The AI Summit Silicon Valley: What to Watch

Editorial picks for November’s artificial intelligence conference in Santa Clara

Ben Wodecki, Junior Editor - AI Business

October 25, 2021

4 Min Read

Ahead of the long-awaited in-person return of the AI Summit Silicon Valley on 3 November, we’ve compiled a list of the content we’re most excited to see.

This is just a snapshot of what the event has in store – click here to check out the full agenda.

What: A conversation with Louis DiCesari, global head of AI, Levis Strauss & Co.

Where: CX, Marketing & eCommerce

When: Thursday, November 4, 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM

AI can make it possible for brands to create an engaging and entertaining experience each time a customer interacts with them.

To show how they’re doing this, Louis DiCesari, head of AI from Levi’s, the makers of iconic denim jeans, will be giving a talk on why brand leaders need to take a multi-dimensional approach to how they plan, design, and deliver customer experiences.

DiCesari will talk about how they can start building the capabilities, talent and organizational structure needed for this transition.

To learn more about this, head here: Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Louis DiCesari, Global Head of AI, Levis Strauss & Co.

What: Scaling AI innovation across the enterprise

Where: Innovation Acceleration – AI Keynotes

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Ravi Boggaram, CTO and senior director of Digital Services at soft drink giant PepsiCo, will be providing insight into the work his team does, and the challenges of scaling AI across business divisions.

To learn more about this, check out: Scaling AI innovation across the enterprise

What: AI-enabled, patient-centric solutions

Where: Connected Healthcare

When: Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Healthcare is quickly becoming one of the most exciting applications for AI.

However, building actionable insights with analytics and machine learning in a clinical setting is no easy task.

Join this session with Dr. Beau Norgeot, chief data officer at Lucid Lane, to learn how to accelerate data-driven transformation, enabling a patient-centric experience powered by AI.

Dr. Norgeot will also outline how to choose the right technologies to operationalize analytics and AI at scale, and broader considerations for clinician’s interaction with AI technologies.

To learn more about this session: AI-enabled, patient-centric solutions

What: Convergence of edge, ML, and cloud with hybrid data clouds

Where: Intelligent Edge

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:40 AM to 12:10 PM

As the number of edge devices is growing exponentially across multiple industry verticals, the need for localized intelligence at the edge and the immediacy of analytics in the cloud becomes even more important.

This is bringing the three dimensions of edge, machine learning and cloud much closer.

To support such an architecture, enterprises need to adopt data management platforms and hybrid data clouds that enable handling and executing different types of analytical workloads across edge, on-premises, and public cloud environments seamlessly.

Dinesh Chandrasekhar, lead IoT strategist at Cloudera, will be hosting a talk on the need for such convergence, the benefits, and the platform that can address it.

To learn more about this talk: Convergence of edge, ML and cloud with hybrid data clouds

What: AI at the Semiconductor Edge

Where: AIOps

When: Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:25 AM to 10:55 AM

The semiconductor industry has been in the spotlight for the past year, thanks to the global chip shortage.

With AI and machine learning set to dramatically transform computing, the early systems that were adequate for localized learning and optimization are not designed with global scalability or continuous Zero Trust security.

Keith Schaub, VP of strategy and technology at Advantest America, will be giving a talk on how his team is fully integrating vertical and horizontal data streams within a Zero Trust architecture across the entire test ecosystem – which could enable truly smart manufacturing.

Schaub will be presenting several use cases from the new AI innovations happening real-time in a high volume production environment.

To learn more about this session: AI at the Semiconductor Edge

What: Edge computing: From promise to practical (to ubiquitous)

Where: Intelligent Edge

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:05 PM to 2:35 PM

Join HPE’s chief IoT technologist Lin Nease, as well as experts from Intel and CBT, to learn how real enterprise customers have embraced edge computing.

To find out more, head here: Edge computing: From promise to practical (to ubiquitous)

What: AI – the Panacea for IoT Security

Where: Embedded IoT

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:35 PM to 2:55 PM

James Odeyinka, technical cloud architect and cyber security leader from Walgreens, will be providing a detailed look at why AI is vital to addressing the security challenges within an IoT landscape.

To learn more about this: AI – the Panacea for IoT Security

What: Conversational AI for e-commerce

Where: Innovation Acceleration – AI Keynotes

Where: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM

Ganapathy Krishnan, VP of engineering at Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce giant, is set to outline the journey of the company’s conversational AI team, the challenges they’ve faced, and how those were adressed using state of the art AI/ML technologies.

To learn more about this session, check out: Conversational AI for e-commerce

– This story was originally published in IoT World Today’s sister publication, AI Business.

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Junior Editor - AI Business

Ben Wodecki is the junior editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to junior editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others.

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