Speakers

Edgar Rootalu
Data Science Associate
The Future Society

Edgar is a data science associate to the Future Society, leading the engineering for the AI against Modern Slavery (AIMS) project. He’s passionate about turning complex and disorganised data into meaningful information to aid decision-makers. With an agile and hands-on approach Edgar is proficient in Python, R, SQL, and cloud technologies while specialising in natural language (machine learning), product and user data. Over the past 5 years Edgar helped venture-backed startups as well as multi-brand enterprises to shift into a more data-driven culture. This has been achieved by ensuring good data and providing on-site trainings to teams on how they can make better use of AI and machine learning. Edgar also founded a mission-driven data consultancy bravetech.io to further promote the wise use of large datasets in the society. Coming from a broad background he holds a joint Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a major in economics, issued by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. Edgar is from Estonia and has lived on 3 continents in 9 countries and is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.

Sessions
AI for Good Hackathon: End Modern Slavery!
In 2018, the Global Slavery Index found that there were 40.3 M people in modern slavery, of whom 25M were in forced labor producing computers,...See more
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