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DataConf, our FREE casual data science conference, is back this year and it's better than ever!

DataConf brings together data science and machine learning experts from top companies in Israel for a day of knowledge sharing. The conference is free, and will take place on the second day of DataHack 2018, October 4th, at the Alliance House, Jerusalem.

Talks will be given by data scientists and researchers from various companies, including Intel,, IBM Research, Microsoft, Mobileye, Lightricks, Taboola and others.

For full agenda with talks abstracts and free registration visit the conference website:


09:00 - 09:35
Dana Kaner, Data Scientist at PerimeterX

09:40 - 10:15
Pavel Levin, Senior Data Scientist at
Where should I travel next? Modeling multi-destination trips with Recurrent Neural Networks.

10:20 - 10:55
Dr. Gil Chamiel, Director of Data Science and Algorithm Engineering at Taboola
Deep And Shallow Learning in Recommendation Systems

10:55 - 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:45
Dr. Michal Shmueli-Scheuer, Researcher at IBM Research
Conversational bots for customer support

11:50 - 12:25
Notar Betzalel, Data Scientist at PayPal
Semi-Supervised Learning Tagging Coverage Extension

12:25 - 13:10 Lunch

13:10 - 13:45
Dr. Lev Faivishevsky, Researcher at Intel Advanced Analytics
Using Deep-Learning to Detect Video distortions

13:50 - 14:25
Prof Danny Pfeffermann, Government Statistician & Director at the Central Bureau of Statistics
Can Big Data Really Replace Traditional Surveys for the Production of Official Statistics

14:30 - 15:05
Avi Hendler-Bloom, Data Scientist at Mobileye
Overcoming the Electronic Traffic Sign Problem

15:10 - 15:55
Ari Bornstien, Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft
Beyond Word Embeddings

15:55 - 16:10 Coffee Break

16:10 - 16:45
Daniel Benzaquen, Data Scientist at Lightricks
A\B testing at Scale

16:50 - 17:25
Oren Shamir, Head of CV algorithm development at Innoviz Technologies
Neural networks for point clouds: Adding the 3rd dimension

17:30 - 18:05
Dr. Michal Natapov, Data Scientist at LivePerson
Customer Sentiment in Web-Based Service Interactions: Automated Analyses and New Insights