Category Archives: Conferences

Recap of the 2021 G2E Conference

I attended and gave a short talk at the 2021 G2E event. G2E used to be called the Global Gaming Expo but now the event covers all aspects of entertainment, hotels, sports, and gaming technology so most people refer to … Continue reading

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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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