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Specialisterne Ireland: Helping To Make The World Of Work More Accessible

By |2018-09-06T12:00:02+00:00Sep 6th, 2018|

We're looking forward to welcoming Specialisterne Ireland at this year's DatSci Awards. They're a not-for-profit company that promotes employment opportunities for people with autism. It is now accepted that many people with autism have abilities and skills related to their condition which are sought after by businesses including IT, Maths, Science and Administration. Regrettably to-date accessing those jobs and continuing in employment can prove challenging or impossible for some people with autism (our candidates). People on the autism spectrum can find change and transition very challenging, for example, moving from the world of college to the world of work. However, given the opportunity to access recruitment in a manner that takes account of their autism characteristics and a work environment that is both understanding and accepting of these, it is possible, [...]

Transparent Referendum Initiative

By |2018-08-21T09:39:49+00:00Aug 20th, 2018|

This is the 2nd year that of the Award for Best Use of Data Science to Achieve Social Impact powered by Deutsche Bank. For 2018 we welcome submissions from individuals and organisations across Europe, this category is for data science projects which have had a strong positive impact on social justice or environmental issues affecting their local community or the broader world around them. Topics included projects which seek tackle issues linked to the environment, poverty, social and economic disadvantage.  One of this year’s finalists is the Transparent Referendum Initiative, which was set up to prior to the recent Referendum in Ireland on reproductive rights, with the aim of making it open, honest and fair, by building a database of all social media ads targeting voters and making them open [...]

Lessons Learned on Building Data Science Products in Multi Disciplinary Teams

By |2018-08-13T12:08:47+00:00Aug 13th, 2018|

The DatSci Awards are taking place on 7th September 2018, this year there are 9 categories in the competition. Our most prominent and sought-after award is the Award for Data Scientist of the Year which is sponsored by title sponsor Deloitte, Humberto Corona who is a Data Scientist in Zalando is one of five finalists in this category. We caught up with Humberto to hear his thoughts on working in diverse teams and functions. For the last three years, I have been working in different data science projects at Zalando, helping our more than 24 million customers find the most relevant assortment that we have. Along the way, I have learned how to scale data science, or how to build a new personalization product  from scratch. Thanks to my experiences, [...]

Supply Chains Analytics: A Rich Smorgasbord For Data Scientists To Feast On!

By |2018-07-24T16:53:34+00:00Jul 24th, 2018|

On July 26th, the 38 DatSci Awards finalists will be going head to head for a full day of presentations at Croke Park, Dublin and giving our Judging Panel compelling reasons and insights as to why they deserve to win a 2018 DatSci Awards Trophy. Mick Phelan, Business Technology Leader in Data Science in Johnson & Johnson is a finalist in the Data Scientist of the Year Category powered by Deloitte. Check out what Mick has to say about Supply Chain Analytics.  Supply Chains are complex, frustrating and fascinating in equal measure. While they are not at the top of everybody’s list when it comes to data science jobs; they are rich with data science opportunities, including: predicting customer behaviour & lead times (e.g. 24hr delivery for a product that takes 12 weeks to produce) predicting the impact of [...]

Training the Future Leaders in Data Science

By |2018-07-10T14:10:59+00:00Jul 4th, 2018|

In a recent article in the Financial Times, Jennifer Thompson, outlines that the “wealth of nations and individuals is ever more likely to be influenced by computer algorithms…..underpinning those machines and algorithms are real people, namely the world’s sharpest mathematicians and data scientists. Though not hard to identify, virtually every industry — and especially Big Tech — is competing with the financial world for their skills.” Ireland is getting ready to train the next generation of researchers in the area of Data Science and ICT.  The Irish government through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is investing approximately €80M to establish a number of Centres for Research Training (CRTs) in Ireland. These CRTs will provide cohorts of academically outstanding future research leaders with the skills and knowledge required to address the future [...]

