Big Data and Machine Learning - London - Meetup #14 - Fashion & Retail

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PLEASE NOTE: Limit of 130 attendees!

Welcome to the next in the BD&ML Meetup series, and what we hope will be another interesting evening of presentations and networking

The agenda is listed below, followed by further details about the main presentations and their presenters.

In an attempt to address the high number of no-shows we typically see at Meetups, we kindly request that you register your intent to attend this event via CVENT (http://www.cvent.com/d/0gqxw0/4W).

RSVPing via this Meetup portal is NOT sufficient – only registrations made via CVENT will be admitted!

Should you wish to contact me, email me at [masked].

Kindest regards
Mark

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Agenda

18:30 Doors open and networking

18:55 Welcome
Mark Whalley

19:00 Big data solving big problems of fashion & retail industry
Jayant Kumar

19:30 From pulsating stars and a lost submarine to 18x the speed of light – How innovations in IT have affected the fashion and retail industry
Mark Whalley

20:30 Beer, Pizza and Networking

21:30 Close

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Big data solving big problems of fashion & retail industry
Every time you see a product on discount or in land fill it’s because the wrong decisions were made. We want to solve the world’s second most polluting industries big problems with the help of Data. In this talk we will explore how big data can help customers and retailers make better choices, consume better, with consciousness and look stylish at the same time.
Jayant Kumar
Jayant is a creative geek with an Information technology and Design background. Award winning designer in quest of innovation. Articulating ideas into commercially viable products. Exponential experience in Product development and brand building. Serial entrepreneur Started first company at the age of 15 and worked with few of the world's most renowned fashion houses: Alexander McQueen, Marni, Michiko Koshino and Selfridges.
He is currently CEO at TEGGNET : world’s First Fashion Focused shoppable social network.

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From pulsating stars and a lost submarine to 18x the speed of light – How innovations in IT have affected the fashion and retail industry

In his presentation, Mark will highlight how, from the Harvard Computers of the late 19th Century, we have witnessed a continuously evolving world of computing capability to the point where it has changed the world we live in today. No more so than for the way the fashion and retail industry work in the 21st Century.

Mark Whalley
From the early 1980s, Mark worked with Michael Stonebraker's Ingres RDBMS and then a number of column-store big data analytic technologies. In 2016, he joined HPE Big Data Platform as a Vertica Systems Engineer, and from September 2017 followed Vertica as it moved over to Micro Focus.

Mark frequently delivers talks at the London, Cambridge and Munich Big Data & Machine Learning Meetups, the BCS - Advanced Programming Specialist Group, Vertica Forums and elsewhere, and is a regular blogger on my.Vertica.com.