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Quoc Le, PhDQuoc Le, PhD

Quoc Le, PhD

Google Deepmind

Distinguished Scientist at Google DeepMind. Dr. Le is one of the most senior and influential figures of Google's AI effort with 45 papers & 1000 citations. Founding engineer at Google Brain, he introduced AutoML and co-developed word2vec & seq2seq. Honored by MIT Technology Review's "Innovators Under 35", his work on seq2seq motivated the now-ubiquitous Transformer architecture.

R. Sambasivam, PhDR. Sambasivam, PhD

R. Sambasivam, PhD

Petronas Group

Chief Data Scientist at Petronas. He leads advanced Oil & Gas analytics initiatives at Petronas to transform & deliver value across the group. Earlier, at Tata Steel, Dr. Sambasivam led the development of the Analytics CoE, shaping large digital transformation programs. Dr. Sambasivam holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering, IIT and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Christopher Nguyen, PhDChristopher Nguyen, PhD

Christopher Nguyen, PhD

Aitomatic

CEO of Aitomatic, a Knowledge-First ML company. He works with leading industrial companies like Panasonic and Tesla to help get fish from ocean to table, make efficient batteries for EVs, and keep cars safe. Dr. Nguyen was president of Arimo-Panasonic, eng. director at Google, and prof. of ECE at HKUST. He earned his BS from UC Berkeley, and MS & PhD from Stanford.

Urbashi Mitra, PhDUrbashi Mitra, PhD

Urbashi Mitra, PhD

USC Viterbi

Director of the USC Information, Inference & Intelligence Group. Dr. Mitra is the USC Viterbi Gordon S. Marshall Chair in Engineering and Professor of ECE & CS. Her work includes underwater acoustic comm, wireless body-area networks for health, and sensor networks, under programs sponsored by Office of Naval Research and the NSF (Mobile Underwater Networks).

Merwan MerebyMerwan Mereby

Merwan Mereby

WESCO (née Westinghouse)

VP of Digital Platforms at WESCO (formerly Westinghouse). Mr. Mereby has led global incubation & expansion of connected products & cloud-based industrial applications. He has led acquisitions of AI companies, managed sales/distribution strategies & policies. He has identified and forged strategic partnerships and managed relationships with other Fortune 500 companies.

Maya Ackerman, PhDMaya Ackerman, PhD

Maya Ackerman, PhD

Wave AI

CEO/Co-founder of WaveAI, Dr. Ackerman is a world-renowned Generative AI researcher. A pioneer in the space, Dr. Ackerman has been researching multimodal generative-AI models for text, music, and art since 2014. She was an early advocate for human-centered generative AI, bringing awareness to the power of AI to profoundly elevate human creativity.

Alexy Khrabrov, PhDAlexy Khrabrov, PhD

Alexy Khrabrov, PhD

IBM

Open Source Science Director at IBM. Dr. Khrabrov leads IBM’s global community initiative for Open Source Science, in partnership with leading OSS communities to create to science of tomorrow. Founding numerous developer meetups and the 'By the Bay' conferences, he is a seasoned technology speaker and former Chief Community Officer of the Trusted IoT Alliance.

Yishay CarmielYishay Carmiel

Yishay Carmiel

Meaning

CEO/Founder of Meaning, Carmiel has a successful track record & vast experience building, launching, growing disruptive AI-driven, revenue-generating products & services across startups & Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of numerous research papers in conversational AI, ML, deep learning and has been recognized as a leading global expert in the field. In 2017, Carmiel was chosen by SpeechTek Magazine as Speech Luminary of the Year.

Chetan Gupta, PhDChetan Gupta, PhD

Chetan Gupta, PhD

Hitachi

Head, Industrial AI at Hitachi, co-leads the Hitachi Global AI CoE & is Deputy GM for Hitachi AI Research Center. Dr. Gupta leads the strongest team of DS, architects & devs to build fundamental horizontal Industrial AI technologies & vertical solutions for mobility, manufacturing, mining, energy management systems, and industrial analytics. He has a Ph.D. in Maths, M.S. in CS & ChemE from UIC.

