Insight Partners Celebrates Inaugural ScaleUp Series with AI Conference, ScaleUp:AI

More than 1,700 participants from 50 countries around the world gathered to discuss the impacts of AI

NEW YORK, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This week, New YorkGlobal private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners hosted its first artificial intelligence (AI) industry conference, Scaling: AIon April 6-7 in New York City. The hybrid event brought together thousands of attendees across the world to hear leading AI thinkers, doers, users and investors give their thoughts on the industry today and its future, with thought-provoking presentations and opportunities of networking.

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Presented by Insight Partners, Citi and NASDAQ, ScaleUp:AI provided a comprehensive overview of the impact of AI on every industry and facet of business, with sessions exploring its effects on healthcare, cybersecurity, fraud mitigation, ethics and fairness, business intelligence, finance services, and more. AI leaders partnered with Insight for the event, including 6sense, Acceldata, BigPanda, Clarify Health, Cognigy, Expressive, Explorium, Featurespace, intenseye, Pecan, Quantum Metric, Rasgo, Relevance AI, RudderStack, Run: AI, Sentinel One, Slim. AI, StormForge, Turing, Weights and Bias, WINT, Zest AI.

ScaleUp:AI is the first in a series of global Insight Partners conferences and was specifically designed for the artificial intelligence (AI) community. With over 1,700 attendees in person and virtually, from over 50 countries around the world, the event was packed with insights and key takeaways, including:

  • Why “good data” may be more important than “big data” as the world moves towards a view of AI that is more data-centric than model-centric.

  • The importance of explainability and detecting biases before a model goes into full-scale production.

  • The value of the strategic combination of human intelligence and artificial intelligence and why “symbiotic intelligence” is the best of both worlds.

  • Why the evolution of AI systems is going to happen faster than the evolution of traditional software, and how we really are at the beginning of a scaling inflection point.

ScaleUp: AI speakers (in alphabetical order):

Ali GodsiCEO and Databricks • Allie K. MillerGlobal Head of Machine Learning BD, Startups and Venture Capital at AWS • Andre NgGoogle Brain Co-Founder + Landing AI CEO • Alex Dalyac, Founder and CEO, Tractable • Amir Orad, CEO, Sisense • Anita Lynch, Chief Data Officer | Administrator of the Board of Directors | Investor • Arvind PurushothamManaging Director and Global Head, Venture Investing, Citi • Asmau Ahmed, Explorer, Alphabet X • Brad PetersonCTO and CIO, NASDAQ Hunt GintherMachine Learning Platform Architect and Data Scientist, Snowflake • Christina MontgomeryVice President and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM • Clément Delangue, CEO, Hugging Face • Danny TobyMD, JD, Partner, DLA Piper • David KirkpatrickFounder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy • Gabi SteeleFounder, Preql • Ganesh Bell, Managing Director, Insight Partners • Gayatri NarayanSVP Digital Products and Services, PepsiCo • George MathewManaging Director, Insight Partners • Heather Carroll CoxDirector of Digital Health and Analytics, Humana • Janice TseSenior Director, Data Science, PayPal • Jared DunmonCTO, AI/ML Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit • jason zintakCEO, 6sense • Jay alarm clockCTO, ZestAI • Jerry OvertonCEO, Applied AI Studio • Jillian D’Onfro, Business Writer, Insight Partners • Joe McKendrickanalyst and contributor, Forbes • Jon KrohnChief Data Scientist, Nebula • Jonathan RosenbaumManaging Director, Insight Partners • Karen SnowSenior Vice President, Head of US Listings and Revenues, NASDAQ • Karthik TadinadaChief Operating Officer, FeatureSpace • Krishna GadeFiddler AI CEO • Lea WeissFounder, Preql • Lonne JaffeManaging Director, Insight Partners • Lydia DishmanManaging Editor, Fast Company • Hands of SaxenaExecutive Chairman, Responsible Artificial Intelligence Institute & Cognitive Scale • Neil AckermanHead of Global Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson • Nicholas WarnerCOO, SentinelOne • Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor, Insight Partners • Nicole Wangformer US Deputy Chief Technology Officer • Nikki ParkerInsight Partners • Patrick DoughertyCo-Founder and CTO, Rasgo • Prag Sharma, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence, Citi • Praveen AkkirajuManaging Director, Insight Partners • Ryan HinkleManaging Director, Insight Partners • Scott BarclayManaging Director, Insight Partners • Scott SouthwoodChief Revenue Officer, Quantum Metric • Seth DobrinPhD., Global Head of AI, IBM • Siobhan WildCo-Founder and CEO, Reejig • Sirisha Kadamalakalva, Chief Strategy Officer, DataRobot • Suchi SariaPhD., Founder and CEO, Bayesian Health • Supriya GuptaHead of Recommendations, Credit Karma • Svetlana SicularVP Analyst, Gartner • Thomas PfisterHead of AI Research, Google Cloud • Vaibhav SahgalPrincipal, Americas, Impact Economist • Vittorio CretellaChief Information Officer, P&G • Warda Inam |co-founder and CEO, Overjet • Guillaume FauconFounder and CEO, • Yan David ErlichCRO & COO, Weightings and biases

About the ScaleUp Series

The ScaleUp series – which features topics such as AI, healthcare and cybersecurity – is designed to guide and influence leaders, decision makers and actors who are ready to scale, with support from partner ScaleUp the most trusted in the software industry, Insight Partners. Learn more about

About Insight Partners

Insight Partners is a global software investor that partners with high-growth technology, software and internet startups and ScaleUp companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. From February 24, 2022the closing of the company’s recent fundraising, Fund XII, brings Insight Partners’ regulatory assets under management to more than $90 billion. Insight Partners has invested in over 600 companies around the world and has seen over 55 portfolio companies complete an IPO. Based at New York CityInsight has offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Palo Alto. Insight’s mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with hands-on, hands-on software expertise to drive long-term success. Insight Partners meets great software leaders where they are in their growth journey, from their first investment to their IPO. For more information about Insight and all of its investments, visit or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners.



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