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Data science from a strategic business perspective

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In this talk Peter will provide a view of data science from a strategic business perspective. He will also provide some examples of the types of problems faced by water utilities and how R can be used to ensure communities have water to live, grow and enjoy life.


Peter Prevos is a civil engineer and social scientist and is the Manager Data Science at Coliban Water, in Bendigo. His role is to create value from data through sound, useful and aesthetic data products. Peter dabbles in writing R code ( to solve these problems. His personal blog can be found here: (

Here's a rough schedule:

5:45 - Arrive

6:00 - Networking, pizzas & drinks

6:15 - Presentation

7:30 onwards - More networking