Yangqing Jia, PhDYangqing Jia, PhD

Yangqing Jia, PhD

Lepton.ai

CEO of Lepton.ai, a developer-centric platform for running AI apps efficiently at scale, in minutes. Well-known as the creator of CAFFE at Berkeley, Dr. Jia was the founding engineer & director of Facebook's AI infrastructure. At Alibaba, he was VP of AI & Analytics, overseeing Alibaba's largest platforms. He was a research scientist at Google Brain. Dr. Jia earned his PhD from UC Berkeley.

Curtis Ling, PhDCurtis Ling, PhD

Curtis Ling, PhD

MaxLinear

Dr. Curtis Ling, CTO & Co-founder at MaxLinear. Dr. Ling directs the integration of ML and AI-driven solutions into communication products. At Silicon Wave, Dr. Ling innovatively applied AI components in communication models. His tenure at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology laid the foundation for merging academic insights with industrial applications.

Sebastian KuklaSebastian Kukla

Sebastian Kukla

RHI Magnesita

Director, Refractory Services at RHI Magnesita, Kukla has championed steel & non-ferrous metals production for 30 years with innovative refractory solutions. RHI Magnesita pioneered steel industry technologies eg. the first automated laser scanner, gunning robot, minimizing worker exposure to molten steel. His impactful experience underscores significant influence to the refractory & steel-making factor.

Phong Nguyen, PhDPhong Nguyen, PhD

Phong Nguyen, PhD

FPT Software

Chief AI Officer, FPT Software. Prior, he was an AI Researcher at Hitachi Central Research Laboratory (Japan), where he obtained 8 patents and was named among Hitachi’s Top 50 young inventors. He was also Director of Data Science and AI Division at Tokyo Techies, and Hitachi’s representative and Visiting Researcher at Mila. He earned his MS from CMU and PhD from the University of Tokyo.

Waleed Kadous, PhDWaleed Kadous, PhD

Waleed Kadous, PhD

Anyscale

Chief Scientist at Anyscale. At Uber, Dr. Kadous helped riders and drivers find each other by improving location and maps, developed techniques that use phone sensors and AI to detect when a car has been in an accident. Prior to Uber, Waleed worked at Google on Google Maps, Google X and Android. He holds a BE in Computer Engineering & PhD in Computer Science (AI) from UNSW.

Kenji TakagiKenji Takagi

Kenji Takagi

Fenrir

Corporate Officer, Fenrir Inc. Mr. Kenji Takagi is leading AI innovation at Fenrir after a distinguished 14-year tenure at Panasonic, where he was integral in global supply chain and strategic business development. His leadership is characterized by a synergy of seasoned experience and an innovative approach, propelling industrial AI advancements. Mr. Takagi an esteemed alumni of Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).

Tess HauTess Hau

Tess Hau

Tess Ventures

Founder of Tess Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that focuses on AI, IoT, Enterprise applications, Fintech and more. A respected leader and subject matter expert, Tess is a sought-after speaker, lecturer, and advisor on venture capital, startups, entrepreneurship, strategy, expansion & growth. She was named “Top Women to Watch 2019” by Thrive Global.

James ChamJames Cham

James Cham

Bloomberg Beta VC

Co-founding General Partner, Bloomberg Beta, a highly successful early-stage venture capital firm with a soul, based in Silicon Valley. Bloomberg Beta invests funds from a single LP: the billionaire Mayor Bloomberg. Mr. Cham is a thought leader in the future of AI and its business models. He earned his BS CS from Harvard and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

K. Kenthapadi, PhDK. Kenthapadi, PhD

K. Kenthapadi, PhD

Fiddler AI

Chief AI Officer at Fiddler AI. As the Principal Scientist at Amazon AI, Dr. Krishnaram Kenthapadi shaped the technical roadmap, development, and new AI product launch, provided technical vision & steered initiatives in new domains eg. MLOps, Responsible AI, and improved business metrics for existing products via technology transfers. He earned his MS & PhD, CS from Stanford University.

R. ChiewvanichakornR. Chiewvanichakorn

R. Chiewvanichakorn

Panasonic

Data scientist at Cold-Chain Solutions, Panasonic, working on data analytics & AI solutions for industries. She leads the development of anomaly detection systems for cold-chain equipment. Ms. Chiewvanichakorn received her MS degree in Informatics from Kyoto University, Japan, where her research focused on neural networks and mixed-integer linear programming for chemo-informatics.

