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Arya Eskamani
Arya Eskamani
Visa

Director, Global Data Science, Cross-Border LAC

Arya Eskamani is a Director of Global Data Science at Visa, and is responsible for applying data science and AI solutions to analyze and grow Cross-Border revenue in the Latin-America region. He has over ten years of experience developing and managing data science teams across multiple industries including healthcare, food-service logistics, hospitality and now financial services. Arya also is Co-Founder of HD Data Science, a small but growing online assessment platform for data science, analytics and engineering talent assessment. Arya received his Bachelors in Business Economics from the University of Central Florida and his Masters of Science in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.

Todd Gallant, ACPF
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs

Vice President of Global Planning
Todd has extensive experience in coordinating demand planning processes and S&OP. He was involved in Finance, Customer Service, Supply Chain, and Sales Planning. He is an Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) and holds a BS degree from Boston College and an MBA from University of New Hampshire with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. Todd is also a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) Board of Advisors, and has served as a keynote speaker & panelist for IBF Executive Forums and conferences. Todd has also published in the IBF's Journal of Business Forecasting.
Amit Sinha
Amit Sinha
Microsoft

Director, MS Azure Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation
Amit is a Supply Chain and Digital Strategy leader with extensive experience in process innovation and technology applications. He is a recognized thought leader in the areas of Digital Transformation, Supply Chain Management and Technology, having authored four books. Amit is currently serving as Director, MS Azure Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation, at Microsoft. His experience spans Tech, CPG, Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals, delivering business and digital transformation projects for companies including Unilever, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Cargill, Georgia-Pacific and more.
Alan L. Milliken, CPF
Alan L. Milliken, CPF
ALM Supply Chain Consulting LLC

Supply Chain Specialist
Alan is a Supply Chain Specialist with more tha, the world’s leading chemical company. He has extensive experience in S&OP as a practitioner, consultant and educator. Alan holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, and is a regular contributor to the Journal of Business Forecasting. He is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and sits on IBF's Board of Advisors.
Jonathon Karelse
Jonathon Karelse
NorthFind Management

CEO
Jonathon’s professional career has consisted of leadership roles in transportation, finance and health products, beginning in supply chain and demand planning roles and culminating in a vice president position in strategic planning and corporate development. He is a recognized thought leader in demand planning and is CEO of the S&OP consultancy NorthFind Management. Jonathon has been a long-term contributor to the IBF’s body of knowledge, with a specific focus on forecasting metrics and diagnostics and forecast value-add. He studied economics at the University of Western Ontario before moving to Vancouver to study law at the University of British Columbia. Jonathon went on to study operations and value chain management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Director – Thought Leadership
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports, Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the books Cultural Cycles and Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning.
Will Early
Will Early
Vi-Jon

Senior Manager, Customer Business
From operations to scheduling to demand planning to cross-functional supply chain collaboration, Will Early has more than a decade of success in the consumer goods industry. As Senior Manager, Customer Business for Vi-Jon, he focuses on cost to serve, driving business growth and supply chain collaboration within the Drug and Mass Channels. Prior to his current role, he served in various demand planning and supply planning roles with the 100% employee-owned Vi-Jon, following an operations management role at PCI, Inc. Will’s education and certifications include University of Missouri-Columbia and CPIM with ASCM.
Graeme Russell
Graeme Russell
Pomerol Partners

Senior Consultant
Graeme is a Senior Consultant at Pomerol Partners where he is responsible for all machine learning, advanced analytics, and AI related projects. He graduated with a master’s degree in physics from the University of Nottingham, England, where he contributed to research in Nanotechnology, Climate Modelling, and Medical Imaging. He then transitioned into the EdTech industry where he led an analytics team to track KPIs. Graeme holds an MBA with a double concentration in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from DePaul University.
Umar Ali
Umar Ali
Pomerol Partners

Data Consultant
Umar is a Data Consultant at Pomerol Partners where he performs data analysis and assists with machine learning projects. Career highlights include research around the Hope IV Act and how high-rise towers can correlate to crime rates. He started his professional career in banking at J.P Morgan as part of the syndicated finance teams before moving to Economic consulting. He went on to start his own consulting firm that focused on energy markets and forecasting before assuming his current role at Pomerol Partners where he continues to grow his data analytics, and machine learning skills. Umar holds a B.A in Economics from Loyola University, Chicago.
Nathan Goldstein
Nathan Goldstein
Wolters Kluwer

Associate Director, Field Sales
Nathan Goldstein is a seasoned supply chain professional with more than 20 years of experience leading global transformation initiatives across multiple sectors. He is well-versed in the use of advanced analytical techniques, including predictive and prescriptive analytics. These techniques support a range of planning functions including demand planning, multi-echelon inventory optimization, procurement, and production planning.
Ben DuBois
Ben DuBois
NIM Group

