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André Melancia

André Melancia

Human Being 🌈 🇵🇹 🇪🇺

Lisbon, Portugal

Developer / DBA / Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) focusing on Microsoft's Data Platform, AI, Azure, IoT and Security.
Developing information and multimedia systems, DBA, project and IT management, for over 24 years.
Speaker with over 250 sessions delivered since 2015 at international conferences and community events (mostly in-person before pandemic times) on multiple technologies, Internet Governance and Human Rights, as well as volunteer and moderator.
Organiser and founder at technical communities: IT Pro Portugal, PowerShell Portugal, Data Community Portugal, and multiple other online communities such as IPv6 Portugal, DNSSEC Portugal, etc.
Organiser of technical events: Global AI Bootcamp Lisboa, Global PowerPlatform Bootcamp Lisboa, Global Diversity CFP Day Lisboa, Power BI Roadshow Lisboa, Programar Saturday, Ctrl-Alt-Shell, Community Evenings, etc.
Go to https://Andy.PT and you'll know the same as the NSA...

Awards

  • Most Active Speaker 2023
  • Most Active Speaker 2022

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • SQL
  • SqlServer
  • Azure SQL Server
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL DW
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • SQL Server Report Server
  • SQL Server Integration Services
  • SQL Server Data Tools
  • SQL Server Machine Learning Services
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Data Platform
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Security
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • IoT
  • Iot Edge
  • Azure IoT
  • Security and IoT
  • Windows IoT Core
  • Cogntive Services
  • Cognitive services
  • Cognitive toolkit
  • Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services
  • Power BI Microsoft Cognitive Services Azure Machine LEarning
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Azure machine learning service
  • Azure Machine Learning Studio
  • Big Data Machine Learning AI and Analytics
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning & AI
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning Engineering
  • AI STUFF: Big Data Quantum computing & Machine Learning
  • Machine Leaning
  • Microsoft (Azure) AI + Machine Learning
  • SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure SQL Synapse
  • SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • SQL Server DBA
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • MySQL
  • Azure SQL
  • Azure Synapse
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL DW)
  • Synapse
  • Artificial Inteligence
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Human rights
  • GPT
  • CHAT-GPT
  • GPT-4
  • gpt-5
  • gpt-3
  • LLMs
  • LLM app

Synapse vs. Fabric: An Azure Fight

You have data. Microsoft has technologies to process your data. But which ones are better for you?
In this fight hub, you'll witness the major strengths and weaknesses of these technologies, as well as other technologies in the Microsoft ecosystem.
Disclaimer: Don't forget the first rule of fight hub, you always talk about the fight hub.

All Open AI Wants For Xmas Is You: An Azure Story

I don't want a Bot for Xmas
There is just one AI I need
I don't care about branches underneath the GitHub tree
I want Open AI for my own
More Azure you could ever know
Make my cloud deploy blue
All that Open AI is for YOU...

Meet the Jetsons: An Azure Story

Ever wondered how you can implement domotics and home automation like in the Jetsons?
Meet us in the session,
Dude has chocolates and IoT,
Other dude bad jokes and AI.
Disclaimer: Session shows everything except flying space ships. and then again...

Hacking? Mission Possible!

Everything is connected. Everything is accessible. Everything is hackable.
This is a security "worst" practices session for developers (yes, yes, the boring "best" practices are also included).
As always, should you or any of your colleagues be hacked or exploited, the Demo Gods will disavow any knowledge of the speakers' actions. This session will self-destruct in 60 minutes. Luck has nothing to do with it, Jim…

Closing in on OpenAI

Have data? Don't know what to do with it? You can process it using OpenAI.
You probably already tried ChatGPT, but there is much more to OpenAI.
In this demo driven session we'll see a few practical examples on how you can use it.
Disclaimer: Be nice to bots, and they'll treat you better when they take over the world.

