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May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Launch Clinic: Internet of Things (IoT) Startups

Launch Smart Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

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Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Feb
14
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Smartphone Distracting You? Learn How to Take Back Control in 2019

  • Mandalay Conference Room, 4th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Robert Plotkin of Technology For Mindfulness for a 1-hour workshop at Cambridge Innovation Center (1 Broadway) where you'll learn how to reset your focus so that you can use your smartphone more mindfully in the new year. You'll learn simple, concrete techniques to become better at avoiding distraction from your smartphone, helping you reduce stress and increase focus. Take control over your smartphone so that you can head into 2019 more grounded, productive, and focused. 

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Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Smartphone Distracting You? Learn How to Take Back Control in 2019

  • Mandalay Conference Room, 4th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Robert Plotkin of Technology For Mindfulness for a 1-hour workshop at Cambridge Innovation Center (1 Broadway) where you'll learn how to reset your focus so that you can use your smartphone more mindfully in the new year. You'll learn simple, concrete techniques to become better at avoiding distraction from your smartphone, helping you reduce stress and increase focus. Take control over your smartphone so that you can head into 2019 more grounded, productive, and focused. 

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Founders Live Boston!

  • Lighthouse West, 20th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-boston-tickets-52996473880?aff=erelexpmlt

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. 

So bring your friends and co-workers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Boston. 

ALL PRESENTERS EARN $5,000 TOWARDS AWS HOSTING - Founders Live has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an incredible offer for startups pitching at a Founders Live event. "Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS." We are excited to announce ALL presenting companies who are chosen to give their 99-second pitch at a Founders Live event receive $5,000 credit towards their web hosting on Amazon. 

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Jan
3
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Dec
20
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Dec
13
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Biomaterials Workshop

In our third open-house workshop, the Biomaterials working group will show you how to create materials recipes from locally abundant ingredients from our earth's living systems. We will share documentation standards so that your recipe can be replicated and iterated upon by participants in the working group.

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Nov
29
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Biomaterials Workshop

In our second open-house workshop, the Biomaterials working group will show you how to create recipes from locally abundant ingredients from our earth's living systems. We will share documentation standards so that your recipe can be replicated and iterated upon by participants in the working group.

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

The HumanSide Series: Communication Bootcamp

This workshop explores the power of communication and how to harness it for good both for yourself (expressing what you need, want, hope for) and those you care about (helping them do the same). Come for an interactive workshop and walk out with tangible tools on how to say what you mean, mean what you say, and be compassionate all the while.

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Oct
4
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Sentiment Analysis: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Lexicon Based? You Choose!
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Sentiment Analysis: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Lexicon Based? You Choose!

  • Cloud City, 14th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're hosting a series of meetups around sentiment analysis, involving NLP, machine learning, deep learning, and of course text processing.

Want to know what your customers, users, contacts, or relatives really think? Find out by building your own sentiment analysis application.

In this workshop you will build a sentiment analysis application, step by step, using KNIME Analytics Platform. After an introduction to the most common techniques used for sentiment analysis and text mining we will work in three groups, each one focusing on a different technique.

  1. Deep Learning: This group will work with the visual Keras deep learning integration available in KNIME (completely code free).

  2. Machine Learning: This group will use other machine learning techniques, based on native KNIME nodes.

  3. Lexicon Based: This group will focus on a lexicon based approach for sentiment analysis.

What you need for the workshop

  • Your own laptop preinstalled with KNIME Analytics Platform, which you can download here. For help installing KNIME, check out these tutorials: Windows, Mac, or Linux

  • KNIME Textprocessing extension. Find out how to install KNIME extensions here.

To get familiar with KNIME Analytics Platform, you can explore the content of our E-learning course.

If you'd like to work in the deep learning group, please pre-install Python and Keras. Just follow these instructions.

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Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

The HumanSide Series: Growth Mindset

Research has shown that one of the keys to success is the distinction between a fixed vs. growth mindset. You may have heard those terms before, and may even think you've got it, but what does that actually mean? This workshop breaks down this conversation while taking you through an interactive workshop to better understand your mentality, where it comes from, and how it may be limiting (and everyone around you.)

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Sep
20
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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How to Make the Cut: Brand Identity Talk with Aaron Belyea & Vinyl Cutting Workshop
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

How to Make the Cut: Brand Identity Talk with Aaron Belyea & Vinyl Cutting Workshop

Event Intro:

How to Make the Cut: A conversation with Aaron Belyea of Alphabet Arm Design and New Balance on building brands, his daring designs, and the educational practice he embodies while helping clients tell their unique story through visual identities. Aaron will also offer a live crit to a few select audience members prior to a vinyl-cutting workshop run by FAB@CIC.                                     

