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Ann Arbor Spark

Strategic Implications of Machine Learning in Mobile

Monday, February 04 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Mobile Monday Ann Arbor is pleased to announce our first speaker of 2019, Keith Bourne, founder of Gradient Valley, the new Machine Learning (ML) startup here in Ann Arbor. Keith has been giving technical talks at a number of tech Meetups over the past year on HOW to get in to ML. We’ve asked Keith to bring it all together with strategic insights on WHY businesses should be interested in ML – particularly in mobile.

According to Keith, Machine Learning (ML) has been a game changer in every industry it has touched. In the next couple of years, Machine Learning will be exerting a greater and greater impact on just about every sector of business (marketing/advertising, HR, logistics, operations, healthcare, security, software development, and executive management). Because of the rapid scale-up at Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM (and Gradient Valley), the cost of these efforts is coming way down, and the benefits are coming within reach of just about everybody.

That said, the train is leaving the station. You don’t want to be left behind. Particularly if your competitor is realizing the benefits of this dynamic area. Keith will address the broader context of ML in mobile where you are bringing your software into a physical world that includes phones, tablets, sensors, and all of the other data points that make Machine Learning that much more effective.

Can you expand your potential with Machine Learning?

Join us! Bring your questions for Keith. Get a couple of pieces of pizza, a drink, and enjoy.

About the Speaker:

Keith Bourne is the founder of Gradient Valley (https://gradientvalley.com/), focused on machine learning strategy consulting and development. He has been on the forefront of cutting-edge technology since the 90’s, with extensive management and technical experience in web, mobile, and machine learning. His focus has been on all aspects of building and selling incredible technology products and services, including a deep knowledge of user experience, agile programming methods, technology marketing, and most of the most popular programming languages and their capabilities. He holds an MBA from Babson College where he focused on technology entrepreneurship and marketing, providing a strong analytical base for approaching machine learning problems with an organization’s overall strategic direction in mind. He has served in diverse roles in high growth start up environments that have raised $10’s of millions in revenue and funding, including Senior Software Engineer, Marketing Director, Chief Operations Officer, and Founder/Chief Executive Officer.


Arbormoon Software, 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


6:30 – 7:00: Food and Networking
7:00 – 8:00: Introductions followed by Keith Bourne’s talk with Q&A at the end.
8:00 – 8:30: Networking

Looking forward to seeing you.

120 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor