Wednesday 4 November 2020 (pre event)
In this pre-EVENT workshop, we learn and practice Computer vision via CNN, Tensorflow and Keras.
Thursday 5 November 2020
Deep dive into cloud infrastructure, including insights from the Openstack community, deployment patterns and hands on implementations.
- 17:00-17:50 EET
- Sean Mc Ginnis - OpenStack Contributor
The Need for Open Infrastructure
Developers have a lot of options today for running their code and meeting the needs of their business. Public cloud providers have a strong set of services that are (relatively) easy to use and allow them to focus just on the problems they are trying to solve. But this convenience comes at a price. Projects like OpenStack, Kubernetes, and others, enable you to keep control of your infrastructure needs while also abstracting it away.
#Openstack #Opensource #OpenInfrastructure
- 17:50-18:20 EET
- Adrian Peret - Nokia, Chief Architect
Evolution to Cloud Native: why and how!
NOKIA - Platinum Sponsor speech
Evolution to cloud native it is a journey and not one time jump. In this journey, the "how" part is somehow understood but the "why" part is very often neglected, still, as important because is touching not only the the applications but the whole ecosystem.
- 18:20-19:00 EET
- Alexandros Soumplis - GRNET, Head of IT Engineering
Building a Public Cloud from scratch: Get to 8K cores OpenStack
Have you ever wondered how a Public Cloud looks under the hood? Do the words OpenStack, MaaS, Juju or Ansible ring a bell? Join us in this talk to find out how all these pieces are connected to form Louros DC case. Bonus part: The already tested and upcoming feature of Kubernetes as a Service.
#Openstack #Infrastructure #PublicCloud #Kubernetes
Multi-Cloud Logging for Incident Detection and Investigations
"An increasing number of organizations are deploying resources in the Multi-Cloud. This elevates the difficulty of centrally monitoring logs for anomalies, performing investigations and allowing real-time response. We make the case for a system that allows all of the above through log aggregation."
#CloudNative #Security #AWS #GCP #Data Analytics
- 19:50-20:30 EET
- Darko Meszaros - AWS, Senior Developer Advocate
Going Global With Serverless
Customers are often looking at running their services at global scale, deploying applications to multiple regions. While it has traditionally been hard to do this, often requiring months of engineering work, serverless has changed the game!
#Infrastructure #Serverless #CloudNative #AWS #Amplify
- 20:40-21:30 EET
- Ghanshyam Mann - NEC, Openstack Technical Committee
OpenStack Community: Structure, Activeness & Highlights
This presentation will cover what is OpenStack community working model (including governance) which helps to keep OpenStack in the top 3 most active open-source projects, how active our community is - not just in developing the new features but also in involving users/operators, education and growing the local community-. The last part will be more technical and feature the latest technical highlights for OpenStack.
- 17:50-18:30 EET
- Ihsan Demir - Hazelcast, Software Engineer
Lessons Learned Designing Efficient Client Protocol For Distributed Caching
Share my experiences developing the Hazelcast Open Binary Client protocol that we have been developing in the last 4 years. What is distributed caching, how to support rolling upgrades, backward compatibility, extensibility of protocol messages, performance tips are some of the concepts to talk.
#CistributedCaching #RollingUpgrade #Compatibility #Extensibility #Performance
- 18:40-20:00 EET
- Zois Kokkonis - Atypon, Product Manager
Automation in Infrastructure
Infrastructure is under pressure to scale. We're addressing this need with requirements on efficiency and automation. What are the implications on technology stacks? What are the capabilities introduced by AI? What is the impact on the skills needed for the people working in IT? What are we doing to ensure that the environmental footprint is contained?
Panel rooster consists of:
• Sean McGinnis - Openstack (Cloud Infra view)
• Norbert Kraft - Bell Labs (Reinforced Learning view)
• Adrian Peret – Nokia (Edge Cloud view)
• Thanassis Parathyras - stackmasters (Cloud Management view)
• Yorgos Mousmoulas – Metavallon VC (investors' view)
- 20:10-20:30 EET
- Evi Lempesi - Orfium, Junior Data Scientist
Music Genre Classification with Deep Learning
Orfium - Silver sponsor speech
This talk will be all about the Orfium's approach to designing and implementing a music genre classification system. It's going to cover everything, from data and feature extraction to model architecture and results.
- 20:30-21:10 EET
- Rafal Leszko - Hazelcast, Cloud Software Engineer
5 Levels of High Availability: from Multi-instance to Hybrid Cloud
Does running your application on multiple machines mean it's highly available? Technically yes, but the term HA is already more than that. Take Kubernetes installation, it's not considered HA unless your master nodes are in different availability zones, not only on different machines.
