ASET and DAMA Edmonton Chapter - Collaboration
DAMA Edmonton Chapter and the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET) are working together to promote Women in Technology. An ASET stream is being planned for the fall Data Management Conference (Oct 25-26)
Alberta AI and DAMA Edmonton Chapter - Collaboration
The Alberta AI group and DAMA Edmonton are working on creating a track for AI professionals in the fall DMC-Canada (Oct 25-26) - Look for upcoming hands on workshops. Including one on August 18-19 (two day workshop....more details coming via email - so make sure you are on the email list from DMC-Canada and DAMA Edmonton.
Speakers profiled from DMC - Canada (Edmonton) Conference
Ziya Ma is VP-Intel Software and Services
“Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence and BigData with leading-edge technologies – from Scalable Processors & Persistent Memory to Neuromorphic & Quantum Computing”.
Amanda is a Solutions Executive and National Practice Lead for Fraud & Security Intelligence at SAS in Canada. As a national leader and evangelist, Amanda is focused on finding solutions to customers’ financial crimes, loss and AML problems. She is passionate about data & analytics and the role they play in reducing financial crimes in Canada.
SAS is also sponsoring a Women in Analytics movement and this aligns well with Women in Big Data Chapter in Edmonton
They are providing a few resources to us to distribute to members.
1) Free SAS Courses -- Currently there are two free e-learning courses available in SAS. Statistics Level 1 and Programing Level 1.
2) Free SAS -- The University edition http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html .
This is a free version of SAS available on Mac/pc/linux. Also integrates with Jupyter Notebook to make a great Analytics workbench for any aspiring Woman in Big Data. There are also several hundred free videos related to using SAS via the above link.
Sept 20, 2018 (5-7pm) - Nexen Theater, NAIT Polytechnic (REGISTER)
Speaker (Chandra Devam, CEO Aris MD Inc.): Women In Big Data
Big Data and Machine Learning in Medicine
Medicine usees large data sets, given that there are data points from every member of the world's population. The amount of data that can be collected for use in machine learning programs and networks is vast, and there are challenges ranging from data collection through storage and interpolation. The insights that can be gained by interpreting this enormous data set have far reaching impacts on every facet of healthcare. The efficacy of epedimiological studies, for example, would be greatly increased given shared data points machine-interpreted from a large number of healthcare facilities. Radiology can be revolutionized by examining large data sets of imaging, moving from learning through diagnosis to providing a second check for providers. One major obstacle in this path, however, is patient privacy. While data collection is at the heart of big data, patient concerns surrounding privacy stand in the way of having adequate data in order to make accurate and meaningful determinations.
Chandra Devam is the co-founder and CEO of ARIS MD, a revolutionary medical imaging startup that uses Augmented Reality to place CT scans over real patient anatomy to increase their accuracy and utility for medical treatments. She holds numerous patents in the healthcare technology space. Devam and ARIS co-founder Scott Edgar worked together on two previous startups, 3 Point, a software development shop that produced a financial software product that was sold in a private transaction, and Dryft, which created a keyboard technology that was sold to Apple. In addition to her work on Aris MD, Devam is building an incubator in her hometown of Edmonton, Canada, called Runway, which will provide office space and services for startups. Devam started her career as a real estate investor before making the move to tech as a marketing executive with Microsoft. She loves giving back to the community, including teaching young people about technology and entrepreneurship as a volunteer mentor in Edmonton's primary and secondary schools.
Aris MD Inc. is an immersive reality company using augmented and virtual reality technology to enhance surgery, save lives, and avoid complications. We are using diagnostic images (MRI, CT, Xray, Ultrasound) and overlaying them over you, the patient, during surgery. This gives the surgeon a guided map of your anatomy and your pathology or injury. This shows the surgeon where to cut and, more importantly, where not to cut. (REGISTER)
DAMA Edmonton Chapter is sponsoring the creation of the Women In Big Data (WIBD) Chapter in Edmonton. WIBD is a major initiative of Intel leaders (Ziya Mah and Shala Arshi), to recognize the contributions of outstanding women in the field of big data. Chapters have formed all over the world, many as MeetUp Groups, others are more formally organized. In Edmonton the Founding Lead/Champion is Dr. Krista Uggerslev and Director, Ozlem Ficicilar. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors of WIBD-Edmonton, please send an email to damaedmonton at gmail dot com.
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