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  • Architecting Streaming Analytics Apps for Rapid Business Value
    Architecting Streaming Analytics Apps for Rapid Business Value
    Sid Choudhury, VP Product, YugaByte Recorded: Dec 12 2018 50 mins
    Real-time streaming applications are driving revenue growth in verticals such as retail, IoT, telecommunications, financial services and SaaS. However, architecting the data infrastructure that powers such applications for rapid business value remains a complex challenge.

    In this talk, we will review the key components of a streaming data pipeline and highlight the desired characteristics from each component in the context of reliability, scalability and performance.

    A real-world IoT Fleet Management application built on Confluent Kafka as the data ingestion layer, KSQL or Apache Spark as the stream processing layer, YugaByte DB as the operational data store and Spring Boot as the Analytics Dashboard framework will be used to demonstrate how the desired business goals can be achieved with ease.
  • You Talkin' to Me? AI/NLP Conversational Chatbots for Next-Gen Customer Service
    You Talkin' to Me? AI/NLP Conversational Chatbots for Next-Gen Customer Service
    Girish MuckAI is VP of Business Development & Strategy at Passage AI Recorded: Oct 25 2018 49 mins
    Today's consumers are demanding a customer service experience paradigm to keep up with their growing needs. From real-time instant responses to accessibility from a plethora of text and voice platforms, to understanding natural language.

    Recent advances in natural language understanding and processing (NLU/NLP) and machine learning have enabled automated chatbots to provide a unique experience for businesses and consumers to connect and converse. In this webinar, we will discuss how businesses can leverage the latest in artificial intelligence and deep learning to create conversational chatbot platforms to wow their customers.

    About the speaker:
    Girish MuckAI is VP of Business Development & Strategy at Passage AI. He has 20+ years experience bringing state-of-the-art technology solutions to market and held leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Reliance Jio, Entropic Communications, Westell, Arris, SBC Labs and Cascade. Girish holds a B.Tech from IIT Madras, MS and PhD from Boston University and MBA from the Wharton School. Girish is also the CEO of IIT Madras Foundation.
  • Challenges Transitioning Machine Learning from Prototyping to Production Grade
    Challenges Transitioning Machine Learning from Prototyping to Production Grade
    Santi Adavani, Co-Founder of RocketML Recorded: Oct 23 2018 64 mins
    The artificial intelligence revolution is being enabled by the rapid increase in data, computing power in the cloud, and hardware accelerators like GPUs and algorithm innovations. However, only < 5% of organizations have adopted or deployed AI in their operations and > 80% are gathering knowledge and prototyping.

    In this webinar, we identify the challenges of transitioning from Prototype to Production. We break them down into four categories of challenges:

    1) Code portability,
    2) Scalability,
    3) Hyperparameter optimization or Automated machine learning, and
    4) Model Deployment.

    In this talk, we will address challenges 1 & 2 using RocketML to aid in building production-grade AI applications. These techniques will not only improve data scientists' productivity, but will also reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to market incumbents.

    The webinar is hosted by Fundoo.info and moderated by IITAGH Board Member.
  • Building Modern Apps at Cloud Scale with Data Services
    Building Modern Apps at Cloud Scale with Data Services
    Kannan Muthukkaruppan, Co-Founder and CEO of YugaByte Recorded: Sep 19 2018 61 mins
    A number of modern, geo-distributed apps are being built in verticals such as retail, finance and SaaS. In an increasingly multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud world, the applications are becoming portable, but the databases are not. Enterprises are seeking to re-platform the data layer for scalability, developer friendliness and cloud-neutrality.

    The transactional database tier powering these apps has been a high-latency, hard-to-scale, master-slave RDBMS for a long time. Multi-master configurations or the use of a separate NoSQL DB (for multi-region data distribution) are common solutions. However, none of these solutions achieve the desired business outcomes of high customer satisfaction, increased data protection, and regulatory compliance.

    This talk will dive into how it is necessary to unify the best of SQL and NoSQL into one database in order to deliver the above business outcomes, and how YugaByte is helping democratize the transactional database layer by offering a single non-proprietary database that can span public and private clouds. YugaByte’s value proposition is strong for both CIOs, who can avoid cloud vendor lock-in at the database layer, and for developers, who don’t have to re-architect existing applications because of YugaByte’s built-in native compatibility to popular NoSQL and SQL interfaces.

