyber Security, Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Field Service, Infosec, Information Technology (IT)

Director and Senior Managers - Creative Directors, Digital, Mobile, Products, Customer Experience, Field Service, Interoperability, Standards

Sr. Engineer/Developers - Augmented Reality, 3D,Mobile, Architect, Standards, Interoperability, Architect, Cyber Security, VR and AR Specialists
 

Venue

Attend the Rock Stars of Emerging Technologies

Rock Stars of Emerging Technologies will be held on November 2nd at Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA.

The Automobile Driving Museum has a great vintage feel centered around the collection of 130 classic and antique automobiles on display. The Automobile Driving Museum is centrally located - just 5 minutes south of LAX near the 405 and 105 freeways.

Parking - The Automobile Driving Museum has ample parking on the side lots and street parking.

 

610 Lairport St
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone:(310) 909-0950

 

 

 

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2 November 2016 El Segundo, CA

IEEE/IEEE Computer Society Member: $329 | SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $79
Non-member: $399 | SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $99
Team: $199 each for groups of three or more | SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $59
Students: $59

Discounts also available for multiple events.