Concordia University

Predictive Analytics: Real Value in Big Data

Course Code: CEPS 1087E
They call big-data mining the gold rush of the 21st century. The problem is that in any rush, there's always a certain amount of chaos. In this industry-based two-day workshop lead by four seasoned pros, you'll cut through the confusion and hype and get to the core of the subject. You'll find out how big data and predictive analytics are changing the way the world does business and you'll learn how to make big data work for you. Don't be taken in by fool's gold. Take this workshop and start mining like a pro.

Your take-away

This workshop will empower you to:
• Demystify the concept of big data and all that it entails;
• Learn the fundamentals of predictive analytics by studying data, machine-learning tools and predictive models;
• Better understand the true potential of predictive analytics through the use of powerful, real-world applications;
• Explore the application of predictive analytics on healthcare, retail & marketing and banking;
• Review the topics of modeling concepts and intuitions, data types, software, computing power & executing time, pitfalls, data security, privacy and ethics.

Our approach

This workshop is based on an optimized practical approach that mixes active learning and theory with real-world examples provided by students. In short, you’ll learn by doing and sharing. Interaction and teamwork are the keys to appreciation and success in this workshop.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone interested in big data and predictive analytics.
• Students who are planning to pursue a career in data science.
• Marketers who want to better target their clients’ customers.
• Directors of market intelligence who want to extract more value from data.
• Healthcare providers who want to optimize personalized medicine.
• CTOs who want to understand what the geeks in the basement are doing with the company’s data.

We're flexible. That means workshops can be customized for corporate groups and offered on the date of your choosing, in your office or in one of our campus locations.

Important details

1) Registration fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.
2) In the event we don’t have enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled and you will, of course, be reimbursed in full.
3) This workshop meets the requirements for the 1% Conformity Law (in accordance with the Workforce Skills Development and Recognition Act).

Concordia CCE Loyalty Discount

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

1)   Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;

2)   Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;

3)   Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.


Your trainer

Francis Vekeman
Erick Moyneur

Eric Gravel

Nicolas Corneau-Tremblay

Francis Vekeman, B.A.; M.A., Econ
Érick Moyneur, B.Sc., Math; M.A., Econ
Éric Gravel, M.Sc., Finance; M.A., Econ
Nicolas Corneau-Tremblay, M.A., Econ

Four industry experts with solid academic backgrounds and years of real-world experience in econometrics, biostatistics, epidemiology, cost-benefit analyses, stress testing, event study and market share analysis, risk assessment modelling, investment analyses, drug safety, fraud detection, credit-risk rating and more. They do research, they consult and they teach people like you who are interested in learning more about how big data and predictive analytics can change the course of your profession and your future.

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