LIVE TRAINING: July 13th

10 AM EST

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  • 4 hour immersive session

  • Hands-on training with Q&A

  • Recording available on-demand

  • Certification of Completion

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Meet Your Instructor

Marta Markiewicz

Currently Senior (Big) Data Scientist at InPost and Lecturer at Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, previously Head of Data Science at Objectivity, with background in Mathematical Statistics. For almost 10 years, she has been discovering the potential of data in various business domains, from medical data, through retail, HR, finance, aviation, real estate, logistics, … She deeply believes in the power of data in every area of life. Articles’ writer, conference speaker and privately – passionate dancer and hand-made jewellery creator.

Course Overview

Despite being not the youngest branch of data analysis, time series forecasting still poses a great challenge to both researchers and practitioners. As Niels Bohr said years ago “Prediction is very difficult, especially when it’s about the future”.
Fortunately, plurality of approaches have been proposed to address this commonly appearing challenge. This course introduces the users to the most prominent and widely used solutions, explaining their advantages and disadvantages together with tips and recommendations on the suited-for-purpose model usage.
To facilitate rapid transition of time series theory into actual business applications that students may encounter and profit from in real life, the course is equipped with hands-on code run-throughs provided in python. At the end of the course, prediction will for sure be less difficult.

Why Enroll?

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the essential theory of both basic and advanced time series models

  • Build production-ready time series forecasts with python libraries

  • Interpret the output of time series models to transform them into business insights

  • Build pipelines and GridSearch over NLP hyperparameters

Course Outline

Module 1: Time Series Introduction

  • Course agenda
  • Time series definition
  • Real life examples
  • Example in python

Module 2: Exponential smoothing

  • Single exponential smoothing
  • Holt’s linear trend model
  • Holt-Winters exponential smoothing
  • Example in python

Module 3: (S)AR(I)MA(X)

  • AR
  • MA
  • ARIMA
  • SARIMA
  • SARIMAX
  • Example in python

Module 4: (Linear) regression

  • Linear regression
  • SVR
  • Trees: Random Forests and XGBoost
  • Example in python

Module 5: Neural Networks

  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • LSTM
  • TCN
  • Example in python

Module 6: Prophet

  • Prophet
  • Example in python

Module 7: Performance evaluation techniques

  • Time series split vs cross validation
  • Example in python

Module 8: Tricks that improve model performance

  • Outliers types and removal
  • Fourier series
  • Hierarchical reconciliation
  • Time reconciliation

Module 9: Course wrap-up

  • Summary of covered methods and libraries

Real-world use-cases

  • Time series forecasting is used by various companies to predict the revenu – either globally or for certain branches / regions. Accurate revenue forecasting supports tough decision making and makes the planning easier.

  • Based on historical sales and additional phenomena like promotions or the current market  situation, it’s possible to accurately predict short or long-term sales, estimate impact of promotion and check what-ifs scenarios.

  • Time series supports HR with the ability to forecast and as a bonus – to better understand staff turnover. It helps the company to prepare for, or even prevent, employees leaving. As a consequence, the cost associated with the necessity of recruiting new staff as well as onboarding is decreasing.

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JULY 13TH, 2021

TIME: 10 AM EST, 7 AM PST

4 HOURS

INTERMEDIATE

Prerequisites

Some experience with machine learning would make this workshop easier to follow, but is by no means necessary.

All code demos during the training will be in Python, so experience with it or another similar programming language would be helpful.

Who should attend?

Software developers, data scientists, analysts, statisticians and other data-related professionals are the core target audience for this training. This training is for anyone who would like to create best possible forecasts for real life time series, regardless of business domain.

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