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Empower Any Application with Azure Machine Learning

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Knowledge is power, but is it if you're not using it? What if the application you delivered to your customers was extremely intelligent? It could retrieve, analyze and use the massive amounts of data that businesses are generating at an astronomical rate.

It could analyze business deals, predict potential issues, proactively recommend business decisions, estimate profit, loss and risks and numerous other things that can provide direct benefits to your company. Churning through that data by hand doesn't. Enter Azure Machine Learning.

In this session you will learn how to integrate Azure Machine Learning into your existing applications and workflows with REST services. You will learn how to deliver a modular, maintainable solution to your customers that allows them to analyze their data.
You will learn to:
* Numerous ways to abstract business rules, workflows, AI (Machine Learning) and more into your applications
* How to Integrate Azure Machine Learning into your existing Applications and Processes
* Create Azure Machine Learning Experiments
* Retrieve the Score from an Azure Machine Learning Experiment and integrate it into your applications and processes
* Integrate numerous Machine Learning Experiments from the Azure Machine Learning Marketplace into your existing applications and processes
* Learn various concepts for abstracting and managing services and api's.

David Walker is a Sitecore 2015 Technology MVP and Senior Sitecore Architect for Layer One Media. He has over twenty years of experience in application development and lifecycle management with over eighty percent of that as a consultant. He has been an MCP since 2003, MCAD and MCSD since 2005 and was a Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET from July 2007 - July 2009, before he joined Microsoft as a Senior Application Development Manager where he mentored numerous Fortune 100 companies on full Application Lifecycle Management and Software Development best practices.

He has delivered over one hundred presentations, including events like: Sitecore Symposium, Microsoft TechEd, VSLive! Dallas, VSLive! Austin and numerous User Groups, CodeCamp's, TechFests and other community conferences.
He has been the Chairman of the region's largest and highly successful technical training event, just finishing its eleventh consecutive successful year, TulsaTechFest.com. He is the founder and current President of the Houston Sitecore User Group. He was formerly a board member for INETA (Vice President, Speakers Bureau), President of the Tulsa Developers .NET users group, founder and President of the Tulsa SQL Server Group and Tulsa Java Developers Group, and Vice President of the Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group.

Since writing his first SharePoint assembly in 2004, he has been focused on Enterprise/Web Content Management Systems. He has been sold on Sitecore, since deploying his first 5.1 solutions and gaining his 5.3 certifications in 2007. He has worked with numerous CMS systems (proprietary, commercial and open source). He has worked on very high traffic eCommerce sites, including one with a daily sales volume record of over six million dollars and over one and half million microsites.

Recently he has focused on a wide range of newer technologies, including: .NET Core, Azure, AppFabric, MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework), SharePoint, WindowsPhone and Windows8/WindowsStore applications. He has been using WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) since the first Beta release back in 2005/2006!