AI-Powered Customer Service
Netomi provides companies with a convenient, intelligent way to facilitate the best customer interactions on email, chat, and mobile, by maximizing business capacity and ensuring high-quality resolutions through AI.
AI For Enterprise Retailers
Rubikloud's full stack, cloud-native machine learning platform and two flagship AI applications (Promotion Manager & Customer LifeCycle Manager) automate and improve mass promotional planning and loyalty-driven marketing for multi-billion dollar retailers.
Next Generation Data for Insurance
Providing insurance companies with next generation data solutions, Carpe Data gathers and refines a range of emerging and alternative data sources that spans social media, online content, and everything in between.
AI-driven Customer Service Outsourcing
Simplr uses machine learning to analyze and evaluate a company's needs and voice. This quick historical analysis equips their people with a voice that’s unique to each brand.
Prescriptive Analytics for Optimizing Performance Decisions
The MondoBrain solution is comprised of a KPI Manager, Intelligent Dashboards, & Data Services. Their vison is to optimize decision making at each level and across each function of the organization.
Self-service Data Analytics Platform
The Alteryx platform employs machine learning to discover, prep, and analyze all your data, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights faster than you ever thought possible.
Provides companies with AI-fueled solutions for boosting customer engagement.
SBDA Group uses big data analytics and AI to help companies optimize processes and increase revenue. They provide tailored, customizable solutions for the needs of banking, retail and industrial sectors.
Real-Time Insights for High-Perfromance Organizations
Receptiviti's proprietary science fuses knowledge from the fields of psychology, linguistics, data science, and machine learning to expose insights that other solutions can't.
Growth Management for Digital Marketers
Insider's AI-powered Growth Management Platform helps marketers drive growth from acquisition to activation, retention, and revenue. Leverage real-time customer intelligence while driving conversions and lifetime value.
Predictive intelligence applications to enhance engagement
Now Interact provides AI-fueled visitor intelligence to capture every lead, with behavioral targeting to close the sale, so that you can know who is buying, who is browsing, and who needs help in real-time.
AI-powered sales enablement automation
BigTinCan’s Sales Enablement Automation Platform delivers a better customer experience, empowering sales and marketing teams to drive improved business results.
Better Customer Experiences Through Richer Insight
Confirmit’s customer engagement model provides the power to listen to the Voice of the Customer, integrate it with financial, operational and free-form text data to generate powerful insight, and take action that will deliver effective business change and create competitive advantage
A Human-Centered MLaaS Solution for Social and VoC Data
Converseon provides the world’s best social and voice-of-customer data quality and programmatic insights through AI-powered technology, ecosystem partners and the deepest industry experience.
Customer Data & Identity Platform
A customer data platform that intelligently stitches together all your customer data at scale, delivering a complete customer 360, predictive insights, and the power to personalize every interaction.
AI for innovative marketers
Back in 2011, Jerry and his co-founder, Andrew Waage, began brainstorming ideas to address marketers’ needs and pain, as they felt nothing really filled the void between businesses and consumers. And so, Retention Science (ReSci) was born. Using artificial intelligence to let real people create authentic interactions and experiences with their customers, it's all about innovation with marketers in mind.
Engineer & Data Scientist
Aryafaris an executive, engineer and data scientist who has worked extensively in the internet industry and e-commerce. She is skilled in Machine Learning/AI, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. She's also a research professional with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, focused in Machine Learning
Deep Learning Expert & Tech Evangelist
A s senior evangelist at Rasa, Mantha owns the vision and strategy for AI, and loves helping companies drive business transformation using artificial intelligence. A machine learning architect by training, she primarily focuses on deep learning, recommender systems, multi-task and reinforcement learning, NLP and conversational AI.
After training at NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute, Sachiti built a team of engineers and scientists to found the Academy of Robotics. He is considered as one of the leaders of the UK autonomous car space with regular appearances on TV, press and government panels as an industry expert. While at university, he was credited with created the world's first artificially intelligent robot librarian.
Koolmeister believes that working with AI is one of the most effective ways to enable H&M Group’s growth. He leverages AI to provide customers with a relevant service, customizing the merchandising mix of individual stores and understanding and predicting customer needs.
Strategist & Entrepreneur
Since founding Dataminr in 2009, Bailey has created the leading AI platform for real-time event and risk detection. The company’s advanced AI platform detects the earliest signals of high-impact events and emerging risks around the globe.
Kierski began his first business, a social growth hacking app, at just fourteen. He went on to work at Mozilla and Jane Street Capital before co-founding Sigmoidal, a consulting firm that offers end-to-end machine learning, data science, AI and software development for business — including the trading sector.
Financier & Entrepreneur
Jain has over six years of global experience in finance. She started her career with Deutsche Bank Mumbai/New York and worked as a derivatives trader with Optiver, world's largest market-maker, in Chicago and Amsterdam from 2013-2016. Her company’s data science competition platform democratizes trading by helping data scientists produce algorithmic trading strategies that solve investment challenges.
AI for Complex Trading Patterns
Lane is CEO & Chairman of Trading Technologies, an AI platform that identifies complex patterns on a huge scale, in real time, across multiple markets. Clients are provided with an ongoing assessment of compliance risk, and have access to industry-leading tools for trading, charting, spreading, algorithms, and more.
Predictive Intelligence for World News
Quigley is founder & CEO of NewsWhip, a platform that monitors news engagement and predicts which stories will win audience attention. Journalists and communicators utilize NewsWhip to spot breaking stories, understand crises and issues, and gain insight into what engages people. Quigley is passionate about political identity, “fake news,” and the components of story virality. He’s spoken about these topics at venues such as SxSW, Bloomberg TV, and WebSummit.
