Speakers

Predictive Analytics World London
etc.venues, 200 Aldersgate, 11-12 October, 2017

Megha Agarwal
Megha Agarwal

Data Scientist

I am currently working as a Data Scientist at Pivotal Labs, London. My role essentially requires me to identify the potential ways to create and deliver value from client’s data. I am focused on developing smart apps by applying machine learning and statistics. I have done my Masters in Machine Learning and HPC form University of Bristol.

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Miguel Angel Barros
Miguel Angel Barros

Data Scientist

Miguel Angel Barros is Bachelor in Genetics with a Master degree in Data Mining and Knowledge discovery at University of Buenos Aires.He worked as a data science consulting on Globant , one of the most important company on South America, working on operation research modelling After that, he joined Business Intelligence team at Turner Latino-america. Currently he is working on predictive modelling and customer segmentation models from data coming from social networks sources

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Christián Bravo
Christián Bravo

Lecturer in Business Analytics

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Sven Crone Dr.
Sven Crone Dr.

Director

Sven F. Crone is an Assistant Professor in Management Science at Lancaster University, UK, where his research on forecasting with artificial intelligence has resulted in 40+ peer reviewed articles (including EJOR, JORS, IJF) and received international awards. As the Deputy Director of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting, with 15 members of staff & PhD students one of the largest units dedicated to business forecasting, Crone has more than 10 years of consultancy experience in corporate projects, including supply chain forecasting (e.g. Beiersdorf, Sanofi-Aventis, Bayer, Celanese, Hapag-Lloyd), retail forecasting (e.g. Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Wilkinsons), and utilities demand and price forecasting (e.g. DONG, Codelco). Crone regularly provides corporate training courses for the Forecasting Centre, IBF and IEEE worldwide as well as custom-made in-house courses. He has been a regular speaker at 50+ academic and practitioner conferences, including different keynote lectures.

Ruslana Dalinina
Ruslana Dalinina

Senior Data Scientist

Ruslana Dalinina is a Data Scientist at DataScience.com. There she uses her expertise in statistics and predictive modeling to build tools for other data scientists and help clients derive value from their data. Ruslana has built and researched models for customer churn, forecasting, and natural language processing. She has M.S in Statistics from University of California, Los Angeles and she is passionate about utilizing data science to help solve business problems. 

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Leonardo De Marchi
Leonardo De Marchi

Lead Data Scientist

Leonardo De Marchi holds a Master in Artificial intelligence and has worked as a Data Scientist in the sport world, with clients such as New York Knicks and Manchester United, and with large social networks, like Justgiving. He now works as Lead Data Scientist in Badoo, the largest dating site with over 340 million users.

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Alexander Diergarten
Alexander Diergarten

Data Scientist

Maximilian Ehrlich
Maximilian Ehrlich

Teamlead Data Science

Maximilian Ehrlich is Teamlead Data Science at Scout24, trying to build Data Products to empower their consumers and customers individually with their market knowledge. Therefore, he needs to connect the Data Science, Data Engineering and Product-World as good as possible and continuously searches for opportunities to gain new data insights.

John Elder
John Elder

Founder & Chair

John Elder chairs America's most experienced Data Science consultancy. Founded in 1995, Elder Research has offices in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington DC. Dr. Elder co-authored 3 award-winning books on analytics, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular keynote speaker. John is occasionally an Adjunct Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia, and was named by President Bush to serve 5 years on a panel to guide technology for national security.

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Louise Fildes
Louise Fildes

Operational Research Consultant

Louise Fildes is an Assistant Director in the Operational Research team at EY. The team specialise in advanced use of analytics and decision support modelling. Employing a variety of techniques and methodologies, the team build decision support tools for their clients to make best use of their physical assets or people subject to any number of operational or financial constraints. Louise has over 10 years’ experience in decision support consulting, the last 8 years of which have been at EY. She has an MSc in Operational Research.

Biraja Ghoshal
Biraja Ghoshal

Big Data Analytics Practice Lead UK&E

Biraja Ghoshal is focused on Big Data & Analytics practices and technologies. Mr. Ghoshal assists clients to apply analytic capabilities using big data platform to improve performance and optimize decision making with high-quality, actionable insights. Biraja is also interested in machine learning, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence topics.

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Alfred Inselberg
Alfred Inselberg

Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Departments

Alfred received a Ph. D. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) continuing as Research Professor at the Biological Computer Laboratory  working on Neural Networks, Cognition, Population Dynamics and Models of Complex Nonlinear Systems. He then held senior research positions at IBM where he developed a Mathematical Model of the Ear(Cochlea) (TIME Nov. 74) and later Collision-Avoidance Algorithms for Air Traffic Control (3 USA patents). Concurrently he had joint appointments at UCLA, USC, Technion and Ben Gurion University. Since 1995 AI is Professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Tel Aviv University. He was elected Senior Fellow at the San Diego Supercomputing Center in 1996. He invented and developed the multidimensional visualization  methodology of Parallel Coordinates for which he received numerous patents and awards.  His textbook on "Parallel Coordinates: VISUAL Multidimensional Geometry", was published by Springer and praised by Stephen Hawking among many others. 

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Paul Mlakar
Paul Mlakar

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Mlakar is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of R2M Solution with a unique career as a former military officer, a Fortune 100 Division Vice President, and CEO of BiologicsMD. Mr. Mlakar has a B.S. Civil Engineering degree from the United States Military Academy and a M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas.

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Laks Raghupathi Ph.D.
Laks Raghupathi Ph.D.

Analytics Manager

Laks works as Analytics Manager in Shell’s lubricants supply chain business. He has developed and deployed business-critical analytics for Shell Upstream to predict extreme storm exposure to offshore platforms and Siemens Healthcare in computer-aided diagnosis - both widely published. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Math and Computer Science.

Elena Sharova
Elena Sharova

Data Scientist

Elena Sharova is a Data Scientist at Credit Suisse where she is part of the Financial Crime Compliance Analytics team. She actively researches anti-money laundering detection techniques based on machine learning and data-driven approaches. Elena has 7+ years of experience in data analytics, risk management and risk model validation. She has extensive programming background and holds an MSc. in Machine Learning and Data Mining from University of Bristol.

Viktor Tarnavsky
Viktor Tarnavsky

Head of Yandex.Metrica

Viktor joined Yandex in 2011, and since 2015 he has been responsible for the development of Yandex’s analytical services – Yandex.Metrica (web analytics) and AppMetrica (app analytics). He has got a solid developer background and likes to steal an hour or two of coding every now and then. Viktor is keen on complex data integrations and the future of omnichannel analytics. He is experienced speaker of international conferences on digital analytics and databases.

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Lukas Vermeer
Lukas Vermeer

Data Scientist

Lukas combines industry experience in online experimentation and Data Science with an academic background in computing science and machine learning. Highly motivated, quick-witted, eager to learn, coach and teach, and able to think outside of any given box, Lukas has excellent analytical skills, communicative abilities and technical dexterity. He can unravel the problem, explain the answer and build the solution.Currently employed by Booking.com, the world's leading accommodation website, Lukas is responsible for the internal tooling and training that helps product development improve the customer experience in measurable steps through thousands of experiments.

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Phil Winters
Phil Winters

Senior Managing Partner

A pioneer in developing approaches to help organizations raise customer value and increase loyalty by delivering outstanding customer experience, Phil Winters is known internationally as The Father of Customer Intelligence. Phil draws on 30+ years’ experience working with some 300 companies worldwide defining customer strategies to grow their businesses. He is an independent business advisor, a sought-after keynote
lecturer and a highly effective moderator of customer perspective workshops.

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Grace Yang
Grace Yang

Data Scientist

Grace is currently working as a data scientist at Microsoft, Redmond. She is passionate on building core production for business Artificial intelligence. Grace has 5+ year experience in data analysis and Master\'s degree in computational mathematics and Computer Science at University of Waterloo, Canada. Grace specialized in forming nonlinear dimensionality reduction techniques as probabilistic models. This has many potential uses in fields such as physics, economics, and medicine, where meaningful information must be extracted from large data sets. Working at Microsoft, Grace learns from data to inform decisions and drive both product and business in the cloud division. She is always interested in learning new things, sharing knowledge, and exploring how data can be used to improve all aspects of life and society. Excited to be living in the right time to innovate, Grace is following her passion to use data and technologies to change the world.

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