Graph+AI World Highlights

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The Graph+AI World Online Conference is Sept. 28th, 29th, and 30th 2020

Here are some of my highlights for the on-line Graph+AI World Conference happening today and the following two days (Sept. 28th, 29th, and 30th 2020). Note that all times are Pacific Standard Time. These are talks that either I am in or people that I work with are involved in.

Graph + AI World Opening Keynote — Ed Sverdlin
Tuesday, September 29th, 10:00–11:00 AM PST
Ed and I have been working to promoted graph technologies for over two years at UHG and Optum. Ed always does a great job and I am sure you will find his talk informative.

Innovative Architecture for Real-Time Healthcare Analytics
Tuesday, September 29th, 11:30–12:00 PM PST
I will be co-presenting this talk with Nikhil Deshpande, a Distinguished Engineer from Intel. I will describe some of the challenges with doing real-time clinical analytics and Nikhil will then describe the new Intel PIUMA architecture that is being optimized for graph traversal for trillion node graphs. Anyone doing strategy development should watch this talk.

Fast Parallel Similarity Calculations with FPGA Hardware
Tuesday, September 29th, 1:00–1:30 PM PST
I will be co-presenting this talk with Kumar Deepak, a Distinguished Engineer from the leading FPGA company, Xilinx. Kumar was the key engineer that helped Optum compare tens of millions of patient records and return the most similar patients in under 50 milliseconds using parallel FPGA hardware.

The Future of Graph Query Languages: the GQL and SQL/PGQ Standards
I will be co-presenting on a panel with Dr. Alin Deutsch, Jeffrey Lovitz, Juan Sequeda, Keith W. Hare, and our session host Tony Baer.
We will be covering key aspects of the new GQL standard for graph query languages and how this language will accelerate graph adoption and will create a new market for 3rd party graph applications.

From Dataframes to Graph: Data Science with pyTigerGraph
Wednesday, September 30th, 12:30–1:00 PM PST
Parker Erickson, Optum and University of Minnesota
I have been fortunate to be working with the Parker for almost six years and have seen him grow to be the curator of the most powerful Python library for accessing Tigergraph. Parker will walk through the key features of the pyTigerGraph and demonstrate its use in integrating graph and machine learning. Parker knows that our data scientists feel most comfortable using Python and Jupyter Notebooks and he is working to make these interfaces seamless.

Care Intervention Assistant — A Real-Time Approach to Omaha Clinical Data Classification Using Chatbot Interactions
Wednesday, September 30th, 1:30–2:00 PM PST
Andrew Johnson
This will be an impressive demonstration of how in real-time, a patient record and a chatbot dialog can be used to classify the areas of focus for a call center agent. Andrew worked with several others at Optum including Jamie O’Leary from Ireland making this another world-wide effort.

Data Scientist Panel: Transforming Data Science with Graph + AI
Wednesday, September 30th, 3:30–4:00 PM PST
I will be on a panel with Chinmay Nerurkar and Jon Herke. Jon and I worked together for many years in the Optum Advanced Technology Collaborative. We will be talking about how we can accelerate many of the processes in Data Science by using graph technologies.

But to be honest, almost all of the talks look great. I hope you enjoy the virtual conference!

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Distinguished Engineer with an interest in knowledge graphs, AI and complex systems. Big fan of STEM, Arduino, robotics, DonkeyCars and the AI Racing League.

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