Serial entrepreneur Pietruszyński has founded a total of 4 companies on 3 continents. Currently he’s CEO of Growbots, which he co-founded in 2014. The product is an all-in-one outbound sales platform, which uses AI to for automatic lead generation and managing email drip campaigns with CRM integration.
Before leading Crystal, the first personality AI app, D'Agostino was CTO of Attend.com, an event management software company. He is a thought leader on Personality AI and has been featured in Inc, Fortune, CNN, Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Wired, and the Guardian.
Entrepreneur & Data Scientist
Prior to People.ai, Rogynskyy helped start and scale three big data companies, two of which, including his own Semantria, were subsequently acquired. He has a passion for data science, machine learning, and text analytics. At People.ai he is leveraging these technologies to solve the age-old problem of measuring and optimizing human productivity through sales automation tools.
Ben Shushan heads up research and development at Exceed AI, a Conversational Marketing and Sales Automation platform enabling sales teams to scale and sell more. Using AI, machine learning and conversational bot technology, Exceed generates more qualified opportunities by automating many of the customer interactions currently performed manually – like a virtual assistant to sales and marketing teams.
Business Growth Expert
Byrne brings over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and management to his position as CEO of Clari. Before Clari, he was part of the founding executive team at Clearwell Systems – Gartner's highest ranking e-discovery company – which he helped grow from pre-product & pre-revenue in 2005 to $100 million run rate until its acquisition by Symantec (SYMC) in Q2 2011.
Cancel creates hypergrowth products and product teams at companies such as Drift, HubSpot, Performable, Ghostery, and Compete. As co-founder and CEO at Drift, he heads the world's first conversational marketing and sales platform.
Scientist & Entrepreneur
Miyashita completed a doctoral degree in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology while concurrently being involved in the development of CUTE-I and Cute-1.7+APD. At Axelspace, he is responsible for executive management, spacecraft hardware and data management, thermal and structural design, and software development. He's been passionate about space development since he was a child, and has a goal of realizing a system based on AxelGlobe, his company's earth observation infrastructure, that is capable of assessing the present, studying the past and predicting the future.
Uematsu says she had a vision of making the sky a new communication platform, which led to her co-founding the SkyMagic drone swarming technology company in 2017. Her company has become one of the world’s leading performance drone companies, even entertaining more than a million spectators at the Zurich Festival in Switzerland.
Throughout his career, Jørgensen has designed equipment and systems that have been on board about 100 satellites. He is part of the team behind the Mars 2020 Rover’s autonomous scientific AI-fueled instrument PIXL Its purpose is to investigate whether there have been lifeforms like stromatolites on Mars.
Computer Engineer & Leader
Before becoming CEO of Zoox, Eans spent 12 years at Intel, where she was a vice president at chief strategy officer. She's previously had engineering management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks, and has a degree in computer engineering from the George Washington University. As CEO of Zoox, she will head the company as it races to commercialize its robo-taxi technology.
Engineer & Technologist
Dr. Givoni leads a team at Uber ATG building self-driving vehicles using cutting-edge deep-learning models. In addition, she speaks about machine learning, algorithms, big data, and their applications to high-school kids, university students, researchers, and non-technical audiences. She also drives various initiatives for women in STEM. She received the University of Toronto’s 2017 Arbor Award, and was recognized as one of the 2018 inaugural cohort of 50 inspiring Canadian women in STEM.
Entrepreneur & Engineer
Gibbens has studied engineering, instructed skydiving, and learned to fly at the US Air Force Academy. While serving as an engineering acquisitions officer managing stealth nuclear cruise missiles, a type of unmanned aircraft, she earned her MBA. Dyan then supported Air Force One and Global Hawk UAS engineering and logistics. Her PhD research in industrial engineering and management focused on UAS/drones, RFID, wireless systems, computer vision/machine learning and the promotion of hydrocarbon sequestration from a UAV, which led to Gibbens being selected as a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016).
Entrepreneur & Robotics Engineer
Bry was one of the early team members of Google X’s delivery drone initiative, Project Wing, and then started Skydio, a drone company with a thought-provoking inaugural product. R1, the company’s first drone, costs $2,499, is fully autonomous, and it’s marketed mainly to hobbyists. R1 is unique in that it flies itself and doesn't even come with a controller.
Prior to PrecisionHawk, a commercial drone & data company, Chasen was the co-founder and CEO of Blackboard (NASDAQ: BBBB), a leader in the global eLearning space. He grew Blackboard to serve over 30,000 institutions worldwide, had 3,000 employees and 20 offices around the world. Michael took Blackboard public in 2004 and ran it as a public company for 7 years before selling to Providence Equity Partners for $1.7B. Michael then started SocialRadar, a company specializing in improving location accuracy on SmartPhones, which he sold to Verizon in 2016.
Serial Entrepreneur & Financier
Huck has studied physics and finance, and has built investment and risk algorithms & routines in C++ at Commerzbank's investment banking, and later risk models for GeoSol-Kokusai Kogyo Holdings and Japan Asia Holdings, a Japanese infrastructure consulting and investment firm. More recently, he helped building a fin. tech app for learning investment strategies together with people from the NY based incubator topXight labs. He believes that now is the right time to disrupt the market for aviation software, especially with future drone transportation in mind, which he says will be added to the airspace system.
BBC News called Stencl "the man behind one of the most successful apps in the world." Sygic is a mapping & navigation platform company with more then 20 milion active users world-wide focused on business & consumer drivers. Sygic builds an open mobility platforms for navigation, location based services, telematics & smart cities products.
