AI Talks: Innovative Use Cases in ML & AI (Artificial Intelligence)


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125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110

Boston, MA, US, 02110

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  • Meet, network with and learn from experts in AI and Machine Learning

  • Ask the experts your questions

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Step into the world of machine learning with General Assembly and Boston New Technology. At this event, learn how modern businesses are harnessing the power of data and machine learning to drive innovation.

Showcasing real-world use cases, you’ll:

  • Learn what machine learning experts do and the types of problems they solve

  • Walk through the typical workflow and see how the pros solve business problems with powerful business predictions

  • Explore key tools and processes to use to analyze, visualize, and model data

Talk 1: Streamlining Data Preparation for Machine Learning and visual use cases from CapeStart projects

Gaugarin Oliver is a highly-accomplished Entrepreneur, CEO, Angel Investor and Mentor

Presenter: Gaugarin Oliver – CEO & Founder, CapeStart

Gaugarin Oliver is a highly-accomplished Entrepreneur, CEO, Angel Investor and Mentor. He has launched and led sales for 4 startup companies and 2 new business initiatives, including founding and selling MyMediaInfo to Thomson Reuters. Gaugarin was a key player in a $390 million M&A transaction between two large corporations (NASDAQ and Thomson Reuters). His areas of expertise include natural language processing, speech recognition, marketing databases, business intelligence, wireless, call center and enterprise applications. He has experience doing business in the Asia-Pac, Latin America, European and North American markets.

Talk 2: Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI: Our Journey Through Augmenting Human Expertise

This talk will highlight AI aspects that are frequently omitted from the design of AI systems – creativity, explainability, and augmentation.

Presenter: Snejana Shegheva, Data Scientist at Nara Logics

Presenter: Snejana Shegheva, Data Scientist at Nara Logics

Snejana is a Data Scientist at Nara Logics, a Boston-area artificial intelligence company, developing neuroscience-inspired “synaptic intelligence” to automatically organize enterprise data for recommendations, attention, relevance, and decision support. Snejana is also a Data Science Mentor at Thinkful and researcher at GaTech on Cognitive AI. She started her journey into the world of AI from Number Theory which shares a common theme of searching for patterns. She launched into the Data Science field inspired by Andrew Ng’s famous course in Machine Learning back when MOOC was in its infancy. She continues her academic path at Georgia Tech as an active member of the Design and Intelligence Lab where her research is focused on the cognitive intelligence of AI systems.

Talk 3: Using AI to forecast customer demand at Harvard Business School Online
Gildas Bah, Data Engineer Analyst at Harvard Business School Online
Presenter: Gildas Bah, Data Engineer Analyst at Harvard Business School Online

Gildas Bah is a Data Scientist with 15 years of experience specializing in data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science. He currently is on the Data Management team at Harvard Business School Online. His current projects include student’s enrollment forecasting using Deep Learning; Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics to develop composite metrics for measuring student engagement. Gildas has a passion for sharing his expertise with others to help advance their careers in order to further data science initiatives and improve data science methodologies.

Talk 4: ML Use Cases from SYRG

Giovanni Conserva, Founding Engineer and Data scientist at SYRG

Presenter: Giovanni Conserva, Founding Engineer and Data scientist at SYRG

Chris Requena

Chris Requena (moderator) – Lead OrganizerBoston New Technology and Business Development Rep, CapeStart

Chris is an app/software innovator, business grower, community builder and people connector. Since 2011, Chris has led the tech and startup group, Boston New Technology, growing it into one of the largest in the world. BNT startups get extensive publicity and support from the community at monthly events and via BNT’s network. Chris works in business development for CapeStart, which offers the best value for enterprise-class software, app and web development services. Chris greatly enjoys collaborating with clients and users to design and build innovative solutions that solve problems. Chris also co-founded hubEngage, a platform for employee communication and engagement

Event Partners:

General AssemblyGeneral Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.  /  @GA_Boston

Boston New Technology is Supported by: - Enterprise-Class Software Development and Data Preparation Services

CapeStart – Enterprise-Class Software Development and Data Preparation Services. CapeStart offers the best value for robust software development services, as well as data preparation services, for machine learning and AI. Our 275+ experts in design, development, testing, DevOps and product support, have delivered and maintained over 125 projects for clients. We specialize in building scalable web and mobile applications, machine learning solutions, ecommerce websites, search engine optimization and online payments. CapeStart is offering $5,000 in free services to new clients! To learn more, contact CapeStart BDR, Chris Requena, at: Chris “at”

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6:30 pm: Networking

7:00 pm: Welcome & Introductions

7:10 pm: AI Talks (4 expert speakers)

8:00 pm: Expert Panel – Ask your questions!

8:30 pm: Event Ends

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