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Ron Dagdag

Ron Dagdag

R&D Manager at 7-Eleven and Microsoft AI MVP

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Ron Dagdag is a seasoned software engineering leader with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He currently manages team of R&D engineers at 7-Eleven, where he help redefine the next level of convenience through innovative solutions using IoT, Mixed Reality, and AI.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Ron is an active member of the tech community, known for his contributions as a Microsoft MVP in AI, Mixed Reality, and IoT. He is recognized as an international speaker, sharing his knowledge and insights on the latest advancements in technology at conferences and virtual/local meetups. Ron is a maker and tinkerer, with a passion for Augmented Intelligence. @rondagdag

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Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • internet of things
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Platform as a Service
  • Software Development
  • Intelligent Edge
  • Azure
  • .net
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Mixed Reality
  • Iot Edge
  • Microsoft (Azure) IoT
  • Microsoft (Azure) Mixed Reallity
  • Microsoft (Azure) AI + Machine Learning
  • Edge Computing
  • Serverless
  • Metaverse
  • Data Science & AI
  • Azure Data & AI
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft
  • Machine Leaning
  • IoT
  • SQL
  • Computer Vision

Leverage Power of Machine Learning with ONNX

Have you ever wanted to make your apps “smarter”? This session will cover what every ML/AI developer should know about Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) . Why it’s important and how it can reduce friction in incorporating machine learning models to your apps. We will show how to train models using the framework of your choice, save or convert models into ONNX, and deploy to cloud and edge using a high-performance runtime.

Developing Spidey Senses : Anomaly Detection for javascript apps

Anomaly detection is the process of identifying unexpected items or events in data sets. It’s about detecting the deviation from expected pattern of a dataset. It’s like having “spidey senses” for your apps that can detect when there’s danger or something is not right. Attend this session and learn about using anomaly detection in javascript and Cognitive Services API, become a superhero and save the day.

Making neural networks portable with ONNX

The world of machine learning frameworks is complex. What if we can use the lightest framework for inferencing on edge devices? That’s the idea behind ONNX format. Attend this session and find out how to train models using the framework of your choice, save or convert models into ONNX, and deploy to cloud and edge using a high-performance runtime in python, C# or javascript.

Mixed Reality for web developers

Mixed Reality features are available on the web through the use of WebXR. Experience virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content in a compatible browser like Chrome, Edge in Hololens, and Meta Quest browser. Attend this session and leverage the power of JavaScript and web skills to create more engaging Mixed Reality experiences. We will look at popular open-source AR/VR JavaScript libraries available to get started.

Developing Spidey Sense : Anomaly Detection for apps

Anomaly detection is the process of identifying unexpected items or events in data sets. It’s about detecting the deviation from expected pattern of a dataset. It’s like having “spidey senses” for your apps that can detect when there’s danger or something is not right. Attend this session and learn about using anomaly detection in ML.NET, Azure Stream Analytics and Cognitive Services API; become a superhero and save the day.

Managing IoT Devices in Azure; the simpler way

Collecting telemetry data from devices is a common requirement today for any IoT solution. In this session, we will learn about Azure IoT Central and how it reduces the burden and cost of developing, managing, and maintaining IoT applications. Journey with me as we will walk through different features of IoT Central: connect devices, monitor, configure rules, and integrate with other services. Learn how to customize IoT central to fit the needs.

The Prompt Engineer and the AI Agents in Javascript

Prompts in a language model are like magic spells. You tell the model what you want to talk about or ask, and it generates a magical response based on the input. AI agents are like the wizard who consults their spell book to cast a series of spells. AI Agents use Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) as a reasoning engine to determine which actions to take and in which order. Attend this session to learn how to craft AI Agents in JavaScript using OpenAI and LangChain and other prompt engineering techniques. Alohomora!

Crafting an AI Mixologist Using Semantic Kernel

Prompts play a crucial role in communicating and directing the behavior of Large Language Models (LLMs) AI. They are queries to elicit specific responses from a model. Semantic Kernel is like a mixologist who looks at available ingredients and crafts new cocktail recipes. Semantic Kernel looks at different plugins, AI Prompts, and memory stores to create an execution plan.

Attend this presentation to learn how Semantic Kernel can be used to build a copilot that’s creative enough to suggest new cocktails. We will craft a copilot that understands the ingredients but not the headache, Cheers!

You will learn:

When to use Semantic Kernel?
How to customize your own AI copilot
The Do's and Don'ts in building a copilot

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Ron Dagdag

R&D Manager at 7-Eleven and Microsoft AI MVP

Fort Worth, Texas, United States