Data and AI Virtual Forum
Check out the full agenda below
Check out the full agenda below
As more organizations move beyond experimentation to full-scale AI projects, they recognize there’s more to successful implementations than simply having the right datasets, AI models and scalability. Increasingly, dimensions of trust, including fairness, robustness and explainability, are essential to ensure confidence in AI outcomes.
Attend this keynote session to hear Ritika Gunnar, Vice President of IBM Data and AI, and David Cox, Director of MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab with IBM Research®, discuss how and why IBM is pioneering AI solutions people can trust.
Vice President, Data and AI, IBM
Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research AI, IBM
Journey to AI
As companies embark on their AI journey, privacy and algorithmic bias challenges can erode trust and slow progress.
Join Forrester analyst Srividya Sridharan, IBM executive Deborah Leff, and Woman Leader in AI honoree Kelly Combs from KPMG to find out how leaders in financial services and other industries are addressing this problem.
VP, Research Director Serving Customer Insights Professionals, Forrester Research
Global Leader and Industry CTO, Data and AI, Distribution, IBM
Director Advisory, Emerging Technology Risk Services, KPMG LLP
For organizations to scale AI across the entire businesses, they need to break open the ‘black box’ of AI. It is critical to ensure AI decisions are fully traceable – enabling enterprises to audit the lineage of their AI models and the associated training data.
Join this roundtable discussion to hear IDC analyst, Ritu Jyoti, General Manager of IBM Data and AI, Daniel Hernandez, and Vice President of IBM BigData and Cognitive Systems, Paul Zikopoulos, weigh in on why trust and transparency are essential to AI success.
General Manager, Data and AI, IBM
Vice President of BigData and Cognitive Systems, IBM
Program Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Research, Global AI Research Lead, IDC
Director, Watson Marketing, IBM
Enterprise AI success hinges on creating AI solutions that work for the business and also work for all stakeholders – customers, employees, partners, and regulators. AI solutions must be trusted and that means transparency and governance at every step in the AI lifecycle – data engineering, model training, and solution deployment. Trusted AI is not an afterthought. It must be baked into the tools, technology, and processes used to create AI solutions. In this session, Forrester VP & Research Director Sri Sridharan and VP, Principal Analyst Mike Gualtieri will explain four key elements to holistically bake in trust into the AI lifecycle.
VP, Research Director Serving Customer Insights Professionals, Forrester Research
VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
AI gives us exciting new ways to solve problems, but its implementation invites questions: How do I know when AI is being used? How confident can I be in the recommendations it’s making? How do I know I can I trust this company with my data?
Join us for a session where we’ll discuss how IBM empowers users with the insights they need to feel confident about the recommendations Watson™ makes.
Director of Design, AI Transformation, IBM
UX Designer, IBM
PhD, User Researcher, IBM
Design Strategist, Data and AI, IBM
UX Designer, IBM
In this unprecedented climate, many companies are struggling to adjust to a ‘new normal’. Global digital agency Wunderman Thompson, specializing in data-driven human insights to help clients devise marketing, media and advertising strategies, created a COVID-19 dashboard to help brands navigate these uncertain times with AI-powered health and economic data. Utilizing IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, IBM’s market-leading Data and AI platform, the dashboard and its Predictive Recovery Index look forward into recovery timing for communities to help them determine a safe pace for reopening.
Join IBM and Wunderman Thompson executives to learn more about this COVID-19 dashboard and its capabilities. Discover ways to plan your personalized consumer insights within your defined markets using IBM Cloud Pak for Data to solve your most complex business challenges for today’s changing world.
Director of Data Science, Wunderman Thompson Data
Director, Cloud & AI, WPP Integrated Account, IBM
When most people think "trusted AI" they focus on the data — accessing, cleansing and cataloging the information used to fuel their AI models and drive accurate insights. What we've learned, however, based on our 30,000 AI engagements, is that trust needs to extend beyond data preparation. It needs to be woven into the multiple threads of your business. For instance, trust plays an important role in the partner you choose to help you deliver your data and AI capabilities.
Join IBM and IDC as we discuss the market realities of trusted data and AI, the explosion of as-a-Service deployment options, and how that ties to the latest development in our IBM Cloud Pak for Data family.
Research Director, Business Analytics, IDC
Program Director, Data and AI Offering Management, IBM
The IBM and Anaconda partnership scales and advances open-source data science innovation in a trusted environment.
Join IBM and Anaconda leaders to learn how the integration of Anaconda’s Team Edition into IBM Cloud Pak for Data provides a managed, curated repository of open-source tools for use by data scientists, helping to reduce technical, operational and legal obstacles for enterprise adoption of open-source innovation.
Global Sales Leader, Watson Studio, Data Science and AI, IBM
Senior Director, Sales, Anaconda
Cloud Data Lakes are the foundation of a modern data and AI platform, empowering companies to represent their structured and unstructured data in a uniform and consumable way. This data infrastructure takes advantage of a diverse set of analytics services as well as the elasticity, management operations, and built-in security of the cloud.
In this session, Riz Amanuddin and Torsten Steinbach will provide an overview of how IBM Cloud Data Lakes empower teams to securely ingest, store, organize, and analyze large volumes of diverse, full fidelity data. We will review IBM Cloud® security models and advanced security services that help to ensure comprehensive management across data lakes with authorized access and data governance.
Program Director, Offering Management, Cloud Object Storage & Data Services, IBM
STSM, Data Services & SQL Service, IBM Cloud, IBM
Join us for an engaging panel discussion with Michelle Y. Reid, Worldwide Watson Channels Marketing Leader, along with IBM Data and AI Data Operations and Hybrid Data Management Business Partners, as they focus on how to build trust with your clients. In this session, our partners will share emerging AI trends and current use cases.
Michelle Y. Reid
Worldwide Watson Channels Marketing Leader, IBM
Vice President, Analytics, Converge Technology Solutions Corp.
Practice Director, Information and Analytics, Mainline Information Systems
Data-centric security is vital for security configurations to align with business objectives; namely, to protect data and meet the associated regulatory compliance and business safeguards. Storage systems must be designed with enterprise protection, with a real-time data catalog to help identify data anomalies and security issues.
David Wohlford, WW AI and Data Senior Product Marketing Manager at IBM, will explain how IBM Storage for Data and AI helps build and scale secure data lakes for AI.
Worldwide AI and Data Sr. Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Successful AI adoption is predicated on building trust with all stakeholders. The starting point is a data management strategy that incorporates security, precision, accountability, and flexibility, with attributes such as data encryption, availability, container recovery, and multi-modal data management.
Join this session to hear Noel Yuhanna, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and Nidhi Bhatnagar, Offering Manager, at IBM, discuss why trust in AI starts with a strong data foundation.
Offering Manager, IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM
Product Marketing, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Many organizations, specifically in heavily-regulated industries, are subject to strict regulations like data security and data manipulation. Complying with changing regulations is not an easy task. That’s why IBM recently announced Db2 Data Gate, a new solution that effectively brings Db2 for z/OS data on IBM Z to Cloud Pak for Data, helping organizations keep the data synchronized between the system of record and target. Join this session to hear the use cases to address this explosive growth in applications that require read-only access to mainframe data, from which the idea for Db2 Data Gate was born.
IBM Fellow, CTO, Data and AI, IBM
Jerry Hui Zhu
Director, Data and AI Development Lab at China, IBM
The pace of business transformation relies on delivering business-ready data, and 65 percent of enterprises demand their CIOs bring governance to Data and AI to drive trusted business outcomes. Join the panel conversation with Itumelang Monale, Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management at Standard Bank of South Africa, Caitlin Halferty, Director of AI Accelerator & Client Success for IBM’s Chief Data Office, and Thad Vorozilchak, VP of Information Architecture at IBM, as they discuss how a DataOps practice delivers trusted, business-ready data driving business agility, speed, and trust.
Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management Personal & Business Banking, Standard Bank of South Africa
Vice President, Information Architecture, Data and AI, IBM
Director, AI Accelerator & Client Success, Global Chief Data Office, CDO, IBM
Head of DataOps Marketing, IBM
Cloud computing is critical to the flexibility, speed, and cost savings organizations need. But if data management and data integration lags behind, much of the cloud’s potential will be lost. Organizations need to modernize data movement, integration and governance to shorten the time it takes to realize the operational and cost benefits from the cloud.
