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Location

CodeNode, 10 South Pl, Finsbury, London EC2M 7EB

When

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Website

CodeNode



Data Science Festival – Live in London – Nov 27th 2021

CodeNode @
9:00 am-
5:00 pm
November 27th , 2021, Saturday
Location:

We are BACK!

Welcome back to the DSF annual live event. Back for its fifth season, after a 2020 break, we are thrilled to be doing a live-in-person Fest! This free day will feature four-stream rooms with over 600 people attending. A day of lectures with over 40 top speakers. It will also feature our partners in our exhibitor section of the event. An entire day to learn, mingle and be inspired all completely free. For the people by the people, at Code Node, based near Moorgate Station in London.

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Due to the popularity of Data Science Festival events, we are now allocating event tickets via a random ballot. Registering here enters you into the ticket ballot for the Data Science Festival Live day on Saturday 27th November 2021, the ballot will be drawn across November finishing November 12th. Those randomly selected will then be e-mailed tickets for the event, with the joining details. If you do not receive an e-mail with a Universe ticket and QR code by Nov 12th you were unlucky this year in getting a ticket for this event.

Please register for a ballot ticket here: GET TICKETS

Please bring a copy of your paper ticket or your ticket on your phone to the event to check in with your QR code. If you do not have a ticket we will be unable to let you into this event. Tickets are non-transferable. The Data Science Festival is the first of its kind as the only community-led, free to attend Data Science Festival in the UK.

Please review how the tickets work here:

http://2019.datasciencefestival.com/dsf-tickets-101/

Speakers will be updated on a weekly basis so keep checking back to see who is speaking at this event.

