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Picture your Pitch:A primer on presenting your analytical findings

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Event Description:

Ken Sanford is an Analytics Architect & Evangelist at H2O. He routinely speaks with executives who tell him that the ability to explain analytical results is just as important as producing them.

Join us for to learn the top tips and tricks he has learned in his several years of presenting complicated analytical results to audiences, both technical and lay. At the root of successful “selling” of an idea is an understanding of the objective functions of the audience. That is, why do they care about what you have to say? What is the opportunity cost of inaction? This presentation will highlight the tricks and tips to pitch your findings and understanding the audience’s professional and educational background. Other tips we will discuss are more technical in nature, involving the way to couch various alternatives and how to present these solutions so as to increase the likelihood of adoption.

About Ken Sanford:

Ken is an Analytics Architect and Evangelist at H2O. Ken is a reformed academic economist who likes to empower customers to solve problems with data. Ken’s primary passion is teaching and explaining. He loves being the dumbest person in the room so he surrounds himself with smart people who he can learn from. He likes to simplify and tell stories.

Ken has spent time in academia (Middle Tennessee State University, U of Cincinnati, Peace College) consulting (Deloitte) and software development (SAS). He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his work on price optimization has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

6:00 pm – 6:20 pm: Registration & Networking
6:20 pm - 6:25 pm: Trustly's TalentSeer Introduction
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm: ZGC Introduction
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Ken Sanford - A primer on presenting your analytical findings
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Q&A

A word from our sponsors:
H2O makes it possible for anyone to easily apply math and predictive analytics to solve today’s most challenging business problems. It intelligently combines unique features not currently found in other machine learning platforms.

TalentSeer is Uber for Recruiters. We provide a Marketplace where influencers get paid to refer qualified candidates to companies. ZGC Capital Corporation (ZGC) is a global leading investment company that invests primarily in companies with disruptive technologies and global market opportunities.

Located at 4500 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA. ZGC focus on various businesses that will bring tremendous value to both US and China. Its core business includes fund investment & directly investment, incubation service and cross-border mergers & acquisitions service.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

ZGC Innovation Center - 4500 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 - View Map

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