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Riding the AI wave



Berkeley, October 23 & 24

VB Summit 2017

30 hours 

180 executives 

Countless lessons in delivering ROI from AI

VP of Engineering, Airbnb

Featured Speakers

Jeff Dean

Senior Fellow, 

Google

Mike Curtis

Jeremy King

EVP & CTO

Walmart

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

2017 Speakers

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Jeff Dean

Senior Fellow,

Google

Prof. Varda Shalev, MD MPH
Director, Institute of Research & Innovation

Maccabitech

Padmasree Warrior

CEO,

NIO U.S.

Raj Mukherjee

Senior VP

Indeed

Stan Humphries

Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Economist,

Zillow Group

Ramzi Rizk

Co-Founder & CTO

EyeEm

and more...

Ori Geva

Co-Founder & CEO

Medial EarlySign

Varun Jain

Early-Stage VC

Qualcomm Ventures

Milind Naphade

CTO,

AI Cities, NVIDIA

Rob High

 IBM Fellow, VP & CTO

IBM Watson

Gregg Spratto

Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Autodesk

Wesley Mukai

CTO,

GE Transportation

Mike Curtis

VP of Engineering,

Airbnb

Susan Etlinger

Industry Analyst

Altimeter

Ron Hirson

CPO

DocuSign

Li Fan

Head of Engineering,

Pinterest

Todd Rogers

CTO

Haven Life

Jeff Dean

Aubrey Blanche

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion,

Atlassian

Adam Kell

Partner

Comet Labs

Jeff Dean

 Jeremy King

EVP & CTO

Walmart  

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?

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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. 

Check out our special event + hotel package when you register.

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2017 Sponsors

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