State of AI - Houston (free event)

Generating Real Business Value with AI

Laurabeth BarkerMarkus EggerMike YeagerPhilipp BauerTim LockeYair Griver

Join the transformative “State of AI” in-person training event in Houston, hosted by the CODE Group, tailored for leaders keen to drive real business value using AI. Dive into a packed one-day agenda starting with a keynote from Markus Egger on seamless AI integration for enhancing productivity. Discover common AI pitfalls with Tim Locke and learn successful application strategies from Mike Yeager. Engage in a lively speaker panel discussing real-world AI strategies and insights hosted by Laurabeth Barker. The event rounds out with Philipp Bauer's session on advanced AI techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to turn AI from a buzzword into an essential business tool. Join us to unlock actionable insights and strategies for leveraging AI effectively.

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June 25th at CODE Magazine's
State of AI - Houston!

Why Attend?

Connect with top experts and explore how to harness AI for tangible business benefits. Gain strategic insights and practical tools to turn AI into an essential business asset. Engage with other executives, decision-makers, and developers in sessions tailored to elevate your business operations and technological integration.

Refreshments and Lunch included for attendees.

Onsite Space is limited!

200 attendees and by invitation only.

This exclusive event is your opportunity to advance your business with AI.

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Session Agenda:

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
9:00AM
to
9:30AM
Sign-in and Welcome
9:30AM
to
10:15AM
State of AI Keynote - Harnessing AI Beyond the Hype for Tangible Business Outcomes
Markus Egger
10:15AM
to
10:30AM
Morning Refreshments
10:30AM
to
11:15AM
How to Fail at AI - Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Tim Locke
11:15AM
to
12:00PM
How to Succeed in AI - AI and Copilot Business Value in the Real World
Mike Yeager
12:00PM
to
1:30PM
Lunch/Networking
1:30PM
to
2:30PM
AI Panel Discussion
Laurabeth BarkerMarkus EggerMike YeagerPhilipp BauerTim LockeYair Griver
2:30PM
to
3:00PM
Refreshment break
3:00PM
to
4:00PM
Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning: Beyond Text and Image Generation
Philipp Bauer
4:00PM
to
5:00PM
Technical Q & A
Markus EggerMike YeagerPhilipp BauerTim Locke
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Main Stage
9:00AM to 9:30AM
Sign-in and Welcome
9:30AM to 10:15AM
State of AI Keynote - Harnessing AI Beyond the Hype for Tangible Business Outcomes
Markus Egger
10:15AM to 10:30AM
Morning Refreshments
10:30AM to 11:15AM
How to Fail at AI - Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Tim Locke
11:15AM to 12:00PM
How to Succeed in AI - AI and Copilot Business Value in the Real World
Mike Yeager
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Lunch/Networking
1:30PM to 2:30PM
AI Panel Discussion
Laurabeth BarkerMarkus EggerMike YeagerPhilipp BauerTim LockeYair Griver
2:30PM to 3:00PM
Refreshment break
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning: Beyond Text and Image Generation
Philipp Bauer
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Technical Q & A
Markus EggerMike YeagerPhilipp BauerTim Locke

Session Detail:

State of AI Keynote - Harnessing AI Beyond the Hype for Tangible Business Outcomes

Markus Egger

As we transition from the exploratory phase of artificial intelligence into an era marked by tangible, measurable business impact, it is crucial for leaders at all levels—executive, strategic, and technical—to understand how AI is shaping industries. In this keynote, Markus Egger, an experienced technologist, business strategist, Microsoft Regional Director, and Founder of the CODE Group, will guide you through the practical integration of AI within diverse applications, from traditional desktop environments to modern web-based platforms, and beyond.

How to Fail at AI - Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Tim Locke

Join Tim Locke, Director of Business Development and Data Architect at CODE GROUP for a compelling 45-minute session designed for senior leaders an developers alike. Discover the top reasons AI projects fail—from unclear objectives and poor data quality to inadequate stakeholder engagement and scalability issues. With real-world examples and actionable strategies, Tim will guide you through avoiding these common pitfalls, helping you steer your AI initiatives toward success.

How to Succeed in AI - AI and Copilot Business Value in the Real World

Mike Yeager

Nobody wants to miss out on the AI bandwagon, but effective leaders must ensure that AI projects are impactful and provide a good value for the time and money invested. AI has the potential to make truly meaningful improvements in most businesses, but only if projects are well directed and monitored. In this session, Mike Yeager, CEO of CODE Consulting and experienced AI implementer, is going to share strategies for focusing on AI initiatives that will succeed, pay off with business value, and align with your strategic initiatives.

AI Panel Discussion

Laurabeth BarkerMarkus EggerMike YeagerPhilipp BauerTim LockeYair Griver

As the initial fascination with AI transitions into a demand for genuine, sustainable business value, this panel discussion promises a deep dive into the practical aspects of implementing AI in the enterprise environment. Guided by Laurabeth Baker, a panel of seasoned experts from the CODE Group—including its founder Markus Egger and leading executives—will explore the nuances of integrating AI into business systems to drive real-world outcomes.

This interactive session will address the critical questions surrounding AI deployment: How can we build systems that deliver not just technological advancements but true business value? What are the proven strategies, and what pitfalls should companies avoid? Panelists will share insights from their extensive experience in developing and managing AI solutions across various domains, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what works, what doesn’t, and how to pivot away from the AI hype towards creating impactful, efficient AI-driven applications.

Participants are encouraged to engage with the panel, pose questions, and discuss scenarios ahead of time, ensuring a rich, participant-focused dialogue. Join us to gain actionable insights and strategies from top AI leaders that you can immediately apply to your enterprise AI initiatives.

Unlocking the Power of Machine Learning: Beyond Text and Image Generation

Philipp Bauer

Join Philipp Bauer Senior Software Engineer at CODE Consulting as he shares his expertise on harnessing machine learning models to drive innovation in your applications. With the rapid advancements in AI tools, it's become increasingly clear that these technologies offer immense value and utility for businesses.

Tailored for developers at the mid-to-senior level, this is a session to shed light on the practical applications of machine learning beyond LLMs. We will take a look under the hood of popular models, explore what models are available to help solve your next challenge and finally, we'll delve into how open-source models can serve as a springboard for customization to your unique use case and how they can be trained using your own dataset.

Venue Information

Microsoft Technology Center
ION District
4201 Main Street
Houston, TX

Ion District

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