How Could Artificial Intelligence Enhance Your Event Experience?

What happens at the intersection of machine learning, deep learning and high performance computing (HPC)?  Human progress, driven by an intelligent ecosystem of predictable analytics and devices!  The era is upon us, and now we can train machines to use data to sense, learn, reason, make predictions and evolve.

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We are at the forefront of this revolution with the Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab, recognized as one of the TOP 500 supercomputers in the world. Co-architected with our partners, this 13,000-foot data center enables customers to fine-tune their HPC solutions with leading-edge technologies and benchmarks. For example, we’ve been working with customers to customize real-time object depiction functionality, which enables computers to correctly identify items from visual representations. As our deep learning capabilities continue to progress, there are infinite applications for customers!

Imagine if next week’s SuperComputing2017 (SC17) conference—arguably the most significant HPC event of the year—was using data analytics and machine learning algorithms to predict where we would find you within the Colorado Convention Center? Here’s a snapshot of where you would be:

#1 – In the Dell EMC Booth #913

Surveillance cameras spot you attending our in-booth theater presentations, not just once but each day of the show! You are amazed and inspired by how Dell EMC is working with customers and partners to deliver better healthcare systems, stronger security solutions and a more intelligent future. Strange sparkles of light appear around you. Upon zooming in, it’s revealed to be your Dell EMC free giveaway shining in the fluorescent lighting.

#2 – Walking the show floor

Outside of the booth, our presence spans many areas of the exposition center as we’re proud to sponsor many of our exhibiting partners and customers. New this year, we’ve also teamed up with Alienware and NVIDIA to bring an over-the-top alternate reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experience. Time series analysis reconstructs your zigzagged path across the show floor, showing spikes in time spent engaging with this immersive exhibit.

 #3 – Reading up on our latest announcements

Your customized alerts know you’re curious to learn more, so you begin receiving live event updates from @DellEMCServers and @DellHPC. The Dell EMC newsroom enables you to remain current on exciting portfolio announcements, which you heard firsthand in our booth on November 13.

#4 – Visiting the Whisper Suite for a sneak peak of our products

You’re found again visiting the Dell EMC Whisper Suite, just a short walk from the show floor. Here, your eyes go wide with excitement as you preview products that won’t become available until later this year. We’ve already predicted your attendance here as you’ve been eager to see our AMD-related offerings since we first announced them at VMworld EMEA. The room is bustling, and you’re glad you coordinated a guaranteed entry time with your Dell EMC sales representative in advance. If you hadn’t, you could have inquired for more information in our booth.

#5 – HPC Community & Innovation Lab

Based on your SC17 interactions, interests and data points, we’ve identified you as an excellent fit for the Dell EMC HPC Community! This worldwide user community fosters the exchange of ideas between our customers, technical staff and partners to promote the advancement of innovative and powerful HPC solutions. We invite you to join and participate in exclusive workshops, as well as valuable technical sessions and discussions. The next community meeting occurs on-site at SC17 on November 13, and you can find more information here.

With the capabilities of our Innovation Lab available to customers free of charge, it’s amazing to think of what’s on the horizon with HPC! As we gear up for an invigorating event, we are excited to share the evolution of our portfolio—and how together we can continue to transform the world.

Well, those were not the predictions based on machine learning algorithms, those were my predictions of where you’d be. But I guess humans can still make better predictions in some cases! Or at least I hope so. Do you agree?

For more information, reference the SC17 tip sheet and follow me on Twitter.

About the Author: Kash Shaikh

Kash Shaikh is the Vice President of Hybrid Cloud & Ready Solutions Product Management & Marketing. Kash has more than 20 years of experience in the data center and applications industry leading Product Line Management, Marketing, Engineering and Business Development organizations. He joined Dell EMC after a successful exit from Ruckus Wireless as a result of Brocade’s acquisition where he was the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. Prior to Ruckus, Kash was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development teams at Riverbed Technology and held several executive leadership roles at HP Enterprise, Cisco and BayNetworks/Nortel. In these roles he helped successfully build multi-billion dollar businesses in technology domain. When he is not working, Kash enjoys modern minimalist home designs (having completely redesigned his own home), traveling, learning new things, cycling and coaching his 8 years old daughter Zara. Kash is an avid social media user. Check out his social media presence at LinkedIn and Twitter. @KashShaikh