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Explore Data Science in Practice

27 Feb 2018
IoD North West

The Manchester Data Science Summit, taking place on 23rd and 24th March 2018, will bring together experts in Machine Learning, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to explore Data Science in Practice. Brought to you by Cambridge Spark and Appleyard Lees, and supported by The Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education. The two-day conference features a programme of technical talks and deep dive workshops which provide a fantastic opportunity for developers, researchers and business leaders to get inspired and stay up to date with the rapidly evolving Data Science landscape.

“From Machine Learning to cloud computing and real-time data processing, new technologies are enabling businesses to operate more effectively, implement changes based on real-time data, and leverage their data as a core defensible asset,” says Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma, CEO of Cambridge Spark. Cambridge Spark Data Science Summits are designed to help individuals explore the application of breakthrough technologies across various sectors, learn from industry case studies and leave with insights to better utilise their data.

The Main Conference, on Friday 23rd March 2018 at the Museum of Science and Industry includes a series of technical sessions with industry and academic speakers. On the second day, Saturday 24th March 2018, the latest tools and Data Science techniques will be covered during practical deep dive workshops in Python. Workshop sessions will be dedicated to Data Science essentials and Data Analysis using Python.

Topics and invited speakers at the Manchester Data Science Summit 2018:

  • Research Challenges in Applying Data Mining: Prof. Sunil Vadera, Professor, University of Salford
  • Introduction to Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing: Erik Mathiesen, Co-founder, Octavia.ai
  • An overview of patent activity in Machine Learning: Julia Gwilt, Partner, Appleyard Lees
  • Deploying Machine Learning Models as A Service: Leanne Fitzpatrick, Head of Analytics, Hello Soda
  • Graphic Exposure — How Graph Theory uncovered a major fraud: Paul Smith, Senior Manager, PwC
  • Healthcare Analytics: Mike Broomhead, Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry CTO, IBM
  • AI Systems for Requirements Quality and Compliance: Dr. Erol-Valeriu Chioasca, Founder, Exgence

  • Data Science for Business: Tom Liptrot, Head of Data Science, Peak

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