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

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... 


Eiti Kimura
IT Development Coordinator at Movile

HJ van Veen
Data Scientist at Nubank

Pierre Gutierrez
Lead Data Scientist at Dataiku Labs


Louis Dorard
University College London — School of Management

Lucas Fonseca Navarro
Product Owner and Data Scientist at Getninjas

Poul Petersen
CIO at BigML

Paula Fadul
Data Labs Sr. Manager at Telefonica

Joel Pinho Lucas
Data Scientist at Tail Target

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

Allan Dieguez
Data Scientist at Creditas

Luiz Andrade
Chief Operations Officer at TEVEC

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

Eric Chen
Tech Lead/Manager for Machine Learning Platform at Uber Inc


André Barbosa
Data Scientist/ML Engineer at Elo7

Ramon de Oliveira
Researcher at Unicamp

Fabio Cozman
Full Professor at Escola Politecnica, Universidade de São Paulo

Pre-conference Training Workshop

Get up to speed with some of the main topics of the conference with our 1-day training workshop taking place on June 20. Our experienced instructor will be teaching in a classroom of only 20 persons, to maximize interaction and so you can ask more questions than in a conference setting. Attendees should bring their laptops for hands-on practical work. Some experience with the command line and in Python programming is required.

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.

The workshop is SOLD OUT



AI Startup Battle


If your startup is leveraging Artificial Intelligence in its product(s) or service(s), then this is your chance to pitch and win the 6th edition of PreSeries’ AI Startup Battle.

What makes this competition so special?

Well, it is the absence of human involvement in selecting the winner. Indeed, an entire human jury is no longer needed thanks to PreSeries' own A.I. The voice-controlled A.I. will communicate with the contenders live on-stage and generate scores in order to rank the startups and choose the winner.
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. All selected contenders will receive 2 free tickets to the conference as well as an exhibition booth worth R$ 10,000 for the entire duration of the event (2 days). 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 Telefonica enterprises in Brazil, Latin America and abroad.
Enter the competition here

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

Companies attending

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!

Getting here, hotels and travel tips