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Engineering AI [clear filter]
Monday, August 10
 

10:00am EDT

10:05am EDT

Keynote: The Future Value of AI
  • Ideas to consider         
  • Questions to ask         
  • Architectural approaches         
  • Buy-in from the board         
  • Connecting the dots inside a company         
  • Real-world applications

Speakers
avatar for Bob Evans

Bob Evans

Founder & CEO, Evans Strategic Communications LLC, Cloud Wars Media LLC
Bob Evans is one of the world’s leading analysts of the technology industry and the global phenomenon of digital transformation. In 2012, he was recruited by Oracle founder Larry Ellison to be the company’s first chief communications officer, and he left there after 5 years to... Read More →


Monday August 10, 2020 10:05am - 10:30am EDT
TBA

11:00am EDT

Engineering AI Track - Keynote: Lessons Learned with Misty—a Personal Robot—and AI/Machine Learning
Moderators
avatar for Karen Field

Karen Field

Group Content Director, Fierce Electronics

Speakers
avatar for Ian Bernstein

Ian Bernstein

Founder, Misty Robotics
Ian leads Misty Robotics’ product development and design. Prior to founding the robotics company, Ian served as founder and CTO at STEM learning company Sphero, which has shipped more than four million robots to date.


Monday August 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Engineering AI Track - AI in Consumer Electronics and Appliances
The AI capabilities of consumer electronics and appliances including vacuum cleaners, voice-enabled personal assistants and speakers, VR headsets/displays, and even washing machines, have increased dramatically, thanks in large part to advances in computer processing power.  But what does it really take from a design engineering perspective to successfully develop an application like AI-enabled object detection/image recognition so that a vacuum cleaner, for example, “goes to where the dirt is”?
  • Go behind-the-scenes with the companies who have successfully applied AI to real-world consumer electronics and appliances today and hear their stories
  • Learn about the key AI building blocks necessary for applications like image recognition and voice processing
  • Gain insight into the potential pitfalls of an AI implementation and how to avoid them

Moderators
avatar for Karen Field

Karen Field

Group Content Director, Fierce Electronics

Speakers
avatar for Robert Oshana

Robert Oshana

Vice President of Software Engineering R&D, Edge Processing, NXP Semiconductors
Rob Oshana is Vice President of Software Engineering R&D for the Edge Processing business line at NXP, responsible for software enablement, IoT connectivity, software middleware and security, operating systems, machine learning, networking and 5G as well as advanced technologies... Read More →
avatar for Avi Keren

Avi Keren

CTO and Head of DSPG Software R&D and SmartVoice Division Manager, DSP Group
Avi brings to DSP Group more than 25 years of technological and managerial experience. Prior to being appointed to his current position where he oversees all development with respect to smart voice and AI/ML hardware and software, Avi served in several managerial capacities at DSP... Read More →
avatar for Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

CEO, SensiML
With over 25 years of experience running embedded systems, wireless communications, and algorithm development businesses, Chris has led high caliber teams at companies ranging from Intel to startups. Chris focuses on building and supporting teams capable of bringing cutting edge technologies... Read More →


Monday August 10, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Engineering AI Track - Embedding a Secure Solution for the AIoT Big-Bang
The artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) represents one of the most exciting and important technology pairings in the world today. It is anticipated to explode into life in 2025 and with the current Covid-19 pandemic, we anticipate that this will accelerate further still. But with this revolution comes a range of challenges. No matter how far you want to take the concept of AIoT, its success depends on being able to drive one of the most impressive feats of electronics engineering the digital era has ever seen. AIoT devices demand a processor with high-performance compute, efficient energy usage and a low eBOM.

As AIoT devices proliferate, security and privacy become one of the most pressing challenges for applications soon to infiltrate our homes, workplaces and day-to-day lives.

In this session, XMOS explores the way in which the AIoT will change the face of life as we know it, and introduces their recently announced crossover processor for the AIoT – xcore.ai.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lippett

Mark Lippett

CEO and President, XMOS


Monday August 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
 
Tuesday, August 11
 

10:00am EDT

10:05am EDT

Keynote: Plug and Play AI - Embedding Cutting Edge AI into Business Processes and Applications
Speakers
avatar for Bindu Reddy

Bindu Reddy

CEO and Co-Founder, Abacus.AI
​​​​Bindu Reddy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Abacus.AI. Before starting Abacus.AI, she was the General Manager for AI Verticals at AWS, AI. Her organization created and launched Amazon Personalize and Amazon Forecast, the first of their kind AI services that enable organizations... Read More →


Tuesday August 11, 2020 10:05am - 10:30am EDT
TBA

11:00am EDT

Engineering AI Track - AI is Far More Than the Sexy Output You See. Considerations Towards AI-Based Applications.
Moderators
avatar for Karen Field

Karen Field

Group Content Director, Fierce Electronics

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Claus Lenz

Dr. Claus Lenz

Co-founder and CEO, Cognition Factory
Dr. Claus Lenz is co-founder and CEO of Cognition Factory GmbH specialized in applied AI for the industry. He studied Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and earned his Ph.D. in computer science with the main topic human-robot-collaboration at TUM. Until... Read More →


Tuesday August 11, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Engineering AI Track - AI in Industrial and Manufacturing
Poised for prime time and now enabled by the Industrial IoT, AI and machine learning offer manufacturers and industrial equipment makers the potential to tap into a rich stream of information to do everything from improving the consistency and quality of visual inspections to gaining key insights into operations. To fully reap the benefits, though, companies need not only the right technology but also must develop core analytical capabilities and leverage domain knowledge.
  • Gain insight into what it will take to accelerate adoption of AI in industrial and manufacturing applications and hear from experts on when it will likely become mainstream
  • Hear first-hand from companies about their successful AI applications and lessons learned
  • Learn about the steps to take to get started on your first AI use case and the building blocks you’ll need for use cases like visual inspection

