Building the Next Generation of AI, with Helixa

Artificial Intelligence touches just about every facet of our modern lives, and its effect on marketing cannot be overstated. So, when you want to learn about what’s now, new, and next in AI, who do you turn to other than the folks that are building it? Today we’re joined by Antonio Maiorino and Alberto Mario Pirovano of Helixa, to talk about the evolving world of marketing automation, from next-gen chatbots to natural language processing. The two shared a peek behind the curtain on new developments in the company and discussed what other innovations could come from cracking the code of processing natural language.

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Is It Live, or is it an Infomercial? The Potential for Livestreaming to Revolutionize Content and E-commerce

The COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantines that followed quickly changed the way brands could sell and show off their products, fostering a need for marketers to get inventive with their tactics. The online space also evolved during this time, becoming increasingly dominant and the perfect place to welcome creativity beyond banner ads, video, and social posts. Enter livestreaming, a tactic already well established by gamers and other communities as a way to connect with one another in real-time. What better way for marketers to connect with consumers with so many traditional methods inaccessible for the foreseeable future? Similar to a television informercial or home shopping network, livestreaming offers all of the benefits of those models but cuts out production costs and call-center middlemen. While brand livestreaming is mainly centered in Asia at the moment, there is a huge opportunity and an eager audience ready for marketers to connect with everywhere else.

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Come experience how AI is reshaping the customer journey and learn how you can drive brand growth with these cutting-edge technologies. In addition to driving efficiencies that save businesses millions, AI is helping brands understand customers better than ever before and deliver hyper-relevant content and offers that drives sales, and ultimately business growth. Our goal is to leave attendees both inspired by new ways of thinking and equipped with practical steps they can implement within their brands.


The overall objective of the program is to promote knowledge, spark discussion, and introduce marketers to a diverse range of options as they explore the AI space in the areas of:

  • Facial Recognition
  • Emotional AI
  • Predictive Personalization
  • AI Enabled Analytics
                                         11 AM - 2 PM EST
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Come experience how AI is reshaping the customer journey and learn how you can drive brand growth with these cutting-edge technologies. In addition to driving efficiencies that save businesses millions, AI is helping brands understand customers better than ever before and deliver hyper-relevant content and offers that drives sales, and ultimately business growth. Our goal is to leave attendees both inspired by new ways of thinking and equipped with practical steps they can implement within their brands.


The overall objective of the program is to promote knowledge, spark discussion, and introduce marketers to a diverse range of options as they explore the AI space in the areas of:

  • Facial Recognition
  • Emotional AI
  • Predictive Personalization
  • AI Enabled Analytics

AGENDA

11:00 - 11:10 AM EST

Welcome

 

Welcome to the ANA UNLOCKED Summit 2020: AI & the Customer Journey. Be prepared to be inspired as we take an artificial intelligence journey towards unlocking your customer's brand affinity.

Kathleen Hunter

Executive Vice President

ANA Futures

 

Michael Berberich

Senior Director

ANA Futures

 

11:10 - 11:20 AM EST

Mindful Moment: Meditation

 

AI can be a daunting experience, so let's all center our minds to allow a peaceful ingesting of the ANA Unlocked Summit 2020 journey. We welcome you to join us in a mindful moment of meditation -- consider it your "mindset reset" for the day.

Melissa Felsenstein

Founder

Inner Sounds Meditation

11:20 - 11:45 AM EST

Huddle: How Facial Recognition AI Will Shape the Customer Journey

 

Like many aspects of AI, facial recognition software is already part of our lives, from security cameras to smartphones. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • fielddrive - The use of facial recognition technology is growing due to the intangible benefits it delivers, whatever the context: convenience, security, and speed. Consent is, however, the key enabler: the emotional connection and engagement driven by consent is what drives its wider adoption and global use. In this short overview, Pascal Lagadec of fielddrive will provide concrete examples of how the technology delivers value, derived from its use in the events industry.

Pascal Lagadec

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

fielddrive

12:00 - 12:25 PM EST

Huddle: Emotional AI

Nearly 50 percent of sales are attributable to campaign creative, yet few creative assets are pre-tested for their ability to perform in market. The problem is getting worse as advertisers dial up volume and diversity of creative to meet the demands of digital platforms and personalization. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • RealEyes - All the world's advanced audience targeting, viewability optimization and fraud prevention are worthless if advertising creative fails to earn attention and drive emotional response. Targeting has peaked, and now it is time for advertisers to turn their attention and investment to managing their most important performance lever like a financial portfolio. In this session, Max Kalehoff from Realeyes will share innovative solutions using emotion AI and computer vision to quantify and manage creative performance at global scale.

Max Kalehoff

Vice President, Marketing & Growth

RealEyes

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Keynote: Integrating AI Into Your Brand

 

Dr. Katia Walsh of Levi's is an expert at launching, leading, and scaling digital products and capabilities, customer-centric transformations, and digital accelerations; combining Digital technologies, Data, and AI (Machine Learning and Automation) to enhance customer experience, drive efficiencies, create differentiation, and make a positive impact. In this session she shares the challenges and advantages of integrating AI throughout an organization.

