DCCWest Agenda

Join Women in Analytics for our second annual DCCWest in Portland, Oregon on May 8, 2024.

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Registration

Check-in, grab a coffee and network before sessions begin!

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8:30 am

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10:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Main Room

Lauren Burke

Data Scientist
CoverMyMeds

Raquel Kusters

Sales Manager
DTNA

10:00 am

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10:15 am

Intel’s AI Journey: 3 Essential Drivers for Success & Adoption

Main Room

Al has demonstrated value proposition with profound impact on human lives. It has enabled us to reimagine the way organizations work and find unique opportunities to drive efficiencies. These possibilities often lead to inflated expectations about AI and the outcomes for individual organizations. According to Gartner, AI success rate is less than 20%. What is crucial for organizations to understand as they undertake AI journey is that it requires a systematic and detailed framework to ensure success. In this talk, Pradnya Patil will share her team’s AI journey at Intel and 3 essential drivers for long term AI success and adoption.

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10:15 am

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11:00 am

Break

Grab a cup of coffee or join us for the Analytics Showcase!

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11:00 am

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11:15 am

Human Centered AI: Ways to Build Trust in AI Solutions

Main Room

In recent years there have been significant advancements in artificial intelligence technologies with great potential to improve the quality of our lives. Various industries have seized the opportunity to leverage the power of Data analytics, machine learning, and AI in their work. However, with the advancement in AI capabilities, to earn public trust, the organizations need to ensure their AI is robust, effective, reliable, and used ethically. Additionally, AI systems should be responsible, fair, and have governance and accountability embedded in its processes. Unfortunately, we have seen many examples of AI failures, especially with regards to their negative impacts on different groups and communities. This highlights the need to build these systems with human-centric design in mind. In this talk I discuss how to think about human-centered AI and ways to build trust in AI solutions through people, process, and technology framework.

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11:15 am

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12:00 pm

Lunch

Join us for a complimentary lunch in the Analytics Showcase space!

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12:00 pm

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1:00 pm

Welcome Back

Lauren Burke

Data Scientist
CoverMyMeds

1:00 pm

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1:05 pm

Humans and AI: Redistributing Intelligence for Business Value

Main Room

Artificial intelligence is often thought of in terms of automating or sometimes augmenting humans. But a closer investigation of successful AI applications points towards a different explanation of business value: redistributing intelligence within organizations. Based on an analysis of human cognitive abilities and their replicability by AI, I present four patterns of redistributing intelligence that can guide organizations towards a world of coexistence.

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1:05 pm

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1:50 pm

Break

Grab a cup of coffee or join us for the Analytics Showcase!

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1:50 pm

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2:05 pm

AI & Automation: Fast Track to Innovation

Breakout Room

While consumer applications of AI tend to attract the most attention, there is tremendous opportunity for business as AI continues to mature. Combining the automation potential of AI with human ingenuity is becoming a huge driver of value creation for business. Join Jessica Hawk, Corporate Vice President of Data & AI Product Marketing at Microsoft, as she describes how a human-centric approach to innovation is bringing productivity savings, business model innovation and delightful new customer experiences to life for organizations and their customers.

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2:05 pm

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2:50 pm

Break

Grab a cup of coffee or join us for the Analytics Showcase!

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2:50 pm

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3:05 pm

humAn Intelligence - A World of Coexistence

Main Room

AI’s co-existence is a reality in our everyday lives. Each industry and organization has adopted AI at different paces. We know that the technology can provide unwavering benefits when used responsibly, but the people must trust, adopt and adapt to this technology revolution. Our panel discussion will dive into what it will take for organizations to fully embrace AI and what it means to live and work in a world of coexistence.

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3:05 pm

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4:05 pm

Closing Remarks

Main Room

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4:05 pm

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4:10 pm

Social Hour

Join us in the lobby for a Social Hour to conclude the day -- sponsored by Slalom!

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4:10 pm

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6:00 pm