The AnyLogic Conference 2019

April 17-18
Austin, TX, USA
#ALConf19

AnyLogic’s seventh annual Conference will continue to prove the power of collaboration, with both the AnyLogic team and other experienced model developers. Don’t miss the opportunity to see how AnyLogic is being applied across multiple industries, experience innovative ideas and expand your vision of AnyLogic software.

This year’s conference features a panel discussion Next Generation Artificial Intelligence: Agent-Based Simulation + Reinforcement Learning with industry practitioners focusing on going beyond deep-learning.

The program is built with the most innovative AnyLogic users from industry-leading organizations. Read on, find out more, and be sure to keep-up to date.

The event immediately follows INFORMS Analytics Conference.


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Conference schedule

AnyLogic Conference Host: John Yedinak, Managing Director at The AnyLogic Company — North America
Time Title Presenter(s) Industry Organization Presentation
Wednesday April 17th, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in Check-in and pick up your AnyLogic Conference Gift box
9:00 AM New Features of AnyLogic 8.4 and AnyLogic Cloud: Building a Custom UI for a Cloud Based Model Dr. Andrei Borshchev, CEO & Nikolay Churkov, Head of Software Development at The AnyLogic Company Simulation Software AnyLogic Workshop
10:00 AM Opening Remarks John Yedinak, Managing Director at The AnyLogic Company — North America AnyLogic
10:30 AM Challenges in Simulating a Small-Batch Biotech Manufacturing Process Patricia Randall, PhD, Director Manufacturing Princeton Consultants
11:00 AM Modeling & Analysis of Grocery Picking Bots Amy Brown Greer, P.E., Principal at MOSIMTEC; Dr. Christian Hammel, System Modeling and Simulation Consultant & John Lert, Founder and CEO at ALERT Innovation Retail and Distribution Mosimtec
11:30 AM Using AnyLogic to Simulate Trading Processes at Fannie Mae John A. Coaster, PhD Director, Financial Modeling Financing Fannie Mae
12:00 PM Re-Imagining Strategy: Doing Strategy Through Simulation, Gaming, AI, and Continuous Execution Lyle Wallis, Director Artificial Intelligence PwC
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Welcome Lunch Join us for a bite with accompanying beverages.
1:30 PM Human Behavior Modeling Kurt Kreuger, PhD, Researcher and Director Social Processes and Healthcare Krueger Consulting
2:00 PM A Multi Phases Pet Food Production Process Elisa Elena, Engineer & Gaston Fourcade & Javier Cortes, Computer Science Supply Chain ITE Consult
2:30 PM Combining Simulation and Lean Design at the Montreal Airport to Implement an Early Bag Storage (EBS), to Optimize the Baggage Room Installed Capacity Alvaro Gil, M.Sc. Strategic Consultant, Predictive Technologies Airport and Aerospace GSS and Montreal Airport (ADM)
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM A word from our sponsor Mosimtec Jeffrey Brelsford, Co-Founder Mosimtec
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM Break Refreshments and snacks will be served.
3:30 PM Drilling Rig Digital Twin and Virtual Well Construction Simulation Jason Baker, Abe Hudson, Sr. Systems Engineers Oil & Gas TransOcean
4:00 PM Modeling Bioresources for Industrial Sustainability Dr. Aanand Davé, Technical Lead Water & Waste Water Utilities DecisionLab
4:30 PM Using Critical Chain Project Management for A Turbine Manufacturer to Reduce Lead Times and Improve Reliability Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO & Jaco-Ben Vosloo, Director Simulation and Technologies Manufacturing Mobility Goldratt
5:00 PM AnyLogic and AnyLogic Cloud Roadmap Dr. Andrei Borshchev, CEO & Nikolay Churkov, Head of Software Development at The AnyLogic Company Simulation Software AnyLogic
5:30 PM A word from our sponsor Sterling Simulation Paul Rohrbaugh, President Sterling Simulation
5:40 PM - 8:00 PM Networking Reception Enjoy the company of Conference Presenters, Attendees and Members of The AnyLogic Company Team. Entertainment, cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served. Sterling Simulation
Thursday April 18th, 2019
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast A hearty breakfast and beverages will be served. SimWell
8:00 AM anyLogistix: Create Your Supply Chain Digital Twin to Enhance Control Tower Visibility Timofey Popkov, Director of Business Development & Anatoly Zherebtsov, Head of anyLogistix development at The AnyLogic Company Supply Chain Software anyLogistix Workshop
9:00 AM Supply Chain Network Optimization Cuong V. Lam, Supply Chain Specialist Supply Chain Tessenderlo Group
9:30 AM Break Join us for a bite with accompanying beverages.
9:45 AM A word from our sponsor SimWell Jon D. Santavy, US General Manager SimWell
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Next Generation Artificial Intelligence: Agent-Based Simulation + Reinforcement Learning Join our expert panel of practitioners from simulation and AI as they debate the role of agent-based simulation and reinforcement learning in the broader quest for Artificial Intelligence and conclude with a Q&A. Panel
12:00 PM Practical Applications of Deep Reinforcement Learning Using AnyLogic Arash Mahdavi, Program Lead at The AnyLogic Company - North America Reinforcement Learning AnyLogic
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Join us for a bite with accompanying beverages.
1:30 PM Moving Towards Autonomous Digital Twin: AI Powered ABMS for Optimal Sequential Decision Making Luigi Manca, Delivery Manager Fair Dynamics
2:00 PM Agent-Based Modeling For Active Shooter Incidents: Assessing Effectiveness of Run.Hide.Fight. Response for Unarmed Individuals Jae Yong Lee, Graduate Research Assistant Emergency Planning Purdue University
2:30 PM Using AnyLogic to Benefit the Planning and Design of Airport Facilities Beth C. Kulick, AVP Airports TranSystems
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Closing Remarks and Break Refreshments and snacks will be served. Sterling Simulation
3:15 PM Don't Forget Your User: Creating Amazing User Interface Design with Little Effort in AnyLogic Benjamin Schumann, PhD, Simulation Consultant Benjamin Schumann Workshop

