Overview

ai.nyc overview

AI is not enough!

Organizations today are banking on AI for their toughest business challenges. Be it big or small, every problem has become an AI problem. It is becoming more and more relevant and ubiquitous. Although AI has become an indispensable component of all solutions and problem solving, it is not a self-sufficient component.

The larger the business, the larger are their problems and that too at worldwide complexity and a scale of millions of consumers. AI comes to rescue while solving these problems and delivering higher value, but that alone is not enough. Building pipelines to drive decisions in real-time and solving these problems by making humans behave the way we want to behave have become extremely crucial elements in problem solving.

At ai.nyc, we will discuss the new recipe to solve business problems and exploit new opportunities at scale.

Speakers

Chris jasensky

Chris Jasensky

Area IT Director - North America
RB
Chris jasensky

Chris Jasensky

Area IT Director - North America,
RB

 

Chris is the North America IT director for RB’s Healthcare business. He has worked in both developing and developed markets in the Middle East, South East Asia, and the United States. Chris believes that AI will accelerate the rate of change, and he is focused on using it to help people live happier and healthier lives. He and his team are also working on improving life at RB by simplifying processes. This gives valuable time back to colleagues which they can use for new opportunities, ideas, and development.

Joe Keating

Joe Keating

Consumer Insight Director
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Mike Gualtieri - Resized

Mike Gualtieri

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals
Forrester Research
Rambabu Vallabhajosula - Priceline

Rambabu Vallabhajosula

SVP, Hotels Perfomance and Revenue Management
Priceline.com
Biju Dominic

Biju Dominic

CEO and Co-founder
Final Mile
Biju Dominic

Biju Dominic

CEO and Co-founder,
Final Mile

Role

Biju is the CEO and Co-founder of Final Mile Consulting, a Chicago and Mumbai based consulting firm focussed on Human Behaviour Change.

Experience

Final Mile pioneered the practice of Behaviour Architecture by combining learning from the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioural Economics and Design. FinalMile has used this unique approach to influencing human behaviour to reduce road accidents, increase acquisition of new customers, mitigate girl trafficking, improve conversion rates of e-commerce clients, inculcate integrity within an organisation etc.

The author of a fortnightly column on behavioral underpinnings of societal problems, Biju has been quoted in BBC, CNBC, France 24, Boston Globe, Business Week etc.

Education

PGDM - Xavier Institute of Management
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering - College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Analytics Interests

Keenly interested in unravelling the intricacies of human decision making process

David Yeo

David Yeo

Client Partner, Insurance
Fractal Analytics
David Yeo

David Yeo

Client Partner, Insurance,
Fractal Analytics

Role

Leads Fractal’s Global Insurance Consulting practice.

Experience

David has over 20 years of experience in consulting to insurance and financial services companies and has also worked at a global top 20 P&C insurer.  He has project experience across insurance distribution, underwriting, and claims.  His previous roles have included working as Head of Strategy and Transformation for QBE Insurance Group where his responsibilities included developing and executing on a multi-year business strategy and ran the annual business planning cycle.  In addition, David worked as a Principal at Booz & Company, where he worked with Fortune 100 companies on their business transformation, operations, and IT strategies.

Education

MBA, Harvard Business School
BA in Economics, Yale University

Analytics Interests

Delivering business value via data engineering, data science, and adoption of analytical output and insights

 

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Dipita Chakraborty

Client Partner
Fractal Analytics
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Dipita Chakraborty

Client Partner,
Fractal Analytics

Role

Lead Analytical Engagements with clients, driving solution design, consulting and activation.  Drive continued development and deployment of Marketing Effectiveness & Trade Promotions Effectiveness Solutions at Fractal.

Experience

  • 20+ years of experience in Marketing Effectiveness & Other Advanced Analytics. Extensive CPG experience including BMS, P&G, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz / Mondelez, Unilever, J&J, Hershey, The Coca Cola Company, ConAgra, Reckitt Benckiser, Kellogg’s
  • Global experience in Americas, EU and Asia – Modern Trade / Traditional Trade
  • Prior to Fractal, led Global Marketing Mix Practice at Nielsen (2007-2010), part of Nielsen Executive Team in India during relaunch (2011-2013) overseeing Retail, Analytics, Shopper; Global Analytics Partner for Key Accounts (2014-2016).
  • During 2002-2006, Managing Partner and co-founder of The Modeling Group (TMG), a Marketing Effectiveness consultancy, working with large global CPG clients. TMG was acquired by Nielsen in 2006.
  • Expertise Areas: Marketing Mix Analysis, Media Optimization across Linear & Digital Media, Media Effectiveness, Pricing/Promotions/Trade Effectiveness, Portfolio Planning, Global Brands Growth & Resource Allocation, CPG Innovation & Growth

Education

  • Univ of Stony Brook: Masters in Mgmt & Policy
  • Indian Institute of Technology: Bachelor’s in Technology / Engg.

Analytics Interests

Passionate about driving action from analytics

Lana Klein

Lana Klein

Growth Analytics Lead
Fractal Analytics
Lana Klein

Lana Klein

Growth Analytics Lead,
Fractal Analytics

Role

Lana leads Growth Consulting and Analytics practice at Fractal. A team of 30+ data scientists and  consulting professionals, Growth Analytics Practice provides clients with analytical tools to find and forecast future demand, understand performance and growth drivers, identify most attractive growth and innovation opportunities

Experience

A consulting executive with 20+ years of experience, Lana has joined Fractal in 2017, when analytics firm she co-founded - 4i Inc - was acquired by Fractal.

At 4i, Lana was a Managing Partner, growing the company to a team of 50+ professionals.

Working with leading global CPG firms, Lana pioneered Foresight Analytics – a forward-looking approach that uses Data Science and AI to predict future growth opportunities, identify emerging market and consumer trends, find attractive innovation areas to inform their growth strategy.

Lana also has expensive experience in Forecasting Analytics, working with clients to clients to help develop and implement state-of-the-art forecasting tool and practices.

Prior to co-founding 4i, Lana was a strategy consultant with A. T. Kearney.

Education

MBA, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
B.S. Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Minnesota

Analytics Interests

Growth and Foresight Analytics, Future trends and performance drivers, Innovation Analytics, Demand Forecasting and Planning

 

Interview with Pranay Agrawal

Pranay Agrawal

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Fractal Analytics
Interview with Pranay Agrawal

Pranay Agrawal

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Fractal Analytics

Role

Lead Fractal in powering every human decision in the enterprise through data and analytics.

Experience

Pranay has led Fractal to be one of the most respected analytics company in the world. Fractal is working with over 50 Fortune 500 companies helping them drive better business outcomes by embedding analytics in their decisions and processes. Fractal is well recognized for its client-centricity with a Net Promoter Score of over 60%.

Fractal has been featured as a leader in the Customer Analytics Service Providers Wave™ 2017 by Forrester Research, a Great Place to Work by The Economic Times in partnership with the Great Place to Work® Institute, and recognized as a ‘Cool Vendor’ and a ‘Vendor to Watch’ by Gartner.

Education

Pranay has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, a Bachelors in Accounting from Bangalore University, and is a Certified Financial Risk Manager from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Analytics Interests

He derives his passion for analytics from his belief that data and analytics are making the world a better place.

Srikanth Velamakanni

Srikanth Velamakanni

Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman
Fractal Analytics
Srikanth Velamakanni

Srikanth Velamakanni

Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman,
Fractal Analytics

Role

Srikanth Velamakanni is the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman of Fractal Analytics. He is responsible for overall growth of the Fractal businesses, including the core business of providing analytics services to Fortune 500 companies, along with Fractal’s AI based product businesses: Qure.ai, Trial Run and Cuddle.ai.

Experience

Srikanth is passionate about helping Fortune 500 companies leverage AI together with the power of behavioural sciences to make better decisions. Srikanth is a recognised thought leader in the AI space and heads NASSCOM's AI & Data Sciences Council. He has also served on Government of India appointed AI initiatives.

A former investment banker, he co-founded Fractal 19 years ago.

Education

Srikanth has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Analytics Interests

Srikanth considers himself a lifelong student of mathematics, behavioural economics, neuroscience and consumer behaviour.

Sessions

  • Keynote - AI is not enough

    Keynote – Play to win with AI

    This keynote will reveal why AI is not enough for solving problems at scale, and what is needed beyond AI to do it. Learn the new recipe for problem – solving.

    Speaker:

    Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder & Group Chief Executive, Fractal Analytics

  • How to use AI to hack tricky problems

    How AI works for you

    Learn how AI can automate mundane tasks to free our cognitive capacity and time to think the audacious.

    Speakers:

    Joe Keating, Consumer Insight Director, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

    Dipita Chakraborty, Client Partner, Fractal Analytics

  • ai.nyc session design

    Problem solving @ internet scale

    It is critical to build a strong engineering capability that can mine big data in real-time, operationalize the solution and implement it at scale. This session will focus on how to build data pipelines to enable AI and scale algorithms to power decisioning in the enterprise.

    Speakers:

    Chris Jasensky, Area IT Director and Vice President – North America, RB

    Rambabu Vallabhajosula, SVP, Hotels Perfomance and Revenue Management at Priceline.com

    David Yeo, Client Partner, Fractal Analytics

  • How to solve problems at internet scale

    When AI meets design

    A deeper understanding of human behavior – “why” people behave the way they do, is required to design solutions for non-conscious behavioral change. Learn how to design a solution with the user in mind by incorporating human behavior (this doesn’t mean just UI/UX).

    Speaker:

    Biju Dominic, CEO and Co-founder, Final Mile Consulting

  • The new recipe and its magic

    Magic of three ingredients for transformation

    This session concludes how AI, Engineering and Design together can transform your business by solving problems at scale.

    Speakers:

    Natali Mohanty, Senior Vice President, Data and Analytics, Pure Insurance

    Mike Gualtieri, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

    Lana Klein, Managing Partner, GAIT, Fractal Analytics

Interested in attending this event




Closed-door event, limited seats available.

ai.now - Looking back on 2018

Last year, we hosted our first artificial intelligence conference, ai.now, at One WTC New York.

This collaborative event inspired great insights from Fortune 500 attendees and featured speakers from companies including Mars, Visa, RB and P&G. We explored how businesses can better leverage AI and shared practical techniques to maximize the value of AI investments, technology and implementations. Martin Ford, New York Times bestselling author, spoke about how AI is outpacing humans and shared a realistic view on the future of work. The event was covered by The Wall Street Journal and also featured in an IDC report by analyst Allison Close

Past speakers

Venue

Conference Venue:

Suite 76J, One World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007