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Top names in artificial intelligence in Chicago 2019 Innovation XLab Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit

CHICAGO, IL – Artificial intelligence touches the lives of almost every American living today, but what does the future hold for this powerful computing tool? Hundreds of experts from across government, academia, and industry are gathering together in Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy’s InnovationXLab summit on Artificial Intelligence. The summit will focus on effective ways artificial intelligence can be harnessed to make life better for all Americans. 

What:  2019 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) InnovationXLab: Artificial Intelligence Summit
Where: The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Dates:  October 23, 2019
Times:  Day 1 8:15 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Day 2 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Scheduled Speakers

  • Rick Perry, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Paul Kearns, Director, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Robert J. Zimmer, President, The University of Chicago
  • Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy
  • Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John E. Kelly, IBM Executive Vice President
  • Colin Parris, Vice President, Software and Analytics Research, GE Research
  • Dimitri Kusnezov, Deputy Undersecretary for Artificial Intelligence and Technology
  • Rebecca Willett, Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • Yue Webster, Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Dragos D. Margineantu, Ph.D., AI Chief Technologist, Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology
  • Ed Bowen, Vice President, AI & Machine Learning, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Randall Gentry, Chief Research Officer, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Rick Stevens, Associate Lab Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, Argonne National Laboratory


  • National AI Initiative
  • AI for Energy Grid Optimization
  • AI for Drug Discovery
  • AI for Advanced Materials Discovery & Development
  • AI for Mobility and Transportation
  • AI for Precision Medicine
  • AI for Energy Production
  • AI for Digital Manufacturing and Engineering
  • AI for the Future of Urban Infrastructure and Systems

Additional Information:

The 2019 InnovationXLab Artificial Intelligence Summit is an invitation-only event. There is limited availability for media wishing to attend. Those interested in doing so should send an email to AIXLabsummit@​anl.​gov to register for the event or contact media@​anl.​gov . Additional information about the summit and the complete conference agenda lineup can be found at: http://​blogs​.anl​.gov/​a​i​xlab/.  Sessions are all open to the media and interviews may be arranged on request. For those who cannot attend we may be able to arrange for telephone interviews with key experts and officials.


Christopher J. Kramer
Argonne National Laboratory

Brian Grabowski
Argonne National Laboratory

Peebles Squire
U.S Department of Energy


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