Meet the minds who push the boundaries of what's possible in the realm of vision AI. Our speakers from around the globe represent a wide spectrum of expertise, from industry leaders to innovative researchers.
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Founder & CEO
Glenn founded Ultralytics to lead the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) antineutrino analysis efforts, culminating in the miniTimeCube experiment and the world's first ever Global Antineutrino Map published in Nature. A deeper realization of the profound particle physics mysteries that evade us led him to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) as the best solution for mankind to exceed the limits of our own minds and one day truly understand the universe and our place in it. Today he's driven to build the world's best vision AI as a building block to a future AGI, with Ultralytics YOLO and Ultralytics HUB as the spearheads of this obsession.
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PANEL: Making Open-Source AI Easy
Adrian graduated from the Gdansk University of Technology in the field of Computer Science 8 years ago. After that, he started his career in computer vision and deep learning. As a team leader of data scientists and Android developers for the previous two years, Adrian was responsible for an application to take a professional photo (for an ID card or passport) without leaving home. He is a co-author of the LandCover.ai dataset, creator of the OpenCV Image Viewer Plugin, and a Deep Learning lecturer occasionally. His current role is to educate people about OpenVINO Toolkit. In his free time, he’s a traveler. You can also talk with him about finance, especially investments.
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Edge AI Partnership & Marketing
Elaine is the Edge AI marketing and partnership manager at Seeed, an IoT hardware company since 2008 and an Elite Partner of NVIDIA Embedded. At Seeed, by aligning with developers, ecosystem and Seeed's hardware expertise, she believes and strives on the path of the most reliable hardware platform, empowering everyone to achieve their digital transformation goals as well as co-creating next-gen AI product. She tweets from @iamelainewu.
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Chief Architect & Co-Founder
Shashi Chilappagari is the Co-Founder and Chief Architect at DeGirum Corp., a fabless semiconductor company building complete AI solutions for the edge. Prior to DeGirum, he was the Director of SSD Architecture at Marvell Semiconductor Inc. Shashi has B. Tech and M. Tech degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Deploying Quantized YOLOv8 Models on Edge Devices
Developer Advocacy Engineer
Merve Noyan is an engineer in developer advocacy at Hugging Face, working on open-source machine learning. She's also graduate machine learning researcher and GDE in Machine Learning.
Open-Source Vision With Transformers
Edge Deep Learning Product Manager
Amir is the Edge Deep Learning Product Manager at Sony. With over 15 years in the technological space, developer tools and vast experience in the AI ecosystem at both Deci, Superwise and AnyVision, Amir specializes in leading product and R&D teams to deliver bleeding-edge technology products for developers, from computer vision applications, through neural network acceleration, all the way to reshaping deep learning deployment on edge devices.
Bridging the Gap Between AI Research to Real-Time Edge
Head of Product
A coder since he was gifted his first computer at 13, Kalen enjoys solving challenges in the most efficient way possible. Programming and sourcing solutions is something that really drives him, and there is nothing more exciting than the rush he receives when his code compiles bug-free. The more languages he learns the more he craves, and he is just waiting for the day we can download skills like in the Matrix.
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Erica Brescia joined Redpoint Ventures as a managing director in 2022, where she focuses on
investments in infrastructure, AI, developer tools and security. She currently serves on the
boards of Dagger, Railway, Xata and Poolside and has led other unannounced infrastructure
investments. Prior to Redpoint, Erica was the COO of GitHub. Prior to GitHub, Erica was the co-
founder and COO of Bitnami, an open source application packaging and deployment company,
which was acquired by VMware. She was also co-founder and CEO of BitRock, which
developed software packaging technology. Erica has been a leader in the open source
community for over 15 years and has served on the board of the Linux Foundation since 2016.
Prior to joining Redpoint, Erica was an angel investor and advisor to companies such as Netlify,
Coda, Whimsical, Xata and Byteboard. She lives in Walnut Creek, CA with her husband, son
and their hilarious lab-chihuahua mix.
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Dr. Ramit Debnath
Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science & Design, at Cambridge University, Director for the Collective Intelligence & Design Group (Cambridge University) and the first Cambridge Zero fellow, co-leading a global research effort to improve public understanding of climate change by collaborating with leading academic institutions such as Caltech, Harvard University, Boston University, MCC-Berlin, leading public policy organisations such as United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), International Energy Agency (IEA), and other pioneers in the climate and sustainability space.
Visiting Faculty Associate, Caltech. Previously worked at Stanford University, IEA and IIT Bombay. Gates Scholar.
Human and Machine Intelligence for Planetary Climate Action
Acted as Twitter’s first Head of Sustainability, launched the first company-wide climate action strategy, co-produced the inaugural climate change mis/disinformation policy and partnered with leading climate action organisations including United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), COP27, FridaysForFuture, WeDontHaveTime, leading academic institutions including Cambridge University and other pioneers in the climate action space.
Worked at Twitter for 8 years. Previously held roles at Meta and KPMG.
Advisory Board Member to WeDontHaveTime. Honorary Fellow of Sigma Squared.
