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Wednesday, September 22

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 1 : Open information extraction: Approaches & Application by Dr. Mausam and Keshav Kolluru, IIT Delhi(Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
About the Workshop:
Open Information Extraction (Open IE) attempts to extract (subject, relation, object) tuples from a sentence in an ontology-independent manner, i.e., all arguments and relations are phrases extracted from the original text. These semi-structured representations are useful for constructing knowledge bases without human supervision and improving question answering systems. Open IE has a 15 year old history in the field of NLP with a wide variety of techniques ranging from rule-based systems to machine learning systems, both non-neural, and recently neural. In this tutorial, we describe Open IE’s philosophy, salient techniques, applications, latest trends and challenges that lie ahead.

10:00-10:25 am: Introduction to OpenIE and its Applications
10:25-10:45 am: Traditional approaches to OpenIE
10:45-11:15 am: Primer on Deep Learning for NLP
11:15-11:45 am: Deep Learning approaches to OpenIE
11:45-12:00 pm: Future of OpenIE

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Keshav Kolluru

Phd Student, IIT Delhi
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Prof. Mausam

Speaker Profile:Prof. Mausam is the founding head of School of Artificial Intelligence, along with being a Professor of Computer Science at IIT Delhi. He is also an affiliate professor at University of Washington, Seattle. He has more than twenty year’s of research experience in... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 2 on Cloud and DevOps Hands-On Lab by Microsoft (Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
About the Workshop:
As cloud computing becomes essential for growth and scale all over the world for software organizations of all sizes and across industry verticals, the value proposition of DevOps extends well beyond IT strategy and into the business strategy for growth. Join us in this Hands-on session on cloud and DevOps to learn how you can deliver agile DevOps practices that deliver reliable business outcomes, optimize the cycle, and shorten the product time-to-market.

10:00 am - 10:05 am               Introduction
10:05 am - 10:20 am               What is DevOps? + Lab
10:20 am - 10:50 am               Making the case for GitOps + Lab
10:50 am - 11:20 am               Policies and Admission Control + Lab
11:20 am – 11:40 am              Understanding Multi-tenancy in K8s + Lab
11:40 am – 11:55 am              Q&A
11:55 am – 12:00 pm              Conclusion

  • Docker
  • Free GitHub Account
Learning objectives:
  • Learn about GitOps, Git-based source control
  • Familiarize yourself with continuous integration/deployment and progressive application delivery
  • Explore Event driven autoscaling of workloads in Kubernetes
  • Admission control and policy enforcement with OPA Gatekeeper

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Ashish Sahu

Ashish Sahu is a Partner Technology Strategist, working with Microsoft India in the OCP ISV team. His primary job responsibility is helping ISVs and startups overcome technical challenges, adopt latest technologies, and evolve their solutions to the next level. He has authored several... Read More →
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Deepu S S

Deepu is a Solution Architect with Global Delivery for Microsoft Consulting Services. His primary job responsibility is helping Enterprise Customers in Cloud Transformation and adoption of Azure and Devops. He has worked with large enterprises globally in designing and implementing... Read More →
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Romaan Shair

Romaan is a Service Engineer with the Fast Track for Azure Engineering Team. His primary responsibilities are designing Cloud Native/ Hybrid Architectures for Application Modernization to de-risk first time deployments on Cloud. He is a DevOps specialist and has worked with Fortune... Read More →
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Tanya Goel

Tanya works with the Azure CAT Teams, working directly with Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers, in addition to Microsoft’s engineering teams. She is responsible for architecting and developing mission-critical cloud solutions that address the most challenging customer... Read More →
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Vatsala Singh

Vatsala is a Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft, working with ISVs, Startups and Unicorns across India to build scalable solutions and products aligned with market opportunities. Driving digital transformation of partners on Microsoft Azure - Apps, Data & AI and Microsoft... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 3 on Blockchain - "Rebuilding the Web of Trust: Decentralized Identifiers, Verifiable Credentials, and all that" by Andreas Freund, PhD (Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
Abstract- Learn how W3C decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and W3C verifiable credentials (VCs) can be foundational building blocks to rebuild the web of trust and how to use them; returning agency to everyone's identity. The workshop will give a brief introduction to the topics of decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials and how they can and are used in real life. Following this introduction, we will deep dive into the W3C DID and VC standards, and then do a hands-on exercise building our own VCs and testing them using the W3C Traceability Vocabulary Standards and Testsuite. The workshop concludes with a brief walkthrough of the Sidetree standard for DIDs, combined with a brief demonstration and exercise of the Sidetree DID method, Ion, which is built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.