Neural Network Expert & Professor
Versace's company, Neurala Inc, builds Artificial Intelligence emulating brain function in software. Over the course of his academic and industrial career, he has lectured and spoken at dozens of events and venues, including NASA, the Pentagon, Air Force Research Labs, GE, Samsung, and many more. He is a Fulbright scholar, hold several patents and two Ph.Ds: Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University; Experimental Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy.
Software Expert & Entrepreneur
Crawford has been leading innovative software projects for two decades: empowering farmers with climate data at the Climate Corporation, working to a commercial robot on the moon at Moon Express, making the world’s books searchable at Google, or managing robotics at NASA Ames Research Center. At Orbital Insight, he’s using software expertise to create a whole new source of market data for all kinds of industries.
Statistician & Entrepreneur
Raj founded Crowd AI in 2016. Her company develops cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision algorithms that analyze semantic contents in satellite and aerial imagery. CrowdAI is a Top 8, Y Combinator S16 company.
Entrepreneur & Innovator
Shimon served in the Israeli Air Force for 11 years in several managerial and commanding positions. Multiple near-death weather-related experiences during his service stoked a fascination with the weather. And so he co-founded ClimaCell, with the mission to map all of the weather data in the world.
Engineer & Entrepreneur
Prior to Igneous, Kiran served as VP, Engineering for the Isilon Storage Division of EMC through its growth to over $1B per year in revenue. Igneous delivers the only Unstructured Data Management as-a-Service solution, giving data-centric organizations visibility, protection, and data mobility at scale, wherever datasets and workflows live. The company holds 13 patents in the United States based on their innovations, and were recognized as a "Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies" by Gartner in 2017.
Ecologist & Conservationist
McKown's company, Conservation Metrics, uses AI to aid conservation efforts through better monitoring. His dissertation research focused on acoustic communication behavior in Pterodroma Petrels, one of the most threatened seabird taxa, including studies of the use of acoustic recordings for monitoring rare and elusive seabird species at breeding colonies. He has worked in Chile, Guyana, Hong Kong and Malaysia with Environmental Resources Management, the National Audubon Society, and the Juan Fernandez Island Conservancy.
Serial Entrapreneur & Angel Investor
Hirano won the Innovative Software Creation Program (Super Creator Award) under the Information-technology Promotion Agency Japan (IPA) in 2005 and 2006. She started her first business to create the middleware which enables developers to to develop iOS / Android / Feature Phone simultaneously, and sold the company to mixi.inc. She founded Cinnamon in Singapore in 2012.
Investor & Entrepreneur
Jennifer Lum co-founded Forge.AI, a data company that creates fuel for intelligent machines. She also co-founded Adelphic (acquired by Time), and she was an early team member at Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign) and WebHosting.com (acquired by AT&T). Jennifer previously worked as a management consultant with financial services and technology companies. Jennifer is an angel investor and an advisor to startups and venture capital firms. She has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, TechCrunch, AdAge, and the Boston Globe.
AI & Tech Entrepreneur
Kittlaus is the co-founder and CEO of Viv, the global brain. Prior to that, he founded Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), the world’s first virtual personal assistant, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Stanford Research Institute. A serial innovator and consumer wireless internet veteran of 10 years in Scandinavia and the US, Dag is working on creating his fourth consecutive mobile internet product.
Maddock leads the company’s international operations with a focus on building an unrivaled employee experience, believing that an incredible employee experience empowers TaskUs to attract and retain the best talent and deliver superior results to clients. He started TaskUs with his best friend from high school, Jaspar Weir. At the age of 22, the duo invested their combined life savings of less than $20,000 to build what they thought would be the world’s best virtual assistant company. After struggling to find product market fit (and living with their parents) for the first few years, they pivoted their focus to outsourcing for rapidly growing startup companies. TaskUs has now grown to become the world’s leading outsourcing provider for digital customer experience, content moderation and content annotation for machine learning
Scientist & Entrepreneur
Zhifei Li is the founder and chief executive officer of Chumen Wenwen (aka Mobvoi), an information enquiry voice application for individuals traveling outside China. Mobvoi develops technologies in Chinese language speech recognition, natural language processing, and vertical mobile search. Prior to that, he was a machine translation researcher at Google and a main producer at Google Telephone Offline Translation System.
Entrepreneur & Founder
Weidauer studied Computer Science and Management at TU Berlin and the London School of Economics. Before founding Rasa, he worked for Project A Ventures and McKinsey. Rasa is working on building a standard infrastructure layer for conversational AI
Professor & Entrepreneur
Von Ahn is an entrepreneur and Consulting Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the pioneers of crowdsourcing, he is the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, a popular language-learning platform.
Linguist & Data Science Expert
Long-time software product leader, accomplished data writer, recovering academic with a PhD in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Deep experience in product management, product marketing, pricing and licensing, and SaaS across the board, with specific technical strengths in natural language processing and data science.
Chazz Sims, Co-founder & CEO
While traditional route optimization software isn’t designed for last-mile delivery challenges, Wise Systems’ autonomous routing and dispatch software is. Wise seamlessly manages around day-of issues – traffic, weather, blocked loading docks – that cost delivery teams time and money.
Machine Learning for Corporate Education & Communication
Crescendo is a Slack app for continuous, curated diversity and inclusion education. It sends weekly bite-sized content to employees, and uses ML to dynamically create learning paths for each individual.
NLP for Multiple Industries
Inbenta helps users find answers online with conversational AI, natural language processing and machine learning for the airline, banking & financial services, e-commerce, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, travel, & utility industries
Natural Language Generation for Data Communication
Automated Insights is the creator of Wordsmith, the world’s first self-service natural language generation platform for business intelligence. Automated Insights empowers organizations to generate human-sounding narratives from data, making it easy to produce real-time, written analytics, personalized reports, and stories at scale.
