What You Can Expect at Converge 2019
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The countdown to Converge is on, with less than one week to go until October 21 - 23! We have a powerhouse line-up of speakers for our inaugural user conference, and can’t wait to hear all that they have to share. Thank you again to the conference sponsors: HP, NVIDIA, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Core Scientific, Intel, PNY and Lenovo. Curious what’s in store at Converge 2019? Here’s a little glimpse of what you can expect.
Let’s Talk Telco
Multiple sessions are dedicated to telecommunications at Converge, and speakers from Verizon and TELUS will take the stage to discuss the future of telecom analytics. On Wednesday, a panel of telecom industry experts will share how telecom companies can respond to the analytics challenges that come with having massive amounts of data. Later in the afternoon, TELUS will share how they created an interactive market sizing tool to grow subscribers and optimize network builds. Can’t wait for Converge? Read more about how real-time big data analytics can help telecommunications companies maintain healthy network operations and customer service levels across operations.
Deep Dive into Data Science
From discussing how to accelerate data science workflows with optimized AI infrastructure, to taking a deep dive into RAPIDS, NVIDIA’s Converge sessions promise to dig into data science. At 12pm on Tuesday, Matt Hull, VP, Global DGX & AI Data Center Solution Sales, NVIDIA will discuss why organizations should empower data science teams with tools and infrastructure that are purpose-built for the unique demands of AI and data science. Later in the day, Josh Patterson, Director of Engineering, NVIDIA, will explore the latest RAPIDS engineering work and new release features, including benchmarks, roadmaps, and demos. Hear from Jared Dame, Director of AI & Data Science at HP, about the future of data science and the convergence of edge and cloud compute working seamlessly together to deliver on our information needs.
Inspiring Keynote Presentations
As Todd Mostak previously mentioned, some of the brightest minds in the data science industry will take the stage at Converge, including Wes McKinney and Travis Oliphant. Wes and Travis have played a formative role in the creation of the modern data science stack, between them either founding or significantly contributing to the NumPy, SciPy, conda, pandas, Parquet, and Arrow projects. At Converge, we’ll have a chance to hear first-hand their inspiring visions for the future of the ecosystem and thoughts around the growing importance of hardware acceleration in data science workflows.
OmniSci Tips and Tricks
On Tuesday, take your OmniSci skills to the next level with sessions that will inspire and inform. Explore AWS Flow logs with OmniSciDB to increase your company's security posture, learn more about OmniSci Immerse and how its intuitive visual interface combines capabilities across a tabular, spatial, and temporal data, or just chat with an expert on the OmniSci Technology Team. Learn how OmniSci’s accelerated analytics platform makes use of different services in AWS to provide data analytics at scale from AWS Senior Partner Solution Architect, Srinivas Kesanapally. For an even more hands-on experience with OmniSci, don’t miss out on Converge Community Day on Monday, October 21. With a variety of lightning talks, workshops, and a fireside chat, you’re sure to leave with new skills and resources for your next OmniSci project.
With over 30 sessions and more than 40 expert speakers, there is something for everyone at Converge. Join the excitement on social media with the hashtag #OmniSciConverge, and let us know what you’re looking forward to at the conference. We’ll see you October 21-23 in Mountain View, register here!
P.S. - Use code Converge50 for 50% off your ticket.