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.

Megha Agarwal is speaker of the following session:

Carol Ashby
Carol Ashby

Brand and Advertising Research Vice President

Carol is a Brand and Advertising Research Vice President at Barclays who has over 25 years of specialist knowledge and experience in market research, advertising planning customer service and strategy consultancy within client companies such as BP, Johnnie Walker and Yellow Pages as well as International Market Research agencies such as TNS and IPSOS ASI. 

Carol has been with Barclays for 7 years and in that time has aided and advised on the creative and media strategy of the major Communication brand campaigns for Barclays UK which have ensured that the Retail brand has maintained its stature and status in a very challenging business environment.

Carol Ashby is speaker of the following session:

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. Currently, he is  part of Data Analytics team at Turner International as Data Scientist. 

Miguel is building customer segmentation models using data from social networks source. He is involved likewise in research lines related to Natural Language Processing using deep learning approaches.

Miguel Angel Barros is speaker of the following session:

Cristián Bravo
Cristián Bravo

Lecturer in Business Analytics

Dr. Cristián Bravo is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business Analytics at Department of Decision Analytics and Risk, University of Southampton. Previously he served as Research Fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium; and as Research Director at the Finance Centre, Universidad de Chile. His research focuses on the development and application of predictive, descriptive and prescriptive analytics to the problem of credit risk in micro, small and medium enterprises. His work covers diverse topics and methodologies, such as semi-supervised techniques, deep learning, text mining, social networks analytics, fraud analytics, and multiple modelling methodologies. His work has been published in well-known international journals, he has edited three special issues in business analytics in reputed scientific journals, and he is the co-author of the book “Profit Driven Business Analytics”, which will be published by Wiley in October 2017. He can be reached by Twitter at @CrBravoR, or through his blog in Spanish at www.sehablanalytics.com.

Cristián Bravo is speaker of the following sessions:

Smriti Chandrasekar
Smriti Chandrasekar

Founder and CEO

Quadraflake Consulting

Smriti Chandrasekar is the Founder and CEO of Quadraflake Consulting Private Limited, a company
which helps finance and audit departments with fast and simple adoption of analytics. Smriti has
assisted her clients with analytics for objectives that include revenue assurance, cost efficiencies and
fraud risk management. She has also trained various professionals in analytics in India and Middle East
and presented papers at associations. Her industry experience is predominantly in services, IT/ITES
manufacturing. Smriti is a Chartered Accountant from India with 12 years of consulting experience. In
her previous roles, she has worked with Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton. 

Smriti Chandrasekar is speaker of the following session:

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.

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.

Leonardo De Marchi is speaker of the following session:

Alexander Diergarten
Alexander Diergarten

Data Scientist

Alexander Diergarten is Data Scientist at Scout24 and therefore responsible to connect data from different areas to create valuable data products using machine learning. He has been working on the project 'Market Transparency in Vehicle Prices' since the beginning and experienced the different problems and solutions which occurred during this journey.“

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.

John Elder is speaker of the following session:

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.

Biraja Ghoshal is speaker of the following session:

Sean Gustafson
Sean Gustafson

Product Manager

Sean Gustafson is a product manager at Scout24. He believes in a data-centric approach to product development and loves when data forms the core of a new product offering. After years working as a software engineer in medical, telecommunication and e-commerce domains; and after obtaining a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, he put away his engineering hat to manage product development in the Scout24 Data Engineering group.

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. 

Alfred Inselberg is speaker of the following session:

Funs Jansen
Funs Jansen

Senior Manager Marketing Analytics

Funs Jansen is Senior Manager Marketing Analytics at HAVI and responsible for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive marketing analytics for a major restaurant chain. His passion is to utilize data to enable fact based decision making for marketers and management, leading to better business results and a more effective use of marketing tools.

Funs combines a solid theoretical background (Master degrees in International Marketing and Marketing Analytics (Cum Laude)) with over 8 years of experience in Analytics in a Marketing environment, working for market-leading brands like McDonald's, E.ON, Ossur and Dorel. He believes that a strong technical execution should always be accompanied by attractive, understandable and vivid communication to key stakeholders.

Funs Jansen is speaker of the following session:

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.

Paul Mlakar is speaker of the following session:

Ed Pennington
Ed Pennington

Director

Ed is a Director in the EY Decision Analytics and Modelling team where he leads our healthcare analytics offering.   He specialises in capacity planning, having utilised a variety of analytical techniques to support organisations planning at a strategic, tactical and operational level.  He has worked with health and social care providers, commissioners and regulators to ultimately improve the level of care that populations receive.

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

Credit Suisse

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.

Viktor Tarnavsky is speaker of the following session:

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.

Lukas Vermeer is speaker of the following session:

Scott Watson
Scott Watson

Director or Analytics

The Modellers

Scott is a Director at The Modellers, a specialist division within Hall & Partners. He has over 15 years of research experience, both commercially and in academia, with a focus on customer experience and brand building. Scott marries a strong technical background with the understanding that research needs to be insightful. He is committed to distilling complex statistics into understandable and actionable stories.

Scott Watson is speaker of the following session:

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.

Phil Winters is speaker of the following session:

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.

Grace Yang is speaker of the following session:

Hans-Georg Zimmermann
Hans-Georg Zimmermann

Senior Research Principal

Study of Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics at University of Bonn (PhD in Game Theory)

Since 1987 at Siemens, Corporate Research in Munich. Founding member of the neural research at Siemens (1987)

Today, Senior Principal Research Scientist, scientific head of the neural network research with applications in forecasting, diagnosis and control.

Member of GOR (Gesellschaft für Operation Research), DMV (Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung), DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft), Advisory board of the National Science Foundation in US, Lectures and talks at universities and conferences on all continents.