AI DAY II

6/24/2023

Speakers & Partners

Jack McCauley

@jackmccauley1
Co-founder of Oculus VR
UC Berkeley

BIO

Jack McCauley an Innovator in Residence at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of Oculus, an American engineer, hardware designer, inventor, video game developer and philanthropist.
Jack is best known for designing the guitars and drums for the Guitar Hero video game series, and as a co-founder and former chief engineer at Oculus VR. At Oculus, Jack designed and built the Oculus DK1 and DK2 virtual reality headsets. Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion. McCauley holds numerous U.S. patents for inventions in software, audio effects, virtual reality, motion control, computer peripherals, and video game hardware and controllers.
Jack was awarded a full scholarship to attend University of California, Berkeley where he earned a BSc., EECS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986. Jack has authored numerous research papers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and mathematical modeling of AI-based systems and is currently pursuing new projects at his private R&D facility and hardware incubator in Pleasanton, California.

Philippe Cailloux

Designer & Productist
Ex-Adobe

BIO

Seasoned software application designer and entrepreneur. 30+ years experience developing global products using cutting edge digital technologies. Former head of product design at Adobe, serial co-founder, currently exploring the productization opportunities offered by AI technologies.

Atal Agarwal

@atalovesyou
Product Manager
Businessolver

BIO

Join Atal Agarwal, a product manager and Ironman athlete, for a talk on applications of Generative AI in Healthcare. Atal has 5+ years of experience with Businessolver, eHealth & Castlight Health. His product, COVID-19 Test Finder, helped 10 million+ people by powering Google & Apple Maps search results.

Brennan Woodruff

Cofounder, COO
GoCharlie.ai

BIO

Meelis Lootus

@MeelisLootus
Dir. AI Engineering
ML Technologies LTD

BIO

13 years in AI: Oxford PhD computer science spinal MRI AI + 8 years building ai product solutions (text, audio, image, video). Mainly focused on healthcare. 5 startups and 2 larger companies acquired by public companies.

Michael Hwang

Co-Founder / CSO
Datumo

BIO

South Korean entrepreneur passionate about AI & data-centric tech.
Founder of successful startups, angel investor, speaker.
Co-founder of Datumo, serving Samsung, LG and many others.
A member of South Korea’s AI Ethics Forum, advocating ethical AI use.
Influential in Korean tech, AI/data-centric focus.

Steven S Hoffman

Founder
Founders Space

BIO

Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is the Chairman & CEO of Founders Space, a global venture builder for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors, with over 50 partners in 22 countries.

Hoffman is also a venture investor, founder of three venture-backed and two bootstrapped startups, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (published by Hachette), “Surviving a Startup” (published by HarperCollins), and “The Five Forces” (published by BenBella).

Tomer Stavitsky

Corp Dev & M&A
MedTech / Life Sciences

BIO

Tomer is a Corporate Development Executive with specialization in MedTech, Life Sciences, and Digital Health. With a focus on digital, data, and AI deals, he has broad strategy and execution experience. He has worked in corporate development roles at Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, ConvaTec, Intuitive Surgical, and Ginkgo Bioworks.

Dev Kennedy

@RealityMetadata
Member/Sponsor
AWE, MIT Reality Hack

BIO

Both HW+SW Engineer in Stereoscopic/Spatial Computing devices since 2016. Excited to share XR knowledge now that Apple has finally launched Vision Pro.

Fedor Datnov

@FDatnov
CEO
Aquired / Alferov Educational Institute

BIO

CEO & Co-Founder at Aquired.io: Revolutionizing fundraising with data & AI. AI Agnostic.

Jodie Lail

@JodieLail
Revenue Marketing Leader
GE Healthcare

BIO

Jodie Lail is a seasoned Revenue Marketing Leader with over 12 years of experience in demand generation and revenue marketing. She is passionate about AI and innovative marketing technologies that allow marketers to amplify their voice and efforts, and currently leads a cross functional team at GE Healthcare implementing cutting edge AI technology. The goal is to increase AI adoption and efficiency across the marketing organization.

Jonathan Yue

CTO
DATAJAGUAR

BIO

Jonathan Yue is interested in distributed systems and distributed databases. He founded the opensource project JaguarDB with the aim of revolutionizing the way distributed databases are scaled. Recognizing the challenges associated with traditional data migration methods, he pioneered the concept of zero data migration, enabling seamless horizontal scaling without the need for costly and time-consuming migrations. He holds PhD degree in computer science of EECS. He worked as a software engineer at technology companies such as Yahoo and VMWare, where he tackled big data challenges and delivered cutting-edge cloud
solutions. 

Ben Holfeld

@benholfeld
SF AI Studio Lead
Accenture

BIO

Eric Forst

@eforst
Co-founder
Pangea Social AI

BIO

Eric Forst is a marketing technology leader and a pioneer of social media sentiment analysis and influencer identification while at Visible Technologies and Tracx. Forst has helped organizations ranging from the Obama for America campaign to Walmart with social media sentiment analysis.

Ryan Baird

@focus_on_risk
CRO
Pied Parker

BIO

Steven Echtman

@Echtman
Founder
Aiify.io

BIO

Steven is an entrepreneur and startup strategist currently focussed on AI & Web3. He has vast experience in enterprise and consumer spaces, including applications leveraging AI, geospatial, IoT, Media, Blockchain, etc. He excels at distilling complex ideas into clearly communicated actionable plans that help people and teams achieve their visions.