Daniels is a founding executive director of Arria NLG plc. Sharon’s entrepreneurial career in building and expanding technology start ups began in 1984—spanning over 30 years of technology evolution.
Over the past decade, Frey has built an following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. He's written & spoken extensively on the implications of AI for humanity.
Lovell, who lives in Aukland but calls Whangaroa home, wanted a way to speak te reo Māori and practice it every day. But like many with work and other commitments, attending classes just wasn't a practical solution. So he started looking at other ways to engage more with the reo or language. He realized AI had the potential to help others who might face the same challenges. As a solution, he created Reobot, a conversational Maori chat app that lives on Facebook. And he’s working with others in the field with a goal to bring more te reo Māori solutions to people’s everyday experiences.
Anamita is the Global Lead of Product Management at IBM Q, where she is building the foundation to make quantum computers accessible via the cloud, and bridging the gap between artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Previously, Anamita served as Lead Product Manager at IBM Watson, where she launched “Chatbots for Good: Introduction to Empathetic Chatbots," a free cloud-based learning experience where anyone can use Watson Assistant and Tone Analyzer services to design, test, and build a chatbot.
Entrepreneur & Author
Charu Sharma is the CEO of award-winning NextPlay.ai that helps companies like Coca Cola, Logitech, Splunk and Gilead connect their employees internally for career mentoring and cross-functional relationships to break silo's and build an inclusive culture of learning and innovation.
Programmer & Artist
Game industry veteran, former Technical Art Director for Sony Interactive, Maximov pushed cutting-edge pipelines that powered some of the most complex productions in the world. Develop and Forbes magazines' 30 under 30, artist, programmer, consultant, entrepreneur and speaker at Computer Graphics events across the globe. Promethean AI works together with artists to build virtual worlds and spread creativity.
Deep Learning Pioneer
At NVIDIA, Catanzaro works to solve interesting problems from video games to chip design using deep learning. His team developed GauGAN, a deep learning model that turns doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease. The tool leverages general adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images
Mario Klingemann is a pioneer in the field of neural networks, computer learning, and AI art. His artwork has been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, London’s Photographers Gallery, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, among others. In 2018 he won the Lumen Prize, which recognizes works of art made using technology.
Research Scientist & Writer
Shane's neural network blog at aiweirdness.com features computer programs that try to invent human things like recipes, paint colors, and Halloween costumes. Her blog has been featured in The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Slate. In her work, she makes devices for steering light without moving parts, and computer-controlled holograms for studying the brain.
In high school, he wrote a Kanye West-emulating neural network that writes rap songs. He's created a guide on how to use plant-based electricity to create generative art and an AI that writes piano melodies in the likeness of Bach. His code was used to generate a painting that sold at Christie's for over $400K, and he’s also written an AI that generates ur-Balenciaga.
Computer Scientist & Inventor
A major contributor to the field of deep learning, he is the co-inventor of AlexNet and of Sequence to Sequence Learning. He is a co-founder of OpenAI where he serves as Chief Scientist.
NLP, NLU, NLG for Mental Health
X2AI gives patients access to affordable, quality mental healthcare using psychological artificial intelligence. X²AI’s mission is to provide access to mental health support, regardless of income or location, through an artificial intelligence chat service, available on-demand and 24/7
Machine Learning for Arts & Entertainment
Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned professional, AIVA assists you in your creative process. Create compelling themes for your projects faster than ever before, by leveraging the power of AI-generated music
NLU & Sentiment Analysis for Marketing
Sprout Social’s social media management software and solutions help you find, form and deepen real connections with the people who love your brand.
Daly started Skin Analytics in 2012, with the goal of helping more people survive skin cancer. The company has crafted a series of AI algorithms that can take a dermascopic image of a skin lesion and help identify skin cancer. Prior to founding Skin Analytics, Daly worked extensively in mobile innovation and strategy consulting for a number of years.
Researcher & Scientist
Parikh's recent work involves exploring problems at the intersection of vision and language, and leveraging human-machine collaboration for building smarter machines. She is also a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). In 2019 she received the Lockheed Martin Inspirational Young Faculty Award at Georgia Tech.
Scientist & Researcher
As well as being chief scientist at Uber ATG, Urtasun is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), an academic computer science institute affiliated with the University of Chicago.
Entrepreneur & Scientist
Reiley has over 18 years of academic/industry experience in artificial intelligence and robotics. She co-founded multiple startups and launched several robotics products in highly regulated industries, including drive.ai, a Silicon Valley startup specializing in Level 4 self-driving cars, and built an 8 person company to 180 employees over 4 years with over $77M funding. She was educated at Johns Hopkins University and Santa Clara University specializing in Haptics and Computer Vision/AI, and taught two new short courses as an instructor at JHU
AI Pioneer & Inventor
Krizhevsky is globally recognized as one of AI’s most singular contributors. While completing a PhD under Geoffrey Hinton at the University of Toronto, Krizhevsky invented AlexNet, a deep learning network that used high-performance GPUs to produce unprecedented results in image recognition. Since then, AlexNet’s results have played a significant role in shaping deep learning’s impact within the global technology industry.
AI & Policy Expert
Allen focuses on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, space, and national security. His writing and analysis has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Nature, CNN, Foreign Policy, WIRED, and Vox. His report, “Artificial Intelligence and National Security,” a study conducted on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), was published through the Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Computer Vision for Transportation
Nexar develops software to protect you and your business against car crashes and road casualties by using computer-vision AI and inter-vehicle networking (V2V).
Machine Learning for Marketing, Customer Experience, & Security
Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technologies to build democratized solutions for identity management.
