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Using the ‘Perfect Prediction’ approach to problem formulation in Data Science
Presentation 1 -‎ Peak - Do Great Things With Data‎ - Tom Liptrot - Head of Data Science at Peak - Using the ‘Perfect Prediction’ approach to problem formulation in Data Science What would you do differently if you could perfectly predict the future? What's the key bit of information that would help you, if only you could foresee it? This talk will reveal how answering these questions can help design a data science strategy in business. Systematic problem formulation is an often-overlooked element of Data Science. Many data-driven analyses provide interesting insights without giving an obvious way to exploit them. At Peak, we are often approached by businesses who are overwhelmed with data, but don't know what to do with it. Here, Tom will explain how considering what you would do if you had flawless foresight can provide a framework for solving real-world business problems using data science. Presentation 2 - Paul Forrest Chairman at Purple Vanatage ( Paul has some twenty-five years experience of helping businesses to solve complex business problems, deliver their transformation goals and to achieve tangible strategic outcomes. Hands on and deep thinking, he has worked with many FTSE 100 clients, Global 500 businesses and major Government entities around the world including Ford Motor Company, VAG Group, BAE Systems, GSK, AkzoNobel, RBS, HBOS, Diageo, Bacardi, Wal-Mart, British Airways, Virgin Galactic, Etisalat, British Telecom, Vodafone and Allen & Overy. Paul also sits on the board of a number of agile, disruptive and challenger businesses whilst supporting value creation programmes for Private Equity backed businesses. 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Tom Liptrot - Head of Data Science at Peak 7:30 PM – 7:45 PM: Q & A Session 7:45 PM – 8:15 PM: Paul Forrest Chairman at Purple Vanatage 8:15 PM – 8:30 PM: Q & A Session 8.30 PM - 9.00 PM: Networking and Drink

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This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We started this group to build a community to discuss general insights into the market and share personal experiences of working and operating in this area. We hope to cover skills shortages, technological advancements and organisational implications in Data Science and Technology during our series of meetups. All skill levels are welcome.

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