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We're headed back home to host our first H2O AI World San Francisco!

Join the greatest minds in AI and data science for this 2-day interactive event packed with deep-dive technical sessions, talks on real-world business use cases and a hands-on training. You'll discover the strategies and insights you need to optimize and transform your business and prepare for the wave of AI.

H2O AI World San Francisco is a must-attend event whether you're a newbie getting your toes wet, or an H2O power user. You'll get to network with industry trailblazers and peers that are shaping the future of AI and machine learning.

KeynoteSpeakers

SriSatish Ambati
SriSatish Ambati

Bio: SriSatish Ambati is the CEO and Co-Founder of H2O.ai – makers of H2O, the leading open source machine learning platform and Driverless AI, which speeds up data science workflows by automating feature engineering, model tuning, ensembling and model deployment.

Sri is known for envisioning killer apps in fast evolving spaces and assembling stellar teams towards productizing that vision. A regular speaker in the Big Data, NoSQL and Java circuit, Sri leaves a trail @srisatish.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/srisatishambati/

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SessionSpeakers

Erin Ledell
Erin Ledell Chief Machine Learning Scientist, H2O.ai
Erin Ledell

Bio: .Erin is the Chief Machine Learning Scientist at H2O.ai. Erin has a Ph.D. in Biostatistics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on automatic machine learning, ensemble machine learning and statistical computing. She also holds a B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics.

Before joining H2O.ai, she was the Principal Data Scientist at Wise.io (acquired by GE Digital in 2016) and Marvin Mobile Security (acquired by Veracode in 2012), and the founder of DataScientific, Inc.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-ledell/

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Arno Candel
Arno Candel CTO, H2O.ai
Arno Candel

Bio: Arno Candel is the Chief Technology Officer at H2O.ai. He is the main committer of H2O-3 and Driverless AI and has been designing and implementing high-performance machine-learning algorithms since 2012. Previously, he spent a decade in supercomputing at ETH and SLAC and collaborated with CERN on next-generation particle accelerators.

Arno holds a PhD and Masters summa cum laude in Physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was named “2014 Big Data All-Star” by Fortune Magazine and featured by ETH GLOBE in 2015. Follow him on Twitter: @ArnoCandel.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candel/

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Marios Michalidis
Marios Michalidis Kaggle Grandmaster, Competitive Data Scientist, H2O.ai
Marios Michalidis

Bio: Marios Michailidis is a Competitive Data Scientist at H2O.ai. He holds a Bsc in accounting Finance from the University of Macedonia in Greece, an Msc in Risk Management from the University of Southampton and a PhD in machine learning at from UCL . He has worked in both marketing and credit sectors in the UK Market and has led many analytics’ projects with various themes including: acquisition, retention, recommenders, fraud detection, portfolio optimization and more. He is the creator of KazAnova, a freeware GUI for credit scoring and data mining 100% made in Java as well as is the creator of StackNet Meta-Modelling Framework. In his spare time he loves competing on data science challenges and was ranked 1st out of 500,000 members in the popular Kaggle.com data competition platform. He currently ranks 3rd.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariosmichailidis/

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Branden Mmurray
Branden Murray Kaggle Grandmaster, Customer Data Scientist, H2O.ai
Branden Murray

Bio: Kaggle Grandmaster Branden is a customer data scientist at H2O.ai and holds a B.S. in Finance from the San Diego State University. Among his favorite hobbies is participating in predictive analytics competitions primarily on Kaggle.com. Currently, he is ranked 58th among Grandmasters globally and has stood in the top 10% 8 times among all the competitions he participated on Kaggle. Branden is on the team of data scientists from H2O.ai behind PwC’s Audit Innovation of the Year title. They have collectively developed PwC’s Audit.ai - a revolutionary bot that does what humans can’t. Its AI analyses billions of different data points in seconds and applies judgement to detect anomalies in general ledger transactions.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmurr26/

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Sudalai Rajkumar
Sudalai Rajkumar Kaggle Grandmaster, Data Scientist, H2O.ai
Sudalai Rajkumar

Bio: Sudalai Rajkumar (aka SRK) is a Senior Data Scientist at H2O.ai Inc, building Driverless AI, an automated machine learning platform. Prior to this, he was with Freshworks, Tiger Analytics and Global Analytics. He has more than 8 years of experience in the DS / ML field and solved a lot of interesting data science problems for various customers across the globe. Apart from his day job, he takes part in various data science competitions to enhance his knowledge and has won several of them. He is a Kaggle Grandmaster in Competitions & Kernels section. He is ranked #1 on Analytics Vidhya platform as well.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudalairajkumar/

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Mathias Mueller
Mathias Mueller Kaggle Grandmaster, Data Scientist, H2O.ai
Mathias Mueller

Bio: A Kaggle Grandmaster and a Data Scientist at H2O.ai, Mathias Müller holds an AI and ML focused diploma (eq. M.Sc.) in computer science from Humboldt University in Berlin. During his studies, he keenly worked on computer vision in the context of bio-inspired visual navigation of autonomous flying quadrocopters. Prior to H2O.ai, he as a machine learning engineer for FSD Fahrzeugsystemdaten GmbH in the automotive sector. His stint with Kaggle was a chance encounter as he stumbled upon the data competition platform while looking for a more ML-focused platform as compared to TopCoder. This is where he entered his first predictive modeling competition and climbed up the ladder to be a Grandmaster. He is an active contributor to XGBoost and is working on Driverless AI with H2O.ai.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muellermat/

