Professional Perspectives: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Analytics

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  • Date and time: Tuesday 16 February 2021, 11am to 12pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Booking: Booking required

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Discover the world of automating data analysis with the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies through the eyes of Matthew Mikola, Actuary at Aviva Quantum and Ali Shah, Data Visualization Engineer at Sparta Global.


Ali Shah is the sole contributing Data Visualization Engineer consulting for Mars Petcare's central data team. His work has an impact global impact on both medical research and sales analysis. A self-taught Data Wrangler, Analyst, Designer, and Communicator, which all culminate in his passion for visualization. His work features a predominant use of Javascript front-end and python back-end to make custom visuals for his client. His tag line? 'Perception over Cognition'."


Graduating with a BSc in Mathematics from Durham University, Matthew Mikola was accepted onto Aviva's graduate scheme and studied to become an actuary, working on their Life Insurance and Savings business in classical actuarial roles such as price, reporting, experience analysis and capital management. Matthew qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2017 and has been working in the Analytics Team in Aviva for the last year, developing skills as a data scientist.

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