The Shift from Descriptive to Predictive Analysis

August 16, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Orange Grove Bistro at CSUN
Orange Grove Bistro on Matador Road, Enter on Zelzah, just north of Nordhoff. Before parking, go to Information booth on Lindley and get a "GUEST" parking pass.
Northridge, CA

Professional Development Meeting

The Shift from Descriptive to Predictive Analysis

Presented by, Sina Talebian

It used to be that whoever had the fastest machines, better products & services would make the most profit in the market; then entered Airbnb, Netflix, and Facebook. Dr. Edward Deming (Japan's post-war architecture) used to say "In God we trust, all others bring data" but what data and what do we do with it?

Going back 10-12 yrs ago, Facebook was restructuring their data platform and created DevOps which provides data-access to the entire organization. Everybody then, believed organizations grow just fine by filtering the access to the data, that data is private to only a few across the organization. So, Facebook decided to create a DataLake and empowered every data analyst in their team to uncover hidden stories behind the data and provide meaningful insights as to how the users behave on social media and the rest is history...

During this presentation, we will have a hands-on approach and walk you into the world of data through a couple examples of Descriptive and Predictive analytics and their impact on business improvement.

Are you interested in understanding how data can benefit your business and most importantly supply chains and manufacturing lines? Do you like learning more about Big Data and how this is being used to improve online business? Then join us for a great evening with Sina Talebian.

About the Speaker:

Sina Talebian is a Data Scientist/MIS Engineer who currently works for Niagara Bottling Company. While in his current role, he has used data to create models to predict and create improvements in manufacturing lines.
He's a Six Sigma Black Belt, with a strong experience in process improvement which helps him understand and breakdown problems to the core and create improvements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Engineering Physics- Laser and Optics
Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Branch - Tehran, Iran

Master of Science (MS), Engineering/Industrial Management, 3.9
California State University Northridge

As you are aware, the San Fernando Valley Chapter of APICS is focused on providing education and validation in the field of operations management.  Please take a moment to pass this notice on to colleagues and professionals who will benefit from this enjoying an entertaining evening with like-minded professionals looking to improve their company’s operations.

Please register by Thursday, August 9th to receive the $5 discount. Free self parking is available for all attendees.

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$30.00 Aug PDM (Signed-in Member)
$35.00 after 12:00 am August 10

$30.00 Aug PDM (member-not signed in or member of another chapter)
$35.00 after 12:00 am August 10

$35.00 Aug PDM-Non Member Ticket
$40.00 after 12:00 am August 10

$15.00 Aug PDM-student price