Immersed 2018: Business and Business Development Track

Event Timeslots (4)

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Business and Business Development Track
Artificial Intelligence for Business Leaders

Briana Brownell, CEO
Pure Strategy

Despite many potential benefits of artificial intelligence and machine learning, businesses are struggling to implement this technology within their organizations. Employees suffer from information overload, the right information doesn’t get to people who need it, and decisions are misaligned to corporate objectives. Meanwhile, companies who successfully implement AI tools quickly respond to market changes, minimize risks, and grow their customer base.

This talk will provide an overview of the top technological and organizational best practices to help you implement AI immediately. Drawing from case studies, we will outline actionable steps so your organization can hit a home run with AI, even if it’s your first project.

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Business and Business Development Track
Completing the Vision With the Pursuit of Speed
David Gull, CEO, Outer Realm

Humanity continues to push the limits of what’s possible with construction and frontier technology that was science fiction just a few decades ago. Amazing architectures, space stations and space flight, self-driving cars, hyper speed ground transport and more are all within the realm of reality. The challenge that entrepreneurs and visionaries are faced with is the difficulty in effectively showcasing the vision to customers, investors, and potential stakeholders.

In this session, David Gull, CEO of Outer Realm, will address how VR and AR are helping people bridge this gap from imagination to reality through the lens of a real world case study, “The Pursuit of Speed”.

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Business and Business Development Track
Ofer Shai, Director
Deloitte Canada

Over the past decade, Artificial Intelligence has made some huge headlines, both good and bad. Opinions vary from the very positive of how AI will help eliminate disease, poverty, and hunger, to the extreme negative of machines rising against humanity. In this talk, I’ll help clarify some misconceptions, discuss the hype vs the reality, and talk about how companies are leveraging AI to improve our lives. I will present real use cases and successes, and the future of AI in the business world.

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Business and Business Development Track
Ed Callway, Principal Member of Technical Staff
Advanced Micro Devices

Reshaping Our Future Through Graphics

When people think of graphics cards and graphics chips, they usually think of video games. However, the graphics industry is undergoing a paradigm shift and a self realization of what these technologies are truly capable of in business, entertainment, and consumer use. Mr. Callway will talk about the latest innovations and use cases found with graphics technologies and why they are important. Topics covered include real-time rendering in film, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and yes - visually stunning video games. A constant theme is the need for parallel compute engines and software, not just faster clocks.