Agenda Machine Learning Week 2024
Phoenix, AZ June 4-7, 2024

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MLW 2024's program is organized by three track topics:

Track 1: BizML – Business practice for ML operationalization

Track 2: Tech – Advanced ML methods & MLOps

Track 3: ML Use Cases – Cross-industry deployment

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Thursday

Thu

8:40 am

Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:40 am

Keynote: How Transformers Reinvent Machine Learning – for Both Generative AI and Predictive AI

Speaker: Julien Simon, Chief Evangelist, Hugging Face

Thursday

Thu

9:10 am

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:10 am

Keynote: The BizML Playbook for Getting Machine Learning Deployed

Speaker: Dr. Eric Siegel, Conference Founder, Machine Learning Week

Thursday

Thu

9:40 am

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:40 am

Sponsored Session

Thursday

Thu

10:30 am

Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:30 am

Measuring and Driving a Data Cultural Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Kalicin, Founder/Data Scientist, Achieve More With data, LLC

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:30 am

10:30 am: Enterprise ML Projects Need More Than AutoML

Speaker: Dean Abbott, Chief Data Scientist, Abbott Analytics

ML evaluation
10:55 am - 11:15 am

10:55 am: Evaluating the Performance of a Classification Model using R

Speaker: Dr. David Perkins, CAP®, PMP®, Professor of Business Analytics, Grand Canyon University

Supply Chain Analytics
10:30 am - 10:50 am

Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:30 am

10:30 am: Data Science for the Manufacturing Supply chain

Speaker: Rama Durga Sekhar Angadala, Senior Manager, Walmart

Explainable and responsible ML
10:55 am - 11:15 am

10:55 am: Explainable AI Component of Responsible and Ethical AI Development

Speaker: Akshata Moharir, Lead & Data Scientist, Microsoft

Thursday

Thu

11:20 am

Analytics culture formation

Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:20 am

Driving Continuous Upskilling to Further New York Life’s Modernization Journey

Speaker: Rita Fuller, Corporate Vice President, Center for Data Science and Analytics, New York Life Insurance Company

ML infra data store

Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:20 am

Revolutionizing Machine Learning with Netflix’s Axion: A Journey in Building a Scalable Fact Store

Speaker: Tejas Chopra, Sr. Engineer, Netflix

Thursday

Thu

1:30 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 1:30 pm

Keynote: AI into Business Impact at Global Scale

Speaker: Morgan Vawter, Global VP of Data & Analytics, Unilever

Thursday

Thu

2:15 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:15 pm

Sponsored Session Gold Sponsor

Thursday

Thu

2:40 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:40 pm

Engaging Data Geeks Across the Enterprise to Accelerate Value Delivery

Speakers: Michelle Li, Data Scientist II, Paychex Dr. Erika McBride, Data Science Manager, Paychex

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:40 pm

Scalable End-To-End ML Platforms From Auto ML To Self-Serve

Speaker: Igor Markov, Distinguished Architect, Synopsys

Hospitality analytics
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:40 pm

2:40 pm: Predicting Customer Wait Time in the Hospitality Space

Speaker: Kimberly Keiter, Senior Data Scientist, Elder Research

Hospitality analytics
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

3:05 pm: Beyond Bookings: Demand Forecasting for Hotel Success

Speaker: Evan Wimpey, Director of Analytics Strategy, Elder Research

Thursday

Thu

3:55 pm

Analytics Strategy

Thursday, June 6, 2024 3:55 pm

Maximizing Value from Data and AI Investments

Speaker: Bipin Chadha, VP Data Science, CSAA Insurance (AAA)

Forecasting

Thursday, June 6, 2024 3:55 pm

Retrieval Augmented Forecasting for Sequential Data

Speaker: Kumaran Ponnambalam, Principal Engineer - AI, Cisco Systems, Inc

Topic modeling
3:55 - 4:15 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 3:55 pm

3:55 pm: AI Guided Domain-Specific Topic Modeling

Speaker: Ben Webster, Data Science Solutions Architect, NLP Logix

Regulatory filings
4:20 - 4:40 pm

4:20 pm: Identifying Insights and Trends in Regulatory Filings

Speaker: Steven Ramirez, CEO, Beyond the Arc

Thursday

Thu

4:45 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 4:45 pm

Keynote: Responsible AI: A Practical Guide

Speaker: Dr. Scott Zoldi, Chief Analytics Officer, FICO

Thursday

Thu

7:00 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2024 7:00 pm

Dinner with Friends

Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday

Fri

8:45 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 8:45 am

Opening Day 2

Friday

Fri

8:55 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 8:55 am

Keynote: 10 Steps to Innovation – It’s Math and Psychology

Speaker: Jack Levis, Formerly UPS (retired), now Chief Product Strategist, ESP Logistics Technology

