Artificial Intelligence with Scott Waller

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Join us for an exciting evening as we explore the world of artificial intelligence, automation, and their impact on business and enterprise.

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When we’re asked, “What is artificial intelligence?” many mental images come to mind. In our personal lives, perhaps it’s a sassy talking technology like Siri from Apple, or it’s Amazon’s talking machine (Alexa), or Spotify building you a recommended music playlist based on your listening habits. Some might even imagine sophisticated robots threatening to extinguish the human race. Professionally, Artificial Intelligence is on the rise across all industries, and there are many applications in use today. From intelligent virtual assistants reducing customer service calls to big data analytical techniques to quickly sift through mounds of data to identify specific business signals, this technology is helping companies work more efficiently and make faster decisions. So how does it all work and what is the technology behind it? AI is not a single technology. Really, it’s several different technologies applied in different functions through various applications. During this discussion, we will explore the technologies behind Artificial Intelligence and how to apply a common sense approach to apply AI for your business needs.

Scott A. Waller

Executive Director, Aetna IT Delivery Division

CVS Health Technology & Innovation

Scott is an accomplished, outcome-driven senior technology executive with 20+ years of consulting and management experience and year-over-year success in leading multimillion-dollar complex, challenging IT initiatives for Fortune 100 companies. Scott is an Executive Director in Aetna’s IT Delivery Division and holds various delivery lead roles. He currently leads some of Aetna’s Technical Centers of Excellence and Shared Services such as the Salesforce COE, Robotics Process Automation, Intelligent Automation, Artificial Intelligence using IBM Watson and other Next Generation technologies. His team’s partner with various IT organizations including Enterprise Architecture and Data Analytics to shape, incubate and deliver emerging technologies.

Earlier this year, Scott and his team earned the prestigious distinction of CIO.com’s Top 100 Artificial Intelligence projects implementing a Natural Language Processing and Text Analytic Artificial Intelligent solution to improve medical claim auto-adjudication rates by converting financial comments stored in notes & comments fields in provider contracts from unstructured data to structured data allowing for robotic process automation digital workers to reprocess the claims.

Scott's previous roles included the delivery of critical technical enablement services for the Aetna IT Delivery organization through the DevSecOps COE, IT Enterprise Technology Labs, Custom Frameworks, IT Tools and Environment & Data Governance teams. In this capacity, Scott was responsible for defining and implementing the next phase of Aetna's DevSecOps adoption to expand and accelerate DevSecOps principles, practices and continuous improvement cultural changes across the enterprise.

Prior to joining Aetna in 2012, Scott held several Senior Management positions at Accenture while consulting for many of the Fortune 100 companies in the Healthcare, Financial Services, Federal Government and Communications and High Tech sectors. Scott earned the distinguished designation of Master Technical Architect through his achievements of designing and developing custom Service-Oriented Architecture frameworks which was deployed and adopted at a number of Accenture’s clients.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Electrical Engineering where he was enrolled in a dual education program with Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted his Interactive and Major Qualifying Projects at NASA to develop their first search for

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