• Mathematics and Insights on Paying off Debt.

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    We are bringing Ihsan (Sean) Salleh back as a speaker, but this time to speak about a topic he is passionate about. Could math help people navigate complex decisions around debt? For most of us, credit card and loan debt are necessary evils to live in a modern world. Sometimes we rack up a ton of it to the point it causes tears and back pain. Financial experts have touted effective strategies to eliminate debt, with the driver of success being psychological discipline. However, there is a gap in how we should think about destroying debt. In this talk, we’ll start with goals for debt elimination and delve into some mathematics and their insights, which might be outside the status quo. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Ihsan (Sean) Salleh is a strategist and data scientist with 11 years in entertainment, marketing, and ecommerce. Sean is currently a Data Science Director in corporate strategy at Sony Pictures and before that was in data science and partnerships at Hulu. He holds graduate degrees in applied mathematics.

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  • Free Co-Working at the CLU Center on the Second Friday of Each Month

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    The CLU Center for Entrepreneurship has been a great friend to the Westlake Village Data Science Meet Up providing us with free meeting space for our monthly meeting. Now they've extended an additional offer just to our members to come and co-work with them for free on the second Friday of each month (typically the Friday following our monthly Meet Up). Greg Monterrosa, the Community Relations Manager for the Center has extended us this offer to come in for the day, work, meet the other entrepreneurs on site, learn about the Center's support programs for start ups, and generally feel the energy of being surrounded by like minded folks. There's no formal program and no need to register or even RSVP, just show up. You can check in with the receptionist in 105 or just hang out in the common spaces. Obviously there's free WiFi. If you want more detail just ask for Greg and he'll fill you in. Come for an hour or stay for the day.

  • Free Co-Working at the CLU Center on the Second Friday of Each Month

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    The CLU Center for Entrepreneurship has been a great friend to the Westlake Village Data Science Meet Up providing us with free meeting space for our monthly meeting. Now they've extended an additional offer just to our members to come and co-work with them for free on the second Friday of each month (typically the Friday following our monthly Meet Up). Greg Monterrosa, the Community Relations Manager for the Center has extended us this offer to come in for the day, work, meet the other entrepreneurs on site, learn about the Center's support programs for start ups, and generally feel the energy of being surrounded by like minded folks. There's no formal program and no need to register or even RSVP, just show up. You can check in with the receptionist in 105 or just hang out in the common spaces. Obviously there's free WiFi. If you want more detail just ask for Greg and he'll fill you in. Come for an hour or stay for the day.

  • From Marketer to Data Scientist: A Personal Journey

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    Transitioning into a data science position can be daunting for many people, especially those educated before the field existed. But those with an analytic business background may already have fundamental skills in statistics, computer programming and domain knowledge needed to be an effective data scientist. Join our July meetup to find out how one executive utilized online courses, work projects, and intrapreneurship to move from a Marketing Director to becoming a Principal Data Scientist. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Phil Bangayan is Principal Data Scientist at Teradata, where he leads data science efforts for the California region. Prior to his current company, Phil held Marketing and Finance roles at NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company as well as engineering roles at Rockwell Scientific. Outside of work, he is a judge for the California Science and Engineering Fair, mentored startup companies through the Make in LA accelerator, and was a director on the UCLA Alumni Association Board. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

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  • Free Co-Working at the CLU Center on the Second Friday of Each Month

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    The CLU Center for Entrepreneurship has been a great friend to the Westlake Village Data Science Meet Up providing us with free meeting space for our monthly meeting. Now they've extended an additional offer just to our members to come and co-work with them for free on the second Friday of each month (typically the Friday following our monthly Meet Up). Greg Monterrosa, the Community Relations Manager for the Center has extended us this offer to come in for the day, work, meet the other entrepreneurs on site, learn about the Center's support programs for start ups, and generally feel the energy of being surrounded by like minded folks. There's no formal program and no need to register or even RSVP, just show up. You can check in with the receptionist in 105 or just hang out in the common spaces. Obviously there's free WiFi. If you want more detail just ask for Greg and he'll fill you in. Come for an hour or stay for the day.

