Hello! The theme of the evening will be "doing good with data."
This time we are being hosted by the team people at ASI Data Science (http://www.asidatascience.com/), which is a leading data science and AI startup in Europe. Since being founded in 2014, ASI has completed over 100 commercial data science projects across multiple sectors and industries.
data+visual are lucky to be teaming up with DataKind UK (http://www.datakind.org/chapters/datakind-uk) to bring you two talks about how data can be used for social good. DataKind UK are a charity that brings together pro bono data scientists to work with non-profit partners to solve tough social problems. We all know how data science is being used to transform business and increase profits. But how can those same advanced algorithms and techniques be used to create social change? Please join us if you want to hear about how data is being used to tackle problems that really matter.
6:30 - 6:45 socializing
6:45 - 7:15 Emma Deraze
7:15 - 7:30 Charlie Harrison
7:30 - 8:00 Milena Marin
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A
8:30 -> pub
• Emma Deraze, data scientist at the THES and long time DataKind volunteer, will introduce DataKind and talk about two data-for-good projects where an injection of pro bono data science made a real impact to a non-profit's work.
• Milena Marin (https://twitter.com/milena_iul), a former Programme Manager at the School of Data who is currently working on innovation in human rights campaigns at Amnesty International, will talk about about Amnesty Decoders (https://decoders.amnesty.org/).
• Charlie Harrison (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/charlie-harrison-b5089747), an ASI alumni and freelance data scientist, will talk about what it is like to be a DataKind Data Ambassador.
Also, let us know (http://bit.ly/dataplusvisual)if you are interested in presenting we'd love to hear from you.
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