Following its stops in London, New York, and Bengaluru, the Everyday AI Conference by Dataiku landed in Paris on October 20, 2022. Over 1,300 data leaders gathered at the one-of-a-kind Carrousel du Louvre to attend more than 50 sessions and workshops from best-in-class French organizations to, ultimately, take their departments and organizations to the next level when it comes to analytics and AI. What made the conference so unique and memorable? Check out our top five moments below!
1. The Gathering of Global Organizations Scaling AI
What is the true value of AI? What can it bring to an organization? How can organizations implement it, not only for the near term and quick win use cases, but scale it over time and establish a long-term, AI-driven cultural transformation? What are the use cases, enablement programs, and initiatives that are stepping stones to success? What are the risks and obstacles to be aware of?
From companies listed in the Forbes 2000 to startups and NGOs, the speakers at Everyday AI Paris were diverse and included representation from LVMH, Orange, Europcar, Malakoff Humanis, Devoteam, AVISIA, Eulidia, AWS France, L’Oreal, ENGIE, SNCF, Societe Generale, and more. Check this listing for the full speaker list. We were thrilled to hear stories and have representation from a wide variety of industries, company sizes, and speakers who ranged from practitioners to executives.
2. A Diverse Partner Ecosystem
Our Dataiku partner representation was stellar Everyday AI Paris, with more than 10 sponsors present. Our Platinum Partners were AWS, Capgemini, and Snowflake, our Gold partners were Avisia, Devoteam, Eulidia, and Lincoln, and our Silver Partners were Artefact, Business & Decision, and Sibylone. The event was a great showcase of the Dataiku Partner Network and an opportunity for the attendees to better understand what Dataiku is and how it fits into the data science, machine learning, and AI ecosystem at large.
3. A Dataiku Escape Room
Check out this blog for the full story of the inception of the Dataiku Escape Room. The TL;DR is that the immersive, crime mystery-themed game came to fruition at the conference for the first time — previously it was only played virtually. Event attendees were taken back in time for a ride on the Orient Express, where a jewel heist had just taken place. There, participants embodied members of an investigative unit specializing in data analysis, tasked with inspecting the compartment and identifying the culprit before the train reached its final destination.
Each character found in the escape room — whether that be a suspect, thief, passenger, or one of the many fictional roles that participants could adopt during the game — was inspired by the History of Data Science, a virtual experience by Dataiku that showcases real-life historical figures and data science innovators (more on this in the next section). The game was an interactive and fun way for attendees to use Dataiku and understand how a dataset from various sources can help us solve a problem!
4. The Data Science Pioneers Activation
If you haven’t heard, in 2021 Dataiku released a comprehensive online experience and the first-of-its-kind graphic novel, “Innovators of Data Science,” to showcase the trailblazers of data science who shaped the way we live and think today. So, you might be wondering, “What does this have to do with the Everyday AI Conference?”
The truth is data science has been around for a long time and Dataiku continues to invest in research to advance the field at large. The room was set up to pay homage to the innovators highlighted in the book — from goodies with their effigy, names of the rooms, and even attention-grabbing holograms!
5. The Ikig.AI Shop
Ikig.AI is Dataiku’s AI-for-good initiative and on site at Everyday AI sold goodies with the effigy of data science pioneers mentioned above and proceeds went to Project Canopy, a data-driven nonprofit that works with conservation actors in the Congo Basin. For more context, check out the replay of the session.
For now, we’re off planning for our Everyday AI Conference series for 2023, so be on the lookout for more details to come!