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  • Using Graphs to Expose Corruption from Some of World's Largest Data Leaks

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    Data Engineers and Scientists are always intrigued by new data sources. From spreadsheets and SQL to No-SQL sources such as MongoDB and XML. We will hear from Neo4j, provider of a native graph (think network) database. As any practitioner of AI and Machine Learning knows, relationships provide critical insights to our understanding and forecasting capabilities. Learn how you can leverage these insights to work for you. With the assistance of Neo4j's graph experts, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing the complex relationships hidden away in the Panama Papers (largest data breach of unstructured data) of the wealthy, their money, government officials, and tax havens. Neo also provided them with expertise for analyzing the subsequent Paradise Papers. More recently, Neo helped MSNBC use graph techniques to successfully identify the Russian Trolls responsible for over 200k fake tweets during the 2016 election. Discover the techniques used in these projects and how they are being used successfully by many global organizations for their cybersecurity, identity resolution, and fraud use cases. SPEAKER BIO Justin Fine is based in Los Angeles, CA and is a Field Engineer working mainly in the SoCal region. His academic background is applied mathematics and has worked with graphs for over 12 years in many different verticals while consulting (federal, telecoms, financial, etc). During this time as a consultant his focus was mainly advanced analytics utilizing NoSQL technologies. He recently comes from Microsoft's Azure team where he was a Data Solution architect and is very excited to be part of the Neo4j family! When Justin isn't nerding he enjoys scotch, cigars, and reading with his cat Penny.

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  • Machine Learning for Fraud Detection

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurs and organizations across all industries currently deploy AI-based fraud detection tools to save millions of dollars annually in lost revenue. These tools leverage advanced statistical techniques to alert stakeholders of potentially suspicious activity by identifying anomalies -- which are rare items, events or observations that differ significantly from the majority of the data. In this brief talk, we will overview the current landscape of automated tools available for business to combat fraud. In particular, we will focus on how modern, cloud-based technology has made it easier than ever for businesses to make smarter decisions based on data. About our Speaker Michael Johnson is a Data Scientist at at Aviana Global Technologies with over 6 years experience designing and implementing quantitative research strategies. His background includes two master’s degrees and deep knowledge of a wide variety of business problems relevant to applied statistics. In addition, he is an active member of the American Statistical Association and is an Amazon AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

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  • Free Co-Working at the CLU Center on the Second Friday of Each Month

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    The CLU Center for Entrepreneurship has been a great friend to the Westlake Village Data Science Meet Up providing us with free meeting space for our monthly meeting. Now they've extended an additional offer just to our members to come and co-work with them for free on the second Friday of each month (typically the Friday following our monthly Meet Up). Greg Monterrosa, the Community Relations Manager for the Center has extended us this offer to come in for the day, work, meet the other entrepreneurs on site, learn about the Center's support programs for start ups, and generally feel the energy of being surrounded by like minded folks. There's no formal program and no need to register or even RSVP, just show up. You can check in with the receptionist in 105 or just hang out in the common spaces. Obviously there's free WiFi. If you want more detail just ask for Greg and he'll fill you in. Come for an hour or stay for the day.

  • Free Co-Working at the CLU Center on the Second Friday of Each Month

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    The CLU Center for Entrepreneurship has been a great friend to the Westlake Village Data Science Meet Up providing us with free meeting space for our monthly meeting. Now they've extended an additional offer just to our members to come and co-work with them for free on the second Friday of each month (typically the Friday following our monthly Meet Up). Greg Monterrosa, the Community Relations Manager for the Center has extended us this offer to come in for the day, work, meet the other entrepreneurs on site, learn about the Center's support programs for start ups, and generally feel the energy of being surrounded by like minded folks. There's no formal program and no need to register or even RSVP, just show up. You can check in with the receptionist in 105 or just hang out in the common spaces. Obviously there's free WiFi. If you want more detail just ask for Greg and he'll fill you in. Come for an hour or stay for the day.

  • Insights Into Data Infrastructure Behind Algorithmic High Frequency Trading

    CLU Center for Entrepreneurship

    Overview of Our Talk Massive data volumes, low-latency, and complex processing capabilities are common characteristics of high frequency trading and analysis environments. Financial firms have a growing need to collect, store, and analyze more data than ever before. Tick data analysis helps firms keep sight of their investments and quickly react to market change to maximize profits. Such analysis requires a powerful database and storage solution to handle real-time and historical data sets. This talk describes the data flow of a typical trading platform, the database application and some data sets available for tick data analytics as well as storage architecture and some industry benchmarks to be aware of. About our Speaker Boni Bruno is the Chief Solutions Architect at Dell EMC and an Evangelist for Big Data Analytics, Edge Computing, Machine Learning, Data Security, and Hyper Converged. He is responsible for developing analytics and big data solutions around Dell EMC Emerging Technologies Product Portfolio as well as establishing various business initiatives with alliance partners around analytic solutions/product integration. Boni also has extensive experience in information security - cyber threat intelligence platforms, lawful intercept, security analytics, etc. He speaks regularly at conferences and is an evangelist for Digital Transformation for Businesses, Information Security, and Machine Learning.