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Artificial Intelligence Leaders Summit Boston 2018

Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston


Join us at the most exclusive and influential Artificial Intelligence conference in the United States, taking your place alongside more than 100 AI innovators, robotics scientists, machine learning forerunners, data strategists and business leaders who are redesigning the future of information technology, engineering and manufacturing, and the world.

The Artificial Intelligence Leaders Summit offers you the opportunity to:

  • Be the first to discover future trends in global data technologies
  • Enhance your understanding of the new AI and machine learning technologies that’s making the future happen today
  • Identify new opportunities to improve business intelligence
  • Build your network of technology and data leaders

Our Artificial Intelligence Leaders Summits have always been popular for good reason – but this will be the best yet!

Summit Topics Include:

  • Neural network and cognitive computing
  • Embedded software, algorithms, cloud and mobile
  • Machine learning algorithm and deep learning architect
  • Analytics process optimisation with AI and machine learning
  • Computer vision, natural language understanding, and autonomous driving
  • Ambient Intelligence, Wearables, immersive experiences, contextual computing, IoT, advanced robotics

And much more...

What You’ll Gain:

MAINTAIN a reputation as a leader in artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics engineering

LEARN the new skills, techniques and tools you’ll need for exponential growth of your business

CREATE & DEVELOP your data and AI strategy

ENHANCE your professional network, with opportunities to network and collaborate with technology leaders and fellow senior executives

STRENGTHEN your professional development and gain certificate for professional excellence


We’ve hand-picked our Artificial Intelligence Summit speakers for their expertise, experience and influence in data and AI technology and strategy and they all have important, impactful things to say. We know that you’ll get a lot out of them.

The summit will gather the most influential, knowledgeable and innovative AI and data leaders across the globe. But they also must have that “special something”; it could be a unique human touch, a truly individual mind, or the courage to take their organisation through hell and back – and win. We’ve found that this kind of person gives the best to our clients, and gets the best from them.

But we don’t know everybody. If you’re a maverick or an imagineer in the business intelligence landscape, with proven, exciting results, please do consider becoming a Forward Leading speaker. Get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you. Reach out to Pearl Cheng today!

Confirmed Speakers Now Include:

What To Expect


Our agendas consist of global and regional leading experts, curating talks on the latest hot topics and allowing you to understand the key take-aways from any presentation.


An exclusive event that boasts various activities for in-depth learning, experience sharing and effective networking, including keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and much more.


A strict vendor and industry ratio control to avoid sales pitches and focus on real learnings and the exchange of relevant and effective knowledge.


A cross-industry mix of speakers and attendees to learn, network and collaborate through various interactive social sessions, including social breaks, buffet lunches, cocktail reception and Executive Dinner.


We co-develop the Summit Agenda with our artificial intelligence leaders group so you can expect a variety of activities, sessions and networking opportunities that will really maximise what you gain.

This year’s agenda just has been released. However, please check back regularly for the continuous add-ups of amazing new speakers.

Day 1


Chairperson Overview

Machine Learning Drives Smart Devices Services

by Distinguished Research Scientist, HP

HP Inc. is at the forefront when it comes to technology solutions and devices for Printing and Imaging systems and leading vendor of Personal Computers in the world, across customer segments from individual to enterprise. The 3D Printers from HP show glimpse of what’s possible with the 4th Industrial revolution and is at the cutting edge of our Print device portfolio. Similarly the Device-as-Service (DaaS) and Smart device Services (SDS) demonstrate the state-of-art in managed software solutions for the enterprise in PC and Print world. In this talk, we are going to look at how Machine Learning and Data Science is being used to drive these (and other) innovations at HP, transforming the way we incubate, manufacture and maintain our devices throughout their lifetime and how the company is transitioning to the services view of the device world and what the future holds.

Presentation Title to be Confirmed

by GM of Product, Knowledge and Conversation, Microsoft

AM Coffee Break

Presentation Title to be Confirmed

by Senior Staff & Engineering Manager, Facebook

Chatbots and The Importance of Pre-trained Knowledge Transfer

by Researcher, Ford Motor Company

In this presentation, we will talk about Chatbots and their ability to transform the customer experience while enabling cost efficiencies. In addition, the underlying technology along with some examples of chatbot platforms will be discussed. This presentation will go over a few Chatbot experiments at Ford and cover some of the learnings as well as challenges faced while building Chatbots. In the end, we will focus the discussion around Chatbot training and the importance of knowledge transfer as a basis for iterative growth.

Methodologies on Building Fault-Resilient Machine Learning Pipelines

by Senior Machine Learning Engineer & Tech Lead, Smule

Nowadays most machine learning literatures focus on novel algorithm designs, however there are less discussing data quality control in the practical environments. To my opinion, there are two major pillars in a successful machine learning application in the industry: data extraction/transformation and model fitting. The process flows from left to right forming a conceptual assembly line, at each stage, certain quality controls are required to guarantee the next stage's inputs are well-defined. Inadequate data quality control step could lead to no conclusion and even worse faulty conclusion on the models, which might eventually results in misleading business decisions. This talk intends to introduce some good practices we've adopted that help us be more confident about the final outcomes.

