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When deciding on a machine learning conference, why go to Machine Learning Week 2020? This five-conference event May 31 June 4, 2020 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas delivers brand-name, cross-industry, vendor-neutral case studies purely on machine learnings commercial deployment, and the hottest topics and techniques. In this video, Predictive Analytics World Founder Eric Siegel spills on the details and lists five reasons this is the most valuable machine learning event to attend this year.

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In this article, I give five reasons that Machine Learning Week May 31 June 4, 2020 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas is the most valuable machine learning event to attend this year. MLW is the largest annual five-conference blow-out part of the Predictive Analytics World conference series, of which I am the founder.

First, some background info. Your business needs machine learning to thrive and even just survive. You need it to compete, grow, improve, and optimize. Your team needs it, your boss demands it, and your career loves machine learning.

And so we bring you Predictive Analytics World, the leading cross-vendor conference series covering the commercial deployment of machine learning. By design, PAW is where to meet the whos who and keep up on the latest techniques.

This June in Vegas, Machine Learning Week brings together five different industry-focused events: PAW Business, PAW Financial, PAW Industry 4.0, PAW Healthcare, and Deep Learning World. This is five simultaneous two-day conferences all happening alongside one another at Caesars Palace in Vegas. Plus, a diverse range of full-day training workshops, which take place in the days just before and after.

Machine Learning Week delivers brand-name, cross-industry, vendor-neutral case studies purely on machine learning deployment, and the hottest topics and techniques.

This mega event covers all the bases for both senior-level expert practitioners as well as newcomers, project leaders, and executives. Depending on the topic, sessions and workshops are either demarcated as the Expert/practitioner level, or for All audiences. So, you can bring your team, your supervisor, and even the line-of-business managers you work with on model deployment. About 60-70% of attendees are on the hands-on practitioner side, but, as you know, successful machine learning deployment requires deep collaboration between both sides of the equation.

PAW and Deep Learning World also takes place in Germany, and Data Driven Government takes place in Washington DC but this article is about Machine Learning Week, so see for details about the others.

Here are the five reasons to go.

Five Reasons to Go to Machine Learning Week June 2020 in Vegas

1) Brand-name case studies

Number one, youll access brand-name case studies. At PAW, youll hear directly from the horses mouth precisely how Fortune 500 analytics competitors and other companies of interest deploy machine learning and the kind of business results they achieve. More than most events, we pack the agenda as densely as possible with named case studies. Each day features a ton of leading in-house expert practitioners who get things done in the trenches at these enterprises and come to PAW to spill on the inside scoop. In addition, a smaller portion of the program features rock star consultants, who often present on work theyve done for one of their notable clients.

2) Cross-industry coverage

Number two, youll benefit from cross-industry coverage. As I mentioned, Machine Learning Week features these five industry-focused events. This amounts to a total of eight parallel tracks of sessions.

Bringing these all together at once fosters unique cross-industry sharing, and achieves a certain critical mass in expertise about methods that apply across industries. If your work spans industries, Machine Learning Week is one-stop shopping. Not to mention that convening the key industry figures across sectors greatly expands the networking potential.

The first of these, PAW Business, itself covers a great expanse of business application areas across many industries. Marketing and sales applications, of course. And many other applications in retail, telecommunications, e-commerce, non-profits, etc., etc.

The track topics of PAW Business 2020

PAW Business is a three-track event with track topics that include: analytics operationalization & management i.e., the business side core machine learning methods and advanced algorithms i.e., the technical side innovative business applications covered as case studies, and a lot more.

PAW Financial covers machine learning applications in banking including credit scoring insurance applications, fraud detection, algorithmic trading, innovative approaches to risk management, and more.

PAW Industry 4.0 and PAW Healthcare are also entire universes unto themselves. You can check out the details about all four of these PAWs at

And the newer sister event Deep Learning World has its own website, Deep learning is the hottest advanced form of machine learning with astonishing, proven value for large-signal input problems, such as image classification for self-driving cars, medical image processing, and speech recognition. These are fairly distinct domains, so Deep Learning World does well to complement the four Predictive Analytics World events.

