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Announcing the Keynote and Featured Speakers for ODSC East 2024 Announcing the Keynote and Featured Speakers for ODSC East 2024
We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our distinguished Keynote and Featured Speakers joining us for ODSC East 2024... Announcing the Keynote and Featured Speakers for ODSC East 2024

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our distinguished Keynote and Featured Speakers joining us for ODSC East 2024 this April 23-25. Our lineup of experts has won numerous awards, authored books and widely cited papers, and shaped the future of data science and AI with their research. Check them out below. 

The keynotes and featured speakers for ODSC East 2024 have won numerous awards, authored books and widely cited papers, and shaped the future of data science and AI with their research. Learn more about them here!

Keynote Speakers

Abeba Birhane

Senior Fellow in Trustworthy AI at Mozilla Foundation | Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin 

Abeba Birhane’s recent work in responsible and ethical AI, human behavior, and social systems has earned her recognition from Wired UK and a place on the TIME100 Most Influential People in AI List. Currently, she is also bringing her knowledge and expertise in cognitive science and AI to the United Nations Secretary-General’s AI Advisory Body and the newly-convened AI Advisory Council in Ireland.

Session: Social and Ethical Implications of Generative AI

Carolyn Rosé, PhD

Professor, Program Director for the Masters of Computational Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Carolyn Rosé is dedicated to bettering the understanding of the social and pragmatic nature of conversation, as well as using this understanding as a jumping off point to build computational systems that improve conversation both between people, and between people and computers. 

Session: Setting Up Text Processing Models for Success: Formal Representations versus Large Language Models

Kate SouleKate Soule

Program Director for Generative AI Research at IBM 

Kate Soule’s current work puts her at the leading edge of the industry. Currently, she oversees the development and incubation of IBM’s Generative AI technologies, including their Large Language Models. Prior to her current role, Kate was a leader at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, where she ran the Lab’s corporate membership program, supporting industry members as they co-invested in the Lab’s AI research technologies.

Session: Trust, Transparency & Secured Generative AI

Anna GoldieAnna Goldie

Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google DeepMind

Anna Goldie is a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google DeepMind, where she works on Large Language Model (LLM) research in Gemini & Bard. Previously, she worked on Reinforcement Learning (RL) for LLMs and retrieval-augmented LLMs at Anthropic and was co-founder/lead of the ML for Systems team in Google Brain. Her RL methods have been used in multiple generations of Google’s flagship AI accelerator (TPU). Her published works include peer-reviewed articles in top scientific venues, including Nature, NeurIPS, ICLR, EMNLP, ISPD, ASPLOS, and MLCAD. She was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, and her work has been covered in various media outlets, including CNBC, IBTimes, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, WIRED and ABC News.

Session: Deep Reinforcement Learning in the Real World: From Chip Design to LLMs

In-Person and Virtual Conference

April 23rd to 25th, 2024

Join us for a deep dive into the latest data science and AI trends, tools, and techniques, from LLMs to data analytics and from machine learning to responsible AI.

 

Track Keynote Speakers

Paul HakePaul Hake

Principal AI Engineer at IBM 

Paul Hake is passionate about trustworthy AI and AI governance, and has dedicated his career to ensuring that AI technologies are not only cutting-edge but also ethical and reliable. He is particularly proud of helping to build and lead a highly skilled generative AI team that has excelled in developing innovative and practical AI solutions that deliver real value.

Session: How to Scale Trustworthy AI

Ai X Generative AI Summit Keynote Speaker

Alex Pentland, PhDAlex Pentland, PhD

Professor at MIT | Founder and Director at MIT Connection Science

Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland is a pioneer in AI, privacy, and security, and is a co-founder of the field of Computational Social Science.  He is one of the most cited authors in computer science, co-founded several significant companies, and has been on advisory boards for Google, AT&T, and UN Secretary-General.

Session: AI and Society

Rudina SeseriRudina Seseri

Founder and Managing Partner at Glasswing Ventures

Rudina Seseri is the Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, leading the firm’s investments in AI-enabled enterprise SaaS, cloud, IT software, and vertical markets. Rudina has led investments and/or served on the Board of Directors of several companies including Reprise, Verusen, ChaosSearch, Basetwo, Inrupt, and FeatureByte.  

In addition to her almost 20 years of investing and operational experience in high-growth AI and Frontier Technology companies, Rudina has been appointed an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School (HBS), is an inaugural member of the HBS Rock Venture Capital Partners and serves on the board of directors of M&T Bank, MSC Industrial Supply, and the New England Venture Capital Association.

Session: Identifying AI Use Cases for Maximum Business Value

 

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Don’t miss your chance to hear from these luminaries during this pivotal time in the AI and data science industries. Register now–passes are almost sold out.

ODSC Team

ODSC Team

ODSC gathers the attendees, presenters, and companies that are shaping the present and future of data science and AI. ODSC hosts one of the largest gatherings of professional data scientists with major conferences in USA, Europe, and Asia.

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