10:00 am - 10:25 am Introduction: Rebuilding the Web of Trust +Q&A (5 min)
10:25 am – 10:50 am Deep Dive I: Understanding the W3C Standards for Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials + Q&A
10:50 am - 11: 20 am Deep Dive II: Build your own VCs and test them (30 min)
Repo to Clone: https://github.com/w3c-ccg/traceability-vocab
11:20 am - 12:00 pm Deep Dive III: The Sidetree Standard: Explaining and demonstrating a highly scalable DID method (40 min)
Repo to Clone: https://github.com/decentralized-identity/ion-tools

Pre-requisites - Linux (ubuntu 18), Mac Os(latest), Windows (10) + node.js version 14 or later + a code editor (vscode recommended) + git or gitbash (windows)

Key Takeaways: Understand W3C DID and VC Standards and the real-world usage, Build and Test VCs, Create and manipulate your own DIDs.

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Andreas Freund, PhD

Speaker Bio- Andreas is the Co-founder of the ConsenSys Kapture Fan Engagement platform, the TCS 2017 Distinguished Engineer for his contributions to Blockchain technology, a seasoned business and technology leader and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has a proven international record of... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST
Thursday, September 23

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 1 on Build Well Architected Multi-Tier App on AWS - By AWS (Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
Abstract :
In this workshop, we aim to introduce the concepts of AWS and AWS Well-Architected Framework with prescriptive guidance on designing your AWS environment using core fundamentals, so that you can manage, scale, and operate a secure, reliable and cost-efficient environment. If you are new to Cloud or have been running workloads but need help with best practices then join this workshop. We will implement the best practices from AWS Well-Architected Framework to a sample multi-tier application while discussing the trade-offs between these pillars based on your business needs to drive your engineering priorities. By end on this session, Developers/Architects will learn how to deploy applications with best practices on AWS core services and learn on evaluating their architectural choices and continue making most of the AWS

Agenda :
10:00 am - 10:30 am Introduction to AWS
10:30 am – 11:00 am Introduction to AWS Well-Architected Framework
11:00 am - 11: 15 am Deploy simple web application on AWS
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Review and discuss reliability, security, and cost

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Rohini Gaonkar

Amazon Web Services Inc
Rohini Gaonkar is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services. She brings over a decade of experience in the IT industry, primarily focusing on Cloud Computing technologies. With AWS since January 2014, she has worked on multiple roles including being a Solutions Architect (SA... Read More →

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 2 on BlockChain - Zero Knowledge Proofs unlock High Fidelity Assets by Kyle Thomas, Provide Technologies Inc. (Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
Zero knowledge proofs (ZKPs) are a key technical component to the Baseline Protocol and Baseledger. ZKPs allow one to exchange information to another without actually revealing it. Zero knowledge proofs are a key technical component to the execution of the Baseline Protocol, as well as Baseledger, the synchronization network compliant with the Baseline Protocol.

The Baseline Protocol is a process standard for using blockchain or distributed ledger technology as a common frame of reference between two or more disparate systems. Enforcing real time data-reciprocity between ERPs, databases or state machines, or amongst other distributed technologies allows participants to verify counterparty data integrity and consistency throughout any business process, without exposing any sensitive information. It is particularly promising as a way to reduce capital expense and other overheads while increasing operational integrity when automating business processes across multiple companies. This leads to a reduction in organizational risk and is an effective way to turn isolated data islands into advanced, shared networks. Baseledger is the first public network designed for storing and managing baseline proofs. Baseledger complies with the Baseline Protocol to ensure that no data is moved from companies' system of record onto any kind of blockchain, and proofs cannot be used by an observer to learn anything about companies' confidential information, relationships or business activities. The network is secure, always-on and anchored to the Ethereum blockchain using a zero-knowledge rollups to prevent tampering with the proofs.

The proofs created in synchronized, baselined processes become all new use cases for smart contracts and NFTs. It has become increasingly clear how baselined business processes will yield high-fidelity outputs such as verifiable invoices. The opportunities to improve modern treasury operations and optimize cash management using these high-fidelity, baselined instruments will incentive large organizations to participate in the enterprise DeFi ecosystem.

  • Overview of Zero-Knowledge Proofs
  • Baseline Protocol and Baseledger
  • Why enterprises use Baseline Protocol
  • The use of public blockchains
  • Enterprise synchronization enablement
  • What kind of ZKPs are needed?
  • Show them the code
  • Technical demo
  • ZKPs unlock high fidelity assets
  • Basic understanding of blockchain concepts
  • Become a better leader in your organization with the deep insights gained from this session.
  • Gain understanding of how to deploy ZKPs into production for enterprise blockchain use cases.
  • Explore the technology provided to build new revenues, improve treasury operations

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Kyle Thomas

Founder & CEO, Provide

Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST
Friday, September 24

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 1 : Understand and build trust in your machine learning models by Google (Limited Seats) - 120 Minutes
About the Workshop:
Topic: Understand and build trust in your machine learning models

As investments in AI/ML grow, it has become important to build end-user trust in machine learning
models. AI technology suffers from what is called a “black box” problem. Stakeholders are often reluctant
to trust machine learning projects because they don’t understand what they do. It’s hard for
decision-makers to relinquish control to a seemingly mysterious machine learning model, especially when
it’s responsible for crucial decisions. This is more pronounced in the case of deep learning and artificial
neural network approaches, which contain many hidden layers that learn through pattern recognition.
To ensure the success of AI/ML programs and drive adoption, it has therefore become important to
enhance transparency with human-interpretable explanations of machine learning models, and to have
the ability to ensure that models are kept current, with predictions that are in line with ground truths.
In this workshop, we shall look at some of these concepts, associated tools and frameworks, and
understand them with the help of some demonstrations. You shall be able to follow along for some of the
demonstrations with Google Developers Codelabs, or try them later.