3) Pure-play machine learning content

Number three, youll get pure-play machine learning content. PAWs agenda is not watered down with much coverage of other kinds of big data work. Instead, its ruthlessly focused specifically on the commercial application of machine learning also known as predictive analytics. The conference doesnt cover data science as a whole, which is a much broader and less well-defined area, that, for example, can include standard business intelligence reporting and such. And we dont cover AI per se. Artificial intelligence is at best a synonym for machine learning that tends to over-hype, or at worst an outright lie that promises mythological capabilities.

4) Hot new machine learning practices

Number four, youll learn the latest and greatest, the hottest new machine learning practices. Now, we launched PAW over a decade ago, so far delivering value to over 14,000 attendees across more than 60 events. To this day, PAW remains the leading commercial event because we keep up with the most valuable trends.

For example, Deep Learning World, which launched more recently in 2018 covers deep learnings commercial deployment across industry sectors. This relatively new form of neural networks has blossomed, both in buzz and in actual value. As I mentioned, it scales machine learning to process, for example, complex image data.

And what had been PAW Manufacturing for some years has now changed its name to PAW Industry 4.0. As such, the event now covers a broader area of inter-related work applying machine learning for smart manufacturing, the Internet of Things (IoT), predictive maintenance, logistics, fault prediction, and more.

In general, machine learning continues to widen its adoption and apply in new, innovative ways across sectors in marketing, financial risk, fraud detection, workforce optimization, and healthcare. PAW keeps up with these trends and covers todays best practices and the latest advanced modeling methods.

5) Vendor-neutral content

And finally, number five, youll access vendor-neutral content. PAW isnt run by an analytics vendor and the speakers arent trying to sell you on anything but good ideas. PAW speakers understand that vendor-neutral means those in attendance must be able to implement the practices covered and benefit from the insights delivered without buying any particular analytics product.

During the event, some vendors are permitted to deliver short presentations during a limited minority of demarcated sponsored sessions. These sessions often are also substantive and of great interest. In fact, you can access all the sponsors and tap into their expertise at will in the exhibit hall, where theyre set up for just that purpose.

By the way, if youre an analytics vendor yourself, check out PAWs various sponsorship opportunities. Our events bring together a great crowd of practitioners and decision makers.

Summary Five Reasons to Go

1) Brand-name case studies

2) Cross-industry coverage

3) Pure-play machine learning content

4) Hot new machine learning practices

5) Vendor-neutral content

and those are the reasons to come to Machine Learning Week: brand-name, cross-industry, vendor-neutral case studies purely on machine learnings commercial deployment, and the hottest topics and techniques.

Machine Learning Week not only delivers unique knowledge-gaining opportunities, its also a universal meeting place the industrys premier networking event. It brings together the whos who of machine learning and predictive analytics, the greatest diversity of expert speakers, perspectives, experience, viewpoints, and case studies.

This all turns the normal conference stuff into a much richer experience, including the keynotes, expert panels, and workshop days, as well as opportunities to network and talk shop during the lunches, coffee breaks, and reception.

I encourage you to check out the detailed agenda see all the speakers, case studies, and advanced methods covered. Each of the five conferences has its own agenda webpage, or you can also view the entire five-conference, eight-track mega-agenda at once. This view pertains if youre considering registering for the full Machine Learning Week pass, or if youll be attending along with other team members in order to divide and conquer.

Visit our website to see all these details, register, and sign up for informative event updates by email.

Or to learn more about the field in general, check out our Predictive Analytics Guide, our publication The Machine Learning Times, which includes revealing PAW speaker interviews, and, episodes of this show, The Dr. Data Show which, by the way, is generally about the field of machine learning in general, rather than about our PAW events.

This article is based on a transcript from The Dr. Data Show.


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About the Author

Eric Siegel, Ph.D., founder of the Predictive Analytics Worldand Deep Learning World conference series and executive editor ofThe Machine Learning Times, makes the how and why of predictive analytics (aka machine learning) understandable and captivating. He is the author of the award-winning bookPredictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, the host of The Dr. Data Show web series, a former Columbia University professor, and a renowned speaker, educator, and leader in the field. Follow him at @predictanalytic.

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