Please arrive at 5:30pm for a 6pm start (the lifts lock at 6pm sharp!) This allows time for to enjoy networking opportunities (and eat free pizza and drink free beer) before and after the talk.
Talk Outline: In this talk Eugene Dubossarsky will discuss what Data Science is, what it isn't, and where it is going. He will be placing Data Science in a business, technological and cultural context, and share with us how Data Science is going to change the way we do… everything
He will discuss current challenges to the field, as well as likely future directions, and his reasons for strong optimism about the field. He will discuss the cultural, communication and management challenges presented by Data Science, how businesses are currently grappling with the field, and what will happen once businesses get it right.
This will also be an introduction to the group, describing the purpose and agenda of the group going forward, and calling for active participation from presenters, study group leaders, sponsors and other regular attendees.
About our Speaker: Dr Eugene Dubossarsky is Chief Data Scientist and Advisory Board Member at Emagine International and Senior Advisor, Data Science at Contexti, a premier Big Data Analytics Managed Services, Support and Training company. He runs training courses in Data Science, Predictive Modelling, Machine Learning, R and many other topics in Business Analytics through his company Presciient.
Eugene has a background in pure mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Computing Science, as well as over 20 years of commercial analytics experience. Eugene is an active and recognised leader in the Asia Pacific and global analytics and data science communities having co-founded a number of organisations and professional bodies including Analyst First, Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) and Sydney Users of R Forum.
Previously Eugene has held multiple data science and analytics roles including Director of Predictive Business Intelligence at Ernst & Young, Statistician with Insureware and Senior Research Fellow with the University of Technology Sydney.