Deep Ice-breaking - Get Ready for the AI Challenges


Presentation Title to be Confirmed

by VP, GE Digital and CTO, GE Transportation

"Unity of Opposites" for Machine Learning in Financial Services

by VP Data Scientist, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In Philosophy, the Unity of Opposites (UOO) defines a situation in which the existence of a situation depends on the co-existence of at least two conditions which are opposite to each other, yet dependent on each other and presupposing each other, within a field of tension (Wikipedia). As a machine learning practitioner and data scientist, I gradually realize that, surprisingly, this UOO is well applicable in a wide range of important ML concepts, in which two opposite conditions co-exist. For example, the model fitting may cause underfitting or overfitting; generalization error contains bias and variance, model selection involves exploration and exploitation, etc. Furthermore, when digging deeper, there are even more key concepts possessing this philosophical trait of "unity of opposites". Understanding those opposites is indispensable to obtain a holistic perspective and deep understanding of ML. In providing practical examples of UOO, I will further decompose ML projects in financial services into "5 Pillars", namely, boundary, data, people, algorithm, and platform. I will show, under UOO, how these 5 pillars achieve the philosophical oneness (and twoness) and help to drive ML decisions in financial services.

PM Coffee Break

Applying ML/AL to the Challenges in the Production Quality

by Senior Data Scientist & Quality Engineering, Tesla

Panel Discussion:How does AI provide a competitive advantage for business?

Artificial Emotional Intelligence: The Thoughtful Integration of A.I. into Human Society

by Founder & Lead Developer, Infinite 8 Aeronautics

This presentation aims to evaluate the question of how to best integrate A.I. into human society to maximize A.I., utility, acceptance, and assimilation into human society if endowed with the ability to understand human emotion.

The word “robot” was coined by the Czech writer Karel Capek, who penned a play entitled, “R.U.R., for Rossum’s Universal Robots. Deriving the word from the Czech word “robota,” meaning “drudgery” or “servitude”, Capek used “robot” to refer to a race of artificial humans who replace human workers in a futurist dystopia. As we integrate Artificial Intelligence into robots and other autonomous systems, what will the relationship between man and machine be? How will machines understand the human experience? How will humans work alongside machines? And how will the human race come to empathize and understand the plight of a future race of automated beings?

Networking Drinks

Day 2


Chairperson Overview

AI and the Emergent Compute Platforms

by VP, AI Products Group & GM, Architecture, Intel Corporation

AI Research, Development and Regulation

by Chair, AI & Autonomous System Policy Committee, IEEE USA

AM Coffee Break

Presentation Title to be Confirmed

by Chief Architect & VP, eBay

Modernizing Food Preparation with Artificially-Intelligent Robotic Systems

by CTO, Miso Robotics

Miso Robotics is pioneering the development of robotic kitchen assistants designed to adapt to existing equipment and infrastructure and learn from traditional cooking techniques, assisting food service workers with the most predictable and repetitive tasks. These artificially-intelligent machines share data on a global scale and learn from each other, enabling them to master a variety of tasks and to gain a continuously-improving understanding of how to interact effectively with their environments. The perception problem—how can a machine using a variety of sensors meaningfully understand the world around it?—the manipulation problem—how can a machine interact with its environment to achieve a desired outcome?—and the decision problem―how can a machine act to navigate a variety of scheduling constraints while interacting safely with external agents?―lie at the core of the challenge of bringing autonomous machines into the kitchen. Recent advances in computer vision using machine learning techniques combined with the availability of high-precision sensors and growing compute capacity in shrinking form factors are enabling the development of technology to solve these problems.

Really Useful Machine Learning -- RUMLSM

by CTO, calvIO

Presentation Title to be Confirmed

by Senior Manager, Safety Data Science, Uber


Artificial Tech, Intelligent Women

This is a session dedicated to women technology leaders, scientists and engineers in the AI world. The session includes themed presentations delivered by female speakers, as well as a panel discussion around Women Power in the AI and Data World.

But we don’t know every outstanding woman leader. If you happen to know an extraordinary woman in the AI landscape, please do recommend her to us. Get in touch. We’d love to find out more about her. Reach out to Pearl Cheng today!

PM Coffee Break

Continued: Artificial Tech, Intelligent Women

End of the Summit

The Venue

Boston Marriott Long Wharf,
296 State Street,

This year's summit will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. This 4-star, exclusive Boston Harbour retreat offers hospitality at its finest and a full range of luxury facilities.

Don't miss out on excellent room rates for our Summit delegates. Click the exclusive Big Data & AI Leaders Summit Reservation Link to book your stay.


The Artificial Intelligence Leaders Summit is America's foremost data technology and business intelligence conference. Our delegates are global leaders in big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Join them today.

Delegate numbers are limited so make sure you buy your ticket now. And if you sign up before May 5th 2018, enjoy an exclusive Early Bird discount.


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