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CLO07 - Hitchhikers Guide to the Azure Universe

Thursday, October 12
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Room: Cheekwood F - Magnolia Mezzanine Level M

Format: Presentation
Level: Intermediate

Life, the Universe and Everything....will not be covered in this session. But we will be going over the high level concepts of Azure Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IOT) and the BOT Framework in Mostly Harmless terms. Discussion of the value, skillsets, project components of implementing these tools.

Learning Objectives:

Britta Rekstad


Britta spent several years as a Systems Administrator and Consultant in the Financial Services Industry focusing on configuration, training and automation. Currently she works with Microsoft Partners and Customer Organizations to provide training, documentation and oversight on system design.
She was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in 2015, 2016 & 2017 for her contributions to the Dynamics CRM Community. As an avid supporter of the CRM User Group (CRMUG) she carries out her passion for empowering systems administrations, budding consultants and university students through presenting, mentoring and guiding programming and events.


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Ken Kelly

Kelly Roofing

Who is Ken Kelly?
Born in Naples, Florida, Ken is a traveler, businessman and humanitarian. Compassionately raised by two loving parents, Ken’s ability to search out fairness with a strong sense of organization, always looking for the potential good in any situation is his strength. Continuing tradition in 1993 by taking over the family’s roofing business provided a venue for creative implementation of successful ideas. In 2004 and 2005 the Kelly Roofing team responded to their community’s needs during tough hurricane disaster times. In 2008 Energy Saving Solutions, a consulting and educational firm was created with the goal to help others understand the true meaning of “Green”. As an Instrument rated Airplane and Helicopter pilot, Ken’s passion for life and dedication to excellence is exemplified through the rigors of aviation. Currently Southwest Florida’s Wing Commander of Angel Flight Southeast, Ken helps fly and coordinate missions for those in medical need; including transplant, cancer and military veteran patients. Ken donates time to his community by sitting on various boards and commissions such as the Florida Housing Authority, which he chairs. As an industry leader, Kelly Roofing is currently ranked 53 out of all roofing contractors in America. An industry spokesman, contributing author and circuit speaker, Ken enjoys sharing and helping other business professionals in all sectors. Hope Contained, a non-profit Ken helped form, is dedicated to helping the poorest of poor throughout the world by recycling and converting steel shipping containers into homes, creating villages and designing micro-farms in developing nations. Ken is a single parent to Austin, his 21-year-old son, who is in the United States Marine Corps, but earns the title “Father” by passing on traits learned and further developed. The two are committed travel and volunteer partners, always on the prowl for new achievements. Ken lives his life to serve others through the implementation of “Kaizen”, the Japanese word for a life-long commitment to constant learning and improvement and was given the Visionary Award by Microsoft in 2015 for his creative use of the Dynamics platform of software.


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