Adam Gajtkowski
Financial Times
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Talk abstract: Using hybrid recommender system to personalise Financial Times push notifications. This talk aims to introduce our app push notifications recommender system. You will learn how the Financial Times (FT) data science team used various unsupervised machine learning techniques to boost recommendation click-through rate (CTR) by 30%. This talk…
Alex Joseph
Full Fact
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Talk abstract: Fighting bad information with AI. At Full Fact we have been developing technology to help increase the speed, scale and impact of our and others fact checking. We have made a set of tools designed to alleviate the pain points we experience in the fact-checking process. I’ll be…
Angelo Cardoso
ASOS
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Talk abstract: Modelling at a fashion company. ASOS.com is the first UK based online retailer for fashion loving 20-somethings around the world. Attend this session if you’re interested in finding out how ASOS is contributing to world leading research with NeurIPS publications and how we build online machine learning systems. We…
Avision Ho
Mettle
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Talk abstract: Meeting Citizens where they R. Previously, there was an information access problem where citizens had to navigate to each individual Hong Kong district councillor’s Facebook page to receive updates on them. This posed an obstacle to civic participation as there was no central source. In this respect, citizens…
Benjamin Pettit
Cleo
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Talk abstract: A/B testing: Setting up for success & choosing the right Statistical Framework. We are all familiar with the benefit that A/B testing can have on businesses’ success, whether that’s improving customer experience or increasing revenue on websites and apps. In this session we’ll talk through tips we’ve learned…
Bryan Liu
ASOS
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Talk abstract: Modelling at a fashion company. ASOS.com is the first UK based online retailer for fashion loving 20-somethings around the world. Attend this session if you’re interested in finding out how ASOS is contributing to world leading research with NeurIPS publications and how we build online machine learning systems.…
David Asboth
Half Stack Data Science
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Talk abstract: Bridging the data science supply-demand gap. Data scientists must be able to think like a statistician, a scientist, a customer, and a software developer, sometimes in the same meeting! This is especially true in organisations where data science is a new function, which is most organisations. The need for…
David Loughlan
Data Idols
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David is the founder of Data Idols and the Data Science Festival. He has spent years as a contract database administrator, delivering projects for some of the UK’s leading companies. During his time as a contractor, much of his work was sourced through recruitment agencies, it was a painful process.…
Duncan Little
ASOS
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Talk abstract: Modelling at a fashion company. ASOS.com is the first UK based online retailer for fashion loving 20-somethings around the world. Attend this session if you’re interested in finding out how ASOS is contributing to world leading research with NeurIPS publications and how we build online machine learning systems.…
Ebru Cucen
OpenCredo
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Talk abstract: Connecting the Dots: Harnessing the Power of Graphs & ML. The world is becoming more complex, and more so than ever informed decision making has become critical for managing the uncertainty this creates. James Fowler notes that “Relationships are the strongest predictors of behaviour” in his book “Connected”.…
Emma Duckworth
GSK Consumer Healthcare
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Talk abstract: AI and complex industrial systems - a strategic view. GSK Consumer Healthcare have ambitious sustainability goals to transform our supply chain, driving efficiency and resilience during an unprecedented time of challenge for global supply chains. AI for optimisation and orchestration of complex industrial systems are among the most…
Emma Walker
M&S
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Talk abstract: Data Science at M&S: Anything But Ordinary. The 21/22 M&S autumn campaign is billed as "Anything But Ordinary", and in this talk we will introduce the work of the anything but ordinary data science team at the company. In 2019, M&S founded a central DS team working in…
Gueorgui Mihaylov
GSK Consumer Healthcare
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Talk abstract: AI and complex industrial systems - a strategic view. GSK Consumer Healthcare have ambitious sustainability goals to transform our supply chain, driving efficiency and resilience during an unprecedented time of challenge for global supply chains. AI for optimisation and orchestration of complex industrial systems are among the most…
Javier Blanco
Quix
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Talk abstract: The most dangerous demo ever (or how to perform real-time sentiment analysis on the audience messages). It’s common knowledge that everything that could go wrong in a live demo just will. Join us challenging Murphy’s law on multiple occasions as we build an application that will perform real-time…
Julia Glenn
Innovate UK
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Talk abstract: The Healthy Ageing and Data to Early Diagnostics Sectors: The Role of People-Centred Design in Data Driven Innovation. The idea is to introduce government funding options available to data innovators in the Healthy Ageing/Early Diagnostics Sectors, or to those who innovate in another sector, but could extend into…
Kundai Zimbiti
CFC
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Talk abstract: It starts with a water-skiing elephant: Data at the forefront of cyber insurance. Every insurance product is born when a trailblazer is doing something brand new, with too much financial risk for one person to bear. Whether it’s shipping in the 1700s, putting an elephant on water-skis in…
Lubomila Jordanova
Plan A
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Talk abstract: Paving the way towards a sustainable future through technology. How can technology pave the way towards a net-zero economy? How does Plan A support businesses in understanding where they stand and how they can reduce their carbon footprint? What is the role of collaboration in supporting the greentech industry?…
Magda Woods
Waive
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Talk abstract: Robots everywhere. The role of data science and automation in the creative industry. If you really want to make your data science team shine in the organisation (especially one full of creative people like journalists), you really have to focus on deploying data and data science skills to…
