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ACS Tech - Applied Data Science: Opportunities, challenges and limitations

Dave will share some experiences and advice from working as a data scientist for 4 years with a leading energy company and opportunities for startups.

Registration End Date: Tue, 15 Jun, 05:00 PM

  • where

  • River City Labs, The Precinct, TC Beirne Building
    Level 3/ 315 Brunswick Street
    Fortitude Valley QLD 4000
  • when

  • Event Start: Wed, 16 Jun, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Wed, 16 Jun, 07:30 PM
  • event price

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<span style="font-size: 11.0pt;"><span>Data science, machine learning and AI are heavily promoted and often hyped. While data science can uncover insights and machine learning can enable prediction, many data science and machine learning efforts do not yield useful outcomes. Organizations that deploy data scientists and data engineers often find their efforts are unfruitful. Why is this? And what efforts to apply data science are successful? And what are the characteristics that make them successful? Drawing on three years of applied data science experience in a large Australian energy company, as well as examples from other industries, Dave will illustrate some of the challenges and limitations of data science in the real world, and also identify some opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups.</span></span>


 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM  REGISTRATION                          
 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM  PRESENTATION                          
 07:00 PM - 07:30 PM  NETWORKING & EVENT CLOSE                          

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Data management (DATM) -> Level 4


David West

David West

Dave is passionate and optimistic about the future of energy and merging digital and AI technologies with engineering and business, to benefit people and the planet. After 15 years working as a professional engineer in the energy, gas, mining and manufacturing industries, Dave used his skills acquired during his PhD to enter a data science position at Origin in 2017. There he applied data science supported by some of the most advanced communications and computing systems available in Australia. 

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Peter Macrae Yeates

Peter Macrae Yeates

Peter is an enthusiastic champion for utilising ICT effectively to facilitate improved organisational outcomes. With a history of 14 years in Hospitality industry and another 20 years in ICT in State, Catholic and Independent schools combined with previous volunteer roles with ACS Queensland Branch Committee, Digital Careers Queensland steering Committee, Young ICT Explorers, Consultant, and currently the IT Systems Manager at Padua College. Peter is currently the Honorary Secretary member of the ACS Queensland 2021-2022 Branch Executive Committee and has recently earned his ACS Security Micro-credentials in Operations Management and Information Security.  

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Level 3/ 315 Brunswick Street,Fortitude Valley,QLD,Australia

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