Designing Authentic Connections Conference Session:

Beyond Cat filters – How AI is Changing Organizations
and Their Cesign

Siddha Ganju & Troy Lowry

Category: Design in Action

Siddha Ganju, an AI researcher who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. As an AI Advisor to NASA FDL, she helped build an automated meteor detection pipeline for the CAMS project at NASA, which ended up discovering a comet. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. Her work ranges from Visual Question Answering to Generative Adversarial Networks to gathering insights from CERN’s petabyte-scale data and has been published at top-tier conferences including CVPR and NeurIPS. She has served as a featured jury member in several international tech competitions including CES. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology, she speaks at schools and colleges to motivate and grow a new generation of technologies from all backgrounds. She is also the author of O’Reilly’s Practical Deep Learning for Cloud, Mobile and Edge.

Troy Lowry is Sr Vice President of Technology Products, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer at the Law School Admission Council. He earned his BA from Northeastern University and his MBA from New York University. Prior to working at LSAC, Lowry was vice president of technology and cofounder of Polaris Systems, which provides custom software solutions for large financial companies. During his tenure at LSAC, he has been instrumental in the creation of the Digital LSAT, electronic applications, the law school admission software ACES and ACES2, online services, the Letter of Recommendation Service, and many other services.   

Learn how AI has already changed organizations, where it is going, and how Organization Designers can work with these changes to help their clients thrive in a new age.


From digital makeup to cats in courtrooms, from paper maps to cars that know where they are going, from bringing in high school students to converting them to citizen scientists working on applying AI to petabytes worth of NASA satellite imagery, and detecting meteors and comets contributing towards planetary defense, learn how AI has been changing the community by and large and more importantly, how AI has aided the non-verbal Autistic community helping create a bright and inclusive future!

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Our conference is spread over 6 days in a two-week window. We have designed the conference to be inclusive of multple time-zones.

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2021 Conference Ticket

Includes full access to the ODF 2021 Virtual Conference, Designing Authentic Connections: Spread across 6 days, our conference is intelligently designed to achieve virtual learning and engagement with world class keynotes, problem solving peer sessions, experiential lab space, and supported networking.


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Includes full access to ODF 2021 Conference, Designing Authentic Connections, plus nurture your connection with the global org design community with one year of European ODF membership plus other ODF events:
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