Category Archives: Conferences

A Recap of the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference

I gave a short talk at the 2021 National Homeland Security Conference. See https://www.nationalhomelandsecurity.org/. The event was held from August 30 through September 2. The event Web site states, “The National Homeland Security Conference brings together professionals in Homeland Security, … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2021 ISC West Security Conference

I gave a short talk at 2021 ISC West Security Conference. The event was held July 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. My talk was titled “AI and ML for Cyber Threat Prevention”. The ISC West event covers all aspects of … Continue reading

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Why Virtual Meetings are OK but Virtual Conferences Don’t Work

Online meetings can be successful if they’re 30 minutes or less and there’s a well-defined agenda. But trying to convert an in-person conference to a virtual conference just doesn’t work. Briefly, an online conference fails because there’s no interaction, there … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Research Conferences are Like the Stars Wars Force

In the Star Wars movies, the Force has a good side and a Dark Side. Machine Learning research conferences are the same — there’s good and bad. The good sides of ML research conferences are obvious — advancing knowledge, fostering … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2020 Visual Studio Live Conference

I spoke at the 2020 Visual Studio Live Conference. The event ran from March 1–6, in Las Vegas at Bally’s Hotel. VS Live is a conference for software developers and technical managers who use Microsoft technologies. It’s one of my … Continue reading

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I Explain Neural Networks to Life Insurance Actuaries

I was in Las Vegas recently for the Visual Studio Live conference. While I was there, I was invited to give a short informal talk at an American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) event called Refocus 2020. The Refocus event … Continue reading

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I Take Another Look at Azure ML Studio

One of my work colleagues asked me what Azure ML Studio is. After I explained the tool to him, I realized I hadn’t used it for a few months. So, I figured I’d take it out for a test drive … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2020 CMG IMPACT Conference

I spoke at the CMG IMPACT conference. My talk was about recent advances in machine learning and AI that can be useful for IT organizations. The event ran February 9-13 in Las Vegas. See https://cmgimpact.com/. The IMPACT conference is put … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2020 TDWI Conference

I gave a short talk at the 2020 TDWI Conference. The event ran from February 9-14 and was in Las Vegas. I estimate there were about 500 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors at the conference. Like most technical conferences, there were … Continue reading

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I Give a Talk to a Mystery Company About Machine Learning Applied to Legal Scenarios

I recently presented a talk about applying machine learning to Legal related problems such as analyzing contracts. My talk really boiled down to describing neural networks and natural language processing (NLP). The company that I spoke to asked me not … Continue reading

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