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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK

The curious case of the data scientist

9:20–9:30 Friday, 3/06/2016
Location: Auditorium
Average rating: **...
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Some say that data science is the hottest career for 2016 or the sexiest job of the 21st century. But after 26 years of data crunching, David Selby has seen more than his fair share of data cul-de-sacs, false promises, and downright misleading correlations. David shares some of the challenges he has faced coercing meaning from data and explains why he is particularly enthusiastic about the latest technological developments in the data science field.

This keynote is sponsored by IBM.




David Selby is a lead data scientist with IBM’s Watson and IOT Services team based at IBM’s Hursley Park in the UK, where he specializes in the leveraging of advanced machine-learning techniques to provide business advantage. David is a “master inventor” with more than 50 patents in the area of big data and analytics. He has more than 28 years in the advanced analytics space and has worked in over 50 countries in a wide variety of industries. David is a fellow of the British Computer Society.