Transform 2021

Accelerating Enterprise Transformation with AI & Data
Hosted online July 12 – 16, 2021

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A digital event experience, presented by the #1 publisher of AI coverage

Transform, the world’s leading event on applied AI for enterprise business & technology decision-makers is expanding to a full week of activities. Transform 2021 will feature comprehensive coverage across the breadth and depth of the world of applied AI. 

Hear from top industry experts on strategy and technology in the main application areas of AI/ML Automation Technology, RPA, data analytics, conversational AI, intelligent AI assistants, AI at the edge, IoT, computer vision, AR/VR, & robotics. Transform 2021 also features industry-focused vertical tracks, which include case studies and insights from healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing & security.

Transform 2021 Speakers

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Five days dedicated to the most important themes in applied enterprise AI & Data strategies

Day 1
AI/ML Automation Technology
July 12, 2021

Day 2
Data, Analytics, & Intelligent Automation

Presented by Accenture
July 13, 2021

Day 3
Conversational AI & Intelligent AI Assistants
Presented by Five9
July 14, 2021

Day 4
AI at the Edge & IoT
July 15, 2021

Day 5
The Big Picture in the World of AI & Data
July 16, 2021

Why join Transform 2021?

AI innovation for your industry
Artificial Intelligence on its own remains a complex and often misunderstood topic, but with data, AI, and machine learning becoming more prolific, so is the need to understand their impact and influence on your industry.

AI learnings your team can understand
Transform brings business executives content and learnings their teams can understand. Executives across industries are invited to join the conversation, you don’t need to be an AI expert to learn the latest in tech news, learnings, and solutions.

A community dedicated to transformative tech
Gain essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations year-round. Join VB Transform as a VIP and gain access to VentureBeat’s VIP membership as well. 

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VB Transform is known for its executive-level focus, prioritizing brand decision-makers content and experiences, giving top vendors and sponsors the opportunity to share their unique solutions and advance business goals.

On top of brand leaders and tech providers, Transform’s community also includes attendees with deep AI backgrounds, including world-class PhDs, AI practitioners, and AI community advocates and influencers. 

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Transform Technology Showcase

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Digital VIP Experiences

Women in AI Breakfast

Capital One is hosting the Women in AI Breakfast on Day 1 of Transform 2021, focusing on the growing roles of women in the AI industry.

Decoding the Data Breakfast

Accenture is hosting the Decoding the Data Breakfast on Day 2 of Transform 2021, focusing on the steps their organizations took to analyze & normalize data, including things like ensuring accuracy and reliability.

AI Innovation Awards

VentureBeat will recognize and award emergent, compelling, and influential work in AI, drawn from our daily editorial coverage

Black, Indigenous, & People of Color in AI Breakfast

Transform 2021 continues its commitment to shining a spotlight on growing diversity and inclusion in the tech community at large, and in the area of AI specifically.

The VB-BOSS Lists 2021:

Best Of Software Solutions for Transforming Enterprises

The VB-BOSS lists are curated by VB to point to the top companies in each category. Since the data-driven AI/ML, analytics & intelligent automation space is such a fast-evolving one, we feel the need to include cool, nimble, innovative, up-and-coming companies just as much as the established players. Hence the list consists of both established products as well as up and coming emerging products in each category

Transform 2021 Audience

Who we expect at Transform 2021

Chief Information Security Officer
Head of Innovation
Head of Operational Excellence
Chief Experience Office

Director of Marketing 
SVP, Strategy & Brand
Chief Digital Officer
Director, Digital Strategy
Director Digital Innovation
VP, Marketing 
Chief Innovation Officer
Director, Data-Driven Marketing
Director, Marketing Data Integration
VP of Security

IT Director
IT Security Director
Director, Marketing Data & Analytics
Chief Algorithms Officer
Head of AI and ML
VP, AI and ML
Chief Scientist
Chief Customer Officer
Director, Growth Strategy & Marketing
Chief Transformation Officer