Katia Walsh

Chief Strategy & AI Officer

Levi Strauss & Co.

12:25 - 12:40 PM EST

Keynote: De-bias Data & AI to Boost ROI

 

Did you know that women account for over 80% of high-ticket item purchases in their households like cars (a $9 trillion market by 2030), electronics (over $1.5 trillion by 2026) and financial products ($2.7 trillion by 2022)? Or that African Americans account for $1.4 trillion of consumer spending in the US whilst LatinX consumers spend $1.7 trillion? And what about the $3.6 trillion global buying power of the LGBT communities?

 

Yet marketers and advertisers are not yet serving consumers accurately because of legacy data and  algorithmic biases that's failing to lens consumers coherently. In this session, Twain Liu will provide three simple tips for how to design and workflow data and AI across your organization to de-bias the AI and boost marketing ROI.

Twain Liu

Scientist & heARTIST

12:40 - 1:00 PM EST

Huddle: Predictive Personalization

Predictive personalization, also referred to as machine-learning personalization, is the effort and ability to predict the actions of users, based on their previous behaviors online. Users are identified at a granular level, and a more personalized website experience is created for them. It puts more focus on displaying content and messages to users based on their intent, rather than just on the readily available information about their interests and previous behavior. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • automat - In a recent survey, 75 percent of customers polled said they were more likely to buy based on personalized recommendations and 49 percent of consumers said that, after receiving a personalized recommendation, they purchased a product that they did not initially intend to buy. Everyone knows personalization is critical to e-commerce success, but we all feel that personalization is an underwhelming, or even invisible experience and as a result delivers only mediocre sales results. In this talk, Andy Mauro, co-founder and CEO of automat, will share how you can ask the right questions to learn about your customer's needs and help them find the products they want to buy now and in the future.

Andy Mauro

Co-Founder & CEO

automat

1:00 - 1:10 PM EST

Music Break with D-Nice

 

Join us in the lounge as we decompress and enjoy a short music set with DJ D-Nice, the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine music guru. Derrick "D-Nice" Jones is a talented musician and photographer who uses his dual passions to share his love for music, art, and creative culture.

D-Nice

CEO

BrandNice

1:10 - 1:35 PM EST

Huddle: AI-Enabled Analytics

With trillions of points of data being generated every few hours, AI presents a much-needed solution for marketers looking to identify, validate, analyze, and act on data in a fraction of a second. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • Concured - Never before has it been easier to put your message in front of an audience, but it's never been harder to make it resonate. An important part of the future of marketing is less about interrupting potential customers during their day with traditional advertising. Instead, it's about being a useful resource for customers that helps to solve their challenges by really understanding them and providing great thought leadership and marketing content that truly helps, inspires, and delivers value. In this session, Tom Salvat, Concured Founder & CEO, will provide answers to some of the most common marketing challenges for global teams and explain how AI can save on manual hours, cut through the noise, and boost marketing ROI across your organization.

Tom Salvat

Founder & CEO

Concured

1:35 - 2:00 PM EST

Keynote: Possibility-Based Marketing

 

Dr. Joseph Riggio is an expert in cognitive and neuroscience, and an executive trainer and consultant for 30 years. In this session, he will break down "carrot" vs. "stick" motivation, and why "FOMO" (fear of missing out) might be every marketer's favorite buzzword, but is a terrible way to base your long-term strategy. Instead, Dr. Riggio recommends "Possibility-Based Marketing," which leverages joyful emotions and consumer aspirations to influence purchase decisions. Finally, he shares why the "Hero's Journey" – the narrative structure of myths dating back centuries—is the key to driving meaningful, lasting brand loyalty.

Joseph Riggio

Founder and President

ABIT

AGENDA

11:00 - 11:10 AM EST

Welcome

Welcome to the ANA UNLOCKED Summit 2020: AI & the Customer Journey. Be prepared to be inspired as we take an artificial intelligence journey towards unlocking your customer's brand affinity.

Kathleen Hunter

Executive Vice President 

ANA Futures

 

Michael Berberich

Senior Director

ANA Futures

 

11:10 - 11:20 AM EST

Mindful Moment: Meditation

AI can be a daunting experience, so let's all center our minds to allow a peaceful ingesting of the ANA Unlocked Summit 2020 journey. We welcome you to join us in a mindful moment of meditation -- consider it your "mindset reset" for the day.

Melissa Felsenstein

Founder

Inner Sounds Meditation

11:20 - 11:45 AM EST

Huddle: How Facial Recognition AI Will Shape the Customer Journey

Like many aspects of AI, facial recognition software is already part of our lives, from security cameras to smartphones. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • fielddrive - The use of facial recognition technology is growing due to the intangible benefits it delivers, whatever the context: convenience, security, and speed. Consent is, however, the key enabler: the emotional connection and engagement driven by consent is what drives its wider adoption and global use. In this short overview, Pascal Lagadec of fielddrive will provide concrete examples of how the technology delivers value, derived from its use in the events industry.

