EVENT - Tuesday
When6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DSF Women in Data Science with Zalando
Join Data Science Festival – Dublin in partnership with Zalando November 12th, for 2 two epic talks by 2 female data enthusiasts.
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 Zalando on November 12th 2019, the ballot will be drawn on November 8th. Those randomly selected will then be e-mailed a Universe ticket for the event, with the joining details.
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6:00: Doors open
6:30: Angelica Cullinan
7:45: Alice Lynch
9:00: Leave building
Angelica Cullinan – Advanced Analytics Analyst at Bank of Ireland
Summary: A year into a career in Data Analytics. Angelica will walk you through her background, why she wanted to get into analytics and her year in the Advanced Analytics Team in Bank of Ireland. She will suggest advice to those hoping to start their career in data by sharing Bank of Ireland’s new Data Analyst Training Programme which has the goal of qualifying for the Analytics Institute certification of a Data Analyst. This will cover how to get started with Teradata, Python, Design Thinking and Scrum. She will also share projects the team have been working on and how to keep commercially aware in the Data Science world.
Bio: Angelica joined Bank of Ireland as part of the Digital Innovation and Customer Services Graduate Programme and has worked in the Mortgage and Anti Money Laundering teams. She decided to pursue a career in Data Analytics with the Group Data Office having completed the Institute of Banking Professional Diploma in Banking, Operations and Digital. Angelica has maintained a focus on developing her skills to enable her to contribute to the analytics industry and data world. Angelica was a finalist for the Rising Star category at the Women in Tech Awards and has been nominated for the Women in IT Awards and Bank of Ireland Recognition Awards this year.
Alice Lynch – Senior Research Engineer at Zalando
Summary: Using Causal Inference to Understand your Customers ( Learnings from a sojourn with Research Economists) Causal inference is an area of study that allows us to better understand the true underlying cause and impact of events. In the context of using it as a data science tool for business, it allows a company to understand the impact of something like a new product, pricing strategy, or an ad campaign on the bottom line of the company. This then allows decision makers to direct company strategy with a deeper understanding not only of what is causing impact, but why it is impacting. After spending 6 months working with research economists who are experts on this topic, I will share some of what I have learned in this talk. I will put Causal Inference into context in relation to other data driven tools like descriptive and predictive analytics and AI systems, and share some conundrums and methods that can be put into practice.
Bio: Alice Lynch is a Senior Research Engineer / Data Scientist at Zalando, Europe’s largest fashion e-commerce company. She develops machine learning systems that provide a personalised shopping experience to 25 million customers. She has contributed to a wide array of data science solutions including customer preference prediction, customer lifetime value, customer intent, real-time recommender systems and causal inference, always with a keen focus on measurable business & customer impact. She began her career researching fundamental physics, before moving into customer analytics and subsequently machine learning, so she is a scientist at heart – inferring the meaning behind vast data sets has always been core to her motivation.