Talk Data to Me: Changing The Way Businesses Run & People Live
12

Thursday, 12 December

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA Boston

125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Talk Data to Me: Changing The Way Businesses Run & People Live | December 12

Cathy Slesnick Photo


Senior Manager, Data Science, Agero

Gildas Bah Photo


Data Scientist, HBS Online

Nathan Johnson, PhD Photo


Investigator, H3 Biomedicine

12

Thursday, 12 December

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA Boston

125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Talk Data to Me is an event series where we host thought-leaders from the Boston data community to discuss the possibilities that data brings to life.

Data plays an important part in every aspect of our lives today. We live in a data-driven world, where analytics, numbers, and figures can provide us greater insight into the programs, processes, and business that we all engage in.

Join us for a panel featuring industry-leading experts, who will dive into how data is being utilized today. Learn about the latest trends in data, from data analytics to data science, and learn how technological advancements and access to greater data will continue to drive change. Whether you work with data yourself, or are just interested in the topic, this event will leave you with questions answered, and hopefully will pique some greater interest in all things data!

Why It Matters:
We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and if you can learn the right balance of skills, there are lucrative opportunities available to you. Data affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. Understanding the ways you can leverage data in your personal and professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.

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About the Speakers

Cathy Slesnick Photo

Senior Manager, Data Science,
Agero

Catherine Slesnick currently leads a world class Data Science and Data Engineering team at Agero in Medford, MA. In this role, she directs the development of Python and Spark machine learning models that help to safeguard drivers on the road. Prior to joining Agero, she worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a data scientist and before that at Draper Laboratory as a data analyst. Catherine completed her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology in 2007.

Gildas Bah Photo

Data Scientist,
HBS Online

Gildas Bah is a Data Scientist with 15 years of experience specializing in data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

He has an MBA and a Master's Degree in Actuarial Science. He currently is on the Data Management team at Harvard Business School Online. His current projects include student’s enrollment forecasting using Deep Learning; Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics to develop composite metrics for measuring student engagement. One of his 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 in order to further data science initiatives and improve data science methodologies.

Gildas will be speaking about Machine Learning at General Assembly in Boston and at the DataX conference in NY.

Nathan Johnson, PhD Photo

Investigator,
H3 Biomedicine

Nathan Johnson is currently a Investigator at H3 Biomedicine. H3 Biomedicine is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and early development of novel, targeted anti-cancer compounds for the unmet needs of genetically defined patient populations. H3 has leveraged its integrated expertise in genomics, tumor biology, bioinformatics and innovative synthetic organic chemistry to create an integrated drug development ecosystem to deliver patient-based, genomics-driven, small molecule drugs.

As a former Research Scientist at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), he was responsible for merging his biological expertise with computer science and data science in order to achieve breakthroughs in breast cancer and Alzheimer’s therapeutic research. He used AI in order to drive new insight into how to recognize relevant patterns that would be difficult to impossible without it. He has been involved in research for almost 15 years across a number of challenges for diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and on how to prevent parasites from infecting soybeans. Prior to pursuing his graduate studies, he worked as a microbiologist testing food products such as Hershey's, baby formula, and meat for pathogens. He holds a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Evangel University in Springfield, MO, an MS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, and a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA.

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We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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