09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming Remarks by Clariden Global
09:05 – 09:35 Beyond Moonshots – Bringing Real Intelligence to Machines, Advances in the Interplay between Biology and Machines
Dan Goldin, Former Administrator, NASA / Founder, KnuEdge, pioneering a USD130 million core supercomputer
 09:35 – 10:05 AI in the Hospital: Clinical Decision Support at the Point of Care – An AI-Powered Approach to Knowledge Translation
Anatomy of a successful clinical project that has gone through a full cycle: bedside application of knowledge, real-time collection of data and implementing new findings back into practice. Various aspects of selecting a problem, building an IT platform, implementing the solution and refining the solution will be discussed.
Dr. Uli Chettipally, Physician, Researcher, Innovator, Kaiser Permanente
10:05 – 10:30 Future Trends of AI in Self-Driving Cars
Dr Bibhrajit Halder, Self-Driving Software Expert, X (formerly with Faraday Future, Caterpillar & Ford)
10:30 – 10:50 Speed Match-Making and Morning Refreshments
(Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
10:50 – 11:10

Towards Super-Intelligence: Advances in General AI/Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Mounir Shita, CEO, Kimera Systems
11:10 – 11:30 Emotion Synthesis for AI and Robots
  • Why emotion synthesis is very different from sentiment analysis or affective computing
  • Why intelligent machines should possess emotional states
  • Relation between emotion and language
  • How emotion helps AI to make sense of the language
  • How can we control intelligent machines with emotions
  • Live Demo of how an intelligent machine for the first time, is able to think and feel like humans
Patrick Levy Rosenthal, Founder & CEO, Emoshape
11:30 – 11:50 How AI is Being Merged with Personality, Emotions and Intelligence to Create Impactful Experiences
Donald Coolidge, Co-Founder, Elemental Path
11:50 – 12:20 AI Innovations in Education
  Andrew Smith Lewis , Co-Founder & CEO, Cerego LLC
12:20 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
  • What is the Future of AI?
  • Why AI Often Gets Stuck in the R of the R & D Cycle
  • Re-imagining Advances in AI in the US & the World in 3 Years’ Time
  • Inclusion & Diversity in AI
  • Whence Super-Intelligence?
  • Investing in an AI Future
  • Anti-evil Efforts in AI

Jin Zhang, Vice President, CA Technologies

Luis Bitencourt-Emilio, Director of Engineering, Reddit Intelligence Group

Nazanin Delam, Self-Driving Car Engineer, MyVest

Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital

& Other Invited Speakers of Day One

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon (Sponsorship Opportunities Available)
14:00 – 14:20  AI in Complex Issues/ Anticipatory Intelligence
Arun Majumdar, Chief Scientist, Co-Founder, Kyndi
14:20 – 14:40 Using Deep Learning to Extract Action Items From Conversations
Our AI can call into your conference calls and send you automatic meeting notes. We’re using an RNN to understand how likely each sentence is to be a task, and we’ve built all of our NLP in house
Sam Udotong, Chief Technology Officer,
 14:40 – 15:00 AI in Entertainment, Films and the Media: The Communication Graph – Enabling Consumer Driven Entertainment Storytelling
In a recent 2017 Entertainment and Media Trends report, one renowned international consultant wrote, “To survive the rapid transition to a direct-to-consumer future, companies across the E&M sector need an effective fancentric strategy – or risk decline and irrelevance.” The E&M market knows so well that the best stories are those that resonate with the most consumers. Story World Productions has built the world’s first communication focused graph, allowing content to discover where it resonates.
Douglas Clark, Executive Producer, aiidea 
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
15:30 – 15:50 AI Ventures in TV, Film, Entertainment: A Hollywood Perspective
Mariana Danilovic, CEO, Hollywood Portfolio
15:50 – 16:10 AI in Manufacturing: Optimizing Supply Chains and Maximizing Margins for Manufacturers Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Moataz Rashad, Founder/CEO, DeepVu
16:10 – 16:30  AI in Retailing: How AI & Big Data is Changing the Retail Landscape?
Manindra Majumdar, Founder and CEO, Gofind.AI
16:30 – 16:50 When AI Intersects with AR/VR
Sami Ramly, Vice President Product Management Lead, Wevr
16:50 – 17:10 A Recent Experience in Implementing AI for Future Use in AR/VR
Tyler Lindell, AI & AR Software Engineer, Holographic Interfaces & Tesla
17:10 – 17:30 Moonshots: AI, Autonomous Spacecraft & Challenges for AI in Space
  • How AI is transforming space exploration, specifically how AI enabled the EO-1 Autonomous Sciencecraft and Sensorweb to perform unprecedented monitoring of terrestrial floods, wildfires, and volcanos
  • Ongoing efforts for missions in development by giving spacecraft and rovers increasing ability to interpret data and adjust to dynamic environments
  • How AI is needed for future challenges of space exploration to search for life in distant, unknown environments such as under-ice oceans of Europa, crevasses of Enceladus, or even neighboring solar systems
Dr Steve Chien, Head of Artificial Intelligence Group / Senior Research Scientist (Mission Planning and Execution), Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA
17:40 – 18:00 Robotics and AI: Principles of a Personal Robot
Ian Bernstein, Founder & Head of Product, Misty Robotics
18:00 – 18:10 Closing Remarks
18:10 onwards Champagne Networking Session

