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Tuesday, June 28 • 1:18pm - 1:36pm
Transforming a museum to be data-driven using R

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With the exponential growth of data, more and more businesses are demanding to become data-driven. Seeking value from their data, big data and data science initiatives; jobs and skill sets have risen up the business agenda. R, being a data scientists' best friend, plays an important role in this transformation. But how do you transform a traditionally un-data-orientated business into being data-driven armed with R, data science processes and plenty of enthusiasm?

The first data scientist at a museum shares her experience on the journey to transform the 250-year-old British Museum to be data-driven by 2018. How is one of the most popular museums in the world, with 6.8 million annual visitors, using R to achieve a data-driven transition?• Data wrangling • Exploring data to make informed decisions • Winning stakeholders' support with data visualisations and dashboard • Predictive modelling • Future uses including internet of things, machine learning etc.

Using R and data science, any organisation can become data driven. With data and analytical skills demand higher than supply, more businesses need to know that R is part of the solution and that R is a great language to learn for individuals wanting to get into data science.

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Torben Tvedebrink

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University
I'm a statistician working in the area of forensic genetics. R is a core part of my teaching and research. I was the chair of the local organising committee for useR! 2015 in Aalborg, and part of the programme committee for useR! 2016 in Stanford.

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Alice Daish

Data Scientist, British Museum, R-Ladies Global Leadership

Tuesday June 28, 2016 1:18pm - 1:36pm PDT
McCaw Hall