Paul Hayes is immersed in the tech sphere, an industry expert who values the importance of data science and few can argue that he is one of the foremost connectors in the business. He deals with startups and leading entrepreneurs, innovators, coders, investors and data analysts on a daily basis. His confident nonchalance, wit and bombastic humour make him a perfect fit to compere this year’s DatSci Awards. Paul understands and appreciates the importance of data science and will bring an added sense of colour to the event this year.
“I am delighted to see the DatSci Awards go from strength to strength and it is a credit to the people involved that this event has doubled in size in only its second year. Ireland has the potential to become a European Hub for Data Science and I believe events like this are very important in so far as they recognise those who are striving to take advantage of the huge opportunities Data Science creates for us.”
Barry Smyth – Keynote Speaker
Barry Smyth is a researcher, teacher, and entrepreneur.
He holds the DIGITALChair of Computer Science in University College Dublin where he is a Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
Barry has published more than 400 scientific articles on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Recommender Systems. But his work does not stop at the research lab.
Barry is also an Entrepreneur. He has founded a number of startup companies based on his research, including ChangingWorlds and HeyStaks, and has served as an Advisor or Board member to a range of Irish companies including the Irish Times, SoundWave, SkillPages, CleverBug, Rubicoin, and Aylien.