Speaker: Bolke de Bruin

CTO of Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics @ING_news (ING Bank)

Bolke de Bruin is CTO of Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics at ING Bank. Next to that he is Apache Airflow committer and contributor to several other Apache projects. Bolke is passionate about embedding new ideas in the Wholesale Banking organization and strives to make Wholesale Banking more data driven. Before joining ING in 2008 Bolke worked at the 2004 summer and 2006 winter Olympic Games managing the technology, communication and data requirements for all news & media feeds at two large event locations. Bolke has also run his own start up commercializing multi-touch technology. At ING Bolke has been business manager to executive level management and a strategy consultant advising on a variety of different strategic business challenges. In his spare time, Bolke is a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, fun father to Mattia (4) and can be found surfing, obstacle running (Ever done a 15km Mud Run? – www.obstakels.com) or taking in a museum when the opportunity arises.

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  • Deep Learning Applications & Practices

    Deep learning lessons using tooling such as Tensorflow & PyTorch, across domains like large-scale cloud-native apps and fintech, and tacking concerns around interpretability of ML models.

  • Predictive Data Pipelines & Architectures

    Best practices for building real-world data pipelines doing interesting things like predictions, recommender systems, fraud prevention, ranking systems, and more.

  • ML in Action

    Applied track demonstrating how to train, score, and handle common machine learning use cases, including heavy concentration in the space of security and fraud

  • Real-world Data Engineering

    Showcasing DataEng tech and highlighting the strengths of each in real-world applications.