How to ride the AI wave

VB Summit 2017

Oakland, June 6 & 7

Disruption. Unstoppable.

CTO, Facebook



Sundar Pichai



Mike Schroepfer

Gabe Leydon


MZ (MachineZone)

Astonishing progress in AI and machine learning has unleashed a new wave of product innovation across the digital world. It’s transforming our devices and softwares, making them much smarter, and giving us augmented intelligence too. Corporate success will depend on your organization adapting immediately.

2017 Speakers & agenda to be announced soon

Join the thought leaders

VB Summit is an invite-only intimate experience where growth executives — senior marketers, product developers, IT professionals, and entrepreneurs — exchange strategies around the hottest trends of the day so that they can stay ahead.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

• Collaborate with peers around critical issues facing digital product development and marketing

• Learn essential AI techniques and strategies from leaders

• Hear from AI visionaries

• Network with other senior business leaders like yourself

Now in its seventh year, the Summit offers a rare chance for leading executives to share their most pressing challenges — as well as their most compelling responses — in an intimate peer-to-peer setting.


Rich Wong, Accel Partners

Rich Wong


Accel Partners

Previous speakers

David Marcus

VP, Messaging Products


Lizzie Widhelm

SVP, Ad Product Sales & Strategy


John Donovan

Chief Strategy Officer


Maria Alegre

Co-Founder, CEO


Jonathan Badeen

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer


Kira Wampler


Vic Gundotra



Jonathan Pelosi

Head of Industry, Mobile Apps


Biz Stone

Co-Founder, CEO Jelly Industries

Jim Goetz


Sequoia Capital

Sam Altman


YC Group @ Y-Combinator

Commerce: How AI is transforming the explosive mobile commerce industry.

Social: Your social strategy needs to adapt, because Facebook, Twitter and others are implementing AI that recognizes images, videos, voice, and other content to surface material in different ways to your users.

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. How much opportunity and success can come from exploring new, engaging platforms like bots?

A deeper look at massive areas of AI being disrupted: Photo and video filtering (Facebook Prisma), healthcare (Deep Genomics, Grand Rounds), fintech 

 (Quantopian, Neurensic) and security (Feedzai, SiftScience).

App economy: Why is AI transforming the mobile app economy, and how is that economy adapting.

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?

2017 Topics



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