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From El Capitan to AI Experience Worldwide: Announcing Keynote Speaker Alex Honnold

May 29, 2020
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AI Experience Worldwide is just three weeks away, and Team DataRobot couldn’t be more excited about what our speakers have in store for our virtual audience. Conference attendees will walk away with pragmatic ideas for how to accelerate time to impact and value for AI, and practical strategies to implement those ideas within their organizations — all at no cost to attend. This two-day event, spanning June 16th and 17th, is an experience that no AI visionary will want to miss. 

We’re pleased to announce our first AI Experience Worldwide keynote speaker: professional rock climber Alex Honnold. Best known as the subject of the 2018 Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, Honnold is one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. His penchant for free solo climbing (where climbers ascend cliffs alone without ropes) — and his ability to control his fear while doing so — have earned him the nickname, Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold.

In 2017, Honnold completed the first and only free-solo ascent of the “Freerider” route on Yosemite National Park’s famous rock formation, El Capitan; this climb was captured in Free Solo. He also achieved Yosemite’s first ever “Triple Solo,” a title earned for climbing the park’s three larges faces alone in under 24 hours. 

Honnold is also the founder of Honnold Foundation, an environmental non-profit that provides grants to organizations advancing solar energy access all over the world.

Alex Honnold

Two of our DataRobot core values are “Work super hard” and “Always be developing the next version of yourself.” Alex Honnold is the perfect example of these two values in action. He knows a thing or two about achieving success through grit, hard work, and the ability to push through moments of uncertainty — qualities that are more important than ever as industry and society navigate changing conditions. 

We hope you’ll join us to hear Alex Honnold share his insights on pushing forward through uncertainty. Also joining us at AI Experience Worldwide will be speakers from Stanley Black and Decker, Bank of America, Symphony Health Network, Standard Chartered Bank, the United States Air Force, and many more. Reserve your spot at AI Experience Worldwide today.

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Bill Hobbib
Bill Hobbib

VP of Marketing at DataRobot

Bill is responsible for global marketing with over 25 years of experience marketing disruptive technologies to organizations of all sizes, including more than a decade in the data management, analytics, and SaaS space. Prior to joining DataRobot, Bill held marketing leadership roles at innovative software companies including Oracle, Bullhorn, Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Ascential Software (acquired by IBM), and StreamBase (acquired by Tibco). Bill has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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