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 currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Virtuwell, a HealthPartners company. He is recognized as a pragmatic leader, skilled in architecture, design, and development of web and mobile technologies. His expertise extends to diverse domains such as Internet development, e-commerce, and multi-tier client-server applications, including those in healthcare, highly secure financial systems, manufacturing, retail, and consumer websites. Within HealthPartners, he is an integral member of the AI and Machine Learning as well as Enterprise Architecture groups, contributing significantly to the security standards of HIPAA/HITEC.

Senthil has shared his insights at various technology events, including AI World Expo, Open Source North, Applied AI, TechConnect, IOT Fuse, Halicon, DataTech, Google Cloud Fest, MedFuse, Emerging Tech HealthCon, Minnebar, and various user groups. He also serves as a board member for a couple of 501(c)(3) non-profit Asian Indian Associations in Minnesota and holds the position of Adjunct Professor at Concordia University. Beyond his professional endeavors, Senthil is passionate about investment in both stocks and real estate. He also dedicates time to analyze cricket matches from around the world. He holds an MBA from St. Thomas University, Minneapolis, and a Masters in Electronics Engineering from Bharathiar University, India.