Head of Data Science & Products at CDP
A lead data scientist who builds and manages high performing data science product teams leveraging a combination of agile and crisp dm. I am passionate about developing processes and tools to effectively resolve business problems, drive insight from customer data and revolutionise IT operations. I derive enjoyment in strategically building products that lead into the development of a single platform that currently could provide real time recommendations for a water network. Being an open-source advocate has led me to collaborate with universities to offer projects for data science students and see those young minds flourish. A big Augmented not Artificial Intelligence advocate.
Head of Analytics and Data Science at Direct Line Group
PhD in Particle Physics
Alan is the Head of Analytics and Data Science at Direct Line Group, working with the business to drive increased value from data through the adoption of new skills, methods, tools and technologies. Prior to that he was at Deloitte where he built and lead the data science capability for the Financial Services group within Risk Advisory. This primarily involved the application of machine learning to help risk and operations teams do things faster and better across insurers, asset managers and banks. Prior that Alan did a short stint in academia where he did a PhD in Particle Physics.
Chairman, Quant Prophets
MA, MBA, CPA
Michael E. Bryant, MA, MBA, CPA, CBE, serves as Chairman of the Board of Quant Prophets, a firm active in the development and application of quantum computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and blockchain technology, in the quantitative finance, healthcare, metals and mining, and fashion sectors. He frequently serves as an Event Speaker, Panelist, and Conference Workshop Instructor in these disciplines.
Michael formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of Healthcare Data Technology, and as Chairman of the Board of World Blockchain Foundation (.Net). He is Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Blockchain Expert, and a CFA Level I Candidate.
Data Scientist, Author, Educator
Ph.D (Curtin), Master of Education Management (ECU), BA (University of Melbourne)
Michael Baron’s books and articles cover a wide range of business, technology, higher Education-related areas and have been published in Australia, Singapore, China, Russia, Germany and the UK. He is also lecturing MBA and MIS students at some of the leading Australian Universities. . In 2013, Michael was voted by the students of the Charles Sturt University as the University’s #1 Lecturer, narrowly missing the list of Top 10 Australian Lecturers. In 1997, Michael founded Baron Consulting - one of Australia’s leading Business Consulting, Recruitment & Training Agencies. BC services are currently available in Australia, China, Singapore and New Zealand.
Vice President, Partnerships & Strategy at VISIMO
MPA, Policy Research & Analysis – University of Pittsburgh, BA, International Studies – Rhodes College
Alex has 10+ years of experience building relationships with private, public, and nonprofit clients. Alex earned his MPA from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked for various levels of local government, including the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, and the Allegheny County Manager’s Office. He drives VISIMO’s connections to the Pittsburgh tech and political community – he recently moderated a panel at the Pittsburgh Tech and Data Summit (“The Ethical Dilemma of Artificial Intelligence: Issues with Bias and Liability”), and serves as a member of the PyCon 2020 Program Review Committee.
AI Research Scientist | Blockchain Evangelist | Author | TEDx Speaker
Prajit Datta, AI Research Scientist, at AFRY, based out of Gothenburg, Sweden.
He is also serving as a group manager for the AI Global Competence Group at AFRY. His recent involvements are in the development of Conversational AI Platform, AI-enabled HVAC Regulator. His team, AI & Future Technologies is known for its fully developed plug and play AI Product which has got capabilities of doing smart surveillance and is GDPR Compatible.
A 3 times TEDx Speaker and author of 2 books, He is a regular international public speaker on technology and had delivered talks across major continents (Asia, Europe, and the US).
He likes to mentor and teaches aspirants to leverage their skillsets and make them ready to contribute to the Data Science Community. A regular Kaggler and a seasoned Toastmaster. His vision is to develop intelligent systems using principles of artificial intelligence, which will change the way we look at the world or in short to make 'Person Of Interest'.
In his free time, he likes to read books, practice barbell activity in the gym and do yoga.
Nick’s career in data spans more than 20 years, and he has successfully delivered projects for organisations that include GlaxoSmithKline, DHL and EDF.
He led the Big Data Insights programme at Markerstudy, responsible for the collection, analysis and visualisation of hundreds of millions of records a day and winner of four international awards. In early 2016, Nick formed Incited, a group dedicated to delivering innovative data solutions for organisations looking to gain advantage through data-led initiatives. Nick is a regular speaker on the big data journey, data science and machine learning. He has also lectured in computing and data analysis.