Moderators
avatar for Karen Field

Karen Field

Group Content Director, Fierce Electronics

Speakers
avatar for Leonard Lee

Leonard Lee

Managing Director & Founder, neXt Curve
Leonard Lee is the founder of neXt Curve, a research advisory firm focused on transformative technologies and market trends across ICT domains.  Mr. Lee advises some of the leading technology firms with their go-to-market strategies and forward-looking market intelligence. He is... Read More →
avatar for Joakim Wiklund

Joakim Wiklund

Chief Technology Officer, Arable
Joakim has over 25 years experience working worldwide in software and hardware development. He produced the first-in-company IP solution, and industry-first GPRS wireless core network solution, at Ericsson; developed the first-ever cellular-based Push-to-Talk product, and first-of-their-kind... Read More →
avatar for Temitope Oladokun

Temitope Oladokun

AI Engineer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
I am Temitope Oladokun from Nigeria. I am black and beautiful. I wear three hats: Entrepreneur, Manager and Developer. I am an AI Engineer at AB InBev and also founder at TechieGeeks, a robotics company that educates teenagers and younger children. We also organise a week-long... Read More →


Tuesday August 11, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
 
Wednesday, August 12
 

10:00am EDT

10:05am EDT

Keynote: AI-Celerating R&D - Value and Impact in a Time of Convergence
While investment across the biopharma industry in R&D has been consistent or increased over the past 15 years, productivity has remained largely unchanged. Even with the projection that knowledge of medicine is doubling every 18 months, there must be better ways to understand biology and pathobiology and better ways to treat disease and manage healthcare.

Convergence, the result of the sharing of methods and ideas across multiple fields and industries, is the integration of insights and approaches from historically distinct scientific and technological disciplines. At AbbVie, our Convergence initiative seeks to create integrated R&D data and analytics capabilities that power data-driven insights – leading to better, faster decisions and therapies for patients. We are building a foundation for change, and setting out to double R&D productivity.

While hype alarms go off any time someone mentions Artificial Intelligence or ‘AI’, there are boundless opportunities to redefine AI – to engage it as the power of Automation and Insights – and drive value and impact in R&D. Tune in to this keynote to learn how AbbVie data scientists are helping our researchers scale the ladder of inference, how they are helping build foundations for growth and new capabilities, and how they are freeing up our people to perform higher value tasks. Ultimately guided by human empathy and experience, this will drive an increased ability to make a remarkable impact in the lives of patients.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Head of AI, Research Fellow, AbbVie
Brian joined AbbVie in 2018 as head of a newly formed AI team, focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the work of AbbVie’s R&D community using technologies like machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive computing. Prior to joining AbbVie, Brian spent five years consulting... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2020 10:05am - 10:30am EDT
TBA

11:00am EDT

Engineering AI Track - AI stands for Amazing Innovation: Meet Venture Creator Cameron Chell
Speakers
avatar for Karen Field

Karen Field

Group Content Director, Fierce Electronics
avatar for Cameron Chell

Cameron Chell

CEO, Draganfly
Cameron is the CEO and co-founder Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY; OTCQB: DFLYF; FSE: 3U8) Draganfly is the oldest operating commercial drone manufacturer and technology systems developer in the world.  Cameron is also co-founder and CEO of Business Instincts Group. He works with... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT

11:30am EDT

Engineering AI Track - The Diabolical Challenge of Image Classification
In order for autonomous cars to perform even seemingly basic tasks, they will depend on AI and machine learning to make sense of the massive amounts of data generated by multiple, redundant sensors. The sheer processing power required means the realization of self-driving cars is likely still years away. But there are many examples of successful AI deployments today in autonomous vehicles such as drones and self-guided robotic vehicles (SGVs) that operate in radically more predictable environments.
  • Hear from companies who will discuss their real-world applications for AI in drones, robotic vehicle, and cars
  • Learn about the key AI building blocks for applications in autonomous technologies
  • Gain insight the technology advancements that are accelerating adoption of AI in autonomous technologies

Moderators
avatar for Matt Hamblen

Matt Hamblen

Editor, Fierce Electronics
Matt Hamblen is an award-winning journalist and a veteran of wireless and components coverage for Computerworld. He has written extensively about 5G chips and base stations, covering Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei, among others. Appearing in videos and print and his own s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jean-Baptiste Passot

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Passot

VP of Platform and AI, Brain Corp.
Jean-Baptiste Passot started his career at Brain Corporation in 2012 with the development of biologically-inspired control algorithms. Today his role extends to the oversight of the AI and platform division. He is leading the development of BrainOS--the next generation operating system... Read More →
avatar for Maha Achour

Maha Achour

CEO, Metawave
Maha is a senior leader with more than 20 years’ experience in both public and entrepreneurial start-up companies in the RF, wireless, optics and networking industries. She has a demonstrated track record of: developing an idea from concept to product, delivering industry leading... Read More →
avatar for Vladimir Iglovikov

Vladimir Iglovikov

Senior Computer Vision Engineer, Lyft
Sr. Computer Vision Engineer at Lyft, Ph.D. Physics, Veteran of the Russian Airborne Forces, Kaggle GrandmasterVladimir got his Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at UC Davis. After graduation he was developing Energy Disaggregation algorithms that were a combination of... Read More →
avatar for Sarjoun Skaff

Sarjoun Skaff

Founder & CTO, Bossa Nova Robotics
Sarjoun is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bossa Nova Robotics. He is responsible for the development of Bossa Nova technology, from long-term robot autonomy to data analytics and AI. He has spent the last twenty years bringing robots to people's lives, from commercializing... Read More →


Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT