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Summary of 5th July Analytics Network Event

Monday, 16 Jul 2018
Amy Hughes

The Analytics Network had another excellent event held on the 5th July at Robert Walters offices in central London. On this occasion we got three speakers from quite a wide range of industries. We had Ian Mitchel from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Matthew Robinson from IBM and John Hopes from the Operational Research Society:

The first speaker Ian talked about Quality Assured Analytics. In this talk he described the importance of having a robust process for validation and testing of analytical models. Ian used different examples where this process has been applied successfully and others where it has not been done correctly.

The second speaker Matthew covered IBM Watson, from Jeopardy to Wimbledon. Matthew started the talked with the journey of IBM as a developer of cognitive systems and how IBM technologies have evolved from winning chess competitions, to the Jeopardy TV game show and now to being used to simplify and automate tasks at Wimbledon. Matthew also shared how analytics professionals can use these tools in their own analytics work.

The third Speaker John Hopes presented how the OR Society supports the analytics professionals. John described what is the OR Society, the activities that the Society is involved and the support that it gives to the analytics community by training courses, certifications, conferences and other events (like the Analytics Network!)

Thanks to Robert Walters for supporting the organisation of this event and bringing the opportunity of finding new analytics opportunities to the Analytics Network community

- Eduardo Contreras Cortes, Chair of the Analytics Network.

 

 


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Comments

Daniel Tilley
Tue, Jul 24 2018 14:38 GMT

Very useful meeting are the slides likely to be made available to attendees?

Matthew Robinson
Mon, Jul 16 2018 11:29 GMT

Really interesting meeting and great networking afterwards.  Lovely venue as well