Operationalizing your
Enterprise’s AI Strategy

MIT MIMO Symposium
May 4, 2022

MIT’s ILP – 1 Main St, Cambridge, MA

About the Event

The benefits that AI can offer businesses have been clearly illustrated – whether it is cost reduction, quality improvement, or revenue growth. The Symposium series aims to bridge the gap between data and tangible impact. This first edition will focus on Technical Readiness & Organizational Readiness, equipping attendees with the tools to develop a clear, cohesive, and scalable AI strategy.

Tickets include:

  • Best Practices and Leading Use Cases from Industry Practitioners and Faculty – Hear how leaders in AI and Industry 4.0 have used data intelligence to transform their organizations.
  • Networking with Leading Students and Faculty at MIMO After Dark – Connect with the best data scientists & engineers in the field that MIT has to offer!
  • State-of-the-Art Applications of AI and Discussion with Graduate Students – Face-to-face interaction with students and their research presented via their posters throughout the day
  • Admission to the Cognex Prize Award Ceremony – Both experts and the audience will get a chance to vote on the best posters. We have a large pool of prizes graciously sponsored by Cognex, the leading firm in machine vision for operations. 

The Symposium is a must-attend for professionals who understand the importance of using AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics in industry, and are eager to find new ways to implement these frontier technologies within their corporation.

Symposium VOD Playlist – Now Available

Speakers & Panelists

Rama Ramakrishnan

Professor of the Practice, Data Science and Applied Machine Learning at MIT Sloan

Omid Nohadani

Director of AI and Data Science at Benefits Science Technology

Dr. Troy Lau

Division Leader: AI, Human, and Data Technologies at Draper

Yanai Golany

Director of Data Science at Meta

Pete Kimball

Associate Partner, Operations Practice at McKinsey & Company

Michael Johnson

Director of Machine Learning at HelloFresh

Margaret Pierson

Associate Director, Data Science at Wayfair

Sreedhar Sistu

Vice President of AI Offers at Schneider Electric

Daisy Zhuo

Co-Founding Partner at Interpretable AI

MIMO After Dark & The Cognex Prize

The post-Symposium MIMO After Dark cocktail hour will serve as a forum for networking and idea-sharing between business leaders, MIT faculty members, and some of the top MIT data science & engineering students.

During this time, MIT graduate students will present their research on applications of AI, ML, and advanced analytics to manufacturing and operations at the Cognex Prize Poster Competition. These posters will showcase state-of-the-art use cases for these technologies in industry, offering a unique opportunity to discover novel approaches to intelligent operations. Both audience members and a panel of industry experts will have the chance to vote on prize winners.


Symposium Schedule

Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
9:00 AM10:00 AMBreakfast
10:00 AM10:10 AMMIMO IntroductionBruce Lawler, MIMO Managing Director
10:10 AM10:30 AMIndustrial AI at ScaleSreedhar Sistu, Schneider Electric, VP, AI Offers – Customer
10:30 AM11:10 AMData-Efficient AI: Best Practices for Building AI Solutions When Data is Scarce or ExpensiveRama Ramakrishnan, MIT Sloan Professor of the Practice
11:15 AM11:55 AMMachine Intelligence for Data Centers Operations at ScaleYanai Golany, Meta Director of Data Science
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch & Networking
1:00 PM1:40 PMTransforming a Company’s Technology, Operations, and Business with AI/ML… and in that particular orderTroy Lau, Draper, Division Leader – AI, Human, and Data Technologies
1:45 PM2:25 PMRealizing Value and Managing Risks Associated with AI DeploymentDaisy Zhuo, Interpretable AI, Co-Founder
2:25 PM2:45 PMCoffee Break
2:45 PM3:25 PMModels & Methods in Machine LearningOmid Nohadani, Benefits Science Technologies, Director of AI and Data Science
3:30 PM4:10 PMToward Smart Production: Machine Intelligence in Business OperationsPete Kimball, McKinsey, Operations Associate Partner
4:10 PM4:30 PMCoffee Break
4:30 PM5:25 PMCreating a Data-Driven CultureFireside Chat: Margaret Pierson, Wayfair; Michael Johnson, HelloFresh
5:25 PM8:00 PMHors D’oeuvres + Networking, Cognex Poster CompetitionBruce Lawler, MIMO, Managing Director
8:00 PM8:30 PMCognex Poster Competition AwardsCognex Team

About the Organizers

The Symposium is a student-led event that provides a space where industry leaders can approach MIT and learn about the benefits AI can bring to their businesses. Individuals will have the chance to meet academics and students who are working on new AI technologies, enabling the exchange of ideas.

MIMO is a research and education program with the mission of finding the shortest path from data to impact. Its goal is to increase industrial competitiveness by accelerating the understanding and deployment of machine intelligence in manufacturing and operations.

Lauren Heintz

Logistics Co-Director

Michaela Murr

Logistics Co-Director

Max Tanski

Finance Director

Shelby Unger

Marketing Director

Josh Weisberg

Content Co-Director

Kathryn Angevine

Content Co-Director

Tom Stuart

Content Co-Director