Delmonicos, New York

Scaling Generative AI
to the Enterprise

Networking Dinner at Delmonico’s, New York

Successfully held on March 20th, 2024

Scaling Generative AI to the Enterprise
Networking Dinner
at Delmonico’s, New York

Successfully held on March 20th, 2024

Presented by


Here’s what we discussed:

Large enterprises are investing money and resources into generative AI-powered applications for both internal and customer-facing use cases while managing both risks and costs. How are they doing it, and what are the lessons learned so far?

In this roundtable discussion, we explored findings from a new research initiative digging into the biggest challenges companies are facing in scaling generative AI out of the sandbox and into production.

Some of the issues we discussed include:

  • Model ownership and its implications for explainability
  • The cost pressures companies anticipate as the use of model APIs explodes
  • The competitive value of fine-tuning with private data

This was an invitation-only executive roundtable dinner for 8-12 executives directly responsible for all or part of their company’s strategy for scaling generative AI applications to the enterprise.


6:00 PM – 6:15 PM


6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


8:00 PM – 8:20 PM


8:20 PM – 8:30 PM


Solution Expert

Richard Halkett
Chief Customer Officer at SambaNova

SambaNova Systems is the long-term leader in AI for enterprises, delivering a full-stack chips-to-models platform, powered by the market-leading SN40L RDU processor. Richard leads Sales, Marketing, Customer Engineering, and Customer Success.

Previously, he established and led the Worldwide Innovation and Transformation Program at Amazon Web Services (AWS) which used methodologies inspired by Amazon’s innovation mechanisms (e.g. Working Backwards) to help customers develop and deliver new solutions on AWS.

Richard also led Cisco’s Digital Capabilities organization, and before that, the company’s first sales teams focused on Business Analytics and Software, and the Americas Public Sector business development group. Before joining Cisco, he worked in the U.K. and the U.S. on foreign, technology, and innovation policy. He was the founding Policy & Research Director of Nesta (the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts) and was the founding Chief Executive of Boxmind, the Oxford-based educational content, software, and services company.

A native of Lancashire, England, Richard lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and three children. He earned his Master of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a U.K.-U.S. Fulbright Scholar. He completed his undergraduate degree at Merton College, Oxford. He is a member of the Board of Advisers for the Friends of the British Council in the United States.


Dinner at Delmonico’s, New York

56 Beaver Street,
New York, NY 10004

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