Artificial Intelligence - It's Not Elementary My Dear Watson

Date and Time
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:00pm— 9:30pm
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Hanover Manor, East Hanover, NJ

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm









How Is Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, and Machine Learning Disrupting Our World?

Join us Tuesday, January 30, from 6:00 - 9:30 PM at the Hanover Manor to learn how these technologies are changing the world of business and will impact each of our lives. Evan Herbst, Senior Vice President of Essextec, will provide an insider's view separating the reality from the hype, the promise versus the fear, and the opportunity against the risk.
Evan will cover the overall AI landscape and provide us with specific insights into the best known artificial intelligence technology platform - IBM's Watson. We'll leave plenty of time for Q&A after what should be an engaging and informative presentation. Register now and avoid the dreaded disease of FOMO.



6:00 pm - 7:00 pm        Open Networking & Buffet Dinner

                                    (complimentary wine, beer and

                                     soda, cash bar for spirits)

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm        Club Business and Introductions

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm        Presentation and Q&A

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm       Dessert and more Open



Pricing: (Scroll down to purchase tickets)
$49 for Supporting Member*
$98 for Supporting Member with Guest
$89 for Basic Member* - See Special Opportunity below
$99 for all other guests
Supporting members have an active membership with WCNJ and basic members are any Wharton alumni living or working in New Jersey who aren't supporting members (how's that for a great definition?). Click here for more details.
Basic members can take advantage of our New Year's special: become a supporting member within 7 days after the event (2/6/18) and we'll give you back the $40 premium you paid to attend this event as a basic member. How can you resist?
Location and Directions:
Hanover Manor
16 Eagle Rock Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936
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About The Speaker:
Evan Herbst (ENG '97), Senior Vice President, Essextec
Evan is Senior Vice President, Business Development and Cognitive Innovations at Essextec. He has responsibility and oversight for channels and alliances, strategy, and divisional finance. Evan is currently building and leading Essextec Cognitive Innovations, the award-winning cognitive computing practice around IBM Watson, leveraging Essextec's Digital Engagement and Big Data Analytics capabilities. Additionally, Evan is spearheading the expansion into Blockchain solutions which align with Essextec's strategic business lines of Cloud, Cognitive and Cybersecurity. Essextec has been recognized by IBM as the 2016 Worldwide Watson Innovative Business Partner of the Year.
Previously, Evan was Senior Vice President and Co-COO at Gemini Systems, a leading IBM Software solution provider and consulting firm. Prior to re-joining Gemini Systems in 2002, Evan was the Chief Technology Officer of ip*network, Inc., the premier vendor of web-based enterprise software and solutions for managing intellectual property and intellectual property licensing agreements. He has also served as a co-founder and partner in BedRock Ventures, a firm providing consulting and capital-raising services to startup and turnaround businesses; the Founder and CEO of StorageOne Media, a software firm for entertainment companies; and as a co-founder and President of Exa Media, a digital services firm for entertainment companies. Evan began his career as a consultant with Gemini Systems.
Evan holds a Bachelor's degree in Systems Science and Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science, from the University of Pennsylvania. Evan also holds four US Patents for delivering content to mobile devices.


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