The Impact of AI and Machine Learning on IoT
Talks by Google, Microsoft and Snips
Date and time : Thu 8 November 2018, 18:30 - 21:30
Location : Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS - View on Google Maps
Limited to : 200 participants
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AI, Machine Learning and IoT are whole new set of technology trends which are dominating the technology landscape recently, but what positive or negative impact AI and ML make on IoT? Come to our event on the 8th of November to get the answers from:

- The multinational technology company famous for its search engine and many other software and hardware products (Google).
- The corporation behind one of the leading IoT cloud platforms on the market today, Azure IoT Suite (Microsoft).
- The company that provides Private-By-Design, DecentralizedVoice Assistant Technology and Solutions 3 (Snips).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.
Guest speakers
Roberto Barbero
IoT Specialist - EMEA
Anže Vodovnik / Alysha Arshad
Senior Software Engineer
Eric Bezzam
Tech Evangelist
Speaker 1: Roberto Barbero, IoT Specialist - EMEA at Google

Talk Title: When Machine Learning migrates to the Edge
About the speaker: Since his father gave him his first electronics kit at the age of 5, he's been electrocuted more than once (per week). Nowadays he still plays with the same kits, but gets paid for it at Google. Salesforce IoT, VMware and Hewlett-Packard alumni. Passionate about Traveling, Photography and Architecture.
About the company: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Since its founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. They now offer dozens of products and services—including Google Cloud's AI. It providesmodern machine learning services,withpre-trained modelsand a service to generateyour own tailored models.Their neural net-based ML service has fantastic training performance andincreased accuracy.
Video: Past, Present and Future of AI / Machine Learning
Video: Google Cloud Machine Learning

Speaker 2: Anže Vodovnik / Alysha Arshad, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

Talk Title: Sensors and ML – A short story about manufacturing and the human body
About the speaker:  Anže is a proud father, enthusiastic guitarist and a passionate software engineer, geeking out in the cloud. He was briefly a Microsoft MVP for Azure before forfeiting the title when joining Microsoft UK. When not working directly with Manufacturing & Automotive customers and partners, Anže is active on Twitter (@avodovnik) and his blog (
Alysha - after planning a career in Civil Engineering, a chance encounter with a sexist academic at a University open day made Alysha reconsider that profession entirely. Civil Engineering's loss is Computer Science's gain as she switched courses. She is passionate about solving problems with code, and about being a champion for Women in IT. She currently works as a Software Engineer at Microsoft focussing on AI and Machine Learning.
About the company: Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. On October 2008 Microsoft announced Azure, a cloud computing service for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres.
Video: Microsoft Build: AI for Accessibility
Video: Azure Machine Learning Demo

Speaker 3: Eric Bezzam, Tech Evangelist at Snips

Talk Title: Voice assistants on the edge
About the speaker: Eric is passionate about education, open-source, and everything audio. He has worked at Fraunhofer IDMT, DSP Concepts, and EPFL, where he started Switzerland’s largest student Hackathon and just recently got his Masters.
About the company: Snips is a voice platform for connected devices. It enables makers and companies to add a voice assistant to their products. Created in 2013, the vision behind Snips has been to put an AI assistant in every device, making technology so intuitive that it disappears into the background. What makes Snips unique is that everything runs locally on the device the user is speaking to, meaning no data ever gets sent to the cloud. This guarantees Privacy by Design and resilience to internet outages, making Snips the first ever voice technology to be GDPR compliant.

Arrival and registration.
Drinks and networking.
Event opening.
Talk and Q&A: When Machine Learning migrates to the Edge
Roberto Barbero - IoT Specialist - EMEA at Google
Talk and Q&A: Sensors and ML – A short story about manufacturing and the human body
Anže Vodovnik / Alysha Arshad - Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft
Talk and Q&A: Voice assistants on the edge
Eric Bezzam - Tech Evangelist at Snips
Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
Drinks and networking.
Event ends.
Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS
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