Shashi DandeShashi Dande

Shashi Dande

WESCO

Technology Director at Wesco, where he leads teams of data scientists and ML engineers working on industrial, physical-world AI/ML, Robotics, Platform and InnovationAI. Prior to this, Mr. Dande was a Principal Architect at Haliburton, specializing in Robotics, Automation, AI, ML, RL. He earned his BS from the University of Madras, and an MSEE from Clarkson University.

Sudhir HasbeSudhir Hasbe

Sudhir Hasbe

Neo4J

CPO at Neo4j. Sudhir transformed Google Cloud's Data Analytics into a multi-billion dollar domain and led the $2.6B Looker acquisition. At Zulily, he spearheaded data-driven transformations. His tenure at Microsoft included innovations for Xbox and pivotal Azure product launches. An avid marathon runner, Sudhir is dedicated to philanthropy with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Daniel Lenton, PhDDaniel Lenton, PhD

Daniel Lenton, PhD

Ivy

Dr. Daniel Lenton is the founder and CEO at Ivy, aiming to streamline AI deployment by unifying the AI stack in one code line. Previously, as a PhD student at the Dyson Robotics Lab, he delved into Machine Learning and Robotics and collaborated with Amazon's drone delivery. Lenton holds a Dean's list-recognized Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College.

Tatsuya Hagiwara, PhDTatsuya Hagiwara, PhD

Tatsuya Hagiwara, PhD

Panasonic

Director at Panasonic China and North Asia Company, AI & Digital Development Center. He leads the AI planning and development in Panasonic China and North Asia Company, especially in the solutions for anomaly detection and energy-saving in industrial area. He earned his Master's degree & PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from Osaka University.

Julija Bainiaksina, PhDJulija Bainiaksina, PhD

Julija Bainiaksina, PhD

Networky.co

Co-founder at Networky.co. Dr. Bainiaksina has been a prominent figure in AI, with experience spanning global tech firms. She led the development of data and AI-driven applications, gaining global recognition and features on CNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg. She holds an MS in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science from University College London.

Paco NathanPaco Nathan

Paco Nathan

Argilla

Advisor and Board Member at Argilla. Mr. Nathan works with leading industrial companies like BASF and Siemens on European AI initiatives. He is a recognized expert in natural language processing & understanding, data science, cloud computing, with 40+ years tech academic & industry experience, ranging from Berkeley, Stanford, Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups.

Ren YahiroRen Yahiro

Ren Yahiro

Itochu Techno-Solutions America

AI Researcher at Itochu Techno-Solutions America. Mr. Yahiro conducts research and strategic planning on AI for the Itochu Group. He has experience in solving problems with technology in the financial industry as well as knowledge of investment management. Mr. Yahiro graduated from Keio University (Japan).

Akinori KasaiAkinori Kasai

Akinori Kasai

Furuno

Engineer at Furuno AI Specialist Group. Mr. Kasai is a key player in driving AI innovations for the global leader in marine electronics. With a blend of underwater acoustics, firsthand fishermen knowledge, and AI, his work modernizes a traditionally lagging marine industry. Mr. Kasai holds an MS in Information Processing from Okayama University (Japan).

Zhang YuZhang Yu

Zhang Yu

Panasonic

Engineer at Panasonic Software Development Center Dalian, China. Mr. Zhang Yu has experienced in Internet of Things (IoT) big data analysis and AI applications at Panasonic China. He has practical experience in the application of fault prediction and energy-saving in the cold chain industry.

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Past Speakers

R. Sambasivam, PhDR. Sambasivam, PhD

R. Sambasivam, PhD

Petronas Group

Chief Data Scientist at Petronas. He leads advanced Oil & Gas analytics initiatives at Petronas to transform & deliver value across the group. Earlier, at Tata Steel, Dr. Sambasivam led the development of the Analytics CoE, shaping large digital transformation programs. Dr. Sambasivam holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering, IIT and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Christopher Nguyen, PhDChristopher Nguyen, PhD

Christopher Nguyen, PhD

Aitomatic

CEO of Aitomatic, a Knowledge-First ML company. He works with leading industrial companies like Panasonic and Tesla to help get fish from ocean to table, make efficient batteries for EVs, and keep cars safe. Dr. Nguyen was president of Arimo-Panasonic, eng. director at Google, and prof. of ECE at HKUST. He earned his BS from UC Berkeley, and MS & PhD from Stanford.

Hiroshi KutsumiHiroshi Kutsumi

Hiroshi Kutsumi

Panasonic

Director at Panasonic, leading its Global Digital & AI Technology Center. His organization provides the bridge between leading-edge technologies and customer solutions through the business divisions. A veteran exec at Panasonic, Kutsumi-san is a senior leader in the CTO organization, bringing to market innovative products from autonomous robots to AI-based predictive maintenance.

Chetan Gupta, PhDChetan Gupta, PhD

Chetan Gupta, PhD

Hitachi

Head, Industrial AI at Hitachi, co-leads the Hitachi Global AI CoE & is Deputy GM for Hitachi AI Research Center. Dr. Gupta leads the strongest team of DS, architects & devs to build fundamental horizontal Industrial AI technologies & vertical solutions for mobility, manufacturing, mining, energy management systems, and industrial analytics. He has a Ph.D. in Maths, M.S. in CS & ChemE from UIC.

Ovidiu Daescu, PhDOvidiu Daescu, PhD

Ovidiu Daescu, PhD

UT Dallas

Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science of the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Daescu’s ongoing research interests include computational geometry, algorithm engineering, spatial bio-medical computing, smart cities, and applied machine learning. He earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Jeannette Wing, PhDJeannette Wing, PhD

Jeannette Wing, PhD

Columbia University

Professor & Avanessians Director, Data Science Inst. at Columbia. Dr. Wing was CVP/Head of Microsoft Research, President’s Professor of CS at CMU, and an Asst Dir at the NSF. Her research interests are trustworthy AI, security & privacy, specification and verification, and distributed systems. Dr. Wing is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE. She earned her SB, SM, and PhD all from MIT.

Dharmin ParikhDharmin Parikh

Dharmin Parikh

Uber AI

Head of Product for Uber AI where he leads the team responsible for Uber’s ML platform, Michelangelo. Mr. Parikh was also Lead PM where he launched Uber's Safety Incident prevention & data products. Prior to Uber, he led product & engineering teams at Arimo and Intel corporation. He holds an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and MS in EE & Computer Networks, USC.

Sungyong Seo, PhDSungyong Seo, PhD

Sungyong Seo, PhD

Google Cloud AI

Dr. Seo’s research focuses on principled techniques for extracting knowledge from complex structures using it to build predictive models—merging insights both from data mining & machine learning. His work includes physics-informed machine learning, spatio-temporal learning, graph-based neural networks, time-series forecasting. He earned his MS from UMich and PhD from USC.

Paco NathanPaco Nathan

Paco Nathan

Argilla

Advisor and Board Member at Argilla. Mr. Nathan works with leading industrial companies like BASF and Siemens on European AI initiatives. He is a recognized expert in natural language processing & understanding, data science, cloud computing, with 40+ years tech academic & industry experience, ranging from Berkeley, Stanford, Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups.

Olaf Witkowski, PhDOlaf Witkowski, PhD

Olaf Witkowski, PhD

Cross Labs

Director of Research, Cross Labs, where he leads fundamental research in Artificial Life & Trustworthy AI & CEO, Cross Compass. Dr. Witkowski's research focuses on expanding human capacities through empathic and trustworthy AI. He co-founded YHouse, a NY-based non-profit transdisciplinary research institute, focusing on awareness, AI & complex systems.

Rayid Ghani, PhDRayid Ghani, PhD

Rayid Ghani, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Distinguished Career Professor of ML & CS at the Heinz College at CMU. He was the Chief Data Scientist for the Obama presidential campaign. He was also the Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy & Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ghani also led the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship.

Pete Warden, PhDPete Warden, PhD

Pete Warden, PhD

Useful Sensors

CEO of Useful Sensors. Former Founder & CTO of Jetpac, acquired by Google. At Google, Dr. Warden led the TensorFlow Mobile team responsible for deep learning on mobile and embedded devices, creating TinyML, a framework and runtime that enable powerful models that fit in small edge devices. He earned a PhD in CS from Stanford and a BS CS from the University of Manchester.

and many more...

