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Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG) Presents | Demystifying AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning)
July 12, 2018
Date/Time Thursday, July 12th | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location Intuit | 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Road, San Diego
Cost $20 Members; $40 Non-Members
Sponsored Members complimentary with discount code
Whether it’s how Google Maps tells you about traffic conditions at any given time or how Intuit’s TurboTax provides a personalized experience where you only see questions that matter to your tax situation, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) is used to solve everyday problems that range in complexity. AI is the broader concept of machines being able to carry out tasks in a way that we would consider “smart”. ML is a current application of AI based around the idea that we should really just be able to give machines access to data and let them learn for themselves. In short, Machine Learning achieves Artificial Intelligence.
Join us for a very special evening with San Diego’s top AI/ML technologists as they uncover and share how artificial intelligence and machine learning is used to solve unmet customer needs that deliver big business impact. The panel will also share their thoughts on the future of AI/ML, as well as their career journey and how AI/ML has led them to where they are today. After the panel session, we’ll break into a “Birds of a Feather” session, where participants will the opportunity to have deeper conversations with the panelists.
Meet Our Panelists
Madelaine Daianu, Ph.D.
Senior Manager of Data Science | Intuit
Currently, Dr, Daianu’s team focuses on accelerating the development of machine learning capabilities and AI-driven technologies for Customer Success and Strategic Care Operations. Her team specializes in scalable machine learning personalization techniques, natural language processing and understanding, and speech analytics.
Dr. Daianu received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from UCLA and she received her Bachelors in Bioengineering from University of Illinois, where she graduated cum laude.
Director of Product Management | Mitchell International
As Director of Product Management at Mitchell International, Palak leads Mitchell’s Cloud and OEM market strategy and solutions for the company’s Auto Physical Damage division. Over the past 7 years at Mitchell, Palak has grown from a Junior Product Manager working on small desktop applications supporting the repair facility market to her current role leading Mitchell APD’s flagship products. Prior to Mitchell, she worked at a small startup marketing and advertising agency in San Diego in various functions including Product Marketing, Business Development and Project Management. She graduated with an MBA and B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from San Diego State University, and has been living in San Diego for the past 18 years. In her spare time, Palak mentors students, new graduates and non-profits. She loves being outdoors with her two kids, traveling and meeting new people, learning to cook new cuisines and teaching dance.
VP of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence | Teradata
Ranjeeta has been in the technology industry for over 20 years with the last 18 years at Intel, where she was most recently Senior Director of Incubation & Segment GM of Connected Worker Portfolio & Environmental Monitoring in Internet of Things (IOT) Group at Intel. She has been a hands-on entrepreneur & has jump-started multiple businesses grounds-up at Intel. She has held multiple leadership positions spanning across strategy, business planning, product management & marketing, architecture and engineering across various platforms.
She holds a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, India, a MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She has five patents at Intel, primarily in the IPv6 space, in addition also has multiple publications.
Tech Evangelist | Intuit
Aliza focuses on initiatives that build Intuit’s tech brand and that create an awesome tech culture for engineers. A true “multipotentialite” at heart, she is an inventor with several filed patents with the United States Patent office, an Innovation Catalyst, a member of Intuit’s Patent Committee and a member of Intuit’s university recruiting team.
Outside of Intuit, she conducts pro-bono social media consultation for women owned, micro-businesses in San Diego. She is Board member at EvoNexus, co-organizer for San Diego React and React Native meetup and is part of the leadership team for San Diego Girl Develop It.
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