Where AI, IoT, and humans meet

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 18:00
San Francisco Internet of Things Meetup
San Francisco

We'll be discussing fusion of IoT-generated data with the use of Artificial Intelligence to help us understand the future of our connected world.

This month, we'll have a fireside chat with Dima Rekesh, Sr. Distinguished Engineer, Optum Tech. The chat will be led by Jessica Groopman, Industry Analyst and Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights.

-- 6pm-6:20: Networking over food and drinks
-- 6:20-6:30: Welcome/announcements
-- 6:30-7:15: Fireside chat with Dima Rekesh, led by Jessica Groopman
-- 7:15-7:30pm: Q&A/networking
-- 7:30: Event ends

Please note a volunteer will provide access to the building. To the right side of the 333 Market entrance is the annex building, and there will be signs directing you to the door you can enter to access the 2nd floor.

About our guests: Dima Rekesh

Dima Rekesh is a Senior Distinguished Engineer with Optum Technologies at United Health Group. Dima works on Deep Learning and using it to improve the experience of UHG’s members and providers.

Prior to joining Optum two years ago, Dima spent 20 years at IBM, where he worked on a variety on initiatives, such as large scale web platforms, Big Data, High Performance Computing and Cloud.

In his spare time, Dima teaches at the Masters in Data Science (MIDS) program at the School of Information at UC Berkeley.

Dima's colleague, Kerrie Holley, will be presenting at the upcoming IoT World on the Disruptive Effect of AI and IoT Fusion:

About our guests: Jessica Groopman

Jessica Groopman specializes in automation technologies impacting organizations including IoT, AI, and blockchain. She concentrates on the application of sensors and machine learning with a focus on user experience and data integrity. Past clients range from start-ups to media agencies to large brands including Technicolor, Microsoft, Cisco, Qualcomm, Dell, Intel, DuPont, Pandora, and numerous vendors to develop research, content, and digital strategies.

Jessica is a frequent speaker at IoT industry events. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous blogs and/media outlets. She has been principal analyst with Tractica where she contributed to their automation and robotics practice. She has also served as contributing member of the International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, IoT Guru Network, and FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board. Jessica was also included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT.

Jessica served as research director and principal analyst with Harbor Research and as an industry analyst with Altimeter Group. Earlier, she led research at Focus Research and was a research analyst at Tippit Research.

Jessica will be moderating a panel at IoT World on the technological backbones that advance connected lifestyles:


Thank you to this month's sponsor, IoT World.

Please check out details about this year's big IoT World, May 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center at:

333 Market St, Annex 2nd floor

333 Market Street