Here are the First Speakers for the AiX Business Summit This Fall Here are the First Speakers for the AiX Business Summit This Fall
Recently, we formally announced that the Ai X Business and Innovation Summit – co-located with ODSC West this October 31st &... Here are the First Speakers for the AiX Business Summit This Fall

Recently, we formally announced that the Ai X Business and Innovation Summit – co-located with ODSC West this October 31st & November 1st – will be changing up the formula from what we normally do. This year, we plan to focus on not just taking advantage of current AI trends, but how you can get ahead of the curve and become a trendsetter in AI, with a huge focus on generative AI. With the event coming up next month, we’re happy to announce a few of our first scheduled speakers who will share their insights, thought leadership, and case studies – all to help you and your business make it in an AI-driven world.

Gaurav RaoGaurav Rao | EVP & GM Machine Learning and AI | AtScale

Gaurav is currently the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning and AI at AtScale. He is responsible for defining and leading the business that extends the company’s semantic layer platform to address the rapidly expanding set of Enterprise AI and machine learning applications.

Most recently, Gaurav served as VP of Product at Neural Magic – innovators in software acceleration for deep learning utilizing sparse model architectures. Previously, he served in a number of executive roles at IBM spanning product, engineering, and sales that were focused on taking cutting-edge data science, machine learning, and AI offerings to market.

Rama AkkirajuRama Akkiraju | VP AI/ML for IT | NVIDIA

Rama is a multi-award-winning, and industry-recognized Artificial Intelligence (AI) leader with a proven track record of delivering enterprise-grade innovative products to market by building and leading high-performance engineering teams.



Cai GoGwiltCai GoGwilt | Co-Founder and Chief Architect | Ironclad

Cai GoGwilt has always been passionate about building products that make people more effective at their jobs. He is an MIT graduate in Computer Science and Physics, as well as a former software engineer at Palantir Technologies. By day, he’s a celebrated software engineer and thoughtful leader; by night, he’s a concert cellist and karaoke enthusiast.


Alexander WatsonAlex Watson | Co-Founder | Gretel AI

Alex has been a trailblazer in the technology sector, focusing on data security and innovation. Before founding Gretel, he launched Harvest.ai, a security startup that leveraged NLP and AI to protect cloud data, which was acquired by Amazon in 2016. At AWS, he pioneered Macie, one of the company’s leading security services. Alex’s technological roots run deep, with experience at the NSA and co-founding BTS to revolutionize battlefield communications, leading to the U.S. Army’s first deployment of 3G and 4G networks.

Eddie ZhouEddie Zhou | Head of AI and ML | Glean AI

Eddie joined Glean as a founding engineer. He leads a team of engineers and AI experts at Glean who work on challenging problems across Machine Learning, LLMs, NLU, domain adaptation, semantic search, and much more in order to build the world’s best work assistant. Previously, he worked as a research and software engineer for Google, contributing to a number of major projects, including natural language and semantic solutions. His current mission is to leverage AI and NLP technology to create the enterprise solution that speaks the language of each individual workplace.

Ryohei FujimakiRyohei Fujimaki, PhD | CEO | DotData 

Ryohei is the Founder & CEO of dotData. Prior to founding dotData, he was the youngest research fellow ever in NEC Corporation’s 119-year history, the title was honored for only six individuals among 1000+ researchers.

During his tenure at NEC, Ryohei was heavily involved in developing many cutting-edge data science solutions with NEC’s global business clients, and was instrumental in the successful delivery of several high-profile analytical solutions that are now widely used in industry.

Durga KotaDurga Kota  | Chief Technology Officer | Fujitsu North America, Inc.

Durga Kota is the Chief Technology Officer for the Americas region and is responsible for leading the strategies to translate Fujitsu technology innovation into differentiated and industry-ready solutions for the region’s customers.

Throughout his 24-year career, Durga has held customer-facing, consultative solution-selling, and technology leadership roles. His collaborative spirit and deep technical expertise enable him to build trust, work in true partnership with customers, and provide solution leadership that leverages advanced technologies to solve even the most complex challenges. 

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