Fri, Mar 29 2019

Beauty & Brain: Women Leaders in AI,

DLA Piper, Palo Alto, California, United States DLA Piper, Palo Alto, California, United States
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  • About the event

    AICUG and CSPA together present you women leaders in AI, machine learning, deep learning and high performance computing.

    We are pleased to have Savita Raina, Renee YaoPilar Manchón and Wilson "Win" Farrar to share their experts' knowledge.

    Come to learn from and connect with women inventing the future of AI.



    5:30 - 6:00 Welcome, networking and refreshments

    6:00 - 6:35 Speaker: Savita Raina, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Cloud

    6:35 - 7:10 Speaker: Renee Yao, Product Manager, AI Systems, NVIDIA

    7:10 - 7:45 Speaker: Pilar Manchón, Vice President of Artificial Intelligence, Roku

    7:45 - 8:20 Speaker: Wilson "Win" Farrar, Director, Strategic Partnerships, UiPath - Robotic Process Automation

    8:20 - 8:30 Mingle with speakers and attendees


    Savita RAINA

    Savita Raina is the Director of Product Marketing for Oracle AI. She has +11 years of work experience in high tech industry. She has a diverse set of experiences that span from product development, pre-sales to product marketing functions. Prior to Oracle, she has worked at SAP, Sybase, Proofpoint, MKS Instruments and Oerlikon. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and MS in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Outside of work she is very passionate about environmental conservation and social services. She also served as board member for Urban Services YMCA a bay area based social services non-profit.

    Renee YAO

    Renee Yao is a senior product management and marketing manager at NVIDIA, focusing on vertical AI solutions on DGX POD, a proven design approach for building your GPU-accelerated AI data center. She graduated from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and was named the top 50 B2B product marketers to watch by Kapost in 2016. When she has free time, she enjoys competitive Latin dancing, horseback riding, golfing, sculpturing.

    Pilar MANCHÓN

    Pilar serves as the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Roku. She recently joined the company to lead the multimodal conversational AI efforts within the company. Pilar has served as a leading voice within the AI industry for more than 22 years as both an entrepreneur and CEO of a successful AI startup, and as an executive at several companies such as Amazon and Intel. After building high-performance teams, raising millions in venture capital, developing leading-edge AI and driving her startup through a successful exit, Pilar believes that having an inspiring mission and a hard-working, determined and diverse team are the key to a successful venture. Pilar’s technical expertise ranges from Natural Language Understanding and Multimodal Dialogue Management to Speech Recognition & Synthesis, Machine Translation and Language Technologies in general. Pilar is particularly interested in Intelligent Conversational Agents, Multimodal Interfaces, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Ambient Computing & Robotics.Pilar is originally from Spain and completed a European Ph.D from the University of Sevilla in Computational Linguistics, as well as an MSc. in Cognitive Science and Natural Language at Edinburgh University. She also completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at The MIT Sloan School of Management.


    DLA Piper - a global law firm with offices in 40 countries.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Women in AI need to be promoted, because they are as smart and capable as men. Your employees, your consumers, your business partners and even your wife, mother and daughter will feel proud of you, because you can stand on the side of women, showing not only your respect, but also providing opportunities for them to prove their success. 

    If you are woman, please join us.

    Florence Wong

    Artificial Intelligence Core User Group (AICUG) established on March 2018 is an international AI community. AICUG is devoted to spreading AI knowledge and helping people learn, understand, and develop AI technology. In AICUG, members are encouraged to present new ideas of AI, communicate with AI experts, create opportunities for collaborations, etc. AICUG provides multiple services for the community, including tech meetups, conferences, closed-door meetings, online courses and talks, etc.

    California Software Professional Association (CSPA) has nearly 4,200 professionals with over 25 years of history in Silicon Valley. CSPA is ranked on the Top 20 California organization list by The Wharton School in Pennsylvania. CSPA, established in 1988, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality values and opportunities to cross-border entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and professionals, as well as startup, corporates, governments and funds. CSPA is positioned to become a Mobile-first and People-first organization focusing on cross-order and relevant programs.

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  • 51-100 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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