Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Eli Collins, VP of Product at Google DeepMind, will join us on stage as our surprise keynote speaker at IMPACT: The Data Observability Summit!
Alongside Billy Beane (yes, that Billy Beane), Annie Duke, author of one of my favorite books, Thinking in Bets, and Nga Phan, SVP of Product at Salesforce AI, Eli will round out our slate of data and AI keynotes for the conference.
There are few visionaries in the data and AI space I look up to more than Eli. Former staff engineer at VMware, Chief Technologist at Cloudera, Technologist-in-Residence at Accel, and now a product leader at Google DeepMind, Eli’s experience and perspective on operationalizing AI from research to product to pipeline are unmatched.
Over the past year, we’ve seen enormous advances in AI, with leaps and bounds being made seemingly overnight. For Google, however, AI has deep roots both in research and its product portfolio. Since 2019, Eli has played a critical role in the productization of several of Google’s most important products, and in early 2023, he took the helm alongside VP of Research Zoubin Ghahramani as the co-leader of Google DeepMind.
Google DeepMind is responsible for some of the most groundbreaking and thought-provoking research in deep learning, robotics, reinforcement learning, and generative models, including most recently, Bard, a conversational AI tool, Imagen, a text-to-image diffusion model, and SythID, a tool for creating AI-generated images responsibly and identifying them with confidence.
During his fireside chat, I’ll be grilling Eli on the evolution of AI research from academia to industry, touching on some of Google’s most impactful innovations, including advances to Bard and Google Cloud. We’ll also discuss what it means to build and deploy AI responsibly, and how Google DeepMind is charting the path forward for ecosystem-wide collaboration.
IMPACT is less than a month away – will I see you there?
PS – be sure to check out our full lineup, with new speakers being added every week!
PSS – if you’re in the Bay Area, be sure to RSVP for our data and AI leaders reception on October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Alexandria in San Carlos to help us kick off IMPACT!