Martin Chan
Microsoft
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Talk abstract: Meeting Citizens where they R. Previously, there was an information access problem where citizens had to navigate to each individual Hong Kong district councillor’s Facebook page to receive updates on them. This posed an obstacle to civic participation as there was no central source. In this respect, citizens had…
Matt Harding
LSEG
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Talk abstract: The realities of building domain-specific language models for production. LSEG Labs have built a set of domain-specific language models, based on Google’s BERT architecture, using LSEG’s proprietary financial data. In this talk, we will discuss our journey taking these models from inception to production, covering all the pain-points…
Matthias Lux
Deliveroo
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Talk abstract: Measuring Churn in Online Experiments. One of the key outcomes of interest in many online experiments is customer churn. In non-contractual settings like food delivery churn is unobserved, and measuring it is difficult. In experiments, this difficulty is compounded by the often relatively short time horizon of experiments,…
Miguel Pereira
plaindata.ai
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Talk abstract: AI in Medicine: the good, the bad and the ugly. Advancements in AI have brought great promise of its applications in the fields of medicine and healthcare. AI applications have been proposed in almost every area of medicine: from tools that predict Covid-19 disease severity or treatment response…
Mikel Fernandes
Digitas
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Talk abstract: Mikel’s honest journey to becoming a Data Scientist, offering hints and tips for those new to the industry and opinions on how our education system and the industry can better support the next generation of Data Scientists.  Bio: Mikel is a Data Scientist who has been working at Digitas for…
Monique Ho
BAE Systems
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Talk abstract: Meeting Citizens where they R. Previously, there was an information access problem where citizens had to navigate to each individual Hong Kong district councillor’s Facebook page to receive updates on them. This posed an obstacle to civic participation as there was no central source. In this respect, citizens had…
Ned Webster
LV
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Talk abstract: Data Quality with LV=’s Input-Checker. During the production of automated Machine Learning models, the quality of the data being received is paramount for precise and trustworthy predictions. When left to the mercy of the system they are deployed to, there is no end to the number of erroneous…
Phil Howard
King
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Talk abstract: 10,000 levels of Candy Crush Saga and 2 trillion gameplays: What does King do with all this data? Keeping up with the demand for content from Candy Crush players takes cutting edge technology and research. It also provides amazing opportunities to learn about player behaviour from all the…
Rayno Mostert
Flock Cover
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Talk abstract: How Flock is using advanced simulation and open datasets to power a motor risk model that adapts to changes in the environment as they happen. The session will cover exciting applications of simulations to model risk in motor insurance. We'll look into the main causes of road accidents,…
Rick Walker
King
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Talk abstract: Building Platforms for Data Scientists. Data scientists join King from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing different skill sets to bear. But the tasks they need to do are similar in nature, and as team size grows, it makes sense to provide great tools and platforms for them…
Roberto Medri
Meta (Formerly Facebook)
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Talk abstract: Vigorous communication as the key ingredient of a successful data science career. In a fireside chat with David Loughlan, Roberto will distill key lessons from his career across data science and product, with a particular focus on effective communication to senior leadership as the key element and limiting…
Ryan Jones
CFC
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Talk abstract: It starts with a water-skiing elephant: Data at the forefront of cyber insurance. Every insurance product is born when a trailblazer is doing something brand new, with too much financial risk for one person to bear. Whether it’s shipping in the 1700s, putting an elephant on water-skis in…
Shaun McGirr
Half Stack Data Science
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Talk abstract: Bridging the data science supply-demand gap. Data scientists must be able to think like a statistician, a scientist, a customer, and a software developer, sometimes in the same meeting! This is especially true in organisations where data science is a new function, which is most organisations. The need…
Stanimir Vichev
LSEG
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Talk abstract: The realities of building domain-specific language models for production. LSEG Labs have built a set of domain-specific language models, based on Google’s BERT architecture, using LSEG’s proprietary financial data. In this talk, we will discuss our journey taking these models from inception to production, covering all the pain-points…
Susan Bryan
Product Madness
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Talk abstract: The Madness of A/B Testing. A/B testing is a useful tool, which allows us to determine the effects a particular change will have in practice. It controls for nuisance factors influencing player behaviour by randomising allocation between test and control. However, relatively small treatment effects can be difficult…
Tamara Li
Product Madness
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Talk abstract: Driving user growth with data science. Getting user acquisition right is do or die for any B2C business. Could data science help target the most valuable users, while keeping the costs low? What is the best strategy for paid advertising to boost the organic traffic? How soon will…
Tim Padgett
UKRI
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Talk abstract: The Healthy Ageing and Data to Early Diagnostics Sectors: The Role of People-Centred Design in Data Driven Innovation. The idea is to introduce government funding options available to data innovators in the Healthy Ageing/Early Diagnostics Sectors, or to those who innovate in another sector, but could extend into…
Tomas Neubauer
Quix
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Talk abstract: The most dangerous demo ever (or how to perform real-time sentiment analysis on the audience messages). It’s common knowledge that everything that could go wrong in a live demo just will. Join us challenging Murphy’s law on multiple occasions as we build an application that will perform real-time…