16 Mar 2018

Data Science and Analytics Panel @ Academy Xi: The Age of Big Data

Joining me at Academy Xi are experts from leading organisations who will share their perspectives on all things big data and analytics.

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I’m extremely proud to be able to partner up with Academy Xi and leading experts to participate in an upcoming panel where we’ll discuss all things big data and analytics. The panel will be hosted at Academy Xi new campus in Sydney and is made up of some leading professionals in the field. I’ll have the pleasure to spend a few minutes discussing a really cool topic with:

Kate Phair

Kate is a long time data advocate, having worked for over 10 years across industries to understand the benefits of data. Kate’s career began supporting clients to grasp the market and customer behaviour across multiple data channels, and furthered her experience by being at the forefront of the growth of big data and data-driven solutions movement. She leveraged her expertise in this sector to help businesses realise the importance of creating growth and efficiency in order to survive and the vital role that data plays in ensuring that businesses don’t remain complacent. In the dynamic and ever-changing world of data, Kate is passionate about driving outcomes, developing culture and creating change. This is evident by her continuous involvement in initiatives such as Women in Data and support of programs promoting inclusion.

Byron Allen

Byron is a big data and advanced analytics consultant at Servian. Data discovery is important but incomplete without the architecture to support it, which is why Byron has a keen interest in big data infrastructure. He has skills building and utilising the Hadoop eco-system, as well as helping to deploy, manage and utilise clusters for analytics. He’s driven by the tangible benefits that data modelling and machine learning can deliver, and how data-driven decision-making can help shape a better future. Byron is passionate about image recognition, remote sensing, and environmental topics. He spoke at PyConAU 2017 about using the modern Python GIS stack, machine learning techniques, and satellite data to track changes in agriculture and land conversion. See Byron’s talk here.

Leisha Morrison

Leisha is Data Analytics and Data Science Recruitment Specialist with over 7 years in the Not For Profit sector before becoming a recruiter in 2014. She quickly found a passion for Data Analytics and a connection with the personalities that it attracts, which lead to her discovering a natural aptitude for matching the right people up with the right opportunity. Leisha’s reputation is one that is recognised by those in the community and the reason her candidates and clients come back to her multiple times. Her knowledge of the data analytics market in Australia is built upon the vast knowledge of her network that she is capable of tapping into at any given time. In 2016 Leisha founded Women in Data. Women in Data is a free networking group that offers people in data the opportunity to discuss the challenges they face amongst themselves whilst also educating and discussing how we as a community can combat discrimination. More importantly, it aims to encourage more women into this fascinating area both by inviting inspiring speakers and also by educating companies on how they can make themselves more gender diverse.

Sachin Kanbargimath

Sachin is an accomplished professional with a proven track record in all aspects of information and data management. Experience of leading cross-functional teams involved in information management and business intelligence projects through data governance, data integration, single customer view, data segmentation as well as data quality enhancement. Architected and implemented solutions across business and consumer data. Sachin is passionate about data management and data driven business insights and enjoy the process of educating, challenging and partnering diverse business functions as well as vendors / partners to deliver the right outcomes.

At this panel, The Age of Big Data: Making Sense of the Information Overload, participants will explore how big data can be used in large corporations and small-scale startups. Hear from experts who have years of experience in the industry. Panelists will be exploring various applications of big data and will discuss future opportunities for anyone interested in the collection and utilisation of information.

For more, visit: The Age of Big Data: Making Sense of The Information Overload

Hope to see you all there!

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