EVENT - Tuesday
Location117-119 Portland St, Manchester M1 6ED
When6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DSF Meetup with Dentsu Aegis Network
Join Data Science Festival – Manchester in partnership with Dentsu Aegis Network in June for great talks.
Those randomly selected and approved will then be e-mailed tickets for the event. If you do not receive an approval e-mail from us by the 6th of June 2019 you have been unsuccessful in getting a ticket for this event.
PLEASE NOTE REGISTERING ON MEETUP DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU ENTRY TO THIS EVENT.
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6:00pm – Doors open
6:30pm – Badri Srinivasan
7:15pm – Refreshments
7:45pm – Dr Ben Wright
8:30pm – Networking
9:00pm – Close
Badri Srinivasan – Head of Platform Engineering at Data2Decisions
Summary: Serverless – the future infrastructure
Bio: Experienced engineering & technology director with 10 plus years of excellent career records and managing business operations and promoting organizational growth. Extensive experience leading research and engineering teams and motivating them for performance. Holds strong proficiency in client management and public speaking. Result-oriented professional with abilities to adapt to new technology and overcome problems
Dr Ben Wright – Head of Data Science, Dentsu Data Labs at Dentsu Aegis Network
Summary: How to lend £1.5million using Gradient Boosting. Credit decisions are traditionally made using financial scorecards which use the old fashioned method of Logistic Regression to calculate the risk of somebody paying back a loan. A more modern approach using machine learning was used for a lender in the car finance sector with some rather impressive results.
Bio: Head of Data Science Ben graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Manchester University in 2006 and obtained a PhD in Pure Mathematics in 2010. He spent 7 years with Innovative Technology, designing machine learning algorithms to distinguish between real and counterfeit coins and banknotes; this included spending time advising the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank on how to produce machine readable features on banknotes. More recently, Ben has headed up the Carfinance247 Data Science team, using modern machine learning algorithms to solve real world business problems, such as how to correctly price a loan with respect to the risk appetite of the business. Ben is a keen potholer and cave diver, and a qualified member of the Cave Diving Group.