Emotion AI & Predictive Analytics for Fashion & Online Retail
Lily AI is the first product to understand customer's emotional context by decoding their behavioral data (clickstream/history using emotionally intelligent AI tech) and attributing thousands of features on products (extracted using industry leading deep learning and image recognition technology) to match individual consumers with the right products for them, instantly.
Entrepreneur & Linguist
Tsoumaris has a Ph.D. in pragmatics/semantics, natural language processing, corpus linguistics, and translation, and a university degree in English Language & Literature. SentiGeek is a hybrid AI text analytics platform that analyzes customer reviews: generates industry-specific results about brands, products, features of products – using 13 layers of sentiment – industry-specific customer profiles and personas, forecasts.
NLP to Boost Customer Engagement
Sentisquare uses deep semantics to discover and extract topics and issues hidden in textual content. This gives users a clear understanding and helps companies to enhance productivity and improve their processes.
NLP & Deep Learning To Improve the Customer Experience
Constellation has developed a breakthrough neuroscience-inspired AI technology to represent and generate the semantic meaning behind language. This has enabled them to establish an unparalleled level of natural human-like conversation by an AI agent, leveraging a unique combination of semantic analysis technology to emulate how a human learns language.
Alex Terry, CEO
Conversica provides an automated sales assistant powered by artificial intelligence software. The assistant works just like a human sales assistant, reaching out to every single one of your leads and engaging each of them in a human conversation. Once the leads are engaged and qualified, the AI Assistant autonomously takes the appropriate actions, including introducing them to human Sales people to close the deal.
AI Pioneer & Cognitive Neuroscientist
Demis Hassabis is co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading AI company. DeepMind developed the landmark Go program AlphaGo. A child chess prodigy, Demis coded the classic game Theme Park at 17. After graduating from Cambridge, he founded videogames company Elixir Studios and completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Imperial College London. Science declared his neuroscience research one of 2007’s top breakthroughs.
Entrepreneur & Business Strategist
Simon is CEO & Founder of Chatter Research, an AI powered real-time customer feedback solution. He loves solving challenging business problems, often with a mix of new technology, partnerships, and a core insight around consumer behaviour. With 8x more responses and a 94% completion rate, Chatter Research helps brands like Fanatics, Chase, and LUSH make data-driven decisions faster than ever before.
Innovator, Scientist, & Entrepreneur
A recognized data science innovator and leader in developing simMachines' explainable AI technology, Arnoldo obtained his PhD in Japan (Kyutech) and performed research in Germany (Max Planck Institute). By using similarity he created a clustering of domain servers that detected a 15 year old bug in Microsoft Windows Active Directory
Professor & Engineer
Narayanan is the Niki and Max Nikias Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He holds appointments as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience and Pediatrics, is the research director of the Information Sciences Institute, and Editor of the Computer, Speech & Language Journal
Machine Learning Expert
As former head of AI & Rapid Prototyping at Alpha, he explored new approaches to machine learning in the hope of building empathic, ethical software. Currently, he and his team at Augustus are working on bringing AI applications to enterprise customers.
Professor & Innovator
Professor Agrawal is the founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, a program for seed-stage, science-based start-ups. The program includes several specialized streams focused on artificial intelligence. He is the co-author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.
Physicist & Thought Leader
Tegmark’s work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year: 2003.” He is co-founder of the Foundational Questions Institute. He worked with Elon Musk to launch the first-ever grants program for AI safety research. His book , "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence," made President Obama's 2018 Reading List.
Computer Scientist, Entrepreneur & Academic
Dr. Etzioni has served as the CEO of the Allen Institute for AI since its inception in 2014. He’s also been a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Washington since 1991 and a Venture Partner at the Madrona Venture Group for almost 20 years. He's founded or co-founded several companies, including Farecast (sold to Microsoft in 2008) and Decide (sold to eBay in 2013)
Tech Leader & Serial Entrepreneur
Lau's passion is creating businesses around technology that gives people super-powers. She loves to build and lead teams who are inspired to make the impossible possible. She has expertise in robotics, computer science, AI, machine learning, and data analytics. As well as being Founder/CEO at Dusty Robotics, she also advises several robotics startups on technology, go-to-market strategy, and scaling up.
Entrepreneur & Thought Leader
Zeiler founded Clarifai shortly after completing his PhD in machine learning and image recognition at New York University. His research produced the top 5 results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition.
Scientist & Robotics Pioneer
Associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots group at the Media Lab. Her recent work investigates the impact of social robots on helping people of all ages to achieve personal goals that contribute to quality of life.
Hu founded Lark Health, an A.I. healthcare provider to 2 million members struggling with or at high risk of a chronic condition. Prior to founding Lark Technologies, she ran global startup incubator Clean Tech Open, her own green buildings startup, and was an EIR at Stanford's StartX incubator.
Thinker and Educator
Dr. Khanna believes that the purpose of AI is to amplify human potential. As well as CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions firm, she's the founder of 21C Girls - a charity that teaches girls coding and artificial intelligence. She was named one of South East Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018
VC investor, tech exec, writer, and an AI expert based in Beijing, China. Lee developed the world's first speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system as his Ph.D. thesis at Carnegie Mellon.
NLP To Track Bugs & Feature Requests
Scope AI finds all related conversations from integrated communication channels, auto-updates bugs and feature requests as customers reach out.
A platform to turn data into actionable intelligence and supercharge your CX
In Moment’s intuitive CX apps give you the intelligence you need to make positive changes that improve your relationships with your customers. Advanced analytics help you to understand customer feedback, enriched with contextual data to give you a holistic view of the customer experience and predictive modeling to provide insights about future behavior.
NLP to Help Businesses Grow
BirdEye's Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine, Athena, is an advanced insights software that lets you find the root cause of the problem and spur decisive action from executives down to the frontlines.
