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Dr. Uyi Stewart to Lead Data Science Workshop Session

Data Science expert Dr. Uyi Stewart will lead a workshop session with AI students and other data scientists this Saturday, at the Zone Tech Park, Gbagada, Lagos.

The session will focus on issues of data quality, measurement, performance, accountability and how to bring design thinking to the end to end process of AI project.

Speaking ahead of the workshop, Bayo Adekambi Ph.D, Data Scientist and MTN Senior Officer: “The session will involve a review of how the confluence of Data Science (Big Data Analytics), client-server architecture, and system-design have all come together to transform the traditional Von Newman architecture and the design of modern Big Data Solutions.

He advised that the Data Science session is strictly for practitioners and students who want to apply AI/ML/Data Science to solve social and business problems and create innovative data-centric startups.

“This is not for beginners or enthusiasts please, only hands-on starters, intermediates and experts,” he said.

*Theme* : Applying Design Thinking for AI/Data Science Innovation
*Date*: Saturday 14 April, 2018
*Time* :9-12noon
*Venue*: The Zone Tech Park, Plot 9, Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos

Interested persons should WhatsApp Ovie on ‭+234 803 929 1311‬ and copy Helen on ‭+234 818 694 6416‬ to seek for a space.

#MentorAfricanDataScientists programme shall be formally unveiled and all qualified community members will be paired with mentors for capacity building.

About Dr Uyi Stewart

Dr Uyi Stewart

-Global Director and Chief Data Scientist – Global Development Strategy, Data and Analytics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
-A former IBM Distinguished Engineer and worked in New York office for many years
-Founder of IBM Lab in Africa with focus on use of Big data in Agriculture
-Technical leadership positions with AT&T Labs, Call Sciences and Nuance Communications.
-PhD in Linguistics with specialization in generative syntax and language/speech interfaces from McGill University
-He currently holds 9 patents and has authored over 50 publications in top journals and conferences