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After the Lightning Talks in May we're back with two full sessions in July. We're looking forward to seeing you all there.
The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence
We're welcoming Gaving Payne for out first talk. Gavin is the head
of digital transformation for Coeo, an analytics and data platform
consultancy, where he focusses on innovation and providing thought
These days, artificial intelligence is always in the news and on
technology roadmaps, yet the idea of it is older than modern computing.
So why the increased interest in it? Why has it suddenly become the next
big thing and how should we expect it to make decision making easier?
- starts by looking at the history of modern AI, back to when Alan Turing first dreamed of machines
- considers why new data storage and processor hardware technologies are letting it take off
- suggests how it might shape the future of business analytics and the world we live in
Group vs Teams
Our second talk this month comes from Alan Eardley.
Alan is a solution architect at CPS (Corporate Project Solutions) with
over 20 years' experience with Microsoft products and the design and
implementation of web-based solutions. Alan has a broad range of
experience of collaboration, project management, development and data
and reporting working with commercial and public sector clients to apply
Office 365 and Azure technology to business challenges with a focus on
the adoption of the solution. Alan's passion is trying to stay on top of
the continuous stream of new and improved tools and technologies that
are coming from Office 365 and Azure.
Microsoft have provided some great tools to enable us to
collaborate in Office 365. We can use calendars, files, distribution
lists, Skype, files … the list keeps growing.
With the release of Teams, we have a new way to work with these different tools.
In this presentation I will compare and contrast the capabilities
of Office 365 Groups and Teams, and even some of the capabilities found
in more traditional SharePoint team sites.
You will learn what the differences are, what the benefits are
and even what some of the teething pains are, and be enabled to choose
the most appropriate tool for your teams to use.