Director, Data Analytics
Ben DuBois is a business analytics professional and is currently responsible for the Analytics team at the NIM Group. He leads a growing team of business analysts and BI developers that execute projects across the company that improve business decision-making by using data while reducing the reliance on tribal knowledge. He holds both an MBA and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University.
Jim de Vries
Jim de Vries
Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium

Managing Partner
Jim de Vries is a Managing Partner of The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium. He is a skilled thought leader with more than 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their desired outcomes through his ability to facilitate teams and drive improvement. His experience encompasses financial, commercial, CRM, services, IT, call centers, security, transportation, automotive, power systems, oil and gas, nuclear energy, research and development, government, and electronics industries.
Maribel C. Quezada
Maribel C. Quezada
Two Bell’s Café Co

President
Maribel Quezada has been a small business owner since 2015, currently working as a restauranteur and previously as the owner of a supply chain and operations management consulting firm whose clients were start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. She provided direction, leadership, and guidance to operations teams, including clear definitions of accountabilities and the means to measure performance towards agreed upon strategic objectives. Prior to that, she had a varied career working in strategic communications, branding, and management consulting. Maribel holds a master’s from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England and a bachelors in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Randy Wilp
Randy Wilp
Organon Pharmaceuticals

Executive Director, Global Commercial Forecasting
Randy leads the Forecasting and Analytics function CoE for Organon, which was recently divested from Merck Pharmaceuticals, where Randy established and lead their Forecasting CoE for 10 years. Prior to Merck, Randy held forecasting leadership roles at BMS and Pharmacia. He has also launched his own forecasting consultancy practice and lead forecasting consulting for a large consulting firm. Randy holds an MS-MIS, MBA in Marketing, and BSBA in Accounting, all from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dr. Sven F. Crone
Dr. Sven F. Crone
Lancaster University

Assistant Professor in Management Science
Dr. Sven F. Crone is an expert in forecasting, with over 15 years of expertise in both its theory and practice. As an Assistant Professor at Lancaster University and the Director of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (the largest thinktank dedicated to business forecasting) he has been published in over 40 scientific publications and has received international awards for developing new forecasting algorithms. He has trained over 500 Demand Planners, and consulted with industry leaders on improving forecasting methods, systems and processes. Sven is a regular speaker at IBF conferences, sharing insights from hands-on consulting projects and the latest research in forecasting for FMCG/CPG, Call Centres and Energy Markets.
Fifi Refiloe Magosi
Fifi Refiloe Magosi
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Procurement Manager
Fifi has over 15 years of contract development and management. She currently manages the operations procurement portfolio for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and serves as a Contracting Officer for major acquisitions. In her 10 years at WMTA she has worked in various roles across procurement and purchasing. She holds a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Botswana and an MBA from Cardiff University, Wales, and is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM).
Gerald Verno
Gerald Verno
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Director of Supply Chain Planning and Analytics (SCPA)
Gerald is the Director of Supply Chain Planning & Analytics at WMATA. His team is responsible for ensuring sufficient levels of materials for the WMATA maintenance groups, using best practices in forecasting, S&OP, and inventory management. The team also manages data governance and analytics for the entire supply chain, working with the procurement department to source materials globally to support the 8th largest transit agency in the United States. Gerald holds a degree in Business from Queens College, NY, and several supply chain certifications from ASCM and is also the President of the DC Metro ASCM Chapter.
Past IBF Speakers
Ahmed Sakr
Ahmed Sakr
Al-Dawaa Medical Services Co. Ltd

Procurement Planning & Development Division Manager
Ahmed has 18 years of highly diversified work experience across a mix of business industries including pharmaceutical manufacturing, cosmetics, marketing services and mega retailers. He has held multiple roles across sales, marketing, operations, procurement, project management, demand planning, and forecasting. Currently working in Procurement Planning, Ahmed is a SAP super user, BI reporting developer and business planner. Ahmed holds an Master’s in Integrated Supply Chain Management from Wisconsin Madison University.
Bastien Murzeau
Bastien Murzeau
Mangrove

