Latin America's 1st conference on real-world Machine Learning applications

June 20, 2017: Training
June 21-22, 2017: Conference & Startup Battle
Telefônica Auditorium — São Paulo, Brazil

We're also calling for lightning talks and for sponsors!

What's at PAPIs Connect?

Training & tutorials

Are you new to Machine Learning and looking to make the most of it? Learn first-hand what predictive technology can do, how to use modern tools and APIs to solve real-world problems, and how to create tomorrow's intelligent applications.

Talks & networking

PAPIs Connect is your chance to meet leaders from around the world who'll discuss new developments, opportunities and challenges in building intelligent applications. It features business & technical talks for all levels of experience (see highlights).

AI Startup Battle

The conference also hosts the world's 1st startup competition series where the jury is an AI (powered by PreSeries). Find out which are the most promising startups in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, or apply to pitch your own startup! Learn more... 


HJ van Veen
Data Scientist at Nubank

Eiti Kimura
IT Development Coordinator at Movile

Pierre Gutierrez
Lead Data Scientist at Dataiku Labs

Ramon de Oliveira
Researcher at Unicamp

Poul Petersen
CIO at BigML

Lucas Fonseca Navarro
Product Owner and Data Scientist at Getninjas

Joel Pinho Lucas
Data Scientist at Tail Target


Jorie Koster-Hale
Data Scientist at Dataiku

Fabrício Vargas Matos
Data Science Consultant at Hearst TV R&D


Louis Dorard
University College London — School of Management

Luming Wang Matos
Head of Deep Learning at Uber

Ana Paula Appel
Data Scientist and Master Inventor at IBM Research Brazil

Allan Dieguez
Data Scientist at Creditas

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 June 20. 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:

  • Operational Machine Learning with Open Source & Cloud Platforms. Learn about the possibilities of ML, how to create predictive models from data, operationalize and evaluate them.
  • More to be announced soon!

Attendees should bring their laptops for hands-on practical work. Some experience with the command line and in Python programming is required.

Register below (by choosing the Training + Conference package) or contact us!



The main conference will take place on June 21 & 22, 2017 at Telefonica Auditorium, and pre-conference training workshops will take place on June 20, 2017 (venue TBC soon).

Prices are given in USD. Students get 30% off. Students and job seekers can also get in for free in exchange for volunteering. Journalists can get free media passes for covering the event — contact us!



Want to be a PAPIs Connect sponsor? Three different sponsorship tiers are available:

Sponsorship Tier Availability Visibility Comp. tickets Booth Speaking Slot
$12000 Platinum 1 Maximum 10 Premium 20' Keynote
$6000 Gold 3 High 6 Large 10' Spotlight
$3000 Silver 6 Regular 3 Regular -

AI Startup Battle


If your startup has AI at its core, this battle is your chance to participate in the 5th edition of PreSeries’ AI Startup Battle. The startups selected to compete will be able to pitch on stage, make connections at PAPIs Connect, and get unique exposure among a highly distinguished audience attending Latin America's 1st conference on real-world Machine Learning applications. The winner of the battle will be analyzed and taken into consideration by the Wayra Academy, and if the startup passes Wayra's selection, the winning company may be invited to Telefónica Open Future's acceleration initiatives and services, including: training, coaching, a global network of talent, as well as the opportunity to reach many Telefónica enterprises in Brazil and abroad.

Apply now!


One of the most remarkable instants, which culminated the event, was the Startup Battle
— Enrique Otero, Data Scientist at BEEVA
Our participation in the Battle has given us an impressive boost that is already bearing fruit.
— Marco Laucelli, CEO at Novelti
PAPIs is really about bringing machine learning 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 Telefonica Auditorium!


PAPIs is a vendor-neutral and independent community conference. It wouldn’t be able to exist without the support of its partners. For this edition, we're grateful to have Telefonica sponsor their venue in downtown São Paulo — which allows us to keep registration prices low!