#HighAvailability #Devops #Architecture #Design #Cloud
- 18:00-21:00 EET
- Kostas Stroggylos - efood, Senior Software Engineer & Tech Team Lead | Upward, Advisor
Workshop sponsored by UPward
Friday 6 November 2020
Different flavors of machine learning,their new capabilities and their links with AI. New ideas on using AI and Data Science
- 17:00-18:00 EET
- David Foster - ADSP founding Partner, O'Reilly author
Generative Deep Learning - The Key To Unlocking Artificial General Intelligence?
This talk will include a general introduction to Generative Modelling as well as a walkthrough of one of the most utilised generative deep learning models - the Variational Autoencoder (VAE) and examples of state-of-the-art output from Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Transformer based architectures. We'll also be looking at how generative models can be used in a reinforcement learning setting (World Models paper) and why I believe generative models will play a crucial part in the quest to build Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
#DeepLearning #GenerativeModelling #AI
Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring
PCCW Global - Gold sponsor speech
How is PCCW Global using Open Source frameworks to support Network Analytics
Bulding Artificial-Intelligence-enabled apps: opportunities and pitfalls
So you want to empower your application/system with AI. Nice. But how can you make this right? Can AI help you? What should you think before starting, and what are the milestones? How do you support and improve the system? And, above all: do you need to be a scientist to do it?
#ArtificialIntelligence, #MachineLearning #ΝLP #AITransformation
- 19:00-19:30 EET
- Constantinos Halevidis - Niometrics, VP Data Science
ML at Scale: The case of Video Streaming Analytics
A presentation of how Video Streaming Analytics solutions apply ML techniques at scale directly to a large part of the internet traffic to extract KQIs such as initial buffering time, resolution and stall events with a small hardware footprint.
#ML #Analytics #Applications
- 19:30-20:00 EET
- Serena Peruzzo - Shopify, Data Scientist
Feature engineering: the dark magic behind data science
Machine Learning models are often perceived as dark magic, but they're only as good as the data they're trained on. Feature engineering is where the real magic happens! In this talk, I'll share some of my favourite spells for data engineering.
#DataScience #FeatureEngineering #ML #Python
- 20:00-21:00 EET
- Norbert Kraft - Nokia/Bell Labs, Senior Researcher
Reinforcement Learning the Next Big Thing in Industrial Automation
This talk introduces Reinforcement Learning techniques, which imitates human learning by using trial and error methods in conjunction with deep learning. It can be a tremendous enhancement for supervised learning approaches, especially in the case large sets of labeled data for training purposes are unavailable. This presentation also introduce a Nokia Bell Labs research project, which applies Reinforcement Learning for the optimization of public radio networks.
#Automation #ML #ReinforcedLearning
Data engineering and business analytics in network monitoring
Gold Sponsor Speech and DEMO - PCCW Global
A Demo on how PCCW Global is using Open source frameworks to support Network Analytics
#DataEngineering #Analytics #NetowrkMonitoring
- 18:30-19:00 EET
- George Mitropoulos - Nokia, Lead Architect
Traffic management in Core networks for CIoT deployment
Diversity of CIoT applications may introduce randomness in traffic that could pose overload threat to Core Network during traffic bursts. Current work attempt to reuse AI technique(s) so that imminent overload condition may be identified and take preventive actions.
#AI #CIoT #Overload
Executing a Large-scale Data Center Migration to Microsoft Azure: Challenges & Approaches
Intralot - Silver sponsor speech
Co-speaker: Panos Macheras - Microsoft, Account Technology Strategist
Kubernetes unchained : Navigating the line between vendor lock-in and an in-house implementation
Intralot - Silver sponsor demo
- 19:30-19:45 EET
- Konstantinos Kechagias - GNT info systems, softtware developer | UoA&ATHENA, researcher
Securing Federated Learning
Federated Learning(FL) enables scientists to create AI without compromising users' confidentiality.Better algorithm comes at the cost of collecting more personal data. Thus, FL allows network effects in industries where data cannot be transferred to third parties due to confidentiality reasons.
#Applications #AI #ML #Security #Analytics
- 19:45-20:10 EET
- George Pikramenos - Researcher, Software Engineer @ Athena Research and Innovation Center
Federated Learning: A Black Box Approach
Timeslot for Greek IT community UoA ACM Student Chapter to present their scope.