CEO
Dr. Rajesh Devasia
Dr. Rajesh Devasia
Course5 Intelligence

Director – Applied Artificial Intelligence
Rajesh has over 18 years of experience in analytics, management consulting and market research having worked with Nielsen, TCS, and Mahindra Group across key markets including India, USA and UAE. Rajesh is an subject matter expert in Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics with extensive experience in end to end implementation of projects for global clients in Industrial manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, heavy equipment, telecoms, BFSI, e-Commerce, education, travel, and jewelry. He was recently recognized as top “40 Under 40 Data Scientists” in India at the Machine Learning Developers Summit 2020 for his contribution to data science. Rajesh holds an MBA degree in Marketing and a postgraduate diploma in Applied Statistics with Software from Mumbai University along with a PhD in Retail Management.
Tina Burke
Tina Burke
Intel Corporation

Analytics, Modeling & Reporting Lead
Tina is a Senior Demand Planning Analyst at Intel Corporation. Her professional experience is interwoven among operations & supply chain, as well as information technology. Her career has seen her work for a range of global multinationals including Boston Scientific, Nestlé, Citrix Sytems and Google, covering a variety of roles including master scheduler, demand planner and S&OP manager and assuming responsibility for the monthly S&OP process, statistical forecasting, production scheduling and more. A data aficionado, she taught herself SQL to pull reports and build analytics to improve decision making. Tina is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, holds an undergrad degree in Finance and Operations, and a Master’s in Business Management.
Joseph Eschenbrenner, ACPF
Joseph Eschenbrenner, ACPF
Puma

Director of Demand & Supply Planning
Joe Eschenbrenner serves as Director of Demand Planning for Puma North America. Joe's current responsibilities are focused in multiple areas, driving "Speed to Market" and "Holistic Operational Efficiency". He manages Demand and Supply Planning, Merchandising Operations, and Sales Allocations. Prior to joining Puma, Joe was the Global Manager of Demand Planning for the Timken Company which serves diverse industries including Automotive, Heavy Truck, Off Highway, Rail, Wind Energy, Heavy Industries, Power Transmission, Industrial Distribution and Automotive Market. Joe holds an MBA and Master's Degree in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as well as a B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Connecticut. Joe is a past President of the Automotive Market Research Council and has achieved IBF's Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) designation.
John Piechule, CPF
John Piechule, CPF
Arkema Inc.

Senior Manager, Supply Chain
Mr. Piechule is Senior Manager, Supply Chain at Arkema Inc.’s Sartomer Business Unit headquartered in Exton, PA. Sartomer is a producer of high quality specialty chemicals. At Sartomer he is responsible for supply chain process optimization, sharing best practices within the Sartomer organization and other Arkema business units. He is experienced in demand management, production planning/scheduling, inventory management, quality assurance and quality control. Prior to working at Sartomer he spent significant time in the aerospace and heavy industry business sectors. Mr. Piechule currently holds the APICS CSCP and CPIM and the IBF CPF certifications. He received his MBA and undergraduate degrees at Widener University in Chester PA.
Vikram Srinivasan
Vikram Srinivasan
LLamasoft

Senior Director, Product Management
Vikram Srinivasan, Senior Director of Product Management at LLamasoftt, leads demand forecasting and insights solutions. He is primarily responsible for the overall product strategy of these offerings and manages a business plan to expand customer usage, increase customer penetration and grow product revenue. He also engages with market analysts and industry thought leaders to raise awareness of these solutions. Prior to his current role, Vikram worked as a Senior Consultant at LLamasoft on multiple projects solving various supply chain design problems. He received his M.S. in Industrial Engineering (majoring in Operations Research) at The Ohio State University.
Gildas Bah
Gildas Bah
Harvard Business School Online

Data Scientist
Gildas Bah is a Data Scientist with 15 years of experience in data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is currently working on the Data Management team at Harvard Business School Online. His current projects include student enrollment forecasting using Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics to develop composite metrics for measuring student engagement. Recent projects included the development of quantitative and visual computation graphs for explaining multiple stages and concurrent A/B Testing results. Gildas has a passion for sharing his expertise with others to help advance their careers and improving data science methodologies. He holds an MBA and a Master's Degree in Actuarial Science.
Amir Kalantari
Amir Kalantari
LLamasoft

Product Manager, Demand Forecasting Solutions
Audrey McClain
Audrey McClain
HARRY’S

Sr. Forecast and Replenishment Analyst
Audrey McClain currently works as a Sr. Forecast and Replenishment Analyst for Harry's. Her key experiences include CPFR, sales and operations forecasting, new product forecasting, data analytics, and master data management. She holds a BSc in International Business and Supply Chain Management from the University of Arkansas. Audrey is passionate about affecting change through supply chain optimization and currently focuses on supply chain and forecast optimization in the consumer packaged goods industry.
Simon Clarke
Simon Clarke
Crimson & Co

