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May Deep Learning Sydney: Sponsored by Intellify

 

Deep Learning Sydney is a meetup group for anybody who has skills or an interest in the hottest area in Machine Learning – deep learning! From data scientists, to researchers, to developers, to companies, to investors, and finally to entrepreneurs. May’s Deep Learning Sydney Meetup was sponsored by Intellify and hosted at AWS.

Pizza and ciders, provided by the sponsors, fed the excitement of the attendees and speakers as the room filled up. Once 100 or so attendees were satisfied and seated, the evening kicked off with a few housekeeping words from the meetup co-founder Andy Zeng and (after some encouragement from the audience) Professor Richard Xu gave an opening speech.

Kale Temple, the co-founder and practice director at Intellify, was introduced. Kale has worked in analytics and data science consulting for more than 5 years and has helped a number of the world’s leading corporate and government organisations to deliver high impact data projects. He is currently an Honorary Affiliate of the University of Sydney’s Business School. Kale gave a short presentation on time-series. Time-series, as a field of study, has largely focused on statistical methods that work well under strict assumptions. Specifically, when there is sufficient history, there is little meta-data and a well-formed auto-correlation structure. However, as an applied practitioner I know that most real-world time series problems violate these assumptions. This leaves us with an opportunity to use more modern time series methods, based on machine learning (and deep learning), to overcome these deficiencies. This session is designed to briefly speak about the unique properties of time-series, how statistical methods work and how and why machine learning (and deep learning) methods can be used to improve accuracy.

Next up was Erica Huang, a first-class graduate from the University of Sydney and a current PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney who is specialising in probabilistic Deep Learning Generation. Erica showed a series of demos using TensorFlow 2.0 which included several examples highlighting the new features of TensorFlow 2.0. Her demos compared and contrasted TensorFlow 2.0 to the features of TensorFlow 1.0.

 

 

The evening came to a conclusion with Andy Zeng giving his usual updates about what is new in Deep Learning. Here he updated us on all the new happenings in Deep Learning in the last six months. After the presentations were finished, the attendees and speakers were able to socialise and ask questions about the presentations and the world of Deep Learning in Sydney and beyond. The event was informative as well as entertaining (and very long overdue). Thank you to Intellify for sponsoring the meetup, to AWS for hosting the evening, and the Deep Learning Sydney Meetup Group for enabling people from all industries and places to come together and share a few hours of common interest in one topic: Deep Learning.

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Join Us – Deep Learning Sydney Meetup

Tuesday, 28 May 2019
5:45 pm to 7:45 pm

AWS Sydney

Level 37,2 Park St · Sydney
Sign up here: 

 

“The wait is finally over! Thanks to Iman Eftekhari (Intellify) and Koorosh Lohrasbi (AWS) sponsoring our great Deep Learning Sydney Meetup in May!

Andy and I are once again sincerely apologising to all our members for not running a meetup this year yet… So we promise it’s going to be a super fun, informative and exciting event.

The Agenda will be TBA.

Also for AWS security, they do need attendees to register with first and last name.”

 

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PyData Sydney Meetup: May 2019

May’s Pydata Syndey Meetup was hosted at a new venue: Optiver Asia Pacific – our sponsor for the event. Just one week after the AWS Summit the buzz from winning AWS Partner of the Year in Analytics, Data, and Machine Learning was still very present!

One of the speakers of the evening, Nick Wienholt, is a consulting data engineer and data scientist with a focus on quantitative finance and the sports gaming industry. He spoke about how to quickly scale a local Jupyter notebook using Keras and Tensorflow to train and execute on Google Cloud using specialised GPUs and TPUs.

 

Our second speaker’s, Vikram Patil, seminar mainly revolved on how data from a csv file can be transformed to dynamic web application, mainly for visualization purposes with fewer code lines. This can be achieved from shiny package, built upon R. The seminar explained – in detail – the code structure and rules to follow while developing a visualization application. Additionally, another package was also explained known as Leaflet (this package is powerful to display location data, for example, latitude and longitude details).

 

The seminar had 3 demos:

Demo 1:

The first demo explained the Rshiny visualisation. With a basic example on how histograms can be varied with an input.

 

Demo 2:

This demo explained how the Leaflet Package can be a powerful application to display the locations on a map.

Example below: various schools in Victoria state.

Data:

Below: Map on Rshiny using Leaflet

The number explains the schools inside the regions, for example, around 635 schools around Melbourne region.

 

Demo 3:

The below data in Microsoft Excel is mainly about Coral bleaching across great barrier reef.

 

Below is the web application developed through Rshiny, which displays the different coral bleaching across various sites.

 

Overall, the event was another informative and entertaining one. The pizzas and drinks were a great bonus too! Thanks to our sponsor Optiver for the opportunity and venue.

Don’t miss out on our next PyData Sydney event. Book your place here: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/PyData-Sydney/events/nvlxxqyzjbhb/.

Look forward to another exciting PyData Event in June!

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Winner of the Differentiation Partner of the Year Award 2019

It happened! Intellify is officially the winner of the APN Differentiation Partner of the Year Award 2019.
It is a great honour to have received this award – being up against so many innovative industry leaders in Australia.

We confidently attribute our success thus far to the hard work of our employees who thrive on providing the most innovative and effective AI and Machine Learning solutions to businesses across multiple industries. We would like to thank our clients and partners for the business and support as well as AWS for this exciting opportunity.

