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The Best ML and MLOps Events and Conferences for 2022

2021 was, quite rightly, touted as “The Year of MLOps”. The MLOps scene exploded with thousands of companies adopting practices and tools aimed at helping them get models into production faster and more efficiently. A multitude of new vendors, consultancies and open source tooling entered the field making it more important than ever to stay on top of what’s happening.

Throughout January I’ve been asking around to find out the best MLOps and ML events people attended last year. There were loads of great suggestions to go through but a handful kept coming up over and over again. I’ve combined those with my own experiences to create a list of the events and conferences you definitely don’t want to miss.

I’ve grouped these together by location so you can find the events close to you, I’ve also highlighted the ones we’re attending so you can come and meet us there.

There are some organisers and groups who put on shows across regions. Heres a quick summary of the ones to look out for.

 

KubeCon

Kubecon

You can’t have MLOps without the Ops and it’s no secret that a huge chunk of the Ops (and DevOps) world have adopted Kubernetes as their deployment platform of choice. Kubecon has grown large enough to have it’s own “machine learning and data” track which will be packed full of MLOps content. Kubernetes users and open source fans can’t afford to miss this one.

 

ODSC

In the past, ODSC (Open Data Science Conference) might have focussed on traditional data science and included some machine learning content but these days it’s more likely the other way around. With ODSC being so big and having so much ML content, the last couple of years have seen more and more MLOps content being included. The trend is bound to stay the same and we’ll see even more great MLOps talks at the ODSC conferences this year.

 

MLOps World

Smaller, developer-driven conferences solely focussed on MLOps. Great to attend either virtually or in-person if you’re in North America.


EMEA

Big Data & AI World 

London, 2nd-3rd March

An extensive trade show conference covering a broad range of topics, perfect for individuals looking for a range of technical solutions or for information across technical specialisms.

 

AI in Finance Summit 

London, 17th-18th March

An industry-specific event focused on solving challenges across the finance industry. A smaller, bespoke conference for business-focused individuals.

 

Data Innovation Summit Nordics

Stockholm, 5th-6th May

A prominent event for the Nordics region that brings together the most influential speakers and organisations to address the biggest topics in AI and innovation. Business-focused. Catch the Seldon team there in person this year.

 

DevOps Days

Birmingham UK, 5th-6th May

A chance to get hands-on in a smaller setting. You can also find DevOps Days in a number of other location, they have a packed calendar to take a look at.

 

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

London, 9th-11th May

A higher-level conference across data and analytics, with some key talks dedicated to MLOps.

 

Kubecon EU

Valencia, 16th – 20th May

A return to in-person in Europe for Kubecon, and a great option for Spanish-speaking audiences to network, although the majority of talks will be in English.

 

ODSC Europe

London, 15th – 16th June

This conference is making the most of a return to in-person events with a focus on hands-on experience, bootcamps and training. A great bet for individuals looking to improve their expertise or get exposure to new open source technologies.

 

The AI Summit 

London, 16th-17th June

A business-focused conference set to be one of the largest UK conferences on this topic this year. Vertical-based streams enable a focus on real-life use cases and solutions from AI technology.

 

Enterprise AI Summit

Berlin, 29th-30th June

One of the only German-based conferences on the list so a great option for those in the region. Conference tracks centre on applications of AI across enterprise so a great option for tech leads looking for innovation in their business units.

 

MLOps Summit 

London, 6th-7th July

One of the solely MLOps-focused conferences in London this year, so a great one to keep in the calendar. The Seldon team are also planning on attending so catch us there.

 

EuroPython

Dublin, 26th July-1st August

The largest Python conference in Europe which is set to have a number of of relevant streams and talks for the MLOps world.

 

Open Source Summit Europe

Dublin, 13th-16th September

Organised by the Linux Foundation, this conference is designed to further innovation and sustainability in open source technologies and ecosystems. A key choice for those looking to integrate OSS in their tech stacks.

 

TechEx Europe 

Amsterdam, 20th-21st September

A big trade show across a wide range of topics. Good for attendees looking to get information across a wide range of specialisms and network with a broad range of individuals and organisations.

 

Big Data LDN

London, 21st-22nd September

A big, free-to-attend conference conference covering a wide range of topics. Head here for a broad range of topics, with business-led and technical streams.

 

World Summit AI

Amsterdam, 12th-13th October

A conference with a keen focus on innovation and the future. A must-attend to glimpse cutting-edge tech and new ideas in ethics and debates on burning AI issues. MLOps features as a growing part of their programme.

 


Americas

 

ODSC East

Boston, 19th – 21st April

One of the largest applied ML conferences, now expanded with a dedicated day of bootcamps and workshops. A great option for hands-on experience to further your knowledge and training.

 

TechEx North America

Silicon Valley, 11th-12th May

A large-scale free-to-attend event that attracts broad swathes of participants on topics from blockchain to IoT to 5G.

 

MLOps World

Toronto, 7th – 10th June

There are only a handful of full-blown conferences that are totally dedicated to MLOps… MLOps World is one of them! The event in 2021 was packed full of interesting talks and I fully expect it’ll be even bigger and better in 2022.

 

REWORK MLOps Summit

San Francisco, 23rd-24th June

This was one of the few conferences in 2021 that were totally dedicated to the theme of MLOps. The summit did a great job of gathering speakers from end-user companies like Chick-fil-A, Capital One and BBC which meant for some really interesting war stories. Even better, you’ll catch the Seldon team there as well!

 

Kubecon North America

Detroit, 24th – 28th October

A staple in the machine learning event calendar not to be missed!

 

ODSC West

San Francisco, 1st – 3rd November

One of the best community data science events globally as ODSC is comprehensive and totally community-focused.


Hybrid

 

DevOpsCon

London, 26th-29th April

A great, focused conference for DevOps practitioners to further their knowledge in a hands-on way.

 

Databricks Data + AI Summit

27th-30th June

 

Apply()

18th-19th May

This conference kept coming up over and over again when I was collecting opinions for this list. Apply() conf has been put together by the team over at Tecton. ML Engineering is the main focus for the conference so anyone who works in the MLOps space is bound to learn something new.

 

AIIA (The AI Infrastructure Alliance) Talk Series

AIIA is a non-profit foundation with the goal of bringing together the best individual MLOps tools to build “canonical stacks”. In 2022, AIIA is going to be running a series of events covering different aspects of the MLOps life cycle. The talks will be highly interactive, mostly comprised of technical demonstrations rather than endless slideware and are all either virtual or hybrid.

Experiment Tracking, 3rd March

Model Deployment, 7th April

Monitoring and Tracking Models, 5th May

Orchestration and Pipelines for Machine Learning, 2nd June

 

MLOps.community Meetups

Throughout 2021 they ran regular meetups, reading groups, coffee sessions and podcasts. The speakers are a nice mix of vendors, end users and open source contributors. The slack channels are also an awesome place to ask for help or advice. Check out their series of content for 2022.

 

MLOps London

I can’t make a list of the best events for 2022 and not include my own? That’d just be rude, right? Jokes and nepotism aside, I genuinely believe the MLOps London meetups belong on this list.

I’ve taken care to make sure all of these meetups not only have great quality MLOps speakers, but also are streamed live online so that people all over the world can attend.

MLOps London takes place every two months. You can attend in person in London or follow the youtube channel to watch them live or on demand

Are you running an ML or MLOps event in 2022? Get in touch with the Seldon team to be considered for this shortlist:

 

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