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

Power Umbraco with a bit of Azure

With the release of Umbraco 9 a whole new era is born and really gives you the opportunity to run your Umbraco solution in new ways.

In this session we dive into the Azure building block you can use to run Umbraco 9 on Azure. We look at Docker containers, Azure WebApps, networking and scaling, storage and Azure SQL. Finally we dive in how you can combine those buildings block to fit your specific.

Be ready for a lot of demos and code!

At the end of the sessions you will have learned how to run your Umbraco 9 solution on Azure


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

NDC London 2022

9 May 2022 - 11 May 2022
London, England, United Kingdom

NDC Porto 2022

25 Apr 2022 - 29 Apr 2022
Porto, Portugal

Scottish Summit 2022

25 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tech A11y Summit

15 Dec 2021

Azure Developer Community Day 2021 (hybrid Edition)

7 Dec 2021
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

MCT West Africa Cloud Bootcamp 2021

26 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

DDD 2021

27 Nov 2021
Reading, England, United Kingdom

Umbraco Together

26 Nov 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

Comunidad AI Live 2021

25 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021

Build Stuff 2021 Lithuania

17 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania

Azure Community Conference 2021

29 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

dataMinds Connect 2021

11 Oct 2021 - 12 Oct 2021
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

AI & ML Conference 2021

30 Sep 2021

Azure Summit

13 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021

Code PaLOUsa 2021

18 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021

Umbraco Codegarden 2021

9 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021

Cloud Lunch and Learn Marathon 2021

13 May 2021 - 14 May 2021

Global Azure 2021

15 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021

Future Tech 2021

24 Mar 2021 - 25 Mar 2021

Azure Lowlands

29 Jan 2021

NDC London 2021

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

DevDay 2020

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

Build Stuff 2020 Lithuania

11 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020

NDC Sydney 2020

12 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

dataMinds Connect 2020 (Virtual Edition)

13 Oct 2020
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

Code PaLOUsa 2020

19 Aug 2020 - 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

20 Jun 2020

EXPERTS LIVE NETHERLANDS 2020

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

NDC Oslo 2020

8 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
Oslo, Norway

Azure Day Rome 2020

12 Jun 2020

Global Azure Virtual

23 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States

NDC Porto 2020

21 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
Porto, Portugal

Azure Lowlands

24 Jan 2020
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

Global AI Bootcamp - Netherlands

14 Dec 2019
Utrecht, Netherlands

Live! 360 Orlando 2019

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

Microsoft TechDays 2019

22 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
Kista, Stockholm, Sweden

NDC Sydney 2019

14 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

dataMinds Connect 2019

7 Oct 2019 - 8 Oct 2019
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

Global AI Night - September 2019

5 Sep 2019
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

KCDC 2019

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

SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2019

29 Jun 2019
Vianen, Utrecht, Netherlands

EXPERTS LIVE NETHERLANDS 2019

6 Jun 2019

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2019

8 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Microsoft Techdays 2019

28 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

CodeMash 2019

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

Global AI Bootcamp Netherlands

15 Dec 2018
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Experts Live Europe 2018

24 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

KCDC 2018

11 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

Experts Live Nederland 2018

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

NDC Oslo 2018

13 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018

IT.A.K.E. Unconference 2018

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

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2018

29 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Codegarden 2018

Infuse some AI into Umbraco
23 May 2018 - 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

26 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