Welcoming Enrique Dans to the Valencian Summer School in Machine Learning

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As the dates near, and given the initial wave of response, we are getting excited about the upcoming Summer School in Machine Learning 2017. This edition will be held at the Veles e Vents building located close to Valencia’s scenic waterfront on September 14-15.

The VSSML17 is a two-day course for advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students and industry practitioners seeking a quick, practical, hands-on introduction to Machine Learning. The last edition was completed by over 140 participants from 19 countries representing 53 companies and 21 academic organizations. This year we have room for over 200 attendees and 26 countries are represented among applicants so far!

We are happy to share that BigML’s Strategic Advisor, prolific Spanish blogger, and IE Business School Professor, Enrique Dans, will be giving a special talk on September 14, at 06:00 PM CEST, at the end of the first day of the Summer School. Enrique Dans will explain the impact that Machine Learning is having in the real world context of business organizations as they go through their digital transformation.

Professor Enrique has a Ph.D. in Management from University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa (IE). He completed his post-doc studies at Harvard Business School. He is also the author of the best-seller “Everything is going to change.” Among his other qualifications, he serves as the Information Systems and Information Technology Chair at IE Business School. He was also one of the distinguished speakers at the 2015 conference: Technical and Business Perspectives on the Current and Future Impact of Machine Learning.

In the past, the skill set required to develop real-life Machine Learning applications have mostly remained in the playground of the few privileged academics and scientists. Times have changed and many businesses have come to the realization that their workforce can’t afford to stay behind the curve on this key enabler. So we urgently need to produce a much larger group of ML-literate professionals in an inclusive manner that appeals to developers, analysts, managers and subject matter experts alike. Professor Dans’ speech will go into detail on how to best incorporate Machine Learning in your future strategies while launching new types of products and services nobody even dreamt of until recently. 

Don’t miss this groundbreaking, hands-on Machine Learning event. Get your ticket before long, as there are few spaces left. We are looking forward to seeing you in Valencia!

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