Traditional data science education can be overwhelming. Mathematics, statistics, programming, algorithms — each of these subjects takes years to actually master. What’s worse is that even after learning them you still don’t have the practical skills and experience needed to solve real world business problems.
DataRobot University starts with the practical, teaching you what you need to know to start solving real world problems immediately. Because most of the technical work can now be automated, training can focus on everything else you need to ensure success. These include topics like scoping and framing data science projects, avoiding common mistakes, and communicating solutions to others in your organization.
The first rule of data analytics for fast-growing companies? Measure all things. When putting in place a robust data analytics strategy to go from measurement to insight, you’ve got lots of options for tools -- from databases and data warehouse options to new “big data” tools such as Hadoop, Spark, and their related components. But tools are nothing if you don’t know how to put them to use.
We’re going to get some real talk from practitioners in the trenches and learn how people are bringing together new big data technologies in the cloud to deliver a truly world class data analytics solution. One such practitioner is Celtra, a fast-growing provider of creative technology for data-driven digital display advertising. We’re going to sit down with the Director of Engineering, Analytics at Celtra to learn how they built a high-performance data processing pipeline using Spark + a cloud data warehouse, enabling them to process over 2 billion analytics events per day in support of dashboards, applications, and ad hoc analytics.
In this webinar you’ll:
* Build a simpler, faster solution to support your data analytics
* Support diverse reporting and ad hoc analytics in one system
* Take advantage of the cloud for flexibility, scaling, and simplicity
* Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat
* Grega Kešpret, Director of Engineering, Analytics, Celtra
* Jon Bock, VP of Marketing and Products, Snowflake
Register today and learn how the top SaaS strategies can streamline your business.
DevOps is gaining traction in the industry. The idea economy demands faster go to market capabilities with high quality, low risk, and low costs. Achieving the benefits of DevOps requires enablement of some core attributes within the organization including visibility, collaboration, and automation. Join us as we walk through an integrated DevOps Solution and help you accelerate the implementation of Continuous Delivery.
In this webinar you will learn about:
The importance of integration of lifecycle products
Shift-Left optimization via integration
Providing value to your organization through DevOps and Integration
The Ask an Architect Virtual Office Hours hours are designed to answer Cloud Computing questions from the comfort of your own home. You can pre-submit your questions during the registration process or you can dial-in in one of the pre-scheduled sessions, where you will be able to submit your question via chat. From technical advice to just getting started, this series gives you the opportunity to get in touch directly with local AWS experts.
The digital and physical selling environments are converging fast in the apparel and footwear sectors. As more customers see omnichannel as the norm, retailers need to leverage new technology to address customers' heightened expectations if they do not want to risk losing sales and their most profitable customers.
What Will You Learn?
- In this webinar we highlight some of the trends accelerating change in the apparel and footwear sectors, and explain how existing multichannel strategies and legacy technologies struggle to adapt to today's more dynamic and complex retailing environment. We describe how an omnichannel approach can help apparel and footwear retailers address the unique challenges facing their businesses.
Who Should Attend?
- Roles with business responsibility in business processes in the Retail industry, for instance, Marketers, Store Managers, CIOs, CMOs, Merchandise Managers, etc.
When Will The Webinar Take Place?
- Thursday 5th May 2016 at 11:30 am CEST
Optimizing manufacturing processes ultimately revolves around increasing output at reduced cost and improved quality. Manufacturers try to minimize inventory levels by scheduling just-in-time delivery of raw materials, but even the smallest miscalculation can cause stock-outs that lead to production delays. Sensors and RFID tags can capture supply chain data, but this creates a large, ongoing flow of data. Hadoop can cost-effectively store this unstructured data, providing manufacturers with greater visibility into their supply chain history, and greater insight into longer term supply chain patterns. This gives manufacturers more lead time to adjust to supply chain disruptions, as well as helps reduce costs and improve margins on finished products.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hortonworks have a strategic partnership to help manufacturers realize their modern data architecture. Join us for this webinar and learn how Hortonworks leading enterprise-ready open data platform in combination with HPE’s leadership position in the worldwide x86 server market provides manufacturing organizations with proven solutions to help transform manufacturing processes.
The cloud is here to stay. However, that also means more and more companies are realizing that they’ve built two separate IT teams and are struggling to deliver quality services without a unified view. A true hybrid monitoring solution is the answer to this common problem.
Join Jay Lyman, Analyst at 451 Research, and Kent Erickson, Alliance Strategist at Zenoss, as they discuss what is shaping hybrid IT, where it's going, and what to do about it.
Neal Mackertich, Ph.D., Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Crystal Ball is a powerful enabler in the modeling & analysis of performance and its associated risk and opportunity. Process Performance Models relate behavior and interaction of processes to an outcome order to predict future performance and manage risk. The purpose of this presentation is provide an overview of a suite of highly effective Process Performance Models developed and deployed at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems using Crystal Ball. To be included in this presentation are Raytheon’s Systems Lifecycle Analysis Model (SLAM), Scheduling Analysis of Variability Engine (SAVE), Predictive Cost Model (PCM) & Effort based on Size & Productivity (ESP) Process Performance Models.
This webcast will give the viewer a tour of the new features and capabilities in Oracle Crystal Ball, as of release 188.8.131.52.000. Over the last two and a half years, Oracle has invested substantial development resources into Crystal Ball, adding to, and improving all aspects of the solution. The core capabilities of predictive modeling, risk modeling and decision modeling have been strengthened and expanded. We’ve solidified our traditional spreadsheet-based foundation with support for the latest Excel and Microsoft release. Additionally, by leveraging Oracle product development resources and know-how, we’ve added new unique integration features that take Crystal Ball well beyond the spreadsheet.
