Ameen Kazerouni

Chief Analytics Officer
Orangetheory Fitness

Ameen is currently the Chief Analytics Officer at Orangetheory Fitness. Over the course of his career he has had the opportunity to use machine learning in a variety of fields ranging from clinical research, medical imagining, data warehouse design, e-commerce, and now fitness. His core areas of interest shifts depending the problem he is tackling and he is currently focused on the challenges of operationalizing large volumes of data into scalable customer facing solutions and strategic initiatives. A core belief of his is, “Build experiences not algorithms”, which drives his team to put forward scalable solutions with measurable impact on experiences. In his free time Ameen enjoys keeping up to date with the latest methods in Artificial Intelligence, the newest Comedy Specials on Netflix, burning his savings on expanding his Smart Home and reading papers on the strides being made in Quantum Computing and pretending like he understands them.

Building Teams and Culture that Support ML Innovation
Friday, January 22 | 
10:55 AM - 
11:25 AM

Traditional approaches to managing technical projects, organizing technical teams, and establishing organizational culture can often be at odds with innovating quickly in general and achieving success with machine learning and AI in particular. In this session we discuss how ML/AI executives can build highly effective ML teams, support them with the right processes and tools, and shift the broader organizational culture in ways that support rapid innovation and adoption of machine learning.

Executive Summit Roundtable Discussion
Friday, January 22 | 
11:30 AM - 
12:30 PM

This session will begin with a series of short conversation starters; talks by accomplished ML/AI leaders. These talks will be followed by a Q&A session and open discussion among Executive Summit participants.

Talks include:

  • Laying the Foundations of a Sophisticated ML Org in a Greenfield Environment – Ameen Kazerouni, chief analytics officer, Orangetheory Fitness
  • Demonstrating the Value of Machine Learning: Tracking and attributing model contributions across the enterprise – Paul van der Boor, senior director of data science, Prosus Group
  • Why Your ML Org Should Function like a Neural Net: Designing an AI-first organization – Hussein Mehanna, vice president and head of ML/AI at Cruise
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