Fundamentals of AI, Machine Learning, Data Science and Predictive Analytics

2020-09-16T03:30:53+00:00Categories: Predictive Analytics & AI, Level 1, Data Science Curriculum, Data Governance Curriculum, Executive Curriculum, Data Engineering Curriculum, Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, AI Engineering Curriculum, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , , |

This course is an intuitive, hands-on introduction to the core concepts in AI, data science and machine learning, it's your artificial intelligence 101. The training focuses on central concepts and key skills, leaving you with a deep understanding of the core concepts in AI and data science and even some of the more advanced tools used in the field. The course does not involve coding, or require any coding knowledge or experience. As our leading course, it has transformed the artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data science practice of the many managers, sponsors, key stakeholders, entrepreneurs and beginning data analytics and data science practitioners who have attended it.

AI and Data Science for Managers and Executives

2020-09-17T03:20:26+00:00Categories: Predictive Analytics & AI, Data Culture Electives, Data Governance Curriculum, Executive Curriculum, Data Governance Level 1, Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , |

The focus of this one day workshop is on the key concepts required to avoid common failures in AI projects and initiatives. The workshop will improve your AI or data science project's chance of success and is aimed at current or aspiring leaders and managers of AI and machine learning teams and functions.

Data-Driven Management

2020-09-03T04:59:42+00:00Categories: AI Engineering Curriculum Electives, Data Engineering Curriculum Electives, Government, Data Science Curriculum, Data Governance Curriculum, Data Science Level 1, Executive Curriculum, Data Engineering Level 2, Data Governance Level 1, Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, AI Engineering Level 2, Executive Level 1, All Academy Courses, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 1|Tags: , , , |

This course is for executives and managers who want to leverage analytics to support their most vital decisions and enable better decision-making at the highest levels. It empowers senior executives with skills to make more effective use of data analytics. It covers contexts including strategic decision-making and shows attendees ways to use data to make better decisions. Attendees will learn how to receive, understand and make decisions from a range of analytics methods, including visualisation and dashboards. They will also be taught to work with analysts as effective customers.

Intro to R (with data visualisation)

2020-08-21T00:45:51+00:00Categories: Level 1, Data Culture Electives, Impact, Data Science Curriculum, R, Data Visualisation, Data Engineering Curriculum, Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, AI Engineering Curriculum, All Academy Courses|Tags: , |

This R training course will introduce you to the R programming language, teaching you to create functions and customise code so you can manipulate data and begin to use R self-sufficiently in your work. R is the world’s most popular data mining and statistics package. It’s also free, and easy to use, with a range of intuitive graphical interfaces.

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

2020-01-09T04:11:53+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.

Persuasive Presenting Masterclass

2019-10-25T03:42:33+00:00Categories: Michelle Bowden, Leadership & Management, All Academy Courses|Tags: |

This is a highly interactive masterclass that has transformed the careers of many analytics and technical teams in the past. It goes well beyond just ‘presenting’ and its influence and effect bridges across to communication as a whole. It is run by Michelle Bowden, a 20+ year veteran and recognised leader in persuasive presentation skills and a coach to many business leaders. Group sizes are limited to only 10 people – the learning experience is interactive, personalised, and packed with personal coaching from Michelle.

Data Governance I

2020-08-21T00:46:47+00:00Categories: Data Culture Level 1, Data Culture Electives, Government, Data Science Curriculum, Data Governance Curriculum, Data Science Level 1, Executive Curriculum, Mark Burnard, Data Engineering Curriculum, Data Governance Level 1, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum, AI Engineering Curriculum, Financial Risk, Data Engineering Level 1, AI Engineering Level 1, Executive Level 1, All Academy Courses, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 1|Tags: , , , |

This two day course provides an informed, realistic and comprehensive foundation for establishing best practice Data Governance in your organisation. Suitable for every level from CDO to executive to data steward, this highly practical course will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to successfully create and implement a Data Governance strategy and roadmap.

Leadership and Resilience Skills for Data Professionals

2019-10-25T10:26:00+00:00Categories: Data Science Curriculum, Data Science Level 1, Leadership & Management, Data Engineering Curriculum, Katrina Loukas, Data Engineering Level 1, All Academy Courses|Tags: , |

Many people today have been developed emotionally and mentally for an era that no longer really exists. This has created a critical soft-skills gap between current workforce ability and business requirements today. In this course participants learn to ‘readapt’ their soft skills so that they are aligned with a thriving 21st century business. They are also given a simple framework from which to continue the self-development so that the training instigates sustainable change.

Fraud and Anomaly Detection

2020-08-21T03:43:52+00:00Categories: Level 2, Data Science Curriculum Electives, Fraud and Security, R, Dr Eugene Dubossarsky, Financial Risk, All Academy Courses|Tags: , |

This course presents statistical, computational and machine-learning techniques for predictive detection of fraud and security breaches. These methods are shown in the context of use cases for their application, and include the extraction of business rules and a framework for the inter-operation of human, rule-based, predictive and outlier-detection methods. Methods presented include predictive tools that do not rely on explicit fraud labels, as well as a range of outlier-detection techniques. These include unsupervised learning methods, notably the powerful random-forest algorithm, which can be used for all supervised and unsupervised applications. Also covered is cluster analysis, visualisation and fraud detection based on Benford’s law. The course will also cover the analysis and visualisation of social-network data. A basic knowledge of R and predictive analytics is advantageous.

Stars, Flakes, Vaults and the Sins of Denormalisation

2020-03-16T01:05:49+00:00Categories: Data Governance Level 2, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Curriculum Electives, Data Governance Curriculum Electives, Innovation & Tech (CTO) Level 2, Stephen Brobst, Data Engineering Curriculum, Data Management, AI Engineering Curriculum, Data Engineering Level 1, AI Engineering Level 1, All Academy Courses|Tags: , , , |

Providing both performance and flexibility are often seen as contradictory goals in designing large scale data implementations. In this talk we will discuss techniques for denormalisation and provide a framework for understanding the performance and flexibility implications of various design options. We will examine a variety of logical and physical design approaches and evaluate the trade offs between them. Specific recommendations are made for guiding the translation from a normalised logical data model to an engineered-for-performance physical data model. The role of dimensional modeling and various physical design approaches are discussed in detail. Best practices in the use of surrogate keys is also discussed. The focus is on understanding the benefit (or not) of various denormalisation approaches commonly taken in analytic database designs.