SPEAKERS

Sam Charrington

Founder
TWIML

Sam Charrington is host of This Week in Machine Learning and AI (TWIML) and founder of industry analysis and research firm CloudPulse Strategies. In these roles Sam has interviewed over 300 of the industryÕs leading machine learning and AI experts, and has conducted extensive research into emerging ML and AI platforms and enabling technologies.

Tuesday, October 1
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9:10 am
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9:40 am
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Robertson Auditorium
Andrew Ng, former Chief Scientist at Baidu and founding lead of Google Brain, will join Sam Charrington on the TWIMLcon stage for a live podcast interview to discuss the state of AI in the enterprise, the barriers to using deep learning in production and how to overcome them, tooling and platforms for efficient AI delivery, effective organizational practices and developing a strong culture for AI, and other topics from his recently published AI transformation playbook.
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Robertson Auditorium
Wednesday, October 2
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9:40 am
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10:10 am
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Robertson Auditorium
Fran leads a team of 100 data scientists building use-case driven data science platforms at Uber. Her teams' platforms build on top of the low-level capabilities offered by Uber's Michelangelo to allow data scientists to rapidly deliver higher-level applications as varied as forecasting, anomaly detection, NLP/conversational AI, experimentation, segmentation, and more. Fran will join Sam on the TWIMLcon stage for a live podcast interview exploring how both low-level and higher-level ML platforms can drive data scientist and developer productivity.
Tuesday, October 1
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9:45 am
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10:15 am
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Robertson Auditorium
Deepak Agarwal, vice president of artificial intelligence at LinkedIn, will join Sam Charrington on the TWIMLcon stage for a live podcast interview to explore the challenges of scaling AI readiness across the organization, tailoring machine learning systems for developer, data scientist and member needs, and how his team is sharing its "data-first" mindset with the company as a whole.
Wednesday, October 2
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9:05 am
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9:35 am
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Robertson Auditorium
What should we takeaway from how web giants and autonomous vehicles are redefining scale and impact for ML platforms? Hussein Mehanna, Head of AI/ML at Cruise, a subsidiary of GM, is in a unique position to answer this question. Prior to joining Cruise, Hussein founded the AI Platforms team at Facebook and then went on to lead engineering and product for Google's AI platform. He's now pioneering the development of AI/ML platforms in the uncharted waters of autonomous vehicles where scale and impact take on a whole new meaning.
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