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Chicago AI & Data Science Conference 2019

Location: TBD

May, 2019

About the Conference

The theme for this conference is “Technology. Innovation. Career.” Our goal is to create a cross-campus data science learning platform and bring together business and academic leaders, young professionals, entrepreneurs and promising students. The conference will demonstrate cutting-edge technology and offer unique insight into what is possible with machine learning and data science while providing attendees with opportunities to expand their career networks.


  • Gain insight into the future of data science development as well as the trending technologies. Featuring speakers from Microsoft, IBM, Dell EMC, Groupon, Datascope, Uptake, Pachyderm, Dunn Solutions Group, Metis and other industry leading companies.
  • Network with Data Scientists from various backgrounds and discover career opportunities.
  • Topic Areas: Data Science Application, Open-source Software, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Previous Speakers

Alexander Gutfraind
Senior Health Data Scientist at Blue Health Intelligence
Andrew Acosta
Data Scientist at Milesius Capital Resources LLC
Arnoldo J. Muller-Molina
Founder/CTO at simMachines
Brent Traidman
Carlos Chou
Founder & CEO at CLZ Health, Inc
David Giard
Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft
Emily Riederer
Sr. Analyst at Capital One
Erik Widman
AI Product Owner at Solstice
Katherine Hampton Tong
Data Scientist at Pareto Intelligence
Kyle Polich
Host at Data Skeptic
Mandie Liu
Data Scientist at Uber
Michael A. X. Izatt
Chief Data Scientist at Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Michael Reddy
President at Digital Authority Partners
Mike Oren
Founder at Societech
Oliver Buechse
Owner at My Strategy Source
Rachel Kaberon
Management Consultant at Arkay Solutions
Utku Pamuksuz
Clinical Professor of Data Analytics at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign | Sr. Data Scientist at W.W. Grainger
Xin Chen
Director of Engineering at HERE Technologies
Yi (Clara) Liu
Manager, Data & Analytics at KPMG
Zachariah Miller
Senior Data Scientist at Metis

Previous Schedule

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08:00-09:00 REGISTRATION The Lobby, Gleacher Center, University of Chicago  
09:00-09:05 OPENING PLENARY Room 621 Jason Geng –  Int’l Data Engineering and Science Association
09:05-09:30 SESSION How Cloud Computing Empowers a Data Scientist

David Giard – Senior Technical Evangelist from Microsoft

09:35-10:00 SESSION Dispelling Data Science Myths for Beginners

Zachariah Miller –Senior Data Scientist from Metis/ Kaplan

10:05-10:30 SESSION Continuous Experiments at Uber

Jeremy Gu – Senior Data Scientist from Uber

Mandie Liu – Data Scientist from Uber

10:35-11:15  PANEL AI & Data Science Industry Practices

Panelists:   Katherine Tong — Data Scientist from Pareto Intelligence

Dr. Alexander Gutfraind — Senior Health Data Scientist from Blue Health Intelligence

Dr. Erik Widman — AI Product Owner from Solstice

Moderator: Jason Geng –  Int’l Data Engineering and Science Association

11:20-11:45 SESSION Designing Empathetic, Empowering, and Engaging Internal Tools

Emily Riederer – Sr. Analyst from Capital One

11:50-12:15 SESSION   Machine Learning on the Blockchain

Kyle Polich – Host at Data Skeptic

12:20- 13:00 LUNCH BREAK  
13:05-13:45 PANEL Room



AI & Data Science in Business Transformation

Panelists: Michael Reddy — President from Digital Authority Partners

Andrew Acosta — Data Scientist from Milesius Capital Resources LLC

Rachel Kaberon — Management Consultant from Arkay Solutions

Oliver Buechse – Owner from My Strategy Source

Moderator: Kyle Polich – Host at Data Skeptic

13:50-14:15 SESSION Unlocking the Insights from Brands and Faces

Dr. Utku Pamksuz – Clinical Professor of Data Analytics from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign / Sr. Data Scientist from W.W. Grainger

14:20-14:45 SESSION HD Live Maps for Automated Driving: An AI Approach

Dr. Xin Chen –Director of Engineering from HERE Technologies

14:50-15:15 SESSION Data Science for Anomaly Detection in Data Streams

Michael A.X. Izatt – Chief Data Scientist from Hitachi Consulting Corporation

15:20-15:45 SESSION Data Science in Risk, Economic, and Financial Asset Price Forecast

Dr. Yi (Clara) Liu – Manager, Data & Analytics from KPMG

15:50-16:15 SESSION Explaining Artifical Intelligence with Similarity Search and Metric Learning

Dr. Arnoldo J. Muller-Molina – Founder/CTO from simMachines

16:20-16:35 SESSION CLZ Health

Carlos Chou – Founder & CEO from CLZ Health, Inc.

16:40-17:00 SESSION Running a Successful ICO

Brent Traidman – CRO from bread

Company Representation

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University of Chicago, Gleacher Center, Room 621

Ideas Sponsors

Training Sessions

(Time: May 19th, 1:00PM-5:00PM | Location: We will email to the registrants)

Machine Learning

Duration: 4h

Price: $250