Ubiquitous AI

Jun 8th - Jun 10th 2020
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

Even as car companies are pushing out their AV timelines to the mid-2020s, and the grand goal of general artificial intelligence inexorably approaches an ever-receding horizon, AI gets better and better in specific domains and is starting to show up everywhere. What is the future of customer service in age of chatbots and service robots? How will leadership models change when we’re managing AIs alongside people? Will AI make possible complete personalization and on-demand products—and if so, how will that change retail industries and their relationships with customers? What skills will we need in an age of AI? How are our own brains changing—and are they changing enough? Topics Include: visual search, chatbots, ecommerce, cybersecurity, healthcare, eldercare, autonomous vehicles, investment, workplace communication, navigation, recruiting and hr, logistics and supply chains, voice interfaces, language translation, cybersecurity, billing and accounting, games, toys, manufacturing, marketing, sales and customer service, social media, smart homes, songwriting, cooking, human augmentation

  • Monday June 8
  • Tuesday June 9
  • Wednesday June 10
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Field Trip

  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    First-Timers Reception

  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM


  • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Dinner (Buffet)

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

    Conference Welcome

  • 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

    TTI/Vanguard Announcements

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    End of First Conference Day

  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM


  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • 5:50 PM - 6:00 PM

    TTI/Vanguard Announcements

  • 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Meeting Closes

Field Trip

Join TTI/Vanguard on a trip forward in time as we explore the future of wireless at the Columbia–Rutgers–NYU advanced-wireless testbed, COSMOS (Cloud-Enhanced Open Software Mobile-Wireless Testbed for City-Scale Deployment), funded with $20M from the National Science Foundation’s Platforms for Advanced-Wireless Research (PAWR) program.


As a city-scale gigabit network, the testbed serves as a sandbox not only for its own researchers, but also for external enterprises to test next-generation architectures, applications, and algorithms. Researchers from both Columbia and Rutgers will showcase how this public–private initiative is developing a testbed for flexible, city-scalable wireless technology with edge-cloud computation.


The tour will include demos showcasing various approaches to full-duplex wireless communication, a rooftop overlook of the West Harlem study site and the instrumented intersection at Amsterdam Avenue and 120th Street, an inside view of the various antennas, and a taste of additions to the NYC public school curriculum by teachers who have participated in COSMOS’s six-week summer program.

COSMOS Advanced-Wireless Testbed: Cloud-Enhanced Open Software-Defined Mobile-Wireless Testbed for City-Scale Deployment in Harlem

11:30 AM-12:00 PM   Field Trip Check-In at Hotel
12:00 PM                     Prompt Departure to Columbia
12:45 PM                     Estimated arrival to Columbia
4:00 PM                       Depart to hotel (Estimated arrival 5:00 PM)


New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

United States

333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Reservations and Travel

Hotel Reservation Deadline
Monday, May 18

TTI/Vanguard Group Hotel Rate
TTI/Vanguard has arranged a discounted block of rooms at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. USD $289 per night ++ and a $25 Daily Destination Fee.                                                                                                                                                                                     
The Daily Destination Fee covers several amenities, including:
• $25 Food and Beverage credit (credit is per room/per day and can be redeemed at designated on-property outlets)
• $20 Dry Cleaning Credit (per room/per day)
• Enhanced guest room internet (wired or Wi-Fi)
• Long Distance and International Calls


Online Reservations 
CLICK HERE for online reservations at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.  No Code Required.    


Telephone Reservations
Please call the hotel reservations at +1 888.436.3759. Please identify yourself as part of the TTI/Vanguard Group to receive our group rate.  


U.S. Government Attendees
You will receive a special link in your conference registration confirmation to make a government rate reservation directly through the hotel’s website.  We are unable to provide the link without an approved registration.  We have a limited amount of per diem rooms and are on a first come, first served basis.  We recommend booking your room early! 


Hotel Reservation Notes
Check-in time: 4:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM 
All changes/cancellations to hotel reservations are responsibility of the attendee. TTI/Vanguard is unable to make these changes on your behalf. 

Room Reservation Changes
Should you need to make any changes to your hotel reservation, please contact the hotel directly at + 1 888.436.3759.

Cancellation Policy
Please note, should you need to cancel your hotel reservation, you must contact the hotel directly at + 1 888.436.3759. 
Cancellations/Modifications must be made 72 hours prior to the day of arrival or you will be charged a full room night with tax.


If you have any hotel related questions, please contact our meeting planner, Robin Lockett at +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245 or rlockett@ttivanguard.com.


LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
(10.4 miles/17 km) from the hotel
Estimated taxi fare: 35 USD (one way)
Public Transportation: Take the Q70 or Q33 to Roosevelt Ave/74th Street Jackson Heights subway station (terminus for both buses). Then take the F train (Manhattan-bound) to Jay Street/Metrotech service, fee: 2.75 USD (one way)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
(14.8 miles/24 km) from the hotel.
Estimated taxi fare: 90 USD (one way)

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
(19 miles/31 km) from the hotel.
Estimated taxi fare: 50 USD (one way)
Public Transportation: Airtrain to Howard Beach station. Then take the A train (Manhattan-bound) to Jay fee: 2.75 USD (one way)

Subway Station
0.2 miles from hotel
2,3,4,5 — Exit Borough Hall station.
A,C,F,R — Exit Jay Street/Metrotech station.

Train Stations
Grand Central Station: 6.5 miles from hotel
Penn Station: 5 miles from hotel

Hotel Parking
No Valet, self-parking only with automated pay machines on the (3) parking levels as well as at the exit points. The garage is attached to the hotel and can be access from both Jay Street as well as Adams St.

SPPlus Parking Rates (subject to change):

  • Up to 1HR $20.00
  • Up to 2 HRS $25.00
  • Up to 12 HRS $32.00
  • Up to 24 HRS $50.00
  • Night Rate Up to 1 HR $18.00
  • Night Rate Up to 12 HRS $25.00
  • Weekend Special Up to 1 HR $18.00
  • Up to 12 HRS $25.00
  • Early Bird Special $27.00 in by 6am

TTI/Vanguard gladly welcomes your guest/spouse to any of our reception/dinner functions. Guests/spouses may attend breakfasts but only after the conference has begun (8:30 AM–9:30 AM). Please note: Guests/spouses cannot be accommodated inside our conferences, workshops, on field trips, or at our working breakfasts and lunches.

Dress for TTI/Vanguard conferences is business casual.

Wireless Internet connectivity will be provided during the meeting.


For questions, you can call + 1310.394.8305 or email:

Event Logistics including Hotel: Robin Lockett at rlockett@ttivanguard.com  or ext. 245. 
Membership/Attendance Questons: Claudia Miklas at at cmiklas@ttivanguard.com  or ext. 231.