Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Builder

Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Builder

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  • Future of Data Summit - Day 2

    Location:  Room 112
    Format: Summit
    Conference Journeys: Business/Data Analyst
    Track: Data & Analytics
    Pass Type: All Access, Summits & Workshops - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: Business/Data Analyst

    Today, the need for businesses to collect, process and analyze data is unprecedented, and opportunities for leveraging that data have never been greater. This two-day event will delve into emerging areas that can help your business not only make the most of its data, but create new business models and revenue streams. We'll explore areas like artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, cognitive computing, neural networks, and robotics and uncover how practical applications of the technology can change your business.

    9:00 - 9:10 AM: Intro (Sam Charrington)

    9:10 - 9:45 AM: Vertical and Industrial AI (Sam Charrington)

    9:45 - 10:30 AM: Building AI Products (Josh Bloom)


    10:45 - 11:30 AM: Understanding Deep Neural Networks (James McCaffrey)
    In the past two years, deep neural networks have been responsible for major breakthroughs in speech recognition (Siri & Cortana), pattern recognition (self-driving cars), and machine learning (predicting NFL football scores). In this lively and informal session, Dr. James McCaffrey will explain exactly what deep neural networks are and how they work, without using Greek letters or annoying math jargon. You'll leave this session with a solid understanding of deep neural networks, know what they can and cannot do, and have insights into the future of deep learning.

    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: TBA


    1:00 - 1:45 PM: Big Data and the Advent of Data Mixology (Jennifer Prendki)
    Data is now considered one of a company's most valuable assets, and data-centricity is the new name of the game in business. Yet, interestingly, the main obstacle to leveraging this data is not related to technology, but to accessing the data itself. Indeed, data silos are quickly becoming a daunting barrier to collaboration and efficiency because they both disrupt productivity and jeopardize data integrity. Data in a silo is virtually useless as it is isolated from broader decision-making. And no matter its volume or velocity, a data set isn't that attractive if it can't be integrated or enriched with other sources of information.

    Data integration is particularly important for omnichannel retailers who aim at a progressive elimination of customer experience fragmentation. Walmart is particularly well positioned on the market to obtain a comprehensive view of the shopping behavior of its customers and provide them with a seamless experience. Unfortunately, because data silos tend to arise naturally in large organizations, Walmart is also particularly vulnerable to the problem. This talk covers the various challenges related to data integration in the context of omnichannel retail.

    1:45 - 2:30 PM: Blockchain: The Future of Security Through Decentralized Applications (Andre De Castro)
    The bitcoin blockchain has proven to be a highly secure, peer-to-peer infrastructure - protecting over 20 billion dollars of value. With a global footprint, this decentralized network provides a unique opportunity for a new class of applications. Applications can now be built to reliably communicate with one another, removing cloud dependence that are susceptible to Denial of Service Attacks and centralized points of failures. No longer can a cloud infrastructure affect hundreds of connected systems. The blockchain's ability to secure messages in transit - and provide reliable delivery and traceability - creates a new foundation of trust.

    3:00 - 4:00 PM: AI/VR/Enterprise (Amy Peck)

    4:00 - 5:00 PM: The Future of Data: CIO Perspective (Tim Crawford)
    Data and the information it creates is critical to today's business decisions. As company priorities shift toward greater customer engagement and revenue growth, data becomes the bedrock to decisions. What is the CIO's perspective…and role in this new data-rich business decision making process? How does the CIO speed up the decision-making process and increase accuracy when 5 V's of data are every-changing at breakneck speed?