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Tuesday, May 23 • 13:45 - 14:45
Democratizing Data Science

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In times past, Data Science was only for those elite few with a rare combination of skills including advanced knowledge of statistics.
Microsoft has been making sure that everyone can participate in the data revolution by giving people access to predictive API’s, in-database advanced analytics and drag-and-drop predictive experiments. All thanks to SQL Server 2016 and the Cortana Intelligence Suite in Azure.
These advances have given people with less knowledge of statistics and programming the ability to become what Gartner calls citizen data scientists. Should we be worried about creating fools-with-tools or should we embrace the democratization of data science as the golden age of data? Using a combination of theory and demo’s, we explore Microsoft’s solutions to ensure democratization of data science and the possible dangers that lurk below the surface.

Speakers
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Kimberly Hermans

Kimberly Hermans is one of the resident data scientist at Ordina. She helps companies in industries like banking, telco and utilities to a more data-driven set-up with a focus on customer excellence in their journey.   Her main expertise lies with customer experience and customer analytics, but she also has experience in image recognition, recommender systems and demand forecasting. For these assignments she mainly uses R, Spark and azure machine... Read More →
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Jan Mulkens

Jan Mulkens is a Microsoft Data Platform & BI Consultant and the Competence Center Lead for Microsoft Advanced Analytics at Ordina Belgium. In his spare time, he is a co-founder of the Global Power BI virtual user group, speaker at conferences and usergroup meetups. You can follow him on twitter (@JanMulkens... Read More →


Tuesday May 23, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Room 9