Slithering Through Machine Learning with Python: An Azure Story

By now, all higher education magic schools include Machine Learning in their courses.
If you're new to ML, one of magical ways to get started is to use Python. Even if you don't know the language of snakes, what we'll cover is easy to understand by any muggle developer.
Disclaimer: By the end of this session, you'll be speaking Parseltongue better than Harry Potter.

PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals

Microsoft Official Course "PL-900 Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals", delivered for free for this event by André Melancia (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and GOPAS training company.
For more details, see https://learn.microsoft.com/training/courses/PL-900t00

Keynote: Communities United

Welcome to this 2-in-1 event that will join AI, Data and Power Platform!
In this keynote we'll cover some of the community initiatives helping people worldwide, and how the worldwide technical community are helping Ukraine.

Hacking Azure AI

AI will eventually take over the world, but if it gets hacked...
This is a demo-driven session, suited for developers, data engineers, data scientists and security consultants. Both exploits and security recommendations to avoid them will be covered.
Disclaimer: No Borg cubes were harmed in making this session.

The Naughty Elves of Cognitive Xmas: An Azure Story

This holiday season, everyone can use Azure Cognitive Services to enjoy family fun.
Create your own AI Fat-A-Claus bot. Obtain automatic xmas wish lists by polling your kids. Analyse images of all the presents, and distinguish the ones with socks from the good ones with chocolates. And then take that fun and build work apps after the holidays.
Disclaimer: You still have to buy your own presents...

Drive your computers like a maniac with Windows AutoPilot

Do you manage 1000+ computers? Using Windows AutoPilot with Azure allows you to automate management and deployment of applications without any human interaction.
Join this demo session to find out.
Опровержение: плащате собствени билети за движение.

My First Machine Learning Project

This session continues previous delivered sessions on Machine Learning with Azure ML, and shows how you can deploy ML in an actual project.
Disclaimer: Using Artificial Intelligence won't prevent people without natural intelligence from believing the Earth is flat.

AI-900 Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

Microsoft Official Course "AI-900 Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals", delivered for free for this event by Catalin Gheorghiu and André Melancia (Microsoft Certified Trainers).
For more details, see https://learn.microsoft.com/training/courses/AI-900t00

Get Smart with Chaos: An Azure Story

Would you believe there's an Azure Chaos Studio? No?
And would you believe this session will wreak havoc and destruction in an Azure infrastructure? Live? No?
Get Smart, and don't miss it, even by "that much"...
Disclaimer: This session is not affiliated or endorsed by KAOS, the biggest organisation of evil, bent on world domination, but they'll be attending to get some tips.

"Machines Are Learning. You Should Learn ML Too: An Azure Story"

Afraid bots will take over your job and you'll need to fight Skynet?
Join us and learn how machine learning works, and have a look at how you can win the cyber wars with Azure Machine Learning (and a much more).
Disclaimer: "This is the world now... Code with me if you want to live."

Get Shocked With Power Platform

New to Power Platform? Put your fingers on Power Apps. Set your egg timer with Power Automate. Measure your life with Power BI. Conspire with a Power Virtual (secret) Agent. See a few PowerPoint slides.
Ground yourself. This will be hair raising.
Disclaimer: No electric sockets will be harmed in this session.

Hacking SQL Server Another Day

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This is a demo-driven session, suited for DBAs, developers and security consultants. Both exploits and security recommendations to avoid them will be covered.
Disclaimer: No actual crimes will be committed. Please do not send agents to my house again.

The Knights of the Round Graph

Your Microsoft 365 realm accumulates magical knowledge. How does a champion of the board of keys explore such wisdom?
This tournament will help thy young templar get stated in Microsoft Graph jousting.
Disclaimer: In Merlin's magical world of sapience the tables are round, but they still have edges.

Azure AI Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to Machine Learning and AI services and tools in Azure. The session will cover Azure Machine Learning, Azure Synapse Analytics, Spark using Azure Databricks, describe other alternatives for machine learning (HDInsight, SQL Server Machine Learning services, etc.), Cognitive Services, Azure Bots and Power Virtual Agents, providing for hands-on experience as well.

