SORA Business Analytics Seminar series
The SORA (Southern Ontario Regional Association of the SSC) Business Analytics Seminar series started the year off with "The Future of Data Science" in Toronto on January 16th, 2018. The sold-out event featured panelists Ceni Babaoglu (Senior Data Analytics Associate at Ryerson University), Neil Bartlett (SVP Enterprise Information at RBC), Sarah Siu (Business Intelligence, Shopify), Emma Warrillow (Chief DiGGer, Data Insight Group Inc.) and Ozge Yeloglu (Chief Data Scientist, Customer Success Unit at Microsoft Canada). The discussion featured advice for those considering a career in the field, and answered questions like "Are data science bootcamps replacing graduate degrees to get people into the field quickly?". For answers, please check out the video of the event available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRtwHcRMNp0.
Thanks go to Alison Burnham for organizing this event, as well as sponsors: RBC, Environics, Bond Brand Loyalty, Data Insight Group and the organizing committee - Peter Giansante, Emma Warrilow, Song Wang, Katie Tingley, Amy Liu, Wendy Lou, Richard Boire, Tracey Jarosz, Mark Chuchra, Wafa Irtiza, Chris Osborne and Eric Cai.
The SORA Business Analytics Seminar has a mission of sharing case studies, best practices and techniques for practitioners and students. The series will continue with additional events this year. Please see the SORA-TABA webpage - http://sorataba.org/business-analytics-seminar/ - for information.