Evolve 2021

EVOLVE 2021 Conference

Evolve 2021

How AI is Transforming Industry

Date: August 12th-13th
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Location: Virtual & In-Person @ the University of Houston College of Technology, Sugarland Campus

Join industry leaders from the world’s largest and most innovative companies for this 2-day hybrid event featuring both technical and business presentations focused on the real-world value of Artificial Intelligence. Evolve will provide a unique, interactive experience where you will learn from and engage with thought leaders from across North America. Sign-up here and if joining in-person, enjoy a special EVOLVE 2021 hotel rate thanks to our friends at Houston Marriott Sugar Land (find those details here), a short distance from the venue and networking happy hour.
  • The future of AI in industrial manufacturing
  • The future of AI in oil & gas
  • The value of AI in automation
  • Human-centered AI
  • Food processing with AI technology
  • How AI is being applied in Finance, HR, and Operations
Evolve will bring together leading technology companies, academic institutions, and Fortune 500 organizations in a joint onsite and online event focused on how Artificial Intelligence technology is transforming industry. Organizations using AI will share their experiences, leading AI technology companies will reveal their latest advancements, academia will collaborate their research and development, and the industry as a whole will come together to share the power of AI.

Hosted at the University of Houston College of Technology Campus

Best EVOLVE 2021 Conference Konrad Konarski Presenting AI
Best EVOLVE 2021 AI Conference College of Technology University of Houston

Participating Organizations

Speakers include a diverse mix of executives from industry, technology and academia including:

Kris Skrinak

Global Segment Lead for Machine Learning
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Marc Spiler - nvidia

Marc Spieler

Global Energy Leader

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Annie Wang - PPG

Annie Wang

Director, Pricing and Analytics
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Anthony Ambler - University of Houston

Anthony Ambler

Dean of the College of Technology

David Crawley

Professor of Practice
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Jay Gorajia - Siemens

Jay Gorajia

Director Global Services
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Konrad Konarski - AI Innovation Consortium

Konrad Konarski

Chairperson & Director of Operations

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Adam Singer - Exxon Mobil

Adam Singer

Senior Principal Digital Architect

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Jerry Cheng - nvidia

Jerry Chen

Global Manufacturing Leader
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Manoj Iragavarapu - V-Soft Digital

Manoj Iragavarapu

Vice-President Digital Transformation

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Guillermo Romeo - Vallourec

Guillermo Romero

Manufacturing Department Manager – End Finishing
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Jungwoo Ryoo - PennState

Jungwoo Ryoo

Division Head
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Bruce Miller - PennState

Bruce Miller

Professor of Engineering
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Shashank Tomar - tex-isle

Shashank Tomar

IT Portfolio Manager
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Lia Carden - University of Houston

Lila Carden

Assistant Professor
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Hichem Frigui - University of Louisville

Hichem Frigui

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Jeremy Blevens - whiting

Jeremy Blevens

SCADA Systems Supervisor
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - William Aiken - V-Soft Labs

William Aiken

Head of AI/Analytics

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Chris Martin - PennState

Chris Martin

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Amin Kargarian - LSU

Amin Kargarian

Assistant Professor
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Xiao-Hui Wu - ExxonMobile

Xiao-Hui Wu

Senior Principal Computational Scientist
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Jovita Nsoh - Microsoft

Jovita Nsoh

Regional CTO, Strategy and Innovation
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Amaury Lendasse - university of Houston College of Technology

Amaury Lendasse

Department Chair

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Christian Guirnalda- Verizon

Christian Guirnalda

Director of 5G Labs and Innovation Centers
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Muge Wood - Microsoft

Muge Wood

Director, Microsoft Houston Technology Center

Siva Juturi

EVP Sales & Operations – Americas
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Adam Berg - TechnipFMC

Adam Berg

Manager of Learning Solutions
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Jeff gaun - University of louisville

Jeff Guan

Associate Dean College of Business
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - John Nixon - Siemens

John Nixon

Senior Director Energy & Utilities

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Khushwant Shah - Schneider Electric

Khushwant Shah

Director Software Delivery

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Osama Qazi - NVIDIA

Osama Qazi

Solutions Architect

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Marco Benavides - IBM

Marco Benavides

Enterprise Architect AI

Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Hemanshu Rukadikar - AutomationEdge

Hemanshu Rukadikar

Product Manager
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - John Kalfayan - HIVECEL

John Kalfayan

VP of Energy
Evolve 2021 – AI Conference - Joseph Tylka - Siemens

Dr. Joseph Tylka

Research Scientist

  • Presentations from Thought leaders from the world’s largest and most advanced technology companies including AWS, Microsoft, Siemens, Nvidia and others sharing the latest in Artificial Intelligence technology advancements and industry trends.
  • Diverse panel discussions bringing together AI professionals from technology organizations, end-users, and academic leaders to discuss and debate different AI topics.
  • Workshops hosted by industry experts on Artificial Intelligence across various domains including edge computing, AI cloud services, and innovation mapping, intend providing technical and business upskilling and strategic guidance.

Thank You Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Keynote Sponsors
Lunch & Learn Sponsors
Happy Hour Sponsor