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Informs Chicago Chapter – Generative AI Panel & Meet and Greet

March 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT


Join us for an exciting panel discussion around one of Data Science/AI’s hottest topics – Generative AI as a part of INFORMS Meet & Greet!

We’re excited to present a dual Meet & Greet/Networking event AND an interesting panel with two local AI Experts.

Thanks to our Panelists Dr. Amit Shah and Dr. Mechie Nkengla as well as our moderator Andrew Blake.

Bios for panelists:

Dr. Amit Shah

Dr. Shah is a highly accomplished and dynamic Data Science professional. Amit’s expertise is sought after by top-tier organizations, including Abbott Labs where he led a Data Science team in Abbott Diagnostics R&D. Amit’s PhD research work focused on computational modeling and control of human movement as well as robotics programming. Currently, Dr. Amit Shah is the President and Founder of his own Data and AI consulting firm, GNS-AI LLC. Dr. Shah provides consulting services to organizations on AI and Data strategy and he is leveraging emerging technologies to build out forecasting and decision support systems and various training solutions using AI and AR/VR for various organizations and government agencies.

Dr. Mechie Nkengla

Dr. Mechie Nkengla is the Founder and Chief Data Strategist of Data Products LLC, a data consultancy. A Ph.D. Mathematician, she has extensive experience partnering with industry, academia and government as a strategic advisor to Executive Leadership teams, building strategic roadmaps and tactical plans to ensure optimal use of technology investments. Formerly a director at EY Analytics Center of Excellence, she is a highly experienced data executive and holder of multiple patents. She enjoys hiking, dancing, and eating seafood, not necessarily in that order.

The agenda is as follows:

• 5-5:30: Doors Open

• 5:30-6:15: Panel and Q&A

• 6:15-7:30: Networking

Looking forward to your participation in our panel Q&A and networking



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