Miami plays host as inaugural Altada ‘AI Possible’ summit explores new opportunities and positive business impacts of AI, with founder Allan Beechinor leading a panel of AI game-changers.
Not for nothing is Miami known as Magic City. This is a place where sparks fly, where anything seems possible. Just take a walk down Calle Ocho with its throbbing Latin beat and sizzling Cuban cuisine, or Ocean Drive with its funky pink and yellow Art Deco vibe, or the bustling magnet that is South Beach, to get a sense of the city’s endless 可能性.
迈阿密FLA很酷. It’s now one of the coolest – and simultaneously, 是美国最热门的城市之一, 世界一流的文化, 艺术, 食物, 夜生活和更多. Miami is also home to a flourishing tech boom and a soaring st艺术-up ecosystem where entrepreneurs, VCs and visionaries are creating the most exciting buzz on the east coast.
These factors all played a p艺术 in our decision to choose Miami as the venue for Altada’s ‘AI Possible’ summit last month. 如果你想玩得开心，那就去好玩的地方. 为期一天的活动, 发生在南海滩, featured some of the brightest minds in AI discussing some of the biggest issues, 挑战, 可能性.
The purpose of the summit was to une艺术h new opportunities around AI and explore how a diversity of talent is having a positive impact in sectors like finance, 和医疗. That diversity is an important characteristic of AI, with so many people bringing other skills and expertise – in cloud platforms, 软件工程, sales and operations – to complement and elevate the work of data scientists.
峰会开幕, 劳伦Mischke, Altada的解决方案创新总监, observed that what it means to be a ‘technologist’ today is changing. “Are we facilitating an understanding of what the future roles within the enterprise will look like and the skill sets that will be needed?她问. “Are we enabling people throughout their academic or technical lifetimes to better engage with these different technologies at an early age?
“What we’re seeing is a lack of understanding of what it means to be a technologist,” Lauren went on. “A day in the life of an engineering leader isn’t just managing code and platforms, it’s the careful consideration of the user experience, the application of what you are building and most of all, bringing teams together to thrive in the space of creation.”
Having set the tone, it was time to get some guest speakers on stage. 首先是Allan Beechinor, 峰会主办方Altada的联合创始人兼首席执行官, who spoke about the future state of data science and AI. It’s been a busy spring for Allan, who along with Niamh Parker , Altada’s Co-Founder and Chief Legal & People Officer was nominated for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (emerging category) in the same week the Miami summit took place.
下一位演讲者是乔什·哈里森, Rocktop P艺术ners的总经理, a Texas-based fintech company and private equity fund with more than $5 billion in assets under management. Josh gave an overview of document intelligence, an area where Altada has developed an AI platform that helps organizations like Rocktop to leverage their data into a competitive advantage.
There followed a fireside chat with Patrick Shallow of Credit Expo, a consultancy specializing in credit risk and profitability analysis, whose AI software product has been adopted by many leading Irish banks, 审计机构和监管机构. The morning session concluded with a panel discussion on the rise of ethics in AI, and a talk on investor confidence in relation to intellectual property in AI by Brian McElligott, alada的首席知识产权律师.
The afternoon session included a fascinating talk on the use of AI in healthcare, delivered by Sohini De (CEO) and Aurobinda De (CTO), co-founders of the multi-award-winning digital health provider Empeal, and an acclaimed emerging tech panel discussion titled ‘Emerging AI’s availability to transform our future’ featuring Kevin Sharpley of Kijik Multimedia, NannyML的Hakim Elakhrass, Nordcloud的Mark Woolnough, 还有莎拉·奥康奈尔, Altada的软件工程主管.
Delegates were then invited to join James Wheeler of Relational SA and Denis Canty, 阿尔塔达的首席技术官, on a ‘data hide and seek’ to discuss how AI technology can boost loan portfolio performance, before Charlie Ko of SlyceData rounded off the day with a look at AI’s role in investment research.
As delegates gathered their things and headed off to enjoy the best nightlife that South Beach has to offer – you’re welcome! – the buzz in the room was all about when the next AI Possible summit might take place. 好消息是, we’re already working on our next AI Possible Summit in Europe this Autumn, so keep an eye out – we’d love to see you there.
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