Machine learning is a data science technique that allows computers to use existing data to forecast future behaviour, outcomes, and trends. By using machine learning, computers learn without being explicitly programmed. Forecasts or predictions from machine learning can make apps and devices smarter. For example, when you shop online, machine learning helps recommend other products you might want based on what you've bought. Or when your credit card is swiped, machine learning compares the transaction to a database of transactions and helps detect fraud. And when your robot vacuum cleaner vacuums a room, machine learning helps it decide whether the job is done.

Azure Machine Learning, Azure Synapse Analytics and Spark using Azure Databricks are cloud services that you can use to train, deploy, automate, and manage machine learning models, all at the broad scale that the cloud provides.

Azure Cognitive Services are APIs/SDKs/services available to help developers build intelligent applications without the need for AI or data science skills/knowledge. Azure Cognitive Services enable developers to easily add cognitive features such as emotion and video detection; facial, speech, and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding – into their applications. The goal of Azure Cognitive Services is to help developers create applications that can see, hear, speak, understand, and even begin to reason. Azure Bots and Microsoft 365 Power Virtual Agents use these cognitive services integrated with the Bot Framework to provide a conversational experience that tries to resemble human interaction. Bot can be deployed in channels such as Teams, Slack, Skype, Facebook, Alexa, IoT, or any other you can imagine.

Attendees that want to try the examples during the workshop need to have:
* Laptop;
* Have an Azure subscription (e.g. set up a free trial at https://azure.com/free , use an Azure Pass free trial, or use a paid subscription);
* Your preferred development IDE (e.g. Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition or Visual Studio Code) already installed, to access online webservices;
* Excel (2013 or more recent).
Note: For cognitive services C# examples will be covered, but equivalent examples exist in other programming languages.

Contents:
1. Introduction to Machine Learning (generic - from scratch, no pre-requisite needed);
2. Introduction to Azure Machine Learning technologies: Azure Machine Learning, Azure Synapse Analytics, Spark with Azure Databricks, HDInsight, SQL Server ML Services with R or Python, etc.;
3. Introduction to Azure Cognitive Services;
4. Introduction to Azure Bots, Power Virtual Agents and the Bot Framework.

#Azure #AzureML #MachineLearning #SynapseAnalytics #Databricks #CognitiveServices #AzureBot #PowerVirtualAgents #BotFramework

Develop for Inclusion using Cognitive Services: An Azure Story

Disabilities are not limitations. Technology helps balance the scale.
This session shows some practical examples for real world usage, and you are encouraged to use these technologies to make your projects even more amazing and welcoming to everyone.

2021: An Azure Bot Odyssey

You don't need advanced programming skills to create interactive and intelligent bots. Anyone can do it graphically using Microsoft365 Power Virtual Agents. If you are a developer, you can create an Azure Web App Bot. If you are an IoT Developer, you can add it to Azure IoT connected devices.
All these worlds use the Bot Framework (and related tools and technologies).
Disclaimer: No monoliths were harmed in the making of this session.

The Big Quantum Theory: An Azure Story

Our whole programming in a hot, CPU state
Then nearly fourteen months ago quantum started, pause()
The cloud began to cool, the qubits began to rule
Microsoft developed tools
We built some code (they didn't build pyramids)
Physics, computing, optimisation, unraveling the qubits
That all started with the big quantum! Yay!
Disclaimer: you're in my spot, but there is also a spot for you in this session...

Machine Learning is full of stars: An Azure Story

Want to get started with Machine Learning and have no idea what technologies to use?
Don't hybernate your career. Learn about some of technologies available, focusing on Microsoft's offering, such as Azure Machine Learning (Service) workspace, Spark using Azure Databricks, Azure HDInsight or Azure Synapse Analytics, ML.Net, and many more.
Disclaimer: All these worlds are yours except Cognitive Service, that's for a different session.

