Hello,
 
I'm Alyssa.

Data Nerd | Product Exec | AI & ML

I like building products - but even better - building great teams and organizations who use data, design, and technology to turn ideas into solutions for messy, real-world, hard problems that make the world a better place. 

Work

Day job

Currently I serve as a Director of Product at Blue Shield of California, pursuing my dream of using technology to improve healthcare. I have over a decade of experience in building technical data-driven products and have held numerous leadership roles for machine learning organizations, including VP of AI and Data at Appen and Director of Product at IBM Watson.

Book

Teaching

Volunteer

I volunteer with organizations that make the world a better place. I spend a bunch of time with Aim High. I also love mentoring with Girls Who Code. 

IN THE NEWS

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Book

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How can you successfully deploy AI?

When AI works, it’s nothing short of brilliant, helping companies make or save tremendous amounts of money while delighting customers on an unprecedented scale. When it fails, the results can be devastating.

Most AI models never make it out of testing, but those failures aren’t random. This practical guide to deploying AI lays out a human-first, responsible approach that has seen more than three times the success rate when compared to the industry average.

In Real World AI, Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger and Wilson Pang share dozens of AI stories from startups and global enterprises alike — featuring personal experiences from people who have worked on global AI deployments that impact billions of people every day.

AI for business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Real World AI uses plain language to walk you through an AI approach that you can feel confident about—for your business, and for your customers.

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Reviews

Shalin Mantri, Group Product Manager | Google

"Real World AI is a call to arms for every AI practitioner. Rochwerger and Pang starkly remind us, with plenty of examples from Google, Uber, and others, that AI isn’t a magical elixir that solves every problem, nor is it pixy dust you throw into a product. Thoughtfulness, iteration, and diverse teams are extraordinarily important for building AI products that serve everyone.”

Marty Cagan, Partner | Silicon Valley Product Group

"I can think of no more promising enabling technology than machine learning, yet this promise also comes along with real danger—to society, to customers, and to our employees and our businesses. Alyssa and Wilson’s new book provides product teams and product leaders with a clear-eyed view of this powerful new tool.”

Rama Akkiraju, IBM Fellow, CTO of AI Operations | IBM

Real World AI is filled with practical, firsthand advice for business folks on how to be successful with machine learning technology.”

Let's Connect

Reach me via email: alyssa@rochwerger.com

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Hello,
 
I'm Alyssa.

Data Nerd | Product Exec | AI & ML

I like building products - but even better - building great teams and organizations who use data, design, and technology to turn ideas into solutions for messy, real-world, hard problems that make the world a better place. 

WORK

Day job

Currently I serve as a Director of Product at Blue Shield of California, pursuing my dream of using technology to improve healthcare. I have over a decade of experience in building technical data-driven products and have held numerous leadership roles for machine learning organizations, including VP of AI and Data at Appen and Director of Product at IBM Watson.

Book

Teaching

Volunteer

I volunteer with organizations that make the world a better place. I spend a bunch of time with Aim High. I also love mentoring with Girls Who Code. 

SELECTED PRESS

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STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES

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BOOK

Screen Shot 2020-12-14 at 10.43.15 PM.pn

How can you successfully deploy AI?

When AI works, it’s nothing short of brilliant, helping companies make or save tremendous amounts of money while delighting customers on an unprecedented scale. When it fails, the results can be devastating.

Most AI models never make it out of testing, but those failures aren’t random. This practical guide to deploying AI lays out a human-first, responsible approach that has seen more than three times the success rate when compared to the industry average.

In Real World AI, Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger and Wilson Pang share dozens of AI stories from startups and global enterprises alike — featuring personal experiences from people who have worked on global AI deployments that impact billions of people every day.

AI for business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Real World AI uses plain language to walk you through an AI approach that you can feel confident about—for your business, and for your customers.

Available March 16 2021

REVIEWS

Shalin Mantri, Group Product Manager | Google

"Real World AI is a call to arms for every AI practitioner. Rochwerger and Pang starkly remind us, with plenty of examples from Google, Uber, and others, that AI isn’t a magical elixir that solves every problem, nor is it pixy dust you throw into a product. Thoughtfulness, iteration, and diverse teams are extraordinarily important for building AI products that serve everyone.”

Marty Cagan, Partner | Silicon Valley Product Group

"I can think of no more promising enabling technology than machine learning, yet this promise also comes along with real danger—to society, to customers, and to our employees and our businesses. Alyssa and Wilson’s new book provides product teams and product leaders with a clear-eyed view of this powerful new tool.”

Rama Akkiraju, IBM Fellow, CTO of AI Operations | IBM

Real World AI is filled with practical, firsthand advice for business folks on how to be successful with machine learning technology.”

Let's Connect

Reach me via email: alyssa@rochwerger.com

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