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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
Innovateuk
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Talk abstract: The Healthy Ageing Sector & 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 Sector, or to those who innovate in another sector, but could extend into…
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 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…
Talk abstract: 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 tasks none of your colleagues want to do.…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…