Software for AI Optimization Summit | Kisaco Research

AI Optimization at the Software Level for Cloud and Edge AI

Download the agenda
VIRTUAL EVENT | EST Timezone
8-9 June, 2021

“Software can change AI performance by orders of magnitude.”

Wei Li, Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance, Intel

Why Attend

AI optimization and acceleration so far has mostly been driven by novel hardware innovations. However, recently there have been new products developed by the AI start-up and research communities that operate at the software level in the machine learning technology stack, which reduce training length, inference time, energy consumption and memory usage of AI and machine learning (ML) models.

Learning how to benchmark, deploy, and use these tools, as well as scrutinizing existing real-world use-cases is business-critical because these tools disrupt the AI market by: 

  • Enhancing the running of ML models on CPUs, therefore, reducing the costs of ownership of AI hardware
  • Improving the performance of standard AI accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, DSPs etc.)
  • Helping more data science and machine learning projects get into full production
  • Increasing the competitiveness of products in the crowded edge device and IoT markets

The Software for AI Optimization Summit will demonstrate how to deploy and integrate the latest novel software optimization tools into AI/ML workflows. Consequently, innovators and adopters in data science, machine learning, AI engineering and IoT solutions will uncover new techniques that enable the training and inference of AI and ML models to be faster, more cost-efficient, and still maintain high levels of performance and accuracy.

Consequently, you will be ahead of the latest innovations across the ML technology stack enabling you to make informed decisions about strategic partnerships on who to partner with to optimize AI on the cloud and at the edge.

Key Topics for 2021

  • Benchmark and understand how training and inference time, energy consumption and memory usage of AI is impacted by software for AI optimization

  • Navigate the market by networking with End-Users from the IoT, Edge & Cloud, AI Hardware Vendors, Researchers, Software Providers & Investors

  • Learn from use cases how to deploy models on resource-constrained devices and create space for additional functionality
  • Hear from practitioners in MLOps on how to get more machine learning and data science projects into production

  • Collaborate with partners in the AI ecosystem across the software and hardware stack to achieve end-to-end optimization and acceleration

The ML technology stack and the optimizations possible at each level

150+
Attendees
20+
Leading speakers
8
Industry Leading Events in the KR Tech Portfolio

The Agenda

Download the Software for AI Optimization 2021 agenda. 

 Watch highlights from the AI Hardware Summit 2019:

Download the agenda

Speakers

 

Andrew Richards

Founder & CEO
Codeplay

Andrew Richards

Founder & CEO
Codeplay

Andrew Richards

Founder & CEO
Codeplay
 

Wei Li

Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance
Intel

Wei Li is Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance at Intel Corporation, where he is responsible for AI software product development for deep learning, statistical machine learning and big data analytics, as well as hardware co-design for AI acceleration on CPU, GPU, and XPU architectures with heterogenous and distributed computing. He is passionate about product technology innovation and his team’s work has been instrumental in realizing Intel's multi-billion dollar AI revenue growth.

Wei Li

Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance
Intel

Wei Li

Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance
Intel

Wei Li is Vice President and General Manager of Machine Learning Performance at Intel Corporation, where he is responsible for AI software product development for deep learning, statistical machine learning and big data analytics, as well as hardware co-design for AI acceleration on CPU, GPU, and XPU architectures with heterogenous and distributed computing. He is passionate about product technology innovation and his team’s work has been instrumental in realizing Intel's multi-billion dollar AI revenue growth.