Principal
Michael Gilliland
Michael Gilliland
SAS Institute

Product Marketing Manager
Michael Gilliland is author of The Business Forecasting Deal, and currently Product Marketing Manager for SAS forecasting software. He worked in consumer products forecasting for over fifteen years in the food, electronics, and apparel industries, and as a consultant. Mike holds a BA in Philosophy from Michigan State University, and Master's degrees in Philosophy and Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. He has published in Journal of Business Forecasting, Supply Chain Management Review, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Analytics, and APICS Magazine, and wrote a quarterly column on "Worst Practices" for Supply Chain Forecasting Digest.
Charles Chase, CPF
Charles Chase, CPF
SAS Institute

Executive Industry Consultant

Mr. Chase is an author, thought leader and trusted advisor delivering demand planning and forecasting solutions to improve consumer packaged goods companies supply chain efficiencies. Prior to that, he worked for various companies, including the Mennen Company, Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Products Inc., Reckitt Benckiser PLC, Polaroid Corporation, Coca Cola, Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, and Heineken USA. He has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, and is an expert in sales forecasting, market response modeling, econometrics, and supply chain management. He is the author of several books, including Next Generation Demand Management: People, Process, Analytics, and Technology and Demand-Driven Forecasting: A Structured Approach to Forecasting. In addition, he is co-author of Bricks Matter: The Role of Supply Chains in Building Market-Driven Differentiation. He is also the second recipient of the IBF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Deepak Jose
Deepak Jose
Mars Inc.

Global Director, Demand Analytics
Deepak Jose is a digital transformation and commercial strategy professional and is currently the Head of Business Strategy and Advanced Analytics at Mars. He leads analytics transformation programs for Pet Care, Mars Wrigley, Food, and Multi Sales segments to drive profitable growth for Mars and its customers. He leads a global team of data scientists and business translators driving digital transformations. Prior to Mars, Deepak worked for Coca-Cola, ABB, and Mu Sigma. He holds an MBA from George Washington University School of Business and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT in Calicut, India. He is also an Executive Data Council member at BCI Summit-based out of New York, and co-author of the international bestselling book, Leading through Pandemic - Unconventional Wisdom from Heartfelt Leaders.
Wes Womer
Wes Womer
Wabash National

Senior Finance Manager
Wes started his career as a Finance Analyst at Johnson & Johnson and Body Shop of America before moving into a Financial Planning role at Stanley Black and Decker. After being exposed to the S&OP process, his introduction to demand panning had begun and he would spend the next 5 years as Stanley Black and Decker’s S&OP/Sales Forecasting Manager. Wes is now Senior Finance Manager, Pricing Market and Analytics, at Wabash National, where he employs cutting edge machine learning and predictive analytics to drive forecasts and business insight. He holds a Law Degree from Indiana University, an Accounting degree from Butler University, a Master’s in law from The University of Alabama, and a Master of Science, Data Science, from India University.
Mohamed Diaa Wahba
Mohamed Diaa Wahba
EzzSteel Egypt

Reliability Manager
Mohamed has over 12 years of highly diversified experience in the heavy industries. He has held a variety of roles across operations, project management, and predictive analytics at EzzSteel, the largest independent steel producer in the Middle East and North Africa. He is currently responsible for improving asset reliability using predictive technologies. His background includes many years in different manufacturing environments which has provided him with a solid platform to create new analytics-based solutions. Mohamed holds a post-graduate degree in Mechatronics and has a growing knowledge of using machine learning to solve business problems. He is CPIM, CMRP, LSSGB certified and is currently learning Python programming to develop predictive analytics models.
Veronica Vasyukova
Veronica Vasyukova
Yandex.Market

Head of Planning
Veronika has extensive professional experience in planning and S&OP in both online and brick and mortar, having working for FMCG, manufacturing and e-Commerce companies. She worked for Unilever for 11 years in a variety of roles in demand & supply planning across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In 2017, she made a change and moved into eCommerce, heading the planning function for the online marketplace Beru! and obtained unique experience in building e-Commerce S&OP from scratch. Veronika continues in this role, developing the planning function and S&OP. Veronika is a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF and is ASCM certified.
Jean Noel Thibault
Jean Noel Thibault
Electrolux Europe

Digital Transformation Director
John Solomon
John Solomon
PECO Pallet

Director, Transformation & Analytics
In his role as Director of Transformation & Analytics at PECO Pallet, John has effectively led both organizational and analytical transformations. He is passionate about continuous learning and sharing his knowledge in analytics, lean problem solving, and supply chain. His most recent key experiences are in technology design and implementation to increase operational efficiencies through behavior changes. John holds a degree in Materials Engineering from Iowa State University and prior to PECO worked at Caterpillar and XPO Logistics. He has held diverse leadership positions in analytics, Lean/6 Sigma, Materials R&D, warehousing, and project management.
Dr. Stanislaw Schmal
Dr. Stanislaw Schmal
Lufthansa Industry Solutions BS GmbH

