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SparkCognition Announces Second Free Virtual AI Event in Time Machine 2020 AI Sessions Series

SparkCognition, the world's leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, is pleased to announce it will be hosting its second free virtual AI thought-leadership event as part of its Time Machine 2020 AI Sessions series on September 2, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT. The second session's theme is "Abundant Economies, Resilient Societies: How AI Delivers Human Benefit."

In the second interactive session, speakers will explore how AI is reinventing the global supply chain. By optimizing local production and supply and making it cost-competitive, AI systems can create new work opportunities in our towns and cities, enable greater national security, and deliver resilience against weather, pandemic, and economic shocks. In addition to the speaking panels, attendees have the ability to ask live questions to speakers and will be able to network through a virtual reality exhibition hall.

"As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it is more crucial than ever that we continue to strive for transportation with the highest level of safety, reliability and efficiency for both goods and people," said Dr. Tom Prevot, Director of Engineering for Airspace Systems at Uber Elevate. "At Uber Elevate, we're exploring new technologies for powering these networks, and I'm looking forward to the discussion during the upcoming AI Session."

The second Time Machine 2020 AI Session will include the following speakers and sessions spanning technology, industry, and research:

  • Perfecting Last Mile Logistics with AI
    • Jon Damush, Senior Director of New Business Ventures, Boeing NeXt
    • Dr. Tom Prevot, Director of Engineering for Airspace Systems, Uber Elevate
    • Lisa Ellman, Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP, Executive Director of Commercial Drone Alliance
  • Zero Downtime: Evolving to Meet Consumer Needs
    • Padmanabha Rajagopalan (Gopal), Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Transformation within Global Supply Chain, Verizon
    • Mike Alvarado, Vice President, Growth and Sales Strategy, Jacobs Engineering
    • Amir Kazmi, Chief Information and Digital Officer, WestRock
  • Using Predictive Maintenance to Support Military Readiness
    • Secretary Lisa Disbrow, Former Under Secretary of the United States Air Force
    • Major Alex Goldberg, Chief Innovation Officer of the Texas Military Department; DARPA Fellow for the Air Force Chief of Staff
    • Chitra Sivanandam, Simulation Vice President, Analytics, SAIC

"Today, the global supply chain faces greater challenges than we've seen in decades," said Amir Husain, founder and CEO at SparkCognition. "We selected this topic for our September AI Session because of its incredible relevance to our lives today, and we're looking forward to exploring how AI can strengthen our supply chains for societal benefit."

Over 1,000 people registered for the first Time Machine 2020 AI Session themed, "The Role of AI in the Fight Against COVID-19," which took place in early June and featured speakers such as CEO of JC2 Ventures and Chairman Emeritus of Cisco John Chambers, former CEO of BP Lord John Browne of Madingley, and computational epidemiologist at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Lauren Meyers.

To learn more about Time Machine 2020 AI Sessions and register for free, visit

Published Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:32 AM by David Marshall
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