Embarking on a Data Analytics Journey in the Modern World

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Andrei Gavrilov is a 2021 Dean's Honor List Graduate and APSC Rising Star from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, specializing in Computer and Mining Engineering and minoring in Commerce. Currently, he works as a Data Analyst in the Advanced Analytics Team at Suncor Energy. He also remains an active IEEE member in the IEEE Computer Society, Young Professionals Society and serves as Vice Regional Student Representative for the IEEE Canada Student Activities Committee. Gavrilov received the IEEE Southern Alberta Undergraduate Leadership Award in 2017 and Second Place in the IEEE Lance Stafford Larson Student Award for his paper on Convolutional Neural Networks in 2019. He holds three publications in the fields of machine learning, biometric facial recognition and parametric building design. His interests include solving logic puzzles, public speaking and tennis coaching.

Data is Information and Information is Power. Data Analytics is the science of analyzing raw data to help organizations make data-informed decisions and optimize their performance. It is used among researchers and international businesses to generate value and create actionable insights from data. However, it is easy to get lost in buzzwords such as big data and prescriptive analytics, or even find what value these can bring to us. In "Embarking on a Data Analytics Journey in the Modern World", Data Analyst Andrei Gavrilov will take us through the importance that Data Analytics brings to any organization and share the steps of what it takes to become a Data Analyst as a rewarding career path.

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