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Fortune Brainstorm A.I. will bring together the top executives from the world’s biggest tech companies, thought leaders, and innovators to explore key issues shaping the A.I. revolution. The intimate scale of Brainstorm A.I. creates a unique opportunity to forge relationships with the world’s most influential tech leaders and gain insights into the most important trends facing this new frontier. This year’s program, presented in association with Accenture, will feature intimate one-on-one conversations, engaging panel discussions, and lively roundtable sessions–all designed to address how A.I. is changing the ways we do business.

Among the topics we’ll explore:
• How is A.I. transforming traditional industries and legacy companies?
• How are A.I.-powered devices and robots disrupting old models of work?
• In what ways can A.I. be deployed to better recruit talent, retain customers, detect security risks, and identify high-yield investments?
• How have A.I. technologies—from R&D to vaccine creation, access, and delivery—improved COVID-19 outcomes?
• What are the ethical boundaries and legal challenges facing A.I.?

We’ll also spotlight what the biggest tech companies are already doing and why those applications may or may not help other businesses down the road. Please check back for ongoing program updates.

Fortune is following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC (including local mask mandates), and is taking several additional steps to prioritize participants’ health and safety. Entry requirements include digital proof of full vaccination (submitted through Health Pass by CLEAR) as well as a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test result, from a test taken within 72 hours of the start of event. We will announce any other specific guidelines in advance of the event.

Speakers

Jim Loree

Chief Executive Officer

Stanley Black & Decker

Dr. Athina Kanioura

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

PepsiCo

Corey Thomas

Chairman and CEO

Rapid7

Dr. Katia Walsh

Senior Vice President; Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer

Levi Strauss & Co.

Agenda

All items are in US/Eastern time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
DAY ONE
Monday 8 Nov, 2021
11:30 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
2 - 2:05 PM
WELCOME
2:05 - 2:20 PM
OPENING CONVERSATION: A.I. FOR ALL

No company has made bigger investments in cutting-edge A.I. than Google. But those advances have not come without challenges. We’ll hear from one of the company’s key executives on A.I.’s potential impact and how the technology can be made more accessible for all.

2:05 - 2:45 PM
PIPELINE, PROCESS, PERFORMANCE: USING A.I. TO TRANSFORM BUSINESS

A.I. is not just for data scientists and machine learning engineers. It can utilize intelligence to solve problems across industries and business functions. Leaders from two iconic American companies discuss the continuous deployment of A.I. across the value chain in global manufacturing—from back offices and factory floors to supply chains and digital platforms.

2:45 - 2:50 PM
PULSE CHECK: BRAINSTORM A.I. SURVEY
2:50 - 3:20 PM
BIAS AND THE BATTLE TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE A.I.

The societal reckoning over systemic racism has underscored the importance businesses must place on responsible A.I. We examine thorny questions like liability and bias, as well as best practices and industry guidelines, for how to use the technology.

3:20 - 3:35 PM
HOW A.I. IN HEALTH CARE PROMISES TO SAVE LIVES

In health care, artificial intelligence has the potential to do far more than just save money—it can save lives. The industry is using A.I. for everything from evaluating medical imaging for signs of disease to helping biotech companies sift through vast amounts of data to discover new and better treatments. We'll discuss the potential, the challenges, and where A.I. is already making an impact.

3:35 - 4:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
4 - 4:20 PM
TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Successful leadership entails building diverse teams and effective collaboration. Two executives from this household tool giant will talk about how their partnership helped them marshal the necessary human and material resources to integrate the latest A.I. technology to solve problems and turbocharge their company.

4:20 - 4:40 PM
REIMAGINING RETAIL

It is no secret that the retail landscape is more competitive than ever. With the customer in total control, retailers must find ways to enable customized, personal experiences that capture attention–and open wallets. We’ll hear how two leading retail companies–founded in two different centuries–are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to hyper-localize, optimize inventory, curate omnichannel experiences, and orchestrate data flows across the entire value chain.

4:40 - 5:05 PM
CYBERSECURITY: HOW A.I. CAN BOTH PROTECT (AND IMPERIL) YOUR COMPANY

Businesses are increasingly using A.I. to detect malicious behavior on their computer networks. But hackers are also adding A.I. to their bag of tricks, and
they are taking advantage of companies that have slashed cybersecurity resources amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cat-and-mouse game ratchets up a notch.

5:05 - 5:25 PM
HOW NEXT-GENERATION HARDWARE WILL CHANGE THE GAME IN A.I.

Artificial intelligence's rapid rise has led to the development of new kinds of computer chips that promise to supercharge the technology’s performance. Hear from the pioneers who are creating these next-generation A.I. chips and how they can give business a competitive edge.

5:25 - 5:45 PM
A.I. AND THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

Dinner at your door, a car at your convenience–both made possible by machine learning. Two companies at the center of the sharing and gig economies discuss how they are capitalizing on the post-pandemic surge for on-demand services –and how they are enabling great user experiences for all–from diners and drivers to restaurant owners and car renters.

5:45 - 6:00 PM
BIG BREAKTHROUGHS

Adopting artificial intelligence can revolutionize business. A deep learning pioneer shares how to turn big data into productive data, why it is still not too late for companies to harness machine learning, and when we might see the next big A.I. breakthrough.

6 - 8:00 PM
DINNER: CREATIVE CUISINE AND CONVERSATION

Enjoy a global culinary experience at a restaurant of your choosing. Transportation will be provided.

Venue


The Ritz Carlton
10 Avery St, Boston, Mass. 02111

 

Contact Us

For Speaker Inquiries:
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Holly Brockerhoff
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Fax: 212-624-0258
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Elizabeth Parks
Monica Sembler
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Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
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