Brian Duperreault, the CEO of Hamilton, brought all the partners together to build a technology-enabled-customer-
Twitter set up its office in Singapore last year and it is looking to hire developers for their first All Asia Data Science team. Singapore is already facing a huge shortage in qualified data scientists. With the recent demand that companies like Twitter is making – the strain on finding the right data science talent in Singapore is getting more intense.
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Demandbase, a leading provider in account-based marketing is acquiring data science company Spiderbook. Spiderbook identifies companies that are likely to buy along with those that are already using a specific company’s services or products. After this, it determines the actual buyers within those accounts to find out buyer specific insights. These insights can be used by the sales team to personalize their messages to customers.
The world’s largest online platform with 146 million users –Change.org that creates 200,000 successful campaigns a year is using data science to find their next opportunity. The team at change.org says feels that Data Science is more interdisciplinary than what the name suggests. When working with big data, scale is not the hardest part of the job but rather how you grapple with the difficult choices outside the ocean of numbers is what matters. The data science team at Change.org is using data science to identify the relationship patterns between language and the type of petitions being created.
Python has evolved over the years as a popular data science programming language and today it has become a prominent choice amongst data scientists. Python provides an environment for data scientists to quickly jot down the ideas and implement them into actions easily without worrying about the complex parts of programming. Research and Markets has released a book on Data Science with Python that helps data science practitioners understand the key theoretical concepts of Python programming language.
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University of California at Riverside is all set to add data science specialization to its course curriculum in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) science staff. The data science graduate program by University of California is designed to help scientists, engineers, social media professionals and medical professions looking to expand their learning in data mining, data visualization, statistical computing and machine learning.
Indian e-commerce giant Snapdeal is all set to establish its new data science centre in San Carlos, California to build high value customer centric solutions. The main objective of setting up the data science centre is to provide in-depth clarity to Snapdeal’s consumer initiatives whilst reshaping the overall business strategy to optimize operational efficiencies.
Imperial’s Data Science Institute is being used to navigate through the complex labyrinth of Bitcoin’s digital transactions. Every transaction in Bitcoin is public. All the transactions are arranged into blocks of data – which allows one to check if the transaction has taken place and prevents fraud.
Software vendors like Adobe are rushing to contribute to the increasing demand on efficiently getting insights out of data. Adobe has now added a range of data science algorithms to help customers sort through all the different services to fit their requirements better.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) on Friday launched the new IDS (Institute of Data Science) with the intent to back Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. It will provide fifty scholarships in the next 5 years to train PhD students in analytics and data science. Microsoft will be NUS’s first industry partner to play a vital role in contributing technology and expertise for data science research.
Krux has launched Data-Science-as-a-Service offering to help developers, data analysts and service providers harness the power of machine learning by gleaning valuable insights from the data present on Krux’s cloud. DSaaS will provide Krux clients with all the required data science tools and technological infrastructure for gleaning meaningful insights. The platform is set to create diverse opportunities for organizations interested in discovering patterns and trends in their data to drive business growth.
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