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Dmitry Larko
Dmitry Larko Kaggle Grandmaster, Senior Data Scientist, H2O.ai
Dmitry Larko

Bio: Senior Data Scientist at H2O.ai, Dmitry Larko also is a former #25 Kaggle Grandmaster and loves to use his machine learning and data science skills in Kaggle Competitions and predictive analytics software development. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology. Post his masters in computer information systems from Krasnoyarsk State Technical University (KSTU), he started his career in data warehousing and business intelligence and gradually moved to big data and data science. He holds a lot of experience in predictive analytics in a wide array of domains and tasks. Prior to H2O.ai, Dmitry held the position of SAP BW Developer at Chevron, Data Scientist at EPAM, and that of Lead Software Engineer with the Russian Federation.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dlarko/

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Jakub Hava
Jakub Hava Senior Software Engineer, H2O.ai
Jakub Hava

Bio: Jakub (or “Kuba” as we call him) completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Software Systems at Charles University in Prague. As a bachelor’s thesis, Kuba wrote a small platform for distributed computing of any types of tasks. During his master’s degree studies, he developed a cluster monitoring tool for JVM based languages which makes debugging and reasoning the performance of distributed systems easier using a concept called distributed stack traces. Kuba enjoys dealing with problems and learning new programming languages. At H2O.ai, Kuba works on Sparkling Water.

Aside from programming, Kuba enjoys exploring new cultures and bouldering. He’s also a big fan of tea preparation and the associated ceremony.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/havaj/

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Tess Posner
Tess Gilman Posner CEO, AI4ALL
Tess Gilman Posner

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessposner/

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Agenda

February 4th, 2019
8:00am

Coffee & Registration

8:00am - 9:00am
9:00am

Get Behind the Wheel with H2O Driverless AI Hands-On Training Part 1

9:00am - 10:30am
10:30am

Break

10:30am - 10:45am
10:45am

Get Behind the Wheel with H2O Driverless AI Hands-On Training Part 2

10:45am - 12:00pm
12:00pm

Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm

Deep dive into H2O-3 and Sparkling Water

1:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm

End

3:00pm
February 5th, 2019
8:00am

Coffee & Registration

8:00am - 9:00am
9:00am

Keynotes

9:00am - 10:00am
10:00am

Break

10:00am - 10:15am

Business Track

Technical Track

H2O Track

10:15am
10:15am - 12:00pm
12:00pm

Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm

Sessions

1:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm

Break

3:00pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm

Women and Inclusion in Data Science Panel

3:15pm - 4:00pm
3:15pm

H2O Driverless AI Panel

3:15pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm

Meet the Kaggle Grandmasters Panel

4:00pm - 4:45pm
4:45pm

Closing Remarks

4:45pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm

Reception

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Training

Training

This will be a hands-on training of our groundbreaking products, H2O Driverless AI, H2O-3 and Sparkling Water. Join your fellow data scientists, developers and engineers in this technical deep-dive of H2O.

Don't forget to bring your laptop and power cord!

Want to get a head start and get behind the wheel of H2O Driverless AI? Request a free trial here.

Hilton

Venue

Hilton San Francisco Union Square is in the heart of San Francisco, walking distance from Westfield San Francisco Centre and Union Square. This hotel is close to Lombard Street and Pier 39.

FAQ

Who attends this event?

Designed for data scientists, data engineers and business leaders, H2O AI World London offers something for everyone no matter your skill set or background.

I’d like to speak at H2O AI World San Francisco, do you accept speakers?

While we don’t have an official call for papers, we are open to abstract submissions.

Please send your abstract title, abstract and bio to events@h2o.ai.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please ensure you have a government-issued ID to enter the event. We will have a reception on Day 2 which will require those only 21 years old and above to attend as alcohol will be served.

What are my transportation and parking options for getting to and from the event?

From SFO Airport, take Highway 101 north and exit at 7th street. Turn right on Folsom Street, then left on 5th street. Cross Market Street and turn left on Ellis Street to Mason Street. Our garage entrance is on Ellis Street between Mason and Taylor Streets.

The hotel location is within walking distance to transportation hubs, cable cars, shopping and popular city attractions including Union Square and Moscone Convention Center. A few other location highlights:

•One block from Powell Street Station for BART and MUNI transit lines
•Only 13 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 13 miles from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK)
•Walking distance to the Cable Cars

Please follow the H2O AI World San Francisco signage inside the hotel which will guide you to our registration area.

What must I bring to the event?

Please bring your laptop and charger. We'll have power stations throughout the venue.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, please bring your government issued ID - that's how we'll verify your ticket.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

We understand things change. So, if you have to transfer your ticket to a friend or colleague, we can do that for you. No change-fee. No hassle. No sweat. You can contact us at events@h2o.ai.

Still haven't found what you are looking for?

Contact us at events@h2o.ai with any questions related to the event. Please share your ideas about topics or speakers that make you excited.

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