Engage 2018










Scottsdale, AZ – January 17, 2018

299 Days of Sunshine per Year

Known for its spa resorts and golf courses, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area, we are very excited to visit Scottsdale, AZ!

Sixth largest city in Arizona, Scottsdale was described by the New York Times as being “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach”.

It’s slogan is “The West’s Most Western Town”, which is one of the reasons we chose it to kick off our tour of the Great American West.

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



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

6:30 – 7:00 pm – Self Service Analytics

7:05 – 7:40 pm – Panel Discussion – Data Science & Software Robots

7:45 – 8:20 pm – Machine Learning: A Comprehensive Look

8:25 – 8:55 pm – The Robots Are Coming…And That’s A Good Thing

8:55 – 9:00 pm – Closing Ceremony – Prizes & Giveaways


Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Seville Shopping Center, 7001 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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.

6:35 – 7:00 pm – Self Service Analytics

Self Service Analytics is reaching a point in it’s evolution that the longtime promise of “Build your own reports without the help of IT is becoming a reality.

Presentation Agenda

  • Self Service Analytics – An Overview
  • Divide and Conquer – Where is the Time Spent?
  • Tortured Data – P-hacking
  • Citizen Data Scientist
  • Advantages & Risks
  • Examples

7:05 – 7:40 pm – Panel Discussion – Data Science & Software Robots

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:

  • Jeff Chowaniec, Pre-Sales Engineer, RapidMiner
  • Ramesh Kumar, CEO, eAlliance Corporation
  • Panel Member TBD, CB Technologies

7:45 – 8:20 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.

8:25 – 8:55 pm – The Robots Are Coming…And That’s a Good Thing

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is increasing each year in growth, acceptance and maturity, as many areas of the business are realizing business value this sophisticated technology, such as Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Supply Chain and IT.

Attend this presentation to learn more about this exciting area and to hear real world compelling case studies of how RPA is helping businesses and becoming an integral part of their Digital Transformation strategies.

Presentation Agenda:

  • Overview
  • Underlying Technology
  • Functionality
  • Trends
  • Myths versus Realities
  • Demo
  • Three Case Studies

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:

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


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 & Presenter TBD

CB Technologies

The Menu-Driven Solution Provider
We’re menu driven. That is, pick what you want. Software—in house or as a service? Our solutions cross various industries of all sizes. Every customer is unique to us. We want to learn your special requirements. Do you need a test evironment? We can provide it. Do you need end user education? Hardware with hybrid cloud deployment? You get the idea. Let’s talk.   Our engineers think outside of any one box. They establish processes that become your processes. The technology must fit into the way you do business. And it must improve how you operate. That’s CB Technologies’ commitment: constant education and creativity internally so we can continue to support our external clients and their long-term needs. Just ask us how we can make a difference for you today.



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