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AI and Data Science Conference set for Nov. 2

Friday, October 7, 2022

Experts will explore innovative and adaptable initiatives backed by data, analytics and the future of work in Oklahoma State University’s AI and Data Science Virtual Conference on Nov. 2. This informative and popular conference is organized and presented by the Spears School of Business and OSU’s Center of Data Analytics (CODA).


“AI and data science are fast-moving fields, and conferences like ours are a great way for those in the industry to stay up to date and connect with like-minded professionals,” said Rick Wilson, head of the Department of Management Science & Information Systems, W. Paul Miller Professor in Business Administration and co-director of CODA. “This year’s presenters are AI and data science experts known for shaping the industry today and serving as visionaries for tomorrow.”

Data science and artificial intelligence experts will share their knowledge through virtual presentations with question-and-answer opportunities for conference participants.

Scheduled topics and speakers include the following:

  • “From On-Prem to Cloud to Edge: How AI Platforms are Evolving Operating Model” with Alexander Klebanov, AI Enterprise Lead at Google. Klebanov is a data scientist, speaker and author with over 20 years of experience in technology, from software to business intelligence to AI, in a variety of industries, including cloud, energy and logistics. He focuses on introducing and proliferating AI-augmented operational models accelerating time to value, and his approach evolved around the journey from data to decisions to actions with iterative delivery.
  • “Conversational Analytics: The Final Frontier” with Russ Lyman, Director of Business Intelligence at LivePerson. One of the most powerful analytics applications, and one of the least leveraged and understood, involves the conversations between a business and its customers. Conversational analytics moves beyond CSAT surveys and reviews, and into the direct interactions that consumers are having with your business.
  • “Blast Past the BS” with Chris Pogue, Senior VP and Head of Strategic Alliances at Nuix. Modern investigations contain massive quantities of unstructured, human-generated data that contain colloquialisms, jargon and cognates. This has rendered keyword searching and regular expressions significantly less useful when trying to find meaning within the corpus of data, creating a need for natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI) in corporate and criminal investigations. Leveraging machine learning, deep content analysis and contextual fact extraction for the first time in history, investigators can assist law enforcement blast past the noise, the ROT and the BS and find answers faster.
  • "Trustworthy AI, and a Framework for Thinking about Trustworthy AI Use Cases” with Kate Schmidt, Senior Operations Leader for the Deloitte AI Institute. Schmidt’s role at Deloitte AI Institute focuses on amplifying Deloitte’s Age of With™ messaging in the market and connecting its clients to the AI ecosystem. Previously, she led large-scale global finance transformation programs in consumer and industrial products, life sciences and high-tech industries.
  • “Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Implementation Panel” with Beau Rollins and Michael Bowers at Devon Energy and Russell Teubner, formally CEO of Hostbridge Technology.

Individual registration is $195 per person, while a group discount for three or more people from the same company is $150 per person. To register, visit


For more information or to become a tiered sponsor, contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at (405) 744-5208 or 

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