Meena Arunachalam created one AI & Analytics optimized stack for CPUS
and accelerators running data center workloads. In the past, she has been responsible for
pre-Silicon software enabling for ML/DL workloads and system-level performance and power simulations
for Intel products. She also worked on micro-architecture bottleneck analyses, cache/ memory
hierarchy improvements and perf and power workload projections, energy efficiency tuning at scale
and HPC optimizations for Xeon, Xeon Phi and FPGA products.
CJ Desai joined ServiceNow in 2016 as Chief Product Officer.
Previously, he served as President of the Emerging Technologies Division at EMC from 2013 to 2016
where he was responsible for product strategy and engineering for several emerging businesses. Prior
to EMC, CJ held various leadership roles at Symantec and began his career at Oracle. CJ has a
Master’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and serves on the board at Zebra Technologies.
Christopher Manning is a professor of computer science and linguistics
at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford AI Lab. He is a leader in applying deep neural
networks to Natural Language Processing, including work on tree recursive models, sentiment
analysis, neural machine translation and parsing, and the GloVe word vectors. He founded the
Stanford NLP group (@stanfordnlp), developed Stanford Dependencies and Universal Dependencies, and
manages development of the Stanford CoreNLP software. Manning is an ACM, AAAI, and ACL Fellow, and a
Past President of ACL.
John Markoff is a fellow at the Stanford Human Centered Artificial
Institute. He is also a research affiliate at the Center for Advance Study in the Behavioral
Sciences participating in projects focusing on the future of work and artificial intelligence.In
2013 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting as part of a New York Times project on
labor and automation. He is currently researching a biography of Stewart Brand, the creator of the
Whole Earth Catalog.
Erik Melander is co-founder and CEO of Astellent, a consulting company
that improves how software is designed, developed, and delivered to help organizations achieve more.
Astellent collaborates with ambitious people who use cloud services and machine intelligence to make
things that matter. Previously, Erik has held a wide range of leadership positions across a broad
array of computer technology disciplines, including systems architecture, data science, and software
Alex Schwing received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and
Information Technology from Technical University of Munich in 2006 and 2008 respectively, and
obtained a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 2014. Afterwards he joined University of
Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow until 2016. His research interests are in computer vision and
machine learning, where he has co-authored numerous papers on topics in scene understanding,
inference and learning algorithms, deep learning, image and language processing and generative
Wenting Sun Wenting is the principal data scientist in Ericsson. She
leads a team to develop cutting edge AI/ML applications in telecommunication domain. She also drives
the activities of Ericsson’s active contribution in AI/ML open source platform Acumos (under Linux
Joseph Wei advises and consults with VC/CVCs and startups on strategy,
partnerships, go to market. He has developed a successful eco-system for Heuristic Capital/Lab360 in
accelerating hardware startups. The eco-system includes investors, lawyers, CPAs, largest cloud and
technology partners, electrical and industrial design firms, and, outsourced manufacturers, to help
support and accelerate the growth of the startups.