Watch the 2022 Expo Recording

NCW Tech Alliance has partnered with the North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) to bring an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Expo to the STEM Summit, a four-day professional learning opportunity designed for K-12 educators.

During the three hours of online programming, attendees will learn about trends in AI, how it increasingly impacts all of our lives over time, local jobs in the field, and how AI is being used to solve real-world problems.

Tune in and hear a panel discussion featuring Dataiku, Check Point Software, and AgAid. Thanks to presenting sponsor, Microsoft, the AI Expo is open to the business community and general public to attend, virtually, free-of-charge.

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Watch 2021 Keynote Presentation

Bringing AI to K-12: Why, How, and Getting Started!
Dr. Nisha Talagala, CEO and founder of AIClub.World

Artificial Intelligence is all around us. From digital assistants like Siri on phones to shopping and movie recommendations on websites like Amazon and Netflix to self-driving cars, AI is now in the lives of our kids. While many think of AI as a part of computer science, it is now in so many aspects of our lives that learning AI can now be part of nearly every subject from science to art to math. So how can kids learn what AI is, and how can you as a teacher get them started and pumped up about learning this new technology?

Meet the Panelists

Jerry Hartanto
AI Strategist, Dataiku

As an AI Strategist, Jerry collaborates with companies on AI and Advanced Analytics initiatives to ensure those initiatives drive business outcomes/metrics and impact the bottom line. He does this by understanding companies’ business models, identifying AI opportunities that align to their strategies and operating model, and developing practical strategies that initiate and scale AI programs. Prior to Dataiku, Jerry held leadership roles in AI customer success, Advanced Analytics consulting, strategy and operations management consulting, and engineering product development. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, an MSEE from Johns Hopkins University, and a BSEE from McGill University.

Greg Pepper
Senior Architect, Check Point

Greg has been an IT professional for 20+ years with expertise in Security, Networking & Cloud Computing. At Check Point, Greg’s main focus is to work with customers, partners and Check Point employees to help plan, design and implement security solutions across their networks, clouds, endpoints & mobile devices.. Prior to Check Point, Greg has worked at well-known companies like Cisco, Sony Online Entertainment, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Organic. Greg holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Emory University – Class of 1998.

Anantharaman Kalyanaraman
Professor and Boeing Centennial Chair in Computer Science, Washington State University

Ananth is the lead PI and Director for the newly established AgAID Institute, led by Washington State University. He also holds a joint position at the Pacific Northwest National Lab and affiliate faculty positions at the WSU Molecular Plant Sciences Graduate Program and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Ananth received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Ananth works in scalable data science, focusing on problems and applications of data science at the interface of high performance computing, graph analytics, and computational life sciences. Research in his lab has been supported by NSF, DOE, CDC, and USDA. Ananth is a recipient of U.S. DOE Early Career Research Award and multiple conference best paper awards. Ananth is the Vice-Chair for ACM SIGBIO the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Programming.

Sai Ramaswamy
Program Coordinator & Faculty in the Engineering Technology program, Wenatchee Valley College

Sai is a member of the AgAID Institute team that is responsible for increasing participation, education, and outreach to traditional and non-traditional students, as well as members of the Wenatchee community. At Wenatchee Valley College, Sai teaches industrial automation-related courses such as mechatronics, instrumentation and controls, PLCs, and wireless communications. He earned his doctorate from Iowa State University and before entering academia worked in the manufacturing and information technology industries.

Alan Fern
Professor of Computer Science and Associate Head of Research for the School of EECS, Oregon State University

Alan received his Ph.D. (2004) in Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and his B.S. (1997) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine. His research interests span a variety of topics in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with a particular emphasis on building systems that can learn from experience. He co-directs the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory with Jonathan Hurst at Oregon State and is PI for a number of government funded projects including DARPA programs on Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Machine Common Sense. Most recently he is serving as the OSU lead PI for a new $20M AI Institute on Agricultural AI led by Washington State University.

Rachael Mann

Rachael Mann is passionate about all things related to education, technology, and science. She believes in the importance of shaping the educational philosophies and spaces of today by looking toward the innovations of tomorrow. Rachael is an international keynote speaker at conferences and events across the globe. She speaks and writes about disruptive technology, education, and careers. She is the author of The Spaces You Will Go, The CTSO Competition Companion, and coauthor of Martians in Your Classroom.

Rachael holds an MA in educational leadership and has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Ms. Mann’s experience includes her work as the Network to Transform Teaching State Director, the Professional Learning Director of STEM, and the Arizona State Director for Educators Rising.

The AI Expo is possible with support from: