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Information Technology Peer Group Hybrid Meeting 

Understanding the New AI and Data Science Landscape 
April 27, 2023 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM 
Learn about the latest AI & Data Science trends at our event. Network with industry experts & discover new opportunities in this rapidly evolving field. 

Join us for an insightful session on 'Understanding the New AI and Data Science Landscape'. Our panel of experts will delve into the latest advancements in the field, providing an in-depth understanding of the current state of AI and data science. The session will cover a wide range of topics, including machine learning, natural language processing, and data visualization. Our expert speakers will discuss about the most recent research on AI and machine learning, their practical applications and the ethical considerations surrounding it. You will also learn about the latest industry trends and the impact of AI on various industries such as manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, and transportation. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and learn about new opportunities, as well as ask questions to our speakers during the Q&A session. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of AI and data science and gain a deeper understanding of the current trends, including ChatGPT, and challenges in the field.

This session features the following speakers:

Neal Silbert - National Predictive Analytics Leader with American Family Insurance
Ravi Ramachandran - Data Science Manager with American Family Insurance
Tim Dickson - Chief Information Officer with Generac Power
David Manske - Sr Director of IT Digital Strategy and Technology with Generac Power
Anandhi Natarajan - Senior Manager IT with Generac Power
Ayush Singh - Data Scientist with Generac Power
Rajiv Shah - Machine Learning Engineer with Hugging Face and Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

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Agenda Items:
8:30 AM Networking & Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
  Heidi Rozmiarek, IT Practice Director at UWEBC

9:15 AM Member Spotlight: American Family Insurance
10:00 AM Member Spotlight: Generac
10:45 AM Break
10:55 AM Expert Spotlight: Hugging Face (Pre-Trained Transformers)
11:30 AM Breakout Sessions (Virtual)
11:45 AM Lunch (In Person)
12:00 PM Adjourn (Virtual)
12:45 PM Breakout Conversations (In Person)
1:50 PM Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
2:00 PM Adjourn (In Person)
UW-Madison Pyle Center (in-person); EventsAir (virtual) 
Events Team, , events@uwebc.wisc.edu 
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