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Data + AI Summit is the global event for the data community, where practitioners, leaders and visionaries come together to engage in thought-provoking dialogue and share the latest innovations in data and AI.

At this year's Data + AI Summit, we're excited to share some of the best sessions featuring MLflow. Leading innovators from across the industry - including Doordash, Databricks, and element61 - are joining us to share how they are using MLflow to streamline the ML lifecycle to deliver on their top use cases and goals.

Can't-miss sessions featuring MLflow

As the adoption of data and AI continue to skyrocket across industries, the need for an easy-to-use tool to streamline the ML lifecycle can't be underestimated. MLflow was created to help data scientists and developers with the complex process of ML model development, which typically includes the steps to build, train, tune, deploy, and manage machine learning models.

If you are a data scientist or ML engineer, here are three sessions highlighting the use of MLflow worth the price of admission.

MLflow Pipelines: Accelerating MLOps from Development to Production
Wednesday, 11:30 AM (PDT)

  • Jin Zhang, Databricks
  • Xiangrui Meng, Databricks

MLOps is an emerging topic without widely established best practices, requiring companies to develop ad hoc solutions with little guidance. MLflow Pipelines fills this gap by providing predefined ML pipeline templates for common ML problems and opinionated development workflows that help data scientists bootstrap ML projects, accelerate model development, and ship production-grade code with little help from production engineers. This session will introduce MLflow Pipelines and show how it supports a more robust ML practice.

MLOps at DoorDash
Tuesday, 5:30 PM (PDT)

Hien Luu, DoorDash

Streamlining ML development and productionization are important ingredients to realize the power of ML. But doing so is easier said than done as infrastructure complexities can slow progress. Join this session to learn how DoorDash is approaching MLOps, the challenges they faced, how Databricks and MLflow fit into their infrastructure, and lessons learned from their experiences.

MLOps on Databricks: A How-To Guide
Tuesday, 2:05 PM (PDT)

  • Niall Turbitt, Databricks
  • Rafi Kurlansik, Databricks
  • Joseph Bradley, Databricks

Building and deploying machine learning (ML) models can be complex. At Databricks, we see firsthand how customers develop their MLOps approaches—those that work well, and those that do not. In this session, we show how your organization can build robust MLOps practices incrementally. We will unpack general principles which can guide your organization's decisions for MLOps, presenting the most common target architectures we observe across customers.

Implementing an End-to-End Demand Forecasting Solution Through Databricks and MLflow
Thursday, 8:30 AM (PDT)

  • Ivana Pejeva, element61
  • Yoshi Coppens, element61

In the retail industry, understanding customer demand is critical to driving revenue and profitability. With massive volumes of data captured daily, retailers are leveraging ML to streamline operations by forecasting customer demand and optimizing supply chain management. This session focuses on how element61 is helping top retailers improve efficiencies and sharpen fresh product production and delivery planning. By leveraging the Lakehouse Platform, they benefit from the power of Delta Lake, Feature Store, and MLflow to build a highly reliable ML factory.

Expert MLOps trainings featuring MLflow

Ready to streamline the ML lifecycle with Databricks Machine Learning, MLflow, and other Databricks capabilities? Check out the following training sessions tailored to your level of experience and topic of interest.

Training: Managing Machine Learning Models
Monday, 8:00 AM (PDT)

  • Audience: Machine learning engineers, data scientists
  • Duration: Half-day
  • Hands-on labs: Yes

Build the foundation for efficient model management and operations at scale — from model tracking to automating the ML lifecycle — using Databricks ML, MLflow, Databricks Autologging, and more.

Training: Deploying Machine Learning Models
Monday, 8:00 AM (PDT)

  • Audience: Machine learning engineers, data scientists
  • Duration: Half-day
  • Hands-on labs: Yes

Model deployment is arguably the most painful and time-consuming stage in the ML lifecycle. This training compares various model deployment strategies and provides a hands-on lab using MLflow and Spark UDFs to deploy an ML model in an incrementally processed streaming environment.

Training: Managing Machine Learning Models
Monday, 8:00 AM (PDT), 1:00 PM (PDT)

  • Audience: Machine learning engineers, data scientists
  • Duration: Half-day
  • Hands-on labs: Yes

The key to accelerating the ML lifecycle is to automate the most time-consuming manual, repeated and error-prone processes. This training will teach learners how to automate the ML lifecycle and streamline model management using MLflow Tracking, MLflow Model Registry, MLflow Model Registry Webhooks, and Databricks Jobs.

Training: Advanced Machine Learning with Databricks — Bundle: Day 1
Monday, 8:00 AM (PDT), 1:00 PM (PDT)

Training: Advanced Machine Learning with Databricks — Bundle: Day 2
Thursday, 8:00 AM (PDT)

  • Audience: Machine learning engineers, data scientists
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Hands-on labs: Yes

Ready to take your ML engineering skills to the next level? Learners will gain advanced ML engineering skills enabling them to organize, scale, and operationalize ML applications using Databricks.

Productionizing Ethical Credit Scoring Systems with Delta Lake, Feature Store and MLFlow
Tuesday, 4:00 PM (PDT)

Jeanne Choo, Databricks

This talk aims to illustrate how ethical principles can be operationalized, monitored and maintained in production using tools such as Delta Lake and MLflow, thus moving beyond only accuracy-based metrics of model performance and towards a more holistic and principled way of building machine learning systems.

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