Talking Data Speaker Series

Managing with data at Rome2rio and Bing

Michael Cameron, Co-founder & Chairman, Rome2rio

Modern consumer web businesses have access to vast repositories of user data, and data science provides insights from this data to help drive business decisions. In this talk, I guide the audience through real world examples from Microsoft's Bing web search business, and Rome2rio, a travel start-up based in Melbourne. I show how big data and data science can be used for A/B testing, analyzing user trends and providing customer insights. I also illustrate how to involve your team in data driven decisions, and how data doesn't always provide the answers.

Event details

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
Time: 6.15pm arrival for 6.30-7.45pm presentation, followed by
networking refreshments and canapes
Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, University of Melbourne
Law Building, Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Register here - register early to avoid disappointment

Further information about Michael

Dr Michael Cameron is Co-founder and Chairman of Rome2rio, a travel technology start-up based in Melbourne. The website receives over 13 million unique monthly visitors. He co-founded the business in 2010 and built a team of 70 employees and contractors with a focus on software engineering and data science. Michael is a search engine expert. For his PhD he worked on genomic search algorithms, before moving to Seattle to work for three years as a senior engineer on Microsoft's Bing search engine.