Big Data Days 2019: International Big Data, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Conference 

October 8-10, MOSCOW- Russia

Big Data Days is a conference with technical talks in the fields of Big Data, High Load, Data Science and Machine Learning. Conference brings together developers, IT professionals and users to share their experience, discuss best practices, describe use cases and business applications related to their successes. The event is designed to educate, inform and inspire – organized by people who are passionate about Big Data and Data Exploration.


TALK: Integrating Small Data, Synthetic Data in AI Strategy for Fashion Retail

Tagline: Small Data, Recommendation Systems, Fashion Retail

Why “Small Data” is important for advancing the AI? Will Big Data models work correctly, if trained on synthetic data? Can we properly define and train a Neural Network from a limited dataset, by augmenting its data with an extra knowledge (meta-data)?

This keynote is about the role of small data in the future of AI. Efforts have already begun in this direction. Although the current mantra of deep learning says ‘you need big data for AI’, more often than not, AI becomes even more intelligent and powerful if it has the capability to be trained with small data. Some AI solutions that rely only on small data outperform those working with big data. Some other AI solutions use big data to learn how to take advantage of small data.

Presenter will illustrate on practical and visual examples from Fashion Retail sector, some approaches and methods for using Small and Synthetic Data for training of the AI and Big Data systems, starting from the “big difference” but common nature of Small Data and Big Data. It will be explained in details the case of a Visual Search service, who’s training is initially based on 3D CAD models and their meta data, combined with real pictures on the later stages of training.

Andrey Golub, CEO ELSE Corp Srl, Italy

A Business Transformation, Technology Innovation and R&D professional, AI-driven Design evangelist. Since 2010 a STARTUP ENTREPRENEUR, while in the past operated as a strategy & technology consultant, specializing in the Design, Development, and Launch of innovative Smart Products and Services. As of Entrepreneur, his best expertise and the main focus is concentrated on the Luxury Fashion Retail and Mass Customization, ideas and projects towards Luxury 3.0 philosophy.

Andrey is CEO and co-founder of ELSE Corp, a startup startup developing “Virtual Retail” ( and “Real Time Fashion System” ( concepts, which is a new business model and a set of technologies and processes for a complete Digital Transformation of the fashion retail chain, to enable ON DEMAND, MASS CUSTOMIZED and MADE TO MEASURE retailing, towards a SUSTAINABLE, cloud-based and HYBRID MANUFACTURING oriented supply chains.