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Dec 4–5, 2017: Training
Dec 5–7, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
Tim Seears

Tim Seears
Area Practice Director, Asia-Pacific, Think Big, a Teradata company


Tim Seears is area practice director for Asia-Pacific at Think Big, a Teradata company. Previously he was CTO of Big Data Partnership (acquired by Teradata in 2016), which he cofounded after a career spent in the space industry working on NASA’s Cassini orbiter mission at Saturn. Tim and his team established Big Data Partnership as a dominant thought leader throughout the European market, providing data science, data engineering, and big data architecture services to global enterprise customers.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tim Seears (Think Big, a Teradata company), Karthik Bharadwaj Thirumalai (Teradata)
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Tim Seears and Karthik Bharadwaj Thirumalai explain how to apply deep learning to improve consumer recommendations by training neural nets to learn categories of interest using embeddings. They then demonstrate how to extend this with WALS matrix factorization to achieve wide and deep learning—a process which is now used in production for the Google Play Store. Read more.