Dr. Ken Collier

Director of Data Science & Engineering , ThoughtWorks

Dr. Collier is the Director of Data Science & Engineering at ThoughtWorks where he leads a team of brilliant data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts. The focus of this practice is on advanced “big data” analytics solutions that combine adaptive data pipelines, modern data engineering, rigorous data science, and data savvy business analysis to create maximum value from data.

Ken’s excitement for agility in analytics started in 2003. As the author of, Agile Analytics: A Value-driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Ken is a pioneer in combining agile methods with data warehousing, business intelligence, data science, and data engineering. Dr. Collier is a frequent keynote speaker and invited speaker on big data, data science, and agile BI at international conferences and meetings. He has written extensively about agile analytics and agile data warehousing. His articles can be found on his blog theagilist.com. He can be tracked on Twitter by following @theagilist.

My Sessions

Conversational AI and NLP…It is all about decoding the intent

Ballroom 3

This talk introduces you to the world of Natural Language Processing (NLP) within the context of AI. It describes some of the technical challenges of the field, the role of machine learning and suggests some open source NLP libraries that can be used to address those challenges.