Build a Google Assistant: Case Study from UAQ Economic Development

GDG Dubai
Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 7:00 PM (GMT+4)

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During the meet-up we will present our journey on building a Google Assistant App for the Government:
Google Assistant Introduction
Voice Strategy
Voice UI
Develop a conversation agent using DialogFlow.
Develop a fulfillment application using Google Actions API.
Deploy a Google Assistant Application.

Speakers:

Ndjido Ardo Bar - Google Developer Expert Machine Learning:

Ndjido Ardo BAR is a Lead Data Science at Davidson UAE and is at the moment working in a project related to the Dubai Smart City project.

Ndjido earned a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. His strong background in Maths is coupled with an excellent programming skill in languages like C/C++, Scala, Python. Ndjido loves functional programming and has the chance to use language like Scala to deliver most of Data Science project he is involved in.

He has 7 years experience doing Data Science project, starting at Pasteur Institut as a researcher in BioStatistics. Around 2011 he co-founded a startup specialised in real-time agriculture online market (MLouma). In late 2012, Ndjido joined BearingPoint a French consulting company as a Data Scientist in its Machine Learning team named Hypercube. He was in charge of different activities: developing Algorithms, training customers in Data Science, delivering Machine Learning modelling to different customers. In late 2015, Ndjido joined AXA France as a Data Scientist and delivered a Credit Scoring Model build from customer-centric data and financial KPIs using a Deep Belief Network and a Gradient boosting model.

Ndjido is not only passionated by Maths and AI, he is also an open source activist and love to speak in meetups and conferences what he has learnt from hours and hours of reading and practicing. It's a way for him to give back to community.

Baghdad Gherras - Google Developer Expert Product Design:

Baghdad GHERRAS is a Data Product Manager and Practice Head - Data Science and Machine Learning for a French Consulting Company based in Dubai. He built the first Data Science Consulting team in UAE and worked with private companies as well as government institutions.

He is currently serving as Engagement Manager for Road and Transport Authority in Dubai where he is building Data Science Capabilities. His recent accomplishments include the creation of an Artificial Intelligence Excellence Center and the design of Data Products for Dubai Smart City. He is passionate about the intersection of Machine Learning, Design Thinking and UX Design.

Baghdad is also an Adjunct Professor in Smart Cities at IE University in the MSc Global Business Analytics and Big Data. He is a Google Cloud Developer Lead, member of the Singularity University Dubai Chapter and Organizer of the UAE Data Science Meet-up Group.

He studied Applied Economy at the Business & Management School of Lyon (France), Strategy at the IMBA Lingnan-MIT Sloan (Guangzhou, China), Financial Engineering at the University of Lyon (France) and Data Science via Coursera and the Ecole Polytechnique Summer School.
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