Middle East's 1st Machine Learning conference
for decision makers

24-25 Jan 2017 — United Arab Emirates

What's at PAPIs Connect?

Predictive technology

Connect is the sister event to PAPIs, the International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps. It focuses on how data, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are used by companies (big and small) to create predictive apps that solve real problems in business and everyday life.

Talks & networking

Leaders from around the world will fly to Dubai to share practical presentations of innovations and use cases, where they have used AI and ML to create value from data. Connect makes it easy to chat with speakers, other attendees and technology providers over drinks, food, and networking events!

AI Startup Battle

Connect will feature its famous AI startup competition in which selection is completely automated and performed by an AI (powered by Telefonica Open Future). Find out which are the most promising startups in this area or participate for your chance to pitch your own startup.



Previous PAPIs Speakers


Danny Lange
Head of Machine Learning at Uber

Rand Hindi
CEO at Snips; MIT Innovator '14

Nuria Oliver
Scientific Director,
Telefonica R&D

Robert Williamson
CEO at National ICT Australia

Mark Reid
ML researcher at ANU/NICTA

Konstantin Davydov
Software Engineer at Google

Alex Ingerman
Product Manager at Amazon ML

Misha Bilenko
Principal Researcher at Microsoft

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Director AI Research Institute at Spanish Research Council

Michael Wang
Solutions Architect at NVIDIA

Natalino Busa
Enterprise Data Architect at ING

Andy Thurai
Program Director at IBM

David Gerster
VP of Data Science at BigML

Thomas Stone
Co-founder at PredictionIO

Brian Gawalt
Sr. Data Scientist at Upwork

Greg Lamp
Co-Founder at Yhat


I was impressed by the quality and diversity of speakers and attendees. It attests to the skills and experience of the organizers. I walked away with valuable knowledge and also made new friends. PAPIs surpassed my expectations and I look forward to the next one.
— Rizwan Mallal, VP of Operations at Forum Systems
PAPIs had great talks on “real world” Machine Learning implementations from all over the world. It was also an opportunity to meet interesting people, partners and clients to collaborate with in the future.
— Andrés Gonzalez, Big Data Manager at CleverTask