Chicago Machine Learning VC Summit: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5:30 – 5:55 Networking and light refreshments

5:55 – 6:00 Opening Remarks: Cayse Llorens, Chicago Booth
– Presented by: Guy Turner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

6:00 – 6:20 Keynote: Armand Ruiz, IBM Watson Machine Learning – Master the art of Data Science

6:25 – 6:55 Panel Discussion of Distinguished Speakers – Trends in how Big Data and Machine Learning are disrupting industries, and how Venture Capital fuels this disruption.
– Presented by: Brett Bivens, Senior Venture Associate, TechNexus Venture Collaborative
– Moderated by: Ryan Fukushima, COO, Tempus
Julian Cheng, VP Promus Ventures
Jon Morris, CEO Rise Interactive
Brian Clark, CEO & Co-Founder at Ascent Technologies Inc.
Szabolcs Paldy Vice President, Digital Marketing at Discover Financial Services
Aparna Pandey Senior Data Scientist, Uptake

7:00 – 7:15 Special Guest Speaker: Professor Sanjog Misra, Chicago Booth – Cutting Edge Concepts from Applied ML Research

7:20 – 7:50 Pitch Competition – ML-based Startups
– Moderated by: Vijay Reddy, Machine Learning Customer Engineer, Google
Jason Smith CEO, rMark Bio
Professor Ira Weiss, Chicago Booth
Jackie DiMonte Associate, Hyde Park Venture Partners
Ablorde Ashigbi Senior Associate, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
2nd Gen Ventures, Venture Capital Investment Competition

7:50 – 8:05 Break, Company Networking

8:10 – 8:25 David Vandegrift, Pritzker Group Venture Capital – Machine Learning vs. Other Types of AI

8:30 – 9:00 Panel Discussion of Distinguished Speakers II – Differentiating Your ML-Based Product or Service
– Presented by Nick Robertson, Chief Operating Officer at kCura
– Moderated by Peter Christman, Chicago Ventures
Sean Chou, CEO, Catalytic
Canh Tran Co-Founder & CEO, Rippleshot
Michelangelo D’Agostino Director of Data Science R&D, Civis Analytics; Member of the Obama 2012 Reelection Campaign Data Science Team
Nedelina Teneva, Machine Learning PhD Candidate; Machine Learning @ Amazon
Jigar Shah, Co-Founder, Finalyze

9:05 – 9:15 Cayse Llorens, Chicago Booth – Announcement of Pitch Winner and Volunteer Recognition

9:15 – 9:25 David Giard, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft – Closing Remarks

9:25 – 10:15 Networking, Cocktail Reception, Hors d’oeuvres