Henk Boelman

Information & Communications Technology

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

Henk Boelman

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft

Henk is a Cloud Advocate specializing in Artificial intelligence and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of the regional cloud advocate team in the Netherlands. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft AI MVP and worked as a software developer and architect building lots of AI powered platforms on Azure.

He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure and Artificial Intelligence by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and international conferences.

Henk Boelman

Current sessions

Building accessible experiences with AI

AI can be a game changer for people with disabilities. Already we’re witnessing this as people with disabilities expand their use of computers to hear, see and reason with impressive accuracy.
At Microsoft we’ve been putting to work stronger solutions such as real-time speech-to-text transcription, visual recognition services and predictive text functionality. AI advances like these offer enormous potential by enabling people with vision, hearing, cognitive, learning, mobility disabilities and mental health conditions do more in three specific scenarios: employment, modern life and human connection.

In this session we dive into the tools and services that are available for you to create solutions that are more accessible and inclusive.

The session will be packed with demos, use cases and lot's of tips and tricks.

Join this session and learn how you can help building the future of disability inclusion and accessibility.


From data to AI on the edge

The cloud is for many scenarios the way to process data and apply business logic. But processing data in the cloud is not always the way to go, because of connectivity, legal issues or because you need to respond in near-real time.

In this session we dive into how Azure Machine learning and Azure IoT Edge can help in this scenario.

Using Azure Machine Learning service, a cloud service to track as you build, train, deploy, and manage models, we train a custom model.

When the model is ready we use Azure IoT Edge to deploy the model to an Edge device and find out how it can operate by itself.

At the end of the session you have learned how to train a model using Azure Machine Learning and use IoT Edge to deploy this model to an IoT Edge device.


The age of applied AI

After a tremendous age of innovation and research in the AI field, we are moving towards the age of appliance. But how and where do you get started as a developer and how do you apply machine learning ethically and use it for good.

In this talk we dive into the current state of everyday AI, debate the challenges that come with responsible AI and you will get some tips and tricks how you can advantage of AI as a developer.


DevOps and Machine Learning

With machine learning becoming more and more an engineering problem the need to track, work together and easily deploy ML experiments with integrated CI/CD tooling is becoming more relevant than ever.

In this session we take a deep-dive into the DevOps process that comes with Azure Machine Learning service, a cloud service that you can use to track as you build, train, deploy and manage models. We zoom into how the data science process can be made traceable and deploy the model with Azure DevOps to a Kubernetes cluster.

At the end of this session you have a good grasp of the technological building blocks of Azure machine learning services and can bring a machine learning project safely into production.


A.I. on the Microsoft Stack

The need to jump on the AI track is more relevant than ever. With the commodity of hardware and the computing power of the Azure Cloud, Artificial Intelligence is at our fingertips and waiting to be implemented in new innovative solutions.

In this session we do a deep dive into the A.I. stack that Microsoft has to offer. We start with pre-trained Cognitive services like Computer Vision, Anomaly Detection and Speaker recognition. And move on to the more advanced tooling like Machine Learning Studio and Azure Machine Learning Services.

At the end of this session you have a good grasp of the technological building blocks that make AI happen. Just waiting to be used in your own projects afterwards.

The AI revolution is coming and you can be part of it!


Getting started with Azure Machine Learning services

With machine learning becoming more and more an engineering problem the need to track, work together and easily deploy ML experiments with integrated CI/CD tooling is becoming more relevant then ever.

In this session we take a deep-dive into Azure Machine Learning service, a cloud service that you can use to track as you build, train, deploy, and manage models. We zoom into the building blocks provided and show, through some demos, how to use them.

At the end of this session you have a good grasp of the technological building blocks of Azure machine learning services. Just waiting to be used in your own projects afterwards.


Build and deploy PyTorch models with Azure Machine Learning

With machine learning becoming more and more an engineering problem the need to track, work together and easily deploy ML experiments with integrated CI/CD tooling is becoming more relevant then ever.

In this session we take a deep-dive into Azure Machine Learning, a cloud service that you can use to track as you build, train, deploy, and manage models. We use the Azure Machine Learning Python SDK to manage the complete life cycle of a PyTorch model, from managing the data, to train the model and finally run it into a production Kubernetes cluster.

At the end of this session you have a good grasp of the technological building blocks of Azure machine learning services and train a PyTorch model on scale.


