Tuesday, August 18, 2015
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
|Level: ||Technical - Introductory|
This panel discussion brings together a number of experts and developers to discuss the state of the art in Natural Language Processing (NLP). They'll discuss topics including:
- Text understanding and management
- Voice processing
- Conversational systems
- User experience with NLP systems
- Visual, tonal, and non-textual components of communication
- Avatars as input and output systems
- Integrating NLP for analytics
Seth Earley is CEO of Earley Information Science, an information management strategy consulting firm. Seth also serves as Editor, Data Analytics, for IT Professional Magazine from the IEEE and serves on the Editorial Board of Applied Marketing Analytics (AMA), a peer reviewed journal by Henry Stewart Publications. His interests include Knowledge Strategy, Data and Information Architecture, Search-based Applications and Information Findability solutions. Seth conducts workshops for senior leadership around aligning information management strategy with measurable business outcomes and develops information governance programs for clients in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, pharmaceutical and financial services industries. He has worked with a diverse roster of Fortune 1000 companies helping them to achieve higher levels of operating performance by making information more findable, usable and valuable through integrated enterprise architectures supporting analytics, e-commerce and customer experience applications.
Adam Pease is the Cognitive R&D Manager at IPsoft, where he and his team are building a new cognitive agent with deep understanding and reasoning capabilities. He has worked for the past 25 years in researching, building and applying knowledge based systems technologies for government and industry. He is the author for 50 refereed publications and the book "Ontology: A Practical Guide"
With over 25 years of international experience, Luigi is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. He previously led the company’s corporate finance and accounting division as Chief Financial Officer. Luigi joined Expert System after concluding his tenure at HP, as vice president of finance for various divisions of the US Imaging and Print Group and in EMEA as vice president of finance for the Personal Systems Group. Luigi earned a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
Mark Meadows is an American author, inventor, and designer. With 20 years in VR, 15 in NLP, and five in robotics, he has founded four companies, designed artificial intelligence applications at some of the world's top research labs (Xerox-PARC, SRI, Waag, others), worked as a government-level consultant in both hemispheres, and has written four books that examine technology and their social consequences. His role at Botanic, LLC is as President, where he leads the vision of the company by inventing new methods of computer-human interaction, designing the hearts and minds of highly social robots.