Chief Data Scientist Europe is a two-day event at Kensington Close Hotel that I am attending.
How do I LOVE being stimulated by talks about ‘data science’ and its implications for humanity’s thinking and evolution!
The first speaker came from a Recruitment Agency and addressed
- predictions regarding human behaviour as employees;
- to ‘entertain’ the audience, he asked who believes to be a better driver than others…
The second speaker was a mathematician who had become a marketeer and spoke about
- how to ask the right question when marketing the Premier League
- how football fans behave was the ‘right’ question to ask!
The third speaker is from a Turkish bank with 65 million customers who compares his company with Facebook in terms of money vs likes and shares – to talk about ETHICS in the Age of Big Data:
- the unintentional evil scale of ‘social data’ ranges from
- mischievous to
- being overconfident in algorithms
- may inherently bias minorities
- Customer Trust should drive the balance between revenue generation and reliance on Big Data…
The conference is being chaired by Amy Shi-Nash who calls Data Scientists MYTH-BUSTERS!
After a couple of discussion groups and an excellent lunch, the next superb keynote:
- Enda Ridge, author of Guerilla Analytics;
- he distinguishes between what data science and what it is not: loaded with ‘uncertainty’, due to both, sources of data and the quality of tools with which to investigate data
- ‘variety’ adds to the mix in terms of
- data joining
- algorithms and
Looking very much forward to Day Two tomorrow – having explained my ‘unique selling points’ to marvellous people along the full spectrum across data, tools and their interpretations and applications today:
- distinguishing between Big Business and Very Big Science Data;
- I’ve turned the Curse of Dimensionality into Layering Complex Data;
- unifying data analytics through three generic software methods:
For more about the ‘business of Data Science’, visit the website of Corinium – Connected Thinking!