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Future Forum – Artificial Intelligence

Wed 28th Jun 2017 PDT


How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Industry and Workforce in LA County?


About our Presenting Sponsor
Centrally located in the South Bay and the heart of Los Angeles, CSU Dominguez Hills is a diverse, welcoming community of learners and educators collaborating to change lives and communities for the better. With our strong academic programs, dedicated faculty mentors, supportive staff, and many campus amenities, CSU Dominguez Hills is committed to connecting our students to a high-quality and transformative education while providing our communities with a vital resource for talent, knowledge, skills, and leadership needed to thrive today and tomorrow.

Future Forum explores the region’s Artificial Intelligence industry and jobs.

As disruptive technologies continue to pervade society, they require people and organizations to adapt to new capabilities. Artificial Intelligence is already having a profound impact on our personal and working lives–and it’s impact will only increase in the future. Much like the PC disrupted our lives in the 1980’s, AI will lay the foundation for future decades of how we interact with technology, and how these new advents in technology will impact our everyday lives.  More specifically, how will advanced manufacturing and machine learning affect our workforce in LA County?  Will robots replace jobs, or complement and enhance existing roles in the various industries in the LA region? How will the benefits offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI present opportunities for industries including airlines, manufacturing, smart buildings, smart homes, and oil and power?

AI & Robotics will disrupt society in ways that we don’t fully comprehend yet.  On the one hand, it will potentially displace humans with autonomous machines, but on the other hand these innovations will provide tremendous advantages to early adopters of AI & Robotics to lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and offer new business opportunities. Join us as we hear from leading voices in the field share their insights and expertise on this essential topic.

Keynote Speaker

Michael King
VP & General Manager, Global Education Industry

Michael King is the worldwide leader for the IBM Education Industry with responsibility for strategy, marketing and sales across schools and higher education.  He oversees all facets of IBM’s work with K12 schools and higher education institutions, including the development of industry specific solutions. IBM’s portfolio in Education includes consulting and IT services, analytics tools and other software, as well as cloud and high performance computing.

He has been with IBM for over 30 years in various executive and management positions, with most of those in education and learning.  Michael’s passion has been constantly leveraging new technology to improve education for institutions and students. He helped deliver programs like ThinkPad University, Insight at School, LearningVillage and many others. Michael also worked in IBM’s corporate training segment, leading marketing, strategy and partner programs.  Mostly recently, he helped direct IBM’s strategy for cognitive computing in Education, bringing Watson to classroom, campus, and career.


Dr. Randall W. Hill, Jr.
Executive Director
USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies

Randall W. Hill, Jr. is the executive director of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies.  Located in Los Angeles, ICT is a University Affiliated Research Center sponsored by the United States Army.  The mission of the ICT is to perform research on immersive technologies and apply them to training, education and therapy.  Hill steers the institute’s exploration of how virtual humans, mixed reality worlds, advanced computer graphics, dramatic films, social simulations and educational videogames can augment more traditional methods for imparting lessons.

Hill is a full research professor in the Computer Science department at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  He has over seventy publications in journals, conferences and books on topics related to his research in artificial intelligence, intelligent tutoring, and virtual humans.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, he served six years in the U.S. Army and subsequently joined the technical staff of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  He earned his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Southern California in 1993.

Todd Holloway
Director of Content Science & Algorithms

Todd Holloway is Director of Content Science & Algorithms at Netflix. The Content Science team is Netflix’s data science team in Los Angeles, and it supports the company’s studio efforts including predicting how well shows will perform on the service. Todd is active in the data science community, teaching part-time in Berkeley’s MS Data Science program, and organizing data science events. Prior to Netflix, Todd led data science at Trulia, and worked in a variety of domains including drug discovery, local business search, and shopping search.

Todd will discuss:

  • What Netflix is doing as a company in Hollywood
  • A whirlwind tour of data science around the company
  • A deeper dive into the data science projects that support our Hollywood teams

Welcoming Remarks

Willie J. Hagan, Ph. D.
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Bill Allen
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

About Future Forum:  The Transformation of L.A.’s Key Industries

Dive into Future Forums and learn how to stake your claim on the economy of the future.

Are you and your company prepared to be part of L.A. County’s new economy? LAEDC’s Future Forums series take a deep dive into burgeoning industries like virtual medicine, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, and artificial intelligence. As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, this region is destined to be an incubator for business opportunities that were only an entrepreneur’s dream a few years ago. Each Future Forum will be your chance to learn about the trends ahead, the workforce demands that will be required and, most importantly, the opportunities that will be available tomorrow.



Wed 28th Jun 2017
7:30 am - 11:00 am
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777 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, California 90021