• Insurance in the New Era of Mobility

    Avanta Ventures

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/6uxcnJicfbGahXit7 YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) ABSTRACT Convergence of technologies, demographic and sociological factors has created a new era of mobility. Electric vehicles, shared mobility, autonomous vehicles, smart cities and others are primary contributors to creating better access to mobility, greater asset utilization, infrastructure efficiency and more fundamentally, improved safety. As we get into an environment of mixed vehicle fleet, even before the industry reaches full autonomy, many tools can be leveraged to assist in safe driving - how does this impact the insurance industry? How does risk shift over time, with shifts in car ownership to sharing, from consumer to commercial lines of insurance and into new insurance products to enable autonomy and new forms of mobility? How is liability assigned in an autonomous world - between the vehicle owner, auto manufacturer, AI software company, telecommunications company, parts maker, government or others in the ecosystem? Join us for a panel discussion to share perspectives on how these shifts will play out, implications for the insurance industry and how all parties in the ecosystem can collaborate in the future world of mobility. SPEAKERS Shobana Sankaran - VP Global Insurance at Nauto (Moderator) Shobana Sankaran is Vice President of Insurance at Nauto where she built and leads the firm’s Global Insurance vertical. Her team works with the commercial insurance industry to develop new offerings leveraging Nauto’s artificial intelligence-powered safety and networking system, which learns from drivers and the road alike, offering insight and real-time feedback. Nauto provides the insurance industry with unprecedented ways to measure, manage and predict risk, with an onramp to self-driving infrastructure in the not-too-distant future. Robert Bauer - Head of Sharing Economy & Mobility Group at Marsh Leads a team focused on enabling the future of mobility – scooters, e-bikes, ride-share, subscription, autonomy – and sharing economy by solving the most complicated risk and insurance challenges. Technology that matches supply with demand is shifting the landscape of risk quicker than regulation and risk-taking capital markets are able to follow. The line between commercial and consumer is blurred; new pricing models are being constructed with loss history that is just starting to take shape. Yet, the way we move, travel, live, and work is changing… now. Kate Sampson - Insurtech Advisor, Former VP, Risk Solutions Lyft, Lyft, Inc. For as long as Lyft has redefined transportation and Airbnb has redefined hospitality, Kate has developed insurance to match it. She’s created personal and commercial automobile insurance solutions for the ride-sharing industry and helped the company pass insurance regulations nationwide. Before the sharing economy’s heyday, Kate was a leader at Marsh, serving as Office Head in San Francisco and San Jose, and Growth Leader for the Pacific North Partnership. Marsh offices throughout the Western US worked with Kate to coordinate their growth efforts across all product lines. Marik Brockman - Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships at CSAA Marik Brockman is Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, joining the company in 2013. Marik served as interim Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer in 2016 to launch the company’s innovation group while also overseeing corporate development and venture investments. Prior to joining CSAA, Marik was an advisory partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers from[masked], and a partner with Diamond Consultants prior to its acquisition by PwC, serving top U.S. and global P&C and Life insurers since 2000. AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking 6:30-6:40 – Intros from The Hive & Avanta Ventures 6:40-7:50 – Panel Discussion 7:50-8:00 – Audience Q&A

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  • Digitally Powered Finance Transformation