Upgrade your grey cells and use Azure Synapse Analytics

Interested in ETL, Machine Learning, BI analytics, and much more?
Using Integration Service (SSIS), Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Machine Learning, Spark?
Have data in Storage Accounts, Data Lakes, SQL Databases, SQL Data Warehouses, CosmosDB and others?
You can unify all your work in Synapse Analytics, and process petabytes of information with SQL, Python, R, Scala and ML.Net!
Disclaimer: No matter how many resources you assign, Synapse won't be able to convince flat-earthers that the Earth is not flat.

Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services [WORKSHOP V3]

This training will introduce you to machine learning tools and AI services on Azure. The session will cover Azure ML Studio (Classic), Azure ML (Service), Spark using Azure Databricks and HDInsight, SQL Server Machine Learning services, Cognitive Services tools and will provide for hands-on experience as well.

Machine learning is a data science technique that allows computers to use existing data to forecast future behaviour, outcomes, and trends. By using machine learning, computers learn without being explicitly programmed. Forecasts or predictions from machine learning can make apps and devices smarter. For example, when you shop online, machine learning helps recommend other products you might want based on what you've bought. Or when your credit card is swiped, machine learning compares the transaction to a database of transactions and helps detect fraud. And when your robot vacuum cleaner vacuums a room, machine learning helps it decide whether the job is done.

Azure Machine Learning (Studio and Service), Spark using Azure Databricks and HDInsight, are cloud services that you use to train, deploy, automate, and manage machine learning models, all at the broad scale that the cloud provides.

Azure Cognitive Services are APIs, SDKs, and services available to help developers build intelligent applications without the need for AI or data science skills or knowledge. Azure Cognitive Services enable developers to easily add cognitive features such as emotion and video detection; facial, speech, and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding – into their applications. The goal of Azure Cognitive Services is to help developers create applications that can see, hear, speak, understand, and even begin to reason.

Attendees that want to try the examples during the workshop need to bring:
* Laptop
* Have an Azure subscription (e.g. set up a free trial at https://azure.com/free , use an Azure Pass free trial, or use a paid subscription);
* Your preferred development IDE (e.g. Visual Studio 2017 or 2019) already installed, to access online webservices;
* Excel (2013 or more recent);
Note: C# examples will be covered, but the webservices can work with any programming language in your applications.

Contents:
1. Introduction to Machine Learning (generic - from scratch, no pre-requisite needed)
2. Introduction to Azure Machine Learning technologies: Azure Machine Learning Studio (Classic), Azure Machine Learning (Service), Spark with Azure Databricks or Azure HDInsight, SQL Server ML Services with R or Python, etc.
3. Introduction to Azure Cognitive Services

Hacking? Mission Possible!

Everything is connected. Everything is accessible. Everything is hackable.
This is a security "worst" practices session for developers (yes, yes, the boring "best" practices are also included).
As always, should you or any of your colleagues be hacked or exploited, the Demo Gods will disavow any knowledge of the speakers' actions. This session will self-destruct in 60 minutes. Luck has nothing to do with it, Jim…

If a machine can learn, why can't YOU learn Azure Machine Learning?

Are you a DBA or Developer and would like to get started with AzureML the EASY WAY?
AzureML isn't just for "data scientists"... Anyone can use it! And after this session you'll be using it too...
Disclaimer: Sadly, AzureML still can't predict what's on your girlfriend's mind. Nothing ever will.

If a machine can learn, why can't YOU learn Azure Machine Learning? [Workshop]

Everything in the world now uses Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Annoying targeted ads that show up on websites,
automatic cars and many other automated IoT devices.
Are you a DBA or Developer and would like to get started with Azure ML the EASY WAY?
Azure ML isn't just for "data scientists"... Anyone can use it! And after this hands-on workshop you'll be using it too...
Disclaimer: Sadly, AzureML still can't predict what's on your girlfriend's mind. Nothing ever will.

