Democratization of AI: A Transformative Force

March 8th, 2018 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Capital Data Summit

The second annual Capital Data Summit took place on Feb. 28, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Over the upcoming weeks, we’ll be sharing original content, video and photos from the event.


Advanced Analytics panelArtificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics are transforming every field today and solving real world problems in energy management, home-care, crime reduction, and more. The Summit’s Opportunities, Challenges and Future Trends in Advanced Analytics panel discussed how the democratization of artificial intelligence has resulted in new intelligent applications that are altering business processes and engaging various stakeholders in new ways.

Panelists included Microsoft Data Solution Architect Arief Bavan, Digital Reasoning Chief Analytics Officer Dr. Uday Kamath, Virginia Tech Computer Science and Discovery Analytics Center Research Associate Nathan Self, and Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Business Information Technology, Pamplin College of Business, Dr. Onur Seref. ATA, LLC CTO John Eberhardt III moderated.

Here are some of the valuable points that emerged from this discussion:

  • Open source data enables strong engagement from universities and the future tech workforce in the analytics field
  • Collaboration is surpassing competition in data analytics and that provides huge business value and exciting innovation that will impact every industry
  • Fully embracing AI requires a cultural change within organizations; it’s a journey

View full video from the panel below!

Stay tuned for more Capital Data Summit content here on the blog and check out the 2018 Summit photo gallery!

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