Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0 2021
Senior Data Scientist
Javed Ahmed is a Senior Data Scientist with Metis, where he focuses on corporate training programs in Machine Learning and analytics. A financial economist by background, he has extensive experience developing analytic applications for large organizations including Amazon and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Javed holds a PhD in Finance and MA in Statistics from U.C. Berkeley, as well as undergraduate degrees in Finance and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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SAS Senior Data Scientist.
Robert is a Senior Data Scientist at SAS where he builds end-to-end artificial intelligence applications. He also researches, consults, and teaches machine learning with an emphasis on deep learning and computer vision for SAS. Robert has authored a book on computer vision and has developed several professional courses on topics including neural networks, deep learning, and optimization modeling. Before joining SAS, Robert worked under the Senior Vice Provost at North Carolina State University, where he built models pertaining to student success, faculty development, and resource management. Robert also started a private analytics company while working at North Carolina State University that focused on predicting future home sales. Prior to working in academia, Robert was a member of the research and development group on the Workforce Optimization team at Travelers Insurance. His models at Travelers focused on forecasting and optimizing resources. Robert graduated with a master’s degree in Business Analytics and Project Management from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in Applied and Resource Economics from East Carolina University.
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Richard Boire's experience in predictive analytics and data science dates back to 1983, when he received an MBA from Concordia University in Finance and Statistics.
His initial experience at organizations such as Reader’s Digest and American Express allowed him to become a pioneer in the application of predictive modelling technology for all database and CRM type marketing programs. This extended to the introduction of models which targeted the acquisition of new customers based on return on investment.
With this experience, Richard formed his own consulting company back in 1994 which is now called the Boire Filler Group, a Canadian leader in offering analytical and database services to companies seeking solutions to their existing predictive analytics or database marketing challenges.
Richard is a recognized authority on predictive analytics and is among a very few, select top five experts in this field in Canada, with expertise and knowledge that is difficult, if not impossible to replicate in Canada. This expertise has evolved into international speaking assignments and workshop seminars in the U.S., England, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Within Canada, he gives seminars on segmentation and predictive analytics for such organizations as Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), Direct Marketing News, Direct Marketing Association Toronto, Association for Advanced Relationship Marketing (AARM) and Predictive Analytics World (PAW). His written articles have appeared in numerous Canadian publications such as Direct Marketing News, Strategy Magazine, and Marketing Magazine. He has taught applied statistics, data mining and database marketing at a variety of institutions across Canada which include University of Toronto, George Brown College, Seneca College, and currently Centennial College. Richard was Chair at the CMA's Customer Insight and Analytics Committee and sat on the CMA's Board of Directors from 2009-2012. He has chaired numerous full day conferences on behalf of the CMA (the 2000 Database and Technology Seminar as well as the 2002 Database and Technology Seminar and the first-ever Customer Profitability Conference in 2005. He has most recently chaired the Predictive Analytics World conferences in both 2013 and 2014 which were held in Toronto.
He has co-authored white papers on the following topics: "Best Practices in Data Mining" as well as "Customer Profitability: The State of Evolution among Canadian Companies." In Oct. of 2014, his new book on "Data Mining for Managers-How to use Data (Big and Small) to Solve Business Problems" was published by Palgrave Macmillian. In March of 2016, Boire Filler Group was acquired by Environics Analytics where his current role is senior vice-president of innovation.
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John Elder Ph.D.
Founder & Chair
John Elder chairs America’s most experienced Data Science consultancy. Founded in 1995, Elder Research has offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Washington DC, and London. Dr. Elder co-authored 3 award-winning books on analytics, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular keynote speaker. John is occasionally an Adjunct Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.
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A Software and AI enthusiast, Rishabh Gaur works as a Technical Architect at Microsoft Technology Center, where he works on advancing Microsoft's world view of Intelligent cloud and Intelligent Edge to our customers and partners. While working as a cross-domain architect, Rishabh specializes in Microsoft Power Platform, Azure IoT and Azure App Dev related service offerings. Albeit quite young, he carries significant expertise in setting up and working with global teams to deliver value for business by providing robust solutions and right technology choices. So much was his impact in a short span that at the completion of year 1 in industry, he was awarded with the prestigious Techie Award for Data & AI from Microsoft. In his day to day role, he acts as a strategy leader and a digital advisor for many global and regional customers for Microsoft.
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Sarah Kalicin is a HR Measurement Data Scientist with Intel Corporation, who is passionate about how organizations gain more business value through Data Science. In her extensive data career at Intel, she develops strategic plans for analytic adoption to increase business impact. Working in various industry and government positions, such as Becton Dickinson (BD), Kraft Foods, Nabisco, Ford Motor Company, and USDA/National Agriculture Statistics Service, she has gained insight and experience on how successful organizations function that allow them to succeed in their analytic initiatives. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan and Bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from the SUNY at Oswego.
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HPC practioner/Training Specialist
Sharan Kalwani has been working in the manufacturing world in using HPC for accelerating simulation designs of engineering processes.. He was also the Subject Matter Expert and Project lead at hpcexperiment.com (now UberCloud), working on helping to realize HPC in the cloud, several years before it finally took hold.With 30 years of experience in Scientific and Technical computing, Sharan has worked at numerous HPC industry leaders that include Cray Research, Silicon Graphics, Intel, etc. He has also spent several years in the industry at General Motors managing their global engineering HPC centers, as well as in the academic domain, helping to fulfill their research computing missions.Sharan is a member of the ACM, Senior member of IEEE, Computer Society, Society of Automotive Engineers. He also runs the popular discussion group ’Innovative Uses of HPC’ on Linked In. He has given numerous tutorials and talks at Supercomputing, European PRACE Consortium, IB Trade Association, IDC HPC user Forum and several other
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Head of Predictive Maintenance
Markus is a member of PARC’s Sr. leadership team. He brings 10+ years’ experience in corporate and startup innovation, and innovation partnership in the industrial and consumer sector. He is also an early stage tech enthusiast. Markus holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University of Tech.
