Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0 2022
June 19-24, 2022 l Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Dean Abbott is President of Abbott Analytics and currently is the Bodily Bicentennial Professor in Analytics at UVA Darden School of Business. He is an internationally recognized thought leader and innovator in data science and predictive analytics with more than three decades of experience solving a wide range of private and public sector problems. Mr. Abbott is the author of Applied Predictive Analytics (Wiley, 2014) and coauthor of The IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2013).
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Clinton Brownley, Ph.D., is a data scientist at WhatsApp, where he’s responsible for a variety of analytics projects designed to improve messaging and VoIP calling performance and reliability. Before WhatsApp, Clinton was a data scientist at Facebook, working on large-scale infrastructure analytics projects to inform hardware acquisition, maintenance, and data center operations decisions. As an avid student and teacher of modern analytics techniques, Clinton is the author of two books, “Foundations for Analytics with Python” and “Multi-objective Decision Analysis,” and also teaches Python programming and data science courses at Facebook and in the Bay Area. Clinton is a past-president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association and is a council member for the Section on Practice of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Clinton received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and American University.
Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Chakrabarti is a Senior Research Scientist in Hitachi's Financial Innovation Lab. in Santa Clara. He works at the intersection of data science and finance, and has been doing industrial research for over ten years . He did his MS-PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, and afterwards did his Master of Financial Engineering at U C Berkeley. Dr. Chakrabarti's research publications and patents have collectively been cited over one thousand times.
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Aaron Cheng Ph.D.
Vice President of Data Science & Solutions
Aaron is currently the Vice President of Data Science and Solutions at dotData. As a data science practitioner with 14 years of research and industrial experience, he has held various leadership positions in spearheading new product development in the fields of data science and business intelligence. At dotData, Aaron leads the data science team in working directly with clients and solving their most challenging problems.
Prior to joining dotData, he was a Data Science Principle Manager with Accenture Digital, responsible for architecting data science solutions and delivering business values for the tech industry on the West Coast. He was instrumental in the strategic expansion of Accenture Digital’s footprint in the data science market in North America.
Aaron received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Northwestern University.
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Tom is the founding partner of At One Ventures, which backs early-stage (Seed, Series A) companies using disruptive deep tech to upend the unit economics of established industries while dramatically reducing their planetary footprint.
Previous to founding At One, Tom was a founding member of Google X where he led the teams that created self-driving cars, deep learning artificial intelligence, wearable augmented reality and internet connectivity expansion. He played a significant role in established projects with global reach including Microsoft (Outlook) and Yahoo (Search, Answers).
He has also spent time in the developing world and via social entrepreneurship accelerators, mentoring 200+ entrepreneurs working on global development issues such as access to clean water, electricity, education, health care, and employment.
Tom has spoken at TEDx, Aspen Institute, YPO, SuperVenture, IDEO, Unreasonable and Summit at Sea. He is also a lifelong inventor, with 75 patents across hardware, software, design, and mechanical systems.
Tom Chi is speaking in the following session:
LJDuarte & Assoc., LLC
Jim is an Academician of International Academy for Quality, a Fellow of American Society for Quality, and is co-author on 9 international patents for advanced analytics in Oil & Gas, and Utilities. His most recent publications are on Disruptive Analytics and Data Science. He lectures internationally on Big Data and Advanced Analytics for the China International Industries Fair (keynote 4 years) as well as India and universities in Taiwan, Portugal and Qatar. Jim’s career includes positions as a corporate director for two Fortune 100 companies. His positions included Director, Strategic Business Analytics for Anheuser-Busch, Senior Data Scientist for SAS Institute, and Technology Director, Corporate Quality Assurance for Reynolds Metals. He chaired the committee on statistical procedures for the Aluminum Association and served on the GMP SPC Committee for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association. Jim holds BS and MS degrees in statistics.
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Partner & CEO
Fabio is a Business Analytics Sr Executive working on the field for over 20 years applying advanced modelling and analytics tech solutions to solve complex business challenges, achieving improved customer engagement and higher operational efficiency servicing most of the top 100 companies in Latin America.
He holds a Masters of Logistics Systems Engineering and BA in Construction Engineering both from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fabio is also a certified Lead of Analytics & AI from Northwestern University.
Fabio developed his professional career inside Accenture Latin America, where he started in 2002, being one of first executive in the Analytics Group back in 2010. He conducted Gapso Acquisition on Accenture side in 2015 becoming Lead for Advanced Analytics and Data Science in the region, eventually leading Supply Chain Analytics for Growth Markets until 2021.
Fabio is currently a Sr Advisor in Analytics and Data Adoption for some of the top companies in Brazil and also supports Startups growth and services in the fields of Analytics and Digital Talent Recruiting.
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Jasmin has a BSME with a background in manufacturing and industrial automation. She is a Sales Engineer with RapidMiner working with companies in all industries to expand their AI strategy to better leverage their people, expertise, and data.