    The Webinar is hosted by Fundoo.info along with IITAGH Board Members.
  • Scaling Agile with SAFe and Metronome
    Scaling Agile with SAFe and Metronome
    Sudi Sankavaram, CIO, Radus Technology Solutions Recorded: Sep 18 2018 62 mins
    Teams have been adopting and practicing Agile for years. Scrum and Kanban are two popular approaches used by agile teams to plan and iterate their development cycles. While these approaches have transformed software development for individual teams, they lack the constructs needed to synchronize multiple teams, provide Companies with a mechanism to adapt to change, and deliver enterprise software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) leverages Agile practices and Lean product development to coordinate planning and delivery for multiple agile teams. This approach to scaling agile has led to the following benefits:

    · Increase in solution quality

    · Increase in productivity

    · Increased employee engagement

    · Faster time to market

    · Better predictability

    · Improved transparency

    Join Radus Software for a 45 minute webinar to discuss scaling agile. Our experts will provide an overview of agile maturity, discuss the tipping points for scaling agile, and highlight the various levels of SAFe to help Organizations determine the best fit for their transition from agile teams to agile programs and/or portfolios. and how Metronome our SAFe ALM the first and only platform built specifically for SAFe from the ground-up, can help you with this journey through scaling your agile environment..
  • The Role of Data Analytics in Today's Latest Technologies
    The Role of Data Analytics in Today's Latest Technologies
    Ramesh Dontha, Managing Partner at Digital Transformation Pro, @rkdontha1 Recorded: Aug 30 2018 52 mins
    Major research and advisory firms in Information Technology like Gartner and Forrester identify technologies such as Blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Internet Of Things, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, and Cloud computing as game changers for the foreseeable future.

    From my experience as the Managing Partner of a consulting and advisory firm, I know that data and data analytics play a significant role in ensuring that these technologies directly contribute to the bottom line of companies. A technology for technology’s sake has no relevance unless it provides a sustainable advantage to corporations by increasing revenues, reducing costs, or improving productivity. This webinar will review the key characteristics of the latest trending technologies mentioned above and how data and data analytics plays a critical role.
  • Blockchain Part 2 — Cryptocurrency and Scalability
    Blockchain Part 2 — Cryptocurrency and Scalability
    Dr. Shiva Kintali, Founder & CEO, TrueCerts.co Recorded: Jul 19 2018 50 mins
    In Part 1, we discussed the algorithms and data structures used in a blockchain. In Part 2, we will use them to build a cryptocurrency and discuss the Consensus, Proof of Work, Applications, and Scalability.

    Dr. Shiva Kintali is the Founder & CEO of TrueCerts, a blockchain powered digital certificates platform. Before starting TrueCerts, he taught in the Computer Science department of Princeton University. He is a frequent public speaker on AI, Blockchain, Cryptography and Game theory and their socio-economic and cultural impact. He is doing Blockchain research since 2012.
  • A 3 step Framework for a Product Manager to Prioritize in a Complex Ecosystem
    A 3 step Framework for a Product Manager to Prioritize in a Complex Ecosystem
    Sundar Balasubramanian, Director of Product Management at Intuit Recorded: Jul 13 2018 46 mins
    A Product Manager has the unenviable task of prioritization, balancing several short and long-term objectives to arrive at the what and when for the product team. For an early stage product, stack ranking priorities might be sufficient. For a mature product, the challenge is often deciding what not to focus on at any given time because several areas will need at least a minimum level of investment to continue to serve your customers and stay competitive. The right prioritization framework, therefore, depends on the factors such as maturity of the product, organization and competitive environment.
  • Engineering Your Education in The 21st Century
    Engineering Your Education in The 21st Century
    Paul Mario Koola Ph.D., MBA, Professor of Practice, Texas A&M University Recorded: Jul 9 2018 49 mins
    Dr. Paul Mario Koola will walk you through how humans have dominated our planet by sharing knowledge amongst ourselves and across generations thereby becoming the most dominant species on this planet leading to the Anthropocene age. How should we educate the next generation? Is a mass-produced conveyor belt model of K-12 the best way to teach the next generation? What is a flipped classroom model? In this day and age of information explosion and limited brain capacity, how should we learn? Does education stop with a degree? These are some of the topics we will discuss.

    Please join in and help shape our future generations.
  • Enterprise Artificial Intelligence
    Enterprise Artificial Intelligence
    Rajkumar Vaidyanathan,Senior Director & Principal Data Scientist at Noodle.ai Recorded: Jun 25 2018 39 mins
    Enterprises are a complex ecosystem where multiple business entities interact in highly non-linear and iterative fashion often resulting in operational chaos. Human stakeholders tend to make decisions based on intuition and limited perspective. AI and machine learning algorithms can augment these decision-making processes by removing guess-work to a large extent. This enables reduction of cognitive bias that may exist. Enterprise AI is a convergence of business context, design & human factors, technology and data science. The talk will give an insight into what type of challenges exist in an enterprise and how a data-driven AI solution can help augment the theory-based models to improve the overall operational efficiency.

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