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Join us if you're interested in data science, big data, or related topics. We meet monthly for presentations, food and drinks, and networking. We usually meet weekday evenings at Launch Coworking Space on Chevrier with about 60 attendees (and growing).

Upcoming events (2)

Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up (October 2019)

Launch Coworking Space

CA$5.00

Presentation: Current uses of Data Science in Cyber Security and Future Opportunities Featured Speaker: Keith Maclaren, Managing Consultant, Norima Consulting Keith Maclaren is a Managing Consultant for Norima Consulting, a Winnipeg-based firm that specializes in serving the Financial Services sector. For the past 5 years, Keith has worked in Cyber Security, helping establish Cyber Security services at Great-West Life, and is currently leading the IT Risk Management function at IG Wealth Management. In 2015, Keith completed the Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University that is hosted on Coursera. This spurred his interest in Data Science and Machine Learning, which led to POC projects for local companies and competing in several Kaggle competitions. Prior to joining Norima, Keith Maclaren was a Partner in Deloitte's Global R&D and Government Incentives practice, and was a Manager with the National SR&ED Tax Team at Ernst & Young. Keith’s area of interest is the intersection of Data Science and Cyber Security to leverage Data Science’s capabilities to augment a strained workforce in the field. Keith Maclaren is a Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM), and holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from The University of British Columbia. _________________________________________________________________________ Corporate sponsors of this event: • DecisionWorks Consulting - https://decisionworks.ca • Launch Coworking Space - https://launchcoworking.ca _________________________________________________________________________ * Important to know: • $5 donation to cover for provided hot food, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, tea, fruit juices and soft drinks. • A door prize draw will be held. • Free attendance for full-time students. Students are encouraged to join the Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up Group and interact with the many professional Data Scientists and Data Analysts at this event.

Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up (November 2019)

Launch Coworking Space

CA$5.00

Featured Speaker: Mark Struck, Vice President, Data Management & Analytics, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Mark Struck is the Vice President, Data Management & Analytics at Wawanesa Mutual. An actuary by trade, Mark believes that an organization’s financial successes are directly correlated with its ability to manage and cultivate insights from its data assets. Over the last 20 years, Mark has lead teams responsible for pricing, reserving, risk management, and building insights and predictions. Recent work has focused on introducing machine learning and artificial intelligence within a growing set of disciplines, and developing approaches for operationalizing models and confronting the ethical dilemmas experienced during model development and deployment. Mark Struck holds A Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Honours) in Actuarial Mathematics from The University of Manitoba. Mark is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mark has served on a variety of actuarial and industry associations, contributing to publications and podcasts, and is active in his community, currently serving as a Director on the Board for the Winnipeg YM-YWCA. Mark is married, and together with his wife Shannon spend much of their free time chasing after their three school-aged children. _________________________________________________________________ Corporate sponsors of this event: • Wawanesa Insurance - https://www.wawanesa.com • DecisionWorks Consulting - https://decisionworks.ca • Launch Coworking Space - https://launch1460.ca _________________________________________________________________ * Important to know: • $5 donation to cover for provided hot food, snacks, beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, tea, fruit juices and soft drinks. • A door prize draw will be held. • Free attendance for full-time students. Students are encouraged to join the Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up Group and interact with the many professional Data Scientists and Data Analysts at this event.

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Winnipeg Data Science Meet-Up (September 2019)

Launch Coworking Space

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