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.


09:00 – 09:30 Conversational AI in the Wild (Using AI, NLP and ML to Solve a Real World Business Problem At Scale) With Applications in the Healthcare, Legal and Life Science Sector
Dr Sid J Reddy, Chief Scientist, Conversica
09:30 – 09:50 The Future Economics of AI
Kartik Gada, Executive Director, Woodside Capital & Instructor, Stanford University
09:50 – 10:45 Strategic Investments, Finance, VC Funding, New Business Models in AI & Robotics Forum
  • AI Applications, Breakthroughs, New Projects, Moonshots & Commercialization Opportunities in Silicon Valley, elsewhere in USA, Canada, Israel, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa
  • Major Advances in Machine Learning & How to Escape the Black Hole of Machine Learning
  • Major Advances in Deep Learning & Tackling the Limits of Deep Learning
  • Deep Learning & Predictive Payments
  • Developments in Dedicated AI Chips
  • Nanophotonic Chips for Neural Networks?
  • AI-as-a-Service (AI-aaS) as the Next Growth Frontier
  • The Interplay and Interaction of AI, Machine Learning & Robotics
  • Autonomous Robots
  • Sentient Robots
  • Robust Human Imitation & Navigating the Uncanny Valley
  • Towards an AI Civilization, with Space Colony?

Shyam Nath, Director, GE Digital

Vishy Venugopalan, Vice President, Citi Ventures/Citibank

Kumar Srivastava, Vice President, Product & Strategy, BNY Mellon

Nikolai Oreshkin, Investor, GVA Capital

A) Current State of the AI and ML Investment and Opportunities Landscape

Ed Fernandez, Investor,


B) AI & Labour: AI and its Effect on a Changing Workforce

Nathaniel Krasnoff, Investor, Wildcat VC

10:45 – 11:00 Speed Match-Making and Morning Refreshments (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
11:00 – 11:50 AI in Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Forum:
Augmenting Physicians with AI
Dr Karim Galil, Founder, Mendel Health
Data & Algo Challenges Facing Research in Applying AI to Pharmaceutical R&D
Brandon Allgood, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Numerate Inc.
AI in Continuous Patient Monitoring
Adam Hanina, CEO & Co-Founder, AiCure
11:50 – 12:10 Advances in Facial Recognition 
Shaun Moore, CEO and Founder,
12:10 – 12:30 Vision AI for Human Behavior Understanding Inside Autonomous and Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs)  
  Modar Alaoui, CEO, Eyeris  
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)  
14:00 – 14:20  When AI, 5G and IoT intersect
Jan Geldmacher, President, Sprint Business
14:20 – 14:40 Latest Advancements in Object Detection Techniques for Autonomous/Driverless Cars:

  • Recent advancements in mAP and speed in object detections mechanisms
  • Talk about RCNN, fast RCNN, faster RCNN, YOLO, SSD, etc. and how things have been progressing in the past
  • What’s next?

