Outside Insight: The Meltwater Data Science Platform

Speakers: Giorgio Orsi, Senior Research Scientist at Meltwater

Date: 19 June 2017

Time: 14:00 – 14:30

Contact Efi Tsamoura to register.


Data Science is all about gathering insights from vast amounts of data. Until recently, insight building was restricted to data available within the boundaries of the organisation. Today, we know that this is not enough to remain competitive in a fast-changing, global market. Modern companies must be able to stay on top of billions of online conversations, extract relevant insights (e.g., competitors, brand perception, market trends), and use them to drive strategic decisions. This talk will walk you through the Data Science platform powering Meltwater’s Media Intelligence and Outside Insights products, from its infrastructure for data collection and

This talk will walk you through the Data Science platform powering Meltwater’s Media Intelligence and Outside Insights products, from its infrastructure for data collection and enrichment, to advanced Data Science applications and how this is making Meltwater an “AI-first” company.

 

Giorgio Orsi is a Senior Research Scientist at Meltwater and an Honorary Researcher at the School of Computer Science of the University of Birmingham. His research deals with the algorithmic aspects of large-scale data processing and with the logical foundations of information integration and knowledge representation. Giorgio is a co-investigator of the EPSRC Programme Grant VADA (Value Added Data Systems) and a co-founder of Wrapidity, an Oxford University startup, that was recently acquired by Meltwater to boost collection of outside data using AI.

 

About Meltwater

Meltwater is a global leader in media & competitive intelligence. With over 60 offices and 1500 employees across six continents, Meltwater helps more than 26,000 companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside. Meltwater is also dedicated to fostering the greater tech and start-up community, through its Shack15 data science hub in London, and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a Pan-African non-profit training program, seed fund & incubator for aspiring African entrepreneurs.