Data Week | Let's Break it Down: Data Science vs. Data Analytics | May 17
About This Event
This session is part of GA's Data Week, a weeklong festival of free workshops, speaker sessions and panel discussions around leveraging data to drive business decisions, productivity and career growth. Check out the full schedule here!
What exactly is Data Science and why does it matter? How does it differ from Data Analytics, and where do the two overlap?
We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and there are numerous opportunities available in understanding its language. Data Science and Data Analytics are two of the hottest jobs in the market right now, and no matter what your industry, learning how to harness the power of data will drive innovation and key decision-making. But what makes Data Science & Data Analytics differ?
In this panel, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the distinctions between Data Science and Data Analytics.
During the last half hour of the event, the GA Admissions team will host a Q&A session for those interested in learning more about our Data Science courses!
About the Instructor
David Napoli, a Senior Consultant in Analytics and Data Visualization, has worked with data for over 20 years as an analyst, actuary, statistician, research manager, and director. His experience includes evaluation and outcomes studies, ROI analysis, IBNR determination, predictive modeling, risk adjustment methodologies, advanced data visualization, dashboard design and implementation, database development and management, and identifying and evaluating trends and forces in data. David has extensive experience working with claims data, including for Medicaid, Medicare, and Commercial lines of business. He recently held the position of Director of Business Intelligence for a nonprofit health plan. David’s educational background includes Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering (yes – he was a rocket scientist), and early in his career he realized he desired to concentrate his professional efforts in an industry focused on helping people more than his fondness for space exploration. He also completed coursework towards his doctorate in Health Services Research with a focus on Biostatistics at the University of Colorado School of Public Health (All but Dissertation).
In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, David has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.
● Experience ranging from data science, product management to digital marketing and building a startup.
● Co-founded 2 startups, successfully exited one.
● Managed, lead technical and marketing teams in building products and brands
● Demonstrated end to end view of product marrying domain, technology and customer interaction.
● Data scientist with over 13 years of experience with several patents, publications and awards.
● Started a youtube channel- Healwithme to help people suffering from chronic illnesses to heal naturally.
Cyril has built data science, analytics, and product teams at a number of start-ups and emerging technology companies with a common theme of solving tough problems using data.
Currently, he leads a high performance analytics team focused on strategy, product experimentation, marketing insights, and machine learning at Reverb—the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments, supporting a vibrant community of music makers all over the world
Cyril is originally from Boulder, CO but has called Chicago home since 2006, when he rolled into town to play music with little more than a guitar and a crate of records.
Imran Khan is trained in business administration, applied urban science and informatics, public policy, education, and biochemistry. He has served as a policymaker and in project management roles in federal, state, and local government. From 2013 to 2015, he served as an Empire State Fellow in New York State government. In 2011, he worked as an Education Pioneers fellow in Houston, his hometown. Imran’s professional interests and areas of expertise include data science, human-centered design and user experience, materials science and engineering, operations research, and statistics. Currently, he works as an engineer at Build Well Labs and Data Analytics Consultant at The i4 Group.
Always seeking to learn and grow from life experiences, Pria was born and raised in Nepal. She came to the United States in pursuit of higher education and better opportunities. She calls Minnesota her home now. She loves to go for a hike, bike or just a long walk in nature. Yoga/Meditation and being involved in the community keep her grounded.
Pria currently works at 3M as Business Intelligence Leader. She is a passionate Analytics Leader with emphasis on a data driven approach to deliver, scale and implement Marketing and Sales Global Dashboards. She loves collaborating with cross functional teams and helping businesses solve tough analytics problems.
Lillian Pierson is a CEO & data leader that supports data professionals to evolve into world-class leaders & entrepreneurs. To date. she's trained over 1 million workers on the topics of AI and data science. Lillian has authored 4 data books with Wiley & Sons Publishers as well as 5 data courses with LinkedIn Learning.
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