WHERE: Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH
WHEN: Thursday, March 16 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
It’s a Machine World – Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning
Presented by Gregory Deckler
Introduces the theory and concepts behind Machine Learning, explaining what Machine Learning is, what Machine Learning isn’t, the historical roots of machine learning, where machine learning fits with such things as artificial intelligence, data mining and data analytics, how machine learning functions and machine learning’s applicable use cases. Attendees will learn many of the core concepts behind machine learning as well as the various algorithm types used. Finally attendees will be walked through a real world scenario of building and operationalizing a predictive analytics model with Azure Machine Learning. At the end of this session, attendees will understand fundamental machine learning terminology, how to build, train and use a predictive analytics model and the key concepts around the various components used within predictive machine learning models. Oh, and you will finally know if the intelligent android robots are coming to get you…
I am a Director at Fusion Alliance and the Solution Director of Cloud Services. In addition, I am a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. As an active member in the Columbus IT community, I founded the Columbus Azure ML and Power BI User Group (CAMLPUG) and have presented at many different conferences and events including Dog Food, SharePoint Saturday, CloudDevelop and M3.
With over twenty (20) years of experience, I excel at assisting Fortune 500 firms with global systems by delivering professional services related to data and business intelligence, enterprise collaboration, web architecture and design, business process improvement/automation, enterprise architecture, identity management, application development, core infrastructure design and optimization, and project management. I have written numerous trade journal articles on business and technical subjects and the book “Achieving Process Profitability, Building the IT Profit Center”.
In my past, I have owned and sold a start-up business and am an alumnus of Ferris Research, an industry analyst firm focusing on migrations, collaboration and software as a service (SaaS). This varied experience provides me with a solid understanding of business principles including marketing, operations, finance and human relations and I have served more than one hundred (100) clients nationally, in a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Government, Education, Health Care, Retail, Research, Media, Entertainment and Travel.
I am a proven entrepreneur and innovator with deep expertise in growing consulting service offices and practices. Was able to grow my own business 400% in 4 years, founded the Blue Chip Consulting Group’s Columbus office and grew that office from nothing to over $1 million in revenue in 4 years and am now focused on achieving similar results at Fusion Alliance within Cloud Services.
Gregory J. Deckler
Solution Director – Cloud Services