Accelerate AI • Boston


April 30th – May 3rd • Boston Hynes Convention Center

Topics You'll Learn

Applying Artificial Intelligence Across the Enterprise

Forming and Managing Effective AI Teams

Understanding Deep Learning and Machine Learning for Business

Understanding AI Ethics, Governance, and Bias in Models

Artificial Intelligence for Good

Explainable AI and Transparency in AI Workflows and Models

Artificial Intelligence Governance, Compliance, and Regulation

Leveraging AI for Online Marketing, Sales, and Advertising

Cybersecurity and Threat Detection with AI and Machine Learning

And many more topics over 4 days. 

Become an AI Expert

Learning Pathways

Day 1 and 2

HEAR and LEARN from AI Experts on how to apply AI in your business and career

Day 2 and 3

At our solution showcase Expo, EXPERIENCE first-hand the platforms and tools that make AI work in the real world

Day 3 and 4

At our ODSC workshops and talks,  LEARN THE BASICS to work with AI experts and data scientists in a language they understand 

  • Learn from leading AI experts real world methods for applying AI 

  • Experience and understand first hand at our solution showcase the platforms delivering AI

  • Attend our kickstart talks and hands-on workshops to learn the basics of deep learning, machine learning and other key topics 

  • Learn the language of AI and meet and network with the  experts in person to help you advance in the field of AI

  • Return to your workplace with the knowledge and understanding to accelerate your business and career with AI

Ready to Become an AI Expert?
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 Industries Covered

Most major industries will be covered across all 4 days

Financial Services including retail banking, institutional investing, and insurance

AI in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Autonomous machines in the automotive, transportation, and logistic industries

Marketing, Media, and Entertainment industries

Online retail and AI as a service

Energy and Manufacturing

Quant finance, Wealth Managment, and Trading


Biotech and Pharmacy

GDPR, Governance, and Privacy

Business Sessions
Showcase Partners
AI Experts
Business Delegates
ODSC Sessions to Chose from

Accelerate AI East 2019 Keynotes

Usama Fayyad, PhD
Professor Co-Founder & CTO at OODA Health, Co-Founder at KDD Conference, Former Chief Data Officer at Barclays Bank

Babak Hodjat, PhD

Siri Co-Inventor, VP Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, Founder at Sentient Technologies



John C. Havens
Executive Director at The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of AI Systems, Member at World Economic Forum

Regina Barzilay, PhD
Delta Electronics Professor at MIT CSAIL, Faculty Co-lead at J-Clinic, MacArthur, ACL and AAAI Fellow

Accelerate AI East 2019 Speakers

Hear from top expert speakers and prepare your company for the next wave of innovation and growth. 

Here are some of our 2019 speakers.

Kerstin Frailey
Kerstin Frailey

Senior Data Scientist


Michael Radwin
Michael Radwin

Vice President Data Science


Adam Jenkins, PhD
Adam Jenkins, PhD

Data Science Lead


Anjali Shah, PhD
Anjali Shah, PhD

Senior Data Scientist


Jeffrey Saltz
Jeffrey Saltz

Associate Professor

Syracuse University

Kaitlin Andryauskas
Kaitlin Andryauskas

Business Intelligence Manager


Michael Zalis
Michael Zalis

Chief, Clinical Solutions and Strategy

One Brave Idea / BWH Cardiovascular Innovation

Linda Zeger, PhD
Linda Zeger, PhD

Founder & Principal Consultant

Auroral LLC

Christopher Mack
Christopher Mack

VP Text Analytics

Basis Technology

Frank Zhao
Frank Zhao

Senior Director, Quantamental Research

S&P Global

Bobbie Carlton
Bobbie Carlton


Innovation Women

Hillary Green-Lerman
Hillary Green-Lerman

Senior Curriculum Lead


Carl Hoffman
Carl Hoffman


Basis Technology

Olivier Blais
Olivier Blais

Head of Data Science

Moov AI

Richard Palmer
Richard Palmer

CTO & Co-Founder


Sam Ransbotham
Sam Ransbotham

Guest Editor

MIT Sloan Management Review

Steve Geringer
Steve Geringer

Data Science Solutions Architect


Ben Vigoda
Ben Vigoda



Marsal Gavalda, PhD
Marsal Gavalda, PhD

Head of Machine Learning


See our Preliminary Session Schedule

ODSC AI Showcase

Experience first-hand some of the coolest AI and Data Science products and services on the planet. Talk to the innovators and AI experts that are driving the field forward. Our 2019 Expo is the gathering place for leading companies and top innovators across the data science and AI ecosystem.

