Asaf Somekh

Co-Founder & CEO at Iguazio

Asaf Somekh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Iguazio, who’s data science platform supports enterprises in getting their AI projects from research to production and building real-time AI applications. Iguazio has raised $72M from prominent investors such as Bosch, Verizon Ventures, Samsung, CME Group, Dell. Asaf holds a BSc in computer engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland. He has been at the helm of the tech and data scene for more than twenty years, and prior to founding Iguazio has held various leadership roles in early stage startups as well as public corporations in R&D, Marketing and Business Development.

Nick Brown

Senior Data Scientist IHS Markit at IHS Markit

Nick Brown is a Senior Data Scientist at IHS Markit working within the Engineering and Product Design business line. Currently working in AI based information extraction, Nick has worked on projects which generated millions of dollars of incremental value for organizations by applying data science and machine learning to pricing and purchasing optimization, competitive behavior analysis, and geographic demand seasonality. He is dedicated to educating people unfamiliar with data science to facilitate long-term success both within his organization and in the greater business community.

WATCH LIVE: December 9 @ 1:50PM – 2:10PM ET

Lessons Learned on Operationalizing Machine Learning at Scale

According to Gartner, over 80% of data science projects never make it to production. This is the main problem that enterprises are facing today, when bringing data science into their organization or scaling existing projects. In this session, Nick will share his lessons learned from operationalizing machine learning at IHS Markit. He will discuss the functional requirements required to operationalize machine learning at scale, and what you need to focus on to ensure you have a reliable solution for developing and deploying AI. Asaf will join Nick to provide a look under the hood of Iguazio’s data science platform and some of the use cases that this platform is used for.