AI & Industry
13:30-17:00 January 28
& 09:00-12:30 January 29

½ day x2

@ Auditorium A



A Pragmatic View on Language Technologies

13:30-13:40 January 28 · with Kornelia Papp

Replacing supervision with data in Computer vision

13:40-13:50 January 28 · with Armand Joulin

AI for business processes optimization

13:50-14:00 January 28 · with Marc Lecoultre

Industry diversity meets Dathena

14:00-14:10 January 28 · with Tetiana Kodliuk

AI : The positive disruption

14:10-14:20 January 28 · with Eric Saracchi

AIOps with Machine Learning and Knowledge Graph Data Models

14:20-14:30 January 28 · with Florian Krausbeck

One-on-one: Startup story

14:30-15:00 January 28 · with Marcel Salathé, Alexandre Lebrun

Coffee Break

15:00-15:30 January 28

Startup spotlight: ecoRobotix

15:30-15:40 January 28 · with Steve Tanner

Startup spotlight: AI & NLP applied to content marketing

15:40-15:50 January 28 · with Edouard Lambelet

Startup spotlight: Data-driven invention

15:50-16:00 January 28 · with Matthew Lawrenson

RAPIDS- Accelerating traditional machine learning with GPUs

16:00-16:10 January 28 · with René Müller

#shifthappens - Why companies must re-imagine how they attract top academic talent in AI

16:10-16:20 January 28 · with James Common

Lessons learned on bridging the gap between the AI revolution and the industry

16:20-16:30 January 28 · with Jérôme Berthier

Transforming engineering with Deep Learning

16:30-16:40 January 28 · with Timur Bagautdinov

AI Trends & Disruptions: Hybrid AI

16:40-16:50 January 28 · with Thierry Caminel

ML with the EPFL Extension School

16:50-17:00 January 28 · with Laura Downhower


Ingredients for Impactful AI Projects in Industry

09:00-09:10 January 29 · with Andreea Hossmann

Startup spotlight: Interactive training of AI models for earth imagery with Picterra

09:10-09:15 January 29 · with Julien Rebetez Slides

Startup spotlight: Privately

09:15-09:20 January 29 · with François Helg Slides

Different Industries = Different AI Needs? Our Experience

09:20-09:30 January 29 · with Dorothea Wiesmann

Scaling AI-based products across an enterprise

09:30-09:40 January 29 · with Yves Lostanlen

Machine learning for industrial process optimization

09:40-09:50 January 29 · with Hông-Ân Sandlin

Startup spotlight: Gamaya

09:50-10:00 January 29 · with Luca Baldassarre

Prediction in production

10:00-10:10 January 29 · with Martin Gerber Slides

Machine Learning for defect detection in industrial advanced manufacturing applications

10:10-10:20 January 29 · with Jérôme Clavel

ML for in situ and real-time monitoring of highly dynamic processes

10:20-10:30 January 29 · with Kilian Wasmer

Coffee Break

10:30-11:00 January 29

Panel discussion

11:00-11:50 January 29 · with Dorothea Wiesmann, Nicola Rieke, Andy Fitze, Hông-Ân Sandlin, Yves Lostanlen, François Rüf

Balancing Edge and Cloud - Real world experience from an industry use case

11:50-12:00 January 29 · with Max Carrel

AIcrowd: Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence to solve real world problems

12:00-12:10 January 29 · with Sharada Mohanty

GaitHub: A cross-platform ML-based human motion sensing engine

12:10-12:20 January 29 · with Farzin Dadashi

TensorFlow Hub: Standing on the Shoulders of Giant Machine Learning Models

12:20-12:30 January 29 · with Elizabeth Kemp


Alexandre Lebrun

Co-founder and CEO, Nabla

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Andreea Hossmann

Principal Product Manager for Data, Analytics & AI, Swisscom

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Andy Fitze

Co-Founder, SwissCognitive

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Armand Joulin

Research scientist, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research

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Dorothea Wiesmann

Department Head, Cognitive Computing & Industry Solutions, IBM Research

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Edouard Lambelet

Co-founder & Chairman, Finity

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Elizabeth Kemp

Software Engineer, Google

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Eric Saracchi

CIO, Firmenich

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Farzin Dadashi


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Florian Krausbeck

Chief AI Officer, ambrite

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François Helg

CTO, Privately

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François Rüf

Head of Data, AI & Machine Learning, Vontobel

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Hông-Ân Sandlin

Data Scientist, Bühler

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James Common

Founder, Common Ground

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Jérôme Berthier

Head of AI, Big Data & Innovation Lab, ELCA

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Jérôme Clavel

Junior Project Manager, Georg Fischer

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Julien Rebetez

Lead Software & Machine Learning Engineer, Picterra

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Kilian Wasmer

Head Deputy, Advanced Materials Processing Laboratory (Empa)

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Kornelia Papp

Cognitive Data Scientist, Swiss Re

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Laura Downhower

Executive Director, EPFL Extension School

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Luca Baldassarre

Head of Data Science, Gamaya

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Marcel Salathé

Professor, EPFL

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Marc Lecoultre


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Martin Gerber

Crunching Master & Big Data Analytics Consultant, Acceleris

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Matthew Lawrenson

COO, Iprova

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Max Carrel

Technology Consultant, BearingPoint

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Nicola Rieke

Senior Deep Learning Solution Architect – Healthcare, NVIDIA

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René Müller

Senior AI Developer Technology Engineer, NVIDIA

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Sharada Mohanty

CEO & Co-Founder, AIcrowd

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Steve Tanner

CTO, ecoRobotix

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Tetiana Kodliuk

Chief Science Officer, Dathena Science

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Thierry Caminel

AI Technology and Innovation Leader, Atos

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Timur Bagautdinov

CTO, Neural Concept

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Yves Lostanlen

Industry Solutions, Element AI

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Martin Jaggi

Professor, EPFL


Bob West

Professor, EPFL

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