Enabling Citizen Data Science with Microsoft


In times past, Data Science was only for those elite few with a rare combination of skills including advanced knowledge of statistics. Join Jan Mulkens and Kimberly Hermans to explore Microsoft’s solutions to see how the democratization of data science is relevant to your organisation.

Microsoft has been making sure that everyone can participate in the data revolution by giving people access to predictive API’s, in-database advanced analytics and drag-and-drop predictive experiments. All thanks to SQL Server 2016 and the Cortana Intelligence Suite in Azure. These advances have given people with less knowledge of statistics and programming the ability to become what Gartner calls citizen data scientists. Should we be worried about fools-with-tools or should we embrace the democratization of data science as the golden age of data? Using a combination of both theory and demo’s, we explore Microsoft’s solutions to ensure democratization of data science and the possible dangers that lurk below the surface.