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K1st:
Industrial AI Conference

Physical, human-centered systems present unique challenges. Up to now, Silicon Valley has assumed a digital, computer-centered world.

Knowledge-First AI prioritizes human experience alongside data. This promotes powerful, yet safe, reliable and trustworthy ML/AI systems.

K1st World's Industrial AI Conference
unites leaders from government, industry, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities of combining human & machine intelligence.

Featured topics:

  • Generative AI: Leveraging domain expertise, SSAs (Small Specialist Agents) and LLMs in Industrial AI Applications
  • Driving Open Innovation: Implementing Ethical and Sustainable Solutions in Industrial Generative AI
  • Forging Collaborative AI Ecosystems: Bridging Sectors and Challenges

Program Committee

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Ben Lorica, PhD

Program Chair

Former Chief Data Scientist, O’Reilly. Past Program Chair of Strataconf.com, TheAIconf.com, Tensorflow.world, and #SparkAISummit. Dr. Lorica hosts the Data Exchange Podcast, focused on data, machine learning and AI. He also produces Gradient Flow, named by Coursera as a Top-10 Site for Data Scientists. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from UC Santa Barbara.

Timothy Rozario, PhD

Technical Program Chair

Head of AI Solutions Engineering, Aitomatic, leading teams to build cutting-edge Industrial AI solutions that leverage domain expertise. Dr. Rozario applied ML to radiation treatment at UT Southwestern Medical. At Siemens Automation, he helped enterprises to improve automation capabilities. He earned his PhD in CS from UT Dallas.

Sebastian Kukla

Program Committee Member

Director, Refractory Services at RHI Magnesita, Kukla has championed steel and non-ferrous metals production for 30 years with innovative refractory solutions.

Urbashi Mitra, PhD

Program Committee Member

Director of the USC Information, Inference & Intelligence Group. Dr. Mitra is the USC Viterbi Gordon S. Marshall Chair in Engineering and Professor of ECE & CS.

Kenji Takagi

Program Committee Member

Corporate Officer, Fenrir Inc. Mr. Kenji Takagi is leading AI innovation at Fenrir after a distinguished 14-year tenure at Panasonic, where he was integral in global supply chain and strategic business development.

Yoshikuni Hirayama

Program Committee Member

Managing Director of APAC, Aitomatic. Mr. Hirayama previously led Panasonic's global R&D operations and M&A activities for 40 years, driving Panasonic's global R&D and technology collaborations. He is a strong advocate of innovative open-source industrial AI.

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Agenda

Wed, Sept 4

9:00AM-11:55AM
  • Opening Keynote
  • Technical Sessions:
    GenAI in Industry 4.0
afternoon
  • Technical Sessions:
    Unlocking $25T Economy withHuman-Centered GenAI Solutions
  • Keynote

Thu, Sept 5

9:00AM-11:55AM
(visionary-tier only)
  • Fireside chat
  • Panel: Responsible Collaboration and Decision-Making in Industrial Generative AI
  • Panel: Industrial Generative AI: Balancing Innovation and Responsibility
  • Exclusive Executive Networking Lunch
afternoon (All)
  • Fireside chat
  • Technical Sessions:
    Building Trust in Industrial AI
  • Technical Sessions:
    The Future of Industrial Generative AI
Networking Cocktails (all)

Registration

Limited-time offer ends October 4. Use code: INDUSTRYCONNECT

Innovator

Keep at the forefront of Generative AI technology for Physical Industries.

$ 1,199 

Oct 11-12

In-person access to sessions & programming

  • Keynotes
  • Technical Sessions
  • On-demand access to all sessions post-event
  • Cocktail session with leaders in industry, government and academia

Visionary

Exclusive events with the industry's biggest visionaries. Space limited.

$ 2,199 

Oct 11-12

Everything from our Innovator Pass plus

  • Access to the Visionary Session with leading industrial AI panelists
  • Reserved seating in all sessions
  • Meet some of the industry's biggest names
  • Concierge assistance for special flight & hotel rates

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