[Machine learning][1] enables computers to learn from large amounts of data without being explicitly programmed to do so. We can already see how machine learning gives rise to new intelligent applications, from self-driving cars to intelligent assistants on our smartphones. Increasingly, businesses recognize the importance of using machine learning to transform their data assets into business value. However, many companies are unsure how machine learning can be applied to solve problems in an enterprise context. As the world’s most relevant enterprise data is part of SAP’s system and business network, SAP aspires to make all its enterprise solutions intelligent and help customers to leverage their data. [1]: http://www.sap.com/solution/machine-learning.html "EXTERNAL"
Monday, November 14, 2016 09:00 (UTC) to Tuesday, December 20, 2016 09:00 (UTC)
Language: English

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Course Summary

Machine learning enables computers to learn from large amounts of data without being explicitly programmed to do so. We can already see how machine learning gives rise to new intelligent applications, from self-driving cars to intelligent assistants on our smartphones.

Increasingly, businesses recognize the importance of using machine learning to transform their data assets into business value. However, many companies are unsure how machine learning can be applied to solve problems in an enterprise context. As the world’s most relevant enterprise data is part of SAP’s system and business network, SAP aspires to make all its enterprise solutions intelligent and help customers to leverage their data.

The objective of this course is to help business decision makers understand the significance of machine learning for enterprise computing. After taking this course, participants should be aware of recent advances in machine learning, have an understanding of the basic concepts involved and how business problems can be solved with machine learning. In particular, the course gives guidelines on how to formulate a business problem as a machine learning problem. This course is mainly aimed at a business audience. In the meantime, we are working on another machine learning course for a developer audience, and expect this course to be available next year.

Course Characteristics

• Starting from: November 14, 2016, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
• Duration: The course is open for 5 weeks
• Effort: 2-3 hours in total
• Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
• Course closure: December 20, 2016, 09:00 UTC
• Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Intelligent Applications Powered by Machine Learning
Unit 2: What Is Machine Learning?
Unit 3: From Business Problem to Machine Learning: A Recipe
Unit 4: Machine Learning in Enterprise Computing
Unit 5: Application Example: Natural Language Processing
Unit 6: Application Example: Computer Vision
Unit 7: Key Takeaways

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• Solution managers
• Executive managers

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This course was held from Nov 14, 2016 through Dec 20, 2016.

12406 learners enrolled.

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Dr. Daniel Dahlmeier is head of machine learning for Sales and Service at SAP. Daniel manages a cross-functional, start-up-like team to make the enterprise applications we use every day more intelligent, and create a small revolution in the way we work.

Daniel’s background is in natural language processing and machine learning. He holds a PhD in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a Master in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Dr. Markus Noga is vice president of Machine Learning. His vision is to make enterprise applications intelligent. Markus leads teams that are building SAP Clea applications and bringing SAP Clea services to SAP Cloud Platform. These teams are based in in Germany, Israel, Singapore, and the United States, and form part of the SAP Innovation Center Network.

Markus previously served SAP as VP for New Business & Portfolio, where he drove the launch of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and the continuous renewal of SAP’s global R&D portfolio. He also previously worked as a director in the Corporate Strategy Group.

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