Intel® distribution of OpenVINO Toolkit workshop


Chicago, IL

August 13 - 14, 2019



The event is at capacity. For information on future events in your area, please visit the Intel Software Developer Zone


Intel invites you to attend an exciting two-day workshop! In this workshop you will learn about the latest industry trends, innovations, products and technologies as well as experience live demonstrations.


Join us for a two-day, hands-on workshop where Intel® will take you through a computer vision workflow using the latest Intel® technologies and the OpenVINO toolkits including support for deep learning algorithms that help accelerate smart video applications. You will learn how to optimize and improve performance with and without external accelerators and utilize tools to help you identify the best hardware configuration for your needs. This workshop will also outline the various frameworks and topologies supported by Intel® accelerator tools in addition to a brief discussion on how to implement custom layers.


By attending this workshop you will learn:

  • Intel® computer vision technology

  • Application development with the OpenVINO™ toolkit

  • To accelerate computer vision applications

  • Performance optimization techniques with hardware acceleration



What to bring:

Please bring your own Windows, Mac, or Linux laptop.



What we will provide:

Intel will provide the necessary hardware and software for the workshop.




Day 1:


08:30 AM - 09:00 AM - Doors Open for Badge Pickup


09:00 AM - 09:30 AM - Intel® Smart Video/Computer vision Tools Overview


09:30 AM - 09:45 AM - Demo


09:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Basic End to End Object Detection (presentation) + Object Detection with Caffe* model (lab)


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Break


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Intel® Movidius™ Inference Accelerator (presentation + lab)


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Classification with TensorFlow model (lab)


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Lunch


01:00 PM - 01:45 PM - Object Detection with YOLOv3* model (lab)


01:45 PM - 02:30 PM - Hardware Heterogeneity (presentation + lab)


02:30 PM - 02:45 PM - Break


02:45 PM - 04:00 PM - Optimization Tools and Techniques Part 1


04:00 PM - Q&A



Day 2:


09:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Optimization Tools and Techniques Part 2 (VTune, presentation + lab)


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Advanced Video Analytics (multiple networks, lab)


10:30 AM - 10:45 PM - Break


10:45 PM - 12:00 PM - FPGA Inference Accelerator (presentation)


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Lunch


01:00 PM - 02:30 PM - DevCloud (labs)


02:30 PM - 02:45 PM - Break


02:45 - 04:00 PM - Custom Layers (lab)


04:00 PM - Q&A





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20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60606




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Elroy Ashtian, Jr.



As a member of the Internet of Things (IoT) developer enabling team, Elroy provides industry thought leadership and technical expertise on Intel technology targeting IoT use cases. He creates technical documentation, labs, product prototypes and publishes editorial insights to positively influence commercial IoT solution developers and internal product development. Elroy graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in Computer Science specializing in Interactive Intelligence.

Karl Qi



As a member of the Intel technology evangelism team, Karl focuses on enabling commercial IoT customers to create the optimal solution for their needs. He has over 15 years of experience in the FPGA industry, developing and supporting embedded applications, DSP applications, and deep learning/computer vision applications. Karl has a particular passion for enabling software programmers to leverage the capabilities of the FPGA through high-level programming languages and tools such as OpenCL, C++, MATLAB, and machine learning libraries.

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