This the second Deep Learning Sydney meetup; another exciting and fun event!

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What we'll do

Agenda of Second Deep Learning Sydney Meet-up


Location: Level 9 Deloitte Sydney

6:00pm: Catering

Enjoy Pizza and Beers.

6:30pm: Opening speech by Dr Ian Oppermann

Speaker Intro:

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector and, has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.

Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited more than 3200 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Abstract: Data gives us a unique way to view the world and an ever more powerful lens to explore complex problems. Data with context is even more powerful, but brings with it specific challenges related to privacy and governance. By sharing examples of how NSW Government is utilising analytics, in particular the Deep Learning techniques, Dr Ian Oppermann will outline the practical ways that data analytics, machine learning and deep learning is being used to bring new and powerful insights.

6:50pm: “Introduction to Deloitte Deep Learning and Our Cognitive Technology Partner IPSoft by Andrew Muir and Raymond Lambie”

Speaker intro: Raymond is the Senior Solutions Architect with IPsoft in Australia. With over 30 years in the IT industry, in roles spanning Mainframe Systems Programming to Cognitive Virtual Assistants, he brings a broad perspective on emerging technologies and their place in IT.

Speaker intro: Andrew Muir leads the analytics practice in Sydney for Deloitte including strategy, implementation, modelling, machine learning and visualisation. His passion is in helping organisations to build analytical capabilities to deliver improved performance. Andrew is also leading the integration of cognitive technologies and methods including deep learning in the Australian practice.

Abstract: Introducing the concept of Digital labour and Amelia, IPSoft’s Cognitive Virtual assistant. We will outline the technologies required to allow a Digital Employee to have a natural language conversation with the intent of servicing a customer request.

7:10pm: "A 15 minutes tutorial on Recurrent Neural networks" Dr. Richard Xu

Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Richard Xu will give a 15 minutes gentle introduction to demystify Recurrent Neural network in a semi-mathematical way, and also include some live RNN demos.

7:30 pm: "What’s new in Deep Learning and what’s next in our deep learning meet-up" Dr Andy Zeng

abstract: All the latest goodies in Deep Learning.

7:40 pm: Announcement

This is an announcement session for anyone to announce anything relates to deep learning and data science (e.g., hiring, new meetup, and new startup).

7:45pm-9:00pm: Social Session

We encourage people to stay and to socialize. We strive to make the meetup a real “meetup” event. In this session, we will serve drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol) and finger food till 9pm. So please stay and enjoy the night with hundreds of Deep Learners!