By Omobayo Azeez
Experts in data analytics and machine learning have commenced an executive training in Nigeria, targeting big businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to learning the problem-solving value of data.
The training, tagged Academy of Real and Meta Analytics (ARMA), is a brainchild of the collaborative efforts between Netcore and WSI-Axon as partners.
According to the organisers, the training focused on machine learning, the science of getting computers to learn and act like humans do, and improve their learning over time in autonomous fashion, by feeding them data and information in the form of observations and real-world interactions.
The training, scheduled to take place at the Chateaux De Atlantique, Victoria Island, Lagos is targeted at business executives who wish to develop and implement effective business strategies geared towards overall success through data interpretation and manipulation.
Programme Coordinator at ARMA, Rajesh Jakhotia, said, “We are bringing this rare opportunity to Nigeria so those business executives who find it hard to build a product recommendation system that motivates their customers to purchase like Amazon.
It is also for those who find it difficult to detect spam, identify and filter abuse, or find it difficult doing customer segmentation and predicting churn and lifetime value of customers, or those who still do manual data entry instead of automating the process can make their marks in their various endeavours.”
He continued that the program has an array of sessions that include Machine Learning Context Setting & R Programming, Statistical Learning, Classification Tree Technique & Model Performance Measure, Linear Regression Overview, Logistic Regression Technique with Detailed Model Performance Measures and Artificial Neural Networks.
“At the end of the programme, participants would have been able to gain an in-depth knowledge of machine learning that will advance their career in a fast-growing industry, generate insights from data and build predictive models, predict customer needs, customer defaults, frauds, machine breakdown, and much more,” Rajesh Jakhotia said.
ARMA was established due to the ever-increasing demand for the need to understand and maximize data interpretation and manipulation towards the implementation of effective business strategies geared towards overall success.
According to the organisers, ARMA was developed to bridge the gap between the right knowledge of analytics and the right people, to this effect; a robust training experience was designed to demystify the dynamics of analytics thereby empowering professionals with cutting edge training.