Agenda for Intelligent Enterprise

World of Connections
November 14, 2018
Ventana Ballroom

New technologies such as AI, Robotics, Blockchain, Sensors, and 5G are set to transform the manufacturing sector. What are the opportunities to make the industrial and manufacturing world more productive? Can these technologies bring more work back to the USA? 

Breakfast, registration, and welcome keynotes

8:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

Where are we on the transformational journey or AI, Robotics, Blockchain, Sensors, and 5G?

The Digital Transformation of Industry

Keynote: Bhaskar Gorti
President, Nokia Software

10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Digital Disruption Manufacturing

Moderator: Bruce Sinclair
Publisher, IoT-Inc.

Nikunj Mehta
Founder and CEO, Falkonry

Prasad Akella
Founder and CEO, Drishti

Alexandre Leclerc
Founder and CEO, Poka

Errette Dunn
Co-Founder and CEO, Rever

11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Autonomous is the New Automation

How the Integration of Digitalization, AI, and Automation will Change Manufacturing

Keynote: Georg von Wichert
Head of Autonomous Systems and Control, Siemens

11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch

APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

AI has the potential to radically reshape our workplace. By relieving humans from mundane work, AI could significantly improve productivity, while empowering us to perform higher quality work. Where are we today in this journey? What use cases are seeing impact today?

Closing the Gap between Consumer AI and Enterprise AI

Keynote: Timothy Chou
Lecturer, Stanford University, Board Member at Blackbaud and Teradata

1:15 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
Innovator Views

Bringing AI to Every Device

Jon Gelsey
CEO, Xnor.ai

Bringing Intelligence to Industries Through Micro Weather Predictions

Shimon Elkabetz
Co-Founder and CEO, Climacell

Forecasting Customer Demand Using AI

John Andrews
CEO, Celect






1:35 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.
The AI Implementation Journey: How Enterprises are Deploying and Scaling AI Today

Moderator: Ronjon Nag
Teaching Fellow, Stanford

Shimon Elkabetz
Co-Founder and CEO, Climacell

Dmitry Aksenov
Founder and CEO, Digital Genius

Swapnil Jain
Co-Founder and CEO, Observe.ai

John Andrews
CEO, Celect

2:05 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Networking Break

CYBERSECURITY

As industries transform, the vulnerability of networks and devices dramatically increases.

The Future of Authentication

Keynote: Sampath Srinivas
Product Management Director, Information Security, Google

3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Innovator View

Creating a Resilient Enterprise Through Vulnerability Assessments

Jasson Casey
Chief Technology Officer, Security Scorecard

Creating a Productive and Protected Workforce Through Software Endpoint Security


Yuki Arbel
VP Product Management, Hysolate

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Addressing Security Threats in a Hyperconnected Enterprise

Moderator: Joseph Dews
Partner, AGC Partners

Jasson Casey
Chief Technology Officer, Security Scorecard

Yuki Arbel
VP Product Management, Hysolate

Sri Subramanian
Growth Strategist

Gaurav Banga
Founder & CEO, Balbix

3:45 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

Speakers on Intelligent Enterprise




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Bhaskar Gorti

President, Nokia Software

Bhaskar Gorti

President, Nokia Software

Bhaskar oversaw Alcatel-Lucent’s business units that developed technologies for cloud-based networking and virtualization, including network functions virtualization (NFV), as well as Communications and Collaborations suites, Operational Support Systems (OSS), Charging/Policy/Payments portfolio, Customer Experience Management, Network Performance and Intelligence, and the Cyber-Security monitoring and prevention software platforms.

Previously, Bhaskar was Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Oracle Communications Global Business Unit. He had been with Portal Software since 2002 and led the sale to Oracle in 2006 to form the Communications business at Oracle.

Prior to Oracle, Bhaskar had extensive experience in the Software and ICT Industry at Chordiant/OnDemand, Hewlett Packard, and Alcoa.

Bhaskar holds a Master of Science graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA and a Bachelor’s in Technology, Electrical Engineering, from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.

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Georg von Wichert

Head of Research Group, Autonomous Systems & Control, Siemens

Georg von Wichert

Head of Research Group, Autonomous Systems & Control, Siemens

Georg von Wichert heads the Autonomous Systems & Control research at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich Germany.

The groups research focuses on advanced algorithms for cognitive systems including artificial intelligence to control robots and other technical systems and processes.

Applications areas are advanced automation, robotics, autonomous systems, and vehicles, sensor data and information fusion, and human-machine interaction.

Siemens Corporate Technology is the central research and development unit of Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich), a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization.

Georg holds a PhD in Robotics and Control Engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He joined Siemens Corporate Technology in 1998.