Friday

Fri

9:40 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 9:40 am

Sponsored Session

Friday

Fri

10:05 am

Analytics culture formation

Friday, June 7, 2024 10:05 am

Nurturing a Vibrant Machine Learning & Data Analytics Community at PayPal

Speaker: Gulrez Khan, Data Science Lead, PayPal


10:05 am - 10:25 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 10:05 am

10:05 am: Lightning Round: Top Tips and Tricks for Machine Learning

Speaker: T. Scott Clendaniel, VP, Decision and Data Science Training, Analytics-Edge, LLC

Active learning
10:30 am - 10:50 am

10:30 am: Intelligent Labeling: Smart Data Annotation with Active Learning

Speaker: Marina Petzel, Machine Learning Engineer, Autodesk

Pharma applications
10:05 am - 10:25 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 10:05 am

10:05 am: How Top5 Pharma Latam Captured Double-Digit Growth with ML and Analytics

Speaker: Fabio Ferraretto, Partner & CEO, DHauz Analytics

Responsible ML
10:30 am - 10:50 am

10:30 am: Bias vs. Unfair Discrimination: The difference is more than perception

Speaker: William WIlkins, Senior Vice President, Advanced Analytics and Practical Applications, Safety National Casualty Corporation

Friday

Fri

11:15 am


11:15 am - 11:35 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 11:15 am

11:15 am: How to Attract and Recruit Analytics Talent from Top Universities (especially if you’re not a tech giant)

Speaker: Vashishtha Doshi, Manager of Industry Relations, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Lessons learned
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

11:40 am: Delivering data science in the “Real World” and learning from our mistakes

Speaker: Corwin Smith, Director Business Intelligence and Analytics, Wallick Communities

Causal Inference

Friday, June 7, 2024 11:15 am

Leveraging causal Machine Learning for informed decision-making: a collaborative and iterative approach

Speakers: Catherine Paradis-Therrien, AVP, Product Analytics, TD Sheldon Tung, Data Science Manager, TD Sneha Desai, Senior Data Scientist, TD

Responsible ML
11:15 am - 11:35 am

Friday, June 7, 2024 11:15 am

11:15 am: ​Statistical Methods for Imputing Race & Ethnicity​

Speakers: Gabe Usan, Data Scientist, Milliman Meseret Woldeyes, Managing Data Scientist, Milliman

Competitor analysis
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

11:40 am: Automated Competitor Analysis Using Open Source & Third Party Tools

Speaker: Emily Cunningham, Data Scientist, digData

Friday

Fri

2:00 pm

Friday, June 7, 2024 2:00 pm

Sponsored Session

Friday

Fri

2:15 pm

Friday, June 7, 2024 2:15 pm

Expert Panel: How to Engage and Deeply Collaborate with Business Stakeholders on ML Projects

Friday

Fri

3:30 pm

Friday, June 7, 2024 3:30 pm

Splitting the AI Atom

Speaker: Katie Bakewell, Data Science Solutions Architect, NLP Logix

Data preparation

Friday, June 7, 2024 3:30 pm

Automated schema understanding for data lakes and data warehouses

Speaker: Wes Madrigal, CEO and Co-Founder, Kurve Inc.

Geopolitical analytics
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

Friday, June 7, 2024 3:30 pm

3:30 pm: Use Case: Assessing Resilience using Big Data and AI

Speaker: Feyzi Bagirov, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

MLOps
3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

3:55 pm: Catch My Drift? Automate Monitoring ML Model Inputs and Outputs and Sleep Better at Night

Speaker: Eric Sims, Sr. Data Scientist, NRG Energy

Friday

Fri

4:15 pm

Greenlighting deployment

Friday, June 7, 2024 4:15 pm

How Thinking Like a Tech Founder Can Improve Model Deployment

Speaker: Kate Bartkiewicz, President, digData

Overcoming ML pitfalls

Friday, June 7, 2024 4:15 pm

Decoding Paradoxes: Unraveling the Impact of Cognitive Fallacies on AI Decision-Making

Speaker: Dibyendu Roy Chowdhury, Data Scientist, X Care Daily

4:15 pm - 4:35 pm

Friday, June 7, 2024 4:15 pm

4:15 pm: Ask Dean and Karl Anything (about Machine Learning)

Speakers: Dean Abbott, Chief Data Scientist, Abbott Analytics Dr. Karl Rexer, President, Rexer Analytics

Healthcare analytics
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

4:40 pm: Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Minimize No-Shows and Maximize Profitability in Healthcare

Speakers: Chet Phelps, Chief Information Officer, Health Solutions Elizabeth Herrera, VP Advanced Analytics, Converge Technology Solutions

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