Join this session to learn how your organization can modernize data integration and governance for multiple cloud platforms and continuing on-premises systems. David Stodder from TDWI, along with Beate Porst from IBM, will discuss key topics such as ‘design once - run anywhere’ principles, governance, data catalogs, and more concepts that are vital to a holistic approach to data integration.
Senior Director of Research for BI, TDWI
Program Director Offering Management IBM Data and AI
WW Product Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM Data Integration and Information Server
Data science and AI
In a competitive market, it is imperative to constantly review your processes and try to optimize your business. Join this session to discover why Banco Bradesco, the biggest insurance company in Brazil, trust IBM Watson® Machine Learning to expedite their insurance claims payments through analytical models and insights.
Glaucio Calixto Joanico
IT Superintendent, Life Insurance and Pensions, Banco Bradesco
Leonardo P. Frollini
Executive Software Client Architect, IBM
As organizations hurry to enhance and modernize business with AI, one thing is clear: simply acquiring more knowledge is no longer sufficient. Your business needs the ability to identify trends and make predictions, trust AI models, and speed experimentation time from weeks and months to minutes and hours. AutoAI is helping companies speed model development by up to 80%, enabling data scientists to make higher-value contributions.
How well does AutoAI live up to its promise? Join Christopher Penn, Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at TrustInsights.ai for an expert’s view on how you can automate the AI lifecycle for better outcomes.
Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist, TrustInsights.ai
Director, Offering Management, AI Tools & Runtime, IBM
AI can help organizations accelerate discovery, adjust how they interact with the market, reallocate resources, and gain efficiencies. However, AI can also bring complications for brand trust.
Join this expert panel session with Zain Nasrullah, Model Learning Validator, Royal Bank of Canada, Mike Hind, Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research, and Emma Tucker, Offering Manager at IBM, to learn about how automating the AI lifecycle can enable a foundation of trust and value for your organization.
Model Learning Validator, Royal Bank of Canada
Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI, IBM
Offering Manager, Watson Knowledge Catalog, IBM
Portfolio Product Marketing Manager, DataOps and Watson Knowledge Catalog, IBM
AI for customer service
If you’ve heard of AI, you’ve heard of natural language processing (NLP). A trusted NLP model is a critical component of any thoughtful AI application — why? Enterprises, especially in highly regulated or data intense industries, have always needed a trusted source of data truth, but it’s even more important than ever when applying AI. How did your AI reach its decision? Do you trust it?
Join IBM experts and leaders in risk and compliance and law to understand how they are using NLP to accelerate processes, analyze data more efficiently, or even provide smarter recommendations. For example, how one organization uses NLP to index, process and translate nearly 2 million laws from 100 countries. They’ll share insights on the importance of trust and transparency when it comes to decisions and how IBM’s NLP and NLU capabilities empower them to break down their data and harvest new insights.
Dr. Sean Goltz,
Offering Management, IBM Watson, IBM
Providing high quality customer service in call centers is a challenge. The need to grow call volumes, increase end-user expectations, and ensure customer service is consistent across all channels.
In this session, we'll talk about how IBM Watson Assistant for Voice Interaction works as an AI assistant in your call center, and review the latest technologies that enable Watson Assistant to provide accurate and up-to-date information.
Offering Management, IBM Watson, IBM
Manager, Ulster County, NY
To meet the needs of your customers, you must increasingly build trust. With Watson partners are embedding and integrating their business solutions with Watson to augment human intelligence. These capabilities provide employees with accurate information quickly so that they can better serve customers and engender more trust.
Wesley Chung, Director of Watson Strategic Partnerships, will talk to two of our top With Watson partners on how AI is allowing them to reimagine their business workflows with trust in mind.
Director of Watson Strategic Partnerships, IBM
Global Practice Leader, DXC Technology
Group VP, Platform Products, Gainsight
AI for risk and compliance
Financial institutions are increasingly dependent on models to help estimate risk, predict and measure qualitative information, create informed decision-making, and drive business outcomes. However, many business stakeholders, especially in regulated industries, do not trust AI. As the business environment becomes more complex, and as regulatory scrutiny increases, with new sanctions such as SR 11-7 guidance on model risk management in financial services, it has never been more crucial for all organizations to ensure their AI models are robust, fair, explainable and fit for purpose.
