AI at the Edge & IoT Summit

Transform 2021
Day 4: July 15, 2021

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DAY 4

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. 

AI at the Edge & IoT Summit Agenda

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM PT: Day Welcome from MC

8:05 AM – 9:00 AM PT: Big Bytes in AI & Data – Breakfast Series Part 3
Presented by Women in Data Science (WiDS)

Panel Discussion
Topic of the day: ‘BIPOC in AI; a seat at the table’
How can organizations build such diverse AI teams which include People of Color and what measures can they put in place to help make their AI more robust and fair? Join us for this Black, Indigenous, & People of Color Breakfast, which includes a roundtable panel discussion to brainstorm and exchange ideas.

Huma Abidi

Huma Abidi
Senior Director of AI SW Products and Engineering
Intel

Yakaira Nunez

Yakaira Nunez
Senior Director, Research & Insights
Salesforce

Fahmida Rashid

Fahmida Rashid
Executive Editor
Venturebeat

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM PT: Summit Welcoming

Welcome from MC + Others

Matt Marshall
CEO
VentureBeat

9:15 AM – 9:40 AM PT: Keynote – Fireside Chat

AI in Retail
Seeing is believing: How eBay’s Computer Vision technology is transforming the shopping experience for consumers and benefiting sellers

Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov
Chief AI Officer
eBay

Maribel Lopez

Maribel Lopez
Founder & Principal Analyst
Lopez Research

9:40 AM – 10:05 AM PT: Keynote – Fireside Chat

AI in Manufacturing/Industrial
More Power to AI; How Duke Energy used computer vision and robots to improve processes and cut costs by $74M

Bonnie Titone
CIO
Duke Energy

Hari Sivaraman

Hari Sivaraman
Head of AI & Data Content Strategy
VentureBeat

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM PT: Panel Discussion

Big Trends in Computer Vision Technology

Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan
Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology
Wayfair

Haile Owusu
SVP of Analytics, Decisions and Data Sciences
Turner (Warnermedia)

Gill Becker
Founder & CEO
Anyclip

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM PT: Coffee Break

10:45 AM – 11:10 AM PT: Keynote – Fireside Chat

AI in Security
How Goldman Sachs Looks to Apply AI to Supply Chain Security and Reduce Expenses by Tens of Millions of Dollars Annually

Mark Papermaster
CTO & EVP
AMD

Michael Mattioli
Principal Engineer
Goldman Sachs

Fahmida Rashid

Fahmida Rashid
Executive Editor
VentureBeat

11:10 AM – 11:35 AM PT: Keynote – Fireside Chat

AI in Security
Jump into Edge AI with Your Eyes Wide Open and Security Vulnerabilities Closed

AI can bring opportunities and challenges with IoT, and they are especially interesting at the Edge when it comes to security. Edge AI’s value and shortcomings are discussed, with actions to evolve our AI understanding and security measures. We discuss if AI running at the edge will enhance data security due to localization or open up new vulnerabilities and provide easy entry points into the wider network due to the ever increasing population of IoT devices. With the use cases of IoT devices running AI at the edge being so diverse across various industries, we discuss what are the best security strategies to ensure we counter cyber security threats. Join Dr. Celeste Fralick, the Chief Data Scientist of McAfee in this insightful discussion.

Dr. Celeste Fralick Chief Data Scientist
McAfee

Fahmida Rashid

Fahmida Rashid
Executive Editor
Venturebeat

11:35 AM – 12:10 PM PT: Extended Networking

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM PT: Panel Discussion

AI in Technology
D&I in shopping; How Pinterest is building a more representative shopping experience through AI & AR

Jeremy King
SVP, Head of Engineering
Pinterest

Matt Marshall
CEO
VentureBeat

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM PT: Panel Discussion

Big trends in Edge AI & IoT
With 5G and AI at the edge advancing, IoT sensors and devices are becoming more and more widespread. What are some of the biggest current and future applications of this technology in various industries? How will it transform healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, and security?

Ludovico Fassati
Head of IoT
Vodafone Americas

Reed Peterson
SVP, Telecom Strategy & Engagement
DataStax

1:10 PM – 1:55 PM PT: Executive Forum

>> ‘Living on the Edge: Great stories of how enterprises can transform their businesses by implementing AI at the edge’ leveraging IoT device’

1:55 PM – 2:25 PM PT: Transform WAVE

>> 1:1 Networking/ Speed dating for EDGE COMPUTING, IOT, & CV executives

2:25 PM – 2:30 PM PT: MC Au Revoir

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