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Carolinas Chapter

The purpose of the Carolinas Chapter is to enable local BI/DW professionals to:

  • Meet regularly with each other on a regional basis
  • Share best practices in a small group setting
  • Establish a strong network of peers
  • Gain technical advice and career direction

Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to join TDWI, but you do not need to be a member to attend.

  • Supervised Machine Learning: Still the most important Machine Learning technique & When to transition from Unsupervised to Supervised Learning

    07/16/2018

    Connect. Share. Learn.
    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear TDWI Carolinas BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Carolinas Chapter meeting on Friday August 17, 2018 to exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

    When:

    Friday August 17, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Where:

    A Metlife - Grace Hopper auditorium in Met1

     Met1: 101 MetLife Way, Cary, NC, 27513
    GPS: If your device does not recognize the address, key in:
    9000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513
    From points East (Raleigh & surrounding areas) : Take I-40 West towards Durham to exit 287 for Harrison Avenue. Turn left onto Harrison, travel 0.5 miles, and turn right onto Weston Parkway. The entrance will be on your right in 1.7 miles.
    From points West (RDU Airport/Durham & surrounding areas) : Take I-40 East towards Raleigh to exit 285 for Aviation Parkway. Turn right onto Aviation, travel 1.4 miles, and turn left onto Evans Road. Travel 0.7 miles and turn left onto Weston Parkway. The entrance will be on your left in 0.4 miles.

    Topic:

     

    Supervised Machine Learning: Still the most important Machine Learning technique with Keith McCormick
    Regression, decision trees, neural networks – along with many other supervised learning techniques - provide powerful predictive insights. New users of these established techniques are often impressed with how easy it all seems to be since automated model-building software is widely available. However, proper data preparation and human input is still necessary to get optimal results. 

    We will dedicate about half of the time on practicing translating the business problem into a form the algorithms can assist with and about half learning why preparing the data for optimal performance during modeling is still largely a human activity. If your organization is fairly new to predictive analytics it is unlikely that any other technique deserves more attention than getting well versed in the basics of Supervised Machine Learning. 

    You Will Learn

    • When to apply supervised modeling methods
    • Options for inserting machine learning into the decision making of your organization
    • How to properly prepare data for different kinds of supervised models
    • Explore the pros and cons of “black box” models including ensembles

    From Unsupervised to Supervised learning with Srihari Nagarajan

    Companies use anomaly detection techniques to identify and mitigate fraud.  Effective use of machine learning techniques could help save millions of dollars.  At the same time, there is a cost involved in having investigators analyze each and every case to hand-classify them as fraud or not.  Semi-supervised learning could pave way to reduce this cost greatly by minimizing human efforts.  Once we believe that we have captured most of the fraud patterns in the data, we could use supervised learning techniques to easily identify fraud. 

    You will learn

    When to apply anomaly detection techniques
    How to transition to semi-supervised/supervised learning

     

    DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP below
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    Agenda:

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Networking and Registration

    9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    9:10 AM – 10:40 AM

    Keith McCormick (Senior Consultant and Trainer @ The Modeling Agency): Supervised Machine Learning: Still the most important Machine Learning technique

    10:40 AM – 10:55 AM

    Break

    10:55 AM – 11:15 AM

    Srihari Nagarajan (Senior Data Scientist @ Metlife) : From Unsupervised to Supervised learning

    11:15 AM – 11:50 AM

    Panel Discussion

    11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

    Wrap-up

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    Bios of Presenters

    Keith McCormick
    Senior Consultant and Trainer @ The Modeling Agency

    Keith has leveraged statistical and machine learning software since the early 1990s along with deep expertise using popular commercial and open source solutions involving structured data, text, and big data analytics. As a senior consultant with The Modeling Agency, LLC, McCormick guides organizations to establish highly effective analytical practices across industries, to include public sector, media, marketing, healthcare, retrial, finance, manufacturing, and higher education. He is a highly accomplished professional mentor and trainer, having served as keynote speaker and moderator at international conferences focused on practitioners and leadership alike. He possesses a unique blend of tactical and strategic skills along with the business acumen to ensure superior project design, oversight, and outcomes that align with organizational targets.

     

    Keith McCormick
    about.me/keithmccormick

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    Srihari Nagarajan
    Senior Data Scientist @ Metlife

    Srihari Nagarajan is a Senior Data Scientist in the Metlife Data and Analytics group.  His work primarily focuses on leveraging machine learning techniques for uncovering hidden insights for different businesses within Metlife.  Prior to this he worked at SAS for 5 years as an Analytical Consultant in the Professional Services Division.  He earned his Masters degree in Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State University, prior to which he worked in India as a software developer for Asia’s biggest IT consulting provider.

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TDWI sponsors Chapters in regions throughout the world to foster education and networking at the local level among business intelligence and data warehousing professionals. Chapter meetings are open to any BI/DW professional.

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