Thanks to This Year's Keynote Speakers

William Falcon

Founder and CEO. Lightning AI (, Pytorch Lightning, NextGenVest)

William Falcon is the founder and CEO of Lightning AI. He previously created PyTorch Lightning as well as the now-acquired NextGenVest. He began work on these projects while completing a PhD at NYU funded by Google DeepMind and the NSF, as a researcher at Facebook AI, and while working at Goldman Sachs.

Alberto Cairo

Knight Chair in Visual Journalism. University of Miami

Alberto Cairo is a designer and journalist. He is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami and the director of visualisation at UM’s Institute for Data Science and Computing. He’s the author of several books about visualisation, such as How Charts Lie (2019), and The Truthful Art (2016), and works as a consultant for companies such as Google and Microsoft and for the U.S. government.

Jacob Jensen

Founder. Leaky.AI

Jacob is the founder of Leaky.AI, a company devoted to helping students learn A.I. coding skills. He has spent the last 5 years teaching and mentoring students in A.I. and has over 20 years of enterprise software development experience. He was the Sr. Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems and also held executive positions at VMware and start-ups in the bay area. Jacob has a M.S. in E.E. from Stanford University and a graduate from Stanford’s GSB Executive program

Eyal Wirsansky

Senior Data Scientist. Gradle Inc.

Artificial Intelligence specialist and mentor, a senior software engineer, and a technology community leader. Eyal started his software engineering career as a pioneer in the field of voice over IP, and is currently a member of the data platform team at Gradle, working on the ML-based predictive test selection. Eyal leads the Jacksonville (FL) Java user group as well as the Enterprise AI user group, and writes the developer-oriented blog ‘ai4java’. He is the author of the book ‘Hands-On Genetic Algorithms with Python’ (Packt).

Noelle Silver Russell

Executive, IBM Consulting AI and Analytics, Founder of AI Leadership Institute

Noelle Silver Russell is a multi-award-winning technologist and entrepreneur who specializes in advising companies on emerging technology, cloud, AI and Web 3.0. She has led teams at NPR, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon Alexa, and is a consistent champion for public understanding of the ethical use of AI and tech based on her work building some of the largest AI Models in the world. She is the founder of AI Leadership Institute and serves as an executive at IBM. She was recently awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Artificial Intelligence as well as VentureBeat’s Women in AI Responsibility and Ethics award.