AI at the Edge & IoT Summit

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Day 4: July 15, 2021

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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 4

Panel Discussion
Topic of the day: ‘AI Model Governance: Nurturing AI to maturity’

As more and more devices become smart and AI permeates every aspect of our daily lives, there is a heightened need to ensure AI models are closely monitored so that they perform the way they were intended to perform, are free from biases such as race & gender and enhance the lives of enterprises and their customers. Learn best practices for AI model governance and how enterprises can put checks and balances in place to ensure optimum use of AI.
Speakers TBA, Moderator TBA

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

Welcome from MC + Others

Matt Marshall

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

Speaker TBA, Moderator TBA

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

Speaker TBA, Moderator TBA

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM PT: Keynote – Fireside Chat

AI in Retail
Use case of how an e-retail company is leveraging edge AI to accelerate commerce
Devices that run AI at the edge such as mobile phones running shopping apps, voice-based smart assistants, shopping buttons, are enabling e-retail companies to offer more sophisticated shopping tools that are also ubiquitous thereby accelerating commerce.

Paul Gaffney

Paul Gaffney
Chief Technology Officer

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM PT: Coffee Break

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

AI in Manufacturing/ Industrial
How AI at the Edge is transforming the manufacturing industry
The factory of the future is already here. Machines running AI on the edge are able to detect and ultimately predict problems that cause downtime. IoT sensors running AI at the edge can also help optimize the supply chain. A case study from a leading manufacturing brand on how they are implementing edge to achieve maximum efficiency in their manufacturing process.
Speaker TBA, Moderator TBA

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

AI in Security
How AI at the edge will affect the security of IoT devices.
Will AI running at the edge enhance data security due to localization or open up new vulnerabilities and provide easy entry points into the wider network? 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 cybersecurity threats.
Speaker TBA, Moderator TBA

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM PT: Keynote – Fireside Chat

AI in Retail
How IoT devices running AI at the edge can be a shot in the arm for the brick and mortar retail industry
Edge AI’s low latency and low bandwidth requirements can be leveraged by the brick and mortar retail industry to embed IoT devices throughout their store running AI at the edge to make their processes super-efficient. In this session, we explore the multitude of areas such as customer interaction, in-store push marketing, inventory management, product placement, etc. where the brick and mortar retail industry can use this technology to compete in the digital era.
Speaker TBA, Moderator TBA

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM PT: Big Bytes in AI Breakfast Report back

Speakers TBA

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

AI in Technology
Neuromorphic Computing; How it could be a game-changer in AI Technology

Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer
Chief Scientist

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

AI in Manufacturing/Industrial
Autonomous Vehicles, powered at the Edge
How autonomous vehicles powered by AI running at the Edge, and enabled by 5G will transform transportation and how automobile and aircraft manufacturing companies need to adapt their processes and infrastructure to keep pace.
Speakers TBA, Moderator TBA

1:10 PM – 1:25 PM PT: Coffee Break

1:25 PM – 1:55 PM PT: Panel Discussion

Big trends in Edge AI.
Will Edge AI make the cloud redundant or can they co-exist? How will 5G with its exponentially higher speeds impact the ecosystem? As AI models become more and more sophisticated and data-heavy, can edge computing scale?
Speakers TBA Moderator TBA

1:55 PM – 2:25 PM PT: Panel Discussion

Big trends in IoT.
With 5G and edge computing 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?
Speaker TBA, Moderator, TBA

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM PT: Coffee Break

2:40 PM – 3:25 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’
Speaker TBA, Moderator TBA

3:25 PM – 3:55 PM PT: Transform WAVE

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

3:55 PM – 4:40 PM PT: Executive Forum

>> ‘Biggest trends & topics in Manufacturing/ Industrial AI & Data tech’
Speakers TBA, Moderator TBA

4:40 PM – 5:10 PM PT: Transform WAVE

>> Networking/ Speed dating for MANUFACTURING/INDUSTRIAL executives

5:10 PM – 5:15 PM PT: MC Au Revoir

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