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SQL Server Live! & Artificial Intelligence Live! Panel Discussion: Keeping Pace with AI and Machine Learning While Maintaining Your Day Job


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Andrew Brust

Founder and CEO

Blue Badge Insights

Thomas LaRock

Principal Developer Evangelist

Selector Software

Jen Stirrup


Data Relish Ltd

Jen Underwood


Impact Analytix, LLC

Stacia Varga

Microsoft Data Platform MVP

Consultant, Educator, and Author

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI and ML) are together a big bet in the industry. Wherever you look, there seems to be some kind of “AI added” story. Cloud platforms have their ready-to-run cognitive services. Chatbot APIs abound for application developers. And databases are in on the game too: SQL Server can host R and Python code, or even perform ML inferencing right from SQL queries.

So AI and ML are relevant, but with your daily responsibilities still focused on non-AI tasks, and not in any way letting up, how in the world can you onboard to the AI world?

Our panel of speakers have a few things to say on this matter. They’re database and BI professionals who have crossed over to AI. They’ve come a long way, but their journey continues as the AI technology stack develops and stabilizes. If you’d like to make the journey too, come hear how they’ve been doing it and how they’re continuing to; they’re eager to share. Bring your questions and ideas, too. AI is still emerging; let’s map out the career journey together.