Data Science Festival at Oracle

Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. The ‘Get Tickets’ link below enters you into the ticket ballot for this Data Science Festival event. Those randomly selected and approved will then be e-mailed tickets. If you do not receive an approval e-mail from us by Thursday 24th of August 2017 you have been unsuccessful in getting a ticket for our evening at Oracle.

The Data Science Festival is the first of its kind as the only community led, free to attend Data Science Festival in the UK.

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6:00PM – Doors Open

6:30PM – Talk: Ian Sharp

7:15PM – Beer and Pizza

7:45PM – Talk: Matthew O’Kane

8:30PM – Networking

9:00PM – Close

Talk 1

Abstract: AI and Deep Learning are becoming increasingly important to discussions around the Ethical use of Data in commercial and government applications. The presentation covers where The industry is heading with the technology and algorithms available. We discuss the balance between customer and vendor value, the use cases good and bad and the implications of “democratising AI” (my former CEO Satya Nadella’s phrase). We also take a realistic look at concepts around Surveillance Capitalism, the rise of the Grey Sheep and go on to explore areas where the current technology is maturing or still has some way to go.

Bio: I work as Lead Data Scientist for Oracle UK and Ireland. I have been involved in Machine Learning and advanced analysis since the late 1990’s and have worked on projects with organisations ranging from Amazon, Discovery Channel and Sky through to Sports Media companies like the Perform Group as well as Cern and the NHS. I am passionate about working with Data Scientists to explore the ethical uses of an immensely powerful and prescient set of technologies.

Talk 2

Abstract: From predictive to prescriptive machine learning with Individual Treatment Effects

Bio: Matthew O’Kane, Managing Director, Accenture Analytics