Event Description:

AIGA Boston and Fab @CIC invite you to join us for a conversation with Aaron Belyea, Founder of Alphabet Arm Design and Creative Design Manager: Brand and Visual, of New Balance, and moderator, Amy Parker, Design Director of Woods Creative, on what it means to design identity systems from small scale to internationally recognized brands. We'll discuss the impact of Aaron's bold design work, brands in which he's made eyebrows raise, and a hear a few tips on how to effectively design for clients in the current speed of business. As an audience member, you'll have an opportunity to bring your work to have Aaron critique, check out a vinyl cutting demo, and take your own logo to the cutter to create an unforgettable wall graphic in Fab@CIC's lab.                                            

                               

What You'll Learn:

You'll learn about the branding process from a highly successful practicing designer. Aaron will talk about his work, process, and how he works with clients at small scale to international scale. Aaron has offered to give a small-group crit to a selected designers on their own work, and FAB@CIC will show us how to use a vinyl cutter and create our own cuts. Prior to this event you will need to send your graphic [insert specifications here] and tell us if you would like to be part of the intimate critique. Email Amy - Amy@boston.aiga.org              

 

Who Should Attend:

Anyone interested in brand design -- entry level to advanced.

RSVP at https://boston.aiga.org/event/how-to-make-the-cut-brand-identity-talk-with-aaron-belyea-vinyl-cutting-workshop/                                    

 

Schedule:

5:30pm – Door opens, networking

6:00 – Aaron Talk

7:00 Aaron ""Live Audit"" small group critique

7:15 – Vinyl-Cutting Workshop (Run by Fab@CIC)

8:30 – End

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Startupalooza
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Startupalooza

Every Start-Up gets to pitch before our team of Investors.

The audience finds out what's coming up in the market and what VCs are really looking for!

Join us for a chance to get funded. Previous winners like Alyce got $500.000, SeedCX received funding offers from 2 of the judges and $1.25 million toward their first round. PrettySImple and HigherMe together, received over $250,000. So far, 3 of our presenting companies have been funded and 2 are under consideration. Nomi Beauty got $250,000 and EventCombo in NY recently picked up $350K. 

Pitch to our group of Investor judges at this Business Plan open pitching event that exposes you to Investors in 5 cities in the northeast. 

All business ideas that can scale are welcome: Digital Media - High Tech - Healthcare - eCommerce - Foodtech etc.

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Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Pick up the phone: How to get over 'phone avoidance' and increase sales
Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

Pick up the phone: How to get over 'phone avoidance' and increase sales

  • Meridian, 5th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur that avoids (or flatly refuses) to pick up the phone in your own sales process?

Join phone-fan Hazel Butters for this free workshop to help you get over your reluctance, fear or frustration over not using the phone in sales. Topics covered in this free workshop include:

  • Habits you can develop now to start picking up the phone and be comfortable with it

  • How to identify prospects at different stages of your sales process and how to speak to them on the phone

  • Ways to increase your phone confidence

  • Five ways your phone can help you boost your sales in the next 30 days

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Sep
6
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Aug
30
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Adopting Data Science and ML: A Blueprint for Financial Professionals
Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

Adopting Data Science and ML: A Blueprint for Financial Professionals

Financial firms are taking AI and machine learning seriously to augment traditional investment decision making. Alternative datasets including text analytics, cloud computing, algorithmic trading are game changers for many firms who are adopting technology at a rapid pace. As more and more open-source technologies penetrate enterprises, quants and data scientists have a plethora of choices for building, testing and scaling quantitative models. Even though there are multiple solutions and platforms available to build machine learning solutions, challenges remain in adopting machine learning in the enterprise.In this talk we will illustrate a step-by-step process to enable replicable AI/ML research within the enterprise using QuSandbox.

In Part 1, we will discuss the challenges and best practices of adopting data science and machine learning solutions in financial companies.

In Part 2, we will demonstrate a case study in Python to use Natural Language Processing techniques to analyze EDGAR call earnings transcripts that could be used to generate sentiment analysis scores using the Amazon Comprehend, IBM Watson, Google and Azure APIs. We will compare an contrast scores from various APIs and discuss how these scores can be used to augment traditional quantitative research and for trading decisions. At the end of this talk, participants can see a concrete picture on how to take their machine learning from a research and prototype to a scalable production model deployable in the cloud.

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