More than ever, “WOW!” business outcomes are driven by data scientists, and there are many types of data scientist. Everyone can benefit from understanding the ways data scientists explore, analyze and execute strategic business decisions and plans. The 2017 Teradata PARTNERS conference offers many sessions focused on Data Science – so get an instant education on Data Science. Take a look at the options:

State of the Art Data Science for the Data Driven Enterprise – Look at Data Science in practice at Verizon Wireless! Learn how to build a data driven enterprise from experts at Verizon Wireless, which became the leading wireless carrier in part by leveraging data and analytics. You’ll see how they created a culture and processes that continue to drive results and decision-making. (Tuesday, October 24, 3:00: PM-3:45 PM, Presenter: Ksenija Draskovic, Associate Fellow in Data Science, Verizon Wireless.)

Have you seen my Data Scientist? The Building of eBay's GCX Analytics Team – Is your team planning  to create a data science team and practice? Learn how eBay Global Customer Experience (GCX) has done it. Ebay has a successful data science organization and developed new analytic skills to build a dynamic, flexible, agile team, partnering with business users to define and deliver high value projects and actionable insights. (Tuesday, October 24, 11:30: AM-12:15 PM, Presenters: Jack McCush, Sr. Analytic Consultant, Advanced Analytics & Data Science, Teradata and Co-Presenter Phil Broadbent, Sr. Manager, GCX Analytics, eBay.)

Next Generation Data Science – For data science experts who are interested in their peers’ viewpoints on what’s next, this session has it all. You’ll learn about next-generation algorithms, enterprise grade analytics, and mixed data types. Also examine the challenges ahead as we look at next-generation platforms to integrate computing paradigms like SQL, Machine Learning and Deep Learning by best-in-class engines – and advances in parallel processing, GPUs, and in-memory computation.  (Monday, October 23, 3:30: PM-4:30 PM - Presenters: Awny Al-Omari, Teradata Aster Engineering Fellow, Teradata; Choudur Lakshminarayan, Engineering Fellow, Teradata.)

Data Science and the Privacy Paradox - This session is a new type called a “Meet Up” which is an open discussion, where you can get more time and greater access to a subject matter expert in Data Science with a special focus and interactive discussion. This session is limited to the first 15 people to pre-register for the session. (Tuesday, October 24, 4:00: PM-4:45 PM - Presenter - Liza Duffy, Data Scientist, Teradata)

Data Science Enabled Digital Experience & Operational Excellence – This session is also a “Meet Up” which is an open discussion with an expert in Data Science. Session is limited to the first 15 people to pre-register for the session. (Tuesday, Oct 24, 4-4:45 PM - Presenters: Kristi O'Grady, Principal Data Scientist, Teradata; David Stone, Product Owner - Analytics Ecosystem , Teradata Labs.)

Women in Data Science – This session is a panel discussion among Teradata Data Scientists, who will discuss their career experiences, the joys and challenges of being a female Data Scientist in the field, and ideas for mentoring and encouraging girls into Data Science careers. (Wednesday, October 25, 9:00: AM-10:00 AM - Panelists - Michelle Tanco, Data Scientist, Teradata; Amy Heinrich, Data Scientist, Teradata; Kate Phillips, Teradata; Yasmeen Ahmad, Director of Think Big Analytics.)

Please be sure to check out the Session Catalog for more, and register early to join the “Meet-Up” sessions!

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