    Intuit Building 20

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/gVREaEKWb6AjHtuu5 YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) ABSTRACT This event, presented by The Hive Think Tank, explores the transformation of enterprise finance by digital technologies across Revenue Management, Planning & Forecasting, Accounting, Internal Controls, Audit, GRC, & Treasury functions. The trends of digital transformation, the pace of business change, M&A, and business growth across multiple-geographies are driving the need for finance transformation. Digital technologies ranging from cloud applications, visualization and analytics, process robotics and automation, process mining and optimization, and AI are enabling finance organizations to deliver strategic business insights and in turn, better outcomes. These improved outcomes cement finance’s position as a true business partner by helping to drive business strategy and by improving the service, insights, and analysis it delivers to the business. Digital transformation enables finance to do more with less, while reducing risk & improving integrity, as well as be more proactive and more agile in decision support. The finance leaders on the panel will discuss their journeys of finance transformation. SPEAKERS Gargi Ray, (VP Finance & Global Revenue Controller, Infosys Ltd.) - Moderator Gargi is the Vice President - Global Controller of Revenues for Infosys Limited, with over 12+ billion USD in revenues. She is primarily responsible for monitoring revenue leakage in contracts with 1000+ customers and reporting revenues as per the global accounting standards. She specializes in deal strategy and assessment and mitigation of contract risks. She has been the Technical Accounting and SEC reporting Head and also the head of Investor Relations in Infosys. She has been instrumental in leading the transformational journey in Finance Process automation including automated invoicing, AI led contract analysis. Matt Soderberg (Principal, Deloitte Consulting) Matt is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting and serves as the Finance Operations Market Offering Leader. He is also a founder of our Finance in a Digital World initiative. He has over 20 years of experience, and he’s been with the firm for sixteen years. He focuses on large scale Finance Transformation programs for his clients. As part of these large transformations, he’s developed his clients’ vision for finance, optimized finance processes and organizations, implemented new capabilities such as robotics process automation (RPA) and cognitive automation (CA), and built and tracked business cases for finance transformation programs. Amir Jafari (VP & GM, Finance BU at ServiceNow) Amir Jafari is the VP & General Manager of ServiceNow’s Finance BU. Amir leads the product management, development and design of products geared towards the “office of the CFO”. Amir joined ServiceNow in 2015 and was most recently the VP, Finance and Corporate Controller with responsibility for Accounting, Payroll and Source to Settle. Given his background as a practitioner, Amir is focused on reimagining the way we do our work today – an extension of ServiceNow’s purpose: Make the world of work, work better for people. Jerry Natoli (VP Corporate Finance & Treasurer at Intuit) Jerry Natoli is Intuit’s vice president of Corporate Finance and Treasurer. He is responsible for corporate financial planning and analysis and investor relations, in addition to the treasury function. Natoli joined Intuit in 2004 supporting the QuickBooks business. He moved to the investor relations team in 2007, became the company's treasurer and added responsibility for corporate financial planning and analysis in 2008. Since then he has held a number of roles supporting both business units and company-wide functions. AGENDA 6:00-6:45 – Registration & Networking 6:45-6:55 – Intros: The Hive & Intuit 6:55-8:05 – Panel Discussion 8:05-8:30 – Audience Q&A

  • Workshop: Voice Enablement of Applications: Next Generation Chatbots

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/ctHb84p75Q4RYEpJA YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) ABSTRACT Are you interested in adding Voice UI for enterprise applications? Learn how it is easy to add Voice UI to various applications based on the IoT devices. Join The Hive Think Tank & IBM Developer's workshop to learn how to add AI services to one of the most popular IoT devices - the Raspberry Pi computer. During this workshop we will: - Delve into concepts and architecture behind this solution - Show you how to add a voice user interface, and enable IBM Watson based chatbot A laptop running OSX 10.12 or later with the latest version of Xcode is required to fully participate in this workshop. SPEAKER: Marek Sadowski is a full stack developer advocate, a robotics startup founder and an entrepreneur. He has about 20 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a graduate from the International Space University Marek pioneered in a research on VR goggles for the virtual reality system to control robots on Mars in NASA Ames. He founded a startup to deliver robotics solutions and services for industries. Marek moved to Silicon Valley to promote IoT, robotics, cloud solutions driven by AI, APIs, serverless, and containers. PARKING Parking is available in the lot behind the building on Bryant Street. Free after 5pm. AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking 6:30-6:40 – Intros from The Hive & IBM Developers 6:40-7:50 – Hands-On Workshop 7:50-8:00 – Audience Q&A

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  • 5G: The Evolution of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)

    Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto

    REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/qJrMFgENEetv3gSEA YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) ABSTRACT: We are excited to host a discussion of industry leaders on MEC on Wednesday, May 29th. The format will be a moderated panel discussion focused on how MEC will likely evolve within and affect the 5G ecosystem. The discussion will cover aspects of network architecture, applications, use cases, and future developments of the technology. At the end of the panel discussion, audience members are invited to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists. SPEAKERS: Ramya Ravichandar - VP Product Management, FogHorn Ramya Ravichandar, Vice President of Products at FogHorn, brings a rare combination of technical expertise in real time analytics, machine learning and AI, combined with valuable experience in Industrial IoT. She is a seasoned product leader who previously headed Cisco’s Streaming Analytics platform for IoT. Ramya has a PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. Ilker Cebeli - Senior Director of Product Planning, Samsung Ilker is a Senior Director of Product Planning at Samsung. He is responsible for leading the emerging memory, SSD, and all-flash-array related storage solutions and technologies. He has spent 25 years in enterprise computing, storage, networking, and memory working in various roles. Prior to joining to Samsung, Ilker worked at Micron, and was leading and directing emerging memory projects in storage division. Ilker also spent 15 years at Intel and he was responsible for Intel's Xeon™ product planning, strategy, and server platform architecture such Nehalem and Sandy Bridge. Constantine Polychronopoulos - VP & CTO, Telco/NFV, VMWare Constantine Polychronopoulos is Vice President and CTO of the Telco/NFV business unit at VMware driving the company’s innovations in the NFV, SDN and telco cloud infrastructure domains. Previously, he served as Vice President and CTO, at Citrix Systems responsible for the Bytemobile product line, the SDN/NFV strategy, and for the expansion of the Netscaler ADC, into the service provider markets. In 2000 he founded Bytemobile, Inc., the global leader in wireless network optimization and data services, which he grew to about 350 employees and over 160 mobile network operator customers, before it was acquired by Citrix Systems in 2012. He holds 10 patents and has published more than 160 research papers on multithreading compilers, OS, distributed and cloud computing, wireless networks and mobile computing. Seven of his publications have received “Best Paper” awards at ACM and IEEE conferences. He has consulted extensively for many software and hardware companies including Intel, IBM, Silicon Graphics, HP, Kubota, NKK etc. Frank Wilde - VP, Platform & Technology Center of Excellence, SAP Frank Wilde leads data and data science innovation focused in telecom & high tech as a leader in SAP’s Global Center of Excellence. In this role, Frank’s teams of data scientists and architects spark innovative thinking with SAP’s customers through a combination of data science and design thinking. Frank is a seasoned executive and management consultant with a track record of success in product innovation and sales/sales operations. Before joining SAP, Frank led a software development group at Apple, and he led a corporate strategy organization and a sales innovation organization at Dell. Winfred Chao (Moderator) - Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager, 5G & Innovation, Verizon Building up new partnerships for Verizon's technology development team on the West Coast. Seeking and evaluating companies in diverse fields, including AR/VR, MEC, AI/ML, robotics, autonomous vehicles, etc. Extensive experience in the wireless industry through AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE, and 5G. AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking 6:30-6:40 – Intros from The Hive & Verizon 6:40-7:50 – Panel Discussion 7:50-8:00 – Audience Q&A

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  • Workshop: Machine Learning at the Edge using CoreML

    Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto

    REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/1IMcuZmicqSxxpxL2 YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) ABSTRACT Machine Learning at the Edge using CoreMLDescription: In this workshop, we will learn how to build a custom image classifier with Watson Visual Recognition and deploy the model to iOS devices using the Core ML framework. You will learn how to integrate Watson services in your iOS application and how to leverage Core ML APIs to enable artificial intelligence features directly on the device. A laptop running OSX 10.12 or later with the latest version of Xcode is required to fully participate in this workshop. SPEAKER: Marek Sadowski is a full stack developer advocate, a robotics startup founder and an entrepreneur. He has about 20 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a graduate from the International Space University Marek pioneered in a research on VR goggles for the virtual reality system to control robots on Mars in NASA Ames. He founded a startup to deliver robotics solutions and services for industries. Marek moved to Silicon Valley to promote IoT, robotics, cloud solutions driven by AI, APIs, serverless, and containers. AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking 6:30-6:40 – Intros from The Hive & IBM Developers 6:40-7:50 – Hands-On Workshop 7:50-8:00 – Audience Q&A

