As more and more companies try to grapple with the rapid increase in volume, variety and velocity of data, the demand for Data Scientists who can leverage big data has exploded over the last few years. As there are currently few degree courses specifically aimed at data science, companies are looking for people with Phds in maths, statistics, physics, astronomy etc… who have a broad range of skills to innovate and model data in order to gain a competitive edge.
This talk is aimed at those who may be interested in pursuing a career in data science and I will discuss my journey from post-doc to now working for Grosvenor Casinos – one the largest UK casino operators. Over the last year and half, Grosvenor has invested heavily in developing a data warehousing and analytics platform which is hosted and maintained on the Microsoft Azure cloud. I will talk about some of the challenges we faced as a new data science team and discuss some of the key projects we have been delivered that centre around customer personalisation.