The Center for Technology Innovation sponsors a series of day-long workshops on cutting-edge technology issues with nationally-known speakers. Open to the public, the $165 registration fee includes handouts, breaks, lunch, and parking in the UWM Union parking structure. Discounted rate is available for UWM MIS/ITM alumni for $145.

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Lubar Hall, N333

Cognitive Services & Deep Learning

Workshop presenter, Zion Brewer, is a global business strategy leader and technology architect with Microsoft. Zion and Opsgility, a professional skills development firm, deliver instructor-led training, hands-on labs, and hackathons to help universities and individual research teams learn best practices and grow expertise in artificial intelligence and deep learning, cloud computing infrastructure and security, DevOps, and high performance computing on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.


In this interactive and hands-on workshop, we will learn to create intelligent solutions with unstructured text and image data using a combination of pre-built Artificial Intelligence services and customized Deep Learning algorithms.

We will discuss how to design and implement a text analytics pipeline, build a binary classifier using a deep neural network, identify free-text sentiment, automatically generate captions, tags, and additional metadata from images, and deploy other predictive capabilities using Azure Machine Learning, Text Analytics and Vision APIs.

Who should attend:

Aspiring AI Developers, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Software Engineers who want to gain a deeper practical understanding of AI, Deep Learning, and the cloud services available to accelerate scientific discovery in any academic discipline or commercial industry.

The topics you will learn are:

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Neural Networks
  • TensorFlow
  • Text Analytics


Recent workshops have included:

  • Software Architecture Fundamentals
  • Build Once, Run Anywhere – with Docker and Dockerfiles
  • Hands-On Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • Azure IoT Suite
  • Applications on Kubernetes
  • Building Native Mobile Apps with Angular and Typescript
  • Microservices Architecture and Design
  • Building Evolutionary Architectures
  • Test Driven Development in Java using JUnit 5
  • Functional Programming in Swift
  • Angular 2/4 Hands-on Programming Codecamp
  • Six Essential Soft-Skills for the Technology Professional

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The Center also sponsors panel discussions with IT leaders who present their thoughts on topics of interest to the local IT community. Audience participation follows the presentation.

For More Information

Dr. Atish Sinha
Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Professor, Information Technology Management
Lubar Hall N363
(414) 229-3301