Big Data & AI Conference

A Big Data and Artificial Intelligence conference for technical and business folks. Join us and learn how far disruptive technologies like AI, ML, driverless vehicles, facial analysis, quantum computing and 5G have come – from those building them – what their future trajectories are and how your company can benefit from them.

June 27 - 29, 2019 | Dallas, TX

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About Big Data & AI Conference

Big Data & AI Conference is an inaugural event intended to draw all players big and small in the Big Data and AI communities to a 3-day event running from June 27 – 29, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. Day 1 of the 3-day event will be devoted to training sessions and workshops, while the last two days will feature presentations and discussion panels spanning technical, business and legal aspects of Big Data, AI and AI-related fields.

Broadly, the goal of the plenary conference sessions is to provide a forum where company and institutional representatives share the current state of adoption of Big Data and AI technologies in their organizations, what their future trajectories are and the consequences to humans and human activities.

Theme: Big Data & AI for the common good

June 27, 2019: Workshops

June 27, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: VIP Party

June 28 – 29, 2019: Conference

conference sessions will include

these Topics

Artificial Intelligence

AI & Affective AI

Machine Learning

Amanda Viola

Facial recognition

Big Data & AI

Neuromorphic Computing

Big Data and analytics

Big Data & Analytics

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

IoT & Smart Cities

Natural Language Processing

NLP & NLG

Driverless Cars

Big Data & AI Conference

Robots & Automation

Virtual Reality

AR/VR

5G

5G

If your company is active is any of these areas and you’ll like to get on stage and talk for about 25 minutes in front of your peers and potential investors, click the button below to complete our Call for Presentations.

5 reasons to attend

Big Data & AI Conference

1.

Excellent training

Receive first-class training on Machine Learning from Google’s Cloud AI Advocacy team and on Robotic Process Automation from Dr. Edward Peters on Day 1 of the conference.

2.

Network

It’s an opportunity to rub shoulders and exchange ideas face-to-face with hundreds of professionals like you that share the same interests in Big Data, AI and AI-related technologies.

3.

Awesome speakers

A conference like this is an opportunity to listen to experts from companies operating at the cutting edge of Big Data, AI and AI-related technologies, and perhaps get to speak with them face-to-face.

4.

Free book

Attendees will receive a free copy of Eyes in the Sky by Author Holland Michel, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. You may even get to chat with him and get your copy signed.

5.

Meet investors

A conference like this is a good place to showcase your company’s products and services to potential investors and customers in the red-hot AI arena.

Featured Speaker

Arthur Holland Michel

Arthur Holland Michel

Co-director, The CSD, Bard College

Arthur Holland Michel is the Founder and Co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone, an interdisciplinary research and art collective at Bard College. He’s also a journalist, researcher and has written for a wide variety of media establishments.

He is a co-author of The Drone Primer: A Compendium of Key Issues, and Drone Sightings and Close Encounters in the National Airspace. Most recently, he’s the author of a new book titled Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of The Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All.

Gorgon Stare is the name of an aerial surveillance system built by the Pentagon that has been used successfully in combat zones and, secretly, over some American cities. Michel will give a presentation and participate in the Ethics in AI/Facial Recognition discussion panel.

Eyes in the Sky will be published on June 18, 2019. Attendees who register for the conference will receive a free copy during check-in.

meet other Speakers

Dr. Edward Peters

Edward Peters, PhD

Founder, Data Discovery Sciences

Expertise: RPA, AI and cognitive technologies

Senthil Sengodan

Senthil Sengodan, PhD

Head - North America Strategy, Nokia

Expertise: 5G, edge computing, business development

Corey Clark

Corey Clark, PhD

CTO, Balanced Media

Expertise: AI, ML, gaming, systems biology, and distributed computing

Saurabh Shah

Saurabh Shah

Partner - Cognitive & Analytics, IBM

Expertise: Cognitive strategy & transformation, cognitive process automation

Anna Sidorova

Anna Sidorova, PhD

Associate Professor, Univ. North Texas

Expertise: Business intelligence, analytics, AI

Karl Weinmeister

Karl Weinmeister

Cloud AI Advocacy Manager, Google

Expertise: Cloud computing, data science, ML

KC Tung

K. C. Tung, PhD

AI Architect, Microsoft

Expertise: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - model characterization

