National Machine Learning and
Artificial Intelligence Summit

September 9, 2021

National Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Summit

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Opening Remarks


Keynote Panel: “Preserving Privacy and Ethics in AI-Driven World: Leveraging Data Safely and Responsibly

Thrivent Financial
University of Central Florida
St. Luke’s Health System
Nicolas Dard
Director of Product Management
Anand Pandya
Sravan Kasarla
Dexter Hadley
Chief of AI
Justin Smith
Sr. Director Advanced Analytics

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Artificial intelligence is transforming entire industries, enabling organizations to process and learn from an ever-growing cache of data like never before. That innovation does not, unfortunately, come with a conscience out of the box.

AI alone cannot ensure that data is used safely, legally, and ethically. In an era of new and evolving privacy regulations, data-driven misinformation campaigns, and increased risks for data breaches, organizations must think through their entire data protection strategy, and embrace data privacy as part of the process.

Data minimization can help to protect privacy, support regulatory compliance and build better machine learning models. Leading organizations will embrace this. It will mean that their AI projects are future-proof, compliant and align with their values.

Join a panel of peers and experts who will share some of their insights on the topic of ‘ethical AI’, explore what it means and how organizations can achieve it, and ensure accountability and traceability for its use.

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Keynote Presenter: “Introduction to Graph Algorithms for Machine Learning and AI

Dr. Victor Lee
VP of Machine Learning and AI

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Executive Vision Presenter: “Demystifying Data Gravity & AI

Dave McCrory
VP of Growth and Global Head of Insights

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What do you get when you take the laws of physics and the laws of IT and intersect them with digital transformation? The answer is data gravity, the single biggest challenge facing all companies today and into the foreseeable future. Data gravity inhibits workflow performance, raises security concerns, and increases costs, all complicated by regulatory and legacy architecture constraints.

In this information-packed session – delivered by Dave McCrory, VP of Growth and Global Head of Insights and Analytics at Digital Realty – you’ll gain a deep understanding of the intensity and implications of accelerated data growth and increasing data gravity on global enterprises.

This is a unique opportunity to take a deep dive into how your organization should leverage the effects of data gravity, instead of resisting them. The growing popularity of capabilities like virtual and augmented reality require multi-tenant data centers that are built to support next-gen technologies and applications.

  • Understand the data creation lifecycle, influencing factors and macro trends contributing to the explosion of data gravity.
  • Dive into our patent-pending formula for measuring data gravity.
  • See how fast data gravity intensity is forecasted to spike globally through 2024, comparing more than 50 metros and seven industries that include Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing and others.
  • Learn about the implications of such accelerated data gravity growth, which now requires a connected data community approach between enterprises, connectivity, cloud and content providers integrating core, cloud and edge at centers of data exchange, implementing a secure, hybrid IT and data-centric architecture globally at points of business presence.

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Disrupter Presenter: “Innovate with AI & ML: Achieving the Data Driven Enterprise

Reed Peterson
SVP Strategy and Customer Engagement

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AI systems exhibit learning, planning, reasoning, decision making, and problem-solving. AI is a step deeper than Machine Learning and, when supported by a modern data stack, brings tremendous value to both enterprises and their customers.

Join this session to:

  • Learn the ideal architecture & features required to deliver AI/ML solutions – including real time data, scalable infrastructure, intelligent replication, relevant data & dynamic provisioning
  • Discuss how the process should work along with some of the key challenges & pitfalls that limit success
  • Walk through ML & AI use cases and the key ways take advantage of them in your business

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Closing CXO Fireside: “The Path to Better Insights and Decision Making using AI, ML & Analytics.

Guitar Center
Jason Wisdom
Cloud, Data and AI Manager
Saritha Ivaturi
VP, Data & Platform Engineering

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Got questions? We've got answers!

Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is by invitation-only. The location will be released to all attendees once your registration has been confirmed. 

What is the dress code?

We recommend business attire. Most attendees wear suits or comparable attire. Ties are optional.

Can I bring a colleague with me?

Yes! We always urge our members to refer their colleagues! We love adding new members to the community, especially if they come highly recommended by a current member. Either have them reach out to your Apex POC or have them fill out the Member Registration Form.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.


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