Matthew Renze

Information & Communications Technology

Data Science Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Matthew Renze is a data science consultant, author, and public speaker.

Over the past two decades, he has taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals how to build intelligent software systems. He’s delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). His clients include small software start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

He’s a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, and an author for Pluralsight, Udemy, and Skillshare. He is also the President of Serenze Global, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free technology education for under-represented individuals in the IT industry.

His focus includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.

Current sessions

Panel discussion: Our Future with AI

AI is everywhere!

From machine learning, to deep learning, to reinforcement learning, AI is changing the IT industry as it's revolutionizing the world around us. But how do we prepare for the coming wave of AI-enabled automation?

In this discussion panel, we'll talk about Artificial Intelligence and what you should be doing today to prepare for the future of AI.

Topics will include:
- How should we prepare our careers for AI?
- How should we educate ourselves about AI?
- How can we use AI to solve real-world problems?
- How do we use AI responsibly and ethically?
- What will the future of AI look like?

I would be happy to organize and moderate a discussion panel with approximately 3 - 5 of the conference speakers with expertise in AI, ML, and Data Science.

For more information, please see my speaker one-sheet:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaker-one-sheet.pdf

You can find my speaker demo reel here:
https://matthewrenze.com/videos/speaker-demo-reel/

And you can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://matthewrenze.com/previous-events/


The Mindful Developer: The Science of Stress Management

Does your career as a software developer cause you stress? What are you currently doing to manage the negative health effects of this stress?

Software developers are uniquely predisposed to certain stress-related mental-health issues. The key problem is that we evolved to survive in a wilderness context. However, these same survival adaptations are now in direct conflict with our modern high-tech world.

In this session, we'll learn about the science of mindfulness practices. We’ll discuss practices like meditation, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and more. In addition, we will learn how we, as software developers, can use these practices to reduce stress, improve our mental health, and increase our focus.

There will be NO new-age nonsense, mystical mumbo-jumbo, or quantum flapdoodle in this session -- only evidence-based science, in plain English.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at developer conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). I've spoken at Microsoft Ignite, NDC, Devoxx, CodeMash, Techorama, DevSum, KCDC, VS Live, IT/Dev Connections, and more. I'm also the co-organizer of AntarctiConf and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For more info, please see my speaker demo reel:
https://youtu.be/uYS52l4yLro

You can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://www.matthewrenze.com/events/


Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Software

Whether you realize it or not, we are currently entering the era of artificial intelligence. A.I. is radically transforming our economy, our society, and our world. However, most software developers have not yet learned this valuable set of skills.

In this session, you'll learn about modern data-driven AI. You'll learn what it is, why it's important, and how it will impact you, your career, and our future.

You'll also learn about the tools, technology, and trends driving the A.I. revolution -- all in a way that's simple and easy to understand.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at developer conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). I've spoken at Microsoft Ignite, NDC, Devoxx, CodeMash, Techorama, DevSum, KCDC, VS Live, IT/Dev Connections, and more. I'm also the co-organizer of AntarctiConf and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For more info, please see my speaker demo reel:
https://youtu.be/uYS52l4yLro

You can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://www.matthewrenze.com/events/


The AI Developer's Toolkit

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere! AI is beginning to transform our products, our companies, and our world. However, most software developers have not yet added these modern data-driven AI tools to their professional toolkit.

In this session, you’ll learn about all of the tools in the AI developer’s toolkit. We’ll survey a wide variety of tools for performing automated tasks with tables, text, audio, images, video, and more.

You’ll learn how to use machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning to solve a variety of real-world problems. In addition, you’ll learn how to compose these models together to build modular AI applications and cyber-physical systems.

If you’re looking for a quick survey of everything that you can currently do with state-of-the-art AI, without getting into all of the math, code, or vendor specifics, then this session is right for you!

For more information, please see my speaker one-sheet:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaker-one-sheet.pdf

You can find my speaker demo reel here:
https://matthewrenze.com/videos/speaker-demo-reel/

And you can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://matthewrenze.com/previous-events/


Preparing Your Career for AI

Whether you realize it or not, we are currently entering the era of artificial intelligence. AI technologies are radically transforming our lives, our work, and our world. However, most of us have not yet learned how to leverage the power of this new technology.

In this session, you’ll learn the five things you should be doing right now to prepare for the coming wave of AI-enabled automation:

1. Educate yourself about AI
2. Update your career for AI
3. Invest in an AI-first economy
4. Use AI ethically and responsibly
5. Adapt or become obsolete

The future belongs to those who are willing to invest in AI now. Don’t get left behind!

For more information, please see my speaker one-sheet:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaker-one-sheet.pdf

You can find my speaker demo reel here:
https://matthewrenze.com/videos/speaker-demo-reel/

And you can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://matthewrenze.com/previous-events/


So You Want to Be A Rockstar?

No matter what career path you choose, your success is going to come down to a lot of hard work, a bit of luck, and a series of good life choices. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to make better decisions to ensure your long-term career success.

We’ll do this by playing “The Game of Life” as an interactive social game, using a virtual avatar. Our goal will be to help our avatar achieve their “American Dream” by becoming a professional rock musician. As a group, we’ll choose actions that will send our avatar down various possible life paths that will either lead to career success or epic failure — just like The Sims or a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

Through this fun and interactive experience, you will learn a series of key lessons that will increase your likelihood of success in the real “game of life”. Lessons that I had to learn “the hard way” over 25+ years of trial and error on my journey to career success — while attempting to become a professional rock musician.

For more information, please see my speaker one-sheet:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaker-one-sheet.pdf

You can find my speaker demo reel here:
https://matthewrenze.com/videos/speaker-demo-reel/

And you can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://matthewrenze.com/previous-events/


So You Want to Be a Rockstar in Tech?

No matter what career path you choose in tech, your success is going to come down to a lot of hard work, a bit of luck, and a series of good life choices. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to make better decisions to ensure your long-term career success in IT.

We’ll do this by playing “The Game of Life” as an interactive social game, using a virtual avatar. Our goal will be to help our avatar achieve "The American Dream”. As a group, we’ll choose actions that will send our avatar down various possible life paths that will either lead to career success or epic failure — just like The Sims or a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

Through this fun and interactive experience, you will learn a series of key lessons that will increase your likelihood of success in the real “game of life”. Lessons that I had to learn “the hard way” over 25+ years of trial and error on my journey to a successful career in tech — while attempting to become a professional rock musician.

For more information, please see my speaker one-sheet:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaker-one-sheet.pdf

You can find my speaker demo reel here:
https://matthewrenze.com/videos/speaker-demo-reel/

And you can find my full public-speaking history here:
https://matthewrenze.com/previous-events/