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The energy industry has pivoted towards incorporating transformative technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), within operations and corporate strategies. However, the disparate nature and opacity of black-box AI algorithms, together with a lack of understanding of limitations, has hindered the widespread growth of digital transformation across the industry.

This webinar outlines the approach taken by Beyond Limits, an industrial-grade AI technology company, towards transparent Cognitive AI, and implementation of novel solutions in the upstream and downstream industries, by leveraging GPU-accelerated model-free, deep reinforcement learning.

By attending this webinar, you'll learn:

  • The role of GPU-accelerated techniques towards enabling breakthrough AI calculations in energy, including geological modeling, multiphase fluid dynamics, and reservoir management.
  • How AI is transforming process optimization by accelerating the pace of decision-making within refining teams.
  • How transparent, auditable Cognitive AI is making waves in industries that traditionally lean heavily on domain expert and institutional knowledge.

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Shahram Farhadi

CTO, Industrial AI, Beyond Limits

Shahram Farhadi is CTO of Industrial AI for Beyond Limits, an enterprise-grade AI technology company creating advanced software solutions for the most demanding sectors, including energy, utilities, and healthcare. Shahram develops next-generation, industrial AI-powered solutions by fusing Beyond Limits’ advanced AI technologies with current industry technologies. Prior to this, Shahram worked with Occidental Petroleum on many high-profile projects, from unconventional exploration to chemical flooding. Most recently he worked on simulations of a propulsion component for the Orion project. Shahram has also developed “Digital Rock Physics Platform” and “Fast Fracture Analysis” software. He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Southern California and was named by Hart Energy as their 2020 Energy Innovator.

Vidyasagar Ananthan

Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Beyond Limits

Vidyasagar is a Senior ML Scientist at Beyond Limits. He develops novel reinforcement learning strategies to tackle enterprise-grade problems and accelerate digital transformation across industries. Previously, he worked on full-GPU porous media flow simulations and HPC. Vidyasagar obtained his PhD from Caltech and has authored numerous journal and conference publications on scientific computing.

Giovanni Gentile

Technical Commercial Engineer, Data Science & Solution Architecture, Beyond Limits

Giovanni Gentile is the technical Commercial Engineer for Data Science & Solution Architecture at Beyond Limits. Prior to that, Giovanni was a member of the data science team at ZS Associates, a consulting and data analytics firm, where he helped develop advanced data science solutions for clients in the tech, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. Giovanni’s background includes performing research on cognitive neuroscience, decision making, and behavioral economics at the California Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in physical and biomedical engineering after studying in Italy, Switzerland, and Sweden. He also holds a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Marc Spieler

Global Energy Director, NVIDIA

Marc leads NVIDIA’s Energy vertical and is responsible for setting strategy and business development efforts for Oil & Gas and Power Generation & Distribution. Before joining NVIDIA, he spent 13 years with Halliburton, a global oilfield service company, where he held positions in Commercial and Strategic Alliances, Technology Operations, Customer Financial Services, and Corporate Development. Prior to that, he worked for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), where he held a variety of sales and business development roles focused primarily on the energy vertical. Marc holds an MBA from Rice University in Texas and a Master of Science in Professional Development and Leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Winona State University in Minnesota. .

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Date & Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2018