Join industry leaders, Brandon Purcell, Forrester analyst, and Ian Francis and Alex Jones from IBM, as they discuss how AI is helping firms automate the model development cycle and monitor and perform model risk assessments to help detect and correct AI model bias to ensure regulatory compliance and overall financial risk governance to meet business objectives.
Principal Analyst Serving Customer Insights Professionals, Forrester Research
Principal Solution Consultant, GRC, IBM
Offering Manager, Watson OpenScale™, IBM
AI for financial operations
At a moment when there is little room for missteps and wasted time, it is critical to have analytics you can trust. A small error in a spreadsheet can lead to big disruptions caused by miscalculated sales forecasts, erroneously reported revenue, or an inaccurate view of inventory. IBM’s planning and analytics solutions help clients leverage automation and AI, allowing for more visibility and alignment while removing bias.
Join us for a panel discussion with Aberdeen Research and QueBIT to learn how clients are driving trust with solutions like IBM Planning Analytics and experiencing time savings of over 30 hours per week, while increasing accuracy by 10 percent.
Senior Vice President of Research, Aberdeen
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations, QueBIT
Senior Offering Manager, Planning Analytics and Cognos®, IBM
Program Director, Planning Analytics and Cognos Marketing, IBM
Pivot to meet a new market reality with integrated planning, analytics and reporting
Every business needs a plan. But every business also needs a plan B, and even C. To ensure agility in an era of disruption, integrating the planning process across your business is the best way to streamline planning, budgeting, and forecasting. This collaborative approach creates a single source of truth and delivers confidence and agility to your planning process.
Join us for a panel discussion with IBM Business Partners Carpe Datum and eCapital to hear how their clients can leverage AI and automation in IBM Planning Analytics to drive results they can trust.
Program Director of the Data and AI Ecosystem & With Watson Marketing, IBM
Managing Partner, Carpe Datum
Partner, eCapital Advisors
Generali, an international insurance company, is transforming from the top down to the tail of its lion logo. Join this session to learn from Generali firsthand how trust, transparency, explainability and data quality are at the core of scaling AI and doing the right things and doing things right for the organization and its customers.
Innovation and Cognitive Factory Director, Generali France
Global Vice President of Data, Cognitive and AI, IBM
Highmark Health data scientists worked with IBM to build models to predict sepsis hospital admissions. Join the discussion with Highmark's Curren Katz, PhD, Director of Data Science R&D and IBM Data Science Elite's Brittany Bogle, PhD MPH to learn how Highmark is now applying their approach to the urgency of COVID-19.
PhD, Director of Data Science R&D, Highmark Health
PhD MPH, Senior Data Scientist & Healthcare Lead, IBM Data Science Elite Team, IBM
Vice President of Industries and CTO of Healthcare, IBM
Join Sujay Santra, Founder and CEO, iKure, and IBM data scientists, who worked together to build and remove bias in models to identify high-risk cardiac patients by combining wearable data and historic patient data. Since their initial project, COVID-19 has become a top priority for this healthcare provider for rural and remote parts of India. Using the same process, iKure is working to predict and classify high-risk COVID-19 patients in their community, as well as explore ways to measure the impact of yoga and mindfulness for their cardiac care patients.
Founder and CEO, iKure
Executive Director, IBM Data and AI Offering Management, IBM
Accurate, timely, and trusted information is key to managing the societal and workplace implications of COVID-19. This is especially true for Industrial companies as they optimize operations, supply chains, and workplaces for today's world. Attend this session to learn how data scientists from IBM and Rolls Royce R² Data Labs are working together as part of the Emergent Alliance to analyze a broad set of economic, behavioral and sentiment data to provide new insights and practical applications for the global COVID-19 response.
Dr. Klaus G. Paul
R²Data Labs at Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
Global Industry CTO, Industrial Market for Data, AI, ML, and Data Science Elite, IBM
Data Scientist, Data Science Elite - Data and AI, IBM
Trust is key to overcoming the global challenges of COVID-19. But in an age of falsehoods, communities worldwide don’t know where to turn for reliable sources of information. Learn how the State of Idaho, in partnership with the IBM Data and AI Expert Labs, is using AI to deliver trusted public health and election information to the people.
Chief Deputy Secretary of State, Idaho Secretary of State
Global Government CTO, IBM