Data Analytics & Strategy Lead
Stan is data native who started his career in startup consulting, working with many data visionaries in early stage companies. In 2015, Stan joined Lufthansa Industry Solutions as senior data scientist for business analytics. He consults airlines and transportation companies on bridging the gap between data analyzing and generating value for the business. As project owner, Stan and his team launched several analytics applications to automate processes and increase customer success. In 2018, Stan joined the Lufthansa Industry Solutions BS GmbH US Branch to drive digitization and automation for North America-based firms. He hold a degree in Economics, A Master’s in Finance, A Master’s in Economics, a PhD in Business, Management and Marketing, and a PhD in Corporate Finance and Strategic Management.
Thomas Schleicher
Thomas Schleicher
National Consumer Panel (a joint venture of Nielsen/IRI)

Vice President, Measurement/Data Analytics
Thomas has led the Measurement/Data Science team at National Consumer Panel (NCP) for 9 years. Prior to his tenure at NCP, Thomas held a variety of positions with client-side manufacturers as well as smaller consulting companies. These included two stints at Bayer HealthCare where he focused on pharmaceutical market research and forecasting. He also worked at Ipsos-ASI and smaller consulting companies with an emphasis on marketing analytics and forecasting. He has also been a lecturer/adjunct professor, most recently having taught courses on social research methods, statistics and social behavior at Quinnipiac University. After earning his PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thomas continued his life-long learning quest by earning a certificate in Predictive Analytics from the University of California-Irvine.
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This event was very informative and there were great ideas presented that I will be using to improve our forecasting process.
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IBF’s 7th Annual Predictive Business Analytics, Forecasting & Planning Conference is a comprehensive program covering everything about predicting the future using new sources of data, methods, tools, talent management approaches, and more to become confident with our decision making and business plans.

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  • Understand how to create a data driven culture in your organization and win
  • Learn how to turn Big Data into valuable insights for better operations planning
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  • Learn how to use social media, point-of-sale (POS), syndicated data, and other attributes to predict sales
  • Gain knowledge on emerging technology tools for predictive analytics & business forecasting that are making organizations more profitable
  • Learn how to optimize inventory and customer service through improved business analytics
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Arya Eskamani
Visa
Director, Global Data Science, Cross-Border LAC
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs
Vice President of Global Planning
Amit Sinha
Microsoft
Director, MS Azure Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation
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  • Pre-Conference Workshop
    Apr 26, 2022
  • Conference Day 1
    Apr 27, 2022
  • Conference Day 2
    Apr 28, 2022
April 26, IBF Members Only
1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Hands-On Data Science & Predictive Analytics Workshop (Gold Package/IBF Members Only)

1:15pm-4:30pm EDT

DATA SCIENCE WORKSHOP

This workshop will provide practical tips to incorporate into your own organization, where you’ll learn to leverage the cutting-edge of analytics technology. We will focus on data science applications for forecasting and best practices. Recent advances in forecasting, often called Predictive Analytics techniques, involve the use of Big Data, including analysis of textual data like that created by social media (Facebook etc.). This ½ day masterclass will be especially helpful for demand planners and forecasters looking to implement the latest advancements and next-level techniques.

I. INTRODUCTION

II. SOFTWARE OVERVIEW

• Popular Data Science tools

• Overview of Open Source Platforms (R & Python)

III. ENVIRONMENT

• Reading and summarizing data

• Merging data objects

• Feature engineering

• Installing and initiating packages

IV. DATA CLEANSING & PREPARATION

• Feature Scaling

• Univariate vs Multivariate Outlier Detection

• DBSCAN clustering, anomaly extraction

V.MACHINE LEARNING

MODULE 1 – REGRESSION

• Machine Learning Defined

• Comparison to Statistical Methods

• Artificial Neural Networks

VI. MODEL OPTIMIZATION

• K-Fold Cross Validation

• Parameter Selection

• Assessing model accuracy, stability

• Combining models to improve accuracy

VII.MACHINE LEARNING

MODULE 2 – CLASSIFICATION

• Overview of Ensemble Modeling

• Random Forest Trees

VIII.MACHINE LEARNING

MODULE 3 – ADVANCED TOPICS

• Gradient Boosted Trees

• Explaining model behavior

• Communication and Telling Stories with Data

IX. DATA VISUALIZATION

• Plotting Basics

• Advanced Graphics

X. TOPICS OF EXPLORATION

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