What Makes An Outstanding Data Scientist – A Word From Our Judging Panel

By |2018-03-27T16:58:25+00:00Mar 26th, 2018|

Once again we are exhilarated to announce the DatSci Awards 2018! Our stellar judging panel will gather to review the submissions from various experts in the field of Data Science after which the winners for each of the 9 categories will be announced on September 7th 2018.  The award categories are: Data Scientist of the Year powered by Deloitte Best use of Data to Achieve Social Impact powered by Deutsche Bank Data Science Technology Innovation of the Year Data Science Student of the Year powered by Pramerica Award for Best Contribution to Data Science from an Academic Research Body Award for best use of Data Science in a Start Up powered by AIB  Award for best use of Data Science in an SME  Award for best use of Data Science [...]

Q & A with Best Use of Data Science in a Start-Up Winner – RecommenderX – Mark O’Donovan

By |2017-10-31T12:43:30+00:00Oct 5th, 2017|

The Best Use of Data Science in a Start-Up, powered by First Data, was won by RecommenderX. Ireland’s Data Science start up scene is thriving. This Award recognises the efforts of those pioneers who have taken the big step of founding a new business to bring data science products and services to market. Entries to this award came from a wide variety of different sectors, including healthcare, fitness, environment and waste reduction, messaging, customer relationship management and customer support. The judges were particularly impressed with the level of ingenuity shown by these start ups, who are using Data Science to solve previously intractable business problems in so many different fields. Here is some insight from Mark O'Donovan, Chairman of RecommenderX on presentation day. How does it feel to be a DatSci [...]

Q & A with the Data Scientist of the Year – Ana Peleteiro Ramallo, Zalando

By |2017-10-05T15:35:12+00:00Oct 5th, 2017|

The Data Scientist of the Year, is a sought after title! We had a  huge number of applications for this Award, with 5 individuals making it through to the finals.  The Data Scientist of the Year Award was powered by our Title Sponsor Deloitte Ireland. Simon Murphy, Head of Technology and the Analytics & Information Management practice in Deloitte Ireland, presented this year's Award and commented: "Deloitte are proud to sponsor this years data science awards and in particular the Data Scientist of the year award. We believe in the importance of data science as a career and data scientists for the significant contributions and impact that they make. The quality of the entries this year was very high and I'd like to congratulate Ana Peleteiro Ramallo on winning this [...]

Q & A with Best Use of Data Science in an Academic Research Body Winner – Paul Nolan from ICHEC (The Irish Centre for High End Computing)

By |2017-10-05T15:36:26+00:00Oct 3rd, 2017|

This was ICHEC 2nd year entering the Awards, and this year they claimed the title of Academic Research Body of the Year, sponsored by Corvil. Academic Research is the starting point for many of the tools, techniques and algorithms that data scientists use on a daily basis. This award recognises the work performed by academic researchers to further the knowledge of the Data Science sector. This judges were particularly impressed with the number of applied-data science entries this year, where researchers are exploring new ways to apply data science techniques to new problems. The finalists really embody this spirit with Systems Biology Ireland applying Data Science to predict and improve the response rate of breast cancer patients to common treatment options, and the Irish Centre for High End Computing applying [...]

Q & A with Best Use of Data Science in a Public Sector Body Winner – Garda Síochána Analysis Service – Robert Stapleton

By |2017-10-05T15:47:44+00:00Oct 2nd, 2017|

Garda Síochána Analysis Service  ( GSAS) claimed the Award for Best use of Data Science in a Public Sector Body, powered by Next Generation, Data Science is crucial in the public sector as it is where it can have the biggest impact on our day-to-day lives. This is a new award in 2017, that puts a special emphasis on acknowledging those who are modernising and improving the quality of the services offered by organisations who are motivated only to improve our quality of life and not by profit. The judges especially recognise the agility shown by the entrants to this award, as data scientists in the public sector often have to work with large legacy systems and within stringent regulatory requirements. The team from GSAS presented on August 17th to [...]

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