Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK

Building data science capacity in your organization

Shingai Manjengwa (Fireside Analytics Inc.)
9:209:35 Thursday, 2 May 2019
Location: Auditorium
Average rating: ****.
(4.65, 20 ratings)

The promise of using data to increase profits, decrease costs, and optimize everything else can only be realized if teams are empowered with the necessary skills to recognize data opportunities and participate in data initiatives.

Shingai Manjengwa shares insights from teaching data science to 300,000 online learners, second-career college graduates, and grade 12/6th form high school students, explaining how business leaders can increase data science skill sets across different levels and functions in an organization to create real and measurable value from data.

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Shingai Manjengwa

Fireside Analytics Inc.

Shingai Manjengwa is the chief executive officer at Fireside Analytics Inc., a Canadian ed-tech startup that offers customized cloud-hosted data science training and consulting services to corporations, governments, and educational institutions. Fireside Analytics’s data science courses have over 300,000 registered learners on platforms like IBM’s CognitiveClass.ai and Coursera. An IBM Influencer, author, and NYU Stern alumni, Shingai is also the founder of Fireside Analytics Academy, a registered private high school that teaches high school students to solve problems with data. The IDC4U, High School Data Science program—inspected by the Ministry of Education in Canada—uses real-life youth-focused case studies to combine statistics, mathematics, business, and computer programming: the pillars of data science. The program is completely online; international students are welcome. The curriculum is also offered in three private high schools in Ontario, Canada.