Highlights from CVPR 2019

Heather Gadonniex

June 28, 2019

3 minute read


Last week, the Samasource team attended the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference in Long Beach, one of the largest computer vision conferences in the world.

With a heavy focus on research presentations, the conference was well attended by students, academics, industry researchers and professionals working in the field of computer vision and machine learning. 

We’ve seen explosive growth in the conference since first attending - a strong indication that the field of computer vision is continuing to grow faster than analysts predict. This year, a record 5,160 papers were submitted, 2,451 more than last year. 1,294 papers were accepted, and there were 9,227 registered attendees, a 32.6% increase from 2018.

samasource-at-sense-photonics-booth-cvpr-2019PHOTO: Heather Gadonniex and Abha Laddha, exploring Sense Photonics latest solid-state LiDAR technology. The company recently launched and announced a $26M Series A.


For us, this was also a breakthrough conference. 

samasource_booth_cvpr_2019PHOTO: Douglas Welcome manning the Samasource booth, built from recycled and recyclable materials with East African inspired swag that was impact sourced.


From facial recognition to augmented reality, computer vision is changing the way we interact with the world around us. CVPR 2019 was a reflection of that, and the Samasource team looks forward to collaborating with the many organizations leading the way.


Heather Gadonniex

Heather is a seasoned strategist with over 15 years experience developing and leading brand, go-to-market, partnership, and sustainability initiatives for start-ups and large, multinational organizations. As VP of Marketing at Samasource, she leads global marketing, strategic partnerships, and sustainability programs. A published author and noted public speaker, Heather studied Global Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development with a concentration in Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh, and focused her thesis on the development of micro lending systems that empowered women through sustainable agriculture programs in Senegal.