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AI Conferences Trends & Directions: The Coming Technological Revolution in Artificial Intelligence

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) Startup Half Day Conference : AI Trends and Directions 2018

Thursday Jan 18th, 1 - 7PM 68 Willow Rd, Menlo Park
This half day AI conference is geared towards artificial intelligence enthusiasts looking towards the future and will provide content that is practical, actionable and relevant with regard to launching and funding an AI startup.

1:05pm to 2:00 pm: Theory and Practice of Applying AI to Cybersecurity

Ivan Novikov, Founder, WALLARM

2:05 pm to 3:00 pm: Ai in 2018 and Beyond
  Dr. David Yang, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Founder of ABBYY
3:05pm to 4:00pm: The Economic Impact of Ai in 2018
  Kartik Gada, Author, "The Atom"
4:05pm to 5:00pm: How Ai Will Impact the Cryptocurrency Market
  Mason Borda, Founder of Tokensoft
5:00pm to 6:30pm What VC's Look for in an AI Startup VC Panel:Moderated by Roger Royse
  Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
  Nicholas Davidov, Co-Founder Gagarin Capital
  Ajay Ramachandran, Co-Founder, Happiness Ventures
  Helen Liang, Managing Partner, FoundersX Ventures


David Yang

David Yang is an Armenian-born Russian founder, CEO of ABBYY an up and coming AI startup and an investor in AI startups. David is a co-founder, entrepreneur and/or co-investor of a number of other projects in addition to ABBYY.

ABBYY employs leading engineers, scientists, and linguists developing Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR), Linguistic and Artificial Intelligence technologies.

Rick Orloff

Rick Orloff brings more than 20 years of deep information security experience. Prior to joining Code42, Rick was vice president and chief information security officer at eBay, led and built a variety of global security programs at Apple (AAPL), and directed global security at Lam Research (LRCX). Rick is currently an active member of several advisory boards focused on new and emerging security technology companies.

Throughout his career, Rick has driven meaningful and actionable results across a range of security areas, including global threat management, cyber intelligence, geospatial correlation of data and security operations centers.


Bill Reichert

Bill Reichert is the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures. Bill spent most of his early career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Bill and Garage have helped many great companies get their start, including Pandora Media, LeftHand Networks, Kaboodle, and Tripwire.

Bill has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. He is a co-founder of F50 and TimeJoy, and is an advisor to Playlist. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.

Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Churchill Club. He is an adviser to the Women’s Startup Lab, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Gary Fowler

Gary Fowler is an award winning senior level executive with 25+ years of success in global strategic innovation leadership, sales, marketing, operational and investment management. Gary is a recognized expert in entrepreneurship (including entrepreneurial education), lean startup methods, innovation management, and technology development. Gary has been a consultant to numerous international companies and startups.

Gary has had extensive experience with fundraising through a successful IPO (CKSW) and has held executive-level positions in top tier companies including ClickSoftware, Mirantis, Siemens, HP and others. Gary is a serial entrepreneur and is the founder of Fowler International, Broadiant, and the co-founder of GVA LaunchGurus.


Roger Royse

Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California ( Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands FRSA is an entrepreneur, business advisor and speaker. Newlands is the founder of and online invoicing company. Newlands is also an adviser to the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund that invests in IOT companies. He gives practice advice from the 1000’s of pitches he has heard for entrepreneurs and startups to grow their companies, get investment and succeed. Newlands received a Bachelor of Laws and he is qualified as a Lawyer. He gained his Green Card by being recognized by the US government as an “alien of extraordinary ability.” Newlands is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons. Newlands lives in Palo Alto.


Nicholas Davidov

Nick Davidov is a Co-Founder of Gagarin Capital, overseeing strategy, business development and acquisitions.

He has 10 years of expertise in online marketing as well as high level investment, fundraising and strategic development. Before joining the Pult Group, Nick worked in business development for both Cisco Systems and TerraLink and also spent time as an independent consultant.

Kartik Gada

Kartik Gada is Executive Director at Woodside Capital, where he specializes in Artificial Intelligence M&A. Before that, he founded 3D Strategies Management, a commodities futures hedge fund that was among the highest returning small funds during that period. Earlier, he was a Director at Netgear, responsible for the full P&L of the $250M consumer products division. He is the author of a widely read book on the new economics of technology, The ATOM and will be teaching a finance class at Stanford University.


Steve Goldberg

Steve joined Venrock in 2009 after having been CEO of several early stage companies including DataRunway, Vidient, Arcwave and CoWave Networks. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Nokia Internet Communications and Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications Division at Cylink Corporation. Steve also held senior management and engineering positions at Trimble Navigation and Hewlett Packard. At Venrock, Steve focuses on investments in connectivity, M2M/Internet of Things, robotics and embedded systems. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Asoka, FutureDial, Red Seal, and Quantenna Communications. Previous board seats include Canesta (Acq by Microsoft), Kineto Wireless (Acq by Taqua), Newport Media (Acq by Atmel), and Teranetics (Acq by PLX Technology).

Steve received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ganesh Iyer

A proud father and a passionate entrepreneur who wants to put a potiive dent in this world :).. Ganesh is the founder of, a silicon based AI venture that has the ability to tap into the subconscious mind of humans to derive their true digital personality and very powerful business insights. Trained as an engineer, he has a unique 15+ years background in elegant leadership, strategic planning, product management- Software and Hardware, Sales and Marketing Operations, Business Architecture, Design, Manufacturing which provided his serving ventures (likes of AMD and Cisco) unique advantages. He was also a Research Assistant in one of the most prestigious schools in Asia- Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai). He holds Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University and Dual Masters degree from State University of New York-Mechanical Engineering & Masters degree from San Jose State University-Biomedical Devices. He also holds Business-Continued Studies from Stanford University. He is also a Partner at a venture intended to bring ideas to life & Advisor at nuRealtor LLC- cloud based real estate platform that is intended automate the real estate transactions. He also a doodler and his comical strip tuuktukk is intended to bring out the lighter side to any serious topics.

Ajay Ramachandran

Ajay is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Happiness Ventures who advises and invests in start-ups in big data, mobile, ed tech, fintech, sustainability, IoT, eHealth, e-commerce, digital media, social media, ad tech and enterprise software. Ajay is also an angel investor and incubates several companies each year.

As a Product, Sales & Marketing executive, Ajay has managed growth from seed stage through IPO. Ajay has been a CEO, CMO & CTO. As a former agency guy, he also has a lot of experiencing working with consumer brands on branding, corporate marketing and digital marketing. Ajay has helped design & bring to market both enterprise and consumer mobile apps on Android & iOS for leading brands like Disney, MTV, Conde Nast, Time Inc, etc.

Ivan Novikov

Ivan is the founder of Wallarm, an AI-based security company based in Silicon Valley. Ivan is well known in the industry. He is a recipient of many bug bounty awards from such companies as Google, Facebook and Honewell. Ivan is also a frequent speaker and industry events and is known for being an inventor of memcached injection and for his work in Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF)

Imram Moin

Serial Entrepreneur and Technology executive with proven track record of joining and scaling early stage enterprise technology startups. Imran was founding member of BlueJeans Network and held various leadership roles in Product Management and Business Development. Prior to that, he held engineering positions at Google. Imran holds a Masters in Networking

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68 Willow Road
68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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