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2021 ECC Conference
June 13 - 15 Hosted on a
Virtual Platform

Arnie Leap,
CIO

Chris McCann,
CEO

Abi Sachdeva,
CTO

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Dr. Kush R. Varshney

Distinguished Research Staff Member & Manager,

IBM's Watson Research Center

Donna Dillenberger

IBM Fellow,

IBM's Watson Research Center

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Conference Themes: 

Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning / Automation 

Cloud Computing

Keynote Speakers

Donna Dillenberger, IBM Fellow at IBM's Watson Research Center

Donna Dillenberger

IBM Fellow at IBM's Watson Research Center
 

Donna Dillenberger is an IBM Fellow at IBM's Watson Research Center. She has worked on machine learning models for financial, insurance, retail, and healthcare industries. She has designed new features for systems scalability and availability.  She is a Master Inventor, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and the IBM CTO of Systems Research for Hybrid Cloud.  She is currently working on artificial intelligence, counterfeits, cloud systems, the IBM Verifier and enterprise solutions.

Donna's Full Bio

 

Dr. Kush R. Varshney, Distinguished Research Staff Member and Manager with IBM Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center

 

Dr. Kush R. Varshney

Distinguished Research Staff Member and Manager with IBM Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center

 

Dr. Varshney is a distinguished research staff member and manager with IBM Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where he leads the machine learning group in the Foundations of Trustworthy AI department. He is the founding co-director of the IBM Science for Social Good initiative. He applies data science and predictive analytics to human capital management, healthcare, olfaction, computational creativity, public affairs, international development, and algorithmic fairness.

Kush's Full Bio

 

Christopher G. McCann, President and CEO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Christopher G. McCann

President and Chief Executive Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

 

Chris McCann, President and Chief Executive Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., is responsible for the company’s operations across all of its brands and businesses. He oversees the company’s strategic, operational and organizational processes, including the development, implementation and execution of annual and longer-term strategic, operating and budget plans.  Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Marist College.

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Arnie Leap CIO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

 

Arnie Leap

Chief Information Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

 

As Chief Information Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., Arnie oversees all aspects of Information Technology for the company, including day-to-day technology operations, software development, data governance, technology roadmap, corporate security and more.

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Abi Sachdeva

Chief Technology Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

 

 

Invited Speakers

 

Mary Wallace

Enterprise Technology Leader

Mary Wallace has over 36 years of experience working with Large Enterprise clients to drive new business outcomes through the application of technology and digitization. Most recently, Mary was a Senior Manager of Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services responsible for leading enterprise customers in the Northeast Area in their jour-ney to the AWS Cloud. Prior to AWS, Mary spent 35 years at IBM where she was the Director of System Z Client Success for North America and led 300 technical specialists and architects, including the Mainframe CoE and the Washington Systems Center. 

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