Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0 2020

May 31-June 4, 2020


Rajagopalan Chandrasekharan
Rajagopalan Chandrasekharan

Senior Engineer

With over 34 years of experience in solving engineering problems, Raja currently works as a Senior Engineer in the Global Research arm of General Electric (GE) in Bangalore, India. He is an 'Engineering Predictive Analytics' professional with deep expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Physics across multiple verticals including Aviation, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Thermal, Steam, Renewables, and Transportation. 

In GE Global Research, he tackles cutting-edge technology problems using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, to create fused text mining and numerical predictive analytics algorithms. Combining text, numerical data, video and images opens up new ways to solve practical yet complex engineering problems. This combination acts as a force-multiplier in bringing out engineering insights that are otherwise not easy to obtain. Raja specializes in monetizing these insights. Raja holds 18 patents and trade secrets in this area, and has authored several pioneering papers with over 100 citations

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Martin Elstner
Martin Elstner

Expert Chemoinformatics

Martin is trained as a chemist and focused on data analytics and scientific computing in his master program. After some years as a freelancing data scientist in various industries, Martin joined Covestro, a great place to solve problems like recycling of polymers and energy saving.

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Jen Gennai
Jen Gennai

Head of Responsible Innovation, Global Affairs

Jen Gennai leads Google’s Responsible Innovation team which is responsible for operationalizing Google’s AI Principles, ensuring that Google’s products have fair and ethical outcomes on individual users and the world. Her team works with product and engineering, leveraging a multidisciplinary group of experts in ethics, human rights, user research, racial justice and gender equity to validate that products and outputs align with our commitments to fairness, privacy, safety, societal benefit and more. Before she co-authored the AI Principles and founded Responsible Innovation, Jen worked on machine learning fairness and founded the Ethical ML team in Trust & Safety.

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Samira Golsefid
Samira Golsefid

VP of data science

Samira is a data scientist, entrepreneur, team player, and leader. Her expertise centers on machine learning and artificial intelligence for business understanding and strategy development. She helps translating unstructured business problems into abstract end-to-end data science solutions using system analysis, design, and quantitative analysis.
She's 20 years of industry experience, working as Vice President of data science at 6sense. Prior to 6sense, she led the data science team and projects at PayPal, Flybits, and Toshiba. Samira is originally from Iran and before moving to the US, she founded her own company focusing on predicting customer lifetime value and international market segmentation. She's proud to have published over 30 papers in the areas of unsupervised learning and uncertainty modeling.

Rohit Kewalramani
Rohit Kewalramani

Principal Data Scientist

Rohit is a Principal Data Scientist working at 6sense. He is an expert in NLP with 8 years of experience in multiple startups in varying domains such as ABM tech, Life Sciences & Automotive. His expertise lies in bringing features to production, including engineering and implementing complex deep learning models. Rohit spends most of his time fiddling with transformers to get most from it. He has multiple granted patents and a publication, also has spoken in global conferences around the world.

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Andrei Khurshudov
Andrei Khurshudov

Director, Advanced Analytics

Dr. Andrei Khurshudov is a Director of Advanced Analytics at Caterpillar Digital. Andrei specializes in Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, Cloud storage and computing, in-memory computing, and data storage reliability and technology. Andrei has spent more than 10 years at Seagate, where he was a Chief Technologist and managed various R&D organizations in such areas as data analytics, cloud technology, quality and reliability, and others. While at Seagate, Andrei created the Big Data Analytics and Insights organization, which focused on applying advanced analytics and machine learning concepts to product quality, reliability, manufacturing, and remote device monitoring, as well as finances, sales, pricing, and other critical areas where data-driven decisions are important. 

In the recent past, Dr. Khurshudov served as a Chief Data Officer at Formulus Black, a New Jersey-area startup that is developing software for in-memory computing and as a CTO and Chief Data Officer at Alchemy IoT, a Boulder-area startup creating cloud-based analytics solutions for the Internet of Things. Andrei has a Ph.D. in Engineering and, before joining Seagate, worked at such companies as IBM, Hitachi Global Storage, and Samsung. Andrei has numerous publications, patents, conference presentations, and a book.

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Jaya Mathew
Jaya Mathew

Senior Data Scientist

Jaya Mathew is a Senior data scientist at Microsoft where she is part of the Artificial Intelligence and Research team. Her work focuses on the deployment of AI and ML solutions to solve real business problems for customers across multiple domains. Prior to joining Microsoft, she has worked with Nokia and Hewlett-Packard on various analytics and machine learning use cases. She holds an undergraduate as well as a graduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Mathematics and Statistics respectively.

