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Deploying TF on Kubernetes // Deep learning with TensorFlow, Julia & Azure #LTM

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We are excited to announce another LTM evening with three amazing speakers!

Alex Housley (CEO, Seldon), Gonzalo Ruiz (CTO, Microsoft Accelerator) and Avik Sengupta (VPoE, Julia Computing) will be presenting their sessions about TensorFlow with Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure and Julia.

*** Please note that attendee full name must be provided to RSVP due to venue security policies***


6:15 Arrive, register, grab a drink and a seat

6:30 1st session (Deploying TensorFlow models on Kubernetes)

7:30 A break - network, grab some food and drink

8:00 2nd session (The Power of Three : Deep learning at scale with TensorFlow, Julia and Azure)

9:00 End of meetup, heading to a local pub (The Euston Flyer (,-0.126611,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xef4eb46cda624663!2sDigital+Catapult+Centre!8m2!3d51.5284287!4d-0.1274237!3m4!1s0x0:0x6a96ca31e17e2cf5!8m2!3d51.5286848!4d-0.1267619)) to continue conversation


Speakers and sessions:

1. Alex Housley ( - CEO & Founder, Seldon (

Deploying TensorFlow models on Kubernetes

Machine learning is now everywhere, with no shortage of open-source technologies and new and updated tools released every week – from streaming databases to machine learning libraries and pre-trained models. It’s easier than ever to train a model, but piecing together the components to deploy, optimise and scale machine learning in production is time consuming and expensive. Too many companies are reinventing the wheel by building and maintaining their own infrastructure.

Seldon (

Seldon helps data scientists and developers focus on solving problems by providing a fully integrated open-source machine learning model deployment platform ( Kubernetes has transformed the way in which Seldon deploys to any cloud platform and on bare metal servers. At London TensorFlow Meetup, Alex will give a technical overview of Seldon, share its transition to a fully dockerized set of containers running inside Kubernetes, and demonstrate how to deploy a TensorFlow model on an enterprise-grade machine learning cluster.

Alex Housley (

Alex has been building mobile and analytics start-ups since 2003. He is currently CEO and founder of Seldon, a start-up with a purpose to help people solve some of the world’s biggest problems with machine intelligence. Seldon is a machine learning model deployment platform that serves hundreds of millions of recommendations and predictions per month. Seldon works with a diverse client-base including some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies, and a global community of data scientists and developers uses its open-source technology. Recognised as one of the UK’s top AI start-ups, Seldon is part of Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars, where its talented team are solving high-value problems in the finance sector.


2. Gonzalo Ruiz ( - CTO, Microsoft Accelerator (

Avik Sengupta ( - VPoE, Julia Computing (

The Power of Three : Deep learning at scale with TensorFlow, Julia and Azure

During this session we will talk about how to run deep learning at scale with TensorFlow, Julia and Azure.

Julia ( is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution (, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library (

Microsoft Azure ( is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform that provides first-class support for technologies like Kubernetes, Docker and deep learning.

During this session we will show how to apply the style transfer technique to videos using Kubernetes, TensorFlow, Julia bindings and Azure.

Gonzalo Ruiz (

As CTO in the Microsoft London Accelerator (, Gonzalo helps top-class start-ups in Europe to build state of the art digital businesses using Microsoft Azure. We deliver in-depth technical programs that allow engineering teams to build scalable cloud platforms.

Avik Sengupta (

Avik Sengupta has worked on risk and trading systems in investment banking for many years, mostly using Java interspersed with snippets of the more exotic languages such as R and K. This experience left him wondering whether there were better things out there. Avik's quest came to a happy conclusion with the appearance of Julia in 2012. He has been happily coding in Julia and contributing to it ever since. He is currently the VP Engineering at Julia Computing (

Thank You our Sponsors:

Microsoft Accelerator (

Microsoft Accelerator ( is a global initiative built to empower entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies.

We work with later-stage startups to provide the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise they need to become successful companies. Our goal is to help startups mature into enterprise-ready companies by scaling every aspect of their business.

We offer a 4-6-month equity free and tailor-made program for later-stage startups looking to go beyond the development of their product by scaling their businesses. We provide the support and resources necessary to building a sustainable company and scaling up every aspect the business.


Digital Catapult (

Digital Catapult is here to drive the UK economy through the practical application of digital innovation and culture. We do this to make UK businesses more competitive, more productive and to drive regional growth.



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