Powering every human decision in the enterprise

Fractal hosted our 4th annual Client Advisory Board event on September 28-29 in Chicago at the Swissotel Chicago. This private, invitation-only event comprised senior executive analytics thought leaders among Fractal’s strategic clients, representing some of the world’s most valued brands representing, in aggregate, over $600 billion of annual revenue.

The CAB was designed as a cross-industry and cross-functional learning forum to share insights and learning between Client Advisory Board Members and Fractal to facilitate enhanced data-driven decisions and enterprise-wide adoption of analytics. The event also served to help Fractal become an even better strategic partner toward achieving our mission to power every human decision in the enterprise among the Fortune 500 clients we serve.

The event content was comprised of keynotes, a panel and workshops with the following themes:

  • Shared key trends in analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) and how these approaches are transforming our world
  • Revealed new applications of Deep Learning (form of AI) among Member industries to shift from gut decisions to algorithms that drive faster, more accurate, and more effective decisions
  • Share their views on the key drivers of analytics success within Member enterprises including: how to organize and which people are needed, the importance of data acquisition, influencing the C-Suite to drive the analytics mandate, and influencing business users to adopt analytics, by considering:
  • Members shared case studies on successful analytics implementations and lessons learned
  • Discussed the key considerations in building an analytics roadmap and adoption plan

Featured keynotes & sessions

  • (Machine) Learning to Make Great Decisions

    Srikanth Velamakanni

    (Machine) Learning to Make Great Decisions

    In this session, we will share Fractal’s vision on the next wave of Analytics innovation in the area of Machine and Deep Learning that is now driving the analytics mandate to power every human decision in the enterprise.

    Speaker

    Srikanth Velamakanni

    Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman – Fractal Analytics

  • AI landscape: techniques, benefits and impacts

    Prashant Warier

    AI landscape: techniques, benefits and impacts

    We will review the types and benefits of AI in machine learning and deep learning. How do they work and what can they do differently from traditional analytics or automation techniques?

    Key Takeaways:

    • Learn how deep learning differs from machine learning and other forms of AI
    • Understand the difference between supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning
    • Learn about the key drivers in recent breakthroughs that has opened new doors to advanced AI deep learning applications

    Speakers

    Prashant Warier

    Chief Data Scientist – Fractal Analytics

  • Nudging and Beyond: From Behavioral Economics to Public Policy

    Cass Sunstein

    Nudging and Beyond: From Behavioral Economics to Public Policy

    In recent years, social scientists have been incorporating surprising empirical findings about human behavior into economic models. These findings offer important insights for thinking about what both the private and public sectors can do in order to be more effective. They also offer valuable suggestions about the appropriate design of effective, low-cost, choice-preserving approaches, including disclosure requirements, default rules, and simplification. A general lesson is that small, inexpensive initiatives can have large and highly beneficial effects. In the United States, many recent practices and reforms reflect an appreciation of this lesson.

    Speakers

    Cass Sunstein

    Renowned author, Harvard Law Professor and behavioral economist

     

  • How AI is Changing the Future

    Li Deng

    How AI is Changing the Future

    Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning are quickly emerging as the next ‘must have’ capabilities required to build and drive adoption of data-driven decisions. We will discuss the latest trends in AI and how they are changing the world.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Learn how AI and deep learning has already changed how we can recognize speech and images as well as play human games
    • Understand the new frontiers of deep learning under development to shape transportation, human-machine communication, healthcare, and video translation
    • Become familiar with the uses of deep learning approaches: image recognition, deep reinforcement learning, and deep unsupervised learning

    Speaker

    Li Deng

    Chief Scientist of AI – Microsoft

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