Smile-Expo held AI Conference Kyiv on June 4. The event was dedicated to the integration and application of AI technologies in businesses.
It brought together representatives of leading Ukrainian and international companies: Vodafone Ukraine, DevRain, FUIB, Captain Growth, SMART business, Microsoft Ukraine, Planeta Kino, Intellectsoft, METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, etc.
The event was moderated by Viktor Dolgopyatov, Head of Innovation Technologies at Everest.
Experts made presentations and talked about advantages of adopting AI, machine learning, IoT, and Big Data. They shared best practices and answered guests’ questions.
AI and ML
The conference was opened by Volodymyr Saviak from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. He explained the concept of AI, its purposes, and technology prospects. The speaker stressed that the machine capability for learning would alter humankind in the next 100 years.
Oleksandr Krakovetskyi, CEO at DevRain, highlighted the integration of AI technologies. He drew guests’ attention to the fact that entrepreneurs should use artificial intelligence in order to outrun their competitors. The expert assured that 2019 was a proper time for implementing such solutions in companies.
Denis Arismiatov and Volodymyr Rudyi – representatives of Homsters – spoke on the importance of personalization for successful business performance. Specialists told attendees about the necessity for collecting data and preparing customized recommendations. Besides, they revealed a case study of machine learning adoption.
Andriy Burlutskyi, Strategic Marketing Director at SMART business, dedicated his presentation to the application of artificial intelligence in marketing. The expert described possibilities of the SMART Next Best Action solution. He also introduced use cases of AI application by Citrus and Chervonyi Market. He emphasized that each company could afford AI systems as of today.
IoT and Big Data
Sergiy Boryslavsky and Mykola Traknov from Vodafone Ukraine focused on technologies helping to solve various business goals. They analyzed the algorithm allowing to determine certain locations of people. It is used to create customized offers for visitors of retail entertainment centers.
Anton Trubnikov, President at LITSLINK, gained insight into Big Data special features as well as integration and further development of AI. The specialist noticed that data would be considered as a currency, while Cloud would become an accelerator of AI evolution. At the same time, the quality of algorithm operations will be improved due to the data cleansing trend, AI solutions would speed up the digital revolution, and virtual agents would be applied everywhere.
Anton Tarasiuk from Legal IT Group examined aspects of personal data processing in the context of GDPR. He pointed out that Ukrainian companies aimed at EU consumers should also adhere to these regulations.
Automation in business
The best practice of marketing automation at Planeta Kino cinema chains was presented by Denys Savchenko. According to the speaker, one is designing mobile push notifications for company needs, which are unique in Ukraine. Moreover, he announced the launch of Telegram chatbot.
Evgeniy Trombola from EDIN covered the automation of electronic workflow. In his words, e-workflow is beneficial because of reducing time of document processing, allowing to formalize agreements faster, and saving expenses.
Round table about business growth using AI, IoT, and Big Data
The event also featured a round table. It was moderated by Stas Petriv, a tech community builder.
Discussions involved five experts from LITSLINK, METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, IoT Hub, SAP Ukraine, and iHub. They debated on the potential of automation at large and small companies, the importance of foreign experience, the role of artificial intelligence in art advancement, and the business encouragement to apply innovative technologies. Specialists answered guests’ questions and reviewed case studies by event participants.
Conference partners included:
- Work.ua online portal;
- Minfin publication;
- Nash Format publisher.
“I liked AI Conference Kyiv very much. It was full of both real-life examples of applying Data Science, ML, AI, and IoT in businesses and the general idea of their concept and origin. By the way, we tried to dip into the future and realize what we would face and whether we should be afraid of it or not,” Stas Petriv said.
“The conference was quite interesting; speakers showcased off-the-shelf solutions and well-established approaches. Speakers illustrated their solutions and exchanged their successful experience,” Viktor Dolgopyatov stated.
Mykola Traknov was highly satisfied by the audience’s activity and the selection of speakers: “I liked the audience. Everyone was active and engaged. Amazing diversified speakers. They are from different businesses – big and small ones – and from various areas.”
Smile-Expo expresses it gratitude to all speakers and guests of the event for participation in AI Conference Kyiv.