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  • Workshop: Visual Recognition using Watson

    Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto

    REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/kSkRpCTqWvam14lP2 YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) ABSTRACT IBM Watson Visual Recognition understands an image's content out-of-the-box. Watson provides pre-trained models that enable you to analyze images for objects, faces, colors, food, explicit content and other subjects for insights into your visual content. Come join us in this hand's on workshop to learn how to use these pre-built classifiers and additionally create custom classifiers in Watson Studio for your domain and use case. We will build an electron desktop application that will identify an image using your own classifier. The application will additionally use CouchDB/Cloudant for storage and OpenWhisk/IBM Cloud Functions to trigger visual analysis. Don't forget to bring your laptops to follow along with the speaker! Developers will learn: 1. Introduction to visual recognition and IBM Watson Studio 2. Clone and run the electron application 3. Create Cloudant database for storage 4. Create IBM Cloud Functions and appropriate triggers and rules 5. Specify your own custom classifier in the application SPEAKER: Upkar Lidder is a Full Stack Developer and Data Wrangler with a decade of development experience in a variety of roles. He can be seen speaking at various conferences and participating in local tech groups and meetups. He is currently curious about magic behind Machine Learning and Deep Learning, specifically use of NLP in chatbots. Upkar went to graduate school in Canada and currently resides in the United States. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lidderupk. AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking 6:30-6:40 – Intros from The Hive & IBM Developers 6:40-7:50 – Hands On Workshop 7:50-8:00 – Audience Q&A

  • [PARTNER EVENT] APPLY BY 2/15: The All In Fellowship Program (Alley w/ Verizon)

    Alley powered by Verizon Palo Alto

    APPLY TODAY: allin.alley.com We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Alley powered by Verizon on their new fellowship program! The All In Fellowship program will cultivate opportunities and provide resources to emerging founders. Together, our goal is to empower and support anyone who has ever felt that finding their seat at the table (due to their gender, socio-economic background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc..) wasn't possible. The program will equip founders with a unique competitive advantage that includes access to technology, access to an extensive mentor network, and a physical space to build their ideas in. APPLY TODAY: allin.alley.com DEADLINE 2/15/19 BY MIDNIGHT

  • [PARTNER EVENT] Code Day @ Think, brought to you by IBM Developer

    To our SF based Data Bees: Join IBM for open source star-studded event. They are rolling out the red carpet for some of the biggest names in open source, giving you hands on experience with the latest tech and dedicated time with the experts. WHEN Wednesday, February 13th,[masked]:30 AM - 6 PM Sessions & Labs 6 PM - 8 PM Game Night WHERE Code Cafe and AMC Theater in SF CA DETAILS www.ibm.biz/Bd22gz HOW TO REGISTER Use promotion code DC19CODEDAY to receive a special price to register. Buy your ticket here! https://www.ibm.com/events/think/register/ https://www.meetup.com/sfhtml5/events/258347851/

  • [PARTNER EVENT] Expert VC panel: how to get your AI company funded in 2019

    Brought to you by Astound. https://astound.ai/ REGISTER HERE: https://www.meetup.com/The-Future-of-AI-in-IT/events/257818643/ Details 2018 was a renaissance year for AI. We realized its power… and potential to do harm. In 2019, AI will become ubiquitous at home and at work and we'll learn to regulate and control it. Venture capital is fueling the introduction of AI-driven automation in the enterprise. In this special panel discussion, we’ll get a rare glimpse into how decisions are getting made about the future of work. Join three of the most-respected Silicon Valley investors - Sandeep Bhadra from Vertex Ventures, Lauren Kolodny from Aspect Ventures, and Ethan Batraski from Venrock - to learn what’s ahead, what’s getting funded, what’s over-funded, and how to pitch your AI idea. Join for insights into how VCs think, spirited debate, and networking with leading entrepreneurs who will make headlines in 2019 and beyond. 6:00 PM registration and networking 6:30 PM VC panel discussion plus Q&A 7:30 PM drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and networking