Panel Discussion

Next generation artificial intelligence: Agent-based simulation + reinforcement learning

The ability to create a mental model of our environment, project forward in time, and take appropriate action is a key element of human intelligence. Combining agent-based simulation with reinforcement learning will lead to a new era of continuously learning agents that accomplish this functionality. Is this the next generation of AI - beyond deep learning?

Join our expert panel of practitioners from simulation and AI as they debate the role of agent-based simulation and reinforcement learning in the broader quest for Artificial Intelligence and conclude with a Q&A.

Moderator


Anand Rao

Dr. Anand Rao – Partner and Global Artificial Intelligence Lead – PwC, with over 33 years of industry and consulting experience, helping senior executives structure, solve and manage critical issues facing their organizations. With a computer science and Artificial Intelligence background and over 20 years consulting experience he blends deep analytics and computational techniques to solve challenging business problems using creative solutions.


Panel members


Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson – Co-founder and CEO of Skymind, an enterprise software company built around artificial intelligence deployment and the open-source distributed learning framework Deeplearning4j. Chris works with companies to apply machine learning to solve business problems in areas including fraud detection, healthcare, and smart robots. Prior to Skymind, Chris spent a decade as a journalist covering global business and technology for The New York Times and Bloomberg News. He attended Deep Springs College, holds a degree in Economics, and lives in the Bay Area.



Benjamin Schumann Ph.D

Benjamin Schumann Ph.D, simulation expert with over 10 years of experience applying simulation and AnyLogic. He wants to ensure that the AI community benefits from the knowledge of simulation practitioners before they reinvent the wheel from scratch. Ben leads his own simulation practice advising global consulting firms as well as industrial and academic clients. Previously, he was pushing the potential of simulation as a consulting tool with McKinsey & Company, Inc. as well as working for boutique consulting firms as a modeller. Ben holds a PhD in Complex Systems Simulation for Aerospace Design.



