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AMA Recap: Become a Better Reader & Designer of Visualizations with Alberto Cairo

By Carlos Russo • October 21, 2019

We've all heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words." We believe that visualizations should "simplify information" and that they are powerful because they are “intuitive and easy to read." But what if these are myths? During his AMA, Alberto Cairo (Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami), spoke on how to become better readers and designers of charts, graphs, and maps.

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Meet Kevin Birnbaum, New Metis Sr. Data Scientist

By Emily Wilson • October 17, 2019

Kevin Birnbaum is a new Sr. Data Scientist on the Corporate Training team at Metis. We recently caught up with him to ask a few questions about his career thus far, his new role at Metis, what interests him most about data science, and more.

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AMA Recap: How Data Can Save the World with Natalie Evans Harris

By Carlos Russo • October 17, 2019

We recently hosted Natalie Evans Harris, Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Initiatives at BrightHive, for a live online Ask Me Anything session exploring the ways in which data scientists, data professionals, companies, and institutions can equip themselves and others with tools to transform lives through data. Watch a recording here.

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Demystifying Data Science Recap: Tom Schenk Jr. on Doing Good with Data Science

By Emily Wilson • October 01, 2019

For those interested in what was covered on Day 2 of Demystifying Data Science (designed for Business Leaders, Managers, and Practitioners), we’re offering an easy-to-read blog series that summarizes each speaker's talk. This installment covers Tom Schenk Jr.'s talk on How We Can Do Good With Data Science.

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We're Not Going to Hire Our Way Out of This One

By Eric Kuennen • September 23, 2019

When hiring data scientists, it's a fight for talent. To help fill the talent gap, companies need to focus on the talent sitting right in front of them; to align recruiting practices with skilling and upskilling their current employees, enabling and empowering them to take on the tasks that the 4th industrial revolution is already demanding.

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Meet Javed Ahmed, New Metis Sr. Data Scientist

By Emily Wilson • September 20, 2019

Javed Ahmed is a new Sr. Data Scientist at Metis who enjoys exploring the intersection of econometrics, traditional analysis, and machine learning to develop useful operational insights. We caught up with him to discuss his views on corporate data science training, his overall career, and details of his upcoming free webinar on Data-Driven Approaches to Data Science, which is scheduled for September 26th.

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Demystifying Data Science Recap: Breaking Down Hilary Mason's Keynote

By Emily Wilson • August 26, 2019

In July, we hosted our 3rd annual Demystifying Data Science live online conference. On Day 2, we offered 8 talks and 3 workshops filled with content geared toward an audience of Data-Focused Business Leaders and Practitioners. We couldn't have asked for a better way to start the day than by hearing a keynote talk from Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning at Cloudera. Read a recap of it here + get access to the recording for free.

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How Complicated is the Data Science Population? A Comprehensive Look at IBM, McKinsey, & LinkedIn Reports

By Carlos Russo • July 30, 2019

In this guest post from IADSS, read about extensive research being done with the goal of proposing industry standards for the data analytics profession.

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Financial Applications of Natural Language Processing

By Adam Wearne • June 25, 2019

In an increasingly competitive financial landscape, gaining an informational edge is vital to constructing and maintaining a superior equity portfolio. Alternative data sources including satellite images, sensor data from IoT devices, text, and video are all becoming increasingly important sources of insight for active equity strategies. In this post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Adam Wearne, explores some of the common Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques that are used in asset management.

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Metis Case Study: Helping CMA Consulting Remain on the Cutting Edge

By Carlos Russo • May 24, 2019

In this case study, read how we worked with CMA Strategy Consulting (a boutique consulting firm focused on the telecommunications, media, and high tech industries) to evolve its capabilities and ensure its services remained on the cutting edge.