MEMUG July 2023 – Speaker & Session Spotlight – Rod Trent
Friday, July 28th, 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm Mountain Time
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MEMUG sessions in 2023 will offer both in-person and remote option.
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AI Transformation with Microsoft
Speaker & Session Spotlight – Rod Trent
Join us for an exciting and informative meeting where we will explore the latest trends and best practices in artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can help you improve your IT operations, security, and productivity. You will hear from expert speakers who will share their insights and experiences on how to leverage AI for various purposes.
Using AI to Collect, Collate and Curate
Rod Trent is a Senior Cloud Security + AI Advocate at Microsoft. He is also the co-host of the Microsoft Security Insights Show. Extra bonus: Rod will be with MEMUG in-person at Microsoft’s Denver office location! Don’t miss out!
Note: This session will also discuss the challenges and opportunities of using AI for cybersecurity, such as ethical, legal, and social implications, human-AI trust and cooperation, and future research directions.
Full Session Details
Cybersecurity is a critical challenge for organizations and individuals. The volume and complexity of cyber threats are increasing exponentially, and traditional methods of detection and prevention are no longer sufficient. To cope with this challenge, artificial intelligence (AI) can offer powerful solutions to collect, collate and curate data from various sources and domains, and to analyze and act on them in real time. In this session, we will explore how AI can enhance cybersecurity in three aspects:
- Collect: How AI can leverage big data, cloud computing, IoT and other technologies to gather relevant and diverse data from multiple sources, such as network traffic, user behavior, social media, dark web, and open-source intelligence.
- Collate: How AI can apply advanced techniques, such as natural language processing, machine learning, graph analytics and knowledge representation, to organize and integrate data from different formats, languages, and contexts, and to identify patterns, anomalies, and relationships.
- Curate: How AI can use reasoning, inference, decision making and human-computer interaction to generate actionable insights, recommendations and responses for cybersecurity professionals and stakeholders, and to facilitate collaboration and communication.
Rod is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft focused on Cybersecurity and AI. He has spoken many times at many conferences over the past 30-some years and has several written books and hundreds of articles. He is a husband, dad, and first-time grandfather. In his spare time (if such a thing does truly exist), you can regularly find him simultaneously watching Six Million Dollar Man TV show episodes and writing KQL queries.
This meeting is a rare chance to learn from the Microsoft experts and partners who are at the forefront of AI innovation. Register today and secure your spot as space is limited!
Jennifer Martinez is a Microsoft Enterprise Technology Strategist driving business transformation and impactful solutions for complex organizations.
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Rod Trent is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft focused on Cybersecurity and AI. He has spoken many times at many conferences over the past 30-some years and has several written books and hundreds of articles. He is a husband, dad, and first-time grandfather. In his spare time (if such a thing does truly exist), you can regularly find him simultaneously watching Six Million Dollar Man TV show episodes and writing KQL queries.
Nicholas Aquino is a Senior Technical Specialist for Cloud Endpoint at Microsoft. He helps customers leverage the power of cloud-based solutions for managing their devices and applications. He is also a Microsoft 365 Copilot Champion, staying updated on the latest features and best practices of Microsoft 365. With over 20 years of experience in endpoint management for large enterprises, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. Nicholas is based in Southeast Michigan, where he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
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