Ready. Set. Cortex – How a SAS Analytics Simulation game fuels learning

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Dr. Jean-François Plante, Professor, HEC Montreal

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Ready. Set. Cortex Recording - How an analytics simulation game fuels learning | Cortex isn’t just a simulation. It’s a competitive simulation, complete with a leaderboard to compare results with other competitors. Hear how the games benefit both students and teachers as they adopt new analytical skills. In our latest study, The impact of increased digitization on the data science field, the results show that data science professionals spend most of their time gathering, exploring, managing, and cleaning data. While individual data science contributors, as well as managers, recognize the importance of working with clean data, the fun part comes with building models to provide strategic business recommendations. Cortex, an analytics simulation game, by SAS and in partnership with HEC Montreal, allows data scientists to skip to the fun part and spend more time building models while adding a competitive element to it. Cortex has become a worldwide phenomenon, with competitions as far afield as the U.S., Thailand, Malaysia, Finland and Australia. Join us to hear from Dr. Jean-François Plante, Professor at HEC Montreal who will give an overview on Cortex's inception and students: Varuni Ratnasiri, and Mitra Farokhnia from the B412 Analytics Post-Grad program at George Brown College who will share their thoughts and experience from their latest Cortex game.

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