Victor Lo Sets the Stage for a New Series of Tutorials: Essentials of Data Science for Business

NISS unveils a new series of tutorials in Essential Data Science for BusinessVictor Lo (Fidelity Investments) makes a point during an overview of the top ten data science essentials for business.The first five Essential Data Science for Business tutorial instructors, James Harner (West Virginia University), Lee Wilkinson (H20), Yanling Zuo (Minitab), Victor Lo (Fidelity Investments), Ming Li (Amazon).

What do you think are the top ten, key and practical data analytics methods in that are in use in the business world today?

On Wednesday, July 29th Victor Lo (Fidelity Investments) provided a comprehensive overview of those topics that he feels are proving to be these essential methods. He organized his 'top ten' list into three major categories: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.  In addition, he contended that the topics in this list are those that might not necessarily be covered in many statistics programs.  He then provided an informed and authoritative presentation of the major features that describe the following approaches below. 

Each of these topics in turn will presented as individual 3 hour online tutorial sessions, (date and instructor noted below.)

  1. October 7, 2020 - James Harner: "Data Science Workflows"  (see event page)
  2. October 21, 2020 - Lee Wilkinson: "Descriptive Analytics, Exploratory Data Analysis, and Data Visualization"  (see event page)
  3. November 4, 2020 - Yanling Zuo: "Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning"  (see event page)
  4. November 18, 2020 - Victor Lo & Dominique / Jonathan Haughton: "Causal Inference and Uplift Modeling"  (see event page)
  5. December 2, 2020 - Ming Li: "Deep Learning"  (see event page)
  6. Winter 2021: "Prescriptive Analytics and Optimization"
  7. Winter 2021: "Unstructured Data Analysis"
  8. Winter 2021: "Social Sciences and Data Science Ethics"
  9. Winter 2021: "Domain Knowledge and Application Areas"
  10. Winter 2021: "Analytical Consulting, Communication and Soft Skills"

Through various snippets and examples into the viability and practicality of these approaches during his presentation, Victor effectively paved the way for NISS to unveil a new series of tutorials that will tackle each of these approaches in turn.  Three hour tutorial type sessions will delve deeper into each of these topics and provide practical and useful Information about each.

At the overview session, there were approximately 120 attendees who had plenty of questions regarding the use or the implications of one type of analysis or another.  Lingzhou Xue, Assistant Director of NISS served as moderator of this overview event.

Keep your eye on the NISS Events website for more information on these upcoming tutorials!

Recording of the Session

Slides Used by the Speaker 

Victor Lo, (Fidelity Investments)

"Essential Data Science for Business: Top 10 Analytics Topics"

Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Glenn Johnson