Time & Topic
09:30 am - 09:45 am The need for trust and transparency in ML models
09:45 am - 10:15 am Explanations for models on structured and image data; Understanding performance using the What-if Tool
10:15 am - 10:45 am Automation in ML and explainability in AutoML Brief overview of Neural Architecture Search
10:45 am - 11:00 am Keep models current with ML pipelines Example with the KubeFlow Pipelines SDK
11:00 am - 11:15 pm Increased transparency for ML models with model cards
11:15 pm - 11:30 pm Conclusion and Q&A

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Prasanna Keny

Customer Engineer, Analytics, Google india
Prasanna is a Customer Engineer at Google Cloud. As a data, analytics and machine learning specialist, he helps enterprises drive real business outcomes and realise value from their analytics initiatives. His experience in roles spanning advisory services, consultative sales, program... Read More →

Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST

10:00am IST

Parallel Workshop 2 :Scope X in action: Hunt threats in subdomains! by Dr. Meisam Eslahi, EC-Council Global Services (Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
There might be hundreds or thousands of subdomains behind our digital wonderland main domain. I asked many clients; do you know all existing subdomains? "We are not sure", they replied! In most cases, subdomains are unknown, not well maintained, might not inherit security controls, and not all are under the monitoring scope.

They are mysterious members of Scope X that provide cybercriminals with a larger attack surface consisting of security issues, sensitive information, vulnerabilities, unnoticed attack vectors, entry points, etc.

This hands-on workshop explains techniques and tools to discover subdomains, identify potential attack vectors, and determine associated risks. Assume we discover a long list of subdomains with different issues; the workshop will continue with a practical approach for data validation and classification, initial analysis, hypothesis formulation, and proactive threat hunting to address the risks.

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Introduction to the Scope X and Threat Hunting
10:10 AM – 10:20 AM    Subdomains Security Challenges and Issues
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM    Subdomain Enumeration Techniques and Open Source Tools
10:35 AM – 10:45 AM    Data Validation and Classification with Scripting
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM    Manual Observation and Initial Analysis
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM    Hypothesis Formulation and Proactive Hunt
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM    Question and Answer

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Dr. Meisam Eslahi

EC-Council Global Services
Dr Meisam is a technical cybersecurity practitioner with solid expertise in providing strategies and technical directions, building new service/business lines, diverse teams, and capabilities. He has over 19 years of experience in information technology, with 15 years dedicated to... Read More →

Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST

10:00am IST

Parallel workshop 3- Scalable Web Architecture by Publicis Sapient (Limited Seats) 120 Minutes
Abstract -
Scalability in Cloud era is still viewed as increasing the capacity and getting better output from the application. But there are some integral components in Cloud Native world where leveraging the Scalable Architecture is equally important i.e. When CPU is added to the application it should be designed for utilizing the added CPU. e.g. A single threaded NodeJS application will not benefit just by adding more CPUs. In this session we will Deep Dive into different aspects of Cloud Native Scalable Architecture which enables us to leverage the benefits of new age Cloud Solutions and Capabilities.


20 Minutes         What is Scalability and Need for Scalability
15 Minutes         Types of Scalability and Deep Dive into Cloud Native Scalable Architecture
35 Minutes         Demo
10 Minutes         Design Considerations for Distributed Systems
20 Minutes         Demo
15 Minutes         Q&A

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Mayank Rastogi

Director Technology, Publicis Sapient
Mayank Rastogi is Director Technology at Publicis Sapient. He has over 17 years of IT experience, primarily in Ecommerce domain. Currently, he is playing Engineering Lead role and leading team of 150+ people. He has worked on multiple large engagements comprising B2C and B2B commerce... Read More →
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Murugesan Kandasamy

Senior Manager Technology, Publicis Sapient
Murugesan Kandasamy is a Senior Manager Technology at Publicis Sapient. He has been with Publicis Sapient from 2007 and has worked on several big Ecommerce engagements. As a result of this work, he has valuable experience in defining, designing, implementing and maintaining data-driven... Read More →
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Senior Manager Technology, Publicis Sapient
Amol is a Senior Manager of Technology at Publicis Sapient. He has been with Publicis Sapient since early 2006 and has worked primarily on E-Commerce domain. He has worked on multiple large engagements for both B2B and B2C commerce. He has worked on diverse areas including Core Delivery... Read More →

Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm IST