As a researcher, he developed intelligent systems for numerous application scenarios across the vast portfolio of Siemens, ranging from autonomous vehicles (intralogistics, trains, and automobiles) to autonomous robots for personal and professional use.

In addition to his position at Siemens Corporate Technology, Georg is a lecturer at Technische Universität München, Germany. Furthermore, he is a Rudolf Diesel Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of Technische Universität München, and a member of the research council advising the National German Platform Industrie4.0.

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Timothy Chou

Lecturer, Stanford University, Board Member at Blackbaud and Teradata

Timothy Chou

Lecturer, Stanford University, Board Member at Blackbaud and Teradata

Chou started his career at one of the original Kleiner Perkins startups, Tandem Computers. His commercial career includes serving as the President of Oracle On Demand and today as a board member at Blackbaud and Teradata.

He’s invested in and been a contributor to a number of startups, some you’ve heard of like WebEx, and others you’ve never heard of but were sold to companies like Cisco, Workday, and Oracle.

Recently he became the Chairman of the Alchemist Accelerator and has invested in a select group of young companies including Yotascale, Oomnitza, Atomiton, and Lecida.

In parallel with his commercial career he started teaching computer science at Stanford University in 1982, before there was a bachelor’s program. He launched cs309a.stanford.edu, Stanford’s first course on cloud computing. Now in its 12th year the class has featured guest lectures by nearly 100 public company CEOs.

Timothy has delivered keynote speeches on all six continents and recently launched another book, Precision: Principals, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things. The prime minister of Vietnam has called the book a “roadmap for the future of the Vietnamese economy”.

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Sam Srinivas

Product Management Director, Google Cloud

Sam Srinivas

Product Management Director, Google Cloud

Sam Srinivas and his team work on various aspects of Security & Identity for Google Cloud Platform. Sam represents Google at the industry-wide FIDO Alliance which is advancing standards for strong authentication and also serves as the alliance President.

Prior to Google, Sam was Chief Technologist in the Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks. He went to Juniper through the $400M acquisition of a startup he co-founded, Neoteris, which established the SSL-VPN remote access category.

Earlier in his career Sam worked for Microsoft Research, Web MD and Rockwell Research. Sam has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Jon Gelsey

CEO, Xnor.ai

Jon Gelsey

CEO, Xnor.ai

Jon Gelsey is Chief Executive Officer of Xnor.ai, a computer vision and ML spinoff of the Allen Institute for AI and UW funded by Madrona.

Before Xnor, he was CEO of Auth0, an industry-leading identity-as-a-service platform, which he grew from five employees to nearly 300 over four years.

His previous experience includes responsibility for acquisitions and investments at Microsoft and being a venture investor at Intel Capital.

Jon started his career as a supercomputer designer at Convex Computer, acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1995 as the high end of their server product line.

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Swapnil Jain

Co-Founder and CEO, Observe.AI

Swapnil Jain

Co-Founder and CEO, Observe.AI

Swapnil is the Founder and CEO of Observe.AI, a Call Center AI company backed by Nexus Venture Partners and Y Combinator. Before starting Observe.AI in 2017, Swapnil had a long stint with Twitter as a Technical lead for the growth Team where he played an instrumental role in growing Twitter user base from 200M to 300M users.

In 2015, he moved to India to set up Twitter India engineering office where he helped with Product strategy for India.

Swapnil has a Bachelors in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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Shimon Elkabetz

Founder and CEO, Climacell

Shimon Elkabetz

Founder and CEO, Climacell

Shimon served in the Israeli Air Force for eleven years in several managerial and commanding positions. Multiple near-death weather-related experiences during his service stoked a fascination with the weather, which brought him to start ClimaCell. 

ClimaCell is on a mission to map all of the weather data in the world, building the ultimate weather engine by pioneering the use of new weather sensing technologies, and combining them with the best existing sources of data. ClimaCell's engine is the microweather™ platform of the emerging technology economy, powering autonomous cars, drones and other mobility, and on-demand businesses as well as providing life-saving information to communities across the globe.

Shimon holds a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Sri Subramanian

Growth Strategist

Sri Subramanian

Growth Strategist

Sri feels fortunate to live at the intersection of Technologies, Peoples, and Businesses. She helped create a secure co-processor now on every intel motherboard, the #1 ssl vpn, the most used identity management product, the first set of products on Oracle Cloud, the fastest adopted high school counselor platform, and the fastest growing Cloud Firewall.

She has been a Founder and Chief Executive Officer, early employee, acting Chief Technology Officer, Product Manager, and executive with responsibility for multiple products, and is currently advising various early stage startups.

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Nikunj Mehta

Founder and CEO, Falkonry

Nikunj Mehta

Founder and CEO, Falkonry

Nikunj founded Falkonry after realizing that very valuable operational data produced in industrial infrastructure goes mostly unutilized in the energy, manufacturing, and transportation sectors. Nikunj believes hard business problems can be solved by combining machine learning, user-oriented design, and partnerships.

Prior to Falkonry, Nikunj led software architecture and customer success for C3 IoT. Earlier, he led innovation teams at Oracle focused on database technology and led the creation of the IndexedDB standard for databases embedded inside all modern browsers.

He holds both Masters and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of  Southern California, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai. He has contributed to standards at both W3C and IETF, and is a member of the ACM.

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Prasad Akella

Founder and CEO, Drishti

Prasad Akella

Founder and CEO, Drishti

Prasad Akella transformed manufacturing in the 1990s as leader of the General Motors team behind the world’s first collaborative robots (“cobots”), projected to be a $12 billion market by 2025.

With cobots, Akella advanced robotics to safely amplify workers’ physical capabilities.

With Drishti, Akella returns to the factory to again enhance workers’ capabilities—this time, by driving advances in computer vision and AI.

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Joseph Dews

Partner, AGC Partners

Joseph Dews

Partner, AGC Partners

Joe is a Partner at AGC Partners, whose focus is on IoT, Big Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity solutions for Energy, Industrial and Manufacturing environments. AGC Partners, now in its 16th year of business, closed a record 32 Technology Investment Banking transactions in 2017.

AGC has outstanding relationships with entrepreneurs, strategic buyers, and private equity professionals across North America, Europe, and Asia. Since its inception in 2003, AGC Partners has completed 347 Technology M&A and growth equity transactions, including over 100 transactions for cyber, IT and network security companies.

In addition to 25 years of investment banking experience, Joe has been an FAE in the semiconductor industry, VP of Corporate Development in the software industry, and serves on the board of directors of a publicly traded capital equipment company. Joe received a B.S. in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University and is a passionate supporter of Liverpool FC.

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Dmitry Aksenov

Founder and CEO, DigitalGenius

Dmitry Aksenov

Founder and CEO, DigitalGenius

sDmitry is a technology entrepreneur whose passion and expertise lies in enterprise software and artificial intelligence. 

He has founded DigitalGenius, where he is currently serving as Chief Executive Officer. The company develops artificial intelligence products for customer service automation in the enterprise.

DigitalGenius is on a mission to facilitate the entry of major Fortune 500 companies into the new era of cognitive computing and enable them to provide a better, more personal service to billions of their customers and employees. Dmitry supervises the high growth of the company in EMEA and North America. 

Dmitry’s enthusiasm for the world of artificial intelligence has been a lifelong one. He built his first autonomous robot at the young age of seven; since then he has won multiple national and international robotics and AI competitions.

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Errette Dunn

Co-Founder and CEO, Rever

Errette Dunn

Co-Founder and CEO, Rever

Errette Dunn is Rever’s Co-Founder and CEO. For the last decade, he has helped teams and companies in 17 countries to become more accomplished by developing a culture of non-stop improvement. 

Errette learned about Lean and Kaizen at the source: during his work at Toyota Motor Company. He then joined Airbus Group to lead the development of these practices in different business areas: Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales, Maintenance, and Business Support functions. Errette entered the tech scene in Silicon Valley when he joined Wrike, an online Work Management platform, as Principal Consultant.

After coaching managers that oversee five to 70,000 employees across a dozen industries, one pattern always remained the same: the best ideas for improvement always came from the frontline employees. This reality is what drives Rever to become a catalyst for Frontline Innovation.

Errette earned his MBA from IESE Business School and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Panamericana. He’s fluent in English and Spanish, and his French is getting a bit rusty (but not as much as his guitar-playing). He lives in Mountain View with his wife and five kids.

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Ronjon Nag

Inventor and entrepreneur

Ronjon Nag

Inventor and entrepreneur

Ronjon Nag is an inventor and entrepreneur and a Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Teaching Fellow, where he teaches a popular artificial intelligence course in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.

Ronjon has deployed artificial intelligence systems for mobile devices over three decades, working on neural networks at Cambridge, where he received a PhD in engineering; at Stanford, where he was a Harkness Fellow; and at MIT, where he received an MS. At the Royal Institution, he received the Mountbatten Medal from the Institution of Engineering and Technology for his contributions to the modern mobile phone industry.

As a board member, his company Bounce Imaging won the $1m Verizon Powerful Answers prize. Companies he has co-founded or advised have been sold to Motorola, BlackBerry, and Apple.

He has been a pioneer of smartphones and the 'app stores' they depend on. He has worked on neural networks, touch screens, mobile search, voice recognition, text prediction, and handwriting recognition.

