Driving Value with Artificial Intelligence

How to overcome the barriers to AI adoption and deployment


SAVE THE DATE! Please join us for this DataRobot Launch Event in Hong Kong on April 16, 2019!

Gartner positioned DataRobot as a Visionary in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing business, extracting real value from big data to identify new business opportunities, better serve customers, and massively improve productivity. The AI Experience is your opportunity to learn how industry peers are solving practical, real-world problems by putting AI to work. At this event, you will network with others who are interested in transforming their organizations with predictive analytics and hear how real AI practitioners are deploying machine learning.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm HKT Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Address: JW Marriott Ballroom, Level 3, JW Marriott Hong Kong

Event Agenda:

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Registration and Welcome Refreshments 2:00pm – Welcome Remarks - Ian Whitehouse (Director, Velocity Business Solutions) 2:10pm – Introduction to DataRobot – Automated Machine Learning – Seann Gardiner SVP Business Development, DataRobot) 2:40pm – What is Trusted AI? – Colin Priest (Senior Director of Product Marketing, DataRobot) 3:15pm – Break 3:30pm – DataRobot Solution Demonstration – Colin Priest (Senior Director of Product Marketing, DataRobot) 3:50pm – Panel Discussion – Benefits realized from AI, Sai Chin Li (Asia Pacific Head of Data & Analytics, HSBC), Ben Quinlan (CEO & Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates), David Schillmoeller (Former Regional Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Far East (2009-2013) and Chief Customer Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia (2014-2019) 4:20pm – Audience Q&A 4:30pm – Concluding Remarks 4:40pm – Networking Drinks and Refreshments 6:00pm – Event Closes

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For inquiry, please contact us at +852 2633 3609 or email to enquiry@vebuso.com


Sean Gardiner 

Seann Gardiner is SVP of Business Development, where he has worldwide responsibility for DataRobot's partner ecosystem. Prior to joining DataRobot, Seann spent four years at Alteryx as SVP of Business Development, where he led the build out of their Channel, Systems Integrator, Technology and OEM partners and led their efforts in Asia Pacific and Latin America, a significant portion of Alteryx's revenue. Before that, Seann served as Senior Director of Business Development at KACE. KACE was subsequently acquired by Dell in 2010, when he relocated to Europe and  spent three years driving rapid expansion of KACE across EMEA. Seann also held numerous business development, alliance, and sales roles at IT security leader Sophos and at ActiveState. Seann holds an M.B.A from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Colin Priest

Colin Priest is the Senior. Director of Product Marketing for DataRobot, where he advises businesses on how to build business cases and successfully manage data science projects. Colin has held a number of CEO and general management roles where he has championed data science initiatives in financial services, healthcare, security, oil and gas, government and marketing. Colin is a firm believer in data-based decision making and applying automation to improve customer experience. He is passionate about the science of healthcare and does pro bono work to support cancer research.

Benjamin Quinlan

Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO & Managing Partner, Quinlan & Associates. Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He also sits on the Board of Directors at the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK), is a Managing Director at EFADRIN, a Senior Advisor at Picowork, a Mentor for PingAn’s FinTech Accelerator, a Guest Contributor for eFinancialCareers and Regulation Asia, and was named as one of Lattice 80’s top 50 FinTech influencers in Hong Kong in 2018. Benjamin has an extensive track record advising many of the world’s leading multinational companies, financial services organisations, SMEs and start-ups on a variety of high-profile strategic engagements. He is quoted extensively in the global financial press and is frequently interviewed by leading media outlets, including Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC. He is also a regular keynote speaker at leading financial services industry conferences across the world. Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank AG’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China, and sat on a number of the bank’s global and regional executive committees. He was also the global strategy lead for several of Deutsche Bank’s landmark projects executed out of London and New York. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Benjamin worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman, a leading international strategy consulting firm. As part of the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice, Benjamin advised a variety of global and regional financial institutions on a range of strategic matters. He was also actively involved in the firm’s thought leadership publications and was widely regarded as one of Oliver Wyman’s global subject matter experts in investment banking and capital markets strategy. Before joining Oliver Wyman, Benjamin worked at UBS AG in the bank’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments, reporting into the regional President and CEO. He began his career in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Sydney. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a First Class Honours Degree in Economics (on scholarship) from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Sai Chin Li

Sai Chin Li is the Asia Pacific Head of Data & Analytics at HSBC.      

David Schillmoeller

David Schillmoeller was the Former Regional Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Far East (2009-2013) and Chief Customer Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia (2014-2019. David Schillmoeller has 25 years’ experience in Asian direct-to-consumer marketing operations, where his experience in analytics and digital business model innovation has consistently generated outstanding results for a variety of organizations. After joining AIG in 1994 and working in NY, London, Singapore and Tokyo, Mr. Schillmoeller was promoted to be AIG’s Chief Customer Officer (CCO) in 2003 in the Far East Region.  After running AIG’s largest life & health direct marketing business (Alico Japan), serving as AIG Regional CMO, and a brief stint as Acxiom Japan President, Mr. Schillmoeller moved to Hong Kong to become CCO for Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) in 2014. In this role, and in addition to launching PCA’s first Customer Experience initiatives, Mr. Schillmoeller designed and deployed a Digital Decisioning infrastructure for the algorithmic automation of sales, marketing, claims and customer service processes across PCA’s major Asian markets.   This A.I. platform, which seamlessly integrates business rules and predictive analytics with customer/agent-facing applications through APIs, has delivered the following results to date:
  • Supported a >58% increase in health and protection upsells for Hong Kong’s 10,000 agents ( a control group), while also substantially improving profitability
  • Increased the automated approval of Hong Kong’s medical reimbursement claims from 0% to 26%, while also improving the identification of claim fraud, over-charging and over-servicing
Next on the roadmap is integration with DataRobot’s comprehensive machine learning capabilities and Qlik performance dashboards for “explainable A.I.”, which will further extend the platform’s already world-class capabilities. Mr. Schillmoeller obtained his B.A. at Williams college and attended graduate school at Cornell and Stanford.  He has native fluency in Japanese, speaks conversational (Mandarin) Chinese, and is currently in “stealth mode” planning his next gig!