Being a member of the global AWS Partner Network (APN) means we were up against tens of thousands of successful businesses who also use AWS Cloud solutions. The APN awards recognise industry leaders across the local channel that are playing a key role in helping their own customers drive innovation using the vendor’s cloud platform. The event also recognises partners whose business models continue to evolve and constantly drive costs down, while modernising for customers’ benefits. Our award, the Differentiation Partner Award, recognises partners that have developed an innovative capability on or integrated with AWS and this year Intellify has been recognised as the best in this category.

We look forward to keeping up this level of innovation and hard work in the future and hope to be able to participate in many more opportunities like this one going forward!

Take this as an opportunity to check out more about what we do and book a consultation with the official leaders in the industry – http://www.intellify.com.au/contact/.

 

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Visit Intellify at the AWS Summit Sydney 2019

Intellify is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s AWS Summit at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney. The Summit aims to bring together the cloud computing community to enhance and celebrate knowledge about creating future-ready businesses.

Explore how cloud technology can help businesses innovate, reduce costs and promote efficiency at large. The event is open to cloud users of all levels! It’s a free event designed to inspire new skill and application development as well as educate all those interested about the newest technologies and experts who have built their solutions on AWS.

 

What to Expect:

Day 1 (30th of April) is Amazon Innovation Day. The agenda focuses on first-hand experience and insights on how Machine Learning, Robotics, and AI are changing the way we do business an life our daily lives.

Day 2 & 3 (1st and 2nd of May) is the AWS Summit. These days include exciting workshops, networking, and presentations about the latest in cloud vision.

 

Intellify will be exhibiting on all three days so come ask us some questions and join the cloud computing conversation. See you there!

Book your ticket for the Summit before its too late: https://pages.awscloud.com/anz-summit-2019.html

For more information about the Summit follow this link: https://aws.amazon.com/events/summits/sydney/

Also, keep up to date with Intellify: http://www.intellify.com.au/

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PyData Sydney Meetup: March 2019

PyData Sydney’s March meetup featured presentations from two guest speakers: Nick Halmagyi and Zhuo Jia Dai. These presentations showcased two different areas of data science. Our session had a great turnout, and provided an opportunity for data enthusiasts to learn and network amongst their peers. To find the presentations from this session, please click here.

Below are the speakers’ summaries of their presentations.

Nick presented on Graph Analytics in Python:

Graph Analytics in Python: Predicting Missing Links
The goal of the missing link problem in graph theory is to predict the pairs of nodes, which are not currently linked, yet are most similar in character to existing links. It is a problem regularly studied by operators of social networks to suggest new connections between people but the only limit as to what can be represented as nodes and edges of a graph is your own creativity! The state of the art benchmarks are all rooted in machine learning and I will provide an example based exposition of how to approach this problem in Python.

 Zhuo presented on Machine Learning in Banking:

Scorecards: How banks use Machine Learning to make lending decisions
Credit scoring has a long history in banking. Banks use it to make lending decisions on a daily basis. In this talk, ZJ will explain what a scorecard is, how is a scorecard built, and how modern ML frameworks, such as XGBoost, can be applied to automatically build scorecards.

Interested in taking the reins for the next PyData presentation? Want to teach your peers about the topic of your choice in the data science realm? Send us an email at pydatasydney@gmail.com to enquire. Alternatively, please keep an eye on our Meetup page for more information about our next session in April.

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PyData Sydney Meetup: Feb 2019

PyData Sydney’s first meetup of the new year resulted in an evening full of networking, pizza, and most importantly, learning about the best and brightest in new data management, processing, analytics, and visualisation. The PyData network provides rare opportunities for group of data science enthusiasts to meet and chat about the newest trends and developments in the industry.

This meetup put a spotlight on time series models, and how they have progressed past statistical methods. Attendees learned about the state-of-the-art methods and how they compare to classical ones.

In a field that’s growing at such a fast pace, it’s important that its followers do the same. The crowd of data science aficionados has certainly gone up in size, and we hope to see more and more eager scientists at our future events!

Interested in taking the reins for the next PyData presentation? Want to teach your peers about the topic of your choice in the data science realm? Send us an email at pydatasydney@gmail.com to enquire! Alternatively, please keep an eye on our Meetup page for more information about our next session on 6th March.

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Executive Breakfast – AI & ML Opportunities for Australian Business

Thursday 1st November we had our Executive Briefing breakfast session, a roundtable presentation and discussion with an array of 20 senior managers and executives, at the Four Seasons Sydney. Our discussion centred around the growing market and opportunities for enterprises looking to implement data science, machine learning and AI. This session we had a focus on not just the economic importance of implementing ML & AI now to secure competitive advantage, but also some of the tools and techniques to get AI projects successfully underway. With a presentation from AWS, and a sumptuous Four Seasons breakfast, attendees responded they felt the event was very useful and informative.

We will be running our next Executive Briefing in March 2019 – if you are at the stage of encouraging customers to investigate AWS Machine Learning for data projects, or looking at leveraging current opportunities in Machine Learning, SageMaker, or Artificial Intelligence, we’ll be inviting selected CxOs and senior managers for another exclusive opportunity to network and discuss the future of ML & AI.