Our next speaker in the Know Thy Speaker series is Vincenzo Tursi
He will be co-conducting a day-long workshop with Kathrin Melcher titled – Deep Dive into Data Science with KNIME Analytics Platform

What got you into Data Science/AI?
My studies focused on economics first and on statistics later, and my working experience as a consultant first and as a research associate at the university helped me to get in the field of data science/AI. Now, at KNIME, I have the opportunity to face data science/AI challenges arising from customer needs.

What is most exciting for you in Data Science/AI?
Data, data science, AI, and analytics allow us to make informed decisions and to stop guessing. I guess this is the most exciting thing related to data science and AI. And, well, data science/AI satisfy my curiosity!

What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by Data Scientist today?
The dynamics of businesses are changing rapidly. Companies need to scale the value of data and analytics to provide tangible business outcomes. The challenge for data scientists is to assist the business analysts to find new insights in data and predict future outcomes.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle for Data Science/AI adoption?
To ensure the quality of the data on which data scientists make predictions.