Check out the Focus Areas and First Speakers for ODSC APAC 2021 Check out the Focus Areas and First Speakers for ODSC APAC 2021
On September 15th and 16th, we’ll be hosting our second virtual ODSC APAC 2021, featuring 40+ talks and workshops on in-demand... Check out the Focus Areas and First Speakers for ODSC APAC 2021

On September 15th and 16th, we’ll be hosting our second virtual ODSC APAC 2021, featuring 40+ talks and workshops on in-demand data science and AI topics, tools, and techniques. All sessions will be led by expert speakers, representing some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. And we couldn’t be more excited to announce our first group of confirmed speakers and our conference focus areas.

Confirmed ODSC APAC 2021 Speakers

Michael Brand | Founder, Adjunct Associate Professor | Otzma Analytics, Monash University

Dr. Michael Brand is the Head and Founder of Otzma Analytics, a data science consultancy. He also earned 18 patents and many prestigious industry and academic awards during his career.

Reza Shokri | Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science | Data Privacy and Trustworthy Machine Learning Research Lab, NUS

Reza Shokri’s research focuses on data privacy and trustworthy machine learning. During the course of his career, he has received several awards, including the IEEE Security and Privacy (S&P) Test-of-Time Award in 2021 and the Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies in 2018 for his papers and work.

Andi Sulasikin | Data Science Lead | Jakarta Smart City

Prior to becoming the Data Science Lead at Jakarta Smart City, Andi has worked at an IT Solutions Provider Company, a FinTech Startup, and One Data Indonesia at the Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS. He is passionate about “how data, machine learning, and digital technology can help in making decisions and bring efficiency in the use of resources, as well as to improve the quality of people’s lives.”

Muhammad Risqi, PhD | Machine Learning Architecture & Data Science Lead | Jakarta Smart City

Muhammad Risqi, PhD is the founder and CEO of NextIn Indonesia, which focuses on developing IT solutions for social and educational problems. His research interests include “the intersection between computer vision and machine (deep) learning, applied to a wide range of problems including navigation, positioning, mapping, object detection, or semantic segmentation, among others.”

Dr. Nathan Kirchner | Founder, CTO, Director | Presien

Dr. Nathan specializes in uncovering and imagining opportunities for emergent future technologies in the real world and forging viable R&D to Delivery pathways to their realization. He has also been named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia and one of Australia’s and the US’ Top Ten Young Scientists by Popular Science magazine, along with receiving a number of other international awards and recognitions. 

Rowel Atienza | Professor | Scientist University of the Philippines

Rowel Atienza, author of Advanced Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras, is a Professor and Scientist at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Currently, he is focusing his research on robotics, computer vision, and AI.

Manprit Singh | Data & AI CTO | Avanade

Manprit leads Data and AI offerings and engagements at Avanade. He specializes in helping enterprises in their journey to monetize their data with AI, by helping them realize the business relevance and reality of AI.

ODSC APAC Focus Areas

Big Data and Data Analytics

This focus area will cover many of the techniques for drawing conclusions and insights from raw data. You’ll learn from leading experts in the field and complete the conference with an understanding of how to more efficiently and accurately analyze data. 


Connect with some of the most innovative people in data science, while learning first-hand from core practitioners and contributors about the latest advancements and trends in NLP, including pre-trained models, with use-cases focusing on deep learning, speech-to-text, and semantic search.

Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Comprising multiple tracks, this focus area is where leading experts in the rapidly expanding fields of Deep Learning and Machine Learning gather to discuss the latest advances, trends, and models in this exciting field.

Data Engineering and MLOps

Learn best practices for effective data science management through examinations of use cases, best practices, and stories from the field. This focus area will look beyond data sourcing and modeling towards the many challenges teams need to overcome to effectively apply data science in their organization.

Register now for ODSC APAC 2021

To learn from the data scientists and AI professionals shaping the future of the industry, you can reserve your ODSC APAC 2021 pass here

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