We are excited to have Florian Douetteau stopping by to discuss how they won the recent 'Personalized Web Search' competition on Kaggle. Should be interesting...hope to see many of you there!
6:30 - 7:00pm Social (food + beer served)
7:00 - 8:30pm Talk
8:30 - 9:00pm Social
Dataiku offers an end-to-end development platform for data scientists (free version available for download); Dataiku’s goal is to shorten the load-clean-train-test cycles that are time consuming when building predictive models, especially on unclean data. A related goal is to facilitate collaboration on machine learning challenge. We will show what thats means in practice, and then illustrate it with the story of a team that used Dataiku’s tool and won a Kaggle competition -- personalised search on Yandex. (Paper: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/nickcr/wscd2014/papers/wscdchallenge2014dataiku.pdf)
Florian is Dataiku’s CEO. Florian started his career at Exalead, a search tech company, at 20. He stayed there for 10 years, as VP R&D until a $150M exit in 2010. He then worked as CTO at IsCool, a social game popular in France, and in adtech at Criteo (french retargeting company) He founded Dataiku in 2013 with 3 other cofounders. Dataiku's goal is to make the life of the data people (whoever they are) easier.