The GPU Technology Conference, Running Oct. 5-9

Oct 05, 2020 at 01:04 pm by Press Release

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

GTC will be one of the largest, most complex virtual tech conferences ever, with 5 days of programming, nearly 24 hours a day, across 7 time zones. More than 1,000 live and pre-recorded sessions will be available in 40 topic areas, in one of five languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Hebrew.

Key speakers include NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai and three members of the U.S. Congress.

Among participating organizations are: Amazon Web Services, American Express, Audi, BMW, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University, Facebook AI Research, Google Cloud, IBM, Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MIT, Oak Ridge National Labs, OpenAI, Oracle, Sony, VMware and Volvo. 

Below is a list of show highlights for media. The full schedule is here — you can search for sessions and build your schedule by clicking the “Add to Schedule” button. To attend sessions, log into the GTC website using your registration credentials. Live events can be joined up to 15 minutes prior to the start time. Recordings of live events will be posted to the session schedule an hour after they conclude.


NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will announce news and discuss the latest advancements in AI, enterprise and edge computing, robotics, remote collaboration and more. Available from 6 am PT on Monday, Oct. 5.

Fireside Chat with Jensen Huang

Jensen will join Jeff Herbst, NVIDIA VP of Business Development and Head of the Inception virtual startup incubator, as well as CEOs from CrowdAI and BabbleLabs to discuss industry trends and other topics. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 12 pm PT.

  • More AI startup-related sessions and activities are here.

NVIDIA Inception Program

Over 200 AI startups are participating in GTC. We’ll be hosting live events in five regions to showcase more than two dozen AI startups.

  • U.S.: BroadBridge Networks, Clarifai, Datalogue, Drishti and Whiteboard Coordinator. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 am PT.
  • U.S.: Algorithmia, Paperspace, Runway, SafelyYou and Snorkel AI. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 am PT.
  • EMEA: AnyVision, Cybertonica, Exasol AG, Instadeep and Owkin. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 pm CEST. 
  • India: Innoplexus, Netradyne, Qure AI and SigTuple. Live on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 am IST. 
  • Korea: Lunit, QRAFT Technologies, SI Analytics, StradVision and VUNO. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 12 pm KST. 
  • Japan: ABEJA, ExaWizards and Ridge-i. Live on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2 pm JST. 

AI Art Gallery

Eight renowned artists showcase stunning creations developed with AI. Available from Monday, Oct. 5.

  • The artists will discuss their work in a two-part panel. Live on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9 am and 1 pm PT.

Public Sector Summit

More than 40 sessions will be held on the intersection of AI and the public and private sectors, including such topics as national and global AI policy and infrastructure, data science, autonomous machines, conversational AI, preventative maintenance, edge computing and cybersecurity. Highlights include:

  • Building an American AI Policy: Members of Congress are developing legislation and policy frameworks to support the U.S.’s national AI policy. The panel includes U.S. Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly and Jerry McNerney. Moderated by Axios Business Editor Erica Pandey. Live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 am PT.
  • How AI Will Supercharge 5G: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and NVIDIA’s global lead for telecommunications, Soma Velayutham, will discuss the role of AI in 5G, and the FCC’s plans to ensure that the U.S.’s 5G infrastructure delivers on its promise to transform the telecoms industry. Live on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 8 am PT.
  • Building an AI Nation: This two-part discussion will focus on lessons learned in implementing AI and the future state of AI in America. In part one, Anthony Robbins, VP of NVIDIA’s North America Public Sector, will host a discussion with retired Lieutenant General Jack Shanahan and Suzette Kent, former CIO of the federal government. In part two, Robbins will continue the conversation with Michael McQuade, VP of research at Carnegie Mellon and member of the Defense Innovation Board; John Etchemendy, provost at Stanford University and co-director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence; and Danielle Tarraf, senior information scientist at RAND Corp. Live on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 am PT. 
  • More public sector sessions here


Thousands of women and underrepresented developers have registered to learn about AI, robotics and GPU computing. More than 100 female tech leaders are scheduled to give talks, and more than 25 percent of registered attendees are women. 

We’re hosting two power-packed, all-women panels: Aligning Around Common Values to Advance AI Policy — a session on what needs to happen to pave the way for responsible AI on a global scale; and Advancing Equitable AI – how to give underrepresented youth more access to AI resources and education. 

NVIDIA is offering free conference passes to professional organizations that support women, Black, and Hispanic/Latino developers who are working in AI or interested in getting started. We’re providing training passes for professors at HBCU schools and the organizations Black in AI and Latinx in AI.

We’re partnering for the first time with the National Society of Black Engineers, providing conference passes to NSBE members and creating opportunities for NSBE collegiate and professional developers to engage with NVIDIA’s recruiting team during the show, and conducting training sessions post-conference.


Edge AI Meets 5G: Efficient and Accelerated Intelligent Video Analytics

Leaders from cloud-native software company Mavenir and NVIDIA explain how their combined technology can create an end-to-end 5G platform that makes sense of the flood of data created by trillions of cameras for traffic engineering in smart cities, frictionless retail, optical inspection on factory floors and more. Available on demand.  

The Summit Supercomputer as a Virtual Drug Discovery Laboratory for COVID-19

Scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory discuss the drug discovery pipeline used to screen 2 billion drug candidates for COVID-19 on the Summit supercomputer. Available on demand.

  • More healthcare sessions here.

The Future of GPU Rendering and Real-Time Raytracing

Jules Urbach, CEO and co-founder of OTOY, details his roadmap and vision for the future of GPU rendering and how it will impact gaming, VFX, media and design. He’ll explain how holographics, lightfield technologies and real-time rendering are the future of media. Available on demand.

  • More media and entertainment sessions here.

How the Revolution of Natural Language Processing Is Changing How Companies Understand Text

Hugging Face CEO Clement Delangue discusses the progress of natural language processing and how companies can adopt these new models faster than ever. Live on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 am PT.

  • More conversational AI sessions here.


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