The Data-Centric AI Forum

About the Event

Are you tired of attending events and conferences filled with infomercials, vendor pitches, and product releases?
Do you want to walk away with the feeling of gaining a treasure trove of real lessons learned by a number of real people in the frontier of AI technologies?
Do you want to get away from all the hype around developments in the space of AI backed by empty promises, and learn about real work done by real people?

The Data-Centric AI Forum is a 1 day virtual event covering a number of timely topics of major relevance to the use of Large Language Models (LLMs), Knowledge Graphs (KGs), Ontologies, and FAIR principles for managing robust and extensible data infrastructure which supports top tiered data governance practices.

We will be hosting a short pre-event program as well as an extensive and diverse program the day of the forum. Event topics include:

  1. Data-Centric Architecture
  2. Data Governance
  3. Enabling Artificial Intelligence Applications
  4. FAIR Data & FAIR Principles
  5. Ontology Engineering

Event Programming Schedule

Pre-Event (Wednesday, March 20th)

Joaquin Melara, Founder, SWARM Community

An Intro to the SWARM Community

March 20th – 10:00 AM ET

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Dr. Pallavi Karanth, Research Software Engineer, TIB

Data Dynamics: Navigating the AI Frontier with Ontologies and FAIR Principles

March 20th – 10:30 AM ET

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Mrignainy Kansal, Assistant Professor, AKGEC

AI as a Catalyst for Transformational Change in Traditional Industries

March 20th – 11:00 AM ET

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Event (Wednesday, March 27th)

Joaquin Melara, Founder, SWARM Community

Introduction to the Data-Centric AI Forum

March 27th – 8:30 AM ET

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Dr. Chethana Sridhar, Assistant Professor, SSMRV

Building Intelligent Systems: A Roadmap to AI Application Success

March 27th – 9:00 AM ET

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Dr. Kusum Lata, Assistant Professor, Sharda University

Generative AI for Low Resource Languages

March 27th – 9:30 AM ET

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Dr. Shaista Hussain, Co-Founder/ CEO, SAIF CHECK

Data-Centric Methods for Responsible AI

March 27th – 10:00 AM ET

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Dr. Giuseppe Futia, Senior Data Scientist, Graphaware

Leveraging Synergies: LLMs, Ontologies, and Knowledge Graphs in the Biomedical Domain for Entity Disambiguation

March 27th – 10:30 AM ET

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Andrea Gioia, CTO, Quantyca

Information Architecture: From Data Products to Knowledge Graph

March 27th – 11:00 AM ET

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Emeka Okoye, Senior Knowledge Engineer, Cymantiks

How Ontologies form the Knowledge Scaffolding of Enterprises

March 27th – 11:30 AM ET

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Daniel Taylor, Senior Semantic Engineer, Independent

Map and Molecule: Building the Enterprise Holograph

March 27th – 1:00 PM ET

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Jessica Talisman, Information Architect, Amazon

Intentional Arrangement: AI & Information Architecture

March 27th – 1:30 PM ET

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Prasad Yalamanchi, Founder / CEO, Lead Semantics

Ontologies for Enabling Automated Graph + LLM Workflows

March 27th – 2:30 PM ET

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Kurt Cagle, Editor in Chief, The Cagle Report

AI and Ontologies as Standards

March 27th – 3:00 PM ET

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Dr. Hala Nelson, Professor, James Madison University

Navigating AI Frontiers: It’s all about Perspective

March 27th – 3:30 PM ET

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Joaquin Melara, Founder of the SWARM Community

Closing out The Data-Centric AI Forum

March 27th – 4:00 PM ET

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