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Building Intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services

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    200 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL (map)

    41.885260 -87.621490

  • Intelligence in apps is the way to go in the current market scenario. Cognitive Services provided by Microsoft help inject this intelligence, which makes the apps and other features next-gen. Learn on how easily and quickly you can add image recognition and analysis; facial recognition, speech recognition, text-to-speech capabilities, and many other features to your application. Join us along us and explore the world of Cognitive Services.


    1. David Giard, Senior Evangelist at Microsoft

    David Giard is a former accountant and biochemist, who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over 2 decades. Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Senior Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps, and user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences and other geek events. He is the host and producer of the show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at

    2. Sarah Sexton, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft

    She is evangelizing bot Technologies at Microsoft and has working in the emerging technology space.
    Her passion includes speaking to user groups, writing code, blogging and tweeting about Microsoft services and reaching out to the development community and students. She is a co-founder of Voxelles, a group for women developers in Chicago. She works with them via local user groups and speaking at conferences and universities about anything ranging from BOT, Unity 3D, BizSpark, to coding advice for apps and games.

    3. Harshil Shah, Data Scientist at Softweb Solutions

    Harshil Shah has graduated from Pennsylvania State University and is working as a Data Scientist for Softweb Solutions. He specializes in machine learning, image processing and pattern recognition. Harshil works in Technologies such as R, Python and Matlab. Currently a core member of the smart IoT initiatives and the Data Science team.

    • What is Cognitive Services
    • How to add intelligent features in our applications using Microsoft APIs
    • Demo
         Facial Authentication

    Registration and Networking Begins at 6 pm

    Food and Drinks Sponsored by Softweb IOT

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