2018 SOT Speakers and Panelists

Opening Keynote


Martin Fleming

Chief Analytics Officer + Chief Economist
IBM

Presentation

Martin's Bio

White Papers

Cognitive Economy Whitepaper

Cognitive Enterprise Whitepaper

Tech Talks

INTEGRATING AI INTO YOUR ORGANIZATION – CAN EVERY COMPANY INTEGRATE AI?

Sponsored by Silver Tree Consulting + Services

Listen to experts in the field talk about ways that organizations both large and small can integrate AI into your business operations using different technologies and applications.

Moderator

monty moree

Monty Moree
Principal Partner
Silver Tree Consulting and Services

Panelists

Akash Ganapathi
CEO
Trill A.I.

Jennifer Hewit
Director
Credit Suisse

Craig Lukasik
Premier Center of Excellence Manager
Hortonworks


Gary Shorter
Head of Artificial Intelligence, R&D
IQVIA

THE INTERSECTION OF AI + BLOCKCHAIN – CAN ONE EXIST WITHOUT THE OTHER?

Decentralized Intelligence Networks are quickly becoming more and more prolific through the use of technologies such as blockchain. Hear more about this and how these two concepts complement one another.

Moderator

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Phaedra Boinodiris
Blockchain Strategy + Design
IBM

Panelists


Chris Elmore
Company Evangelist
AvidXchange


Byron Gregg
VP – Strategy + Planning
Fidelity Investments


Michael Johnson
Director – Innovation
Atrium Health


Sam Penfield
Sr. Advisory Solutions Architect
SAS

THE FUTURE OF WORK + AI – WILL WE ALL BE REPLACED? 

Sponsored by NorthState Technology Solutions

There is a frenzy about technology taking over jobs that people have done for decades.  This panel will discuss the shifting job market and how AI is impacting it. 

Moderator

marc montoro

Marc Montoro
Security | Market Leader
NorthState Technology Solutions

PANELISTS

Tracy Doaks


Tracy Doaks
Chief Deputy State CIO/Chief Services Officer
State of North Carolina


Mark Kelley
VP
iCiDigital


Rick McFarland
Chief Data Officer
LexisNexis


Jennifer Redmon
Mgr – Data Science
Cisco

ETHICS IN AI – WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY? 

Privacy is critical to all of us, personally and professionally.  Hear experts talk about how the convergence of AI and privacy and what ethical dilemmas it raises. 

moderator

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Dr. Kenneth Russell
VP, Digital Transformation + CIO
Pfeiffer University

Panelists


Sean Doherty
Chief Software Architect
CrossComm

 


Jessica Nye
Supervisory Special Agent
FBI


Murali Vridhachalam
Distinguished Engineer
IBM

Joe Dickinson
Partner
Smith Anderson

AI IN HEALTHCARE – HOW IS AI IMPROVING MEDICINE + PATIENT CARE? 

Sponsored by SAS

Many of the most practical applications of AI have been in the healthcare industry.  Learn more about the simple and complex ways that AI is improving our health and well-being. 

Moderator

Mark Pitts
Healthcare Analytics Executive
SAS

Panelists


Richard Bootes
VP – Product Dev
TeleHealth Services


John Carew
Managing Director
Accenture

mike rhoades


Mike Rhoades
CEO
Blaze Advisors


Kirk Wroblenski
VP – Big Data Frameworks
Optum

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF AI – WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR BOTS? 

Sponsored by Lenovo

While the algorithms are working through more and more data at faster speeds, it is still the human that is the creator of those algorithms.  Join the discussion about some known unintended consequences and others that might arise.

MODERATOR

Scott Tease
Executive Director, WW High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence Technology
Lenovo

Panelists


Vishwani Dua
Solutions Architect – Watson Delivery
IBM


Curry Guinn
Professor + Chair
UNC-W Department of Computer Science


Peter Prodromou
CEO
Racepoint Global


Neil Riemann
Executive Member
Penry|Riemann, LLC

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