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ONLINE free tutorial: data science versus novel coronavirus
Using data science to understand the Wuhan coronavirus
Free 90 minute tutorial on gathering data programmatically about the novel coronavirus outbreak, analysing it for patterns, and visualizing any insights. Rundown Noon: Dr. Guy Freeman will talk about gathering online data for one's own purposes, e.g. the number of cases over time, or search volumes of certain terms. 12:30pm: Dr. Scott Edmunds will talk about the sequencing data, what is available and how to analyse and understand, e.g., nextstrain. 1pm: Professor Ben Cowling will talk about the data and calculations behind measuring the transmission dynamics of 2019-nCoV that were used to write this NEJM paper: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001316
How to build a successful data team
Alex Hung, Head of Customer Management Transformation, Hang Seng Bank
Today, more and more organisations are opening up their doors to big data and unlocking its power. Data science matters and how it accelerates the corporate business growth? At the panel discussion, various industry veterans will share their views on: The future of data science How to structure the data team to add value to business The challenges of how to attract and find the right talent How to hire for tomorrow’s needs, not just today’s What’s more, LinkedIn Hong Kong will share the market insights and skills in demand within the data industry.
Olivier Kuziner, Partner of Ekimetrics
Jeffrey Ng, Head of Fintech Solutions, Ping An OneConnect Bank
Real estate and blockchain
How to value all residential homes in Hong Kong
You might think that building a valuation model using machine learning for almost 2 million flats in Hong Kong is hard... but not as hard to everything that comes before and after! Guy Freeman explains how a real-world data science project comes to fruition.
Why blockchain is a data scientist's dream
Blockchain blockchain blockchain, it's everywhere. But behind the hype, blockchain is "just" a distributed database, which means, DATA. Alex takes us through why and how data scientists should rejoice in blockchain's data cornucopia.