Presentation 1 - Marta Portugal & Vicky Byrom - Merkle|Aquila - Commercializing Analytics, Machine Learning and AI
Marta Portugal - www.linkedin.com
Vicky Byrom - www.linkedin.com
Vicky is the Head of Analytics at Merkle|Aquila. She has over 20 years experience in delivering analytics and actionable insights to large organisations. She is passionate about incorporating latest analytical developments into practical analytical solutions for our clients. As both a statistician and management accountant she bring a strong value focus to analysis – both customer value and marketing optimisation
Vicky’s aim is to take the complexity out of analytics. She is a firm believer that analytics should be delivered in the right language - not shrouded in complex jargon and latest buzz words.
Marta is a Senior Data Scientist at Merkle|Aquila. She has graduated with a MSc in Statistics and Operations Research and has since gained experti...
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This expert discussion is part of the Scotsman’s Data Driven Innovation series.
The panel will explore how important is it for companies to develop a culture which promotes growth through data and encourages the development of new and existing talent within their organisations. The debate will place data skills in a wider context and consider how important they are in enabling companies in Scotland to embrace the data opportunity:
Why is data key to Scotland’s future economic growth and how do we ensure broad adoption and data innovation across all sectors?
What needs to be done to address the digital skills gap to develop a diverse and globally competitive talent pool, and research infrastructure that contributes more to the Scottish economy?
What are the key data challenges that are facing businesses on the ground and how can these be overcome?
6.30 for pizza, beers and networking.
Talks start 7pm
Talk 1 Alan Russell - “Visualising the ownership of Scottish football”
Alan Russell will share insights from his work on using data visualisations using Tableau to explore Scottish football clubs’ approach to supporter engagement and transparency, and to improve visibility of clubs’ ownership through the ‘SDS Index’. Alan will also share some earlier work done to improve supporters’ understanding of the history and ownership structure of the club he supports, Raith Rovers FC.
Alan Russell is CEO of Supporters Direct Scotland and Chair of the Raith Supporters Trust, two organisations that help supporters gain influence in the running and ownership of their club. In his spare moments away from football he works as a management consultant, supporting global and local clients in the corporate and non-corporate sectors to develop and implement strategy.
Talk 2 -Dr. Graham McGlashan
“The Value in Da...
Anatomy of a Data Science Project – this session will walk through what typically goes into a good data science solution and some advice on how to structure a project for ease of understanding and repeatability.
An introduction to network analysis – What is Network analysis, where it comes from with some examples and what it can be used for.
Adam Sroka - Senior Data Scientist at Incremental Group - www.linkedin.com
Ricardo Antunes - Data Scientist at Incremental Group - www.linkedin.com
Adam and Ricardo are the two leading Data Scientists at Incremental Group helping a wide range of Organisations with Data Science projects. Adam first starting using machine learning during his Doctorate of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He has worked as a data scientist since then, working primarily with large data volumes and taking models from experimentation through to production. Ricardo original trained as a mari...
6.30 for pizza and beers.
Talks start 7pm
Talk 1 "#ScotWiki and other stories" - Dr Sara Thomas
Sarah, who is Scotland Programme Coordinator at Wikimedia UK, has been in post since April 2018. She was the Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Library and Information Council (2017-2018), and at Museums Galleries Scotland (2015 - 2016).
Sara joins us to talk about the work that Wikimedia UK is doing across Scotland, in libraries, education and heritage.
Talk 2 (tbc)
Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland, and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.
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