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Vice President, Engineering
Bala Ganesh leads the Operation Technology, Advanced Technology & Technology Support Groups at UPS. He joined UPS in 2012 as a Program Manager for UPS’s customer technology group. Thereafter he had stints in Global Retail Strategy and the Advanced Analytics & Revenue Management groups.
Prior to joining UPS, Bala was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has also worked as an Aerospace Engineering researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Early in his career, Ganesh served as a pilot in the Indian Air Force.
Bala earned a PhD in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Math along with an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from the Indian National Defense Academy and Air Force Academy with his undergraduate degree.
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Sr. Data Scientist, Self-Driving Vehicles, Medical Instruments & Deep Learning
Siddha Ganju, an AI researcher who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. As an AI Advisor to NASA FDL, she helped build an automated meteor detection pipeline for the CAMS project at NASA, which ended up discovering a comet. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. Her work ranges from Visual Question Answering to Generative Adversarial Networks to gathering insights from CERN's petabyte-scale data and has been published at top-tier conferences including CVPR and NeurIPS. She has served as a featured jury member in several international tech competitions including CES. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology, she speaks at schools and colleges to motivate and grow a new generation of technologies from all backgrounds. She is also the author of O'Reilly's Practical Deep Learning for Cloud, Mobile and Edge.
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Anders Hallsby is a Partner at Mazarine Ventures; a technology investment firm entirely focused on innovations that address water and wastewater challenges. Most of his career has been spent in the water space, working both in large multinational Fortune 500 companies and in small entrepreneurial start-ups. He has a strong technical background combined with extensive commercial and sales experience, and has developed, commercialized and managed solutions for institutional (commercial properties, food service, multi-tenant housing), industrial (e.g. Food & beverage, Manufacturing, Microelectronics, Power, Chemical Process, Mining, Oil & Gas) and municipal customers.
Prior to joining Mazarine Ventures Anders was Director of Marketing for Nalco Water’s Pretreatment Solutions business, a $60 million business unit within Ecolab. As part of the executive leadership team he helped drive the transformation of a stagnant business by integrating culture, products and work processes from three acquisitions into one, and he led work process reengineering for Marketing, Sales and Engineering.
Earlier in his career, Anders gained extensive experience in sales, marketing, innovation and new product commercialization, managing businesses and launching several new solution offerings generating over $100 million in new revenue over a seven-year period.
Anders holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and received a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Chemical engineering from Cornell University as a Fulbright scholar.
Anders is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Marketing Association (AMA), International Desalination Association (IDA), American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF). He is past Secretary of the Caribbean Desalination Association (CaribDA) and a former board member of the American Filtration & Separations Society.
Anders is on LinkedIn, at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andershallsby/
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Digital Water Solutions Leader
Black & Veatch
Susan Herman is speaking in the following session:
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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Dr. Matthew Klein, the Founder & CEO of Aqualaurus Group, provides executive, anticipatory, and strategic leadership solutions for water-focused organizations. Dr. Klein is a former President of North Carolina and Tennessee for a private equity-backed drinking water and wastewater utility. Earlier in his career, Dr. Klein led the turnaround and eventual sale of Indianapolis Water, one of the largest public drinking water systems in the United States. Previously, Dr. Klein served as both a senior environmental regulator and a senior utilities regulator. Dr. Klein was recently awarded his doctorate in strategic leadership at Regent University. Also, he possesses a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, a Master of Science degree from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University. Dr. Klein is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute and the host of the Water Foresight Podcast. Also, he is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina Class XXV and the recipient of the 2018 Exceptional Service Award from the Management & Leadership Division of the American Water Works Association. Finally, Dr. Klein is a member of the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, the Association of Professional Futurists, and the American Bar Association.
Matthew Klein is moderator of the following session:
President and ML Engineer
Wes is a machine learning expert with over a decade of experience delivering business value with AI. Wes's experience spans multiple industries, but always with an MLOps focus. His recent areas of focus and interest are graphs, distributed computing, and scalable feature engineering pipelines.
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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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Sr. Director, Commercial Finance, Forecasting and Advanced Analytics
Santosh Padmagirison is a seasoned finance and analytics executive focused on improving sales forecasting, decision making, and driving digital transformation at Illumina. Santosh has extensive knowledge/experience using data as a strategic asset to drive business impacts and harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for mission-critical business operations.
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Oscar is an advanced analytics executive with over 20 years of experience in Software and Analytical Consulting Services, contributing significantly to achieving results, improving the business and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction.
He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He was one of the founders of GAPSO Analytics in 2003, a company acquired by Accenture in March 2015, where he was one of the leaders of a team of over 300 analytics in Latin America as of July 2021.
He has been working in the field of advanced analysis since 1991. Prior to GAPSO, he was Associate Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro where, in addition to regular teaching and research activities, he participated in several consulting projects.
Oscar is one of the founding partners of DHAUZ.