AI-powered customer engagement platform
Blueshift combines the scale and flexibility of a customer data platform with the speed and execution of multi-channel campaigns in a single, easy-to-use platform for B2C marketers and cross-channel marketing.
AI-Powered Multichannel Marketing Hub
ExposeBox learns everything about your customer’s habits, behaviors, preferences, and desires. The data collected is the basis for unique audience profiles that can be used across ad exchanges, autonomous user journeys, predictive analytics, personalized recommendations and more.
An AI-powered account-based orchestration platform
6sense leverages big data and AI to ensure sales and marketing teams strategically align on the full funnel of buyers, target the best accounts, and orchestrate meaningful engagement throughout the customer journey.
AI, Big Data and Machine Learning for Behavior Analysis and Prediction
Fligoo offers a suite of AI based products to boost sales, retention, and LTV, as well as integrate data for better value extraction.
Real-time Intelligent Personalization
Reflektion's AI-driven Customer Engagement Platform continuously uncovers hidden relationships across broad and growing combinations of products, attributes, visitor interactions, and their subtle preferences.
Analytic Solutions for Better Business Decisions
Outlier collects and monitors data in real-time, & notifies you of important moments of unexpected or dramatic change, helping you to understand what is truly impacting your business, and make strategic data-driven decisions.
Machine Learning & Data Science to Understand User Behavior
The Media Gamma team is made up of top machine learning experts from within the world-leading computing science academic faculty at University College London, ranked first place for Computer Science in the latest Research Excellence Framework evaluation.
Machine Learning Expert
Bhatt is passionate about building intelligent machines. She's experienced in driving and building scalable data-centric products and strategies and working on challenging data and scalability problems as part of the Voice-Commerce, Display-Targeting and Affiliate-Marketing Channels. Her responsibilities at Walmart Labs India include driving Walmart.com’s Voice initiative for Customer Service and building NLP solutions.
Huang has over years of professional experience across social network, finance, payment, and online gaming. She's passionate about analytics and empowering business decisions through data and insights.
Draginda brings history of working in the apparel and fashion industry to her role as Stitch Fix senior data engineer. She is also skilled in Observational Astronomy, Java, Matlab, Physics, and Web Applications.
Strategic Thinker & Technologist
West helps organizations use technology to address big healthcare challenges. She has a deep understanding of the health tech ecosystem, and is able to identify and create opportunities and leverage her network to gain buy-in to execute. West has a unique combination of product, policy and medical research expertise.
Tejero has expertise in data analysis, mathematical modeling, algorithm development and programming. He has a PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry, and at Nectar, he leads a recently-created Data Science team developing projects for personalization, targeting and recommendation systems to improve the way customers are approached.
Software Developer & Product Manager
Abarbanel has been with Verix since its early startup days. She has15 years of experience and a proven track record of success in software development and product management. At Verix, Tanya orchestrates R&D and Professional Services operations to ensure Verix’s solutions continue to deliver exceptional business value.
Karachinsky co-founded News360 (recently acquired by PressReader) in 2010. News360 produces two products, a personalized news app for consumers, News360, and an audience intelligence platform for news publishers, NativeAI. The app boasts more than 7 million users on iOs and Android, and uses NLP and machine learning technology to recognize more than one million distinct interests in people's reading patterns, learn what each user is interested in, and create a uniquely tailored stream of stories, just for them.
Inventor & ML and AI Expert
Before co-founding EquBot, Khatua spent 18 years serving as the Director of Engineering at Intel and as the founder of a successful startup called Bumperglass. He holds several patents in hardware, software, and technology, and was named as one of the “Top 10 People Transforming Investing,” and as one of the “Top 100 People Transforming Business” by Business Insider.
Computer Scientist & Entrepreneur
With the help of AI, Kavout recommends daily top stocks using pattern recognition technology and a price forecasting engine. Its model portfolios are enhanced by AI algorithms. Before launching Kavout, Lu served as the CTO at one of China’s largest financial information providers. He also worked as an Engineering Director at Baidu, a VP of Search Technology at SNDA, a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and a senior engineer at Google.
Developer & Journalist
As a data reporter for the LA Times, Schwencke developed Quakebot, a Twitter bot designed to to tweet whenever an earthquake over a certain magnitude was detected around Los Angeles. Quakebot also beat reporters to stories on its beat, such as the magnitude 4.7 earthquake in March of 2014. Currently, Schwencke is a journalist and developer on ProPublica’s news apps team, covering hate crimes and white supremacist movements.
Journalist & Machine Learning Expert
As well as leading the investigations team at Quartz, Keefe helps journalists at Quartz and other news organizations use machine learning for their investigations in his role as head of the Quartz AI Studio. Prior to Quartz, Keefe was News Director and the Senior Editor for Data News at WNYC. He’s the author of “Family Projects for Smart Objects” and he teaches about prototyping, machine learning, and bots at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Founder & CTO, HubSpot
Shah is CTO at Hubspot, which he founded in 2006. More recently, he created GrowthSpot, a personal assistant for sales and marketing teams. The program is a chatbot team members can use to help them complete routine tasks much more quickly. This HubSpot product integrates with a wide array of systems.
Team Builder & Entrepreneur
Burmeister has built a successful career in building high-velocity sales teams at companies including Cisco-WebEx, Riverbed Technology, ON24, ConnectAndSell, and RingCentral. Chad was the Founding Chapter President of the AA-ISP Silicon Valley Chapter which was voted two years in a row as “Chapter of the Year.” ScaleX harnesses the power of AI to double the funnel.
Hartvigsen founded Dooly to help salespeople do what they do best -- sell - rather getting buried in grunt work. His vision is to make a platform that sales people love, but also one that loves them back.
