Jon Adoe

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Jane Bdoe

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SVP, Product and Technology
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Deep Bagchee is Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at CNBC. Previously, he was the VP of Product at CNBC Digital, and before that, the Managing Digital Editor and Head of Digital for CNBC International, overseeing digital teams in London and Singapore.
 
From 2010 to 2012 he was Supervising Digital Editor for CNBC Asia based in Singapore. Before joining CNBC, he worked as a producer for Bloomberg TV in New York and as an anchor and reporter for CNBC's affiliate CNBC-TV18 in India. He holds an MBA from INSEAD business school in France and an MA in International Journalism from Cardiff University, UK.

Lauren Bertolini

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Chief Product Officer
The Daily Beast
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Lauren Bertolini is the Chief Product Officer for The Daily Beast, where she oversees the technology and data teams. Previously, Lauren led the technology group for Kinja, the publishing and community platform that hosted the Gizmodo Media Group (now G/O Media) portfolio of sites, and later The Onion Inc., Fusion and The Root.

Jarrod Dicker

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VP, Commercial Technology and Development
Washington Post
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Jarrod Dicker is Head of Ad Product and Technology at the Washington Post and founder of RED, the ad research experimentation and development team. Prior to the Washington Post, Jarrod lead revenue product at the Huffington Post, Time Inc. and RebelMouse. In 2013, Jarrod was ranked #20 on Business Insider’s list of the 30 most creative people in social media marketing.

John C. Havens

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Executive Director
IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
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John C. Havens is Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems that has two primary outputs – the creation and iteration of a body of work known as Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the recommendation of ideas for Standards Projects focused on prioritizing ethical considerations in A/IS.  Currently there are fourteen approved Standards Working Groups in the IEEE P7000™ series.
 
John is also the Executive Director of The Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI), a program created by The IEEE Standards Association and The MIT Media lab to proliferate the ideals of responsible participant design, data agency and metrics of economic prosperity prioritizing people and the planet over profit and productivity.
 
Previously, John was an EVP of Social Media at PR Firm, Porter Novelli and a professional actor for over 15 years. John has written for Mashable and The Guardian and is author of the books, Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity To Maximize Machines and Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World.

Jeanine Heck

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VP, Artificial Intelligence Product
Comcast
Jeanine Gubler Heck is Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Product in the Technology and Product organization of Comcast. In this role, Jeanine is leading the company’s efforts to bring artificial intelligence into Xfinity products. She was the founding product manager for the X1 voice remote which allows customers to interact with their TV through intuitive voice commands. Additionally, Jeanine’s team develops other AI products including computer vision algorithms for Xfinity Home cameras, media analytics for TV, and customer experience interactions via an Xfinity virtual assistant.

Since joining Comcast in 2007, Jeanine has used her entrepreneurial approach to product management to build algorithms that enhance user experiences. Prior to her current role, Jeanine led the launch of a cloud-based TV search engine as well as the company’s first TV recommendations engine.

In 2012, Jeanine was the leader of Comcast’s Women’s Network for its inaugural three years. Jeanine spends her time outside of work encouraging young people to pursue careers in technology.  She sits on the board at her alma mater, St. Hubert High School for Girls, and she mentors computer science students at Lower Merion High School.

Jeanine received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.  She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and 4 children.

Noelle Lacharite

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Developer Experience for Cognitive Services and Applied AI
Microsoft
Noelle LaCharite is leading Developer Experience for Cognitive Services and Applied AI at Microsoft. She helps developers envision, build, deploy and operate intelligent apps using Azure Cognitive services. She is passionate about Mindful Leadership, work-life harmony and helping everyone achieve more. She also specializes in helping organizations develop intelligent apps and agents, delighting customers along the way. She has spent many years as an architect and evangelist for IBM, RedHat, EMC, and Amazon Alexa.  She has taught thousands of people the value and importance of using Conversational AI, Machine Learning, and mindful leadership and has delivered keynotes, workshops, and conferences around the world.

Francesco Marconi

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R&D Chief
The Wall Street Journal
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Francesco Marconi is the R&D Chief at The Wall Street Journal leading a team of machine learning engineers, data scientists and editors. His most recent work focuses on algorithmic auditing, DeepFakes verification and AI ethics. Prior to WSJ he managed strategy at the Associated Press where he co-led content automation and artificial intelligence efforts.
 
Francesco was recognized by MediaShift as one of the top 20 digital media innovators, named to the 25 under 35 next generation of publishing leaders by Editor & Publisher Magazine, and nominated as a Digiday Future Leader Awards finalist. He is an affiliate researcher at MIT Media Lab and a Tow Fellow at Columbia University. His ideas have  been featured on The New York Times, Forbes, Quartz, AdWeek, Digiday, World Economic Forum, Columbia Journalism Review, Harvard Digital Initiative, Nieman Lab.
 
Francesco's book "Newsmakers: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism” will be published by Columbia University Press in September 2019.