January 9th, 2024
Venetian Hotel

The most forward-thinking brands leveraging large language models, natural language and generative AI. This event takes place in the heart of the action at the Venetian Hotel on day one at CES.

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Executive Speakers

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, McDonald's
VP of Product, Marketing, and Operations, Pinterest
SVP, Entertainment Product at Comcast
Undersecretary of Science & Technology, Department of Homeland Security
Founder/CEO, Writer.com
Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
President, American Medical Association
President, AFL-CIO
Google, Vice President of Engineering
CAIO, AI Leadership Institute
Head of Global Growth & Strategy, RadiusAI
Principal Architect, Responsible AI & Tech, Salesforce
AI Services Director & Host of "You & AI", Welocalize
Director of Design and Motion, Outright
Creative Director, Outright


Session Time
All session times are PST time zone
This session covers the way AI is transforming all industries across the enterprise and govenments. 

Dimitri Kusnezov

Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov [Kooz-NETS-off] was confirmed as the Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) on September 8, 2022. As the science advisor to the Homeland Security Secretary, Dr. Kusnezov heads the research, development, innovation and testing and evaluation activities in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) operational Components and first responders across the nation. S&T is responsible for identifying operational gaps, conceptualizing art-of-the-possible solutions, and delivering operational results that improve the security and resilience of the nation. 

May Habib

May Habib is CEO and co-founder of Writer, the full-stack generative AI platform for enterprises. Writer empowers your people‌ — support, operations, product, sales, HR, marketing, and more — to accelerate growth, increase productivity, and ensure governance.

May has worked in NLP and ML for 10 years, and before Writer, she founded and built Qordoba, a localization software company. She is an expert in AI-driven language generation, AI-related organizational change, and the evolving ways we use language online.

She sits on the board of TechWadi, an organization that bridges MENA-based entrepreneurs with Silicon Valley-based VC and talent networks, and is a MELI Fellow with the Aspen Institute.

May graduated from Harvard University and spends her time between San Francisco, where Writer is based, and London, where her two children live.

Noelle Russell

Noelle Russell is a multi-award-winning technologist with an entrepreneurial spirit who specializes in helping companies with emerging technology, Generative AI, and LLMs. She has led teams at NPR, Microsoft, IBM, AWS and Amazon Alexa, and is a consistent champion for Data and AI literacy.

AI is allowing leading brands like Comcast and Pinterest to have new insights into their customers and the ability to create personal experiences that speak to their customer base in new and powerful ways. 

Tiarne Hawkins

Over 10 + years of expertise in Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence. Currently AI Services Director at Welocalize, she is at the forefront of driving AI innovation for global markets, working with some of the world's largest enterprises. 

Specializing in a range of specialties including AI data services, Generative AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and more.

She is known for her ability to bring together leaders from top organizations, across multiple domains & is deeply invested in exploring and discussing the societal impact of AI. She hosts the "You & AI" series, an initiative aimed at demystifying complex AI concepts for a broader audience. Her influence extends to speaking engagements at industry events and CXO round tables for prominent companies like HPE, Nvidia, Intel, AWS, and VMWare, making her a respected voice in the field of artificial intelligence.

Jeanine Heck

Jeanine Gubler Heck is Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Product in the Technology and Product organization of Comcast. In this role, Jeanine is leading the company’s efforts to bring artificial intelligence into Xfinity products. She was the founding product manager for the X1 voice remote which allows customers to interact with their TV through intuitive voice commands. Additionally, Jeanine’s team develops other AI products including computer vision algorithms for Xfinity Home cameras, media analytics for TV, and customer experience interactions via an Xfinity virtual assistant.

Since joining Comcast in 2007, Jeanine has used her entrepreneurial approach to product management to build algorithms that enhance user experiences. Prior to her current role, Jeanine led the launch of a cloud-based TV search engine as well as the company’s first TV recommendations engine.
In 2012, Jeanine was the founding leader of Comcast’s Women’s Network for its inaugural three years. Jeanine spends her time outside of work encouraging young people to pursue careers in technology. She sits on the board at her alma mater, St. Hubert High School for Girls, and she mentors computer science students at Lower Merion High School.

Jeanine received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and 4 children

Julie Towns

Julie Towns leads product marketing and product operations at Pinterest. Her team is responsible for influencing product strategy and roadmap priorities, managing alpha/beta programs, global go-to-market operations, and growing adoption and engagement across consumer, creator, shopping, and advertising products.

Julie has spent the past 12+ years leading product marketing, product operations, and brand marketing teams in advertising and consumer tech, e-commerce, and digital media industries. As part of these roles, she's led teams who’ve launched and driven adoption for hundreds of new products and features, built go-to-market processes and roadmap tools, and created voice of customer and alpha/beta programs.

Before joining Pinterest, Julie built and led the product marketing and launch management orgs at Amazon Advertising. Earlier in my career, she led product marketing at Comscore for the audience and measurement businesses, and prior to that she drove digital strategy and branding for AOL media properties.

Retailers and restaurants around the world have had to adapt to an on-demand digital existence. The next step is leveraging AI to take retail and food services to the next level. 

