Why attend?

AI is the main ingredient to help organizations quickly pivot in today’s environment and ensure a successful digital transformation. To scale AI, organizations need to overcome three common challenges: talent scarcity, data complexity, and a lack of trust in AI systems.

We’re launching a series of Data and AI Virtual Forums, specifically designed to give you the tools to tackle the talent, trust, and data barriers to AI. Join us to experience client stories, hear from industry leaders, connect with IBM executives and experts, and understand how IBM is helping you accelerate your journey to AI.

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Do you have the right talent to put AI to work? Discover the power of automating AI and learn how to bridge the talent gap.


Do you trust your AI outcomes? Learn how to build and scale AI with trust and transparency.


Is your data ready for AI? Get a prescriptive approach to ensure your data is simple, accessible, and business-ready.


Trust: Hard to build, easy to break

Ritika Gunnar, Vice President, Data and AI, IBM and David Cox, Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research AI

As more organizations move beyond experimentation to full-scale AI projects, they are recognizing 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.

Ritika and David

Featured speakers

Marisa Ferrara Boston

Marisa Ferrara Boston, Automation and AI Lead Architect, Audit Technology, KPMG LLP

Kelly Combs

Kelly Combs, Director Advisory, Emerging Technology Risk Services, KPMG LLP

Chris Driscoll

Chris Driscoll, Innovation Delivery Manager, Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court

Ritu Jyoti

Ritu Jyoti, Program Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Research, Global AI Research Lead, IDC

Curren Katz

Curren Katz, PhD, Director of Data Science R&D, Highmark Health

Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman, Box


Omer Minkara, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Aberdeen


Itumeleng Monale, Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management Personal & Business Banking, Standard Bank of South Africa, South Africa


Arun Murthy, Chief Product Officer, Cloudera

Jennifer Page

Jennifer Page, Marketing Manager, Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Laurent Prud’hon

Laurent Prud’hon, Cognitive Factory Leader, Euro Information


Mara Reiff, Vice President, Strategy and Business Intelligence, Bell Canada

Srividya Sridharan

Srividya Sridharan, Vice President, Research Director Serving Customer Insights Professionals, Forrester

Riz Amanuddin

Riz Amanuddin, Director, Cloud Object Storage & Data Services, IBM

Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez, General Manager, Data and AI, IBM

Alan Bivens

Alan Bivens, Director, Public Cloud Data Services, IBM

Toby Cappello

Toby Cappello, Vice President Expert Labs, Data and AI, IBM

David Cox

David Cox, Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research AI, IBM

Madhu Kochar

Madhu Kochar, Vice President of Offering Management, Data and AI, IBM

Adam Kocoloski

Adam Kocoloski, IBM Fellow, Vice President, CTO, IBM

Deborah Leff

Deborah Leff, Global Leader and Industry CTO, Data Science and AI Elite Team, Distribution, IBM

Dave Marmer

Dave Marmer, Vice President, Offering Management, Regtech, Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics, IBM

Kristen Summers

Kristen Summers, AI CTO, Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning, IBM

Paul Zikopoulos

Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President of BigData and Cognitive Systems, IBM

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Global Vice President of Data, Cognitive and AI - Financial Services, IBM

Jessica Rockwood

Jessica Rockwood, Vice President of Development, Multicloud Management & AIOps, IBM

Check out the full agenda being offered at the Data and AI Virtual Forum on 29 July.

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