Tech Talk: Data and Decision-Making at Yammer


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Speaker: Matthew Folz, Yammer

The Harvard Business Review recently called data scientist the 'sexiest job of the 21st century'.  As a data scientist at Yammer, I'll give a brief overview of what data science is and what the day-to-day life of a data scientist looks like.  I'll talk about some of the challenges present in our data, and try to give some insight into how we use data to better understand our users and make decisions at Yammer.

About the speaker:
Matthew is currently a data scientist at Yammer.  Previously, he completed a Ph.D in mathematics at UBC, studying probability theory, and was a Fellow in the Insight Data Science Fellows Program.

About Yammer:
Yammer is an Enterprise Social Network that brings together people, conversations, content, and business data in a single location.  Founded in 2008, Yammer was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in 2012 and is now part of the Microsoft Office Division.

There won't be any statistical background required, and Matthew will stay after the talk to answer any questions that people might have about data science/Yammer.