Through my kaggle journey to the top spot, I have noticed that many of the things I do to perform competitively in data challenges can be automated. In fact automation is critical to achieve very predictive scores because while the machine “runs”, I can focus on other aspects of the modelling process to extract the most value. In this talk I will share some of the learnings derived from my kaggle experience and show how you can achieve competitive performance in predictive modelling tasks automatically, using’s Driverless AI.