Andi Huels

Andrea “Andi” Huels is a passionate technology leader who is dedicated to revolutionizing enterprise operations with AI. Currently serving as Head of Global Growth and Strategy at RadiusAI, Andi's expertise in AI, machine learning, and data analytics is empowering Fortune 500 companies to drive agility and transform their business models. Andi's passion for evangelizing AI solutions is truly infectious. She inspires executives in retail, restaurants, convenience, and supply chain to embrace AI to make smarter decisions, enhance customer experience, and improve operational efficiency. Her deep understanding of Edge AI use cases and ability to cultivate technology ecosystems has made her a trusted advisor to CXOs. As a thought leader in artificial intelligence, Andi has captivated audiences as a keynote, panelist, and moderator at industry conferences around the world. She’s been recognized as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2023," the "World's Top 200 Business and Technology Innovators,“ the "Top 50 Intelligent Automation Influencers,“ and as a member of the “2023 Women Leaders of Conversational AI.” Prior to RadiusAI, Andi served as Head of AI, North America, at Lenovo ($70B). Her background includes over two decades of global strategy, growth, and innovation leadership roles with General Electric, ExxonMobil, Dematic, Crane, Imerys, Omron, and General Mills

Michelle Gansle

Michelle is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer at McDonald’s, leading the Data, Analytics and AI practice for the Enterprise, Michelle and her team enable McDonalds to capture and harness the full value of their data assets to more effectively run and grow the business.

Michelle brings 30 years of experience to Strategy, Insights and Analytics, having most recently lead the Global Insights and Analytics team at McDonald’s. Since joining McDonald’s, Michelle has stood up a both a Foresight team and a GenAI COE, connected human insights with data and analytics to drive bigger business impact, and played a critical role in the new global innovation process, Michelle is also a passionate people leader and people developer.

Prior to McDonald’s, Michelle worked at Mars Wrigley and other notable brands, like Clorox.

Prior to living in Chicago, Michelle had the opportunity to live and work in Europe for four years.  In her free time, Michelle loves music, travelling the world, and checking out new restaurants. She hopes to get to 100+ countries in her lifetime.

Behshad Behzadi

Behshad Behzadi, PhD, is a distinguished computer scientist with expertise in algorithms, web search ranking, natural language understanding, speech recognition, machine learning  and generative AI (GenAI).

He leads Google Cloud Generative Conversational AI, focusing on applying Google’s latest advancements in AI to reimagine customer experience and operations for large enterprises.

Behzadi joined Google Zurich in 2006 and has played a key role in Google’s AI-first strategy as co-founder of the Google Assistant, Google Lens, Google Smart Display and the Next Gen Assistant, a breakthrough in mobile assistant technology with on-device Machine Learning for a lightning fast experience. Prior to that, he led several core web search ranking teams such as Freshness, Safesearch and pioneered usage of Entities, Context, and ML in Search. 

Behzadi holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and did post-doc research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, focusing on algorithmic comparative genomics.

The Workforce around the world is about to experience a massive transformation at the hands of AI. How will the shape our leading industries such as Healthcare? 

Julie Su

Julie Su became Acting Secretary of Labor or March 11, 2023. She was previously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the deputy secretary of labor on July 13, 2021. As deputy secretary, she served as the de-facto chief operating officer for the department, overseeing its workforce, managing its budget and executing the priorities of the secretary of labor.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Labor, Deputy Secretary Su served as the secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The LWDA enforces workplace laws, combats wage theft, ensures health and safety on the job, connects Californians to quality jobs and career pathways, and administers unemployment insurance, workers compensation and paid family leave.

Su is a nationally recognized expert on workers' rights and civil rights who has dedicated her distinguished legal career to advancing justice on behalf of poor and disenfranchised communities and is a past recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Jesse Ehrenfeld

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, was inaugurated as president of the American Medical Association in June 2023. He is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014.

Dr. Ehrenfeld divides his time among clinical practice, teaching, research and directing a $560-million statewide health philanthropy. He also has an appointment as an adjunct professor of anesthesiology and health policy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and as an adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Ehrenfeld is a consultant to the World Health Organization Digital Health Technical Advisory Group and previously served as co-chair of the Navy Surgeon General’s Taskforce on Personalized and Digital Medicine and as a special advisor to the 20th U.S. Surgeon General.

Dr. Ehrenfeld’s research, which focuses on understanding how information technology can improve surgical safety and patient outcomes, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. He currently serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs Advisory Committee.

His work has led to the publication of more than 275 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems and has co-authored 22 clinical textbooks that have been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Ehrenfeld has received numerous awards for his research and is a recipient of several prestigious teaching awards.

Liz Schuler

Elizabeth H. Shuler is president of the AFL-CIO, the democratic federation of 60 national and international unions that represent 12.5 million working people. Shuler is the first woman leader of America’s labor movement. A visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, Shuler believes the labor movement is the single most powerful vehicle for progress and that unions are a central force in leading lasting societal transformations. She is committed to busting myths about labor, leveraging the labor movement’s diversity for innovative approaches to social justice and making the benefits of a union voice on the job available to working people everywhere.

Kathy Baxter

As a Principal Architect of Responsible AI & Tech at Salesforce, Kathy develops research-informed best practices to educate Salesforce employees, customers, and the industry on the development of responsible AI. She is a Visiting AI Fellow at NIST, a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data and AI Verify Foundation, and on the board of EqualAI.

Prior to Salesforce, she worked at Google, eBay, and Oracle in User Experience Research. She is the co-author of two editions of "Understanding Your Users: A Practical Guide to User Research Methodologies." She received her MS in Engineering Psychology/Human Factors Engineering and BS in Applied Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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