Research Scientist at National Research Council of Canada
Dr. Deepak Kallepalli is a co-founder at the Grey Slide Imaging Inc., Ottawa. He is also currently working jointly with the University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada. He contributes articles on data science to Amazon. His expertise areas are in materials processing using lasers, laser-induced forward transfer, spectroscopy, nanoscience and technology, and data science. He also has experience in simulations using Python, C/C++, and MATLAB with knowledge in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Big Data.
Data Scientist at CareerBuilder, Inc
Data Scientist at CareerBuilder, Inc. and much cited academic. My Ph.D. research studied large-scale textual and visual mining in social media under the supervision of Prof. David Crandall. My other research interests include Machine Learning, Recommendation Systems, Computer Vision, Text Mining, Web Mining, and Soft computing. I received my Ph.D. in 2015
Head of Data Scientist at Pivigo
Jon is the Head of Data Scientist at Pivigo, a data science training company and freelance marketplace. He obtained his PhD in Biology from the University of London, studying at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute. After 20 years researching the molecular processes underlying cancer, he turned to data science and founded a freelance consultancy business before moving on to his current position with Pivigo. He is passionate about promoting open-source software and routinely volunteers as a mentor in the R-programming and data science communities.
CEO & MD, Learnitude Technologies (Malaysia & India)
Saswat is a young entrepreneur, graduated as IT engineer,leading the business development and expansion plans of the company. Having strong management skill and a decade of entrepreneurial experience, he achieved many milestones in his career. He has also been a certified innovator @ xlr8 (Supported by University of Texas, US). He is working passionately in driving “employment with innovation” as a working model design for his team. He has been given the status of Malaysia Tech Entrepreneur under MDEC, Govt. Of Malaysia for scaling innovative ideas in SE Asia. He has been awarded youngest entrepreneur in the state of Odisha in India for his contribution to IT in the state.Currently he also works in the capacity of adviser & convenor for World Trade Centre for start-up innovations.
Researcher & Author
PHD in Computer Science & Eng
Dr. Smita Nirkhi has completed M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering, PHD in computer science & Eng. She has Published 39 papers in various international conferences & 7 papers in reputed and peer reviewed international journals. Also presented paper at International Conference at Singapore and IIT, Kanpur, India. She has received grant of 8 lakhs from AICTE for her Research under RPS. She has attended and organized STTP workshops along with other training programs. She has total 15 years of professional experience. She worked as a reviewer for various conferences. Her Area of interest include Soft computing, Data mining, web mining, pattern recognition, MANET, Digital Forensics ,Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Authorship Analysis, Data Science.
Manager, Technology Consulting - Data Science
After I graduated in economics, I started my career in business controlling in manufacturing, transitioned to overseas branch management, and after a period as a research consultant, corporate trainer, and lecturer, emerged as a data scientist. Currently, I work in London as a data science subject matter expert, for a consulting company. I love the thrill of understanding the business use case, navigating data for finding insights that allow building actionable solutions, and translating the results back to the business users. I have a high interest in the application of operational research and analytics to business strategy and marketing; I consider myself to be an analytics translator. I enjoy managing and mentoring people, as well as applying research to gather insights, making proposals for improvement and deploying the action strategy. I also hold a position as Honorary Lecturer of University of Liverpool.
Data Scientist at Novac Technology Solutions
Post-graduate degree in Business Analytics and Intelligence
An innovative data scientist developing a risk model for the finance and insurance domain. I come with rich expertise in Multilingual text mining, rule-based Text summarization, Information extraction, MOM Repayment default prediction, Fraud detection, alternative Credit score model, and time series foresting.
I hold a post-graduate degree in Business Analytics and Intelligence awarded by Illinois Institute of Technology and Great Lakes Institute of Management. I also hold an MBA in HR with Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Currently, in the process of writing a book about Natural Language Processing
Data Analytics Expert, Siemens AG - Germany
Vijay Pravin Maharajan is based in Munich, Germany working as a Data Analytics Expert at Siemens AG. Originally from India, he moved to Germany to do his Masters. He obtained Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Munich and since then he is working in Germany. He is the recipient of ‘Top 40 Data Scientists under 40’ in India. He is a TEDx Speaker and has also given talks on various International Conferences on a wide range of topics. He is the very first Indian to be invited for a TEDx talk in Germany below 30. He wants to inspire a lot of people and he is involved in such actions.
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