He has numerous firsts including:

• First laptop with speech recognition built-in (with Apricot, 1984)

• First selling cursive handwriting recognition (with Lexicus, 1991)

• First speech recognition phones (with Lexicus/Motorola, 1996)

• First large-vocabulary Chinese speech recognition (with Lexicus/Motorola, 1996)

• First Chinese predictive text system on a phone (Lexicus/Motorola, 1997)

• First predictive text systems in 40 languages on Motorola phones, (Lexicus/Motorola, 1997) 

• First touch screen mobile phone with handwriting recognition (Lexicus/Motorola, 1999)

• First combined mobile search engine and directory (with Cellmania, 2000)

• First private label downloadable operator billable apps store (Cellmania, 2000)

• First BlackBerry Operator Billing apps store (Cellmania,2010)

• First Neural Network Artificial Intelligence System in the Cloud (Ersatz Labs, 2014)

• First Throwable 360 Ball Camera (Bounce Imaging, 2015)

• First Android powered smart light switch (Brightswitch 2017)

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John Andrews

CEO, Celect

John Andrews

CEO, Celect

John has spent the last two decades helping retailers, distributors, and brands optimize their omni-channel strategies and operations.

Prior to Celect, John was Vice President of Product Management & Strategy for Oracle Commerce, coming to Oracle via the Endeca acquisition where John was VP of Marketing & Product Management.

John started his career within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice.

John holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Boston College and received his master’s degree from the Harvard Business School.

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Jasson Casey

Chief Technology Officer, SecurityScorecard

Jasson Casey

Chief Technology Officer, SecurityScorecard

Jasson Casey serves as Chief Technology Officer and leads the company’s product and engineering efforts. Casey is an 18-year veteran of the telecom and computer networking industry. Most recently he was VP of Engineering team for IronNet CyberSecurity. He has held executive leadership positions in engineering and product management in startups as well as S&P 500 companies. He is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Software Leadership Council, and a research associate with the Open Networking Foundation. Casey holds a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University.

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Bruce Sinclair

Publisher, iot-inc.com

Bruce Sinclair

Publisher, iot-inc.com

Bruce Sinclair started in the business of IoT in 2008 as CEO of a networking company that sold a smart home–enabling platform to Internet service providers.

His career began as a mathematician and then programmer who quickly found his way to business through marketing. He worked his way through product marketing and brand management to be Vice President of Marketing for a large Microsoft subsidiary. Since then Bruce has been CEO of companies in the visual computing and IT industries.

Bruce’s book, IoT Inc: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2017. It is the best selling IoT book and is being translated into Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.  His IoT Inc Certified IoT Professional(ICIP) online training & certification program was released in 2018.

Bruce is the author of the McGraw-Hill published book, IoT Inc and the President of www.iot-inc.com. He advises brands, manufacturers and vendors on their digital transformation strategies. He also conducts workshops for managers and executives in traditional companies on how to build digital businesses and product lines.

Bruce is known in the industry from his podcast, video series, and meetup, and is a featured author for publications such as Computerworld, Forbes, Network World, and ZDNet. He speaks publicly about IoT around the world and has been the opening keynote speaker of the industry’s largest event: Internet of Things World.

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Alexandre Leclerc

Co-Founder and CEO, Poka

Alexandre Leclerc

Co-Founder and CEO, Poka

Alexandre Leclerc is CEO & Co-Founder of Poka. In this role, Alex oversees the business operations of the company and helps drive product development priorities based on continuous feedback from clients. The idea for Poka was born out of Alex’s experience as the Director of Continuous Improvement for Leclerc Foods, a leader in the snack manufacturing industry.  He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Masters in International Business from Hult International Business School. 

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Gaurav Banga

Founder and CEO, Balbix

Gaurav Banga

Founder and CEO, Balbix

Gaurav Banga, PhD is the Founder and CEO of Balbix, and he also serves on the boards of several companies. Before founding Balbix, Gaurav was the Co-Founder and CEO of Bromium and led the company from its inception for more than five years.

Earlier in his career, Gaurav served in various executive roles at Phoenix Technologies and Intellisync Corporation.

He was also Co-Founder and CEO of PDAapps, which was acquired by Intellisync in 2005.

Gaurav started his industry career at NetApp. He has a doctoral degree in computer science from Rice University. He is a prolific inventor with more than 50 patents.

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Yuki Arbel

VP Product Management, Hysolate

Yuki Arbel

VP Product Management, Hysolate

An industry veteran with 20 years of IT, networking, and cloud experience, Yuki started his career at P-Cube, a networking startup that was later acquired by Cisco. After his position as system architect at Cisco, Yuki became CEO of Comsleep, an energy saving startup.

Most recently, Yuki served as Head of Product for Nokia’s NFV infrastructure, driving telecom networks towards virtualization.

A graduate of the prestigious Talpiot program, Yuki holds a B.Sc in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University.