Twin Cities Advanced Analytics - September Meetup @ Bright Hat

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Join us for insightful conversations, delicious pizza, beers & alternative (non alcoholic) beverages with presentations from Sr. Architect - Suraj Bang, from Qubole and Managing Partner and Sr. Architect - Frank Kadwell, from D3 Information Services. Presentation details below:

Suraj Bang – Sr. Architect at Qubole

Introduction to Data Science in Modern Enterprise Cloud Architecture with Spark

Session Overview:
Join Sr. Architect, Suraj Bang, from Qubole, where he will present on the state of Data Science in the enterprise industries today. We'll explore the best practices and challenges of big data operations when developing new machine learning features and advanced analytics products at scale in the cloud.
The presentation will cover 2018 lessons in how companies are adopting different tools, big data engines, and cloud technology to be successful. Focusing on the power of cloud and Qubole in bringing together technologies such as Apache Spark, ML packages, and Python Notebooks to get the most out of your data science program.
Frank Kadwell – Managing Parter & Sr. Architect at D3 Information Services

Data Quality - The Nemesis of Data Science, Modern techniques of improving Data Quality

Session Overview:
In the other session of the evening, Managing Partner and Sr. Architect Frank Kadwell, from D3 will present on modern streaming data transformation architecture and how data quality can be automated. Today much of data scientists' time is taken up with data cleansing instead of testing statistical models. We'll explore best practices, so data scientists can spend more time analyzing data and producing predictive models.


• RBC Plaza offers $6 valet after 4pm at the main entrance.
• Street parking available on Marquette Ave.
• Gavidae Commons lot, directly across 6th St. from the RBC Plaza main entrance, also offers $6 self-park after 4pm.
• RBC Plaza is located directly across from Nicollet Mall light-rail station.


5:00pm - 6:00pm: Networking, pizza and drinks
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Frank Kadwell
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Q&A
6:45pm – 7:15pm: Suraj Bang
7:15pm – 7:30pm: Q&A
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Wrap up & Networking


• Bright Hat ( is hosting the event
• Qubole ( is sponsoring pizza and drinks