Google, Johannesburg, 35 Ballyclare Drive, Johannesburg, 2021

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Jun 29, 2023, 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM


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About this event

Join us for an exciting event titled "GENERATIVE AI" where we dive into the world of next-generation technologies and artificial intelligence. This event is organized by GDG JHG Chapter and promises to be a captivating exploration of cutting-edge advancements in AI.

We are thrilled to announce our esteemed speakers who will share their expertise and insights during the event:

1) Dr. Archie is the Practice Lead for the Intelligent Data division. With a strong background in computer engineering and a recent PhD in Privacy Preserving AI, Federated Learning, and multi-agent reinforcement learning, she is a thought leader in the AI field. Her expertise lies in data engineering, artificial intelligence, and building production-grade and secure systems. Dr. Archie holds multiple certifications in AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud technologies, and actively contributes to the machine learning community.

2) Kerry is a solutionist in the Intelligent Data Division at Synthesis. She is dedicated to bridging the gap between businesses and AI technology, developing sustainable solutions for complex challenges. With a background in data governance, data science, information systems, and business intelligence, Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. She is also a passionate advocate for empowering women in technology, working towards a more inclusive future.

3) Manav Daby, a Data and AI Specialist from Google, as a panelist. With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, Manav is a skilled solution architect who has helped numerous customers achieve their goals. He believes in using technology to empower businesses and is known for his expertise in bridging the gap between business and IT.

4) Hugo, a Machine Learning Engineer at Synthesis Software Technologies. Hugo specializes in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and is deeply passionate about the societal impact of AI. He aims to create inclusive and transparent AI solutions, pushing the boundaries of the field. With his technical expertise and excellent communication skills, Hugo effectively translates complex concepts into real-world applications.

Join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking event as we explore the frontiers of generative AI and its potential impact on various industries. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from our distinguished speakers and engage in meaningful discussions.

5) our Keynote speaker will be Fabian Elliott,

Fabian is the Google Cloud Consulting Lead at Google Cloud Africa and Africa Startup and Venture Capital Business development Manager. Fabian has been at Google for 10+ years and has helped some of Google’s most strategic customers on their Digital Transformation journeys across both Google Marketing Platform and Google Cloud Platform. In his part time startup capacity, Fabian works directly with Venture Capital and Accelerator partners to help drive partnership strategies, engagement programs, and act as a VC firm’s guide to Google and Google Cloud. As a past founder, who’s company was acquired he is highly passionate about supporting the African startup ecosystem.

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Date: 29 June 2023

Time: 13:30 PM for 14:00 PM till 17:00 PM SAST

Location: Google Office, Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston

Please RSVP to secure your spot at this event. We look forward to seeing you there!



Thursday, June 29, 2023
11:30 AM – 5:30 PM UTC


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