Human and Machine Intelligence for Planetary Climate Action
Co-Founder & CEO
Yonatan Geifman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Deci, the deep learning development platform. Before co-founding Deci, Yonatan was a member of Google AI’s MorphNet team. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. His research focused on making Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) more applicable for mission-critical tasks. It has been published and presented at leading global conferences including the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) and International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).
PANEL: Making Open-Source Vision AI Easy
Lakshantha is Senior Application Engineer for Edge AI at Seeed Studio. He actively stays updated with the latest AI trends and delivers embedded AI applications to the developer community in the means of step-by-step wiki tutorials for NVIDIA Jetson. Also, he delivers technical workshops and takes part in resolving technical issues faced by the community.
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Co-Founder & CEO
Joseph is co-founder/CEO at Roboflow, a company that makes computer vision developer tools (used by over 100k devs) that has raised over 22M from Y Combinator, Craft Ventures, Lachy Groom, the founders of OpenAI, and others. He previously cofounded/sold an NLP startup (Represently), taught at General Assembly, and worked at a few other technology companies. He tweets from @josephofiowa.
Building with Open Source and YOLOv8
Founder & CEO
At the age of 18, Davit Buniatyan first gained recognition when TechCrunch featured him. After completing a Computer Science degree at University College London (UCL), he began pursuing a Ph.D. at Princeton University at age 20. While at Princeton, Davit concentrated on research at the prestigious Princeton Neuroscience Lab under the guidance of Professor Sebastian Seung.
Davit has been honored with the Gordon Wu Fellowship and the AWS Machine Learning Research Award. His groundbreaking research involved mapping the connectome of the mouse brain. As he grappled with challenges in analyzing extensive, multi-modal datasets at the Neuroscience Lab, Davit discovered a number of pressing challenges in Machine Learning. That is how Davit transitioned into the role of founding CEO for Activeloop. Backed by Y-Combinator and other prominent Silicon Valley funds and angels, Activeloop is building Deep Lake, a Vector Database designed to accommodate all AI data.
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ML Engineer at Weights & Biases and Google Developer Expert in JAX. I also work on open-source computer vision projects with research interests in the domains of generative computing, image restoration, and computer graphics. I contribute to the open source actively, primarily through the implementation of research papers, end-to-end ML examples, and MLOps integrations for open-source repositories like Ultralytics, Diffusers, Keras, etc.
Supercharging Ultralytics with Weights & Biases
Bo Zhang is an algorithm strategist in Meituan Vision. He received his Master's degree in Informatics at the University of Trento, Italy in 2013. His previous efforts have been put into Automated Machine Learning and Computer Vision. He has collaborated rigorously on the YOLOv6 project.
PANEL: Making Open-Source Vision AI Easy
Machine Learning Advocate
Yono is very interested in all things related to software development and machine learning. He's a Machine Learning Advocate at DagsHub and has previously worked on everything from iOS apps to backend development to high-speed microprocessor circuit design. Yono loves learning new things and sharing knowledge through writing and giving talks. His favorite emoticon is ಠ_ಠ
Building an Active Learning Pipeline, the Easy Way
Dr. Bram Verhoef
Head of Machine Learning
Bram Verhoef has a background in Statistics, Psychology and Neuroscience. After receiving his PhD in 2010 from KU Leuven, he conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard University and The University of Chicago, focusing on the Computational Neuroscience underlying attention mechanisms.
In 2017, he returned to Belgium to work at Imec as a Principal Member of Technical Staff, leading the algorithm development related to a novel analog compute-in-memory Deep Learning chip. In 2021, he Co-Founded Axelera AI and is currently Head of Machine Learning, leading the algorithm optimization efforts for Axelera AI’s state-of-the-art Deep Learning Accelerator.
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José Benítez Genes
Founder and Director of AI
As the Founder and Director of AI at Intuitivo, I lead a world-class team specializing in computer vision. With a focus on multi-task learning and meta-learning algorithms, we are pioneering innovative solutions that redefine the boundaries of what computer vision models can achieve. I was honored to be recognized as an MIT Innovator Under 35 in 2022, which underscores my commitment to pushing the envelope in AI research and applications. Additionally, I am an active member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Computer Vision Foundation, organizations that further enrich my expertise and network in the fast-evolving field of AI.
Accelerating Retail Transformation with the Power of Foundation Models
Technical Advisor and Lecturer
Former IBM executive working in IT for more than 20 years. Currently working as a Technical advisor and lecturer. After many years in IT, I know how technology can be applied to change and improve the business. I am passionate about new ways to teach and learn, and I have deep knowledge of Cloud, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Exponential Technologies, while I continue learning every day.As an Engineer, I love technology and changing the world. I have great abilities to make complex things simple, problem-solving & teamwork. Apart from technology, one of my other passions is people. Leading people was really rewarding and during my 15 years as a leader, I always tried to lead by example. People followed me, which in the end is the main objective of a leader. In all my career the 3 things that helped me the most were people, perseverance, and passion.
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