Past and future events

Tech A11y Summit

14 Dec 2021

Build Stuff 2021 Lithuania

16 Nov - 20 Nov 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania

Live! 360 Orlando 2021

15 Nov - 19 Nov 2021
Orlando, Florida, United States

Azure Community Conference 2021

28 Oct - 30 Oct 2021

dataMinds Connect 2021

10 Oct - 11 Oct 2021
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

AI & ML Conference 2021

29 Sep 2021

Azure Summit

13 Sep - 23 Sep 2021

Code PaLOUsa 2021

18 Aug - 20 Aug 2021

Umbraco Codegarden 2021

8 Jun - 10 Jun 2021

Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon 2021

13 May - 14 May 2021

Global Azure 2021

14 Apr - 16 Apr 2021

Future Tech 2021

23 Mar - 24 Mar 2021

Azure Lowlands

28 Jan 2021

NDC London 2021

25 Jan - 29 Jan 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

DevDay 2020

16 Nov 2020
Louvain-la-Neuve, Wallonia, Belgium

Build Stuff 2020 Lithuania

10 Nov - 14 Nov 2020

dataMinds Connect 2020 (Virtual Edition)

12 Oct 2020
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

NDC Sydney 2020

11 Oct - 15 Oct 2020
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Code PaLOUsa 2020

19 Aug - 21 Aug 2020
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Azure Virtual Conference

7 Aug 2020

Call for Speakers - Global AI Fest: Virtual Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Conference

31 Jul 2020
Reston, Virginia, United States

Global AI On Tour - 2020 @Pune

19 Jun 2020

EXPERTS LIVE NETHERLANDS 2020

15 Jun 2020
's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

Azure Day Rome 2020

11 Jun 2020

NDC Oslo 2020

7 Jun - 11 Jun 2020
Oslo, Norway

Global Azure Virtual

22 Apr - 24 Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States

NDC Porto 2020

20 Apr - 23 Apr 2020
Porto, Portugal

Azure Lowlands

23 Jan 2020
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

Global AI Bootcamp - Netherlands

13 Dec 2019
Utrecht, Netherlands

Live! 360 Orlando 2019

17 Nov - 22 Nov 2019
Orlando, Florida, United States

Microsoft TechDays 2019

21 Oct - 23 Oct 2019
Kista, Stockholm, Sweden

NDC Sydney 2019

13 Oct - 17 Oct 2019
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

dataMinds Connect 2019

6 Oct - 7 Oct 2019
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

Global AI Night - September 2019

4 Sep 2019
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

KCDC 2019

17 Jul - 19 Jul 2019
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2019

28 Jun 2019
Vianen, Utrecht, Netherlands

EXPERTS LIVE NETHERLANDS 2019

5 Jun 2019

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2019

7 Apr - 9 Apr 2019
Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Microsoft Techdays 2019

27 Feb - 28 Feb 2019
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

CodeMash 2019

7 Jan - 11 Jan 2019
Sandusky, Ohio, United States

Global AI Bootcamp Netherlands

14 Dec 2018
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Experts Live Europe 2018

23 Oct - 25 Oct 2018
Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

KCDC 2018

11 Jul - 13 Jul 2018

Experts Live Nederland 2018

Unleash some AI into the wild...
19 Jun 2018
Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands

NDC Oslo 2018

12 Jun - 14 Jun 2018

IT.A.K.E. Unconference 2018

Unleash some AI into the wild...
7 Jun - 8 Jun 2018
Bucharest, Bucureşti, Romania

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2018

28 May - 29 May 2018
Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Codegarden 2018

Infuse some AI into Umbraco
23 May - 25 May 2018
Odense, South Denmark, Denmark

Umbraco Festival Germany

Infuse some AI into Umbraco
27 Apr 2018
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

DevNetNoord

Unleash some AI into the wild...
22 Mar 2018
Groningen, Netherlands

Orlando codecamp

Unleash some AI into the wild...
17 Mar 2018
Orlando, Florida, United States

MixUG

Beyond the usual suspects, emerging Cognitive Services
24 Jan 2018
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Umbracofestival UK

Infuse some Custom vision into Umbraco
2 Nov 2017
London, England, United Kingdom

NDC Lightning 2017

25 Oct 2017

DUUGFest 2017

Infuse some AI - Making Umbraco smarter
6 Oct 2017
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

DevCamp Noord

Infuse some AI - Making apps a bit smarter
20 Sep 2017
Groningen, Netherlands

SDN

Infuse some AI - Making apps a bit smarter
23 Jun 2017
Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands

Umbraco Usergroup

Infuse some AI - Making Umbraco smarter
14 Jun 2017
Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands

Code & Comedy

Give Your Apps a Human Side
8 Feb 2017
Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands