AI Con USA 2024 - Keynotes


Keynotes are included in all passes! These industry visionaries will take the stage for in-depth discussions on trending topics.

Wednesday, June 5

Dona Sarkar
Microsoft
K1

I Got 99 Problems, but AI Ain't One

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 8:30am to 9:25am

How many of you have heard that AI is here to take your job? Yeah, exactly. Us too. Apparently, AI is here to take ALL the jobs. Yet, here we are, employed and busier than EVER. Did you know that every large tech company has announced AI products this year with the promise to transform your business? Join Dona to learn: What in this latest AI craze is hype, and what is real? What are successful companies actually doing with AI these days? What are three things that you ABSOLUTELY should be doing in the next six months to get your business ready to implement AI in a secure and responsible...

HIen Luu
DoorDash
K2

AI/ML Adoption Strategies for Enterprises

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 9:25am to 10:05am

It is evident that AI/ML is significantly impacting how businesses operate, transforming the enterprise landscape in various ways, enhancing customer experience, improving efficiency, and reducing costs. The desire to incorporate AI/ML is there, but enterprises often struggle with where to start or how to do it in a repeatable and sustainable manner. Hien will discuss the key challenges to AI/ML adoption and share practical strategies for overcoming them. He will explore the critical factors that drive successful implementation, including data readiness, organizational culture, and...

Nevra Ledwon
DecisionBrain
K3

The Unseen Engine of AI: How 5 Innovation-Minded Companies Optimized for Operational Efficiency

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 10:05am to 10:45am

Why does one of the AI domains with the highest ROI frequently go unnoticed in mainstream discussions about AI? Could it be that Mathematical Optimization, with its equations and complex algorithms, is too often seen as the exclusive domain of PhDs in operations research or industrial engineering? Thankfully, optimization tools and techniques are now more accessible than ever. In this session, we will explore how mathematical optimization is transforming operational decision-making. We will detail how five innovation-minded companies across diverse sectors are applying optimization...

S&P Global Ratings
K4

Operationalizing Disruptive Technologies—A Fresh Take On Developing Your Business Model

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:10pm

From decades-long development of technologies like machine learning to OpenAI’s watershed moment with ChatGPT, companies of all sizes are looking to find and execute on new opportunities and capture the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence. How can one decide what AI technologies have the best fit for their business? How can one successfully drive value for customers?” Join Sudeep as he proposes a human-focused approach to AI, capitalizing on humans’ ability to innovate, learn, communicate, and share and AI’s ability to process and evaluate huge swaths of data swiftly to...

K5

AI: A Moderated Panel Discussion

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 4:10pm to 5:10pm

Artificial intelligence is transforming both society and industry at an exceedingly rapid pace, raising questions about the implications. How will AI shape our future? What ethical and safety considerations should guide its development? What is Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)? How close are we to AGI, and should we be concerned? Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Dionny Santiago and take the opportunity to ask industry leaders the most pressing questions in AI.

Thursday, June 6

Tariq King
Test IO
K6

Humanizing AI

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 8:30am to 9:25am

AI is becoming human—more human in the way it communicates, responding based on context, and matching the tone that we articulate.

AI is becoming human—quite human in what it generates, expressing itself through creative works and the solutions it quickly formulates.

AI is becoming human—which is evidenced by how well it imitates, deceiving us with convincing content even though we know it hallucinates.

AI is becoming human—is this something we'll appreciate? Or will humanizing AI be the end of us? The trigger to an apocalyptic human fate.

But if AI is...

Jeff Carollo
Apple
K7

Adventures in AI

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 9:25am to 10:05am

Jeff will share select war stories from his career working on various AI projects, along with crucial mistakes made and lessons learned. The talk will be as informative as it will be entertaining.

K8

Realizing the Potential of AI Tools for Software Development

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 10:30am to 11:20am

In this keynote, we explore the transformative impact of AI tool adoption in software development, focusing on measuring the tangible benefits, implementing effective dashboarding for real-time insights, and linking time savings to strategic business outcomes. We delve into best practices for quantifying efficiency gains and how these advancements not only enhance immediate development processes but also contribute significantly to broader organizational goals. This discussion aims to equip attendees with actionable strategies for leveraging AI tools to achieve competitive advantage, drive...

Rob Nicoletti
HALO Strategies
K9

Embrace AI Holistically and Unlock Your Growth Potential

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 3:20pm to 4:00pm

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, AI and machine learning are revolutionizing our operations, promising innovation and efficiency at every turn. But beyond the surface-level benefits lies a deeper transformation—the liberation of our most valuable resources: time, money, and clarity. Join HALO's Founder, Rob Nicoletti in this dynamic keynote as he shares the transformative power of embracing AI holistically. Discover how AI can propel us beyond mundane tasks, freeing us to make meaningful contributions in our work, lives, and in the world. Far from diminishing our humanity,...