As a performance software technologist, he has led teams to win competitions and set performance world records in AI, data analytics and high performance computing. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University and completed an executive accelerator program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

 

Peter Grabowski

Head of Enterprise AI
Google Austin

Peter Grabowski

Head of Enterprise AI
Google Austin

Peter Grabowski

Head of Enterprise AI
Google Austin
 

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner
B Capital Group

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner
B Capital Group

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner
B Capital Group
 

Alvin Andrian

Data Scientist
Boozt

Alvin Andrian

Data Scientist
Boozt

Alvin Andrian

Data Scientist
Boozt
 

Zach Shelby

Co-Founder and CEO
Edge Impulse

Zach is an entrepreneur, angel investor and technologist in the embedded space with a passion for TinyML, embedded and Internet engineering. Zach is a former Arm VP, founder and CEO of the Micro:bit Foundation and Sensinode, active in several of his portfolio companies, and is working to bring ML to any embedded device as co-founder and CEO of Edge Impulse.

Zach Shelby

Co-Founder and CEO
Edge Impulse

Zach Shelby

Co-Founder and CEO
Edge Impulse

Zach is an entrepreneur, angel investor and technologist in the embedded space with a passion for TinyML, embedded and Internet engineering. Zach is a former Arm VP, founder and CEO of the Micro:bit Foundation and Sensinode, active in several of his portfolio companies, and is working to bring ML to any embedded device as co-founder and CEO of Edge Impulse.

Prior to this, he served in a number of roles at Arm, including VP of developers, VP of marketing, and director of technology for IoT. Zach was the co-founder and CEO of the Micro:bit Foundation and the co-founder of Sensinode, acquired by Arm in 2013, where he acted as CEO and CTO. He is an active investor and advisor for tech startups, including CubiCasa (PropTech), Augumenta (AR), Petasense (Industrial IoT) and Walkia Lighting (LED lighting). Before starting Sensinode, he led wireless Internet networking research at the Centre for Wireless Communications and at the Technical Research Center of Finland. Zach has served on the Technical Advisory Board and Board of Directors at the IPSO Alliance, has contributed to numerous IoT-related standards and was awarded the Nokia Foundation Award in 2014 for his work on the Internet of Things.

 

Calin Barburescu

Machine Learning Researcher
Everseen

Calin Barburescu

Machine Learning Researcher
Everseen

Calin Barburescu

Machine Learning Researcher
Everseen
 

Werner Bailer

Key Researcher Machine Vision Applications
Joanneum Research

Werner Bailer

Key Researcher Machine Vision Applications
Joanneum Research

Werner Bailer

Key Researcher Machine Vision Applications
Joanneum Research
 

Rangan Sreenivas

Distinguished Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rangan Sreenivas

Distinguished Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rangan Sreenivas

Distinguished Technologist
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
 

Dr. Bernd Waschneck

Head of System Innovation & Software Dresden
Infineon Technologies

Dr. Bernd Waschneck

Head of System Innovation & Software Dresden
Infineon Technologies

Dr. Bernd Waschneck

Head of System Innovation & Software Dresden
Infineon Technologies
 

David Kanter

Inference Co-Chair
MLPerf

David Kanter

Inference Co-Chair
MLPerf

David Kanter

Inference Co-Chair
MLPerf
 

Ranjeet Singh

Senior Data Scientist
Roadzen

Ranjeet Singh

Senior Data Scientist
Roadzen

Ranjeet Singh

Senior Data Scientist
Roadzen
 

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures

Yvonne Lutsch

Investment Principal
Bosch Ventures
 

Venkatesh Wadawadagi

Solution Consultant
Sahaj.ai

Venkatesh is a senior data scientist, practice leader, author and speaker. As a solution consultant at Sahaj Software Solutions, he helps businesses solve complex problems using AI-powered solutions. 

Venkatesh Wadawadagi

Solution Consultant
Sahaj.ai

Venkatesh Wadawadagi

Solution Consultant
Sahaj.ai

Venkatesh is a senior data scientist, practice leader, author and speaker. As a solution consultant at Sahaj Software Solutions, he helps businesses solve complex problems using AI-powered solutions. 

He specialises in Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, embedded-AI and business intelligence. He has extensive experience in building algorithms, leading the teams/efforts, architecting the solution and research. He has worked on a variety of solutions ranging from building brand monitoring systems, building a Deep Learning Inference Engine for an e-AI chip, implementing Adaptive Traffic Control System to research and development in the area of ATM surveillance. 

