Machine Learning Innovation Summit 2019

Machine Learning I Artificial Intelligence I Data Science

The Machine Learning Innovation Summit 2019 is coming to San Francisco, CA. Come learn, explore, and create with some of the world’s most accomplished practitioners, thought leaders, and vendors. This unique program engages, inspires, and provides unique insights into cutting-edge practices, as well as views into what’s coming next. Also discussed will be research into over-arching machine learning trends and how innovation will soon be measured and organized taking into account automation, AI, and Data Science. Looking forward to seeing you there!

2 Day Conference I Technology Showcase I Career Expo

January 29th & 30th, 2019


2019 Speakers Include



Learn and network from leading product practitioners and thought leaders throughout two full days of keynotes, case studies, workshops and tactical sessions.


Learn from leaders in AI, Machine Learning and Data. Meet companies, recruiters and team leaders with career opportunities. Grow your network of peers and industry leaders .


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Working 2 Day Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 29th

(schedule and topics subject to minor changes)

8:30am: Real World AI - Arijit Sengupta @ AIble

9:10am:  How to Make Fewer Bad Decisions - Eric Colson & Daragh Sibley @ Stitch Fix

9:50am:  Humanity in the Era of Artificial Intelligence - Xin Fu & Ashish Kelkar @ Facebook

10:30am: Networking Break

10:40am: Building High Performance Data Science Team and Capabilities - Andrew Eichenbaum @ Autodesk

11:20am: Machine Learning & Producing Entertainment - Ritwik Kumar @ Netflix

12:00pm: Vendor Showcase – Technology and Innovation

12:15pm: Networking Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Machine Learning Innovators

1:00pm:   Building a Production-scale Machine Learning Platform - Robert Dong @ Facebook

1:40pm:   Deep Learning Inference: Optimizations for Wide Scale Deployment - Rahul Nimaiyar @ Xilinx

2:20pm:   Machine Learning at Macy’s - Haamid Ali @ Macy’s Tech

AI Innovators 

1:00pm:   AI @ Scale in Retail - Prakhar Mehrotra @ Walmart

1:40pm:   Perceptions in AI - Sid Ananthakrishn @ Google

2:20pm:   AI Model Management In The Trenches - Robert Franklin @ WePay (JP Morgan)

Data Science Innovators

1:00pm:  Agile for Data Science Teams - Jennifer Prendki @ Figure Eight

1:40pm:   The Rise of the Conversational Enterprise - Assaf Gat @ Apttus

2:20pm:   Productizing Artificial Intelligence - Manoj Ravi @ Adobe

3:00pm: Networking Break

3:15pm: Vendor Showcase – Technology and Innovation

3:30pm: Executive Panel: Creating an Ethical AI Practice from the Ground Up - Danielle Cass @ Workday, Aarti Borkar @ IBM, Kathy Baxter @ Salesforce, Kelli Schlegel @ Intel, Meredith Berger @ Mabus Group

4:15pm: AI Innovation @ Google - Ashwin Ram @ Google

5:00pm:  Networking Break and Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, January 30th

8:30am: From Machine Learning to Machine Teaching - Marcos Campos - Microsoft

9:00am: Uber’s Intelligent Insights Assistant - Franziska Bell @ Uber

9:30am: Lessons Learned Building a Large Recommender System - Oscar Celma @ Pandora

10:00am: Networking Break

10:15am: Fireside Chat: AI & Future of Work - Jeetu Patel @ Box

11:00am: AI Powered Recommendation and Search Engines - Bo Long @ LinkedIn

11:30am: Contextual AI: The Next Frontier - Oliver Brdiczka @ Adobe

12:00pm: Vendor Showcase – Technology and Innovation

12:15pm: Networking Lunch

1:00pm: AI for Enterprise: Reality Behind the Hype - Pankaj Goyal @ HPE                  

1:30pm: AI and ML in Product Search - Nabarupa Banerjee @

2:00pm: From Hello to HireTM, CareerBuilder’s AI Powered Solutions - Humair Ghauri @ CareerBuilder

2:30pm: A Roadmap for Responsible AI - Barbry McGann @ Workday


Past Presenters


Who Attends

  • Directors, Senior Directors and Vice Presidents

  • Machine Learning and AI Professionals

  • Data Scientists

  • Product Managers

  • Innovation Leaders

  • Digital Marketers

  • Personalization and Automation

  • Product Development & Design


Past Attendees



The Location


The Westin

1 Old Bayshore Hwy

Millbrae, San Francisco

CA 94030, USA


For those who want to stay at the conference venue. Located in Millbrae, California, this San Francisco Airport hotel enables guests to explore the Bay Area with ease. Guests can enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service, making your travel to and from the airport as effortless as possible.



Located near San Francisco International Airport, our venue provides excellent access to the bay area, transportation, as well as all the city has to offer. Gateway Management has on-the-ground knowledge of the area’s best restaurants, hotels and shows to maximize your experience outside the conference.


Our venue’s excellent location offers easy access to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. We have scouted locations throughout the region and find that the Westin San Francisco Airport offers excellent accommodations, a unrivalled meeting environment and tremendous value. However, if you are looking for accommodation separate to the event venue, there is a wide selection available. The Aloft (below), next door to conference location, is a great option.


This event is best accessed by-way-of San Francisco International Airport. A hotel shuttle leaves every 20 minutes from SFO, directly to the event location. Oakland International Airport offers another convenient traveling option for our non-local guests and can be accessed by BART trains or taxi cabs.