Webinars on Data

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speakers

Francisco Ferreira

Palantir Technologies, Switzerland

Jens Muehlsteff

Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Jorge Posada

Medtronics, USA

Paulo Marques

Feedzai, Portugal

Tomas Pariente

Atos, Spain

program

FEBRUARY 3th – JUNE 2nd, 2021

Machine Learning in the wild:
Making decisions that affect people’s lives for good

Paulo Marques

Feedzai, Portugal

Abstract

Machine Learning (ML) has taken the world by storm. Today, all real-time and non- real-time financial transactions are evaluated using machine learning models; lane-assist and self-driving car technology are mostly based on ML; medical decisions and even prison-parole judgments are being backed by modern machine learning. As machine learning systems are mostly based on stochastic processes, this raises significant challenges in terms of determinism, repeatability, transparency, and overall safety. In this talk we will discuss the challenges and lessons learned of building large scale machine-learning system for real-time risk management and fraud prevention. Today, at Feedzai, we process over $5 billion dollars’ worth of transactions per day, every single day. If you have made a transaction, being it a card payment, an online payment, or even a mobile payment, it’s very likely that our ML systems evaluated it, deemed it worth of being honored or blocked it. In this talk we will cover not only the engineering aspects and its implications, but also the impact of having ML-based systems making autonomous decisions that impact human lives and outcomes, and what type of properties we would like such systems to exhibit.

 

Short Biography

Paulo is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Feedzai, a leading data science and machine learning company managing risk and fraud prevention for worldwide financial institutions. Before founding Feedzai, Paulo was co-Director of the Carnegie Mellon University|Portugal Professional Master in Software Engineering program and had a dual appointment between the University of Coimbra and CMU. Over the years, he led a large number of projects for the European Space Agency, Microsoft Research, Siemens among other companies. The projects ranged the design and implementation of safety and business critical systems, programming languages and runtime environments, virtualization, and software design. Paulo holds a PhD in Distributed Systems from the University of Coimbra, has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and a book. He’s currently Scientific Director of the CMU|Portugal program, member of the Forbes Technology Council, and an early-stage technology investor.

Affiliation

CTO and co-founder, Feedzai

www.feedzai.com

Medtronic’s strategy towards data utilisation and AI: GATEKEEPER project

Jorge Posada

Medtronics, USA

Abstract

Medtronic, located in more than 150 countries and with more than 47,000 patients in its catalog, is one of the largest companies in the medical technology sector. Traditionally, Medtronic has been known as a provider of medical devices but its aim to improve patients’ lives has led to a shift towards a value-based model, providing integrated care across the entire clinical pathway, from prevention to long-term follow-up. This value-based healthcare involves considering the patient as the center of its own process, and making decisions based on consensus, using information from different actors and sources. Therefore, health data utilization strategies and techniques are considered as fundamental for Medtronic.
Hence, the project GATEKEEPER arises, financed by the European Commission with more than 40 partners from 14 different countries. The project aims to connect different actors (HC providers, businesses, citizens, etc.) to create the appropriate arena to ensure independent lives of the elderly population. GATEKEEPER will be embodied by an open source, standard-based, interoperable and secure framework available to all developers, for creating combined digital solutions. Among other things, this platform will feature intelligent services for early risk detection and care plans, and a federated data infrastructure are provided to healthcare professionals for designing, deploying and validating innovative personalised treatments and therapies.

 

CV

Mr. Jorge Posada (Male) graduated in Business and Management in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2011 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Skills by the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in 2012. He is currently the Innovation Portfolio Manager of IHS, managing a portfolio of collaborative Innovation projects and solutions, in different phases of development, from ideation to commercialization. This role includes the relationship with VC, Investment Funds and scouting of Start-up´s and SME´s in the global market. INNOVA´s projects deal with a wide variety of Disease areas, and make use of different KET´s, such as IoT, AI, Remote Monitoring, Big Data, Process Improvement, Information Systems, diagnostics, etc.  He also acts as the link between H2020 developments and results, and the Medtronic Innovation Ecosystem, especially focused on Integrated Health Solutions´ strategy and approach to market needs. In his role as Project Manager in European Projects, he has worked in the METABO project of the FP7 and has been in charge as Project Manager in MOSAIC project. Currently, he is the Project Manager of the ACTIVAGE LSP and GATEKEEPER H2020 Projects.

