Senior Product Manager, Intuit
Simarpal is the product manager driving product strategy for Feature Management and Machine Learning tools at Intuit. Prior to Intuit, he was at Ayasdi, a machine learning startup, leading product efforts for machine learning solutions in the financial services space. Before that he worked at Adobe as a product manager for Audience Manager, a data management platform for digital marketing
Veselina ("Vesi") Staneva
Co-founder & Head of Product, TeachableHub
Over the past few years, Vesi work at a product company called CloudStrap.io, where together with her team they are simplifying cloud technologies and crafting modern solutions that lay a solid foundation for digital transformation at scale. Vesi's main focus currently is their new product TeachableHub.com - an ML deployment and serving platform for teams, where she heads Product and Customer Development. In the past, Vesi had quite a diverse experience in managing projects for global enterprise companies such as telecommunications and internet service provider GTT and managed printing services giant HPInc, as well as deep-diving into e-commerce business development while running online stores on 7 Amazon markets as well as WordPress shops, where she managed to get from 0 to $30K MRR in less than a year without a dollar spent on paid advertising. In Vesi's free time, she enjoys spending the rest of her energy doing all kinds of sports, as well as participate in non-professional triathlons and mountain bike ultra races. :)
Senior Lead Machine Learning Engineer, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Korri Jones is a Sr Lead Machine Learning Engineer and Innovation Coach at Chick-fil-A, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where he is focused on MLOps. Prior to his work at Chick-fil-A, he worked as a Business Analyst and product trainer for NavMD, Inc., was an adjunct professor at Roane State Community College, and instructor for the Project GRAD summer program at Pellissippi State Community College and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His accolades are just as diverse, and he was in the inaugural 40 under 40 for the University of Tennessee in 2021, Volunteer of the year with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta with over 1000 hours in a single calendar year and has received the “Looking to the Future” award within his department at Chick-fil-A among many others, including best speaker awards in business case competitions. However, the best award he has received so far, is being a loving husband to his wife Lydia.
Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.