ExpertTalks Bristol

ExpertTalks Bristol
ExpertTalks Bristol
Public group

DeskLodge House

2 Redcliffe Way · Bristol

How to find us

This is the Desk Lodge office on Redcliffe Way (and not Temple Way). It's next door to the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel. https://goo.gl/maps/oSdTCyB6RWVSNv2k8 For what3words fans, try the following: yappy.exile.second

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Details

SESSION ONE: Using Machine Learning for amazing e-commerce search

Have you ever wondered just how websites are so good at showing you exactly the products you want to buy, almost as soon as you start to type?

In this introductory technical talk, data scientist and EqualExperts associate consultant Thorben Louw shows how you can combine the power of a traditional search engine like ElasticSearch with simple Machine Learning techniques to blow your customers' minds and really impact sales.

Get an overview of how search engines have traditionally worked, and why search is so naturally placed to benefit from advances in machine learning. See how ML can help a search engine deeply understand e-commerce product data, figure out what customers are searching for, and how a technique called Learning To Rank lets you use implicit user feedback to automatically tune search results and make the best results appear where you want them.

SPEAKER: Thorben Louw, Machine Learning Engineer, Equal Experts

SESSION TWO: Better Project through Discoveries and Inceptions

As we all know, projects are not easy to get right. Many things can go wrong. And frequently they do. We may do the wrong thing, or we may do the right thing in the wrong way.

The most frustrating thing is when that pain could have easily been
avoided.

The common root causes? Misaligned values and expectations,
overlooked risks, missed dependencies and unsophisticated approaches to managing uncertainty and complexity. The complex interplay of people, processes and technologies will always bring change, uncertainty and unknowns. By acknowledging and addressing these factors early, we can massively reduce the various types of risks we're exposed to.

This is why we run Inceptions. They systematically address the issues
that threaten to derail deliveries, helping us to reduce risk, build trust and
achieve alignment.

This short session introduces the concept of Discoveries and Inceptions and outlines the general structure of Inception and how to go about planning and executing it.

SPEAKER: Marcel Britsch, Product Management, Agile Business Analysis & Digital Transformation, Equal Experts

See you all soon!

(We are hoping to schedule the Blockchain talk later on in the year).