2nd International Conference on
Predictive APIs and Apps

August 6-7, 2015 — Sydney


What's at PAPIs '15?


Are you new to predictive technology but looking to make the most of it? Learn first-hand what machine learning can do, how to use modern tools and predictive APIs to create the predictive applications of tomorrow.

Main conference

PAPIs brings together practitioners from industry, government and academia to present new developments, identify new needs and trends, and discuss the challenges of building real-world predictive applications.


This is the more technical part of PAPIs dedicated to the presentation of techniques, architectures, frameworks and standards to build Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) with APIs that scale.


Why come?

  1. Hear stories of what others are doing with predictive technology
  2. Learn how to use machine learning in your apps and your business
  3. Find out about the latest advances in Predictive APIs and apps
  4. Meet international experts and leaders who gather only once a year
  5. World 1st: Amazon ML, Azure ML, BigML, Google Prediction leaders on stage


Robert Williamson
Leader of the ML group of NICTA


Danny Lange
General Manager at Amazon ML

Panel discussion & Keynote

Sharat Chikkerur
Sr. Software Engineer at Microsoft

"AzureML: Anatomy of a machine learning service"

Konstantin Davydov
Software Engineer at Google

"Simple Machine Learning for the Masses"

Poul Petersen
Chief Infrastructure Officer at BigML

"Past, Present and Future of Predictive APIs"

Mark Reid
ML researcher at ANU/NICTA

Panel discussion

Michael Wang
Solutions Architect at NVIDIA

"Interactive Deep Learning GPU Training with NVIDIA DIGITS"

Alex Housley
Founder & CEO at Seldon

"Open Sourcing a Predictive API"

David Jones
Technical Director at Resolve Digital

"Big Wins with Small Data: PredictionIO in Ecommerce"

Nicolas Hohn
Director of Analytics at Guavus Inc

"Large scale predictive analytics for anomaly detection"

James Montgomery
Lecturer at University of Tasmania

"Protocols & Structures for Inference: A RESTful API for ML"

Yan Zhang
Data Scientist at Microsoft

"Building Machine Learning Models for Predictive Maintenance Applications"

Brian Gawalt
Sr. Data Scientist at Upwork

"Deploying Predictive Models with the Actor Framework"

Jaidev Deshpande
Data Scientist at DataCulture

Supercharging Data Validation in Python


Our venue: the Menzies

The Menzies Sydney Hotel is one of the city’s premier destinations for business and leisure travel, located in the heart of the Central Business District (across the street from Wynyard Station), near iconic attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour Precinct and The Royal Botanic Gardens. More information...


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PAPIs '14 in review

The 1st edition of PAPIs took place in November 2014 in Barcelona. We had 200+ attendees coming from 22 different countries (among which: Microsoft, Samsung, IBM, Amazon, Intel, SAP, Telefonica, ING, King, Banc Sabadell, Axa, New Relic, BigML, Dataiku, Yhat, Indico, Dato, PredictionIO, Datagami, 3scale).

More about PAPIs '14 (speakers, talks, slides)

PAPIs was the best conference I visited in 2014. If you are building predictive applications or publishing APIs for predictive applications, it is a must-visit conference.
— Lars Trieloff, Director Product Management at Blue Yonder ('14 attendee)
It was a great crowd — it really felt like everyone there was excited about the space and where it might go in the next few years. It reminded me of the first PyData I attended a few years ago.
— Greg Lamp, CTO at Yhat ('14 speaker)