Welcome to the Machine Learning Lifecycle 2021 Online Conference! In this opening session we’ll share some insights into what will be presented throughout the conference, including both live sessions as well as on-demand sessions. We will also answer the question: What is the Machine Learning Lifecycle? And also discuss why is there an event focused entirely around the whole Machine Learning lifecycle. We’ll touch upon the five core topics areas of this event including ML Model Development, ML Model Management, ML Operations (MLOps), ML Model Governance, and all other Model-related Topics. We’ll also discuss why this event has both a public sector and private industry focus as well.