View live demonstrations
Attend on-floor presentations
Put your hands on the latest AI and Data Science products
Meet top innovators in person
Network. Connect. Collaborate.

Accelerate AI Registration East 2019 Closed

Accelerate AI East 2019 in Boston have passed. Please check out our upcoming event in San Francisco

Expert Executive AI Speakers

Hear from top expert speakers and prepare your company for the next wave of innovation and growth. Here is a sample of our incredibly insightful session topics for 2019 on Day 1 & Day 2:

  • Building a Smarter Artificial Intelligence Strategy for the Enterprise

  • Accelerating Business Innovation with Deep Learning

  • Leading Data Science Teams: A Framework to Help Guide Data Science Project Managers

  • From Cognitive Computing to Artificial Intelligence, the Next 10 Years

  • Democratizing Artificial Intelligence in a Business Context

  • Accelerating AI Development with Deep Learning and Transfer Learning

  • Recent Advances in Machine Learning with Applications to Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Building and Managing World Class Data Science Teams

  • Data Ethnography: Understanding Bias in Machine Learning Models

  • How to Ruin your Business with Data Science & Machine Learning

Day 3 & 4 -AI Workshops & Tutorials

AI – The One Skill You Need to Ensure Future Success

Gain proficiency in essential AI skills and accelerate your insights by attending one of our many introductory level talks and workshops. After attending these sessions, you will better understand the basics of AI and its incredible potential for accelerated growth. Co-located at ODSC East, we have some of the best and brightest speakers on the planet presenting on topics including:

  • AI for Executives Workshop

  • Introduction to Deep Learning

  • Data Science 101

  • Data Visualization Workshop

  • Introduction Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics Workshop

  • Voice AI and Speech Recognition

  • Image Recognition and Machine Vision

Accelerate Your Business With AI

Savvy business professionals and executives are embracing AI to accelerate growth 

Attend Accelerate AI and better understand exactly how impactful AI solutions can reshape your business, and learn how to incorporate AI across the enterprise

Case Studies

Discussion Panels

Solution Showcase

Executive Workshops


Networking Sessions

  • Health Care

  • Biotech

  • Pharma

  • Life Sciences

  • Financial Services

  • Quant Finance

  • Insurance

  • Banking

  • Cross Industry 

  • Auto & Manufacturing

  • Retail & Online

  • Media & Marketing


Learn from AI experts how to put AI to work to accelerate your career and your business


At our AI Expo, see, experience, and understand the platforms and tools that make AI work in the real world

Learn the basics of AI, from deep learning to machine learning, to help you communicate with AI experts in your business and career

Why Attend?

AI and data science is transforming business. The Accelerate AI Business Summit will give you the knowledge and connections to be at the forefront.

Superior Content

  • Hear from top industry executives using data science to grow their business

  • Attend talks, panels, and group discussions to get you up to speed

  • Learn from the best and brightest AI and data science innovators

  • Non-technical talks that will help you understand AI and data science

Superior Networking

  • Meet executives from multiple industries engaging AI and data science

  • Connect with the best and brightest AI and Data Science innovators

  • Network, connect, and collaborate with those defining the future of business

Superior Expo

  • Attend one of the largest AI and data science expos on the east coast

  • See and hear first-hand innovative products and services

  • Gain insights in to how AI and data science can transform your business

  • View live on-floor presentations and product demonstrations

Who Should Attend?

Business Executives: including VPs, heads, and leads from Healthcare, Education, Finance, Insurance, Bio/Pharma, Manufacturing, Retail, Media & Marketing, Energy & Utilities, Government, Transportation, E-commerce and other key industries.

Chiefs and Heads of: Data, Data Science, Technology, Information, Analytics, Strategy, Innovation, Marketing, and others.

Innovators such as: Startup-ups, Investors, VCs, Entrepreneurs, Evangelists & Decision-makers, and Strategy Executives.


ODSC events attract some of world’s most influential and market-shaping publications across trade and industry publications and blogs.

As AI and data science transform industry and touch every aspect of our lives, more people need to be informed of its impact. Come hear and meet the thought leaders, core contributors, and innovators who are driving this new age of disruption.

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