5th June 2015
Last month we held a meetup for the Belfast Big Data community with Dan Steinberg CEO of Salford Systems, one of the pioneers of machine learning and all-round analytics guru who had travelled over from San Diego, California. The night was focused on Predictive Analytics Algorithms with a great presentation from Dan on the past, present & future of Machine Learning Algorithms and from Pat O’Reilly from Allstate on how one of the hottest analytics teams are keeping ahead of the competition using these algorithms to determine risk and price insurance.
For our first technical meetup after our Big Data Belfast conference, we were thrilled it went so well and had just a positive turnout from the local technical community. There was a good buzz in the Hudson Bar and plenty of insightful questions on Machine Learning and practical applications.
We’re planning on holding these events at least every 2 months but more regularly if we can! Keep posted via our meetup page for further dates and info. We’d also love to hear any suggestions you might have for future meetings & presentations so link in with us on Twitter @BigDataBelfast