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OceanMind featured in Future Decoded 2019 Keynote with Lucas Joppa.

During his keynote at Future Decoded 2019, Lucas Joppa, Microsoft's Chief Environment Officer, highlighted the efforts of Microsoft's AI for Good programme.

He featured the work of OceanMind, who are using data and AI to monitor the world's oceans in near-realtime to detect illegal fishing, human trafficking, and illegal salvage operations on war graves and heritage sites.

I love hearing about the way a really small organisation is using technology to scale well beyond the size of the group of the people they have. When people look at the work of OceanMind they think they are looking at the work of a large multinational organisation, but instead it's a small team of dedicated, hardworking individuals.

He was joined on stage by OceanMind Founder & CEO, Nick Wise, who gave an overview of the problems OceanMind are trying to solve and how Microsoft Azure, Data and AI are being utilised to enable a small team to have a global impact.

Recording of Azure Oxford talk on combatting illegal fishing with Azure (for less than £10/month)

Recording of Azure Oxford talk on combatting illegal fishing with Azure (for less than £10/month)

Carmel Eve

Jess and Carmel recently gave a talk at Azure Oxford on "Combatting illegal fishing with Machine Learning and Azure - for less than £10 / month). The recording of that talk is now available for viewing!The talk focuses on the recent work we completed with OceanMind. They run through how to construct a cloud-first architecture based on serverless and data analytics technologies and explore the important principles and challenges in designing this kind of solution. Finally, we see how the architecture we designed through this process not only provides all the benefits of the cloud (reliability, scalability, security), but because of the pay-as-you-go compute model, has a compute cost that we could barely believe!
Wardley Maps - Explaining how OceanMind use Microsoft Azure & AI to combat Illegal Fishing

Wardley Maps - Explaining how OceanMind use Microsoft Azure & AI to combat Illegal Fishing

Jess Panni

Wardley Maps are a fantastic tool to help provide situational awareness, in order to help you make better decisions. We use Wardley Maps to help our customers think about the various benefits and trade-offs that can be made when migrating to the Cloud. In this blog post, Jess Panni demonstrates how we used Wardley Maps to plan the migration of OceanMind to Microsoft Azure, and how the maps highlighted where the core value of their platform was, and how PaaS and Serverless services offered the most value for money for the organisation.
OceanMind featured in Microsoft President, Brad Smith's Web Summit 2019 Keynote.

OceanMind featured in Microsoft President, Brad Smith's Web Summit 2019 Keynote.

Howard van Rooijen

In his Web Summit keynote, Microsoft President, and author of the book 'Tools & Weapons', Brad Smith highlighted OceanMind as one of the key organisations using AI for Good.

Howard van Rooijen

Co-Founder

Howard van Rooijen

Howard spent 10 years as a technology consultant helping some of the UK's best known organisations work smarter, before founding endjin in 2010. He's a Microsoft ScaleUp Mentor, and a Microsoft Azure MVP, and helps small teams achieve big things using data, AI and Microsoft Azure.