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VIDEO: Recorded Talk - How Machine Learning is Changing Finance with Mark Fenner
By Carlos Russo • August 13, 2020
The new Wake Forest University Financial Services and Fintech Hub offers courses on financial industry issues and trends with the goal of meeting ongoing professional development needs in the community. In addition to our team leading courses at the hub (listed below), three of ourCorporate Traininginstructors have taken part in the hub's free summerspeaker series, focused on topics related to financial services and fintech. Last week, we wrote about Sr. Data Scientist Kevin Birnbaum's talk on Analytics Beyond Excel, which you can watch here.
This week, we invite you to watch Sr. Data Scientist Mark Fenner's talk onHow Machine Learning is Changing Finance, which goes over how machine learning approaches can improve forecasting and planning. Mark explores how managers can tackle highly complex models by asking the right questions and using familiar model evaluation tools.
Foundations of Data Literacy This course will help employees develop an appreciation for data and use it as a common language to collaborate, drive results, and make better business decisions.
Machine Learning Foundations Instructors demonstrate how machine learning techniques are applied to business problems, as well as how to implement these techniques using popular Python libraries.
Python for Financial Data Analysis Individuals in the Financial sector who have basic analytical and programming skills receive an introduction to Python for data analysis with an emphasis on financial applications.
In February, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Damien Martin wrote a post on how to foster a data literate and empowered workforce, which allows your data science team to then work on projects rather than ad hoc analyses. In this post, he explains how to carefully scope those data science projects for maximum impact and benefit.