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Winners announced - 2018 Melbourne Business Analytics Datathon

Winners announced - 2018 Melbourne Business Analytics Datathon

19-07-2018

250 competitors in 50 teams participated in the 2nd annual ‘Business Analytics Datathon’ with $25,000 prize money at Melbourne Business School. Winners announcement and event photos.

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Photos from the 2018 Melbourne Business Analytics Conference

Photos from the 2018 Melbourne Business Analytics Conference

19-07-2018

The Centre for Business Analytics welcomed a great lineup of the best local and international experts, including 3 renowned US academics, to share their insights on the transformation of decision making through advanced analytics, data science, big data, machine learning, AI and leadership in data and analytics with an audience of 750+ board members, senior executives, and industry professionals.

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Why we need to look inside the black box of AI

Why we need to look inside the black box of AI

16-07-2018

CMOSpeaking to CMO ahead of his appearance at the Melbourne Business Analytics Conference on 19 July, Dr Stephen Eglash discusses how the decision making of artificial intelligence engines is just one of a number of logistic and ethical reasons we need to be investigating systems more closely.

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Australian firms complacent about using data: report

Australian firms complacent about using data: report

15-07-2018

AFRThe inaugural "Analytics Impact Index" launched by Melbourne Business School and AT Kearney found Australian firms scored lower in the major areas measured, including their approach to using data in the business, their tolerance of risk-taking when it came to experimenting with data and their recruitment and training of data specialists.

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Stanford expert predicts AI of the future will be more of a help than a harm

Stanford expert predicts AI of the future will be more of a help than a harm

27-06-2018

MBS - Big data and artificial intelligence isn’t going to take our jobs or destroy the world, like some James Cameron fans would have you believe. Instead, it's going to make our jobs easier and much more comfortable – but it will need to be policed, says Steve Eglash, Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives in Computer Science at Stanford University.

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Talking Data: Going customer-centric with Amazon architect Adrian De Luca

Talking Data: Going customer-centric with Amazon architect Adrian De Luca

1-06-2018

The vision at Amazon is to ‘be the Earth’s most customer-centric business’. It’s a big aspiration, but not impossible, says Adrian De Luca – Head of Solution Architecture for Partners & Ecosystems in Asia–Pacific at Amazon Web Services.

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Register now for this year's Analytics Datathon, with $25,000 in prize money

Register now for this year's Analytics Datathon, with $25,000 in prize money

30-05-2018

Dozens of teams will compete to solve an industry problem by analysing complex data under pressure ahead of the Melbourne Business Analytics Conference in July.

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Talking Data: The eBay turnaround with former VP Hugh Williams

Talking Data: The eBay turnaround with former VP Hugh Williams

15-12-2017

Hugh Williams is a distinguished fellow, not just because that’s his role at Melbourne Business School’s Centre for Business Analytics but because he also helped build Microsoft’s Bing search engine, lead Google Maps’ engineering and product teams, and turn eBay around.

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Lessons from Silicon Valley: Success is in the data

Lessons from Silicon Valley: Success is in the data

1-12-2017

Dr Hugh Williams, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Business Analytics, talks about lessons learned during the last decade working in Silicon Valley for companies such as eBay, Tinder, Pivotel, Google Maps and Microsoft.

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MBS Master of Business Analytics ranked no 5 in the world in inaugural QS rankings

MBS Master of Business Analytics ranked no 5 in the world in inaugural QS rankings

28-11-2017

MBS - In the first-ever QS World University Rankings of Masters in Business Analytics, Melbourne Business School’s program has ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 1 in Asia, Australia and New Zealand – ahead of any other Australian school.

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