Abstract of talk:
Data Science has completely transformed all major business sectors such as IT, Banking, Healthcare, Entertainment, Sports & much more. In order to make better & smarter decisions, businesses all over the world have long gathered & analyzed data. The global data science platform market was worth US $ 3.93 billion in 2019 and US $ 4.89 billion in 2020. From 2020 to 2027, it is predicted that the Data Science market will increase at a compound annual rate of 26.9 percent. There has never been a better time to study analytics & data science and contribute to this exciting field.
In this talk Kanad will share his transition journey, lessons picked up along the way, the skills one must develop for being a successful data scientist and how to prepare & market yourself for the job market.
About the author:
Kanad Basu, an interdisciplinary scientist who has 18+ years of analytics and data science experience spanning across academia and industry. Kanad holds the prestigious “Professor of Practice” position at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University. He also led a market research data science team at Medallia that focuses on building a consumer behavioral intelligence and benchmarking platform that combines millions of consumer activities to allow businesses to understand where, how, and why consumers spend their time and money. Before Medallia, he led the computer vision data science team at Covisus where he and his team implemented state of the art computer vision algorithms to keep our nation safe by securing supply chains, protecting global compliance for pharmaceutical and medical industries and aiding brands in the prevention of product tampering.
Kanad holds a PhD in Applied & Computational Mathematics, has multiple publications, patents & book chapters around big data analytics and statistical applications in the field of Mathematical Biology & Mathematical Finance. Kanad is a frequent speaker at national & international conferences in AI & Data Science.