Engage 2018

 
 

BIG DATA

 
 

USER EXPERIENCE

 
 

MACHINE LEARNING

 
 

DATA SCIENCE PLATFORMS

 
 

Dallas, TX – April 25, 2018

Big Data in the Big D, where Everything’s Bigger

We love Dallas, heck, we love Texas!

We’re excited about doing our first event in the ninth largest city in the country, and in the seventh largest metro area (Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington) in the country.

Rated as a “beta plus” world city, Dallas is a leader in entrepreneurship, innovation and tech. Other “beta plus” world cities include Boston, Prague, Munich, Rome, Cairo, Bangalore, Oslo, Atlanta, Houston, and more.

Home to 21 Fortune 500 companies, Dallas is a hotspot for disruption, especially in augmented reality, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Makes sense that this is the city where the integrated circuit computer chip (later became the microchip) was invented almost 60 years ago.

Join us at this event to meet some local and national market leading organizations in Big Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence.

Agenda

 

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Network Reception – Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres

6:30 – 7:05 pm – User Experience Design: Beyond the Front-End

7:10 – 7:45 pm – Panel Discussion

7:50 – 8:25 pm – Refinery of the Future (RoTF) – Leveraging Big Data to improve Operational performance

and increase Business value; with potential value across Industry Verticals

8:30 – 9:00 pm – Machine Learning: A Comprehensive Look

9:00 – 9:05 pm – Closing Ceremony – Prizes & Giveaways

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Network Reception

Join us for our Network Reception complete with Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres to begin the event.

Enjoy the food and your favorite adult beverage while you meet our sponsors, presenters, panel members and other professionals like yourself with an interest in Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

We have some fun AND we take our Networking seriously, because as Tim Sanders famously quoted, “Your Network is your Net Worth”.

6:30 – 7:05 pm – User Experience Design: Beyond the Front-End

The meaning of User Experience Design has changed tremendously in the last 5 years.

It’s no longer just something you do to the front-end of a solution or product.

The technological landscape we have at our disposal requires us to think about the entire technical solution end-to-end.

Doing UX Design in what we call the Full-Stack UX approach will ensure you are thinking about scalability and designing a solution or product for the future.

Key Learning Objectives of this Presentation:

  • Learn how to implement design thinking into your organization
  • Learn what type of UX Designer is right for your team
  • Learn how to take UX beyond the front-end
  • Learn how to take a start-up approach when it comes to UX

Presenter: Marcel van Eeden

Marcel, Co-founder and digital partner at Chante Digital, is an energetic and passionate leader, technologist, and consultant with over 10 years of experience taking complex products to market and delivering customized solutions focusing on persona driven user centric experiences.

He has experience building and improving new and established products for large Fortune 500 companies, as well as working with start-ups looking to take a new product to market.

Marcel graduated from Cornell University holding a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management with a specialization in Accounting after which he completed a M.S in Human Computer Interaction from DePaul University.

Marcel looks forward to helping his clients create great products and services that drive value and profitability.

Chante D&I

Our specialty is helping companies establish a leading digital presence by crafting and
implementing cohesive user and customer-centric strategies across their brand, business and technology.

We brought together a team with over 50 years of experience delivering user-centric solutions spanning across all platforms and technologies.

Our customers range from disruptive startups to large scale enterprises in various industries such as Consumer Products & Software, Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Spirits & Alcohol Manufacturing, Genetics, HealthCare, Cloud Services, Metal Manufacturing, Compliance & Security, IT Infrastructure, Enterprise Mobility, Asset Management and many more.

7:10 – 7:45 pm – Panel Discussion

Our Panel Discussion features Panel Members sharing their knowledge, experience and use cases and then a very interactive, lively Q&A session with the audience.

Panel Members:

  • Stephen Cobb, CB Technologies
  • Jeff Chowaniec, RapidMiner
  • Deon Appelgryn, Chante D&I
  • Marcel van Eeden, Chante D&I

 

7:50 – 8:25 pm – Refinery of the Future (RoTF)– Leveraging Big Data

to improve Operational performance and increase Business value;

with potential value across Industry Verticals

The modernization of a Chemical Plant, utilizing advanced IIOT/sensor data and Big Data concepts is enabling new levels of innovation, efficiency and safety in numerous processes impacting not just bottom line operational cost savings but offers potential top line revenue opportunities.

This presentation will hopefully help to illuminate how the application of Big Data constructs may have applicability to other Vertical Markets.

Concepts and capabilities will include:
• Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance
• Video as a Sensor
• Worker Safety and Security
• Connected Worker
• Asset Integrity and Management

Key Learning Objectives of the Presentation:
1. Best Practices to approach projects of this type
2. Differentiation of IoT and IIoT data and implications
3. Engaging the Operational Team

Presenter: Stephen Cobb

Steve, Manager Business Development/AIP and Big Data at CB Technologies, is a technology focused business development specialist with over thirty years of experience serving both Business and Information Technology professionals.

