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180 executives

Countless lessons in delivering ROI from AI

Riding the AI wave



Berkeley, October 23 & 24

VB Summit 2017

Head of Engineering

Pinterest

Featured Speakers

Jeff Dean

Senior Fellow 

Google

Li Fan

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. 


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Jeff Dean

Senior Fellow

Google

Stan Humphries

Chief Analytics Officer & Chief Economist

Zillow Group

and more...

Milind Naphade

CTO

AI Cities, NVIDIA

Al Lindsay

VP

Alexa Engine at Amazon

Wesley Mukai

CTO,

GE Transportation

Peter Frans Pauwels

Co-Founder

TomTom

Li Fan

Head of Engineering

Pinterest

Jeff Dean

Adam Kell

Partner

Comet Labs

Sid Reddy

Chief Scientist

Conversica

Julie Ask

VP & Principal Analyst

Forrester

Rob High

 IBM Fellow, VP & CTO

IBM Watson

Gregg Spratto

Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Autodesk

Ted Merz

Global Head of News Product 

Bloomberg

2017 Speakers

Rajat Mishra

VP Strategy & Innovation

Cisco Services

Massimo Portincaso

Partner & Managing Director

The Boston Consulting Group

Daniel Gill

CPO

Carvana

Susan Etlinger

Industry Analyst

Altimeter

Dan Baruchi

CEO

Personali

Òscar Celma

Director of Research

Pandora

Ron Hirson

CPO

DocuSign

Rohit Adlakha

VP & Global Head

Wipro HOLMES

Todd Rodgers

CTO

Haven Life

Ophir Tanz

CEO

GumGum

Lili Cheng

CVP, AI + Research Microsoft Corporation

Raj Mukherjee

Senior VP

Indeed

Blake McGregor

Senior Offering Manager

IBM Watson

Motti Finkelstein

CTO Americas & Global Strategy Planning

Citi

Aubrey Blanche

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Atlassian

Japjit Tulsi

VP Engineering

eBay

Guillaume Lelait

US Managing Director Fetch

Ramzi Rizk

Co-Founder & CTO

EyeEm

 Jeremy King

EVP & CTO

Walmart  

Garrett Tenold

Head of Product

Amplero

Rich Wong

Partner

Accel

Ori Geva

Co-Founder & CEO

Medial EarlySign

Kurt Leafstrand

VP of Products

Clari

Chris Messina

Head of Product Stealth Startup

Dr. Sameena Shah

Director of Research

Thomson Reuters

Jana Eggers

CEO

Nara Logics, Inc.

Kenny Long

Head of Data, Insights and Recommendations

Pocket

Talis Lin

Managing Director

The New York Times

Werner Goertz

Research Director

Gartner

Gil Arditi

Head of Machine Learning Platform

Lyft

Ryan Deutsch

SVP Global Customer Success

Persado

Lauren Kunze

CEO
Pandorabots

Nate Sandford

VP Client Success

Datorama 

Deepak Agarwal

VP Engineering, 

Head of AI

LinkedIn

Jim Blomo

Director of Engineering

Yelp 

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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