Keynotes: Apache Spark, Data Science and Machine Learning

Thursday, May 27, 08:30 AM (PT)

The pursuit of AI is one of the biggest priorities in data today. The Thursday morning keynote will be led by Databricks Co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi and cover advances in data science, machine learning, MLOps and more in both open source and the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements.

We’ll also be joined by a co-creator of TensorFlow, data leaders from McDonald’s, as well as the legendary Bill Nye, a scientist, engineer, comedian, and author.

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Thursday Morning Opening | Ali Ghodsi | Keynote Data + AI Summit NA 2021

Ali Ghodsi, Co-founder & CEO Original Creator of Apache Spark, Databricks

The Thursday morning keynote will be led by Databricks Co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi and cover advances in data science, machine learning, MLOps and more in both open source and the Databricks Lakehouse Platform. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements.

Apache Spark Announcement | Single node data science meets big data | Keynote Data + AI Summit NA 2021

Reynold Xin, Co-founder & Chief Architect, Databricks  •  Brooke, Wenig Machine Learning Practice Lead, Databricks

Reynold, Co-founder and Chief Architect at Databricks, will talk about the latest in Apache Spark and Koalas and how data scientists can move beyond the laptop. Brooke, a data scientist and machine learning expert, will then demonstrate and discuss some of the new features in Apache Spark as the community improves usability for Python and data science. Stay tuned for some big news!

MLflow Announcement | Keynote Data + AI Summit NA 2021

Ali Ghodsi, Co-founder & CEO Original Creator of Apache Spark, Databricks  •  Matei Zaharia Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Original Creator of Apache Spark & MLflow, Databricks

In this keynote, Matei Zaharia talks about the momentum of MLflow and the latest advances across models, tracking, model registry and eployments. He’ll also discuss the latest integrations with technologies like PyTorch, Ray, Algorithmia and PyCaret.

Announcing Databricks Machine Learning, Feature Store, and AutoML | Keynote Data + AI Summit NA 2021

Clemens Mewald, Director of Product Management, Data Science and Machine Learning, Databricks  •  Kasey Uhlenhuth, Sr. Product Manager, Databricks

In this keynote, we announced the launch of Databricks Machine Learning, the first enterprise ML solution that is data-native, collaborative, and supports the full ML lifecycle. This launch introduces a new purpose-built product surface Databricks ML provides a solution for the full ML lifecycle by supporting any data type at any scale, enabling users to train ML models with the ML framework of their choice and managing the model deployment lifecycle – from large scale batch scoring to low latency online serving. Additionally, we announced two machine learning capabilities. First, Databricks Feature Store, the first feature store codesigned with a data and MLOps platform. Second, Databricks AutoML, a ‘glass box’ approach to autoML that accelerates model development without sacrificing control and transparency. Finally, this keynote covers and end-to-end demo of Databricks Machine Learning.

Accelerating value at McDonald’s with ML Ops | P Bagniski + A Bhatt | Keynote Data + AI Summit 2021

Ali Ghodsi, Co-founder & CEO Original Creator of Apache Spark, Databricks  •  Patrick Baginski, Senior Director of Data Science, McDonald’s  •  Abhi Bhatt, Director of Data & Analytics, McDonald’s

Patrick and Abhi present how McDonald’s has transformed their enterprise ML strategy and operations to accelerate value by leveraging the Databricks Lakehouse platform. By focusing on MLOps, they have enabled faster delivery of production-ready models that support use cases from menu personalization to customer lifetime value, to democratize data-driven insights in over 20 markets globally.

AI is eating software | Rajat Monga | Keynote Data + AI Summit NA 2021

Ali Ghodsi, Co-founder & CEO Original Creator of Apache Spark, Databricks  •  Rajat Monga, Co-creator of TensorFlow, TensorFlow

Co-creator of TensorFlow Rajat Monga joins us to share his take on how AI is eating software. He’ll talk about advances in algorithms, data and compute and how the intersection between these three areas have helped us build better products, increase accessibility and solve some of the world’s toughest problems. He’ll also touch upon some of the challenges created by AI.

Bill Nye on the Importance of Space Exploration | Keynote Data + AI Summit NA 2021

Ali Ghodsi, Co-founder & CEO Original Creator of Apache Spark, Databricks  •  Bill Nye, Scientist, Engineer, Comedian, Author, and Inventor

The legendary Bill Nye will share his story and perspective on the importance of space exploration in helping us understand and solve some of the most critical issues that we face on Earth.

Ali Ghodsi

Ali Ghodsi

Co-founder and CEO at Databricks

In addition to leading Databricks, Ali is an original creator of Apache Spark and an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Ali will be leading the morning keynotes.

Reynold Xin

Reynold Xin

Top contributor to Apache Spark

Reynold, Co-founder and Chief Architect at Databricks, will talk about the latest in Apache Spark and Koalas and how data scientists can move beyond the laptop. Stay tuned for some big news!

Brooke Wenig

Brooke Wenig

Head of Machine Learning Practice, Databricks

Brooke, a data scientist and machine learning expert, will demonstrate and discuss some of the new features in Apache Spark as the community improves usability for Python and data science.

Clemens Mewald

Clemens Mewald

Director of Product for ML and Data Science, Databricks

Clemens and Kasey will reveal and demo some exciting new features in the Databricks Lakehouse platform that make machine learning workflows even easier and more powerful.

Kasey Uhlenhuth

Kasey Uhlenhuth

Senior Product Manager, Machine Learning Tools, Databricks

Kasey and Clemens will reveal and demo some exciting new features in the Databricks Lakehouse platform that make machine learning workflows even easier and more powerful.

Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia

Original creator of MLflow and Apache Spark

Matei, Co-founder and Chief Technologist of Databricks and an Assistant Professor at Stanford University, will talk about the momentum of MLflow and the latest advances across models, tracking, model registry and eployments. He’ll also cover the latest integrations with technologies like PyTorch, Ray, Algorithmia and PyCaret.

Patrick Baginski

Patrick Baginski

Senior Director of Data Science and Data Analytics at McDonald's

Patrick and Abhi from the McDonald's Data Science and Analytics teams will talk about how the company has accelerated time-to-value across multiple operations through machine learning, with a focus on MLOps.

Abhi Bhatt

Abhi Bhatt

Global Director of Data and Analytics at McDonald's

Abhi and Patrick from the McDonald's Data Science and Analytics teams will talk about how the company has been able to accelerate time-to-value across multiple operations through machine learning, with a focus on MLOps.

Rajat Monga

Rajat Monga

Co-creator of TensorFlow

Rajat joins us to share his take on how AI is eating software. He’ll talk about advances in algorithms, data and compute and how the intersection between these three areas have helped us build better products, increase accessibility and solve some of the world’s toughest problems. He’ll also touch upon some of the challenges created by AI.

Bill Nye

Bill Nye

Scientist, engineer, comedian, and author

The legendary Bill Nye will share his story and perspective on the importance of space exploration in helping us understand and solve some of the most critical issues that we face on Earth.