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Building a Tech Start-up in London and Creating an NLP/AI App from Scratch




Speakers: Rahul Powar, Mike Karliner, Chris Savvopoulos

Series: Data Bites

Interested in Big Data and how it can drive technological innovation?

Heard a lot about Big Data but not sure what it is, what is actually being done with it, and why it matters? If so, come to the Data Bites programme of talks from leading specialists in the field, and discover some of the exciting things being done and their practical applications.

Joining us will be:

  • Rahul Powar, CEO and Founder at Red Sift & ex-Chief Architect at Shazam
  • Mike Karliner, Developer Evangelist at Red Sift & ex-Technical Director at Shazam
  • Chris Savvopoulos, Software Engineer at Red Sift & ex-Technical Lead at Google Direction

A presentation by two of the people responsible for creating the Shazam app we all know and love and an ex-Google Maps technical lead whose products are used by millions of people all over the globe.

Rahul will be sharing why he decided to build a London startup and his 15 year journey in the tech space. Chris will be sharing how he used the Red Sift platform to build a revolutionary NLP/AI app that will change the way we schedule meetings with each other and Mike will give an introduction to the Red Sift platform and cover its IoT uses.

We will also be discussing how students can get involved with the Red Sift by building and publishing Sifts for free while getting rewarded for completed projects. Red Sift is also looking for part time/summer interns who are in getting experience in real world, advanced software engineering.

If you have questions: please email

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When and where

11.00am - 12.00pmFriday 17th February 2017

ELG02 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom