Before we reach any of the much hyped doomsday scenarios with AI: Artificial Intelligence, we will pass through an age where the combination of what computing systems know about us and their ability to reason over what they know will help us achieve new levels of productivity and well-being. In this keynote, Marcus Ash will […]
What if you could predict which products your customers are likely to purchase? What if you knew which of your customers are not happy with your service? What if you knew which of those customers are not going to come back? Machine learning and Advanced Analytics can help solve these and many other problems in […]
This technical talk will describe how you can leverage Revolution R Enterprise to model Big Data and then leverage a new R package (AzureML) in order to deploy a production-level web service for scoring and consumption.
For retailers, price and demand are strongly correlated and are at the core of any successful strategy. When pursuing a revenue or profit maximization strategy, setting the right price level to the right products allows accurate prediction of future demand. In the session we will explore how Cortana Analytics Suite supports producing price elasticity curves, […]
Milliman Integrate is a SaaS offering from Milliman for the life insurance market to democratize actuarial modeling and financial reporting. Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, financial models, and simulations on a customer’s profile to evaluate short- and long-term risks. The goal of Milliman Integrate is to allow actuaries to focus on business processes and analysis rather […]
For machine learning, Hadoop offers new performance capabilities, but not the intrusion of Hadoop’s accompanying tradeoffs–performance, resource consumption, and data management. Machine learning users should consider Hadoop as a portion of a solution, but not the end-all. Alternatives such as dedicated servers, in-database deployment, and memory-based alternatives like Apache Spark can be combined with Hadoop […]
Bring your laptop to this session! In this lab, you’ll first create a Microsoft Power BI solution by using Microsoft Power BI Desktop. You explore the new unified design experience that combines rich data query and visual analytics capabilities. Then, you load data from a variety of sources, define relationships, and produce compelling reports for […]
Bring your laptop to this session! Natural language understanding can help companies and service providers automatically analyze their users’ feedback and reviews about their products and services. For example, this analysis can identify trending topics and track issues, suggestions, complains, and compliments hidden in an abundant number of unstructured, noisy pieces of text. In this […]
Accurate financial forecasts are the foundation for critical management decisions such as inventory planning, managing sales attainment, cashflow management, and communicating future financial expectations with investors. Finance executives cite that financial forecasts are often biased by human judgement, and the process is too long and resource intensive. In this session, we’ll review how Cortana Analytics […]
Power BI is leading a market change to SaaS BI. Come learn how Power BI’s APIs and Developers will transform how Enterprises and ISVs will go to market in the coming year. You’ll get to see great demos showing what’s possible, and you’ll get a sneak peak of all of our upcoming capabilities.
Over the past few years, the areas of IoT, alternative energy sources, and big data have emerged to create vast opportunities within the utility/energy domain. Also, with demand flattening out, these sectors are now forced to reinvent themselves, hence utility and energy companies have started pioneering "smart grid" solutions. In this session, we will discuss […]