Presentations

These are the last 10 presentations I gave:
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Introduction to Deep Learning

Techorama, Antwerp, Belgium
21 May 2019

1Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to...

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Taking advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services

.NET Usergroup Zentralschweiz, Luzern, Switzerland
16 May 2019

1Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to...

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The Ethical Implications and Risks of AI and Deep Learning

Accelerating Innovation in the Enterprise, Rome, Italy
14 May 2019

There is no question that Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning will play an important role in the future (and the present!) of humanity. Taking advantage of faster and faster computers, larger and larger databases, we are able to run very complex algorithms against humongous amounts of data. This allows the creation of tools that can help us in complex areas of our lives. From autonomous vehicles to image and speech recognition; from assisting impaired humans to saving lives in critical si...

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Azure 101

Global Azure Bootcamp, Zurich, Switzerland
27 Apr 2019

1'There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer…' That is true. But when this someone else is Microsoft, and takes care of all the maintenance of these huge server farms, you can redirect these resources used to take care of your own infrastructure to other important tasks, such as adding features for your users. However, at first sight, Microsoft Azure and its huge offering can seem daunting for a new user. In this presentation, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Developer Advocate with Azure will ...

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Mexico City, Mexico
11 Apr 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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DAT20: Understanding data through visualization

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Mexico City, Mexico
10 Apr 2019

1At Tailwind Traders we need to analyze massive amounts of data with agile data visualizations tools in order to discover patterns that might not be immediately recognizable. By connecting PowerBI to our data storage we were successfully able to build dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visuals that helped us unlock key business insight quickly and effectively. In this session we will show you how to use PowerBI and D3.js (an open source data visualization library) to bring...

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Moving your Database to Azure

TechSummit Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland
04 Apr 2019

Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Dubai, UAE
28 Mar 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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DAT20: Understanding data through visualization

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Dubai, UAE
27 Mar 2019

1At Tailwind Traders we need to analyze massive amounts of data with agile data visualizations tools in order to discover patterns that might not be immediately recognizable. By connecting PowerBI to our data storage we were successfully able to build dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visuals that helped us unlock key business insight quickly and effectively. In this session we will show you how to use PowerBI and D3.js (an open source data visualization library) to bring...

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
21 Mar 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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