Large-Scale Machine Learning In Spark

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Live Webinar August 29th, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: O’Reilly

If you’re a data scientist or engineer who needs to perform large-scale machine learning in Spark, you may face these challenges:

  • Tuning Hyperparameters
  • Efficient Parallelization
  • Dealing with large regression models

TalkingData, China’s largest independent Big Data platform, has developed an open-source solution to these challenges — Fregata.

Join Andreas Pfadler, machine learning engineer at TalkingData, for this webcast as he walks through key challenges/solutions to large-scale machine learning and use cases for machine learning at TalkingData.

Andreas will introduce Fregata, a light-weight, large-scale machine learning library on Spark, which aims to tackle large-scale logistic regression and softmax regression problems involving hundreds of millions of training data records.

In this webcast, participants will:

  • Get an overview of common challenges in large-scale machine learning
  • Learn practical methods to address these challenges
  • Get introduced to Fregata, Fregata, a light-weight, large-scale machine learning library developed at Talking Data

Presenter: Andreas Pfadler, (LinkedIn profile) Machine Learning Engineer, TalkingData  holds a PhD in mathematics and previously worked as a consultant in the financial industry. Andreas is passionate about math, machine learning, software architecture, and cooking. He currently lives in Beijing.

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Large-Scale Machine Learning In Spark

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Online Webinar – Recorded July 6th, 2017
Activity Type:  Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider: Gartner Webinars

CIOs shifting to digital software delivery often perpetuate “bossy,” top-down project and performance management techniques that are unsuited to the fluid, fast-moving digital world. Instead, they should foster a “servant leadership” approach to improving lean, self-organizing and diverse teams.

Discussion Topics:

  • Why you should shift the focus of your organization’s delivery model
  • How to flatten the management hierarchy
  • How to reform performance management processes to emphasize team accountability and skills diversity

Presenters:

Bill Swanton, (LinkedIn profile) Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst

Matthew Hotle (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst

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Change 5 Leadership Practices For Effective Digital Software Delivery

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The Secrets Of Prioritizing IT Demand

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Online Webinar – Recorded December 1st, 2016
Activity Type:  Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider: Gartner Webinars

For most organizations, IT demand comes from many distributed sources and can be counted on to outstrip supply.

Textbook best practices crumble in the face of multiple competing and ever-changing priorities.

A few simple mindset adjustments, a bit of political savvy and practical frameworks for demand intake will enable you to realistically manage demand and extract value.

Discussion Topics:

  • What an efficient IT demand intake process looks like
  • How organizations can prioritize demand in complex organizations
  • Who is involved in the prioritization and governance process for IT demand

Join Audrey L.Apfel, (LinkedIn profile) Gartner Managing VP and learn the secret to prioritizing your “IT Demand”.

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The Secrets Of Prioritizing IT Demand

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Online Webinar – Recorded May 24th, 2017
Activity Type:  Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider: Gartner Webinars

As we have often heard, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

In this session Peter Firstbrook (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner Research VP examines major hacking incidents, including the hack of the Democratic National Committee, to look for lessons learned, to predict future attack trends and to outline defensive strategies to address these trends.

Discussion Topics:

  • The cause and consequence of several pivotal hacking incidents
  • What attack tradecraft and techniques will trickle down to the consumer attack community
  • What you can do to prevent incidents from causing major disruptions in your organization

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Lessons Learned From The Hack Of The DNC & Other Incidents

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The Art Of The 1-Page Strategy

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Online Webinar – Recorded March 16th, 2017
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media  1 PDU – Free
Provider: Gartner Webinars

Strategic planning is at the heart of any enterprise, and alignment with the corporate strategic plan is often a key concern of CIOs.

There is a science to developing an IT strategy, and there is an art.

This session explores the art of strategic planning, helping attendees articulate IT’s contribution to business success.

Discussion Topics:

  • The components of an IT strategy when using “science” to develop it
  • Techniques for developing an ‘artful’ one-page strategy
  • How to effectively use the one-page strategy

Join  Heather Colella, (LinkedIn profile) Gartner Research VP and learn to build your 1-Page Strategy.

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The Art Of The 1-Page Strategy

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Backup: Fix It Or Ditch It?

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Online Webinar – Recorded May 10th, 2017
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider: Gartner Webinars

Backup and recovery is a very old, but often expensive and problematic, process for organizations.

Dave looks at current trends in backup, alternatives that are available, and their maturity and applicability, as well as best practices to remediating current backup challenges.

Discussion Topics:

  • The current state of the backup/recovery market
  • Whether you should fix or ditch your backup approach
  • Best practices for better backup

Join Dave Russell (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst, in this informative and useful webinar!

For another great Webinar with Dave Russell (Recorded)
Check out our article:
Building Better Backup  1 Strategic PDU!

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Backup: Fix It Or Ditch It?

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