The CTO of SparkCognition, Sridhar Sudarsan, discusses how you can use existing video infrastructure in your stores to generate micro and macro insights using a Visual AI platform that allows you to take timely and predictive actions.
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About the Webinar
Driving up business at convenience stores by selling more products, reducing the barriers to encourage more customers to visit the store, and providing a safe, secure environment for customers to shop often feels like an investment - especially in scenarios where sufficient data is either unavailable or unable to be processed in a timely way.
In this session, the CTO of SparkCognition, Sridhar Sudarsan, discusses how you can use existing video infrastructure in your stores to be able to generate a large number of micro and macro insights using a Visual AI platform that allows you to take timely and predictive actions.
About the Speakers
As CTO, Sridhar Sudarsan drives SparkCognition’s technology, product, and engineering strategy, leveraging next-generation AI systems in offerings at scale across multiple industries. With over two decades of technology leadership experience in intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial ventures, Sudarsan has been at the helm of complex products and projects, collaborating with global customers on cutting-edge technologies. Previously, Sudarsan was the CTO of IBM Watson Platform and Partnerships, where he led the technology strategy and architecture of the IBM Watson platform. Sudarsan is recognized as an expert on the business potential and application of advanced AI technologies. He provides thought leadership on AI solutions for clients, partners, academics, and R&D teams and holds over 14 patents in the areas of AI and distributed computing. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton. Mr. Sudarsan, a regular speaker at public events, is a member of the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers – a multi-year national movement to transform how Innovation is done in the US.
Jaidev Amrite is the Senior Director of Solutions for Natural Language and Visual AI at SparkCognition. Before SparkCognition, Jaidev led multiple product development initiatives in IIoT, Data Analytics and Embedded Systems at National Instruments and Microsoft. Jaidev earned his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, and he's passionate about making technology approachable through human-centered design and social psychology.
Jodie Sasse is an accomplished leader and advisor to companies looking to find innovative software solutions for the most complex business problems. Throughout her 20+ year career in the technology industry, she has developed a passion for helping companies unlock growth, optimize performance and realize return on their technology investments. As SparkCognition’s Managing Director of Visual AI Advisor, she drives the outcomes for clients with challenges related to Safety, Security, Productivity, Quality and Situational Awareness. Prior to joining SparkCognition, Jodie has held various roles at Twilio, Equals3 AI, IBM and IBM Watson. She has a BS in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University and a MBA from Suffolk University.
Gray literally grew up in the convenience store industry with the opening of the family’s first convenience store in 1963. Involved in the family business, comprised of 87 stores, he gained experience in all phases of convenience store and chain retail operations.
Gray has been involved on a variety of projects, including heading global product management for three of the world’s largest retail petroleum equipment and systems suppliers and Vice President of Research & Technology for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Gray managed product portfolios that included payment platforms for EMV migration markets from Malaysia to Canada, as well as mobile/RFID payments initiatives. Gray also established NACS’ card payments program which saved the industry $60M in its first year of operations, and currently serves over 1,500 stores, doing 100m transactions annually.