Speaker

Matthew Renze

Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence

Developing Your AI Strategy

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. AI is beginning to transform all aspects of business as it is revolutionizing industries all across the globe. However, most IT professionals, executives, and have not yet developed a strategy to begin leveraging AI within their organizations.

In this session, you will learn how to develop an AI strategy for your organization. You’ll learn about the key aspects of an AI strategy including people, data, tools, processes, and culture. In addition, you’ll learn how to begin transforming your organization into a data-driven AI-first enterprise.

The future belongs to those who invest in AI today – don’t get left behind!

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

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?

The idea behind this discussion panel is to get all of the AI/ML experts in one room and ask them everything we want to know about how AI will impact us, our careers, and our world. As an AI expert myself, I will line up the panelists and host the discussion panel.

If this talk is selected, then once the speakers are announced, I will reach out to the various AI/ML experts speaking at the conference and invite them to participate in this discussion panel.

I will host the panel and ask a pre-determined set of questions and take additional questions from the audience. However, if someone else would prefer to host, I'd be happy to join as a panelist instead and leave the hosting to someone else.

I've done similar discussion panels like this both as a host and as a participant. So I'm well versed in both the questions to ask and appropriate answers to these types of questions.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

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.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

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.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

Hello AI World! - Why Developers Should Care About AI

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere! AI is beginning to transform our products, our companies, and our world. However, most software developers have not yet learned how to add these new AI tools to their products and services.

In this session, you'll learn about all of the modern data-driven AI tools available to software developers. We'll survey a wide variety of state-of-the-art 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 wide 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.

Expect to see a series of quick demos of how to use these modern AI tools from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. They are surprisingly easy to use now. If you can call a REST API, you now have access to a world full of new AI superpowers for your software.

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!

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

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!

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

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 fame, fortune, and love 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.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

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 their dream career filled with fame, fortune, and love. 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.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops 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 president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/

Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States