Special Guests: AI Panel Discussion - Trends and Skills

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AI Panel Discussion - Austin Big Data AI

* Lalitha Krishnamoorthy, Director, Analytics Platform Engineering, IBM ,Cloud and Cognitive Applications Group
* Travis Oliphant, Founder Anacoda , Quansight
* Vijay Sankaran, Ph.D, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence, State Street Corporation
* Karl Weinmeister - Manager, Cloud AI Developer Advocacy @ Google

Meet and greet experts and leaders in the fields of AI , Machine Learning, Data Science, Big Data from Austin in an interactive panel discussion on industry trends and understand current business , development tools and skills sets needed to actively participate in this new economy of the future.
We will discuss and have an interactive session on best practices for new and experienced companies and individual practitioner looking to make best use of AI trends and tools to develop right skill sets.

Lalitha Krishnamoorthy, Director, Analytics Platform Engineering, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Applications Group

At IBM, Lalitha is the Director for the Analytics Engineering Platform. In this role, she leads IBM’s Analytics Platform missions around Digital Behavior, Data Science and Data Platform Services. Her organization works on the application of data science to derive intelligence on digital and behavioral patterns to better understand our users and enhance their client experience.Lalitha began her career with IBM in 2001 then went on to hold a variety of leadership and management positions focused on strategic growth and development. She is a strong supporter of women in technology and mentors’ young women to pursue careers in STREAM areas. She is also actively involved in IBM Intellectual Property board and has earned two Patent Plateau Awards.

Traivs Oliphant , Founder of Quansight, Anaconda (Continuum)

Travis is the founder of Quansight, Anaconda (Continuum), NumFOCUS and PyData. Creator of NumPy, SciPy, Conda, Numba and XND.Scientific Computing developer and administrator with extensive experience in developing applications and completing projects for Fortune 50. He enjoy taking concepts and seeing them to production by marshaling resources and people. He enjoys customer-facing relationship and partner building, simplifying complex ideas with programming, product-development, and doing all things related to building a software businesses.

Vijay Sankaran, Ph.D., Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence State Street Corporation | Global Technology Services

Vijay Sankaran leads State Street Corporation’s Austin office for Artificial Intelligence. In this role, he is responsible for development of AI software to improve internal operations, to enable clients to harvest patterns across financial markets, and to architect for future growth. Previously at IBM, he was the global head for Advanced Analytics for the Electronics Industry where he led solutions to control the quality of products such as smartphones, laptops, LED displays, electric vehicles, smart speakers, drones, and robots. Vijay started up and managed three companies over 14 years in Austin dealing with online databases for industrial images.

Karl Weinmeister - Manager, Cloud AI Developer Advocacy @ Google

Karl manages a global team of data science and engineering experts who engage with users at events, build impactful content, and influence Google product strategy. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at SparkCognition, where he led cross-functional teams of engineers and data scientists developing ML-based software products. He has a BS in Computer Science from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Texas-Austin. He enjoys running, trying to re-learn the piano, spending time with his family, and catching a glimpse of Austin's bats whenever he can.