‘The state of AI, 2021' by Mario Favaits

EGN Cross Functional Virtual Event

EGN Invites you to join EGN Cross Functional Virtual Event:‘The state of AI, 2021' by Mario Favaits

Date/Time: Tuesday, May11, 2021. 8am networking. 8.30am - 10am interactive workshop.

The state of AI, 2021

We know that technology tends to move in hype cycles, where certain topics and terminology are bandied around in press releases, news articles, research, and funding announcements. These topics include BlockchainIoT as well as, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. 

In this session we will provide a general overview of what is happening in the AI world anno 2021 including:


  • Definitions of AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, RPA
  • AI segmentation: Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning
  • Overview of AI applications: Regression, Classification, Anomaly Detection, Clustering, Recommender Systems, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Generative Deep Learning

AI anno 2021:

  • Technology & Applications
  • Talent
  • Regulation (PDPA, GDPR)
  • How to start AI initiatives in your organisation and what challenges can you expect? 
  • Outlook: AI 2022

About the speaker: Mario Favaits

Over the past 25 years Mario held several sales and operations leadership positions
in large multinationals across different industries including Software, IT & Telecom,
Automotive and Public Transportation.

In 2019, Mario left the corporate world to join the startup scene and pursue his passion:
AI and Machine Learning. In 2020, he joined IOTech Systems, a Dell investment, as
their APJ Senior Vice President of Sales, while setting up 2 startups himself: Valid8
and RaiNMAKERS SG. Valid8 was the runner up in Singapore’s ARTC Startup
Challenge and provides consumer insights through authentication. RaiNMAKERS
provides AI advisory and training services to companies.

Before joining IOTech, Mario served as Sr. Vice President at SMRT, Singapore’s
largest Public Transport Operator. Mario was a member of SMRT’s executive
leadership team and was the Managing Director of SMRT’s Engineering Subsidiary.
In the 10 years prior to joining SMRT, Mario held senior leadership positions at Alstom,
Continental, Siemens and Oracle in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. His responsibilities
focused on business development and growth, building a sustainable competitive
advantage and driving change.

Mario holds a Master of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the
University of Brussels, an MBA from the University of Antwerp Management School
and a Master of Laws from the University of Liverpool.

08.00 AM: Networking/ Registration
08.30 AM: Webinar start. EGN introductions and speaker introduction
08.35 AM: ‘The state of AI, 2021' by Mario Favaits
09.35 AM: Q & A and key takeaways
09.55 AM: Meeting end

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