How to grow your skill to get in to AI/Machine Learning/Data Science teams

by Senthil Kumaran | at MinneBar 14 | 11:15 – 12:00 in Proverb-Edison | View Schedule

This January 2019 report from Indeed, one of the top job sites, showed a 29% increase in demand for data scientist’s year over year and a 344% increase since 2013 -- a dramatic upswing. The rise of AI and Machine Learning may also be a factor in the dramatic increase in demand for Data Scientists. Let us first understand the difference between AI, Machine Learning and Data Science. What companies in town are working on these new innovations? and what are they looking for?. What are the different job titles in a Data Science team? What skills are needed in each of these job titles?. You know how to program and work with SQL but how do you break into this team? What are available courses that you can take in online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity, Udemy Lynda Edureka, ClassCentral Edx, Emeritus, etc? How about other university programs in town?

Come into the session and let us explore this together.


Senthil Kumaran

Senthil Kumaran is currently serving as CIO for Virtuwell, a HealthPartners company. He is a pragmatic leader, architect, designer and developer in Web and Mobile technology in developing Internet, e-commerce, and multi-tier client-server applications including healthcare, highly secure financial applications, manufacturing, retail, and consumer websites. He is part of HealthPartners AI and Machine Learning and Enterprise architecture group and a key contributor to the HIPPA/HITEC security and a conference presenter on Predictive Data Analytics, Rules, and Web/Mobile initiatives. He is currently working as an Adjunct faculty in Concordia University St Paul in Information Technology Management and Data and Analytics Management Master’s program. He is passionate about investing in both stocks and real estate and spends a lot of time analyzing cricket matches around the world. He received his MBA from St Thomas University, Minneapolis and Masters in Electronics Engineering from Bharathiar University, India.