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A Free Virtual Interactive Series on Today’s Real-World Applications of Artificial Intelligence

The Role of AI in the Fight Against COVID-19_

June 9th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

This virtual interactive session, presented by SparkCognition, will explore how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other emerging technologies play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. This online experience tackles global real-world problems and how leadership teams can leverage AI to drive their businesses forward during uncertain times.

What to Expect:

  • Learn how AI and other emerging technologies are shaping current and future health crises
  • In-depth talks on how to leverage AI to automate workflows, cut costs, boost productivity, and lead your business through uncertain times
  • Interactive demos showcasing SparkCognition and SkyGrid technologies in the fight against COVID-19
  • Virtual interactive experience
  • Live Q&A with our speakers

If you have any questions about this session please contact us at timemachine@sparkcognition.com.

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How are AI and emerging technology working to solve the COVID-19 pandemic? Hear from Dr. Lauren Meyers on how computational methods are providing rapid analyses to support real-time decision-making during emergency situations and guiding planning for future pandemics.

Speaker: Dr. Lauren Meyers, Computational Epidemiologist and Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Discover how AI and drone technology can power an aerial response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and abroad. The panel hosted by Michelle Saab, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at SparkCognition, will explore real-world applications to fight COVID-19 and future pandemics with more advanced methods of detection, containment, and treatment.

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Porter, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin; Chief Science Officer, SparkCognition

Speaker: Zehra Akbar, Senior Director, Strategy & Operations, SkyGrid

Gain insight from Amir Husain, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at SparkCognition, on how SparkCognition is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how AI applications can be used to help fight future health crises.

Speaker: Amir Husain, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SparkCognition

How can companies use the current disruption to differentiate and get ahead? What will determine if economies, companies, and people can rebuild and innovate? Hear from John Chambers, former Chairman and CEO of Cisco, on lessons learned in managing market transitions and creating a roadmap for success.

Speaker: John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco; CEO, JC2 Ventures

Moderator: Michelle Saab, VP of Marketing Communications, SparkCognition

Led by the Chief Generation Officer of Eletrobras, a major Brazilian electric energy generation company, learn how AI can be used to guarantee the resilience of installations and the reliability of power generation operations.

Speaker: Dr. Pedro Jatobá, Chief Generation Officer, Eletrobras

We will close the morning with an engaging discussion with Lord John Browne of Madingley, exploring the role and value of AI in transforming businesses today and what to expect for the future, based on his own experiences as a top business strategist and former CEO of BP.

Speaker: Lord John Browne of Madingley, Former CEO of BP, SparkCognition Board Member

Moderator: Amir Husain, Founder & CEO, SparkCognition

>AI Sessions Speakers_

| Zehra Akbar

Senior Director, Strategy & Operations | SkyGrid

| Zehra Akbar

As Senior Director, Strategy & Operations at SkyGrid, Zehra leads business development activities and customer-focused strategic direction of the product. She specializes in digital transformations, organizational redesign, and strategy development.

| Lord John Browne of Madingley

Former CEO of BP, SparkCognition Board Member

| Lord John Browne of Madingley

Lord Browne's career began at BP as a university apprentice in 1966. He subsequently held top leadership positions at the company, including Group Chief Executive for 12 years. He is Executive Chairman of L1 Energy and co-Chairman of Wintershall Dea.

| John Chambers

Chairman Emeritus | Cisco

| John Chambers

John Chambers is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, where he focuses on helping disruptive startups from around the world build and scale. He served as CEO, Chairman, and Executive Chairman at Cisco for 25+ years.

| Amir Husain

Founder and CEO | SparkCognition

| Amir Husain

Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, technologist, and author. He has been named Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, an Onalytica Top 100 AI Influencer, and received the Austin Under 40 Technology and Science Award, among others.

| Dr. Pedro Jatobá

Chief Generation Officer | Eletrobras

| Dr. Pedro Jatobá

Dr. Jatobá is Chief Generation Officer of Eletrobras and leads the main and largest electric power projects in Brazil. He inspires and leads a multidisciplinary team in the area of generation and commercialization of electric power.

| Dr. Lauren Meyers

Computational Epidemiologist | The University of Texas at Austin

| Dr. Lauren Meyers

Dr. Meyers is a professor of Integrative Biology and Statistics & Data Sciences at UT Austin. She trained as a mathematical biologist at Harvard and Stanford and is a pioneer in network epidemiology and applying ML to improve outbreak detection.

| Dr. Bruce Porter

Chief Science Officer | SparkCognition

| Dr. Bruce Porter

A two-time Chair of the UT Computer Science Department, Dr. Porter serves as SparkCognition’s Chief Science Officer, where he leads many R&D initiatives. As University Professor, his research focused on machine reading and other AI capabilities.

Emceed by Michelle Saab, Vice President of Marketing Communications, SparkCognition

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