Omaha Azure User Group Meeting – March 2020

The Omaha Azure User Group meeting for the month of March’2020 took place on Wednesday, March 25th, starting at 5:30 PM. In light of the situation due to COVID19, it was an online event.

The meeting started at 5:30 PM where the first 30 minutes were utilized for setup and catching up. The presentation started at 6:00 PM.

Topic: “Methodology and Framework for an Enterprise AI foundation on Azure

Level: 100-200

This session served as a foundational session on AI and a methodology to implement AI on an enterprise-scale using the Azure frameworks. The speaker discussed the basics of AI, Cognitive Services and custom models, and a framework to implement it. The speaker also discussed a few real customer scenarios he has implemented with a demo or two. The session did NOT cover advanced ML modeling or any Data Science techniques

Intended For: Anyone and everyone interested in AI and want to know what it really is and how to get started.

Speaker: Sudhir Gajre

Sudhir is a Senior Director of AI with Avanade (Microsoft + Accenture joint venture).  Sudhir has worked in the IT industry for close to 25 years, predominantly focusing on all things Data and Analytics.  Before joining Avanade, he worked for a Microsoft partner running the Data and Cloud business for Central Region.  Prior to that, he was with Microsoft for 14 years, in a variety of Data focused roles.  He has a passion for public speaking, writing, and teaching.  He speaks on AI and is an adjunct professor at the Univ of NE, Omaha. 

Sponsor: Harbinger Partners

Harbinger Partners, Inc. (aka Bass & Associates) provides high-quality technology consulting, contract-to-hire, and permanent placements to businesses in and around Omaha, St. Paul/Minneapolis and Dallas areas. Their areas of expertise include Development and Architecture (both Java and .Net), Quality Assurance, Data Warehousing, Project Management, and Business Analysis. They are one of the very few companies in our market that is employee-owned! At their core, they are people dedicated to helping individuals and businesses succeed. For more details, please visit

Our sponsor also gave away three $50 gift cards.