Accessibility in IT

Disabilities are not limitations. During this panel we'll see first hand experiences on how to cope with different limitations and still be awesome in IT.

BI Powers - The Early Days of BI Academy

Long before fighting crime, BI Powers attended BI (British Intelligence) Academy along with Doctor Evil. One of the first courses was "Introduction to Data Spying with Power BI", the most used BI spying tool worldwide.
The British Ministry of Defence is now secretly looking for agent candidates such as YOU.
Disclaimer: You don't need to know how to mix vodka-martinis, but you need to Excel at the basics.

Power Virtual Secret Agents

You've probably heard of the Bot Framework and Bots using Azure Cognitive Services. But have you heard of the simpler Power Virtual (Secret) Agents in M365?
Disclaimer: This is a need to know session. And YOU need to know.

Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services [WORKSHOP v4]

This training will introduce you to Machine Learning and AI services and tools in Azure. The session will cover Azure ML, Spark using Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, HDInsight, SQL Server Machine Learning services, Cognitive Services tools and will provide for hands-on experience as well.

Machine learning is a data science technique that allows computers to use existing data to forecast future behaviour, outcomes, and trends. By using machine learning, computers learn without being explicitly programmed. Forecasts or predictions from machine learning can make apps and devices smarter. For example, when you shop online, machine learning helps recommend other products you might want based on what you've bought. Or when your credit card is swiped, machine learning compares the transaction to a database of transactions and helps detect fraud. And when your robot vacuum cleaner vacuums a room, machine learning helps it decide whether the job is done.

Azure Machine Learning, Spark using Azure Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics, are cloud services that you use to train, deploy, automate, and manage machine learning models, all at the broad scale that the cloud provides.

Azure Cognitive Services are APIs / SDKs / services available to help developers build intelligent applications without the need for AI or data science skills or knowledge. Azure Cognitive Services enable developers to easily add cognitive features such as emotion and video detection; facial, speech, and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding – into their applications. The goal of Azure Cognitive Services is to help developers create applications that can see, hear, speak, understand, and even begin to reason.

Attendees that want to try the examples during the workshop need to bring:
* Laptop
* Have an Azure subscription (e.g. set up a free trial at https://azure.com/free , use an Azure Pass free trial, or use a paid subscription);
* Your preferred development IDE (e.g. Visual Studio 2019 Community Edition or Visual Studio Code) already installed, to access online webservices;
* Excel (2013 or more recent);
Note: C# examples will be covered, but the webservices can work with any programming language in your applications.

Contents:
1. Introduction to Machine Learning (generic - from scratch, no pre-requisite needed)
2. Introduction to Azure Machine Learning technologies: Azure Machine Learning, Spark with Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, HDInsight, SQL Server ML Services with R or Python, etc.
3. Introduction to Azure Cognitive Services and Bots

Build your own KITT with Azure Cognitive Services

Cognitive services can recognise objects, faces, describe images, understand speech and language, perform advanced searches and so much more.
You can use these services with Azure Bots and IoT to build human interactive cars and houses, or simply interact with clients.
If you are a developer and know nothing about Azure Cognitive Services, this is a good place to start.
Disclaimer: Azure Cognitive Services can't drive a car. They're not 18 years old yet.

Stretching Machine Learning with TensorFlow.js

You've probably heard of the Machine Learning library TensorFlow. Did you know you can use it with Node.js?
After a quick introduction to Machine Learning, this session will focus on programming demos with TensorFlow.js and Node.js.
Disclaimer: No physical activity will occur in this session, the speaker has never been in a gym.

