Riding the AI wave
Berkeley, October 23 & 24
VB Summit 2017
Countless lessons in delivering ROI from AI
VP of Engineering, Airbnb
EVP & CTO
VB Summit is Silicon Valley’s most intimate invitation-only executive event, focusing this year on the explosion of AI in business - specifically how execs are using AI to extract real ROI for their companies.
It’s where senior product, brand, innovation and marketing execs (VP+) openly share and exchange frank conversations. It’s where they learn and debate. It’s where they make deals and partnerships. And it's where the AI wave shows who rides to success, and who gets left behind.
Join the thought leaders
Prof. Varda Shalev, MD MPH
Director, Institute of Research & Innovation
Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Economist,
Co-Founder & CTO
Co-Founder & CEO
AI Cities, NVIDIA
IBM Fellow, VP & CTO
Vice President, Worldwide Operations
VP of Engineering,
Head of Engineering,
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion,
EVP & CTO
Commerce: How AI is transforming the explosive mobile commerce industry.
The new AI software leaders: Which AI software vendors will you bet your strategy dollar on? AI has spawned exciting large platforms like Facebook's Bots for Messenger, voice recognition offerings -- like Amazon's Alexa and Echo, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana -- and of course there's big iron options like IBM Watson and infrastructure platforms from Nvidia, Google and more. Learn what to look for to evaluate the leaders, the game changers and the also rans.
Marketing: The key AI trends and technologies brands will want to stay abreast of to maintain digital marketing leadership.
The new leaders: AI has spawned exciting large platforms like Facebook's Bots for Messenger, and voice recognition offerings like Amazon’s Alexa/Echo, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana. Which of them are leaders to bet on?
Customer service: AI lets companies recognize customer problems and identify patterns by analyzing data much more quickly, and automating human functions to become more efficient. How much opportunity and success can be achieved this way, and what are the great case studies so far?
A deeper look at massive areas of AI being disrupted: Image recognition, natural language understanding, machine learning for things like price optimization, security, supply chain optimization, customer service and much more.
Operationalizing: How do you make the AI magic happen: from defining your problem, collecting your data, forming algorithms and training your model, and then executing with a human in (or not in) the middle?
AI & Design: Is AI the future of UX, now that interacting with intelligent software and devices — be it at home, work, in the car, or on the go — becomes more natural, intuitive and intelligent?
VB Summit 2017 will be at the Claremont Hotel & Resort in Berkeley, just a 20-minute drive from downtown San Francisco. The Claremont is one of America’s iconic luxury hotels, overlooking San Francisco Bay. Its close proximity to San Francisco offers out-of-town guests excellent access to all the city offers for leisure or business, but is just far enough away from downtown to provide a perfect retreat setting.
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