Terry Miller
Terry Miller

Founder & Director

Terry Miller is founder and director of the applied AI startup Bōwdee. Previously, he led a global team of data scientists and data engineers to solve problems in the Services business for Johnson Controls. Deploying the best practices of Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, he facilitates outcomes in Customer Retention, Pricing, and other enterprise applications.

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Vadim Pinskiy PhD
Vadim Pinskiy PhD

VP of R&D

Vadim Pinskiy is the VP of Research and Development at Nanotronics, where he oversees product development, short term R&D and long term development of AI platforms. Vadim completed his doctorate work in Neuroscience, focused on mouse neuroanatomy using high throughput whole slide imaging and advanced tracing techniques. Prior to that, completed Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell and Bachelor's and Master’s in Electrical and Biomedical from Stevens Institute of Technology. Vadim is interested in applying advanced AI methods and systems to solving practical problems in biological and product manufacturing.

Andy Ramlatchan
Andy Ramlatchan

Senior Computer Scientist

Andy Ramlatchan is a member of the Data Science team at NASA Langley Research Center where he works with researchers and engineers to develop data driven models to supplement and validate physics based models for computational materials science research. He previously worked within the Intelligence Community for the United States government in the area of cyber security. Andy is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia where his research work focuses on matrix factorization and higher dimensional tensor completion for data recovery.

Paige Roberts
Paige Roberts

Open Source Relations Manager

In 23 years in the data management industry, I’ve worked as an engineer, a trainer, a support technician, a technical writer, a marketer, a product manager, and a consultant.

I’ve built data engineering pipelines and architectures, documented and tested open source analytics implementations, spun up Hadoop clusters, picked the brains of stars in data analytics and engineering, worked with a lot of different industries, and questioned a lot of assumptions.

Now, I promote understanding of Vertica, distributed data processing, open source, high scale data engineering, and how the analytics revolution is changing the world.

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Michael Rowley
Michael Rowley

Sr. Director Global Solutions Marketing

Bio forthcoming

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta

Senior Data Scientist

Mohammad is currently a Senior Data & Applied Scientist at Microsoft, and Instructor at Stanford University. He is a former Data Scientist at Apple and previously worked for Samsung, Bosch, General Electric and UCLA Research Labs. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and B.Sc. from University of Tehran. Mohammad is the author of the book, ‘Applications of Mining Massive Time Series Data'. He has also been a keynote speaker at more than 40 Data Summits/Conferences around the globe. 

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Eric Siegel
Eric Siegel

Conference Founder

Eric Siegel, Ph.D., is a leading consultant and former Columbia University professor who helps companies deploy machine learning. He is the founder of the long-running Machine Learning Week conference series and its new sister, Generative AI World, the instructor of the acclaimed online course “Machine Learning Leadership and Practice – End-to-End Mastery,” executive editor of The Machine Learning Times, and a frequent keynote speaker. He wrote the bestselling Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, which has been used in courses at hundreds of universities, as well as The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment. Eric’s interdisciplinary work bridges the stubborn technology/business gap. At Columbia, he won the Distinguished Faculty award when teaching the graduate computer science courses in ML and AI. Later, he served as a business school professor at UVA Darden. Eric also publishes op-eds on analytics and social justice.

Eric has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Radio, BNN (Canada), Israel National Radio, National Geographic Breakthrough, NPR Marketplace, Radio National (Australia), and TheStreet. Eric and his books have been featured in Big Think, Businessweek, CBS MoneyWatch, Contagious Magazine, The European Business Review, Fast Company, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, GQ, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Luckbox Magazine, MIT Sloan Management Review, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Newsweek, Quartz, Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and WSJ MarketWatch.

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A Charles Thomas
A Charles Thomas

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Charles is an Enterprise Data and Analytics leader who maximizes the impact Data, Insights, and Artificial Intelligence have on business results, operational efficiency & effectiveness, and fact-based cultural change.  A rare three-time Chief in the data domain, he’s led large scale data and analytics efforts for brands such as HP, USAA (where he was its first Chief Data and Analytics Officer), and Wells Fargo (its first Chief Data Officer and Head, Enterprise Data & Analytics).

He has expertise leveraging data to drive strategy across B2B and B2C segments, digital and traditional routes to market, multiple regions, and industry verticals such as energy, high-tech, pharma, retail, financial services and automotive.

Charles is committed to increasing the role of "Activist Analysts" in organizations, and driving a diversity and inclusion agenda in technology, particularly in the Data Sciences.  He formerly sat on the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information advisory panel and currently serves as a Director at the United Negro College Fund, Inc. in Washington, DC.

He holds a PhD in Sociology (with a concentration in Organizational Behavior & studies in Quantitative Methods) from Yale University, is headquartered in Detroit, and lives in Austin with his wife and two children. 

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