10th MilanoR Meeting - Information Retrieval and Price Positioning

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Microsoft House

via Pasubio 10

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A MilanoR meeting is an occasion to bring together R users in the Milano area to share knowledge and experiences. The meeting is a free event, open to everybody. The meeting consists of some R talks and a free buffet + networking time.

This time some excellent speakers are joining us to explore two different fields, Information retrieval and Strategic Price Positioning.

Our first guest is Goran S. Milovanović, Data scientist for Wikidata at Wikimedia Deutschland and owner of DataKolektiv consultancy firm; Goran will show how he works and deals with the most complex datasets now present (Wikidata and Wiktionary), blending together Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and Semantic Web Technologies. Goran will also introduce us to the {newsrivr} package, an R wrapper around the Newsriver API, to conduct news search and collect text corpora, developed by Mike Page, Data Scientist at DataKolektiv.

Then, Alberto Oltolini (Data Scientist at Campari) and Edoardo Oliveri (Data Scientist at SDG Group) will focus on Machine Learning and its application in Strategic Price Positioning. Together they will show us how to build a machine learning model that can drive strategic business decisions, guiding you through the definition of the right pricing strategy.

So, are you up for some good time togetheR? We certainly are!


Program

  • Welcome presentation

  • Information Retrieval: Semantic Web Technologies and Wikidata from R
    by Goran S. Milovanović and Mike Page

  • How Advanced Analytics may support strategic price positioning
    by Alberto Oltolini and Edoardo Oliveri

  • Free refreshment & networking time


What's the price?

The event is free and open to everybody. Due to logistic reasons, seatings for this event are limited, and registration is needed.


Where is it?

Microsoft House - Via Pasubio 10, Milano.

Microsoft House, headquarters of Microsoft Italy, frequently hosts workshops and meetups. The venue is near Moscova M2 underground station and Porta Garibaldi railway station.


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Tell me more, how does it work?

The meeting is divided in three half an hour blocks:

From 7:00 to 7:30 we will have welcome presentations and a first introduction to our community.

From 7:30 to 8:00 Goran will show how he works with highly complex datasets (WikiData and Wikiktionary), blending together Natural Language Processing, Text Mining and Semantic Web Technologies. He will also present a gift: the {newsrivr} package – an R wrapper around the Newsriver API - to conduct news search and collect text corpora, developed by Mike Page for the purposes of the projects that we will discuss in this talk.

From 8:00 to 8:30 Alberto and Edoardo will talk about Machine Learning and Strategic Price Positioning; together they will teach you how to build a machine learning model that can help you take strategic business decisions.

Then, as always, free food and chat!


So, who are the speakers?

Goran is Data scientist for Wikidata at Wikimedia Deutschland and owner of DataKolektiv consultancy firm. He has a strong, hands-on experience in experimental behavioral studies (> 20 yrs. of experience) and survey methodology. He has managed different international research teams and projects, teaching R, methodology, statistics, and psychology.

Mike is a junior data scientist at DataKolektiv and R specialist, with particular interests in natural language processing and web scraping. Mike is deeply passionate about open source development and is currently involved in different open source projects.

Alberto is Data Scientist at Campari, with a strong focus on Machine Learning and Statistical Modeling. He graduated in Economics and Econometrics from Warwick University and in Advanced Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

Edoardo is Data Scientist at SDG Group, acting as a consultant for different companies in the food and fashion industry. He has a master's degree from IE Business School di Madrid.


And the sponsors?

Quantide is a provider of consulting services and training courses about Data Science and Big Data. It’s specialized in R, the open source software for statistical computing. Headquartered in Legnano, near Milan (Italy), Quantide has been supporting for 10 years customers from several industries around the world. Quantide is the founder and the supporter of the Milano R meeting, since its first edition in 2012.

Microsoft - Well, who doesn't know Microsoft? You'll be glad to know that Microsoft develops Microsoft R Open, formerly known as Revolution R Open (RRO), the enhanced distribution of R from Microsoft Corporation. It is a complete open source platform for statistical analysis and data science. It complements and completes the Data Platform offering from Microsoft that is well described and accessible in Azure AI.


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