LEARN Data analytics
at THE 2019 Datathon Conference
The DATATHON Educational Conference provides students with the opportunities to learn about the increasingly important field of data analytics.
Saturday, November 9th, 2019 @ Brock University
Network and learn about analytics and careers in data science from some of the smartest people in the industry.
Speakers come from a variety of fields and backgrounds including finance, economics, law, and technology.
VP of Development, Hybrid Cloud, Analytics and Canada Labs, IBM
Data Scientist, RBC
Founder, The Coding Hive
Senior Manager Business Intelligence,The
Vito De Filippis
Director of Business Development,
Head, Analytics Center for Excellence, BMO
Chief Data Strategist,
President, Rel8ted.to Analytics
Chief AI Officer, Deloitte
Director of Big Data Services,
Hedge Fund Manager, QTS
Special Adviser to the President,
Director of the Centre for Business Analytics,
Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops.
Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, Python, Machine Learning in Python, and VBA.
To ensure that enough material can be covered, workshops will run all afternoon. Unfortunately, this means you will only be able to attend one workshop.
Introduction to Python & Machine Learning
Brief introduction to python followed by an introduction to machine learning. Will cover data manipulation, graphing, and introductions to machine learning in TensorFlow.
Instructor: Sylvain Pannetier-Lebeuf (Senior Consultant, The Co-operators)
Introduction to R Studio
Introduction to R will cover the basics of data manipulation and analysis, including how to work with files, perform basic statistical analysis of information and create charts and graphs and the basics of machine learning.
Instructor: Paul Frosina (BI Analyst, The Co-operators)
Introduction to AI Applications in Cancer Prediction
Workshop presented by the Coding Hive! Learn how AI is used to find predictive bio markers and how to develop and deploy a simple cancer classifier app.
Instructor: Fouad Yousif (Senior Manager, Data Scientist at RBC and Founder of The Coding Hive)
Intermediate Excel & Introduction to VBA
Will cover intermediate Excel and the use of Visual Basic for Applications within Excel to automate processes and work with data.
Instructor: Jimmy Qiu (Manager, Risk IT at RBC Capital Markets)
Introduction to Sentiment Analysis in IBM Watson
Sentiment analysis workshop, will introduce students to tools like Watson Discovery, Watson Knowledge Studio and Cognos Analytics.
Instructor(s): IBM Staff
Introduction to Financial Modeling in Excel
Learn basics of financial modeling and analysis in Excel. Will focus on risk modeling and project.
Instructors: Shakti Pradhan (Senior Treasury Analyst at Alterna Savings) & Adam Grinbergs (Graduate Engineer at Paterson & Cooke)