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How the machine learning wave is changing the way organizations look at analytics

Date: This event took place live on March 10 2016

Presented by: Patrick Hall, Andrew Pease

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Hosted By: Ben Lorica

Machine learning is changing the way organizations look at analytics. Data scientists are being recognized as a key component in organizational analytics, but management often doesn't understand their work or know how to effectively manage them. Many businesses understand that analytics has moved beyond the data warehouse, and are pushing analysts and IT to grab and analyze data from new sources even though they may not be ready to derive business value from these new data. Open source is seen as the path to machine learning innovation, despite challenges with deployment and approachable user interfaces. For organizations using or looking to adopt machine learning techniques, moving forward may be a challenge and measuring success even trickier.

In this webcast, we will:

  • Discuss how different organizations are finding success with machine learning
  • Look at how organizations are feeding the creativity of data scientists, providing analytic accessibility to business experts, and pushing the analytics closer to the data.
  • Identify how organizations are automating analytic processes in order to free up time for new analytics, new data, and new business problem domains, ultimately creating real competitive advantage.

About Andrew Pease, Principal Business Solutions Manager, SAS

Andrew is passionate about getting the most out of data analysis for answering big questions and challenging the status quo. As leader of the analytics team in the SAS Global Technology Practice, Andrew helps organizations to develop and implement analytic roadmaps for combining internal and external data sources, exploiting Hadoop and using high performance analytics to embed analytics in core business processes. Andrew also helps data scientists keep abreast of the latest developments in analytic approaches.

Andrew has a master's degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in experimental design. He lives full time in Leuven, Belgium and enjoys playing the guitar and piano, traveling with his family, and getting in the occasional run to keep in shape.

About Patrick Hall, Sr Machine Learning Scientist, SAS

Patrick Hall is a senior staff scientist at SAS where he designs new data mining and machine learning technologies. He is the 11th person worldwide to become a Cloudera certified data scientist. Patrick studied computational chemistry at the University of Illinois before graduating from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University in 2012.

About Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist — O'Reilly Media

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Content Strategy for Data at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.