Monthly Meeting Details
Topic: "Data Science, and the Changing Role of Data professionals: Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom"
Data Science techniques are becoming popular and because statistics usually teaches at the Math Department people think of it as an exact science but Statistic is the science of prediction and expectations. In the excitement of the possibilities that Big Data technology and Data Science techniques are opening, we are forgetting that correlation is not equal than causation and that any design model has intrinsic limitations. Dr. Deming said "In God we trust, all others must bring data." but what he really wanted to reach was Wisdom! Data is just the raw material the real goal is Wisdom I have been thinking about the chain toward Wisdom (Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom) and wonder how many organizations have reached, at least, the level of Knowledge and if any at all have reached the pinnacle of Wisdom. We are drowning in a sea of data and we are starving for wisdom. What is a Data Scientist? Which skills do we need? How is Data Science and Big Data changing our profession?
Speaker: Frank Quintana
Doctor Quintana has been involved in optimization and math modeling since the 80’s. A former Software Architect and Technical Team Leader at EDS responsible for critical parts of the Software Development Life Cycle for multimillion-dollar projects; He is also a former IT University professor at the Technological University of America in Florida where he taught BA and IT disciplines, such as Databases, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery at the Master and Bachelor degrees' levels. He has formal training in the last IT techniques such as BIG Data, HADOOP, BPM, Predictive Analytics, Data Warehouse, among other cutting technologies. His postgraduate studies in Statistics, Experimental Design, and optimization.
6:00PM - 6:30PM Networking
6:30PM - 6:45PM Announcements and Introductions
6:45PM - 8:15PM Presentation
8:15PM - 8:30PM Q&A