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  • 23 August 2018 11:45

NVIDIA and ANZ Bank keynote speakers to zoom in on transforming industries and creating deep learning infrastructure

The NVIDIA AI Conference Conference on September 3 and 4 at International Convention Centre Sydney will feature exciting keynotes, top Australia AI startups and content rich tracks for enterprises and academia.

Data is driving artificial intelligence (AI)-powered transformation of industries around the world and powering a new generation of AI applications that write software. In Australia, ANZ Bank is keen on a deep learning solution that identifies and anticipates defaulters based on their historical transaction and account data.

These are what the two keynote speakers will cover at the NVIDIA AI Conference, the premier artificial AI and deep learning event held at the International Convention Centre Sydney on September 3 and 4.

In the opening keynote on September 4, Marc Hamilton, Vice President of Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA, will talk about Transforming Industries With AI. Jason Humphrey, Head of Retail Risk, ANZ Bank, will then share on Creating the Infrastructure to Undertake Deep Learning.

The conference features three tracks: intelligent video analytics/robotics, AI for enterprise, and large-scale AI and research. The impressive line-up of speakers includes Renee Yao, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Deep Learning and Analytics, NVIDIA; Stephen Meltz, Managing Director, Briefcam; Dr Ankur Punwar, Principal Scientist, Beauty Care R&D, Procter & Gamble; Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, CEO & Co-Founder, Max Kelsen; and Nathalie Mann, Head of AI Strategy Consulting, Harrison AI.

At the AI for enterprise track, Chris Morris, Vice President for IDC's Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Cloud Services and Technology group and APeJ Partner and Alliances program, will speak on When Computing Becomes Human: Automation, Innovation, and the Rise of the All-Powerful Service Provider.

Seven Australia NVIDIA Inception Program Partners – Deep Recognition, Harrison AI, Max Kelsen, Maxwell, Nuri.AI, Orbica, and Unleash Live – will be taking part in the event. The program is a virtual accelerator that helps nurture emerging AI companies.

Complementing the conference will be an exhibition featuring NVIDIA partners and tech demos by NVIDIA.

These include virtual reality demos by Nerfertari’s Tomb by Reality Virtual, Digital Twin by Medical AI, and NVIDIA Holodeck for collaborative automotive design review; as well as NVIDIA technology demos KONG (Kubernetes on NVIDIA GPUs), recording, HPC App Container, image inpainting, Smart Garage, denoising, and intelligent instrument. The newly announced Quadro RTX demos are something you’d not want to miss!

“At the NVIDIA booth, we will be showcasing live demos covering the latest advancements in AI training and inferencing. See how we make it easy for researchers to deploy neural networks and assign GPU resources with Kubernetes, using our software solutions to make training networks a simple process. Also, on display will be deep learning technology that can help healthcare professionals in the diagnostic process. Attendees can even effortlessly edit photographs like a professional with just the swipe of a stylus. We will even be showing the latest cutting-edge AI-enhanced real time raytracing technology, which makes the creation of realistic computer graphics quicker and easier than ever before,” said John Gillooly, Technical Product Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific South at NVIDIA.

The event is sponsored by Pure Storage, IBM, Dell EMC, HPE, NetApp, Lenovo, MapR, Xenon, Atos, Data Science Sydney, H20, and Presciient, and supported by KPMG and MASSIVE.

On September 3, NVIDIA will be holding Deep Learning Institute (DLI) training to equip researchers and developers in Australia and New Zealand with critical AI skills.

It has recently appointed Xenon as the first DLI Delivering Partner in Australia. One of Australia’s premier locally-owned IT hardware manufacturers, Xenon is also NVIDIA’s premier DGX-1 partner and Australia’s only NVIDIA Elite partner with deep learning competencies.

Those interested in being part of or would like to know more about the cutting edge AI revolution can register for the NVIDIA AI Conference and DLI at http://www.nvidiaaiconference.com.au/step1.php.

For more information, go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-au/ai-conference/.

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