Join us at the Opentech AI Summit – led by Romeo Kienzler – in Zurich

Zurich – This photo is from the Wikimedia Commons
Please join us in Zurich on Monday May 28 at IBM Office Zurich (Vulkanstrasse 106 CH – 8048 Zürich ) for a day on artificial intelligence. Working with Romeo Kienzler and Susan Malaika, we will share information about open source, AI applications, architecture, and tech. Other topics include AI trends, AI frameworks like TensorFlow, chatbots, AI in the context of healthcare and in financial industries. The event will be of interest to a variety of participants such as developers (particularly the workshops), and for those defining the strategy for AI in their companies. Students, faculty and startups who participate, will be able to connect with companies, and showcase their work, e.g., through lightning talks.

Please use #opentechai when tweeting
Livestream will occur through the day (with the exception of the panel) – IMPORTANT!!! => On May 28 during the hours of the events in Zurich: If you see a recording instead of a live-stream just re-open a bit later – refreshing the youtube page doesn’t work!


Morning Tutorials

Afternoon Keynotes and Talks

Evening Meetup:

Here is a detailed agenda where you will also find many links to presentations delivered: and you can register to join us here

Outline of the Day

The following is an outline of the day, starting with tutorials, then main tent sessions including a significant number of lightning talks, and plenty of time for networking. And finally in the evening: a tech meetup. There will be plenty of time for networking through the day.

Outline of May 28 at Vulkanstrasse 106 CH – 8048 Zürich

Morning Tutorials

Please use this URL to get a cloud account for these great tutorials:

  • (1) Node-Red & Watson APIs 101 (Hands on Workshop)
  • (2) Build a product recommendation engine and revenue dashboard with PixieDust
  • (3) Visual Recognition on the edge with iOS Core ML

There are two more great tutorials:

Crash course AI & Deep Learning with Keras & TensorFlow
OpenPower and AI
– OpenPOWER ADG & IBM Distributed Deep Learning Architecture
– NVLINK and case studies
– PowerAI Large Model Support & DDL (Distributed Deep Learning)

Outline of the Morning Tutorials running in Parallel between 9am and noon

Early Afternoon Talks

Early Afternoon Talks in the Auditorium

Lightning Talks

Mid-Afternoon Lightning Talks in the Auditorium

Afternoon Panel

We had one addition to the panel on the fly : René Pfitzner from . You can see the updated slides that were used during the panel. We did not livestream the panel to allow the panelists and the audience to speak more freely.

Late Afternoon Panel in the Auditorium

Evening Tech Meetup

Evening Tech Meetup in the Auditorium


You can register here for the .

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We are unlikely to have posters this time

Posters, where you print some materials about your work and stick them on a board, are a great way to network, discuss, and share your activities with people who have similar interests. Please contact me by May 23, putting Zurich poster in the subject line, if you would like to showcase your AI work in a poster on May 28 sometime between noon-21:00 during the breaks. These are the details you should send about your poster:
• Your name and the names & email address any other poster authors
• Poster title
• Poster abstract
• Any relevant references
Poster Boards – Dimensions A3 ( 297 x 420 millimeters, or equivalent to 11.69 x 16.54 inches )

PosterBoards outside the Auditorium


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