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Thursday, October 29 • 14:00 - 15:30
LF AI Mini-Summit

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The LF AI Foundation’s mission is to build and support an open AI community, and drive open source innovation in the AI, ML, and DL domains by enabling collaboration and the creation of new opportunities for all the members of the community. We invite you to join us for our LF AI Foundation Mini Summit where we will cover the latest updates from the Foundation, Technical Advisory Council, Trusted AI Committee, technical projects and more. We look forward to uncovering new collaboration opportunities among our growing community. Join us!

Confirmed Agenda
  • 14:00 - Welcome / LF AI Overview / How to Get Involved, Ibrahim Haddad (LF AI), Executive Director
  • 14:15 - TAC & ML Workflow Committee Updates, Jim Spohrer (IBM), TAC Chairperson
  • 14:30 - Trusted AI Committee Updates, Saishruthi Swaminathan (IBM), Committee Member
  • 14:40 - Project Update: Amundsen, Tao Feng, Amundsen Technical Project Lead
  • 14:50 - Project Update: ONNX, Prasanth Pulavarthi, ONNX Technical Project Lead
  • 15:00 - Project Update: Angel, Brucetao, Angel Technical Project Lead
  • 15:10 - Project Update: Marquez, Julien Le Dem, Marquez Technical Project Lead
  • 15:20 - Live Q&A on Text Chat, Ibrahim Haddad, Jim Spoher, Saishruthi Swaminathan, Tao Feng, Prasanth Pulavarthi, Brucetao & & Julien Le Dem (TBD based on availability)

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Saishruthi Swaminathan

Advocate for Trustworthy AI and a Data Scientist at IBM, IBM
Saishruthi is an advocate for Trustworthy AI and a Data Scientist at IBM. She has a Masters in Electrical Engineering specializing in Data Science and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation. Her passion is to dive deep into the ocean of data, extract insights, and... Read More →

Ibrahim Haddad

Executive Director, LF AI & Data Foundation
Dr. Ibrahim Haddad is the Executive Director of LF AI & Data and maintainer of the Open Source AI & Data landscape, an industry reference to key open source projects in the AI and Data domains. Throughout his career, Haddad held technology and portfolio management roles at Ericsson Research, the Open Source Development Labs, Motorola, Palm, Hewlett-Packard, the Linux Foundation, and Samsung Research... Read More →
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Jim Spohrer

TAC Chairperson, IBM
Jim Spohrer was elected in 2020 as LF AI Technical Advisory Council Chairperson, and ONNX Steering Committee Member. Jim directs IBM’s open source Artificial Intelligence developer ecosystem effort. He led IBM Global University Programs, co-founded Almaden Service Research, and... Read More →
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Technical Project Lead, Angel
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Prasanth Pulavarthi

Technical Project Lead, ONNX
Prasanth Pulavarthi is Principal Program Manager for the AI Frameworks team at Microsoft. His team works on making ML practitioners and engineers more efficient through optimized libraries, tools, and communities. ONNX Runtime (https://onnxruntime.ai) is an open source engine from... Read More →
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Tao Feng

Technical Project Lead, Amundsen
Tao Feng is a staff software engineer and technical lead at Lyft data tools team working on various data products.Tao is the technical lead of LF AI Project Amundsen and a committer and PMC of Apache Airflow.Previously, Tao worked at LinkedIn and Oracle on data infrastructure, tooling... Read More →
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Julien Le Dem

Technical Project Lead, Marquez
Julien Le Dem is the CTO and Co-Founder of Datakin. He co-created Apache Parquet and is involved in several open source projects including Marquez (LF AI), Apache Pig, Apache Arrow, Apache Iceberg and a few others. Previously, he was a senior principal at Wework; principal architect... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2020 14:00 - 15:30 GMT
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