Steve Howard

Steve Howard

Microsoft
Greater St. Louis Area
@angryanalytics

Steve Howard is a technical specialist for Microsoft in Data & Analytics, a life long learner, and a certified Cloud and Big Data Architect. He is an advocate for data culture so that every employee on the planet can show up to meetings and bury their coworker's arguments with facts instead of opinions. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked in telecommunications, utilities, eCommerce, and consumer loyalty as a developer and solutions architect.

Steve's Sessions

  • 1 Billion Records IS NOT BIG DATA PEOPLE!

    The modern data landscape requires much more than the traditional data warehouse, but that also doesn't mean that you have to migrate to a full-fledged big data solution. In this session we will go on a journey with 1 billion records and explore the different technologies from on premises to cloud to achieve the modern data warehouse. Demos will include SMP, MPP, big data, data science, data virtualization, in-memory analytics, and visualization. We will get deep in the tech to help you to deliver business value to the stakeholders of your data.

    Speaker: Steve Howard

  • Survival Guide to the Robot Apocalypse - Intro to Deep Learning for Developers

    In our lifetime robots will displace millions of jobs. As a developer, will you be ready with the skills to survive this disruption? Deep learning has already proven effective in computer vision and natural language processing. Neural networks with many layers are used to simulate cognitive thinking. In this session we will approach deep learning & AI from a developers perspective covering the essential survival tips including programming languages, popular toolkits, bots, and available services to make deep learning more accessible. Concepts such as transfer learning and popular neural network patterns will also be discussed in this session.

    Speaker: Steve Howard