  • Enterprise Data Management

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Executive Briefing Center

    REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/JlxJLHcnjY2ZS8eO2 YOUR SEAT IS NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT COMPLETING BOTH STEPS OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (MEETUP RSVP + GOOGLE FORM) AGENDA 6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking 6:30-6:40 – Intro from HPE 6:40-6:45 – Intro from The Hive 6:45-7:45 – Panel Discussion 7:45-8:00 – Audience Q&A SPEAKERS Rashmi Kumar, VP of Information Technology, HPE Rashmi Kumar is VP – Global IT with HPE in Houston. She is a seasoned technology leader with wide-ranging experience in IT Leadership, healthcare, consulting services, electric utilities, financial services, information technology, Media & Entertainment and steel industries. With more than 25 years of experience, Mrs. Kumar’s primary areas of focus include CTO/CIO office, Data & Analytics, strategic planning, Enterprise Architecture, and large-scale business process transformations. Rashmi Kumar’s current responsibilities at HPE includes Applications Operations and Support, NGIT Program Build and Deployment, and technology leadership to enable HPE business to achieve transformation goals. Raji Arasu, SVP of Intuit Platform, Intuit Raji Arasu is Intuit’s senior vice president leading the development of the company’s platform and strategic services that powers Intuit’s financial product experiences on mobile, web and conversational UI. Prior to Intuit, she served as chief technology officer for eBay subsidiary StubHub, after holding a variety of leadership roles at eBay. Arasu is an advisory board member for Code.org® and CTO Forum. She also serves on the board of directors at NIC Inc. Shanthi Iyer, VP of Data & Analytics, Cisco Shanthi Iyer is currently leading Cisco's Data Management organization including BI, Predictive Analytics, Data Security and Master Data Management. Shanthi has gained diverse expertise across infrastructure, application development, and solution architecture. She has led multiple transformational initiatives, including large-scale business transformation, ERP and CRM implementation, and data center migrations. Before joining Cisco, Shanthi worked at Applied Materials in Santa Clara and Mashreq Bank in Dubai. She provides mentoring and coaching through ICON (India connection) and WTAN (Women in Technology Action Network). Kala Ramaswamy, Head of Finance Systems & Business Intelligence, AirBnB Kala Ramaswamy is a senior technology leader with deep expertise in Enterprise Data and Analytics transformations and promoting a data and insights driven culture in organizations. She have over 20 years of experience leading global enterprise programs in leading technology companies such as Airbnb, eBay, PayPal, and Brocade Communications. In her various roles as part of CDO, CIO, and CTO organizations, In her various roles, Kala has led global functions like Business Analytics, Enterprise Data Governance, Data Strategy, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data Warehouse and Operations. Svetlana Sicular, VP Analyst, Gartner (MODERATOR) Svetlana Sicular is a thought leader at the intersection of data and AI. She is convinced that a human plus AI is smarter than either by themselves. Ms. Sicular is passionate about bringing machine learning to domain experts and helping organizations successfully compete by applying their business acumen to analytics and data science. Her current research interests focus on the ongoing shift from data to insights: machine learning, artificial intelligence, conversational systems, human-in-the-loop crowdsourcing, real-time analytics, information products, postmodern information management and the human role in the digital economy. Ms. Sicular pioneered big data and big data analytics research at Gartner. She developed important ideas, which are now commonly recognized as big data cornerstones: multidisciplinary data science teams, the role of Chief Data Officer, use-case-based architecture, information governance in the age of big data and personal analytics.

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