Monte Carlo simulation is a widely used technique for dealing with business uncertainty in applications like cost estimation, continuous improvement, engineering, and business forecasting. In this 10 minute segment, we illustrate why simulation is useful for these applications, and demonstrate how it works on a very simple cost-estimation model. The example shows how a single estimate of project cost is naïve regarding expectations and downside exposures of the company to the project.
Crystal Ball for Continuous Improvement: The Right Technology Right Now
Continuous improvement is currently being used by world class companies to improve profitability and gain competitive advantage. In this short presentation, variability is identified as the culprit in many companies’ poor operations. Variability has historically been difficult to deal with as companies try to model and forecast the impact it has on their processes. Crystal Ball is demonstrated to empower companies to estimate variability, model and forecast its impact on their processes, and ultimately enable them to design their operations to effectively mitigate the negative impact of variability on their bottom line.
A cost estimate is a projection of a future occurrence. At its most basic, cost is price times quantity, and in any estimate either price, quantity, or both, are uncertain to some degree. When a cost projection includes hundreds, thousands or more uncertain elements, it’s easy to understand why some sort of cost risk analysis has long been considered the best way to calculate how much to reserve in contingencies against overruns.
In today’s presentation we will look at the risk assessment work that goes into a complete cost estimate, the related business challenges and the Oracle solution.
Tandem y Oracle-Crystal Ball los invitan a participar al próximo seminario online sobre "Cómo optimizar portafolios estratégicamente".
Cuando el nivel de incertidumbre es alto y los tiempos y presupuestos son acotados se torna fundamental decidir de manera eficiente. Los ejecutivos se enfrentan a un dilema habitual: ¿cómo asignar recursos escasos a diferentes tareas, activos, marcas o productos con resultados inciertos? El ejecutivo debe decidir cómo asignar tiempos, presupuesto y personas a diferentes proyectos, programas, productos, canales, regiones, filiales o unidades de negocio, de manera de mantener balanceada la operación y obtener los mejores resultados posibles a un menor costo. El análisis de portafolios es un método que ayuda a evaluar alternativas estimando el impacto sobre la performance global de la compañía. De esta manera, permite seleccionar la combinación de alternativas que optimiza los objetivos estratégicos.
Los diferentes tópicos a desarrollar durante el seminario incluirán:
. Los conceptos claves del Análisis de Portafolios.
. Etapas de una empresa hacia la implementación de la Gestión Estratégica de Portafolios
. Decisión de Optimización de proyectos maximizando la eficiencia de los recursos en contextos de alta incertidumbre.
. Los beneficios de la optimización de portafolios utilizando Crystal Ball.
El evento será presentado por Federico Esseiva, Director de Tandem Soluciones.
Forecasting, particularly as part of any organization’s planning process, is a key factor in the organization’s success. If one considers a plan as both what the organization would like the future to be, as well as a roadmap to get there, then the forecast upon which the plan is built, is a critical starting point on that road to success. This presentation will focus on how to create forecasts that are both comprehensive and accurate so that the execution of the plan throughout the year does indeed contribute to the organization’s key business requirement of improving revenue and margin.
Mark Treat, VP Education, ABPMP; Jonathan Fleck, Johns Manville Roofing Systems; Jim Franklin, Oracle
How different does a forecast have to be for you to make a different decision? Accuracy in forecasting at all levels of the organization ultimately rolls up to more certainty in financial forecasts, resulting in fewer surprises, more credibility and better profits. So how do you ensure your organization is delivering the most accurate forecast possible, especially when historical data is limited? Industry experts point to Time Series Forecasting as the answer for businesses today.
Tolerance stackups are fundamental engineering design tools which ensure the fit and function of products. Often times, the design engineer estimates the dimensional target values based on his/her experience, which tends to be ambiguous. What is difficult for them to account for is actual part variation. As a result, the defect rate of new products often comes as a surprise. Oracle Crystal Ball enables one to pick nominal values that will minimize the defect rate of new product launches.
Proved, Probable and Possible: A systematic process for stochastic reserves estimates
The ability to estimate reserves stochastically – mainly with Monte Carlo simulation - is a critical part of Upstream Oil and Gas E&P.
While Monte Carlo simulation works well for producing the probabilities, using spreadsheets as the modeling environment can be challenging. Customers tell us that they waste time manually linking and aggregating spreadsheets; that they can’t perform a stochastic estimate at any but the lowest zone level; that it’s difficult to report and share results from multiple analysts.
Oracle’s solution answers these requirements. It keeps Monte Carlo simulation with a spreadsheet user interface, for the easy frontline user experience, and combines it with a robust and scalable database for storage, aggregation and reporting.
This short webcast will show you how you can move beyond today’s spreadsheet challenges and focus on truly understanding and managing the uncertainty in your reserves to optimize value.
Live and Recorded webcasts, product demos and tutorials for Finance, B
Oracle Crystal Ball is the leading spreadsheet-based application suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. It gives you unparalleled insight into the critical factors affecting risk. With Crystal Ball, you can make the right tactical decisions to reach your objectives and gain a competitive edge under even the most uncertain market conditions.
To ensure our customers have access to the best and brightest information on key industry topics, we are delivering presentations from Industry and Product Experts, Existing Customers, and Thought Leaders. Complimenting the presentation calendar is an ongoing set of Product Demos and Self-Service Tutorials delivered by Oracle Product Experts. The Oracle Crystal Ball Channel is the home of Informed Business Decisions.