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AI & Machine Learning in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest tech topics of the summer, so we’ve invited a panel of experts to share everything we need to know about how AI and Machine Learning will affect our lives and businesses in the not-so-distant future!

Join Tech in Motion and our panel of speakers on Wednesday, June 20th to discuss the latest advancements and implications of Artificial Intelligence.

Panel discussion topics will include:
– A general understanding and intro to AI & Machine
– Learning Insights on what problems are worth solving with AI & Machine
– Learning Insights on ethics of AI in the workplace (and bias)
– Insights on the future of AI and Machine Learning And much more!

Run of Show:

• 6:30 to 7:00pm – Event begins, networking, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres

• 7:15 to 8:00pm – Panel Discussion

• 8:00 to 8:15pm – Audience Q&A

• 8:15 to 8:30 – Event Wraps Up

• After party TBA

Meet our Moderator:

Chris Butler, Director of AI at Philosophie

Chris leads the firm in human-centered AI engagements, with over 18 years of product & business development experience at companies like Microsoft, KAYAK, and Waze. He was first introduced to AI through graph theory and genetic algorithms during his CSE degree at BU. He has worked on AI-related projects at his startup Complete Seating (data science/constraint programming), Horizon Ventures (advising portfolio companies), and Philosophie (AI design, research, and prototyping). He has created techniques like Empathy Mapping for the Machine and Confusion Mapping to create cross-team alignment while building AI products.

Meet our Panelists:

Stefan Jansen, Founder & Lead Data Scientist at Applied AI

Stefan advises companies in various industries on translating business objectives into data & AI strategy, building out data science teams and developing machine learning solutions. Previously, he served as a managing partner at an international investment firm where he built predictive analytics and investment research practice. He was also a senior executive at a global FinTech company with operations in 15 markets. Stefan has worked in six languages across Asia, Africa and Latin America and holds a Masters in Economics from FU Berlin, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a CFA Charter. He also teaches data science at General Assembly.

Stefana Muller, Vice President and Developer Advocate at Opsani

Stefana builds technology that applies machine learning to automate and continuously optimize performance of cloud applications. Her team is enabling autonomous operations through AI technologies. She is a DevOps expert with almost 20 years experience delivering enterprise software to the Fortune 1000. Prior, Stefana ran global software product lines in security, cloud, agile development and testing technology. She is also the Founder of Long Island Women in Tech, which provides a community, mentorship, career development and education to career women.

Sam McKelvie, COO at Loris.ai

Where technology, social good, and business outcomes meet, you’ll find Sam, who has helped organizations like Obama for America, Planned Parenthood, and St. Jude leverage tech to improve communication and fundraising. She has developed communication and growth strategies for brands like Viacom, Tumblr, and WNYC. Sam currently serves as the COO for Loris.ai, a product dedicated to helping business succeed by bringing more empathy to every interaction. She’s an nice midwesterner, enthusiastic dog mom, and would be unemployable if spell check didn’t exist.


June 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Theater Center
210 West 50th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019 United States