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Howard van Rooijen By Howard van Rooijen Co-Founder
OceanMind featured in Microsoft President, Brad Smith's Web Summit 2019 Keynote.

During his Web Summit 2019 keynote, Brad Smith, President at Microsoft, talked about the intersection of technology and society and discussed the impact that AI.

The postive and negative usages of AI is the subject his recent book "Tools & Weapons". He predicts that the likely impact of AI over the next thirty years will be similar to to the transformation created by the invention of the internal combustion engine in the early 20th Century.

Brad Smith highlighted OceanMind as a small organisation who use technology to achieve big things to improve the planet's sustainability, and then invited Nick Wise, OceanMind's Founder & CEO to share the stage.

OceanMind is using the power of AI and harnessing the world's data about vessels on the seas, analyzing them in real time, and sharing the results with the world's governments to improve the sustainability of the planet's oceans. It shows what technology can do. It shows that we each have a role to play, if we're going to address the great problems that the world puts in front of us.

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!

Speaking at NDC London: Combatting illegal fishing with Machine Learning and Azure

Carmel Eve

In January 2020, Carmel is speaking about creating high performance geospatial algorithms in C# which can detect suspicious vessel activity, which is used to help alert law enforcement to illegal fishing. The input data is fed from Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2, and converted into data projections optimised for high-performance computation. This code is then hosted in Azure Functions for cheap, consumption based processing.
OceanMind featured in Future Decoded 2019 Keynote with Lucas Joppa.

OceanMind featured in Future Decoded 2019 Keynote with Lucas Joppa.

Howard van Rooijen

OceanMind featured in Microsoft's Chief Environment Officer, Lucas Joppa's Keynote at Future Decoded 2019.

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.