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January 15, 2015 6:00 PM • Sheraton Bellevue, 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
January 30, 2015 8:00 AM • TBD

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January Chapter Meeting

The Data Scientist and a Revolution in Business Value

January 15th 2015 (Thursday)

6:00 - 8:30 PM  

Sheraton Bellevue Hotel ~   Register Here



We are experiencing a great change in our ability to collect, store, and harness large amounts of data to construct predictive models, and to couple predictive models with decision analyses aimed at providing insights which lead to action in business. The Data Scientist is a critical resource in managing data and moving us from information to insights. This talk considers the data scientist's domain, and the complete system required to deliver data science applications to business and the consumer. Highlights will include the transformation of business models, and both the promises and threats associated with accelerated technological advances. 


What You Will Learn

The framework of advanced analytics (Big Data, Machine Learning, the Internet of Things, Data Science) and how the mixing and employment of these combinations have become game-changing and truly disruptive drivers of business and societal value. Additionally, you will walk away with key considerations for your own professional relationship to this ecosystem as a data professional.


Speaker Profile

Dr. Sarmila Basu is the Chief Data Scientist at Microsoft IT. She is responsible for leading the MSIT Data Sciences (DDSG) group and oversees both internal and external global customer engagements. Dr. Basu is deeply involved in Microsoft’s forward-looking development efforts to integrate the company’s Data Science expertise with the Sales, Services and Product Group organizations. She is also leading the company’s transition to leveraging Advanced Analytics solutions using Microsoft technology to empower top management to make data driven decisions and solve challenging business problems. Dr. Basu is a Ph.D. in Economics, and has 20 years of leadership experience working with Fortune 500 companies in Telecom, Financial Services, and IT.

Date: Jan 115th (Thur), 2015
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
Location: Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
100 112th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004

More information and registration here


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