EVENT - Monday
When6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DSF Day 1 – AI in action at SAS
Data Science Festival Day 1 – SAS (Ballot ticket only)
An evening at SAS. Aimed at both experienced data scientists and those taking their first steps in the field.
TICKETS HAVE NOW BEEN ALLOCATED TO THIS EVENT
Please register for a ballot ticket here: Get Tickets
Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Event at SAS on April 16th 2018, the ballot will be drawn by the 13th April 2018. Those randomly selected will then be e-mailed tickets for the event, with the joining details.
If you get an allocated ticket, please bring a copy of your paper ticket or your ticket on your phone to the event to check in with your QR code. Tickets are non-transferable.
The Data Science Festival is the first of its kind as the only community led, free to attend Data Science Festival in the UK.
6.00pm Guests arrive
6.30pm- John Spooner – AI in Action
7.15pm – Drinks food & networking
7.45pm – Jozef Moffat – SAS and the new generation Data Scientist
8.30pm – Networking
9.00pm – Close
John Spooner – AI in action
Abstract: Organisations across a spectrum of industries are utilising the latest capability that technology provides in the area of Artificial Intelligence. Let’s look to separate the hype from reality and talk about real-life use cases where AI is now delivering value when in automating decisions.
Bio: John Spooner is Head of Analytics, SAS UKI with 2 decades of experience in applying advanced analytical techniques across a number of different industry areas. His main responsibility lies in leading the SAS UKI advanced analytics practice, a team that enables organisations to apply data and text mining techniques, as well as forecasting and optimisation routines, to increase profits and reduce costs through fact-based decision making.Computers, numbers, statistics and logical problem solving have always been his main passions so it is of no surprise that he has spent the majority of his career working for a company that specialises in solving business problems using advanced analytics.
Jozef Moffat – SAS and the new generation Data Scientist
Abstract: With so many different environments, and many different roles doing different things with different data sources in various different data formats the role of the data scientist just keeps on changing and growing.
Bio: Jozef Moffat is an analytics consultant at SAS UK. He has been working at SAS since 2015 when he joined from university, where he obtained a double major in Statistics and Economics. His final project in university involved being part of a team that constructed a 100 equation econometric model to forecast several different factors of the US economy. At SAS he has worked with many different customers across several industries ranging from utilities to banking. Some of the projects he has worked include building a recommender system for a travel company, forecasting call centre volumes for an insurer, and using Opta data to identify potential transfer targets for a football team!