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PUGGN07 - Enabling Citizen Data Science with Microsoft

Wednesday, April 25
17:30 - 18:30
Liffey Meeting Room 3

Level: Basic
Presentation Type: Presentation

In times past, Data Science was only for those elite few with a rare combination of skills including advanced knowledge of statistics.
Microsoft has been making sure that everyone can participate in the data revolution by giving people access to predictive API’s, in-database advanced analytics, and drag-and-drop predictive experiments. All thanks to SQL Server 2016 and the Cortana Intelligence Suite in Azure. These advances have given people with less knowledge of statistics and programming the ability to become what Gartner calls citizen data scientists. Should we be worried about creating fools-with-tools or should we embrace the democratisation of data science as the golden age of data? In this demo heavy session we explore Microsoft’s solutions to ensure democratisation of data science and the possible dangers that lurk below the surface.




Jan Mulkens

Microsoft Data Platform and BI Consultant
Ordina

Jan Mulkens is a Microsoft BI Consultant and the Competence Center Lead for Microsoft Advanced Analytics at Ordina Belgium.
In his spare time, he is the founder of the Belgium Microsoft Advanced Analytics User Group, a co-founder of the Global Power BI virtual user group, speaker at both international conferences and local SQL Server usergroups and he gives guestlectures at local colleges.

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