Summit Events





Women In Unified Analytics

Connecting and empowering a thriving community of women leaders in data science and engineering.


Healthcare and Life Sciences Networking Event

Thursday, Apr. 25 • 4:00 - 7:30 PM

Faster Discovery and Better Outcomes with Big Data and AI

Thursday, Apr. 25 • 4:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us for an exclusive Healthcare and Life Sciences Networking Event at Spark + AI Summit. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, network with your peers and hear from industry leaders at Amgen, McKesson, Optum and other organizations on how big data and machine learning are driving innovation across the entire ecosystem - from drug development through diagnosis. This event is for Spark + AI Summit attendees only. Space is limited so sign-up today to reserve your spot!

AGENDA


4:00 PM: Networking, Cocktails, Appetizers and Live Demos

5:00 PM: Unleashing Data Science Nerds on Pharmacy Fraud



Abhi Jha
Director of Advanced Analytics at McKesson

David Wrench
Data Scientist at McKesson

McKesson's Specialty Health business helps Pharma manufacturers make high cost Oncology and other medications affordable for the patients who need them the most. However, there is a well-organized network of fraudsters that misuses the system to generate hundreds of millions of dollars of false claims. This comes at a huge direct cost to the patients who aren't able to get access to the medications as well as to the Healthcare industry. For the operational team, it was a huge challenge to sift through millions of pharmacy claims per day to identify fraudulent claims and play cat and mouse with some highly evasive characters.

Clearly, the perfect opportunity to bring in the data science nerds to develop a fraud detection product powered by machine learning and Apache Spark. The data and analytics challenges are tall, but the nerds now have a tool or two. The story is still being written, but the playing field has now been leveled by Azure Databricks.


5:30 PM: Building a Modern Data Platform
for the Entire Drug Development Lifecycle



Deepak Abburi
Director of Data and Analytics at Amgen

Amgen, a leading Biotech company, is a pioneer in the science of using living cells to make biologic medicines. Data is at the crux of every step throughout our drug development lifecycle. Our journey towards a digital strategy, with a vision to build a centralized and integrated data platform started 5 years ago. Committed to deliver value for our patients using data, technology and innovation - we have come a long way in this journey. Please join us for an overview of a Unified Data Analytics Platform, and how we modernized from static permanent clusters into a cloud native, modular and elastic architecture on AWS using Databricks. We will share how our platform has helped business derive value using advanced data insights.



6:00 PM: Be Patient: Building Advanced Analytics
with the Patient at the Heart



Josh Firminger
Data Scientist at Optum

Jake Secor
Data Scientist at Optum

Optum is a leading health services company empowering more than 126 million consumers. Our aspiration is to improve experiences and outcomes for every person we serve while reducing the total cost of care. We are combining our diverse domains of data with machine learning to solve deeply rooted problems for the consumer. This talk will describe the impact Optum is making with the use of claims and clinical data to predict disease.

We will go deep on how we have unified data engineering and machine learning with Spark and Databricks, stayed accountable to the lives we touch, and progressed toward the health system that simply works.

6:30 PM: Networking, Cocktails, Appetizers and Live Demos


Financial Services Networking Event

Wednesday, Apr. 24 • 3:00 - 6:30 PM

Future of Financial Services with Big Data and AI

Wednesday, Apr. 24 • 3:00 - 6:30 PM

Join us for drinks and appetizers while listening to industry leaders and networking with your colleagues in the banking, asset management, and insurance industries at Spark + AI Summit 2019. The event will feature talks from industry leaders at Neuberger Berman, Capital One, MScience and Acorns on how big data and AI are driving innovation across the entire ecosystem. This event is for Spark + AI Summit attendees only. Space is limited so sign-up today to reserve your spot!

AGENDA


3:00 PM: Networking, Appetizers and Live Demos

3:45 PM: Investing with Access to Tim Cook's Dashboard



Michael Recce
Chief Data Scientist at Neuberger Berman

If you are armed the best Apple analyst in the world with Tim Cook's private business dashboard, what might that be worth? Michael Recce, the chief data scientist for Neuberger Berman will talk about the use of data in the investment process, to help cultivate what is commonly referred to as an information edge. It requires both a fundamental understanding of business and of data, statistics, and methods like machine learning.


4:30 PM: Panel: Future of Data + AI across the Financial Services Ecosystem



Minghung Cho
Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman

Jonathan Gole
VP, Business Analytics at Capital One

Ajay Krishna
Head of Data Science & Engineering at MScience

Eric Kim
Director of Data Engineering at Acorns

This panel of financial experts will talk about the latest use cases and trends in Data and AI that are revolutionizing the Financial Industry. This panel is a mix of experts from Banking, Asset Management and Fintech Industries.

5:30 PM: Networking, Cocktails, Appetizers and Live Demos


Retail Networking Event

Wednesday, Apr. 24 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Revolutionizing Retail with Big Data and AI

Wednesday, Apr. 24 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for an exclusive retail industry event at Spark + AI Summit. Come network with your peers and hear from industry luminaries at Starbucks and other organizations on how big data and machine learning are driving innovation across the entire retail value chain. Space is limited so sign-up today to reserve your spot!

AGENDA


11:00 AM: Networking and Lunch

12:00 PM: Revolutionizing Customer Experience in Retail & CPG with Data and AI



Goutham Belliappa
VP of AI & Big Data at Capgemini

AI capabilities such as Computer Vision Service (CV), Recommendation (as a) Service (RAAS), Virtual Concierge (VC), and AI-based MDM are transforming Customer Experience across the Retail, eCommerce and CPG industry. In this talk, learn how you can centralize your customer experience orchestration across channels transcending the experience that each individual channel can provide on its own no matter how powerful.


12:30 PM: Starbucks BrewKit: Brewing Analytics At Scale



Balaji Venkataraman
Engineering Manager at Starbucks

Ramana Prakash Kavi
Sr. Engineer at Starbucks

At Starbucks, using data to lead the digital retail world is a way of life. Data is the focal point when it comes to improving customer engagement, creating tighter integration with stores and efficiently managing the supply chain. The Starbucks Data and Analytics ecosystem needs an on-demand analytics environment that enables users to self-serve their data engineering and data science use cases in a unified, secure and scalable way.

In this talk we will demo BrewKit - a framework to deploy analytical environments in minutes on the Azure cloud and enable rapid prototyping and operationalization of models using Databricks.

1:00 PM: Networking


Federal Government Networking Event

Wednesday, Apr. 24 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Future of the Federal Government with Big Data and AI

Wednesday, Apr. 24 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for an exclusive Public Sector industry event at the Spark + AI Summit. Come network with your peers and hear from leaders at USCIS, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and more on how big data and machine learning are driving innovation across the Federal Government. This event is for Spark + AI Summit attendees only. Space is limited so sign-up today to reserve your spot!


Join us for a pre-summit Bay Area Apache Spark Meetup on Tuesday

Connecting and empowering a thriving community of women leaders in data science and engineering.