AI & Wine for Technology Executives
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AI & Wine for Technology Executives

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Where: River North
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Kaylin Berg

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing technologies today. However, there are many questions surrounding the current efforts and landscape, and where the road will lead.

Join us for an exclusive roundtable event featuring some of the brightest minds in the software industry, while drinking some of the most delicious wine in the Chicago area. In partnership with Unosquare and FinTEX, we have put together a panel of brilliant executives who will be speaking on the current state of artificial intelligence in FinTech and where we are headed in the future of AI and machine learning.


Tuesday, June 12
Cocktail Reception & Panel
River North

No cost to attend (Open to ITA members and non-members)

Who Should Attend? 

The ideal attendee for this discussion are Technology Executives (director level or above) at technology companies, that are interested in learning more about AI from a cutting-edge leader in the industry. ITA reserves the right to cancel any registration if the requirements above are not met. 


Mike Barrett, CEO, Unosquare (Moderator)

Mike is the co-founder and CEO of Unosquare, a Portland, Oregon based software engineering firm that provides IT consulting and builds web and mobile applications for BFSI, Healthcare, and Software customers. Unosquare has been one of the 100 fastest growing private businesses in Oregon four years in a row and was most recently named on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the USA for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mike most enjoys traveling with his family, golf, and surfing in Mexico and Nicaragua.


Asif Ahmed, VP Product Management, Aginity, Inc. 

Asif Ahmed is responsible for driving the product strategy, development and product marketing for Aginity’s innovative Analytics Management Platform. The company’s flagship analytics solution, AMP, is in use by some of the largest and most analytically driven Fortune 500 companies to reduce the cost of building and governing enterprise analytics by as much as 90%. Asif has deep expertise in bringing enterprise software solutions to market in multiple domains including E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Analytics, and holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Randal Cox, Chief Scientist, Rippleshot

Randal is an informatics scientist first and foremost, whether that is in genetic sequencing of financial models predicting fraud. He finds nothing more fun than a really large data set just waiting to be plundered for hidden gems. Randal has a decade of experience in the credit card industry, modeling credit card and ATM fraud, ultimately culminating in the co-founding of Rippleshot, a company that produces a very early warning system for credit card data breaches like the ones recently at Sony, Schnuck's, Heartland, and Target.


Joe DeCosmo, Chief Analytics Officer, Enova

As CAO of Enova, Joe leads a multi-disciplinary analytics team that provides end-to-end data and analytic services including data warehousing, business intelligence, business analytics, fraud, credit risk and marketing. His team supports the global online financial services offered by Enova International and delivers on-demand decision-making technology and real-time predictive analytics services to clients through the Enova Decisions brand. Joe received a B.A. in economics from Lewis University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joe lives in the Chicago area with his wife and daughters.


Pooja Parthasarathy, Product Manager, Narrative Science

Pooja is a product manager at Narrative Science where she drives product strategy and development for their new enterprise product. Prior to joining Narrative Science, Pooja was at Neuberger Berman, where she led quantitative research on multi-asset class institutional portfolios. She began her career building algorithmic trading strategies at TradeLink. Pooja has a BS in Mathematics from Stella Maris College, an MA in Economics from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also serves on the board of Live It To Learn It, a Chicago based non-profit working to provide greater financial access to underserved teens. 


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