Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Leveraging Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls

2019-10-17T00:15:45+00:00Categories: Data Governance Level 2, Data Engineering Curriculum Electives, Data Science Curriculum, Data Science Level 2, Data Governance Curriculum Electives, Stephen Brobst, Executive Curriculum, Data Visualisation, Data Engineering Level 2, Data Management, Executive Level 2, Big Data, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , , , , |

Data science is the key to business success in the information economy. This workshop will teach you about best practices in deploying a data science capability for your organisation. Technology is the easy part; the hard part is creating the right organisational and delivery framework in which data science can be successful in your organisation. We will discuss the necessary skill sets for a successful data scientist and the environment that will allow them to thrive. We will draw a strong distinction between “Data R&D” and “Data Product” capabilities within an enterprise and speak to the different skill sets, governance, and technologies needed across these areas. We will also explore the use of open data sets and open source software tools to enable best results from data science in large organisations. Advanced data visualisation will be described as a critical component of a big data analytics deployment strategy. We will also talk about the many pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Advanced Machine Learning Masterclass 2: Random Forests

2019-11-29T04:49:19+00:00Categories: Data Engineering Curriculum Electives, Data Science Curriculum, Data Science Level 2, tidyverse, R, Data Engineering Level 2, Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, AI Engineering Curriculum, AI Engineering Level 2, All Academy Courses|Tags: , |

This course is for experienced machine-learning practitioners who want to take their skills to the next level by using R to hone their abilities as predictive modellers. Trainees will learn essential techniques for real machine-learning model development, helping them to build more accurate models. In the masterclass, participants will work to deploy, test, and improve their models.

The Future of Analytics

2019-10-24T04:44:27+00:00Categories: Predictive Analytics & AI, Data Science Level 2, Data Science Curriculum Electives, Data Governance Curriculum Electives, Stephen Brobst, Executive Curriculum, Data Engineering Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, Data Management, AI Engineering Curriculum, Executive Level 2, Big Data, Data Engineering Level 1, AI Engineering Level 1, All Academy Courses, Data Governance Level 3, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 1|Tags: , , , , , , |

This full day workshop examines the trends in analytics deployment and developments in advanced technology. The implications of these technology developments for data foundation implementations will be discussed with examples in future architecture and deployment. This workshop presents best practices for deployment of a next generation data management implementation as the realization of analytic capability for mobile devices and consumer intelligence. We will also explore emerging trends related to big data analytics using content from Web 3.0 applications and other non-traditional data sources such as sensors and rich media.

Agile Data Management Architecture

2019-10-24T04:46:19+00:00Categories: Predictive Analytics & AI, Data Culture Curriculum, Data Science Level 2, Data Science Curriculum Electives, Executive Curriculum Electives, Data Governance Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 2, Stephen Brobst, Fraud and Security, Data Engineering Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, Data Governance Level 1, Data Management, AI Engineering Curriculum, Executive Level 2, Big Data, Data Engineering Level 1, AI Engineering Level 1, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , |

This full-day workshop examines the trends in analytic technologies, methodologies, and use cases. The implications of these developments for deployment of analytic capabilities will be discussed with examples in future architecture and implementation. This workshop also presents best practices for deployment of next generation analytics.

Innovating with Best Practices to Modernise Delivery Architecture and Governance

2019-10-24T04:48:00+00:00Categories: AI Engineering Curriculum Electives, Data Science Level 2, Data Science Curriculum Electives, Executive Curriculum Electives, Data Governance Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 2, Stephen Brobst, Data Engineering Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, Data Governance Level 1, Data Management, Executive Level 2, Infrastructure & Technologies, Big Data, Data Engineering Level 1, AI Engineering Level 2, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , , , |

Organisations often struggle with the conflicting goals of both delivering production reporting with high reliability while at the same time creating new value propositions from their data assets. Gartner has observed that organizations that focus only on mode one (predictable) deployment of analytics in the construction of reliable, stable, and high-performance capabilities will very often lag the marketplace in delivering competitive insights because the domain is moving too fast for traditional SDLC methodologies. Explorative analytics requires a very different model for identifying analytic opportunities, managing teams, and deploying into production. Rapid progress in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence exacerbates the need for bi-modal deployment of analytics. In this workshop we will describe best practices in both architecture and governance necessary to modernise an enterprise to enable participation in the digital economy.

Cost-Based Optimisation: Obtaining the Best Execution Plan for Complex Queries

2019-10-24T04:52:00+00:00Categories: Data Governance Level 2, Predictive Analytics & AI, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum Electives, Data Science Level 2, Data Science Curriculum Electives, Data Governance Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 2, Stephen Brobst, Data Engineering Curriculum, Data Engineering Level 2, AI Engineering Curriculum, Big Data, AI Engineering Level 2, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , |

Optimiser choices in determining the execution plan for complex queries is a dominant factor in the performance delivery for a data foundation environment. The goal of this workshop is to de-mystify the inner workings of cost-based optimisation for complex query workloads. We will discuss the differences between rule-based optimisation and cost-based optimisation with a focus on how a cost-based optimization enumerates and selects among possible execution plans for a complex query. The influences of parallelism and hardware configuration on plan selection will be discussed along with the importance of data demographics. Advanced statistics collection is discussed as the foundational input for decision-making within the cost-based optimiser. Performance characteristics and optimiser selection among different join and indexing opportunities will also be discussed with examples. The inner workings of the query re-write engine will be described along with the performance implications of various re-write strategies.

Optimising Your Big Data Ecosystem

2019-10-24T04:48:58+00:00Categories: Predictive Analytics & AI, Data Science Level 2, Data Science Curriculum Electives, Executive Curriculum Electives, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 2, Stephen Brobst, Data Engineering Curriculum, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, Data Management, AI Engineering Curriculum, Executive Level 2, Infrastructure & Technologies, Big Data, Data Engineering Level 1, AI Engineering Level 1, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , , |

Big Data exploitation has the potential to revolutionise the analytic value proposition for organisations that are able to successfully harness these capabilities. However, the architectural components necessary for success in Big Data analytics are different than those used in traditional data warehousing. This workshop will provide a framework for Big Data exploitation along with recommendations for architectural deployment of Big Data solutions.