#Communities #UoA ACM Student Chapter
Workshop sponsored by PCCW Global
#DataEngineering #Analytics #NetworkMonitoring
Saturday 7 November 2020
Theme: INFRA | APPS
A strong focus on security (policies, scanning, privacy and more) combined with insights on development with asynchronous Python and testing patterns
- 10:00-10:55 EET
- Maria Rousou - University of Athens/Interactive Systems, Assistant Professor | Greek ACM-W Chapter, Vice Chair
The Role of Big Data Visualization in an Era of Pandemics
In this talk, we will look in on the power of visualization to communicate large volumes of data to diverse audiences. We will view examples, especially of visualizing epidemics of the past and of the most recent ongoing pandemic of our time, the COVID-19 epidemic, and present some of the most common digital tools used to create these visual forms of conveying information and making meaning.
- 10:55-11:40 EET
- Alexandros Ntoulas - University of Athens/ Informatics and Telecommunications, Assistant Professor
A/B Testing for Applications
In the era of big data there are several organizations that lack the ability to run A/B/n tests on their production systems. In this talk, we will go over examples, pitfalls, frameworks as well as principles and challenges to successfully run and learn from A/B tests in data intensive environments.
#ML #DataAnalytics #Applications #ABtest #Bigdata
- 11:40-12:30 EET
- Ioannis Papadakis - Atypon, Software QA Manager
Real Time Test Data Monitoring
Running automated regression tests on a daily basis as part of daily build is inevitable nowadays!! It would be cool to find and report a bug at the time is being found. Wouldn't be great to have platforms that can gives us the test execution results while the tests are being executed in remote VMs.
#Automation #Testing #Monitoring #Docker
Tracking Protection Using Firefox
We often gloss over exactly why personal data is worth protecting. If you are not paying for the product, you are the product. As a solution are you using private browsing or incognito mode? I am afraid it’s not enough to stop the data leaks.
#Dataprivacy #Firefox #TrackingProtection
- 13:10-13:50 EET
- Emmanouil Serrelis - Intrasoft International, Head of Information Assurance & Business Continuity | Metropolitan College, Security Lecturer & Researcher
Expanding the CIA triad for the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution
The CIA security triad has been used for years by many info-centric professionals. At a world that the physical, digital and biological spheres are blurring and being increasingly threaten, a new definition of Infrastructure and S/W Security is being developed. Join this session to find out more...
#Security #Environment #4thIndustrialRevolution #AdjustedIT #practices
- 13:50-14:40 EET
- Antonis Kalipetis - efood, Senior Software Engineer
Feel the magic of coroutines and the event loop in asynchronous Python
The asynchronous programming pattern is making complex concurrent code sane again, but how does it work? We'll go through the different concepts of asynchronous programming, while getting our hands dirty with some Python code.
#python #asyncio #asynchronous
- 10:50-11:30 EET
- Dimitrios Glynos - Census, Director of Product Security Services
Using program instrumentation to identify security bugs
A gentle introduction to program instrumentation using open source tools. Although multiple uses of instrumentation will be examined, the presentation will focus on the use of instrumentation for the discovery of software security defects.
- 11:30-12:10 EET
- Kostas Papadatos - Cyber Noesis, Founder & Managing Director
Embedding Cyber Exposure Management in modern DevOps strategies
Vulnerability management has consistently served organizations by identifying vulnerabilities within IT infrastructure but, this is no longer sufficient to protect the modern attack surface. Cyber exposure management is a paradigm shift in the way we think about protecting against diverse threats.
#Security #CyberThreatManagement #DevSecOps #AIinSecurity
Niometrics - Silver Sponsor speech + Demo
When working with machines crunching several millions of packets per second, even the simplest of tasks become non-trivial. Capturing and decoding packets at telco line rates is a challenge by itself. Recording them in persistent storage with quick access for analysis requires purpose-built systems. I will present a special-purpose system which displays packet data to the user in meaningful ways using a message flow graph, experiencing sub-second latencies while retrieving a specific packet from a data store of billions.
#pcap #dpdk #timeseries #bigdata
- 12:40-13:20 EET
- Yiannis Kanelopoulos - Code4Thought, Founder & CEO
On the Accountability of Black Boxes: How we can control what we can’t exactly measure
Black box algorithmic models make decisions that have a great impact in our lives.Thus, the need for their accountability and transparency is growing.In this session we present a technology for addressing that need and the lessons learnt from its application at a US-based high tech corporation.
#AI #ML #Applications #Fairness #Explainability
A detailed look on the EU cybersecurity certification framework: What it includes, what are its objectives and how a uniform set of rules and procedures promotes trust in products, services and processes
#Security #ENISA #Certification
Workshop sponsored by PyData Piraeus
#R #Tidyverse #CaseStudies