The Fifth Elephant 2017

On data engineering and application of ML in diverse domains


Machine Learning Applications in Cisco Spark Collaboration SaaS

Submitted by Narayanan Subramaniam (@narayanan-subramaniam) on Saturday, 8 April 2017

Section: Crisp talk for data engineering track Technical level: Intermediate


A use case driven technical overview of the applications of machine learning in the Cisco Spark Collaboration SaaS offer, including Webex (refer:


  1. A brief introduction to the Cisco Collaboration portfolio, including on-premise and hybrid Cloud offers, Cloud-only Cisco Spark and Webex
  2. Overview of use cases of machine learning in the Cisco Spark offer
  3. Specific technical application of a use case in Cisco Spark for improved Cloud operations for media and signalling
  4. A brief summation of pitfalls experienced and additional food for thought

Speaker bio

I am the lead architect for the Cisco Spark-Call ( Cloud-scale Serviceability and Analytics/Metrics/ML Architecture, Design and Development. For more details please refer my LinkedIn profile:


  • Sandhya Ramesh (@sandhyaramesh) Reviewer 2 years ago

    Hi Narayan, we’re evaluating proposals currently. Could you upload your slide deck and a two minute video of you walking us through your talk? Thanks!

  • Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 2 years ago

    Narayan, this proposal reads like a product pitch. It will count as a sponsored session.

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