About The Fifth Elephant Conference; previous editions

  • India’s most prestigious big data, ML and data science conference since 2012.
  • A platform for practitioners to share real-life case studies of working with data, ML systems and data science - across advertising, e-commerce, OEMs, automobile industry, and platforms.
  • Relevant themes and topics each year, which helps practitioners to gain practical insights from The Fifth Elephant Conference.

The Fifth Elephant 2023 editions

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Themes for 2024 edition

  1. Data engineering and data science - managing, running and optimizing data pipelines; feature engineering; open source alternatives to vendor lock-in; recommendation systems; fraud processing.
  2. Best practices for LLM training, inference and deployment; implementing security while incorporating LLMs and SLMS in organizations; working with Open Source LLM models; security, bias and risk mitigation.
  3. GenAI - Generative AI based use-cases; GenAI and hardware.

The Conference will also host workshops, tutorials, round tables and Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions for interactive participation and networking.

Speaking at The Fifth Elephant 2024

The conference follows the peer process of reviewing submissions, and followed by rehearsals with selected speakers. If you want to speak at the conference, submit your abstract and slides at https://hasgeek.com/fifthelephant/2024/sub.


The 2024 edition will be held in-person. Attendance is open to The Fifth Elephant members only. Pick a membership to attend the in-person conference.

Who will benefit from participating in the conference and The Fifth Elephant community

  1. AI/ML/Data Science/Ops engineers who want to learn about state-of-the-art tools and techniques, especially from domains such as health care, e-commerce, automobile, agri-tech and industrial verticals
  2. Data scientists who want a deeper understanding of model deployment/governance.
  3. Architects who are building ML workflows that scale.
  4. Tech founders and CTOs who are building products and platforms that leverage data, ML and LLMs.
  5. Product managers, who want to learn about the process of building AI/ML products.
  6. Directors, VPs and senior tech leadership who are building AI/ML teams.


Sponsorship slots are open for:

  1. Employer branding and visibility
  2. Infrastructure (GPU, CPU and cloud providers) and developer productivity tool makers who want to evangelise their offering to developers and decision-makers.
  3. Companies who want to do tech branding among AI and ML developers.
  4. Venture Capital (VC) firms and investors who want to scan the landscape of innovations and innovators in AI and who want to source leads for investment in the AI and ML space.

If you are interested in sponsoring The Fifth Elephant, contact sales@hasgeek.com.


“The Fifth Elephant has been a community of passionate and talented people in tech and is for me one of the most valuable sources of practical insights into ML and AI and related aspects” — said Manu Hegde, a member of The Fifth Elephant.

“I have been a regular attendee at Fifth Elephant events since 2016 and I always take away a lot of applied wisdom from the speakers and other practitioners I meet. Often this is about common problem but many times it’s also about topics that I was not even aware of and it definitely broadens my view. The talks are on-point and derive from real world experience with very little to no marketing fluff. The Fifth Elephant community is welcoming of feedback and very supportive to all members.” - said Sidharth Ramachandran, a member of The Fifth Elephant.

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GraphRAG: Powering Up LLMs with Knowledge Graphs

Submitted Apr 13, 2024

In the era of big data, large language models (LLMs) are becoming increasingly important for tasks like question answering, document analysis, and chatbot development. However, traditional LLMs can often struggle with factual accuracy, reasoning, and handling complex information.

This talk introduces GraphRAG, a novel technique that leverages the power of knowledge graphs to empower LLMs. We’ll delve into the limitations of traditional LLMs and vector-only approach of RAG and explore how GraphRAG bridges the gap. GraphRAG equips LLMs with a deeper understanding of the world by utilizing enterprise data, boosting their accuracy, reasoning abilities, and handling of complex information.

This talk will explore the exciting world of GraphRAG, showcasing its potential to revolutionize various fields. We will also discuss real-world applications and case studies using SEC EDGAR dataset to illustrate the benefits of GraphRAG for practitioners in comparison to a vector-only approach.

  1. Who is the audience for your session?
  • Machine learning engineers and researchers interested in large language models (LLMs)
  • Developers who want to build more advanced chatbots and virtual assistants
  • Anyone interested in the future of AI and how LLMs are being improved
  1. What problem/pain are you trying to solve (for the audience)?
  • Traditional LLMs can struggle with factual accuracy, reasoning, and handling complex information.
  • This can lead to unreliable chatbots, inaccurate answers to questions, and difficulty understanding the nuances of human language.
  1. What will be the scope of your session?
  • This talk will introduce GraphRAG, a new technique that uses knowledge graphs to improve the performance of LLMs.
  • We will discuss the limitations of traditional LLMs and how GraphRAG addresses these limitations.
  • We will also explore the potential applications of GraphRAG in various fields, such as question answering, document analysis, and chatbot development.
  1. How will participants benefit from your session?
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of how LLMs work and the challenges they face.
  • They will learn about GraphRAG and how it can be used to improve the accuracy and reasoning abilities of LLMs.
  • Participants will also walk away with practical tips on how to use GraphRAG in their own work.
  1. What is the appropriate format for your session, given the audience and objectives that you have in mind?
  • This session will be a talk, with a combination of lecture and presentation slides.
  • There will also be a brief demonstration of GraphRAG in action.


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