4th International Conference on Predictive Applications and APIs

October 23, 2017: Training
October 24-25, 2017: Conference & Startup Battle
Microsoft N.E.R.D — Boston

What's at PAPIs '17?

Training & tutorials

Are you new to Machine Learning and Deep Learning? Get up to speed with the main concepts and learn first-hand how to use modern tools to create tomorrow's intelligent applications. Learn more...

Talks & networking

Meet experts who'll discuss new developments, opportunities and challenges in real-world ML. You'll find business & technical talks for all levels of experience (some of which get published in PMLR).

AI Startup Battle

PAPIs hosts the world's 1st startup competition where the jury is an AI (powered by PreSeries). Find out about the most promising startups in AI and ML, or apply to pitch your own startup!



James Savage
Data Scientist at Lendable


Jorie Koster-Hale
Data Scientist at Dataiku

Arthur Juliani
Senior ML Engineer at Unity

John Bledsoe
Principal Software Engineer at Nexosis


Ramesh B K
Co-Founder and Director at IntelliPredikt Technologies

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Sam Zimmerman
CTO & Co-founder at Freebird

D. Sculley
Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google

Mark Hamilton
Software Engineer at Microsoft

Lia Bifano
Data Scientist at Nubank

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Dennis Oleksyuk
Director at DataRobot Labs

Ken Park
CEO at Knowru

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K. Gretchen Greene
ML Engineer

Crystal C Yan
Product Manager at FiscalNote

Charles Parker
VP of ML Algorithms at BigML

Vincent Van Steenbergen
Senior Data Engineer

Tatiana Mejia
Product Marketing at Adobe

David Drollette
Senior Director of Analytics at Wayfair


Marco Rossi
Data Scientist at Microsoft Research

Cedric Archambeau
Principal Applied Scientist, ML at Amazon

Harlan Harris
Director of Data Science at WayUp

Jeffrey Rainy
Applied Research Scientist at Element AI

Adarsh Narasimhamurthy
Senior Engineer at MathWorks


Richard Tibbetts
CEO at Empirical Systems

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Thomas Boquet
Applied Research Scientist at Element AI

Pre-conference Training Workshops

Get up to speed with some of the main topics of the conference with our 1-day training workshops taking place on October 23. Our experienced instructors will be teaching in classrooms of only up to 20 persons, to maximize interaction and so you can ask more questions than in a conference setting:

  • Machine Learning Kickstart with Open Source & Cloud Platforms. Learn about the possibilities of ML, how to create predictive models from data, operationalize and evaluate them. More information (program, learning objectives, requirements) here.
  • [SOLD OUT] Introduction to Deep Learning with Keras & TensorFlow. Learn the basics of DL, how to experiment and deploy solutions, and the most useful tools in the TensorFlow ecosystem. More information (program, learning objectives, requirements) here.

Register below by choosing the Training + Conference package!


PAPIs was amazing. I learned so many things that I had dreams about it the night after.
— Rodrigo Xavier Felippe, Software Engineer at BOX TI

Looking for group discounts, or media passes for covering the event? Contact us!

We have a limited number of (free) diversity tickets to encourage women attendance — please apply here.
We also have volunteering opportunities which allow you to be part of the PAPIs adventure and to attend the conference for free — apply here!

The main conference will take place on October 24 & 25, 2017 at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center, and pre-conference training workshops will take place on October 23, 2017 (venue TBC soon). Our FAQ is at the bottom of our Eventbrite page

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AI Startup Battle


If your startup has Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) at its core, the 7th edition of the AI Startup Battle is your chance to participate in this unique event where you'll be judged by an A.I. on stage — not a human jury! The startups selected to compete will be able to pitch, make connections, exhibit at PAPIs '17, and get unique exposure among a highly distinguished audience. The winner of the battle will have the chance to participate in Telefónica Open Future's Program and Wayra’s Acceleration Program, which can include financing of up to $50.000 (conditions apply, see details).

The A.I. Startup Battle is powered by PreSeries, a joint venture between BigML and Telefonica Open Future_ that takes advantage of the latest innovations in Machine Learning to transform startup financing from its current subjective form into a highly objective data-driven practice.

Apply now! (Deadline: October 15)



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AI Startup Battle Participants

PAPIs is really about bringing ML into use
— Danny Lange, VP of AI & ML at Unity
PAPIs is a must for every ML professional
— Marco Laucelli, CEO at Novelti

Join us at Microsoft N.E.R.D!


PAPIs is a vendor-neutral and independent community conference. It wouldn’t be able to exist without the support of its partners. This year, we're grateful to have Microsoft sponsor the venue at their New England Research & Development Center — which allows us to keep registration prices low!

Read more on how to reach the venue and local accommodation...