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ACS Panel: Spin Data Into Gold

ACS Panel: Spin Data Into Gold

Registration End Date: Wed, 20 Nov, 10:00 AM

  • where

  • ACS Innovation Hub
    Level 27, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
    SYDNEY NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start: Wed, 20 Nov, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 20 Nov, 08:00 PM
  • event price

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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span><span style="color: black;">If you were to add up the total amount of time Internet users spent surfing the web last year, it would equate to 2.8 million years! It would also take someone around 181 million years to download all of the data from the internet. By 2020, it’s estimated that 1.7 MB of data will be created every second for every person on earth.</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span><span style="color: black;">That’s an <b>enormous</b> amount of data.</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span><span style="color: black;">In an increasingly digital world, data is pure gold. Data science and analytics roles have emerged as pivotal to cross-industry businesses, and job listings for these roles are quadrupling (with 2.7 million new jobs expected to surface by 2020). As the “future of work” rapidly approaches, equipping ourselves with the skills and tools we need to level up in our careers and industries has become critical for our success.</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span><span style="color: black;">Coder Academy &amp; the Australian Computer Society (ACS) invite you to join us as we welcome industry leaders within data analytics and data science to investigate why now is a critical time to upskill, how to embrace big data to power up our businesses, and what the future of work will look like as we continue to embrace technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence across industries and roles.</span></span></span></span><br><br><b>Getting here</b><br>If arriving by train from Wynyard, take exit 4 towards Barangaroo from the west end of the station. Make your way through the tunnel and follow the signs to Barangaroo.<br>ACS is located in International Tower One which is the red building.<br><br><b>Accessing Level 27</b><br>An ACS staff member will be in the lobby of the Tower at 5:30pm - 6:10pm to facilitate access to level 27. <u><b>Access will not be available</b></u> after 6:15pm. If you arrive early please wait in the lobby until registration commences.<br><br><img alt="coder" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM0o000001fmPY"></img>


 05:30 PM - 06:15 PM  Registration                          
 06:15 PM - 06:30 PM  Welcome and Introduction                          
 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM  Panel Discussion and Open Q & A                          
 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM  Networking                          

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Analytics (INAN) -> Level 3


Christy Pearson

Christy Pearson

Christy Pearson, Associate @ AlphaBeta

Christy is a consultant at AlphaBeta where she specialises in data science. She is passionate about bridging the gap between data analytics and business. Christy studied a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at Monash University, where she continued on to study a Graduate Diploma of Data Science. 

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Elisa Choy

Elisa Choy

Elisa Choy, Data Whisperer aka Founder & Principal @ Strategic Data Central

Elisa is the Data Whisperer. She translates maths to English to turn data into decisions. She has an uncanny ability to use data, insights and advanced analytics to tell a compelling story, in an engaging way.

She has worked across retail, grocery, FMCG, financial services, marketing, advertising, and petrol and convenience. She understands consumers through data. She has worked with Australia’s leading brands, large and small companies from SMEs to ASX10.

She was an economist and merchant banker before becoming an analytics expert - she loves numbers and data. After 16 years in corporate and executive roles, she listened to her calling to be an entrepreneur and started her own data analytics consulting firm, Strategic Data Central.

While she’s always been a data nerd, she harmoniously combines creativity and innovation to bring Creative Intelligence to solve business and social challenges.   

She is excited to share her expertise and thinking on how Big Data impacts the future of the Australian filmmaking, particularly funding and profitability. She will share some ‘nuggets’ about how she has used big data and AI in arts, culture and TV. Her recent work used AI to predict the winner of The Voice 2019. She’s even picked who should be the next judge for MasterChef Australia. She brings energy, enthusiasm and smarts to data.

Behind the DataWhisperer is also a proud mother of twin girls. She is passionate about empowering women and girls to be their best without boundaries. She regularly speaks about Data and AI as the DataWhisperer, and recently started speaking about diversity and inclusion, sharing her more emotional and less data related stories.

As an avid consumer of entertainment, she wants to see Australia produce more quality content again, using the power of data and AI to uncover creative intelligence. While Hollywood can own film history, Australia can own its future, through engaging audiences with compelling content and produce the next big Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

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Vishal is a senior advanced analytics and data sciences professional with extensive experience working with clients in the Insurance, Telecom and Banking industries in US, Singapore, India, and Australia. He has earned a strong reputation in developing and executing transformational analytical projects that have redefined operational success. His zest for adopting and leveraging data to drive growth has paid dividends for many Fortune 500 companies in Australia, USA, India, and the Asia Pacific region.

Vishal is highly experienced in enabling delivery and client teams effectively solve complex business problems utilising maths, technology, and behavioural sciences. He has a strong focus on developing a culture of design thinking and extreme experimentation in teams to drive the creation and consumption of analytics in organisations.

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Level 27, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue,SYDNEY,NSW,Australia

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