The goal of this workshop is to provide a hands-on experience on identifying potential opportunities for AI projects within your organizations and assessing the most appropriate one for the first pilot project. The workshop starts with a basic introduction to data science and AI with the main goal of clarifying often overhyped terminology of the field. We will continue by guiding participants through a structured process in which they will learn how to asses both technical requirements and business impact of an AI project. After the exercise, we will briefly discuss how the first AI project fits into wider AI transformation strategy of your organization.
DAVOR RUNJE: Davor Runje is a seasoned software engineer, computer scientists and serial entrepreneur. Most recently, he co-founded ZASTI, an Artificial Intelligence startup building a proprietary platform solving problems in multiple domains. Prior to that, he co-founded DRAP in 2008, one of the most awarded digital agencies in Croatia, acquired in 2018 by Imago Ogilvy. Back in 1997, he co-founded PlayMedia Systems, the leading provider of AMP MP3 playback technology on the global market where he invented and lead development of several DRM based and DRM free systems for digital audio distribution based of AMP® MP3 decoding engine for clients including DMX Music, STMicroelectronics and Napster. As a PhD intern working with Yuri Gurevich at Microsoft Research, he worked on applications of the interactive ASM thesis on multiprocessor/multicore programming. He designed, implemented and transferred technology to a product group of a system for execution of structured concurrency, later named the Task Parallel Library of .NET framework. He received the SSCLI and Phoenix 2005 award by Microsoft Research as one of the best 16 research projects in the international competition. He’s the author of 15 publications in theoretical computer science and one US patent. He teaches deep learning at the HUB385 Innovation center, he is a lecturer at Data science program at Algebra College and he regularly organizes AI focused meetups and conferences.