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Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created – and it is only increasing with time. In this avalanche of information, organizations using data to make informed business decisions are at a distinct advantage. This shift is having an impact across industries, and has started to play a key role in social change, whether it be to fight climate change or prevent life-threatening illnesses.
Join us to find out more about how these organizations are harnessing data to advance their work. Our panelists will share their journeys in the data field, and the projects they’re working on that contribute to the greater good. Whether you’re a Data Scientist, social do-gooder, or simply interested in learning more about data analysis, you’ll leave with better insight into how data is being used for good.
All ticket proceeds for this event will be donated to motionball, a not for profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives.
6:00PM - Doors open, refreshments & networking
6:30PM - Panel discussion begins, with moderated Q&A
7:45PM - Mingling
8:00PM - Event end
Data Scientist at Microsoft
Nada Salem is a Data Scientist at Microsoft’s Bigpark Studio. She works towards empowering 1 billion Office and OneDrive users to do more by analyzing app media data. Nada is passionate about utilizing data for social good and regularly participates in hackathons for social good. She currently consults for a Vancouver based technology innovation company focused on providing Smart City services. Her goal is to use data to improve livability for members of her community.
Senior Data Scientist at Imbellus Inc.
Matthew is a senior data scientist at Imbellus Inc. He is an expert in visualizing large learning analytics data sets, hyperparameter optimization and deploying statistical models in production. Matthew is also the co-host of Data Science Lightning Talks, a meetup group that presents short talks on data science. He recently lectured at the BCCDC on computer vision for medical imagery. His most recent publication purposes a framework to identify data drift in learning analytics models.
Product Manager at Keela
Sint is a former math major who wanted to solve all the world's issues so she went into software development. At a young age, she dreamt about helping our society have a deeper understanding of the problems we face. Grateful to be building impact tech at Keela, she works alongside her team to deliver on deadlines across many initiatives at all times. Her passion for data allows her to better understand her customers. When she's not working; she's eating ramen.
Mehdi Sam Piltan
Business Intelligence/Analytics Advisor at Providence Health Care
My name is Mehdi Sam Piltan. I received my PhD in Industrial Engineering with sub-specialization in Engineering Management from UBC in 2016. Since my graduation, I've been working as a data analytics advisor at Providence Health Care in Vancouver to improve the healthcare system, with a focus on People Analytics. I love helping people to make better decisions using data and analytics in different areas, even in real estate! I also played professional basketball for a couple of years.
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