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Data Science Festival - August meetup at Google

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Join Data Science Festival - London in partnership with Ocado and Google this month for two great speakers, Paul Clarke and Marcin Druzkowski.

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6.00pm doors open[masked]:15pm talk - Paul Clarke
7:15 - 7:45 pm - Beer & Pizza
7:45 - 8:30pm talk - Marcin Druzkowski
8:30 - 9.00pm drinks and close

Paul Clarke: Harnessing the power of technology tsunamis to disrupt the future of online grocery retail and beyond.

Summary: Ocado already has the most automated and sophisticated solution for online grocery retail in the world. However it is now harnessing the power of technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, simulation, swarm robotics and IoT to leapfrog itself and build a revolutionary new e-commerce, fulfilment and logistics platform to put large bricks and mortar grocery retailers around the world online using its unique business model. But the story of Ocado's scalable and sustainable disruptive innovation does not end there...

Bio: Paul Clarke is Chief Technology Officer at Ocado, the world's largest online-only grocery retailer.

After joining Ocado in 2006, Paul initially worked on warehouse control systems and then joined the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated fulfilment centre. After establishing new teams for Simulation and Mobile development, Paul then co-wrote the first of Ocado’s award winning mobile apps which remain the only apps from a major retailer supporting full offline shopping. In his current role, Paul heads up Ocado Technology, whose 900+ software engineers and other IT specialists are responsible for building all the software and IT infrastructure that powers Ocado, and now Morrisons’ online grocery business too.

Paul read Physics at Oxford University before then entering the computer industry. He has worked in software engineering, consultancy, interim management and a number of software start-ups. In what little spare time he has alongside his work and family, Paul loves to invent and build stuff, design PCBs, write software and generally tinker.

Marcin Druzkowski: 'Data Science' from an Engineers perspective.

Summary: What should be the result of a Data Scientist's work? Paper or some code? Can Data Scientists write production code at all? How should we share the fruits of our work with the rest of the company?

In this talk I will try to answer all these questions from the engineer's point of view, using a real world NLP and TensorFlow project from Ocado Technology.

After the presentation you will know:
* what makes your research easy to reproduce
* how technologies like Kubernetes/Google Storage can help
* a few useful tips about TensorFlow.

Bio: Marcin Druzkowski - Data Scientist @ Ocado, currently responsible for internal NLP project written in Python and TensorFlow. Engineer with 5 years experience in processing data (Python/Spark/Hadoop).