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Director of Data Science and Analytics Business Solutions
Allan has been a data storage solutions industry professional for 21 years. He held technical positions in different disciplines at Seagate from research, engineering, product development, operations, quality, customer experience engineering to analytics. He currently leads and manages global analytics teams in the US, Singapore, Thailand, and China for the operations and technology advanced analytics group (OTAAG) at Seagate. His teams support different business units in the area of analytics solutions research, development, deployment, and analytics upskilling functions.
Technical Lead Manager
Andrey is a Technical Lead Manager at Facebook.
During his career he had a chance to be participate in building multiple generations of ranking and recommendation models as well as Facebook AI Personalization Platform.
His interests include Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, Graph Learning and Personalization.
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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.
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One of the founders of DataCrunch Lab, Mr. Montalvo has a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He has more than 20 years of experience developing enterprise software technology for companies including IBM, Ericsson, Alcatel Microelectronics, VMware, BlackBerry, Qualcomm, and Cisco.
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Dr. Zeydy Ortiz is the co-founder & CEO of DataCrunch Lab, LLC. She has been helping teams and organizations transform data into value across many industries including IT, financial, retail, and the manufacturing sectors. Her team built an innovative, award-winning digital assistant that was recognized as 'Highest Potential Value to Manufacturers' for increasing visibility of real-time production and plant operations.
She started her career as a Performance Engineer at IBM building predictive models to inform business strategy. She worked on multiple projects focused on improving performance & efficiency. She earned recognition for innovation on Smarter Planet/IoT solutions and for her industry contributions defining resource efficiency metrics. Dr. Ortiz obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico, master's from Texas A&M University, and Ph. D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.
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Director of UK Operations
Ramon Perez leads the Elder Research London office. A decorated war veteran, Major Perez served as an Air Force Intelligence Officer specializing in Signals Intelligence. As a mission director at the National Security Agency, Ramon led teams analyzing enormous data sets to produce actionable information in support of worldwide contingency operations–including deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and South America in support of Special Operations. Upon leaving the military, Ramon returned to graduate school with an interest in understanding economic models and became an Elder Research data scientist focused on building machine learning models to detect financial crime. He has since taken a leadership role and his team has been modeling risk within power production systems. Ramon holds a Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech as well as Masters degrees from Harvard and Georgetown in Finance and Economics, respectively.
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Deep Learning Engineer
Suhas Pillai is a Deep Learning Engineer at Center for Deep Learning in Electronics Manufacturing (CDLe). At CDLe, his work focuses primarily on applying deep learning in semi conductor manufacturing, where there is data scarcity. His work at the Center has demonstrated that using synthetic data can leverage the potential of applying deep learning in areas where there is a dearth of data. In the past, he has worked in applying deep learning in Speech recognition, NLP and Computer Vision domains. He was associated with couple of startups, where he was responsible for developing Deep learning algorithms for detecting objects in satellite imagery and creating cognitive search engines. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Principal Engineer - AI
Kumaran Ponnambalam is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in AI, Big Data, Data Processing & Analytics. His focus is on creating robust, scalable AI models and services to drive effective business solutions. He is currently leading AI initiatives in the Emerging Technologies & Incubation Group in Cisco. In his previous roles, he has built data pipelines, analytics, integrations, and conversational bots around customer engagement. He has also authored several courses on the LinkedIn Learning Platform in AI and Big Data.
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Steven J. Ramirez is the chief executive officer of Berkeley, Calif.-based Beyond the Arc, Inc., a firm recognized as a leader in helping companies transform their customer experiences by leveraging advanced analytics.
In addition to developing and executing the vision for Beyond the Arc, Ramirez leads teams of data and strategy consultants committed to client success. They analyze customer and social media data, combined with text analysis, to drive customer growth, improve customer retention, understand service breaks and build stronger customer loyalty.
Prior to leading Beyond the Arc, Ramirez served as an executive with Time Warner, where he was responsible for creating and successfully implementing marketing and corporate development strategies.
Ramirez earned a bachelor's degree and master's in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He as also created and taught courses in business management for UC Berkeley and been a guest speaker at the university's Haas School of Business.
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Data Science Community & Portfolio Lead
Lauren Stern is a dedicated tech professional, community leader, and overall advocate for data. She currently serves as the Data Science Community Lead at Audi of America, where she is responsible for building, supporting, and representing the Data Science Community (DSC), which comprises more than 70 individuals across every department within the organization. Her mission is to encourage digital collaboration across the departments and empower the business to work directly and effectively with their data.
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Applied Science Manager
Previously Nathan was a data scientist on the Wells Fargo Enterprise Analytics and Data Science team where he led a small team as head of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Speech Capabilities Development, and was focused on building out Wells Fargo's capabilities in areas related to NLP, deep learning and data science product design. Nathan holds a Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University and is working on his second Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He has been with Wells Fargo for the past five years and worked in marketing analytics prior to his current role.
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Vice President I4.0 Applications & Analytics
Paul leads Stanley Black & Decker's global strategy and efforts in leveraging Industry 4.0 Applications & Advanced Analytics to drive operational performance improvements as part of Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation of manufacturing. Touching over 40,000 employees and over 120 factories worldwide he is responsible for driving millions of dollars in value by leveraging the transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics in manufacturing.
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