With the explosion in tools and opinionated frameworks for machine learning, it's very hard to define standards and best practices for MLOps and ML platforms. Based on their building AWS SageMaker and Intuit's ML Platform respectively, Alex Chung and Srivathsan Canchi talk with Demetrios and Vishnu about their experience navigating "tooling sprawl". They discuss their efforts to solve this problem organizationally with Social Good Technologies and technically with mlctl, the control plane for MLOps.
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Build MLOps Interoperability, Social Good Tech
Alex is a former Senior Product Manager at AWS Sagemaker and a ML Data Strategy and Ops lead at Facebook. He's passionate on interoperability of MLOps tooling for enterprises as an avenue to accelerate the industry.
Head of Engineering , Machine Learning Platform, Intuit
Srivathsan leads the machine learning platform engineering team at Intuit. The ML platform includes real-time distributed featurization, scoring, and feedback loops. He has a breadth of experience building high scale mission-critical platforms. Srivathsan also has extensive experience with K8s at Intuit and previously at eBay, where his team was responsible for building a PaaS on top of K8s and OpenStack.
Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.
Vishnu Rachakonda is the operations lead for the MLOps Community and co-hosts the MLOps Coffee Sessions podcast. He is a machine learning engineer at Tesseract Health, a 4Catalyzer company focused on retinal imaging. In this role, he builds machine learning models for clinical workflow augmentation and diagnostics in on-device and cloud use cases. Since studying bioengineering at Penn, Vishnu has been actively working in the fields of computational biomedicine and MLOps. In his spare time, Vishnu enjoys suspending all logic to watch Indian action movies, playing chess, and writing.