Leveraging AI to Make Better Business Decisions

Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:00PM – 4:00PM

Room: Show Floor | NAMA Learning Lab

During this deep dive, you will hear from several companies who have incorporated AI into their businesses. As a follow-up to the pre-conference session, you will gain a deep understanding of the applications of AI, learn practical approaches to defining your business problems, build your team and prove commercial value through experimentation and understand best practices to prepare for operational deployment and monitoring.



Sharyn Kolstad
US Business Development

Speaker Bio Coming Soon


Matthew Robards, PHD
Co-Founder, Data Scientist

Matt is a founding data scientist at HIVERY, where he is currently charged with accelerating the growth of their flagship product – Vending Analytics – on a global scale. In this role he is responsible for product strategy and vision, business/customer support, technical development, and his native discipline of data science. Matt’s career has seen him apply artificial intelligence and data science to many fascinating problem domains including laser tracking of space-debris. Prior to starting HIVERY, Matt worked at CSIRO’s Data61 – Australia’s flagship center for ICT research and excellence.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Wollongong, a Bachelor of Science (Honors) from Charles Sturt University, and a PhD in Computer Science (specializing in reinforcement learning – a subdomain of artificial intelligence), from the Australian National University.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Megan, playing with his three children Chloe, Henry and Frederick, and landscaping his rural property in the south eastern corner of Australia.

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