Aamer Charainia

Aamer Charania

Co-Founder, Dallas AI

Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, computer vision and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)

Jon Bratseth

Jon Bratseth

Distinguished Architect, Verizon

Expertise: Big Data, distributed systems

Veena Somareddy

Veena Somareddy

Co-founder/CTO, NeuroRehabVR

Expertise: Machine Learning, VR and AR

Fatih Nar

Fatih Nar

Customer Engineer, Google

Expertise: Cloud computing, virtualization, Big Data

Carl Madison

Carl Madison

Software Engineer, Sylabs, Inc.

Expertise: Distributed Storage, High Performance Computing, AI and Machine Learning

Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards

Chief Digital Officer - Agency, Epsilon

Expertise: Data design, analytics, experience design, digital and engagement strategy, media and innovation

Babar Bhatti

Babar Bhatti

Co-Founder, Dallas AI

Expertise: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning - model characterization

Ramin Keene

Ramin Keene

Founder, Fuzzbox.io

Expertise: Machine Learning, chaos engineering

Chintan Shah

Chintan Shah

Vice President, HYLA Mobile

Expertise: Analytics, AI & Machine Learning

Dan Darnell

Dan Darnell

VP of Product, ParalleM

Expertise: ML, precut management, product marketing

Gabriel Bianconi

Gabriel Bianconi

Founder, Scalar Research

Expertise: AI, ML, computer vision, quantum computing

Randall Hunt

Randall Hunt

Software Engineer/ST. Evangelist, AWS

Expertise: AI & Deep Learning

Steve Ardire

Steve Ardire

AI startup advisor 'force multiplier'

Expertise: AI, augmented Intelligence, robots, automation, AR/VR, NLP/NLU

Workshops

Two workshops have been scheduled for Day 1 of the conference, that is, on June 27, 2019.

Robotic Process Automation for Professionals: This workshop is intended for C-level executives, other managers and professionals who are responsible for operational improvement and digital transformations in their companies. Click the button for detailed info about the workshop.

End-to-end Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform is intended for Data Scientists, Developers and Machine Learning Engineers. The lead instructor will be Karl Weinmeister, the Cloud AI Advocacy Manager for Google. Click the button for detailed info about the workshop.

Free book to all attendees

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All is an authoritative account of a surveillance system built by the Pentagon that can track 1,000 moving targets simultaneously. Using a technology called WAMI (Wide Area Motion imagery) and powerful Big Data analytics, Gorgon Stare has been used in combat zones and, secretly, over some American cities.

Drawing on sources within the Pentagon and companies that developed WAMI, the author narrates how this Orwellian-scale surveillance system was created and what businesses and police forces that have seen it in action are rushing to get their hands on it. Your elected officials don’t even know anything about it. It’s a must read.

Eyes in the Sky will be published on June 18, 2019, and as an attendee, you’ll receive a free copy during registration on June 27 or June 28. You might even be able to chat with the author in person and get your copy signed.

now it's your turn to Register

First step in the registration process is to scan the following ticket types for the right one to purchase.

Gold Ticket

Full conference access. June 28-29
$899
$ 675 That's a 25% discount
  • Access to all conf. sessions
  • Access to conf. videos
  • Access to conf slides
  • Access to exhibit area
  • Invitation to VIP party
  • Refreshments

Silver Ticket

Full conference access - June 28-29
$699
$ 525 That's a 25% discount
  • Access to all conf. sessions
  • Access to exhibit area
  • Access to conf. videos
  • Access to conf slides
  • Refreshments
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Bronze Ticket

1-day conference pass - June 29
$299
$ 224 That's a 25% discount
  • Access to all conf. sessions
  • Access to exhibit area
  • Access to conf. videos
  • Access to conf slides
  • Refreshments

Workshop Tickets

Valid for workshops only
$ 159-
  • Access to workshops only
  • Refreshments

To get the 25% discount shown for your preferred ticket type, use the Super-25 promo code when you register. The code expires in:

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join a panel at

Big Data & AI Conference

Want to participate in one of four discussion panels during Big Data & AI Conference? Sí? Then click on the button below to let us know by email. We’ll respond pronto on what to do next.

AI and law

This panel will examine how AI has been used and is being used to facilitate courtroom proceedings and in the legal profession in general.

Driverless cars

Hype or ready for prime time? You won't want to miss this discussion panel featuring a few of the best minds working on driverless vehicles technology.

Robots & automation

Are robots and process automation going to cost us our jobs? Our panel of experts will examine that and other issues related to robots and automation.

Ethics in AI/Facial recognition

Most American adults are in a face-recognition database accessible to law enforcement. Our panel of experts will tackle this and other issues related to this technology.

preliminary Agenda

By the end of February 2019, we’ll begin adding speakers and the titles of their presentations to this agenda. If you’ll like your name to be one of those, complete our Call for Presentations (link opens in a new tab).

  • June 27, 2019
  • June 28, 2019
  • June 29, 2019

This will be a day of workshops, with two (2) workshops already scheduled. You may register for one or both.

8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.: Robotic Process Automation for Professionals

This 3.5-hour workshop is intended for C-level execs, other managers and professionals. Read more about it here.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: End-to-end Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform

This 3-hour workshop will be co-conducted by the manager of Google's Cloud AI Advocacy team. Read more about it here.

8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast and Registration

Registration and check-in for Gold and Silver ticket holders. Light breakfast and coffee available.

8:50 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Welcome address

Opening remarks by event organizer

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Opening keynote

Keynote address

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: More presentations

There will be at least 3 presentations and a break during this time frame

11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Discussion panel - Ethics in AI/Privacy implications of facial recognition technology

Should you be worried or excited, or worried and excited? Listen to a panel of experts as they discuss how the technologies are being deployed and their privacy implication.

12:15 p.m.: Lunch

Grab something to eat, folks!

1:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.: More presentations

There will be at least 3 presentations and a break during this time frame

3:20 p.m. - 4: 15 p.m.: Discussion panel - AI and law

This panel will examine how AI has been used and is being used to facilitate courtroom proceedings and in the legal profession in general.

4:15 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.: More presentations

There will be at least 3 presentations and a break during this time frame

8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast and Check-in

Registration and check-in for Bronze (1-day) ticket holders

8:45 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.: Presentations

There will be 2 presentations during this time frame

9:40 a.m. - 10: 25 a.m.: Discussion panel - Driverless vehicles

Hype or ready for prime time? Hear what some of the brightest minds working on driverless vehicles technology have to say about the readiness of truly autonomous vehicles technology for mass, or even personal, transportation.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Presentations

There will be at least 3 presentations during this time frame

12 p.m.: Lunch

Grab something to eat, folks!

1:05 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Presentations

There will be at least 3 presentations during this time frame

3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.: Discussion panel - Robots and automation

Are robots and process automation going to cost us our jobs? Our panel of experts will examine that and other issues related to robots and (process) automation.

3:50 p.m - 4: 30 p.m.: Lightning Talks

Several Lightning Talks during this time frame

4:30 p.m.: Announcements and closing remarks

ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Humans, like all living creatures, discriminate. It’s a built-in feature of natural and supranatural laws. Problems arise when discrimination, or bias, as they say in algorithmic terms, goes too far. Like when it becomes the law of the land or is sanctioned by a dominant group.

