Witness the Spark that lights the AI flames At Spark + AI Summit 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 San Francisco

Spark + AI Summit 2018

At this point, it goes without saying that big data is king. So why are we saying it? Because we want you to know about the king of big data events. The Spark Summit brings the Apache® Spark™ community together. Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics and this summit assembles the best engineers, scientists, analysts, and executives from around the globe to share their knowledge and receive expert training on this open source powerhouse. Basically, if you want to stay up to date on how Spark and AI are shaping the world of cognitive computing, you want to be there.
Best of all, LC’s own VP of Engineering Sam Saha will be speaking about how we used deep learning to help Wisconsin cranberry farmers better identify pests. So if you’ve always wondered how the technology on your iPhone and the cranberry juice in your cocktail are linked, join him at the Spark Summit.
Along with Sam’s contribution, you can also hear from leading production users of Spark, SparkSQL, Spark Streaming and related projects; find out where the project development is going, and learn how to use the Spark stack in a variety of applications.
For more information on the Spark Summit, please visit https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america.


Wednesday, June 6


Moscone West Convention Center
800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Call 414-270-7175 or email Paul Brienza at pbrienza@laughlin.com

June 6, 12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. PT

Deep Learning and Pest Management in Cranberry Farming—The Cranberry Fights Back

Sam Saha – VP - Engineering

Naturally, when we talk about pests on Wisconsin cranberry farms you think about deep learning. Right?

Ok maybe not. But maybe that’s why you should join Sam Saha, VP of Engineering at Laughlin Constable for his seminar at the Spark Summit to learn how, with today’s tools and a sense of “why the heck not?”, you can jump in and help solve real world problems. In this session, he will dive into how LC used deep learning to build an app that allows cranberry farmers to identify pests and determine if they are harmful to crops. Part technology, part creative problem solving, part business needs that deep learning can address; Sam’s seminar will show that, in today’s world, the obstacles of solving hard technical problems start with the willingness to try something.

Sam Saha
Sam Saha
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As the VP of Engineering at Laughlin Constable, Sam leads multiple teams of developers focusing on .NET, Java, PHP, Python development. He helps teams grow using multi paradigm approaches (public/private cloud, NoSQL solutions, ML techniques), with the focus on using the right approach for a problem. His current areas of work, include helping clients migrate workloads onto cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure and AWS, researching/implementing ML models to deliver personalized user experiences and predictive solutions. Sam love all things technology and is always interested in learning about new technologies, and new ways of using existing ones.