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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

London DSF Meetup with Facebook

6:00 pm-
9:00 pm
November 22nd , 2018, Thursday
Sector:

November 22nd 2018. Join Data Science Festival London, in partnership with Facebook. Lightning talks covering using AI for decision making, to topic modeling and building products with data. Following our talks will be a panel with all our speakers where you can ask questions and learn more about each topic covered.

Those randomly selected and approved will then be e-mailed tickets for the event. If you do not receive an approval e-mail from us by the 19th of November 2018 you have been unsuccessful in getting a ticket for this event.

PLEASE NOTE REGISTERING ON MEETUP DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU ENTRY TO THIS EVENT.

Please register for a ballot ticket here: GET TICKETS

SCHEDULE

6:00: Doors Open
6:30: Welcome/Intro
6:35: Lightening Talks (10 mins each)
7:20: Panel chat & Q&A
8:00: Refreshments
9:00: Close

Ankur Modi: measuring wellbeing and engagement of employees using non survey data.

Bio: Ankur Modi is the CEO and co-founder of StatusToday, which is considered one the UK’s hottest Artificial Intelligence start-ups by Business Insider, TechWorld and VentureRadar. He is an expert in big data with a unique specialisation in Psychology from Oxford University, and has recently been recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 as one of Europe’s most promising tech entrepreneurs. Prior to StatusToday, Ankur was Project Manager and Software Engineer at Microsoft, leading international efforts behind MS Office, Office 365 and Dynamics for projects now used by over 100 million people worldwide. At StatusToday, Ankur and his team have created a unique Intelligence Platform that helps companies understand human behaviour to ensure Security, Engagement and Productivity.

Adam Hornsby: Building a topic model using retail data.

Bio: Adam is a Senior Data Scientist at Dunnhumby, where he builds and deploys machine learning algorithms at scale. He is also a part-time Experimental Psychology PhD student at UCL, funded by Dunnhumby. His research aims to better understand consumer purchase behaviour through a combination of data science, machine learning and cognitive modelling.

Sandi: Data Science, Product & Integrity

Bio: Sandi Conroy is a Data Science Manager for the Community Integrity team in London and has been at Facebook for four years. She is passionate about working on the Community Integrity team, which is trying to build a safe and inclusive community for Facebook users.

Shachar Meir: The Science of Product Development: Demystifying Product Development @ Facebook

Bio: Shachar Meir leads the Ads Data Engineering team at Facebook London, helping make advertising work for everyone. Prior to Facebook, Shachar had spent over a decade making organisations data-driven, with companies such as PayPal, WorldRemit, Pontis, and more, building global teams all across the spectrum, from Data Engineering to Analytics. Shachar is extremely passionate about turning data to insights that drives businesses, and is enthusiastic about the psychology of data and shaping team cultures around data.

Adam Hornsby
dunnhumby
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Talk Abstract: Neural network embeddings are often used in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to model words and sentences. The unsupervised “2vec” algorithms (e.g. word2vec) learn embeddings extremely quickly, scale well and can create beautiful visualisations. dunnhumby have recently extended these algorithms to work with grocery retail data; helping us to…
Ankur Modi
Status Today
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Talk Abstract: Can Artificial Intelligence be used to understand the intricacies of human behaviour? Ankur Modi shows how basic data and AI have the potential to bring the next revolution in employee engagement. The talk focuses on case studies where StatusToday’s technology was deployed with direct application to understand employee…
Sandi Conroy
Facebook
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Bio: Sandi Conroy is a Data Science Manager for the Community Integrity team in London and has been at Facebook for four years. She is passionate about working on the Community Integrity team, which is trying to build a safe and inclusive community for Facebook users.
Shachar Meir
Facebook
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Bio: Shachar Meir leads the Ads Data Engineering team at Facebook London, helping make advertising work for everyone. Prior to Facebook, Shachar had spent over a decade making organisations data-driven, with companies such as PayPal, WorldRemit, Pontis, and more, building global teams all across the spectrum, from Data Engineering to Analytics.…