Ilana Golbin

Ilana Golbin – Responsible AI Analytics Lead , Artificial Intelligence Accelerator – PwC, specializing in applying machine learning and simulation modeling to address client needs across sectors, regarding strategic deployment of new goods and services, operational efficiencies, consumer adoption, geospatial analytics, and addressing model bias and explain-ability. Ilana currently leads PwC's efforts in exploring cutting edge approaches to create explainable and robust AI in the Artificial Intelligence Accelerator and co-leads the analytics development of the Global Responsible AI Platform.



Cyrill Glockner

Cyrill Glockner leads all simulation related engagements for Microsoft’s Project Socrates as well as product management for Microsoft AirSim. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cyrill was the Director of Technical Product Management at Bonsai, a startup focused on Industrial AI. In this role, Cyrill managed platform features that help enterprises and developers utilize AI within their applications. Before joining Bonsai, Cyrill launched Verizon’s go90, a mobile video service that delivers free access to the best videos from the Web and TV networks. Prior to Verizon, Cyrill worked for almost two decades in various product and business development roles at Microsoft and Intel. While at Microsoft, Cyrill was responsible for bringing emerging new technologies like Microsoft Digital Media Technologies and Silverlight to market and leading large-scale partnerships with companies such as Nokia, Intel, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter.


Workshops

New Features of AnyLogic 8.4 and AnyLogic Cloud: Building a Custom UI for a Cloud Based Model

Dr. Andrei Borshchev, CEO & Nikolay Churkov, Head of Software Development at The AnyLogic Company

Andrei Borshchev

We will walk you through the latest releases of AnyLogic and AnyLogic Cloud. New features in the Material Handling Library include AGVs moving in free space, cranes, lifts, and dynamically configured multi-level networks. You will see how to use the new file management features and how to setup files as inputs for simulations running in AnyLogic Cloud. We will show the latest AnyLogic Cloud API in action, building a custom HTML frontend for a model running in Private Cloud Lite. We will also demo, as a “bonus track”, how AnyLogic simulation models can be used as training environments for deep reinforcement learning.



Don't Forget Your User: Creating Amazing User Interface Design with Little Effort in AnyLogic

Benjamin Schumann, PhD, Simulation Consultant

Benjamin Schumann

This year, irresistible interfaces. Benjamin Schumann is becoming a key presenter at the AnyLogic Conference. After uncovering the hidden gems of AnyLogic in 2016, Benjamin continued to improve the AnyLogic user experience by exploring his list of best practices for model-building at the last conference.

Now, he is taking a deep dive into world-class user interface (UI) design with AnyLogic. How can your model be as intuitive and elegant as the best apps around? How can you create and reuse advanced UI objects yourself? Based on several real-world models, Ben will share the UI knowledge that makes his clients jaws drop and keep them wanting to use models again and again.



anyLogistix: Create Your Supply Chain Digital Twin to Enhance Control Tower Visibility

Timofey Popkov, Director of Business Development & Anatoly Zherebtsov, Head of anyLogistix development at The AnyLogic Company

Timofey Popkov

Digital twin buzz is all about in logistics these days. But what exactly is a supply chain digital twin? How can it help improve planning processes and enhance network visibility? Why integrate it with your IT environment? In our presentation, we will address these questions and more as we demo supply chain digital twin development with anyLogistix and how it can run in the AnyLogic Cloud.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Call for Conference Presenters

Currently we are all full for presenters for the 2019 conference. Thank you to everyone that submitted your title and abstract.

Location

Place: Brazos Hall

Address: 204 East 4th Street Austin, TX, 78701

Phone: +1 512-380-1675

Brazos Hall is a turn-of-the-century warehouse unlike any other in the heart of Downtown Austin at the corner of 4th and Brazos. Converted from a 1900's grain mill with restored long-leaf pine floors, brick walls and wood rafters, The main hall highlights the venue’s industrial past and the Roof deck offers downtown views and a lush living wall. The venue is easily accessible with parking located across the street at Frost Bank with a pre-paid voucher and 3 blocks from the host hotel.

Accommodations: Our room block is currently closed. If you need help with travel accommodations please reach out to Kimmi Dienhart.



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