Steve has helped numerous energy companies cut through the noise in the marketplace to help identify those data management technologies that can and do deliver superior value, help to improve operational excellence and develop new insights by leveraging the wealth of data collected by the energy companies.

Steve has worked with GreenPlum, Teradata, and Vertica and has helped companies tap into the value offered in the Open Source community.

Working now with CB Technologies, a Women Owned HPE Platinum Partner we are bringing critical capabilities to our clients in several key areas, Hybrid IT, Geo-Asset Intelligence, Analytics & High Performance Compute infrastructures as well as IT Supply Chain Optimization.

At the core of our capabilities is our clear understanding of the value of data to the organization in an every changing and volatile business environment.

CB Technologies

CB Technologies is a premier, woman-owned technology solutions provider with over 15-years’ experience designing and deploying enterprise-class solutions for clients across the globe. We consistently deliver excellence thanks to our first-class engineers and strategic partnerships with the world’s finest providers of hardware and software solutions.

By combining best-of-breed technologies, CBT provides a balance of services and solutions in the areas of Hybrid IT, Asset Intelligence, Analytics and HPC, IT Supply Chain Optimization, and Education Innovation to augment your enterprise with the necessary tools to excel in the global marketplace.

8:30 – 9:00 pm – Machine Learning: A Comprehensive Look

Presentation Agenda

  • Machine Learning – Why so popular now?
  • 3 Important Trends – We can all be Data Companies
  • Use Cases – What’s driving Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Technologies
  • Getting Started in Machine Learning

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed, a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building.

Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data, using algorithms that iteratively learn from data and allowing computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed w where to look.

An important breakthrough in Machine Learning was the realization, credited to Arthur Samuel in 1959, that rather than teaching computers everything they need to know about the world and how to carry out tasks, it might be possible to teach them to learn for themselves.

Drawing a Distinction – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

AI is the broader concept of machines being able to carry out tasks in a way that we would consider “smart”.

Machine Learning is a current application of AI based around the idea that we should really just be able to give machines access to data and let them learn for themselves.

Panel Member

Jeff Chowaniec, RapidMiner

My objective is to apply my scientific and mathematical problem solving to technology based industry to help further innovation and discovery. I am a well rounded physicist and can be molded and specialized to fit particular roles within an engineering, research, or technology team.

Computer Skills:
Mathmatica
MatLab
TopCat
Python
C++

Mathematical Knowledge:
Differential Calculus
Vector Calculus
Tensor Calculus
Systems of Differential Equations
Mathematical Modeling of Differential Systems

 

RapidMiner

RapidMiner builds software for real data science, fast and simple. We make data science teams more productive through a lightning fast platform that unifies data prep, machine learning, and predictive model deployment. More than 250,000 users in over 150 countries use RapidMiner products to drive revenue, reduce costs, and avoid risks.

Our award winning products have been ranked by leading industry analysts as a consistent leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science platforms, as well as in Forrester’s Wave for Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning.  Peer review sites like KD Nuggets and Gartner Peer Reviews also demonstrate that RapidMiner is the most popular general data science and machine learning platform out there, consistently beating out the competition in every category.

For more information or to download a free trial, please visit us at www.rapidminer.com

Panel Member

Deon Appelgryn, Chante D&I

Deon has over 20 years of strategic, operational and technical leadership spanning software development, client services, sales & marketing, finance, legal, analytics and IT.

He is skilled with leading and mentoring cross-functional, onshore and offshore, teams through all phases of program, product and company lifecycles, from startup through to market release and maintenance. He has extensive experience in contract generation, review, and negotiations in operational, investment and M&A environments.

As a strategic leader he believes in synergistic collaboration with clients, business partners and stakeholders to create strategies that bridge the gap between business and solutions to ensure delivery is in line with strategic vision and expectations on all levels.

He managed and marketed products and services in fast-paced environments with a track record of successfully delivering multiple solutions to market.

He holds a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering, attended a Masters in Engineering Management, is a certified ScrumMaster and obtained an MIT certification in Design Thinking.

Chante D&I

Our specialty is helping companies establish a leading digital presence by crafting and
implementing cohesive user and customer-centric strategies across their brand, business and technology.

We brought together a team with over 50 years of experience delivering user-centric solutions spanning across all platforms and technologies.

Our customers range from disruptive startups to large scale enterprises in various industries such as Consumer Products & Software, Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Spirits & Alcohol Manufacturing, Genetics, HealthCare, Cloud Services, Metal Manufacturing, Compliance & Security, IT Infrastructure, Enterprise Mobility, Asset Management and many more.

OUR VISION

Help businesses, the community and the planet realize the benefits, value, promise and potential solutions that Big Data & Analytics provide through education and engagement.

We are Big Data & Analytics market leaders dedicated to educating, empowering and engaging communities by hosting events across the United States on all topics regarding Big Data & Analytics.

OUR PRESENTATIONS

At our events, partners and other regional, national and international experts on Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data present the latest content on these exciting subject areas, including ‘How To’, best practices, real world use cases, trends and what the future may bring.