Balaji Venkataraman

Engineering Manager, Starbucks

Balaji R Venkataraman is an Engineering Manager with the Enterprise Data And Analytic Platform team at Starbucks. His team ships and operates on-demand platforms on the Azure cloud that powers petabyte scale Data Engineering, at scale ML/AI development and Operationalization across Starbucks. These offerings shape multiple Next generation personalization and retail optimization initiatives.

Past sessions

Summit 2020 Operationalizing Machine Learning at Scale at Starbucks

June 25, 2020 05:00 PM PT

As ML-driven innovations are propelled by the Self-Service capabilities in the Enterprise Data and Analytics Platform, teams face a significant entry barrier and productivity issues in moving from POCs to Operating ML-powered apps at scale in production. This talk is the journey of a team in using the Starbucks AI foundational capabilities in EDAP to deploy, manage and operate ML models as secure and scalable cognitive services that have the potential of powering internet-scale inferences for use cases and applications.

Summit 2019 Revolutionizing Retail with Big Data and AI

April 23, 2019 05:00 PM PT

Join us for an exclusive industry event at Spark + AI Summit. Come network with your peers, meet with and hear from industry luminaries on how big data and machine learning are driving innovation across the entire retail value chain.