Rebel Bots working in Teams

So you've heard of chat bots. How intelligent are they?
They can integrate with your website, on an IoT device such as an intelligent home, on Microsoft Teams, Skype, WebEx, Slack, and even handle conversation of your Facebook page, Cortana or Alexa. They can be used to take actions, answer questions, make sales/orders and even help anyone with disabilities.
In this session we'll see how to deploy a bot to integrate with Microsoft Teams and improve productivity.
Disclaimer: These aren't the bots you're looking for. Or maybe they are.

HTML Wars: The StyleSheet Strikes Back

A long time ago, in a site close, close to you... There was HTML and a bit of JavaScript. The galaxy changed and CSS came along, and much later the TypeScript...
If you want to know how to optimise all these technologies, these are the droids... eh... session.... you're looking for.

Cosmos DB: An Azure Odyssey

[Node.js edition]
In the vast IT Universe, there are two dominant types of particles: the SQL electron and the NoSQL positron. Everyone has seen SQL, but not many have seen NoSQL, or even understand it.
Spark your imagination in an IT Universe where replication works at a magical quantum level, and Node.js planets coexist with Cosmos DB star clusters.
Disclaimer: Mixing SQL electrons with NoSQL positrons may lead to the destruction of the known universe. Doing it right however, you can create the brightest supernovas!

If a computer can understand, why can't YOU understand Azure Cognitive Services?

Cognitive services can recognise objects, faces, describe images, understand speech, perform advanced searches and so much more.
If you are a developer and know nothing about Azure Cognitive Services for free, this is a good place to start.
Disclaimer: Cognitive services will never guess a doctor's handwriting. That's just impossible.

Hacking SQL Server Is Not Enough

You already know how easy it is to hack SQL Server… But how do you protect your local and cloud servers against enemy agent attacks?
This is a demo-driven session, suited for DBAs, developers and security consultants. Both exploits and security recommendations to avoid them will be covered.
Disclaimer: No actual crimes will be committed. Please do not send agents to my house again.

Padawan Hour - SQL Server For Absolute Beginners

Never used Microsoft SQL Server before?
Do you know a little SQL (from MariaDB/MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS Access, etc.) ?
Do you have novice questions about SQL Server that you're too ashamed to ask?
Here's your chance to learn all you need to know to get started with SQL Server.
Interactive session suited for Developers and Students (padawan level).
Disclaimer: No hazing or bullying will occur in this session... Or will it?

Finding The Droids Fast - Indexing For Padawan

You don't need to look in an entire planet to find two droids! You just need to find the right kubaz informant.
Indexes are the kubaz informants of database engines.
If you never heard of indexes or are afraid to use them, this session is for you!
We'll cover indexing basics, introduce all SQL Server 2016 indexing options and look at some typical optimisation scenarios.
Session suited for Developers, DBAs and Students (padawan level).
Disclaimer: This session might be a trap.

SQL Curiosities: Curiosity Killed The Cat

There are weird things in life. Even weirder for developers... "It should work!"... What you see is NOT what you get... There's a bug, a feature, a workaround...
Disclaimer: No feline was harmed in the making of this session. Please do not report it to the SPCA...

NSA Secrets - Hacking SQL Server

How easy is it to hack a SQL Server?
In this session we'll see examples on how to exploit SQL Server, modify data and take control, while at the same time not leaving a trace.
We'll start by gaining access to a SQL Server (using some "creative" ways of making man-in-the-middle attacks), escalating privileges and tampering with data at the TDS protocol level (e.g. changing your income level and reverting without a trace after payment), and more.
Most importantly, we'll also cover recommendations on how to avoid these attacks, and take a look at the pros and cons of new security features in SQL Server 2016.
This is a demo-driven session, suited for DBAs, developers and security consultants.
Disclaimer: No actual state secrets will be revealed. Please do not send agents to my house again.

Borg Secrets - Internet of Things (IoT) with Azure

Everybody's talking about IoT, but besides the marketing noise, do you really know what it is, what it can do for you and how to integrate it into your projects?
Join me in this session to learn how IoT will change your future as a DBA and/or Developer.
Disclaimer: If you come to this session you will be assimilated into the IoT collective. Resistance is futile.

