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AI's Next Wave, Navigating New Frontiers

  • Wed, April 03, 2024
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Chicago Booth Harper Center, Room 104, 5807 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Your Invited to an informational in-person meeting:

Topic:  "AI's Next Wave, Navigating New Frontiers: Insights from IBM's Visionary, André Tost"

Join us for an informative evening at the crossroads of technology and innovation featuring André Tost, Distinguished Engineer, IBM watsonx Client Engineering at IBM's AI Center of Competence, as we dive into the depths of artificial intelligence and its boundless future.  

Explore the future of AI and its challenges, risks and opportunities with our special guest and our fireside chat hosts, Arunava ‘Ron’ Majumdar, Advisory Architect and Lead for IBM Center for Advanced Studies, and Laszlo S. Gonc, Founder and CEO of Next Era Transformation Group.  

André, with his vast experience in Hybrid Cloud, IT Architecture, and Software Engineering, and a leading force behind Generative AI solutions at IBM, will share insights from his journey, the evolution of AI technologies, and a vision for a future where AI transforms every facet of our lives.  

Whether you're a seasoned professional, senior leader, an aspiring developer, student, or simply intrigued by the possibilities of AI, this event is your gateway to exploring the next frontier in technology. It's a rare chance to hear from an industry leader on preparing for the next advancements in AI. 

This is not just another tech talk. It's an opportunity to engage with the forefront of AI innovation. If you attend this session, you will…

  • ·       Understand the current state and future direction of AI.
  • ·       Learn about AI developments.
  • ·       Get advice on building a career in AI and what skills are needed.
  • ·       Hear about real-world applications of AI in various sectors.
  • ·       Discover IBM's contributions to AI and open-source software.
  • ·       This session will equip you with a clearer view of AI's role in technology and how to navigate its future developments.

 The event will showcase pitches from 7 data science and AI startups that have been selected to be part of cohort 3 of the Transform Data Science and AI accelerator. Transform is a 14-week accelerator hosted by Deep Tech Ventures at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Click Here to Register    (Free, but Walk-ins will not be accepted, you must register)

Location: Chicago Booth Harper Center, Room 104, 5807 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Parking: There is free street parking that should be easy to find around that time. There is also paid street parking  on 57th east of Woodlawn. 

 BIO - André Tost 

André is a Distinguished Engineer, IBM watsonx Client Engineering and one of IBM's leading technical experts on Hybrid Cloud, IT Architecture and Software Engineering. He currently works as an AI Engineer in the Worldwide watsonx Client Engineering team, focusing on bringing Generative AI solutions to customers across the globe. Before his current assignment, he acted as the CTO for the AI Center of Competence in IBM Security, as well as the Chief Architect for IBM Cloud Paks, which deliver IBM's software portfolio running in containers on Red Hat OpenShift. Throughout his career, Andre has worked in various consulting, development, and architecture roles in IBM. He has worked with large IT organizations across the globe across a broad set of technologies and has acted as Lead Architect for many large IT projects. He started his career at IBM as a C++ and Java developer and still enjoys developing code. André co-authored six technical books, published over 40 technical articles and has spoken at conferences worldwide. Originally from Germany, he now lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota (US).

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