Affiliation

HS Innovation Portfolio Manager in Medtronic Ibérica

www.medtronic.com

A career in tech molded by big data and data engineering

Francisco Ferreira

Palantir Technologies, Switzerland

Abstract

An alumni from DEI FCTUC has now had a short career in tech, jumping between startups and large multi billion dollar companies. This has led to a big exposure to big data and data engineering. In this talk Francisco will share how data engineering has been present throughout his career. Starting with social media monitoring at Talkwalker, going through high user reach and mass media and A/B testing at eBay and finally sharing some of his experience at Palantir.
In this talk we’ll briefly cover:
the value of social media and how corporations use social media monitoring to understand market trends.
how large corporations use A/B testing and statistical analysis to land and validate new user experiences.
How data engineering and data operating systems are changing the day to day of market leaders, whom bias their decision making more and more in insights extracted from the data they have had available for years.
Overall this aims at sharing the professional experience of Francisco at Talkwalker, eBay and Palantir, focused on data engineering and i’s impact. It will not share particular strategic details of each of these companies due to confidentiality reasons.

 

CV

Francisco Ferreira holds a BSc and a MSc in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra. He is an experienced engineering lead and manager, currently active as a Data Science Engineer at Palantir Technologies  in Switzerland. He leads teams and projects that span multiple continents, owing complex strategic goals ranging from digital transformation of mature industries (i.e.: aviation, banking, …), to bespoke product development. Also a highly technical business oriented engineer with a strategic mindset, startup investor and mentor.

Some key experience:

  • Palantir Technologies Multiple Locations – since 2015
  • Senior Architect            Remote – Zurich – 2020
  • Head of Product and Infrastructure, Lead architect of Skywise – Aviation platform for airlines and Airbus. London, Toulouse, Tokyo – 2017 – 2020
  • Architect – Banking São Paulo, London – 2017
  • R&D Software Engineering Lead London, Palo Alto 2016-2017
  • Full Stack Software engineer London, New York 2015 – 2016
  • pt (Founder) Remote – since 2017
  • eBay San Jose – London – 2013 to 2015
  • Trendiction – Talkwalker Luxembourg – 2011 to 2013
  • IQS – Quality Software Portugal – 2008 – 2011
  • WIT – Software Portugal – 2008

Affiliation

Software Engineer at Palantir Technologies

www.palantir.com

AI and big data at the EU: An Atos Research and Innovation perspective

Tomas Pariente

Abstract

 

CV

Tomás Pariente Lobo has more than 30 years of experience in IT. His technical expertise is mainly in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Linked Data and knowledge management. Since June 2006 Tomas works as a project manager and technical coordinator for EC-funded projects leading a group of researchers dealing with all aspects related to the data value chain, with special focus on data architectures, data analysis and technologies such as Natural Language Processing and semantics.

Affiliation

Associate Head of AI, Data & Robotics Unit
Atos Research & Innovation
Atos Spain SA
Madrid – Spain

www.atos.net

Handling of Signal Artifacts in Patient Monitoring

Jens Muehlsteff

Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract

Alarms generated by a patient monitoring system are essential to detect critical patient conditions early. However, a significant number of alarms of up to about 90 % do not require an intervention. Such frequent false alarms can yield to the problem of alarm fatigue of the caregiver with compromised patient safety e.g. if alarms are ignored or switched of. This talk introduces the topic of alarms and alarm handling in patient monitoring for acute care patients.  It will provide insights about the current clinical situation, its underlying problems as well as discuss improvements by various methods from hardware measurement designs, statistics and computational science.

CV

Jens Muehlsteff obtained an MSc degree of Physics in 1998 from the University of Jena (Germany) followed by a PhD in 2002 from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Germany at Munich. Main topic of his PhD research was to develop control strategies for large-scale production processes using online infrared-spectroscopy together with intelligent data interpretation techniques. The research was carried out at Siemens Corporate Technology Munich. In 2002 Dr. Muehlsteff joined Philips Research and has been working on biomedical sensors and measurements for monitoring solutions in clinical and in personal health care applications since that time. Presently, he is a Principal Scientist in the Patient Care & Measurement group and owner of the Value Stream “Measurement innovations” within Philips Research.

Affiliation

Dr. Jens Mühlsteff
Principal Scientist
Research Group ‘Patient Care and Measurements’
Philips Research Europe
High Tech Campus, 5656AE Eindhoven, Netherlands

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