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Wednesday, June 7 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Future of Cognitive Business

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This is the vision of the Cognitive Frameworks Festival events articulated by the industry leaders, driving AI adoption with real data, real customers, and real business, at global scale.

We run this event via Bay Area AI meetup.  You'll need to be registered there to attend!

We are fortunate to have industry leaders from

  • IBM
  • Salesforce
  • Cisco
  • Nvidia
  • Nitro
  • Lightbend
  • Mesosphere


4-5pm: BBQ party on the patio
5-6pm: Lightning talks from the industry leaders

6pm: Tehcnical Overvide by Sumit Gupta

From better fraud detection, to chat bots, to recommendation engines, deep learning is a new neural network method that was first popularized by its use in many everyday mobile services that we use like Google Voice, and Apple Siri. We will present the challenges that enterprises face in building real cognitive applications using deep learning based AI methods and discuss ways to solve them. We will also describe IBM's PowerAI deep learning software distribution that is an enterprise-ready binary distribution of popular frameworks like TensorFlow, CAFFE, Torch, Chainer, etc with support and services, that enables any business to get started with deep learning in minutes, rather than weeks.  

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Mark Brewer

CEO of Lightbend, the company behind the Reactive Platform and open source frameworks like Akka, Play and Lagom.
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Jose de Castro

CTO for APIs and Integrations, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco
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Simon Chan

Senior Director, Einstein, Salesforce
@simonchannet Simon Chan is a Senior Director of Product Management for Salesforce Einstein where he oversees platform development and delivers products that empower anyone to build smarter apps with Salesforce. Simon is a product innovator and serial entrepreneur with more than... Read More →
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Sumit Gupta

VP, Cognitive Systems, IBM
Sumit Gupta is Vice President in the IBM Cognitive Systems, where he leads the product and business strategy for HPC, AI, and Analytics. He joined IBM two years ago from NVIDIA, where he was GM of the GPU accelerator business. 
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Joel Horwitz

Vice President, Ecosystem & Partnership Development, IBM
VP of Ecosystem and Partnerships, Digital Business, IBM
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Devin Loftis

VP Engineering, ValiMail
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Brad Murdoch

VP, Corporate & Business Development, Lightbend
VP, Corporate & Business Development, Lightbend
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Will Ramey

Director, Developer Progams, NVIDIA
Happy to talk about deep learning and GPU-accelerated computing in general.
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Tejada, Willie

Chief Developer Advocate, Developer Ecosystems Group, IBM
As Chief Developer Advocate, Willie Tejada is responsible for IBM’s Developer Ecosystems Group – comprised of Digital Experience, Partnerships, Offer Management and Strategy. Developers are the catalyst for today’s software-enabled businesses, disruptive innovation and art... Read More →

Wednesday June 7, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
IBM West 505 Howard St, San Francisco