Most Active Speaker

Henk Boelman

Henk Boelman

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft

Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Netherlands

Henk is a Cloud Advocate specializing in Artificial intelligence and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of the AI cloud advocate team and based 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.


  • Most Active Speaker 2022

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Making sense of unstructured data with AI

Do you have a lot of data in unreadable formats such as PDFs, images and audio files and want the ability to extract this rich information, analyze it and act on it?

In this session, you'll learn how to combine a set of Cognitive Services like Azure Cognitive Search to make sense of this data in a short amount of time. We'll discuss AI concepts, like the ingest-enrich-explore pattern, skillsets, leveraging cognitive services, knowledge bases and connecting all these elements together to build an intelligent search experience into an applications.

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!

Containers, Machine Learning, Security and GitHub Actions

Join Sjoukje and Henk in this session to find out how you can create a Machine Learning pipeline that can train a PyTorch model using GitHub actions and learn how you can deploy and secure the container holding the model in production.

There will be a lot of live coding demo's!

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.

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.

Experts Live Europe 2023 Upcoming

September 2023 Prague, Czechia

SQLDay 2023 Upcoming

May 2023 Wrocław, Poland

.NET Conf 2022

November 2022

DF22 - The Dutch Umbraco Conference

October 2022 Utrecht, Netherlands

Experts Live Netherlands 2022

September 2022 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

KCDC 2022

August 2022 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Future Tech 2022

June 2022 Utrecht, Netherlands

WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2022

June 2022 Berlin, Germany

Umbraco Codegarden 2022

June 2022 Odense, Denmark

Scottish Summit 2022

June 2022 Glasgow, United Kingdom

DevSum 2022

May 2022 Stockholm, Sweden

NDC London 2022

May 2022 London, United Kingdom

NDC Porto 2022

April 2022 Porto, Portugal

Tech A11y Summit

December 2021

DDD 2021

November 2021 Reading, United Kingdom

Umbraco Together

November 2021 London, United Kingdom

Comunidad AI Live 2021

November 2021

Build Stuff 2021 Lithuania

November 2021 Vilnius, Lithuania

Live! 360 Orlando 2021

November 2021 Orlando, Florida, United States

dataMinds Connect 2021

October 2021 Mechelen, Belgium

AI & ML Conference 2021

September 2021

Azure Summit

September 2021

Code PaLOUsa 2021

August 2021

Global Azure 2021

April 2021

Future Tech 2021

March 2021

Azure Lowlands

January 2021

NDC London 2021

January 2021 London, United Kingdom

DevDay 2020

November 2020 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

dataMinds Connect 2020 (Virtual Edition)

October 2020 Mechelen, Belgium

NDC Sydney 2020

October 2020 Sydney, Australia

Code PaLOUsa 2020

August 2020 Louisville, Kentucky, United States


June 2020 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

NDC Oslo 2020

June 2020 Oslo, Norway

Global Azure Virtual

April 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States

NDC Porto 2020

April 2020 Porto, Portugal

Azure Lowlands

January 2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Global AI Bootcamp - Netherlands

December 2019 Utrecht, Netherlands

Live! 360 Orlando 2019

November 2019 Orlando, Florida, United States

Microsoft TechDays 2019

October 2019 Kista, Sweden

NDC Sydney 2019

October 2019 Sydney, Australia

dataMinds Connect 2019

October 2019 Mechelen, Belgium

Global AI Night - September 2019

September 2019 Amsterdam, Netherlands

KCDC 2019

July 2019 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

SharePoint Saturday Netherlands 2019

June 2019 Vianen, Netherlands

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2019

April 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark

Microsoft Techdays 2019

February 2019 Helsinki, Finland

CodeMash 2019

January 2019 Sandusky, Ohio, United States

Global AI Bootcamp Netherlands

December 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experts Live Europe 2018

October 2018 Prague, Czechia

KCDC 2018

July 2018

Experts Live Nederland 2018

Unleash some AI into the wild...

June 2018 Ede, Netherlands

NDC Oslo 2018

June 2018

IT.A.K.E. Unconference 2018

Unleash some AI into the wild...

June 2018 Bucharest, Romania

Intelligent Cloud Conference 2018

May 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark

Codegarden 2018

Infuse some AI into Umbraco

May 2018 Odense, Denmark

Umbraco Festival Germany

Infuse some AI into Umbraco

April 2018 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Unleash some AI into the wild...

March 2018 Groningen, Netherlands

Orlando codecamp

Unleash some AI into the wild...

March 2018 Orlando, Florida, United States


Beyond the usual suspects, emerging Cognitive Services

January 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Umbracofestival UK

Infuse some Custom vision into Umbraco

November 2017 London, United Kingdom

NDC Lightning 2017

October 2017

DUUGFest 2017

Infuse some AI - Making Umbraco smarter

October 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands

DevCamp Noord

Infuse some AI - Making apps a bit smarter

September 2017 Groningen, Netherlands


Infuse some AI - Making apps a bit smarter

June 2017 Zeist, Netherlands

Umbraco Usergroup

Infuse some AI - Making Umbraco smarter

June 2017 Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Code & Comedy

Give Your Apps a Human Side

February 2017 Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Henk Boelman

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft

Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Netherlands