Data for AI 2020 Conference
Data for AI Week: Virtual Conference Experience - Addressing the Data Side of AI in a Conference Unlike any Other
Data for AI 2020 Conference

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Data for AI 2020: Virtual Conference Experience - Addressing the Data Side of AI in a Conference Unlike any Other

The Data For AI Conference is an online event unlike any you’ve attended. The online event combines a large library of on-demand content with live keynotes (originally live Sep. 14-18, 2020) and live webinar-style panel engagements, “ask-me-anything” style expert sessions, and educational content. Content is meant to be consumed around your schedule, not a predetermined schedule created for you. Key topics include Data Engineering, Data Preparation, Data Labeling & Annotation, Sourcing Data and Data Generation for AI.

Five Topics:

  • Data Engineering
  • Data Preparation
  • Data Labeling & Annotation
  • Sourcing and Generating Data
  • All Other Topics Data-Related for AI
Three Tracks:

  • Industry Applications
  • Government and Public Sector Sessions
  • Technology Deep Dives
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Presenters & Panelists
Alex Measure

Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Alex Measure is an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and co-leader of the BLS DataScience User’s

Alexandra Porter

Director, Data and Analytics Center of Excellence – GSA Alexandra is a Director at the Data and Analytics Center of Excellence in the Technology Transformation

Alka Patel

Head of AI Ethics Policy for the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Alka Patel serves as the first Head of AI

Andrew Engel

Andrew Engel is the General Manager of Sports and Gaming at DataRobot. He works with DataRobot customers across sports and gaming, including several Major League

Anil (Neil) Chaudhry

Director of AI Implementations, AI Center of Excellence at GSA Mr. Chaudhry currently serves as the Director, AI implementations at GSA’s Center of Excellence. In

Anthony Scalabrino

Anthony Scalabrino is a Sales Engineer at CloudFactory where he uses his experience with AI, ML, and DL to provide end-to-end technical and non-technical solutions

Ari Kaplan

Kaplan is a leading figure in data science, sports analytics, and business leadership. High profile roles include creating the Chicago Cubs analytics department, President of

Ben Snively

Ben Snively is a Principal Solutions Architect in Data Science for Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he specializes in building systems and solutions leveraging Big

Bennett Gebken

Senior Program Analyst – Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Bennett is a Senior Analyst for Security, Data, and Infrastructure with the Office of Business Integration in

Branka Panic

CEO of AI for Peace Branka Panic is the Founder and Executive Director of AI for Peace, a nonprofit ensuring artificial intelligence benefits peace, security,

Brian Rieger

Brian is an accomplished aerospace engineer, data scientist and software developer turned serial entrepreneur. He is currently Co-founder and COO of Labelbox, the industry-leading training

Carlos Rivero

Chief Data Officer at Commonwealth of Virginia Carlos is the Chief Data Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to his appointment, Rivero served as

Chaitan Baru

Senior Science Advisor, Convergence Accelerator – National Science Foundation (NSF) Dr. Chaitanya Baru is Senior Science Advisor in the Convergence Accelerator Office. He is there

Cheryl Ingstad

Director, Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AI-1) Cheryl Ingstadservesas the Director of the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AITO)for the Department of Energy (DOE).AITOwas created

Chris Mattman

Division Manager, AI, Analytics and Innovative Development Organization at NASA JPL Chris Mattmann is the Division Manager of the AI, Analytics and Innovative Development Organization

Cj Rieser Ph.D.

Cj is a senior member of the IEEE women in engineering and medical communities. As the MITRE @ University of Virginia site partnership leader, Dr. Rieser directs an integrative engineering in medicine Learning

Colin Priest

Colin Priest is the VP, AI Strategy for DataRobot, where he advises businesses on how to build business cases and successfully manage data science projects.

D’vorah Graeser

Founder & CEO – KISSPatent Dr. D’vorah Graeser has supported the filing of 1000+ patent applications in 15+ industries over the course of her career.

Damian Rochman

Damian Rochman leads product management and development for CloudFactory, creating products and services that help tech teams train and augment their AI models. Damian joined

Damon Brady

Senior Director, Product Development and Programs – BAE Systems – Advanced Geospatial Solutions Damon Brady is Sr. Director for Product Development and Programs in BAE

Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman began service as the City of Winchester’s City Manager on September 26, 2020. In this role he directs and supervises all of the day-to-day activities of

Daniel York

Director, IT Spending Transparency, Office of Government-wide Policy – GSA Mr. York joined the Government as a Student Intern for the Department of Justice where

Dave Cook

Sr. Director for AI/ML Professional Services and the Lead AI/ML Scientist – Figure Eight Federal Dave Cook is the Sr. Director for AI/ML Professional Services

Dayo Bamikole

Dayo is a Data & AI Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft, supporting the U.S. Federal clientele. His focus is on creating Big Data and Machine

Doba Parushev

Director of Venture Capital – Healthworx / CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Doba Parushev is the Director of Venture Capital at Healthworx, the corporate development and innovation

Donna Cohen Avery

Former Associate Commissioner – Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Donna Cohen Avery is a member of the Advisory Board at MTX Group, Inc.

Dorothy Aronson

Dorothy Aronson is NSF’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Data Officer (CDO). She is the principal advisor to the agency’s Director and other senior

Dr. Chakib Chraibi

Chief Data Scientist, NTIS-Department of Commerce Chakib is currently Chief Data Scientist at NIST, US Department of Commerce. Formerly, he was the Dean of the

Dr. Denisha Allicock, DrPH

Public Health Strategist – MTX Group, Inc. Dr. Denisha Allicock’s main focus as part of the strategy office is to build out and inform MTX

Dragos Margineantu

AI Chief Technologist / Technical Fellow – Boeing Research & Technology Dragos Margineantu is the AI Chief Technologist and a Senior Technical Fellow with BoeingResearch

Ellery Taylor

Acting Director of the Office of Acquisition Management and Innovation Division – GSA Ellery Taylor plans, manages, directs, and coordinates procurement activities for the preaward

Gaurav Kheterpal

Chief Technology Officer – MTX Group, Inc. Gaurav Kheterpal is a seasoned Technology Executive with 20+ years of experience in areas of Enterprise product development,

Howard Levenson

Howard is an industry veteran having delivered big data and high performance computing solutions to Federal clients over his 30+ year career. He was the

Jack Jablonski

Working with a portfolio of clients, as the AI Success Manager, Jack guides the entire customer journey from onboarding to mastery and then expansion.  DataRobot wants

Jack McCarthy

CIO at the State of NJ – Judiciary Since October 2012, Jack McCarthy has been responsible for establishing strategies and direction for information technology, working

Jad Abou-Maarouf

Chief Data Officer – Fulton Bank Jad Abou-Maarouf is a transformation executive who advocates for the evolution of the human experience through data. He is

Jared Webb

Jared Webb has worked since 2016 as a member of the University of Michigan research team that used machine learning to locate Flint’s lead service

Jeff Hyacinthe

Data Scientist at GSA OCFO’s Office of Analytics, Performance, and Improvement – GSA Jeff Hyacinthe is a senior-level Data Scientist and Program Analyst at GSA

Jeremy Bash

Founder and Managing Director – Beacon Global Strategies Jeremy Bash is a founder and managing director of Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm in

Joe Morrison

Joe works at Azavea, a B-Corporation that builds geospatial web applications aimed at creating civic, social, and environmental impact. He focuses on helping to grow

John Griffith

Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer – MITRE John Griffith is a Principal Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer and Deputy Site Leader at MITRE’s University of Virginia Health

John Moore

John Moore has written about the IT industry for more than 30 years, focusing on a range of topics including distribution channels, IT consulting, systems

Jon Gacek

Head of Government, Legal & Compliance – Veritone Jon Gacek leads Veritone’s business unit providing AI-enabled solutions for the Government, Legal, and Compliance sectors. Jon

Jose Arrieta

Interim Chief Data Officer at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) As the CIO, José provides leadership and oversight of the Department’s $6.3B

Josh Beard

Josh is a sales and business development leader who has spent his career building relationships between transformative technology companies and US government customers.  Prior to

Kassidy Kelley

Site Editor – TechTarget – SearchEnterpriseAI Kassidy Kelley is the Site Editor for SearchEnterpriseAI, specializing in reporting on data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Katy Price

MTX Group Katy has worked in innovative technology spaces for the past two decades and brings an unbridled passion and excitement based on experiences across

Kfir Yeshayahu

SVP of Products – Veritone Kfir Yeshayahu currently serves as Senior Vice President of Products at Veritone, Inc. Kfir is a passionate, customer-focused product leader,

Khalifeh Al Jadda, Ph.D.

Director of Data Science at Home Depot Khalifeh AlJadda holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Georgia (UGA), with a specialization in

Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist, Data Science Fellow, and an Executive Advisor at global

Krista Kinnard

Director, AI Center of Excellence, Technology Transformation Services, GSA Krista Kinnard is a Director at the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in the Technology Transformation

Kyra Stewart

Team Lead, IT Vendor Management Office – GSA Kyra M. Stewart leads the effort to establish the forthcoming IT Vendor ManagementOffice (ITVMO) in GSA’s Federal

Luis Perez-Breva

Luis Perez-Breva, PhD ( is an innovator, entrepreneur, educator and the author of Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto ( The MIT Press, 2017). He is an

Manish Kumar

Chief Innovation Officer – MTX Group, Inc. Manish is an avid technologist with a decade of experience working in various cutting-edge technology. A biotechnologist by

Manu Sharma

Manu Sharma is an engineer, designer and entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of Labelbox, the industry leading training data software that is accelerating

Maria Greicer

Maria Greicer is VP Partnerships at Keymakr, which is specializing in data collection and data creation for training of Computer Vision AI models. Maria has

Mark Sears

CEO – CloudFactory Mark Sears is CEO of CloudFactory, a managed platform, and workforce helping tech teams train and augment their AI models. He began

Matt Cohen

Matt is a customer-facing data scientist with DataRobot and has been a developer throughout his career. He has worked in the software industry building enterprise

Meeta Dash

VP of Product at Appen As VP Product at Appen Meeta is building a machine learning data annotation platform focused on Computer Vision, Autonomous Vehicles,

Michael Hauck

Data Scientist Senior Subject Matter Expert – DoD Dr. Michael Hauck is a senior-level consultant helping DoD with data science, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence.

Nathaniel Gates

Nathaniel Gates is a career technology worker and entrepreneur with a focus on the Cloud Computing and Machine Learning industries. Nathaniel co-founded Alegion in 2012

Oliver Mitchell

Venture Partner – ff VC Oliver joined ff Venture Capital in 2018 as a Venture Partner. He is the founding partner at Autonomy Ventures, a

Paul Christianson

Paul Christianson helps CloudFactory clients dominate their markets by gaining a competitive edge in how they capture data to create amazing user experiences. Prior to

Phoebe Liu

Phoebe Liu is a senior data scientist with expertise in robotics and conversational AI. Previously, she was a robotics researcher in Japan, working in Hiroshi

Rajat Jain

Vice President of Fraud Risk Management at American Express Rajat Jain is the Vice President and Global Head for Identity and Authentication Strategy at American

Rajeev Sambyal

Direction, AI and Innovation, Advanced Digital Solutions – BNY Melon At Bank of New York Mellon Rajeev works across the enterprise to identify and build

Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah is a data scientist at DataRobot, where his primary focus is on helping customers achieve success with AI. As an expert in AI,

Randall Lin

With experience in large scale NLP on TPUs using limited labeled data and quick iterative ML experimentation tooling with Airflow and Kubernetes, Randall is currently

Robert Brown

Currently Chief Technology Officer @ USCIS.  Former Integration Architect/Cloud Solutions Developer and EID Division Chief with USCIS. Rob has 20 years of experience providing technical, managerial

Saul Morse

Chief Technology Officer – Excelsior College As the chief technology officer, Saul Morse is responsible for the overall alignment of technology solutions to serve the

Shiv Misra

Shiv is a senior data executive, known for starting as well as scaling analytics function at brands like Heineken, Hilton, PayPal, Coca-Cola, and Dell. He

Shyamala Prayaga

Autonomous Digital Assistant Vision Lead – Ford Shyamala Prayaga is a UX evangelist turned product owner with experience designing for mobile, web, desktop, and voice-based

Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer at Thrivent Financial Sravan Kasarla is an industry-recognized technology leader with more than 15 years of proven experience in Information Management, Business

Steve Berg

Steve Berg is a partner at Lytical Ventures – a venture fund focusing on early-stage investments in machine learning, data analytics and cyber security. The

Suzette Kent

Former Federal Chief Information Officer at US Office of Management and Budget Suzette Kent is a global transformation executive who for the last 2 and

Todd Mostak

Todd Mostak, CEO & Co-Founder, OmniSci Todd Mostak is the founder and CEO of OmniSci, an open-source, accelerated analytics platform. Todd conceived of the idea

Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson

Tom Suder

Founder & President- Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is the President of the

Yolanda Darricarrere

Founder of AID Trans-Network Yolanda Darricarrere has nearly 20-yrs in technical and stakeholder communications, project management, and PMO support for OCIO and IT governance shops

Yusuf Khan

Yusuf is a Data Scientist with extensive experience in R&D of AI tools. Previously, he worked with SERC where his research revolved around topic modeling,

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