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ZINNOV's Annual Thought Leadership Conference 'CONFLUENCE 2017: BAY AREA CHAPTER', Based on the Theme 'Spring of AI: What it Means for Automation & Engineering', a Huge Success
[March 13, 2017]

ZINNOV's Annual Thought Leadership Conference 'CONFLUENCE 2017: BAY AREA CHAPTER', Based on the Theme 'Spring of AI: What it Means for Automation & Engineering', a Huge Success

BANGALORE, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Witnessed Participation From Over 400 Delegates, From Approximately 100 Companies 

Zinnov, a leading global management consulting firm, recently hosted the Bay Area chapter of its Annual Thought Leadership Conference, 'Confluence 2017' in Santa Clara, U.S. Themed around the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it has finally gotten out of university research labs and Hollywood studios to impacting our daily lives, the conference focused on the current landscape of AI and how business leaders in large organizations can answer some of their strategy questions by analysing the start-up swarms. With the theme titled, 'Spring of AI', the conference clearly brought to light as to what Artificial Intelligence means for Automation & Engineering.

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Addressing senior leaders from the industry and speaking at the conference, Pari Natarajan, CEO & Co-Founder, Zinnov, said, "AI is not just playing a big role in gaming, but is becoming one of the fastest technology deployment to happen across industry verticals. Companies such as Facebook, Google, who are really advertising platforms are using AI to better match the advertisements to the user preference. Tech Mafias like Microsoft and Google, are using AI in creating self-healing networks and even in reducing the cost of cooling at their data centers. Healthcare companies such as Medtronic are using AI to predict the patient health indicators. Semiconductor companies such as Nvidia are building the AI algorithms into the silicon. We believe that the potential for disruption in AI, will be higher for verticals where there is a high level of data availability and higher reliance on software."

The event was supported by leading names from the industry and line of partners saw Altran as the Platinm Partner; Technology Partner - Aricent; Gold Partners - Accenture ,Tech Mahindra and Wipro; Digital Partner - Persistent; Talent Partner - Intel Security; Silver Partners - Digite, Innominds; Associate Partner - Infogain.

Zinnov has been hosting 'Confluence' (annual thought leadership series) across India, USA, Germany, and Japan; specifically focused on large global R&D, Product development/ technology/ IT companies, Digital Native companies, for over 8 years now. Confluence has become a compelling thought leadership and networking platform for CXO level, senior engineering, technology and business leaders from across the globe.

The summit brings together senior leaders onto this platform, to share and exchange best practices and thought leadership around the areas such as Globalization, Innovation, leadership trends and market expansion in emerging geographies. The entire eco-system of enterprises, start-ups, academia and service providers present in this Conference, come forward to provide a holistic view on how Engineering and R&D is shaping up and will transform in next few years.


With participation from over 400 delegates from 100+ companies, Zinnov's Confluence had a brilliant line of over 20 eminent speakers, in over 15 sessions. Leaders like Evren Eryurek, Member of CTO Office, Google; Frank Kern, CEO, Zinnov; Amit Walia, EVP and Chief Product Officer, Informatica; Pankaj Chawla, CTO, Accenture; Daniel Chaffraix, EVP Transformation, Altran; Dan Phillips, EVP & COO, TiVo; Ersin Uzun, VP & Director of System Sciences Lab, PARC (Palo Alto Research Center); Evren Eryurek, Technical Director Within the CTO Office, Google and Pradeep Kathail, Chief Software Architect, Cisco were some of the esteemed speakers.

"We strongly believe that companies should use a structured approach to understand 1000s of start-ups that could impact their business. Zinnov's swarm disruption framework provides a valuable set of data driven insights to help technology leaders make decisions on both defending their existing business and accelerating the growth," added Pari Natarajan.

The conference also featured four AI start-ups, Kyndi, Narrative Science, Data Bricks and TranscribeMe. AI start-ups are starting to play a prominent role across industry sectors. Large amounts of structured and unstructured data and increased focus on prevention is resulting in a large focus towards healthcare related applications. Benevolent AI is disrupting the drug discovery process. The need for AI and Machine learning techniques for Autonomous cars is increasing the relevance of AI start-ups in automotive as well. The Future of AI is already here. It is imperative that organizations be prepared for the next wave of disruptive innovation. The company looks to be the trusted advisors in helping large companies gain deeper insights on the global AI ecosystems.

For more details on Zinnov's Confluence U.S 2017, please visit the website: http://confluence.zinnov.com/bayarea/

About Zinnov Management Consulting: 

Founded in 2002, Zinnov is headquartered out of Bangalore and Silicon Valley. In over a decade, Zinnov has built in-depth expertise in engineering and digital practice areas. We assist our clients in globalizing their operations and maximizing their footprint by:

-Effectively leveraging global resources for product engineering, IT, and Digital Transformation for higher throughput, and greater innovation, productivity and cost savings
-Enabling companies to focus on new product development and core business processes by finding best of breed partners
-Growing revenue for their products and services in India and other emerging markets.

With our team of experienced professionals, we serve clients across industry sectors like Software, Automotive, Telecom & Networking, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Storage, Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services & Retail verticals in US, Europe, Japan & India.


For more information, contact:
Kinjal Chhetri Panwar
kinjal@zinnov.com
PR Manager
Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
+91-8197140140


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