Reich is CEO and Co-Founder of Troops.ai, which is software that makes sales a team sport by empowering people, automating workflows and supercharging sales performance.
Professor & Scientist
Michael is an Associate Research Professor in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Prof. Michael is Director of the Resilient Intelligent Systems Lab; author of over 140 publications on control, perception, and cognition for resilient intelligent single and multi-robot systems; nominee or recipient of nine best paper awards (ICRA, RSS, DARS, CASE, SSRR); recipient of the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award and Robotics Society of Japan Best Paper Award (of 2014); and PI of past and ongoing research programs supported by ARL, AFRL, DARPA, DOE, DTRA, NASA, NSF, ONR, and industry. Shield AI is the home of Hivemind, an artificial intelligence which enables robots to see, reason about, and search the world. Hivemind allows robots to learn from their experiences. Shield AI’s first product, Nova, is a Hivemind-powered robot that autonomously searches buildings while simultaneously streaming video and generating maps.
Mehrotra founded Airlitix in 2016 when he was doing his PhD in Atmospheric Science at UC Davis. Airlitix is paving the way for the next generation of agricultural focused technology using remote sensing. The Airlitix drone based system can go where other drones cannot -- a GPS denied environment. By using robust computer vision technology the drone system can provide valuable feedback about the health of the crops by imaging using multi-spectral cameras.
Entrepreneur & Inventor
Eyhorn is the inventor of EngineSense, a device that assists the pilot in identification of a failed engine in multi-engine airplanes. In 2010 he obtained his private pilot license and continued on to earn his instrument and multi-engine ratings in the following years. With DroneSense, which he co-founded in 2015, he is able to pursue his passion for aviation and technology. As a technologist, tinkerer, and entrepreneur, he’s parlayed his aviation experience into the world of drone technology and is seeking to innovate and build first class software in the rapidly evolving space.
Sanz is a Navy Veteran, engineer, entrepreneur and team leader with a strong business background, and over 20 years of experience in software, hardware and technical leadership.In 2013 he founded Skycatch, which builds software that autonomously captures, processes and analyzes drone data from aerial images. The company’s software turns these aerial images into orthomosaics, 3D meshes or thermal images.
Entrepreneur & Engineer
Harmsen has gone from being the first programmer at Matternet, Silicon Valley’s medical drone package delivery start-up, to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Los Angeles, and now to co-founder & CEO of Iris Automation. He is very interested in intersections between drones, autonomous vehicles and real applications that will affect billions of people. Iris Automation creates computer vision collision avoidance systems for industrial drones.
Drone Pilot & Self Taught iOS Developer
Jon is the Founder & CEO of Kittyhawk, the leading provider of unmanned software and airspace systems. Kittyhawk’s patented technology is used in today’s leading recreational and enterprise drone applications. Jon is a certified commercial drone pilot as part of FAA Part 107 and a founding member of the FAA UAS Safety Team. He graduated from TCU with a major in finance, received his MBA from Thunderbird Global School of Management (ASU), a self-taught iOS developer and writes about drone topics for technology news site VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and Forbes. Jon also regularly speaks and drone industry and technology events such as Commercial UAV Expo Europe, 2B Ahead Future Congress Germany, and DJI AirWorks.
Chartrand was once a pure mathematician, with a PhD from University of California, Berkeley. His applied mathematics expertise includes image processing, machine learning, compressive sensing, and the iconoclasm of non-convex continuous optimization.
Industrial Engineer & Entrepreneur
Bala is equal parts aviation geek and data nerd, and believes in the power of better algorithms to enrich lives. Lumo is made up of data geeks, PhDs, and aviation specialists who are passionate about solving one of the biggest challenges in travel today—flight delays and disruptions.
Innovator & Technologist
As CEO of Canada’s largest software company, Mark oversees the strategic direction of the organization and upholds the company’s position at the forefront of the industry. Under his direction, the company has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, into a $2.8 billion technology company.
Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
Skim Technologies uses machine learning and natural language processing algorithms to help businesses to, as Hampson puts it, “cut through the noise”. Before founding Skim, he assempled Data Science and Engineering teams in the UK and nearshore, as well as deployed production ready Artificial Intelligence solutions for FTSE 250 companies. Prior to that he built and exited a successful consumer electronics business operating in Asia, Europe and USA.
Software Engineer & Applied Mathematician
Vodopyanov completed a B.S. in applied math from BSU with a focus in distributed calculations. Igor continuously learns about new domains in order to build the perfect solution. His recent work includes delivering complex horizontally scalable systems processing large amounts of data in real-time for IoT and digital marketing.
Mathematician & Scientist
Prior to co-founding Twiggle, Avidor co-founded the networking infrastructure engineering group in Google Israel (recognized as one of Google’s top achievements in 2008), and led high impact search projects such as Spell Checker, Calculator, and Google Now. At the age of 18, Adi received his B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, with distinction.
Startup Founder, Investor, & Advisor
Gelfenbeyn is the Head of the Google Assistant Investments program. He previously co-founded Dialogflow (formerly known as API.AI), a developer platform for building conversational experiences, and served as its CEO before Google acquired the company in September 2016. Prior to launching API.AI, the company built Assistant.ai, the highest rated independent voice assistant in the world with 40M+ users.
Scientist & NLP Expert
Klein was co-founder, Chief Scientist and VP of Research at Semantic Machines and a recognized leader in the field of natural language processing. Dan is a full professor of computer science at UC Berkeley and was previously Chief Scientist at Adap.tv. Dan has published over 100 papers on a wide range of NLP and machine learning topics, including multiple award-winning results.
