The Future of Computer Vision is Data-Centric

Cullen Billhartz, Machine Learning and Computer Vision Technologist at The Boeing Company and Kuo-Chin Lien, Data Scientist and Head of Computer Vision at Appen

Watch On-Demand to learn more about data and annotation best practices for any organization looking to leverage AI, specifically computer vision, within their company. Learn from our practical examples and tool showcases, and get answers for your questions from our expert guests.

Instead of needing a lifetime of input to be able to react in the real world, great computer vision solutions leverage the right combination of models and datasets that match the task at hand. Today, you need to have the right data-centric approach to build successful computer vision applications, using advanced tools and specialized annotators.

    You might be dealing with diverse data types, such as:
  • 2D images and video (taken from an SLR or infrared camera)
  • 3-D images and video (taken from a camera or scanner)
  • Sensor data (taken from RADAR or LiDAR technology).
  • A mix of the above
By using the Appen Data Annotation Platform, anyone looking to improve their computer vision models can output the highest and most accurate training data to achieve the best performance in production.
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Andrew Ettinger | Chief Revenue Officer

Andrew Ettinger joined Appen as Chief Revenue Officer in May 2023 overseeing the company's revenue strategies and driving growth in the field of AI. He joined Appen with more than 25 years of sales experience in sales and services in the technology industry. 

Andrew's expertise extends to harnessing the power of data to drive insights and optimize processes. As the Chief Revenue Officer at Astronomer, he successfully grew the adoption of their open-source data solution, leading to a remarkable increase in monthly downloads and revenue. His strategic initiatives resulted in a 600% growth in customer count and a 75% win rate. 

Prior to joining Astronomer, he served as the VP of Sales at Pivotal Software, where he helped grow the business from zero to $100 million in annual recurring revenue in a single year leading up to Pivotal’s initial public offering, and up to $500 million thereafter. Under his leadership, the company achieved three consecutive years of 50% revenue growth, fueling digital transformations for Fortune 500 companies in various sectors. 

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from The Ohio State University.