Khalid Ashmawy, Tech Lead, Uber

14:40 – 15:00 Case Studies:

  1. Connected Vehicle Deployment in New York City for the US Department Of Transport
  2. Breakthroughs in Industrial Drone Autonomy and Self-driving Cars

The revolutionary positioning capability based on UWB as well as its applications

David J. Bruemmer, CTO & Co-Founder, 5D Robotics


15:00 – 15:20 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
15:20 – 15:40 Intelligent Roads for Intelligent Cars?
Nazanin Delam, Self-Driving Car Engineer, MyVest
15:40 – 15:50 Investments in AI by BMW
Dr Ulrich Quay, Managing Partner, BMW i-Ventures LLC
15:50 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: Autonomous Systems, Driverless Cars, Trucks, 5G Telematics and AI Forum 

  • Self-driving cars and the future of mobility
  • Prototypes and test drives
  • Regulatory, Insurance and Legal Issues
  • Safety & navigation challenges
  • Intelligent roads for intelligent cars?

Dr Ulrich Quay, Managing Partner, BMW i-Ventures LLC

Nazanin Delam, Self-Driving Car Engineer, MyVest

Dr Sai Yagnyamurthy, Director, Global Strategy, Ford Motor Company

Sunil Chintakindi, Director – Innovation, Product Engineering & Data Research, Allstate

17:00 Closing Remark by Conference Chairman
  End of Day 2

Executive Seminar Timetable:


Executive Seminar A will run from 09:00 – 12.30 with mid morning and luncheon breaks. Executive Seminar B will run from 14:00 – 17:00 with a mid afternoon refreshment break. Registration begins 30 minutes before each seminar commences.

09:00 – 12:30 Session A – Presentations (20 minutes each)
1. IBM Watson’s Interactive Speech Interfaces and Chatbots in VR

The Intersection of AI and AR: applications in science, training, therapy, rehabilitation, productivity, education and gaming

Michael Ludden, Director of Product, IBM Watson Labs
2. Advanced Analytics for the Intelligence and Security Communities: Why is it so Critical in This Era of Rapid Change and New Challenges?
Anantha Bangalore, Chief Technology Officer, Percipient.AI
3. The Tokenization of Healthcare
Dr Walter de Brouwer, CEO,
4. How to Identify & Improve User Utility in Search Domain
Purnima Goel, Senior AI & Research Project Manager, Microsoft
5. AI for Pets & Pet-Owners
Will Cross, Co-Founder / CEO, GoFetch
6. Breakthrough Findings on Wow the Brain Makes Decisions in Spatial Environments – New Bayesian Brain States Models
Dr Alex Terrazas, Distinguished Scientist, McKnight Brain Institute
7. Case Study: Using Neural Word Embeddings to Detect Language Similarity Based on How the AI Processes the Language
Dr Mike Tamir, Chief Data Science Officer, Takt

Machine Learning Consultant, Starbucks

Professor – Data Science Faculty, UC Berkeley

8. When AI meets KPIs
Kris Bondi, CMO, Neura
14:00 – 17:00 Session B – Presentations (20 minutes each)
1. Where AI is and Where It Needs to Go: The Future of AI Building AI
Pedro Alves, CEO,
2. AI Assistants in Business
Nikki Hallgrimsdottir, Vice President, Algomus
3. The Intersection of Design & AI
Alex Capecelatro, Chief Executive Officer,
4. Deep Learning Solutions: Taking Image Recognition to the Next Level
Bajram Hoxha, Software Lead, Nordic Naturals
5. Human Intelligence and Machine Intelligence: The Road to AGI
Patrick Ehlen, Chief Scientist, Loop AI Labs
6. The Compassionate Entrepreneur
Matt MacBeth, Co-Founder/CEO, Edwin the Duck

CEO, Planet of the Apps

CEO / Co-Founder, pi Lab

7. Data Omniscience: Enabling Systems of Systems to Dynamically and Agilely Learn and React in Real Time
Christopher Howard, CEO & Co-Founder, Kersplody Corporation
8. Case Study: Best Practices for Building AI Datasets
Bradley Arsenault, Founder & CEO, Electric Brain
9. Scalable Deep Learning with BigDL
Sujee Maniyam, Co-Founder/Principal, Elephant Scale