Never Say Hacking SQL Server Again

Everything in life can be hacked… Even SQL Server… Don't believe me? See for yourself…
This is a demo-driven session, suited for DBAs, developers and security consultants. Both exploits and security recommendations to avoid them will be covered.
Disclaimer: No actual crimes will be committed. Please do not send agents to my house again.

Shaven, Not Stirred - Hacking SQL Server

How easy is it to hack a SQL Server?
In this session we'll see examples on how to exploit SQL Server, modify data and take control, while at the same time not leaving a trace.
We'll start by gaining access to a SQL Server (using some "creative" ways of making man-in-the-middle attacks), escalating privileges and tampering with data at the TDS protocol level (e.g. changing your income level and reverting without a trace after payment), and more.
Most importantly, we'll also cover recommendations on how to avoid these attacks, and take a look at the pros and cons of new security features in SQL Server 2016.
This is a demo-driven session, suited for DBAs, developers and security consultants.
Disclaimer: No actual state secrets will be revealed. Please do not send agents to my house again.

BI Powers - Realtime Data Without Mystery

The world has been taken hostage by Doctor Evil. Yeah, yeah, that was yesterday. But where is he NOW?
Join us in this session to see how to use IoT real time data to find Dr.Evil's and his pussy cat, using Power BI, Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services.
Всеки знае, че котето е по-умно от Doctor Evil, някой наистина трябва да му каже.

IoT Wars: Revenge of the Full Stack, an Azure Story

You live in Tatooine. You have moisture vaporators and some droids. You need to connect them to the rebellion cloud and do some BI and Machine Learning stuff.
In this session we'll see a complete implementation of IoT, from data collection to data storage to data processing to data presentation.
Disclaimer: Any droids mentioned in this session aren't the ones your looking for.

Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services [WORKSHOP]

This training will introduce you to machine learning tools and AI services on Azure. The session will cover Azure ML Studio, Azure ML Service, Cognitive Services tools and will provide for hands-on experience as well.

Machine learning is a data science technique that allows computers to use existing data to forecast future behaviour, outcomes, and trends. By using machine learning, computers learn without being explicitly programmed. Forecasts or predictions from machine learning can make apps and devices smarter. For example, when you shop online, machine learning helps recommend other products you might want based on what you've bought. Or when your credit card is swiped, machine learning compares the transaction to a database of transactions and helps detect fraud. And when your robot vacuum cleaner vacuums a room, machine learning helps it decide whether the job is done.

Azure Machine Learning (Studio and Service) are cloud services that you use to train, deploy, automate, and manage machine learning models, all at the broad scale that the cloud provides.

Azure Cognitive Services are APIs, SDKs, and services available to help developers build intelligent applications without having direct AI or data science skills or knowledge. Azure Cognitive Services enable developers to easily add cognitive features such as emotion and video detection; facial, speech, and vision recognition; and speech and language understanding – into their applications. The goal of Azure Cognitive Services is to help developers create applications that can see, hear, speak, understand, and even begin to reason.

Attendees that want to try the examples during the workshop need to bring:
* Laptops
* Have an Azure subscription (e.g. a paid subscription, a free trial or an Azure Pass free trial);
* Your preferred development IDE (e.g. Visual Studio 2017 or 2019) already installed, to access online webservices;
* Excel (2013 or more recent);
Note: C# examples will be covered, but the webservices can work with any language in your applications.

Contents:
* Intro to Machine Learning
* Azure Machine Learning (Studio and Service)
* Intro to Azure Cognitive Services
* Integrating Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Machine Learning with your current apps

BI Powers - The A.I. Who Tagged Me

So everyone knows how to make some nice graphs in Power BI from Excel or SQL Server... But what about getting "intelligent" results from unusual data sources?
Disclaimer: A.I. will eventually take over the world. Unlike Doctor Evil, it won't ask for a ransom.

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