In an ethical and civilized society, where regulations and laws devised by higher minds are in play and properly enforced, the impulse to discriminate, to show bias, can be kept in check. But in a technologically advanced and civilized society, where ethical barely exist or is subject to loose interpretations, the effects of discrimination can take a heavy toll on society and on the side holding the wrong end of the bargain.

So how do we design AI systems so that we don’t imbue them with our own biases? That and many others will be the focus of the Ethics in AI/Facial Recognition discussion panel at this Big Data & AI Conference. Get your ticket if you want to be in the audience during this discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Big Data & AI Conference

participating Companies

become a Media or Community Partner

Being a Media or Community Partner with us offers your online news outlet or not-for-profit organization an opportunity to cross-promote. Click the button below to email us about the next steps to becoming a media or community partner.

they said it!

Deloitte Insights: State of AI in the Enterprise

These are some of the results of Deloitte’s second annual survey of U.S. business leaders involved in the decision making process around the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and initiatives in the enterprise.

Percentage that view lack of AI skills as a top 3 concern
31%
Percentage that used Deep Learning to make predictions
50%
Percentage that claim a positive return on their AI investments
82%

is your country ready for Driverless Cars?

The Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index (AVRI) is a KPMG effort to rank the preparedness of countries for driverless vehicles. Twenty countries were included in the study. The total AVRI score shows which countries are more accepting and prepared for autonomous vehicles (the higher the score, the better). Did your country make the study? How did it fare? Click the button to find out.

Big Data & AI Conference will feature several presentations on driverless car technology, and it will also be the topic of a discussion panel featuring some of the best minds building out the technology. Click here to register now. Apply the Super-25 promo code when you register to get 25% off the Super Early Bird ticket. The code expires in:

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Total AVRI score

frequently asked questions

Answers to questions we are sure some of you will ask – eventually.

Very soon. We’re still hammering out the logistics with the prospective instructors. The annoncement will be made via our social media channels and by email to all registered attendees.

If you only registered for the conference part, that is, for sessions starting June 28 and ending June 29, 2019, let the following be your guide:

If you bought a 2-day pass (more expensive ticket), your event starts in the morning of June 28, 2019. So expect to be at the venue by 8 a.m. of that day to register and check in.

If you bought a 1-day pass, your event starts and ends on June 29, 2019. So expect to be at the venue by 8 a.m. of that day to register and check in.

Yes, we do. To receive it, send us an email from your school-issued .edu email address. We’ll respond with the discount code promptly.

No! The cost of your conference ticket, whether it’s the 1-day pass or the full, 2-day conference pass, grants you access to Day 2 and/or Day 3 of the conference, that is, from June 28 – 29, 2019.

To attend any of the  workshops, you’ll have to buy a separate ticket for it.

Yes. A link that registered attendees can use to book a room at a special discounted rate will be emailed to all registered attendees weekly.

If you’ve not yet registered, subscribe to our email newsletter to receive conference updates. Only conference-related updates, like those related to workshops and speakers, nothing else.

venue and official hotel

15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001

Addison Conference Centre

Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel

15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas 75001

Less than a 10-minute walk from the conference venue, Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel offers attendees not only an ideal location but also superb service and spacious rooms.

Like the conference venue, it is within walking distance of Addison Circle Park and the world-famous Restaurant Row. A link to book a room at a special discounted rate will be emailed to all registered attendees weekly.

Rennaissance Hotel exterior
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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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Eyes in the Sky

The book is yours - free

Gorgon Stare is the name of an aerial surveillance system built by the Pentagon that can track 1,000 moving targets simultaneously. It has been used successfully in combat and, without permission, over some cities in the US.

Using info derived from his Pentagon sources and the companies that built the system, the author gives an account of how Gorgon Stare was built, and which businesses and US police departments want to get their hands on it.

Eyes in the Sky will be published just before Big Data & Conference starts, and the author is a confirmed speaker and panelist.

Each conference attendee will receive a copy of the book – gratis.

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