AWS Houston Community Meetup

Virtual Meetup: AWS Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

August 18, 2020 | 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM CDT

Come join us at the AWS Houston Meetup on August 18 to learn about the different Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) services in AWS and hear how PREDICTif helped a local company, Smith & Associates, design, build, and implement a successful Machine Learning project in AWS.


We’ll get started with an overview of the broad range of AI/ML services offered by AWS. This will be followed with a joint presentation from Eric Lehman, Lead Data Scientist at Smith & Associates, and David Hren, Director of Data Science at PREDICTif.

Eric will provide insights into integrating analytics and data science into a 35-year-old global company and strategies for gaining “buy-in” to bringing algorithmic and data-driven products into Smith’s workflow. His presentation will also include an overview of the machine learning solution jointly developed with PREDICTif using SageMaker and other AWS services.

David will discuss data exploration and preparation methodology, modeling, and the architecture used to aid in model consumption. Additionally, he will share knowledge around demand forecasting use cases for manufacturing companies that leverage AWS SageMaker and Amazon Forecast.

The Meetup will be virtually hosted on Amazon Chime. A link to join will be sent once you RSVP. See you there!

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August 18, 2020 | 3:30 PM CDT


featured speakers

Eric Lehman

Eric Lehman

Lead Data Scientist

Eric Lehman is a Lead Data Scientist at Smith & Associates, a global leading semi-conductor distribution company. Eric has led numerous data science and analytics initiatives and built a state-of-art ML/AI platform to support and enhance Smith’s sales, marketing, and operations processes. Prior to embarking on a career in Data Science, Eric received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas. He spent most of his career in oil and gas and aeronautics. Eric became increasingly interested in Data Analytics and Machine Learning, leading him to obtain his MS in Analytics from the University of San Francisco. He then had an Analyst position with the Houston Astros to develop optimal numerical representations of the “real” strike zone for different pitch counts, batter heights and batter stances.

David Hren

David Hren

Director of Data Science

David Hren is the Director of Data Science at PREDICTif Solutions. He provides leadership for project delivery as well as solution and IP development at PREDICTif’s Data Science practice. Before joining PREDICTif, David worked in the oil/gas industry where he gained extensive hands-on experience implementing data-driven solutions. David has a strong technical background, with a Ph.D. in mathematics from New Mexico State University, and he enjoys the challenge of utilizing math and technology to generate business solutions.

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