Past attendees include

What attendees think about Transform


AI/ML Automation Technology Summit

July 12, 2021

In this AI/ML Automation Technology summit day, we will explore the growing trend of automation in various disciplines within AI & ML ranging from data collection & preparation, feature engineering, model selection, data labeling/annotation, model training & hyperparameter optimization. We will explore how these automation technologies will change the role of data science teams and how they can co-exist to deliver better applied AI solutions. We will dive deep into the role of data in AI and how enterprises can collect high-quality data using both traditional methods of building their own datasets and leveraging alternative automation strategies such as using synthetic data or crowdsourcing the data to build high-quality AI while addressing issues such as privacy, bias, fairness, and trustworthiness of the data. We will learn about case studies from healthcare, finance, security, and retail that deal with AI applications such as user personalization, sales & marketing acceleration, financial fraud mitigation, cybersecurity enhancement, and more.


Data, Analytics & Intelligent Automation Summit

July 13, 2021

Presented by Accenture

In this Data, Analytics, & Intelligent Automation summit day, we will explore the evolution of RPA from delivering tactical, point solutions to the promise of strategic, enterprise-wide, hyper-automation. We will discuss the ins and outs of how to deliver the most impactful RPA by optimizing your business processes before automating them — and also cover where RPA is headed, including the infusion of AI. We will look at the role of data analytics and how it has transformed and empowered business decision making. We will talk about how the world has come to rely on data and data analytics to generate better and more informed outcomes for all its constituents. We will learn about case studies from manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and retail that deal with AI applications such as automating patient health alerts and recommendations, automating manufacturing processes, data-driven, personalized risk underwriting, retail consumer buying pattern prediction, fraudulent insurance claim identification, and more. 


Conversational AI & Intelligent AI Assistants Summit

July 14, 2021

Presented by Five9

One of the most common use cases of applied AI is in the form of conversational AI or intelligent AI assistants used primarily to facilitate enterprises to serve their customers at scale more efficiently and through support from the call center. Conversational AI and intelligent AI assistants are being leveraged by organizations across the board in the form of text chatbots, and voice assistants which use NLP/NLU to look beyond rules to truly understand intent, carry out a multi-turn conversation while retaining context and deliver a great user experience. Companies have made several recent advances in terms of leveraging big data to deliver highly personalized and relevant content and integrating all their systems to ensure a seamless and delightful experience for the user.

As conversational AI advances and AI assistants become more and more intelligent and human-like, we will discuss how we can analyze, train and sensitize AI natural language to make it explainable, fair, and free of gender and racial stereotypes and biases.  We will learn about case studies from finance, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and security that deal with AI applications such as financial robo-advisors, personal healthcare assistants, personalized voice-enabled retail shopping assistants, security strategies to make hacker-proof virtual assistants, and more. Hear from industry-leading practitioners and luminaries who will talk about their journeys and learnings in implementing these technologies, how they unlocked value/ROI from them, and their thoughts about what the future holds.


AI at the Edge & IoT Summit

July 15, 2021

As more and more IoT devices enter our lives and AI becomes omnipresent, the need to deliver AI at the edge of the network i.e. either on the device or in close proximity to the device becomes critical to improve performance by processing the data at the edge rather than sending it to the cloud. Edge computing also offers the advantage of keeping the data local and hence more secure. 

IoT devices and edge computing along with rapid advances in computing power are creating an ecosystem that can deliver powerful AI business applications that were hitherto unthinkable. At the VB Transform AI at the Edge & IoT summit, we will discuss various topics such as ensuring greater user privacy, enabling lower latency, enabling better search and personalization, enabling and accelerating automation, delivering real-time intelligence, etc.

We will learn about case studies from manufacturing, retail, and security that deal with AI applications such as self-monitoring factories with machines that can schedule their own predictive maintenance, edge AI-powered IoT devices that are making retail showrooms super-efficient and effective, security strategies to make edge AI nodes hacker-proof, AI-enabled IoT devices for ubiquitous e-commerce, autonomous, self-driving vehicles running AI on the vehicle and more. 


The Big Picture in the World of AI & Data

July 16, 2021

Day 5 of Transform will include an overview of the four summits including AI/ML Automation, Data, Analytics, Intelligent Automation, Conversational AI, Intelligent Assistants, Edge AI, and IoT & Computer Vision. There will be featured recaps, overviews, and networking sessions throughout the day.

Transform 2021 Sponsors

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