DatSci Posts 2018

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 [...]

The Next Generation of Data Science Talent | Winning the MSc in Business Analytics Scholarship

By |2018-05-23T13:35:39+00:00May 23rd, 2018|

Last year was an exciting year for the DatSci Awards, where we Awarded the first Scholarship for the MSc in Business Analytics with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. This scholarship initiative was created by Next Generation, the founders of the DatSci Awards, so that we could expand the next generation of Data Science Talent.  Each year the proceeds from the DatSci Awards ticket sales fund the scholarship and we are delighted once again to be backing a full time scholarship for 2017/2018. We recently caught up with Despina Dovletoglou to hear what winning the Scholarship means to her: Stories usually start with a short narration of past events, gradually exposing readers to background information until a critical present point has been reached. In my case, the present time is so challenging and simultaneously [...]

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 [...]

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