He also has experience of working across other areas like Video Codecs, embedded systems, FPGA subsystems and Linux programming & development. Earlier he has worked with the Uncanny Vision Solutions and Pathpartner Technology.

 

Simon Wiedemann

Co-Founder & CSO
ToriML

Simon Wiedemann

Co-Founder & CSO
ToriML

Simon Wiedemann

Co-Founder & CSO
ToriML
 

Peter Buckingham

Director of R&D
VMware

Peter Buckingham

Director of R&D
VMware

Peter Buckingham

Director of R&D
VMware
 

Nic Lane

Associate Professor
University of Cambridge

Nic Lane

Associate Professor
University of Cambridge

Nic Lane

Associate Professor
University of Cambridge
 

Frédéric Desbiens

Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing
Eclipse Foundation

Frédéric Desbiens

Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing
Eclipse Foundation

Frédéric Desbiens

Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing
Eclipse Foundation
 

Michael McCourt

Head of Engineering
SigOpt

Michael McCourt is the head of engineering for the SigOpt team within Intel, developing computational statistics and AI tools to power efficient model development and experimental design. His team is responsible for both the research into novel methodologies and their stable and robust implementation and deployment in our enterprise SaaS platform.

Michael McCourt

Head of Engineering
SigOpt

Michael McCourt

Head of Engineering
SigOpt

Michael McCourt is the head of engineering for the SigOpt team within Intel, developing computational statistics and AI tools to power efficient model development and experimental design. His team is responsible for both the research into novel methodologies and their stable and robust implementation and deployment in our enterprise SaaS platform. He did his undergraduate work at the Illinois Institute of Technology, graduate work at Cornell, and postdoc at CU-Denver, all in Applied Mathematics.  He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and a text on kernel methods in mathematics and statistics.

 

Dr. Chris Eliasmith

Co-Founder Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Dr. Chris Eliasmith

Co-Founder Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research

Dr. Chris Eliasmith

Co-Founder Co-CEO
Applied Brain Research
 

Benjamin Cabé

Principal Program Manager
Microsoft Azure IoT

Benjamin Cabé

Principal Program Manager
Microsoft Azure IoT

Benjamin Cabé

Principal Program Manager
Microsoft Azure IoT
 

Jianhui Li

Principal Engineer
Intel

Jianhui Li

Principal Engineer
Intel

Jianhui Li

Principal Engineer
Intel

Who will be there

30%
Software Solution Providers
20%
AI Hardware Providers
10%
Cloud Providers
10%
Academic and Research Institutions

Users

- Automotive
- Automation & Robotics
- Drones
- Retail
- Edge Device Manufacturers
- Computer Vision
- Healthcare

Software Solution Providers

AI Hardware Providers

Cloud Providers

Academic and Research Institutions

PORTFOLIO ATTENDEES

Become a Partner

Kisaco Research provides the much-needed platform on which industry executives can network, connect and learn from each other as well as meet potential industry partners.

Far from the typical ‘meet-and-greet’ exhibition experience, you – as a sponsor or exhibitor – will be positioned as a partner of the event with a focus on the benefits of your product and brand, rather than just a name on an exhibition list.

With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or email us at [email protected].

Conference Packages

Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

We accept the following cards through Stripe:

Ticket price will increase in

Preparing registration...

Interested in a media partner pass?

We have a very limited number of press passes available to attend the event. If you regularly cover the AI chip industry and want to stay at the cusp of innovation and hear the latest product and company launches, get in touch. 

Contact: Finola McMahon, Marketing Director, [email protected] 

TESTIMONIALS

testimonials.png

Resources

Contact Us

About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.

Other events you might be interested in:

AI Systems Summit Research

AI Hardware Summit 2021

Edge AI Summit 2021