Technologist & Innovator
Harris, as VP of innovation tech at 360i, helped create the Einstein Facebook Messenger chatbot for NatGeo Genius. About the whimsical and wickedly fun creation, he has said, “Rather than having the campaign speak for Einstein, we wanted Einstein to speak for himself. We decided to pursue a conversational chatbot that would feel natural and speak as Einstein would. This provides a more intimate and immersive experience for users to really connect with him one on one and organically discover more content from the show.”
Ruth Brown, COO & Co-founder
Kasisto enables financial institutions to service, engage and acquire customers via human-like, intelligent conversations. Kasisto’s Conversational AI platform, KAI, powers omni-channel virtual assistants and chatbots who are fluent in banking across mobile apps, websites, messaging platforms, and voice-enabled devices.
Michael Vanca, Chief Product Officer
SmartAction offers best-in-class voice automation that scales the same experience seamlessly to chat and text.
Autonomous ML for corporate learning
Volley’s knowledge engine™ autonomously and continuously synthesizes briefings, micro-courses, and even quizzes, by tracking knowledge inside and outside an enterprise as it changes.
NLP for Better Communication
Grammarly's writing assistant helps over 15 million people every day communicate more clearly and effectively, wherever you type.
Linguist & Innovator
After learning dozens of different languages and an extensive study of linguistics, Campbell founded Glossika, an AI-powered language platform says it can take you from beginner to fluent in just a few months, through once-daily 20 minute lessons.
Autodidact & ML Expert
Benn is a self-taught machine learning engineer who has been profiled in Cal Newport's "Deep Work" for his habit of punctuating work with periods of intense study. He's the Founding MLE at YC startup Sourceress, an AI recruiting platform, and has grown their team from 10 to 25+.
Rasmussen has over 20 years of experience in software development, and has developed solutions such as Apex Path, Steer, and Utility AI. His company specializes in developing tools for AI for indie games in the Unity game engine. He also holds a PhD in Economics from the Copenhagen Business School
Deep Learning Scientist
As a research scientist at Xerox Research, Gaidon and his team used Unity, a widely used game development engine for 3-D video games, to create scenes to help train and test deep learning algorithms. As the Machine Learning Lead at Toyota Research Institute, he and his team work on world-scale Deep Learning for Automated Driving, including how to go beyond Supervised Driving.
Obvious is French collective of friends, artists, and AI researchers, driven to explore the increasing advent of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through artworks. Using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Hugo Caselles-Dupre and his colleagues, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier, experiment with the notion of creativity for a machine. One of their pieces sold for over $400K at Christie's.
Deep Learning & Neural Network Specialist
Engel is a musician and scientist. Before joining Google Brain, where he is working on creative applications of deep learning as part of the Magenta Project, he worked at Baidu Research on speech recognition with neural networks. He has a UC Berkeley cubed degree: BA Physics, PhD Materials Science, Postdoc Computational Neuroscience.
Joel is a multidisciplinary artist and toolmaker who studied computer science and art at Carnegie Mellon University before working on bioinformatics at Rockefeller University. He is currently developing GanBreeder, a massively collaborative creative tool and network. His other works are somewhere in the region between art, design and research and inspired by the systems of biology, computation and creativity.
NLU for Customer Analytics
The latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence for text analysis, providing the broadest and most accurate understanding of language
NLP for Customer Engagement
Revuze provides you with unprecedented access to consumer views and expectations as they develop. It automatically generates a multidimensional snapshot of products, brands and their competitive landscape – all without human intervention
Computer Vision Engineer
With over 8 years in the computer vision and deep learning field, he transitioned from academia -- where he started his career at INRIA Research Center -- to solving challenging problems for the industry with applied computer vision.
Innovator & Growth Strategist
She spearheads growth, marketing and business development at Pixuate, which uses cognitive learning capabilities to learn and interpret inputs based on previous experiences and take accurate decisions. She has a keen focus on scaling up sustainably. She holds an MBA in Rural Management from India’s premier B-School – Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA).
AI Pioneer & Quantum Physicist
In 2010, Lewila left his academic career in quantum physics to work on artificial intelligence and natural language understanding. At present, he puts his effort into developing novel hybrid AI methods for preventing cyberbullying and online violence. His work and research interests focus on the third wave of AI – contextual adaptation (according to DARPA's classification).
3D Bots as a Service
velmai,Virtual Empirical Lifeforms with Multimedia AI, builds fully customizable artificially - and emotionally - intelligent avatars deployed in 2D multilingual (chat)bots & 3D botification for Point of Sale retailers and B2B communications. Holograms built in a JV with Gema Digital from Portugal.
Philosopher & Polymath
Bostrom is a Swedish-born philosopher and polymath with a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, and artificial intelligence, as well as philosophy. He is Professor at Oxford University, where he leads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. He is the author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014)
Consultant & Engineer
Burns is a former vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors, and has been an advisor to Waymo (formerly Google’s self-driving car project) since 2011. He and Christopher Shulgan co-authored “Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World."
Scientist & AI Pioneer
His lab's deep learning neural networks such as LSTM have revolutionized machine learning, are now on 3 billion smartphones, and used billions of times per day, for Facebook's automatic translation (2017), Google's speech recognition (since 2015), Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, etc. He also pioneered artificial curiosity and meta-learning machines that learn to learn. Since age 15, his main goal has been to build a self-improving AI smarter than himself, then retire.
Scientist & Founder
Data scientist and the founder of technology startup Fast Forward Labs as well as Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners and former Chief Scientist at bitly. In 2017, Cloudera acquired Fast Forward Labs and Mason became Cloudera's Vice President of Research.
Entrepreneur & Inventor
VP & Chief Scientist of Baidu; Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.
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