February 15, 2023
Location: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Thanks to everyone who attended!
C-level executives in a variety of industries are using these technologies to make better business decisions and to serve their customers better and more efficiently. However, navigating through the hype and the magnitude of data may be a challenge.
Beyond Big Data is a unique opportunity for managers on every level to learn more about the opportunities of these technologies while connecting with others in the industry. With a focus on trends and best practices, the event aims to explore strategies, best practices and technologies surrounding data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning while keeping in mind the implications of regulations, privacy, data protection, and ethics that govern this field.
As the Chief Analytics Officer at Highmark Health, Richard focuses on delivering innovative data and advanced analytic solutions that fulfill Highmark Health’s mission of creating a remarkable health experience, freeing people to be their best.
Richard initially trained as a Neuroscientist and Biophysicist. Since moving out of academia, his experience includes large-scale data/ analytic transformations, building and scaling advanced analytic products, and building and managing Data Science teams. Richard is passionate about delivering business impact through advanced analytics, growing leaders that connect analytics to the business, and building diverse teams.
Dr. Badel Mbanga leads the Data Science & AI group in Treasury Management at PNC. His responsibilities include innovation, opportunity mining, and talent development.
Prior to joining PNC, Badel spent several years as a theoretical and computational physics researcher, studying soft materials such as Liquid Crystals, Elastomers, and Emulsions. He has held positions at various academic institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kent State University, the Swedish LCD Center, and the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
Badel also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Material Science Doctoral Program at Kent State University. His research focuses on tackling inverse problems with Machine Learning.
A community-minded leader and strong supporter of the arts, Badel serves on the boards of two impactful non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh. Badel holds a PhD in Chemical Physics, a Masters in Display Technology, and a Bachelor in Physics and Computer Science.
Conference Time: 7:30am - 5:30 pm
At Beyond Big Data, you'll hear from experts and technology leaders from the following companies.
Panel 1: Big Data Growing Pains: Overcoming the Difficult Challenges
Let’s get down to basics. If you don’t have good data and the infrastructure to support it, your big data and AI projects are not going to give you useful insights. This panel will discuss topics including data and analytics infrastructure, intelligent automation, IoT and data governance. Learn from these experts about how they are overcoming data challenges and which challenges broadly remain.
Moderated by: Reno Fiedler, SDLC Partners - A CitiusTech Company
Panel 2: Automation for Business: Using Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Enhance the Workplace and Serve Customers
Through industry 4.0, robotics, smart buildings, and even customer service, automation is a solution that may help businesses to be competitive and serve their customers more efficiently. This panel will delve into real world applications that exist today and the possibilities of how AI will transform the workplace of tomorrow. You’ll learn how some of Pittsburgh’s leading companies are using AI and data science and what support they need from the technology ecosystem to take their vision to the next level.
Moderated by: Mark McCleary, Chief Technology Officer, Lucas Systems
Panel 3: Democratization of AI
Is AI just for enterprise organizations? Is it a misconception that you need a PhD to work in this field? This panel with discuss how companies of all sizes may take advantage of the power of AI and enable their teams the power to act on data-driven insights. As AI empowers employees to do their jobs in a more meaningful way while keeping them safe by avoiding situations that are dangerous to humans, this panel will discuss the possibility of how tools, applications, and devices have the potential to push intelligent insights into the hands of everybody to allow employees at all levels to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.
Moderated by: Scot MacTaggart, Chief Innovation Officer, Pittsburgh AI Works
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