Speaker

Adam Stephensen

Adam Stephensen

Building awesome teams. Delivering cloud solutions. Growing technical communities. Azure Technical Specialist @ Microsoft.

Brisbane, Australia

Adam Stephensen is an Azure Technical Specialist for Microsoft. If he isn't coding his own prototypes or helping companies deliver cloud solutions, he is probably presenting, training or mentoring on new technologies.

Adam is passionate about building awesome teams, growing technical communities and helping organisations understand where AI & the cloud can help them be successful.

Adam believes communication and agility lead to success: 'fail fast', inspect, adapt, have a lot of fun. 

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Azure
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure PaaS
  • Azure Functions
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Angular
  • DevOps & Automation
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scrum
  • Cloud Computing
  • .net
  • ASP.NET Core

Keynote - Drones, AI & IOT - What's all the buzz about ?

Drones, AI and IOT are cool ! This session isn't about cool though, it's about building real world solutions utilising the emerging technologies that industry and government are rapidly adopting.

In this session you will get an understanding of the core use cases, learn how to get started with the tech, and find out about the pitfalls to avoid with implement drones, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Bots & Conversational Agents - the next UI revolution

Bots and Conversation Agents are the new UI frontier. Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa started the trend, but no-UI is the future of UI. Users are going to expect to be able to have conversations with companies and organisations in the client that they have on hand. Don't believe me? Gartner predicts that by 2020 30% of HTTP requests will be via bots.

In this session, we will explore how the Azure Bot Service makes it easy to build and connect intelligent agents to interact with users and services. Take your existing applications, your FAQ or a great new idea you have and build a bot that will run from your website or from Cortana, Skype, a phone call, text message, Teams, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Skype for Business and more.

If you missed the mobile revolution - why not lead in the bot wars?

.NET Rocks Live with Adam Stephensen

Join Carl and Richard from .NET Rocks as they discuss bots with Adam Stephensen.
In this session Adam Stephensen takes questions from Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell and the audience.

AI with Azure Cognitive Services - astonishingly powerful, unbelievably easy

The age of Artificial Intelligence is here - and adding it to your apps is EASY.

By 2020, 85% of CIOs will be piloting AI programs (Gartner)
Users are going to expect your apps to be able to convert spoken audio in another language into text in your language in real time. You are going to need to be able to identify who is speaking and use their voice for authentication.
After you have worked out 'what' they said, your apps will need to process natural language to evaluate sentiment and determine exactly what the user's intent was.

Apps are going to need to be able to process images to smartly identify, caption and moderate your pictures.
You will need to be able to hook into cameras to identify people and objects. You will need to be able to implement recommendation engines that look at prior behaviour of groups to determine possible future behaviour.

Come and see how easy it is to leverage Azure Cognitive Services to do all this and more.

Make your apps more intelligent. Make your team look smarter. It's not just easy… it's a no-brainer.

Bots - the next UI revolution

Bots are the new UI frontier. Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa started the trend, but no-UI is the future of UI. Users are going to expect to be able to have conversations with companies and organisations in the client that they have on hand. Don't believe me? Gartner predicts that by 2020 30% of HTTP requests will be via bots.

In this session, we will explore how the Microsoft Bot Framework makes it easy to build and connect intelligent bots to interact with users and services. Take your existing applications, your FAQ or a great new idea you have and build a bot that will run from your website or from Cortana, Skype, a phone call, text message, Teams, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Skype for Business and more.

If you missed the mobile revolution - why not lead in the bot wars?

Ask Me Anything! with Scott Allen by Adam Stephensen

Ask Me Anything! is an open panel discussion where the NDC Sydney speakers talk about various software related subjects.

In this session Scott Allen takes questions from Adam Stephensen and the audience.

Ask Me Anything! with Scott Wlaschin and Mathias Brandewinder by Adam Stephensen

Ask Me Anything! is an open panel discussion where the NDC Sydney speakers talk about various software related subjects.

In this session Scott Wlaschin and Mathias Brandewinder takes questions from Adam Stephensen and the audience.

Angular War Stories - Versions 2, 4 & 5 what do you need to know.

At SSW, we love Angular.
We have been building web applications for enterprises and large government projects since Angular 2 was in early beta.
Performance, Mobile friendly, Flexible. Sweet! Happy Users, Happy Developers, Happy Business. Awesome! …. but there are so many options, and so many unanswered questions.

This session will de-mystify the latest versions of Angular (including versions 2, 4 & 5) and highlight the lessons we wish we hadn’t had to learn the hard way as well was teach you how to stay up to date with a fast moving, modern framework. We will teach you what you need to know but aren’t going to find out until you are too far into your project to turn around. You will learn the pitfalls to avoid when building Angular in production.

Come and see why we are loving Angular for everything from startups to large enterprise applications.

Techniques and practices for testing Angular

Writing frontend tests has always been hard, let us show you how to make testing easier in your Angular applications.

From unit testing components and services to end-to-end testing your entire application, we will give you tips and techniques for testing in the latest versions of Angular.

NDC Oslo 2019

June 2019 Oslo, Norway

NDC Porto 2019

February 2019 Porto, Portugal

Global AI Bootcamp - Brisbane

December 2018 Brisbane, Australia

NDC Sydney 2018

September 2018 Sydney, Australia

NDC Sydney 2017

August 2017

Adam Stephensen

Building awesome teams. Delivering cloud solutions. Growing technical communities. Azure Technical Specialist @ Microsoft.

Brisbane, Australia