The 2018 Chicago Machine Learning VC Summit is Thursday, April 12th

Chicago Machine Learning VC Summit 2018 Agenda

Kick-Off with Sponsors
1:00pm-1:30pm

Opening Reception
1:30pm-2:30pm

Opening Remarks & Keynote: Google AI
2:30pm-3:00pm
Chris Shallue gives his perspective of the Google AI team’s success using ML and NASA’s data to discover an eighth planet circling a distant star.

Chris Shallue, Senior Software Engineer, Google AI

Break
3:00pm-3:15pm

Panel: Cutting Edge Applications of Machine Learning
3:15pm-3:55pm
VCs discuss how Big Data and Machine Learning are disrupting industries, and the role Venture Capital plays in the evolution of of this technology.

Alya Adamany Woods, Executive Director, ChicagoNEXT (Presenter)

Tamim Abdul Majid, Principal, OCA Ventures (Moderator)

Greg Filla, Product Manger & Data Scientist, IBM Watson

Mike Galvin, Executive Director of Data Science, Metis

Jason Nolte, Investment Manager, GM Ventures

Vic Pascucci, Managing Director, Lightbank

Networking
3:55pm-4:40pm

Panel: Healthcare
4:40pm-5:20pm
VCs and Entrepreneurs discuss Machine Learning applications in the healthcare industry.

Tibi Stef-Praun, Sr. Data Scientist, Kogentix Inc. (Moderator)

Ryan Fukushima, COO, Tempus

Jason Smith, CEO & Founder, rMark Bio

Jessica Zeaske, Director of Healthcare Investments, GE Ventures

Ryan Bertram, Engagement Manager, The Chartis Group

Break
5:20pm-5:30pm

Panel: FinTech
5:30pm-6:10pm
VCs and Entrepreneurs discuss Machine Learning applications in financial service technology industry.

Mike Galvin, Executive Director of Data Science, Metis (Presenter)

Darwin Ling, Managing Partner, Good AI Capital (Moderator)

Saurabh Sharma, Partner, Jump Capital

Stephen Rylander, Head of Technology, Morningstar

Dr. Om Dadaji Deshmukh, Senior Director – Analytics Solutions & Data Sciences Innovations in the Analytics Centre of Excellence, Envestnet

Break
6:10pm-6:25pm

Pitch Competition
6:25pm-7:15pm
Three finalists will be selected to pitch before a panel of esteemed judges. The winner will receive mentorship from top experts and a coveted sit down with a VC focused on ML investments.

Jason Salavon, Associate Professor, The University of Chicago (Presenter)

Logan LaHive, Managing Director, Chicago Techstars (Host)

Michael Sachaj, Principal, Hyde Park Angels (Judge)

Charlie Connor, CEO/Co-Founder, Heretik (Judge)

Cayse Llorens, Senior Associate, Invest Detroit Ventures (Judge)

Scott Meadow, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth (Judge)

Closing Remarks
7:15pm-7:30pm

Networking & Cocktails
7:30pm-9:00pm

For inquiries, updates, or sponsorship requests: please contact Joshua Davis at jddavis@chicagobooth.edu