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Running a CoE for Self-Service Data Science


What does it really take to build and run a functioning Center of Excellence for self-service analytics in a global Enterprise? In his talk, Nicholas Bignell, the Director of Data Science at UBS, will draw from his 18 years of experience to share his real-life insights with the audience on how he set out to create a Centre of Excellence that comprises both Self-Service Data Preparation and Machine Learning. Specifically, his talk will cover the process behind implementation and rolling out the infrastructure & applications, managing upgrades & demand (including monitoring performance, availability & capacity), running multiple training programs and Dr. sessions for users & execs, running a dynamic community of data science enthusiasts, and working with the vendors to contribute to product evolution and get the best out of the products.


Nicholas Bignell
Director of Data Science Service, UBS Investments

Nicholas Bignell is Director of Data Science Service with 18 years of experience at UBS across the organization performing a number of roles including IT Infrastructure, business management, data analytics, and reporting. Nick is also a co-leader of the London Tableau User Group. You can follow Nicholas on Twitter: @ncbignel



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