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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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Prakash Reddy is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Labs and has been working on advancing the state of technology in 3D printing. His primary focus has been to build a software eco system that automates the digital to Physical transformation using 3D printing.
He is currently working on building a low or no code analytics platform targeted at additive manufacturing. As part of this effort he leads a geographically distributed team in developing a highly scalable on-premise edge compute infrastructure, peta byte scale data storage system to manage the device telemetry data. The low code analytics platform leverages the data platform and enables users to build, test and deploy experimental models quickly.
In the past he has worked on large scale distributed systems both on private and public cloud infrastrucuture. He has been part of two successful starts..
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Karl Rexer founded Rexer Analytics in 2002. He and his teams have built an outstanding reputation providing predictive modeling and analytic consulting to clients across many industries. Recent clients include OneBlood, PwC, Boston Scientific, Redbox, ADT Security, Interamericana University, MIT, Forward Financing, SharkNinja, and many smaller companies. In addition to leading client engagements and hands-on data work, Karl is a predictive analytics evangelist, frequently speaking at conferences, colleges, and other events. He also serves on Advisory Boards for the Business Analytics programs at both Babson College and Bentley University. Since 2007 Rexer Analytics has conducted surveys of analytic professionals, asking them about their algorithms, tools, behaviors and views. Summary reports from these surveys are available as a free download from the Rexer Analytics website. Prior to founding Rexer Analytics, Karl held leadership positions at several consulting firms and two multi-national banks. Karl holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut.
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Data Analytics Practice head
Professional with a high level of creativity and goal orientation. A Strategic Technologist with over 10+ years of experience in Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Business Intelligence, and Analytics. Extensive experience in data, analytics, program management, and solution delivery has enabled him to spearhead numerous initiatives to achieve clients' goals. A collaborative and comprehensive understanding of the key performance drivers of the business is a strength of his ability to work with cross-departmental teams. Managed a variety of teams of up to 15 members to deliver tactical and strategic initiatives involving data management, enterprise reporting, and advanced analytics. Through trust-based relationships with direct reports, peers, and clients, he has demonstrated success in project management.
In addition to Technology Leadership, I focus on Data & Analytics Technologies, Digital Transformation, Databricks, AI/ML Strategies, Hybrid & Cloud Data, and Supply Chain Management.
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, a frequent keynote speaker, and executive editor of The Machine Learning Times. Eric authored the forthcoming book The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment and 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. He won the Distinguished Faculty award when he was a professor at Columbia University, where he taught the graduate courses in machine learning and AI. Later, he served as a business school professor at UVA Darden. Eric also publishes op-eds on analytics and social justice.
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Head of Data at Acubed by Airbus
Joakim Soederberg is Head of Data at Acubed by Airbus and has 15 years of experience as a machine learning engineer and data scientist in the telecom, automotive and multimedia industry. Prior to joining Airbus, he conducted research in Volvo Cars' R&D Tech Center where he supervised and operated data analytics and consumer insights. He was also a researcher at Samsung Research America where he was responsible for data acquisition, enterprise knowledge graphs design, data modeling and semantic indexing. Joakim received a Master of Science from Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, and a Ph.D in Computer Science from ENST Telecom Paris for his work on image and video analysis. His published work includes journal and conference articles on semantic multimedia information retrieval and image understanding.
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Senior Technical Advisor
Serdar Uckun is a Senior Technical Advisor at Xerox PARC where he is working with the Predictive Maintenance team on projects in the Industrial IoT space. Serdar has 20+ years of R&D and technology leadership experience. He is the Co-founder and past President of the Prognostics and Health Management Society. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and he has completed a Post-Doc in Computer Science and AI at Stanford University.
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Yentai (Vincent) Wan
Director, Network Planning & Optimization
Yentai Wan is the Director of Network Planning & Optimization in UPS Corporate Industrial Engineering group. His primary responsibilities are to (a) improve network planning processes, (b) generate network efficiencies and (c) support strategic initiatives across the enterprise. He joined UPS in 2007 as an Enterprise Network Planning Manager in Corporate Transportation.
Yentai was born and raised in Taipei City, Taiwan. He came to US in 2000 for advanced education and received his PhD of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is passionate about applying Operations Research and Machine Learning with real world applications. Yentai is a Industry Advisory Board member of The Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute.
Yentai (Vincent) Wan is speaking in the following session:
Director of Analytics Strategy
Evan brought his military experience to Elder Research to deliver client solutions as a Data Scientist. He now serves as the Director of Analytics Strategy, helping to marry the exciting things that analytics can do with the myriad of challenges that people are facing. Evan almost always has a smile on his face, and that smile is the widest when he is helping organizations use data in new ways to solve unique problems. Evan earned his BS in Management from Georgia Tech, his MS in Economics from East Carolina University and his MS in Analytics from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at NC State University. He loves teaching and learning and can often be found exploring the outdoors with his wife and children.
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