Thought Leadership Series
Through a series of dynamic, highly interactive, innovative events, Composable Analytics & Microsoft are guiding critical thinking about technological possibilities for digital transformation. The events focus on examining the impact of transformational technologies on organizations and society so that business executives can have a broad context for developing technology strategy.
- New York City (May 2017) – Financial Services
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- Boston (June 2017) – Marketing / Advertising
- Washington, DC (Nov. 2017) – Public Sector
- San Francisco (Dec. 2017) – Tech
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- New York City (Feb. 2018) – Financial Services
- Honolulu (March 2018) – Defense
- Washington, DC (June 2018) – Public Sector
Digital Transformation: Workforce Automation & The Future of Work
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Harry’s Cafe & Steak, 1 Hanover Square, New York City
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According to a 2017 report from PwC, 61% of jobs in the U.S. financial services sector are at a high risk of being replaced by robots. The same is true for only 32% of finance jobs in the U.K. The risks appear highest in sectors such as transportation and storage (56%), manufacturing (46%) and wholesale and retail (44%), but lower in sectors like health and social work (17%).
Advances in Artificial Intelligence has created opportunities and challenges for both industry and society. What will be the impact on companies, jobs, training, income, education, safety, and society from trained, always-learning, automation systems? How will humans interact with deep learning systems and cognitive platforms? What governing principles of AI are needed to guide autonomous decision making in the fields of healthcare, finance, manufacturing, utilities, government, etc.? How can we ensure ethical design principals are embedded in AI software and systems? What are the privacy concerns, policy needs, and security implications for the next wave of advancements in AI? How are organizations beginning to embrace AI?
Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges with AI & Cognitive Services
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 217 Stuart St, Boston
This is the second event in a series organized by Microsoft, New America and VICE Media for business professionals, providing a forum to explore perspectives on profound changes and opportunities being created through technology transformation. How companies embrace AI-driven software and services will have direct impact on jobs, innovative products, security, government policy, social stability, global economies and more. The future success of the enterprise requires business, IT, and industry thought leaders to truly join forces.
Digital Transformation in Government: Addressing Challenges & Opportunities in the US Government
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 950 I Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20001
The increasing sophistication of technology – robotics, artificial intelligence, networks of low-cost sensors, energy storage, quantum computing, and advanced algorithms – driving autonomous decision-making platforms, increasingly challenge governments to fully understand and define problems in a timely manner, assess, determine gaps, and deliver relevant and timely solutions.
This special event brings together thought leaders from industry, policy, and technology to discuss the future frontiers of technology innovation and explore how industry and government could partner further for success, and specifically, explore challenges and opportunities digital transformation is presenting to US Government, DOD, Civilian, and National Security entities.
Digital Transformation in Government: Understanding Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cognitive Platforms
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Unbounded information and limitless connections between organizations, people and devices, further powered by deep learning and cognitive systems, are providing infinite opportunities, as well as challenges, across government, industry and society while fundamentally transforming the way the public sector operates.
This event, part of a series of moderated discussions, will help define a framework for understanding digital transformation, and the impact of AI, in the public sector. Invited experts will address a variety of topics including: cybersecurity, AI and Machine Learning, and the innovation taking place in these emerging areas. We expect highly dynamic discussions, designed to uncover the crucial issues as enterprises and government embark on the transformation into the new world of cloud and mobile.
Digital Transformation: AI & Machine Learning as a Service
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at The Harmonie Club, 4 E 60th St., New York, New York 10003
Cloud computing has become an indispensable part of business, placing increasing demand for network bandwidth, across reliable, low latency, secure networks capable of providing workloads from artificial intelligence & machine learning to high performance computing for image processing, gaming, simulation, and services to the “edge”. Microsoft is at the forefront of advancing capabilities in our datacenters, differentiating cloud powered services across the globe, together with an ecosystem of valued partners.
This discussion will focus on trends and innovation in cloud services and advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive services. Thought leaders in AI and ML from Microsoft Research, Microsoft Ventures, Composable Analytics, Zayo, and attendees from government and commercial industry will be present for this lively “dinner table” discussion. Microsoft Senior Program Manager Ivan Judson will moderate this informal discussion, exploring challenges and opportunities digital transformation is presenting to both Public Sector and Commercial business sectors.
Digital Transformation: The RISE of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming practically every human activity in every industry. The way we make things; the way we use the resources of our planet; the way we communicate and interact with each other as humans; the way we learn, work, create; all are being disrupted with autonomous technologies. Its scope, speed and reach are unprecedented. The evening’s discussion will highlight trends in AI & ML, applications for defense & national security, and provide a forum for questions and thoughts on these important topics of innovation.