SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigaom, the leader in emerging technology research, today announced that it will host its annual conference Gigaom AI Now in San Francisco, CA, February 15-16th. The one-and-a-half day conference, held at the Golden Gate Club, will share how companies are using AI today to drive significant ROI across every aspect of business, from administration to product development, sales and marketing, and customer experience.
Attendees at this event will learn from world-leading practitioners how today's progressive businesses are applying the most innovative AI tools, platforms, and technologies in-house to drive revenue and improve operations across the enterprise. "In the last couple of years, AI has become the technology no enterprise can afford to ignore. It will change every department in almost every business. We have designed this event to focus entirely on how enterprises can use AI right now to improve their business in substantial ways," shared Gigaom Publisher, Byron Reese. "By attending the event, enterprises will understand the depth of existing AI solutions that are already within their means."
Through its speaker line-up, expo, and networking events, Gigaom's AI Now is designed to provide business leaders with practical, actionable, and actual insights—revealing real business examples of how and why companies have been making strategic investments in AI to grow their organization.
Spending on AI technologies is expected to grow to $47 billion in 2020 from a projected $8 billion this year, based on a recent report from market research firm IDC. "Every industry is beginning to see the fiscal impact of AI on ROI. We're seeing some of the world's largest agencies, who manage billions of marketing dollars, partnering with tech giants to add innovative AI solutions into their services and campaigns for brands," explained Gigaom Head of Research, Tim Crawford. Human resources and workforce management have also seen the impact of AI on data-driven insights such as talent assessment, employee engagement, manager effectiveness, and team productivity. Data from Bersin by Deloitte has shown the use of people-related data to solve business problems rose to 32% this year.
From P&L to workforce and product management, attendee executives will learn how AI tools, platforms, and technologies such as machine learning, national language processing, and automation are accelerating business objectives. At the conference, presentations by leading AI practitioners will address how to employ AI, which applications are best across different business units, tactics for driving revenue, and ways to use data to move businesses forward through artificial intelligence.
Gigaom AI Now will host keynote panels on AI topics relevant to industries who are seeing the earliest return on investment. The lineup of speakers joining Gigaom AI Now includes over 25 industry experts on a variety of enterprise AI solution applications such as cognitive cloud software, workflow automation, virtual assistance, database utilization, legal implications, and several other solution areas to be announced.
Hundreds of enterprise executives, investors, entrepreneurs, and decision makers from Fortune 500 companies as well as rising leaders in technology are expected to join Gigaom's research customers at the event. "Every aspect of the event is designed to accelerate success with AI," Crawford explained. "Our attendees are those enterprise businesses ready to push the forefront of innovation through AI technology in areas of marketing, finance, retail, manufacturing, software, and even the public sector."
The conference's showcase on AI's massive business impact is part of Gigaom's focus on enabling business leaders to understand the technology trends driving enterprise markets. Gigaom will release its most recent AI research and market trends during the event through six in-depth reports written by several of its industry-leading analysts. For more information on the event, to apply for its call-for-speakers, or to register for early bird tickets to attend Gigaom AI Now, visit www.gigaom.com/ainow.
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