Elijah Spina

@csatgenome
Founder
Cannabis Genome DAO

BIO

Philip Kang

Partner Technology Innovation Lead
Appian

BIO

AI | Process Automation | RPA | Low-Code
Partner Tech Innovation Leader, Appian

Raymond Peck III

@raymondpeck3
VP of Engineering
GeoFlow.ai

BIO

I am an experienced engineering leader currently focused on the ML/AI space who loves to drive high-performing teams to build innovative products that blow the minds of our customers. I’ve been fortunate enough to play key roles in helping startups in many different domains to achieve that, both as a technical and organizational leader and as a core implementor.

My deep experience at all levels of the tech stack, from CPU design through scalable server platform engineering to Machine Learning, and even QA and some front-end/UI/UX work, allow me to lead effectively across entire engineering organizations.

Vince Lane

@vincelane12
Co-founder
Polygraf AI

BIO

Vince is an experienced investor and entrepreneur with many years of cross border experience in founding and investing in multiple companies, strategic planning, venture capital, technology, digital entertainment and investment management. His current focus is on new Deep and Frontier technologies including Artificial intelligence(AI), Web3 and GameFi.

Andrew Roberts

@andrew_roberts
Cofounder, Advisor
Tiny (acquired by Tiugo)

BIO

Andrew is a startup founder, advisor and investor. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Tiny, a developer platform for embedding rich text editing capabilities in applications. Tiny grew to over 2,000 customers, including Salesforce, Atlassian, Microsoft, and PagerDuty, before being acquired in 2022.

John Smithers

Director, North American Sales
Skyqraft

BIO

At the core of my approach is a commitment to understanding each client’s unique needs, allowing me to craft tailored solutions that deliver tangible results and foster enduring relationships. As a leader, I bring a wealth of experience in guiding high-performing sales teams to new heights and inspiring team members to reach their full potential.

Dario De Santis

@darionedesantis
CEO and Cofounder
Tweelin Inc.

BIO

Dario is the CEO and Cofounder of Tweelin Inc., a B2B SaaS startup offering Digital Serendipity solutions. The portfolio of Tweelin apps helps hybrid workers achieve better focus and work-life balance by transforming 1:1 scheduled meetings into impromptu conversations, presented at the right time for both parties involved.

Rene A Turcios

@Cloudtheboi
Ex-CEO
VerseXR

BIO

Rene Turcios, versatile technologist and former CEO of VerseXR, excels in various industries from game design to music production. Harnessing AI and Cloud infrastructure expertise, he creates innovative solutions, driving tech evolution.

Gianni Maxemin

@GMaxemin
CEO and Founder
Pied Parker

BIO

Gianni Maxemin is an inventor, growth hacker and entrepreneur with 15+ years of management and leadership experience that gives him a deep understanding of exponential impact for business strategy and growth. He helped develop marketing technology buyouts as well as marketing strategy for sales teams at the Hearst Corporation, and he’s founded multiple online marketing companies and almost a dozen mobile apps. He is currently the founder and CEO of Pied, an AI computer vision company focused on the future of smart cities – specifically parking. Gianni also holds the largest parking technology patent portfolio with 54 patents.

James Murdza

@jamesmurdza
Founder
GitWit

BIO

James Murdza is the founder of GitWit, an AI assistant for full-stack developers. After working in software engineering for over 15 years, he is now building a startup around his passion—to make software development a beautiful and widely accessible experience.

Sagar Golla

Founder, CEO
HostBuddy

BIO

Worked on conversational AI and language models for the last 5 years. Taught AI @ bootcamps since 2018, built products that lead Google Assistant App Market. Launched products at selective conferences like Demo, Venturebeat and won AlwaysOn best mobile startup contest.

David Brown

@IntlMktEntry
Executive Director / Investor
Sentia AI enabled CRM

BIO

David is an investor and executive director at Sentia, a next generation AI sales enablement technology company and Salesforce partner. Dave’s passion for helping people with their AI, sales, marketing, business strategy, startup growth and strategic planning has taken him across the globe and spans numerous industries. You can follow him on Twitter @intlmktentry LinkedIn or on Sentia Says.

Cassius Cuvée

@CassiusCuvee
Host
Poppin Crypto

BIO

Cassius Cuvée is a recording artist from Oakland, CA. He is the host of the show ‘Poppin Crypto with Cassius Cuvée’ and he is the first artist to ever make a music video NFT. His vast understanding of Web 3.0 has led him to invest in several projects, as well as write custom theme songs for them.
It is his mission to educate and bring awareness to Web 3.0 by way of entertainment and community building.

Gregory Kennedy

@I_Am_GKennedy
Founder
BrandZen

BIO

Gregory Kennedy in a Fractional CMO and consultant with over 20 years of high-tech marketing experience, having held leadership roles at three highly regarded startups AdRoll, InMobi, and Sojern. A two-time head of marketing, and his expertise is in helping take startups from zero to scale. A sought after thought leader, speaker and author whose writing has been featured on The BBC, VentureBeat, YahooFinance, Entrepreneur.com, CMO.com, and Marketing Profs. He is a dedicated cyclist and spends his weekends racing or riding bicycles.

Segah Mir

Founder & CEO
Stealth AI Start-up (Atad.ML)

BIO

Former Data Scientist and early team member at Looker (acquired by Google for $2.6Billion in December of 2019). Alum of MiT. Has 15+ years in data-related roles. Runs MirData.Report, a video blog & newsletter read by thousands of executives and VCs in the data space.