AI Unleashed: Turbocharge Your Projects with Azure OpenAI Service (Livestream)

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Jumpstart your journey into the world of AI with this trendy and beginner-friendly session designed for developers, data engineers, and software architects. Discover the magic of Azure OpenAI Service, an innovative platform that brings the power of artificial intelligence to your fingertips, enabling seamless integration into your applications and infrastructure. In this engaging session, we'll dive into the key features and capabilities of Azure OpenAI Service, including its world-class models, the simple API, and the customizable options that make it an indispensable tool for developers. Learn how you can harness Azure OpenAI for natural language understanding, machine learning, computer vision, and automated decision-making to transform your projects into intelligent solutions. Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of Azure OpenAI Service and how to get started with integrating it into their projects. Don't miss this opportunity to kickstart your AI development journey and stay on the cutting edge of technology with Azure OpenAI Service!


Michael John Pena

CTO | Microsoft MVP | Blockchain, AI, Cloud, & Financial Technologies

Michael John "MJ" Pena is a seasoned and accomplished engineer with a passion for technology and a proven track record of delivering impactful business and technology solutions. He has a deep understanding of modern technologies such as web development, mobile application development, cloud computing, big data analytics, blockchain, IoT, and machine learning, and is committed to staying ahead of the curve through continuous learning and development. Throughout his career, MJ has held several key technical roles, including CTO, Technical Lead, Solutions Architect, and Software Engineer. He is recognized as a Microsoft MVP in Azure and is a respected thought leader in the Web3 (Cryptocurrency) space. With his domain expertise in Financial Technologies, MJ has a proven track record of developing and implementing innovative financial solutions, including payment systems, e-banking platforms, and financial management software. In addition to his technical skills, MJ is a successful business leader with a deep understanding of cultural diversity and a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture. He has a strong ability to manage and motivate diverse teams and is highly skilled in stakeholder management, able to build strong relationships with C-level executives and other key stakeholders to drive successful business outcomes. MJ's entrepreneurial spirit has also contributed to his success, having raised seven-digit capital for his previous venture. He has a deep understanding of business operations, including financial management, marketing, and sales. MJ is also deeply committed to promoting neurodiversity and has a personal interest in the topic due to his autistic son. He is dedicated to advocating for individuals with neurodiverse abilities and creating inclusive environments that allow them to thrive. This commitment is reflected in his approach to software design and development, where he incorporates design thinking and considers various architecture patterns to ensure that the end product is both functional and accessible to all users. Outside of work, MJ is an avid outdoor enthusiast and loves activities such as biking and running. He is a well-rounded individual with a passion for technology, business, and community engagement, making him an asset to any organization looking for a highly skilled and driven engineer.

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