Pascal Lagadec

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

fielddrive

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Keynote: Integrating AI Into Your Brand

Dr. Katia Walsh of Levi's is an expert at launching, leading, and scaling digital products and capabilities, customer-centric transformations, and digital accelerations; combining Digital technologies, Data, and AI (Machine Learning and Automation) to enhance customer experience, drive efficiencies, create differentiation, and make a positive impact. In this session she shares the challenges and advantages of integrating AI throughout an organization.

Katia Walsh

Chief Strategy & AI Officer

Levi Strauss & Co.

12:00 - 12:25 PM EST

Huddle: Emotional AI

Nearly 50 percent of sales are attributable to campaign creative, yet few creative assets are pre-tested for their ability to perform in market. The problem is getting worse as advertisers dial up volume and diversity of creative to meet the demands of digital platforms and personalization. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • RealEyes - All the world's advanced audience targeting, viewability optimization and fraud prevention are worthless if advertising creative fails to earn attention and drive emotional response. Targeting has peaked, and now it is time for advertisers to turn their attention and investment to managing their most important performance lever like a financial portfolio. In this session, Max Kalehoff from Realeyes will share innovative solutions using emotion AI and computer vision to quantify and manage creative performance at global scale.

Max Kalehoff

Vice President, Marketing & Growth

RealEyes

12:25 - 12:40 PM EST

Keynote: De-bias Data & AI to Boost ROI

Did you know that women account for over 80% of high-ticket item purchases in their households like cars (a $9 trillion market by 2030), electronics (over $1.5 trillion by 2026) and financial products ($2.7 trillion by 2022)? Or that African Americans account for $1.4 trillion of consumer spending in the US whilst LatinX consumers spend $1.7 trillion? And what about the $3.6 trillion global buying power of the LGBT communities?

 

Yet marketers and advertisers are not yet serving consumers accurately because of legacy data and  algorithmic biases that's failing to lens consumers coherently. In this session, Twain Liu will provide three simple tips for how to design and workflow data and AI across your organization to de-bias the AI and boost marketing ROI.

Twain Liu

Scientist & heARTIST

12:40 - 1:00 PM EST

Huddle: Predictive Personalization

Predictive personalization, also referred to as machine-learning personalization, is the effort and ability to predict the actions of users, based on their previous behaviors online. Users are identified at a granular level, and a more personalized website experience is created for them. It puts more focus on displaying content and messages to users based on their intent, rather than just on the readily available information about their interests and previous behavior. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • automat - In a recent survey, 75 percent of customers polled said they were more likely to buy based on personalized recommendations and 49 percent of consumers said that, after receiving a personalized recommendation, they purchased a product that they did not initially intend to buy. Everyone knows personalization is critical to e-commerce success, but we all feel that personalization is an underwhelming, or even invisible experience and as a result delivers only mediocre sales results. In this talk, Andy Mauro, co-founder and CEO of automat, will share how you can ask the right questions to learn about your customer's needs and help them find the products they want to buy now and in the future.

Andy Mauro

Co-Founder & CEO

automat

1:00 - 1:10 PM EST

Music Break with D-Nice

Join us in the lounge as we decompress and enjoy a short music set with DJ D-Nice, the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine music guru. Derrick "D-Nice" Jones is a talented musician and photographer who uses his dual passions to share his love for music, art, and creative culture.

D-Nice

CEO

BrandNice

1:10 - 1:35 PM EST

Huddle: AI-Enabled Analytics

With trillions of points of data being generated every few hours, AI presents a much-needed solution for marketers looking to identify, validate, analyze, and act on data in a fraction of a second. Attendees will see a video case study leveraging this breakthrough technology, and then participate in a moderated deep dive "huddle" with:

 

  • Concured - Never before has it been easier to put your message in front of an audience, but it's never been harder to make it resonate. An important part of the future of marketing is less about interrupting potential customers during their day with traditional advertising. Instead, it's about being a useful resource for customers that helps to solve their challenges by really understanding them and providing great thought leadership and marketing content that truly helps, inspires, and delivers value. In this session, Tom Salvat, Concured Founder & CEO, will provide answers to some of the most common marketing challenges for global teams and explain how AI can save on manual hours, cut through the noise, and boost marketing ROI across your organization.

Tom Salvat

Founder & CEO

Concured

1:35 - 2:00 PM EST

Keynote: Possibility-Based Marketing

Dr. Joseph Riggio is an expert in cognitive and neuroscience, and an executive trainer and consultant for 30 years. In this session, he will break down "carrot" vs. "stick" motivation, and why "FOMO" (fear of missing out) might be every marketer's favorite buzzword, but is a terrible way to base your long-term strategy. Instead, Dr. Riggio recommends "Possibility-Based Marketing," which leverages joyful emotions and consumer aspirations to influence purchase decisions. Finally, he shares why the "Hero's Journey" – the narrative structure of myths dating back centuries—is the key to driving meaningful, lasting brand loyalty.

Joseph Riggio

Founder and President

ABIT

PROGRAM JOURNEY

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About ANA Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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