Author Archives: adamvotava

Wanted: Machine learning expert for manufacturing projects

This year we started to work on advanced analytical projects in manufacturing. The boom of IoT sensors, never-ending pressure to increase yields and output quality, decreasing marginal effect of lean and Six Sigma activities and the big trend of analytics caused that we quickly ran out of our existing capacities. The projects are intriguing, data are large, we are fun to work with and the demand is enormous. Honestly, I don’t see any reason why not to join us!

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Talk write-up: transactional data analysis

I’m a data scientist not a public speaker so when the Keboola guys asked me to do a talk with them in London I was excited. The topic we chose was transactional data analysis mainly for two reasons – first, they can be used to solve so many business issues and secondly, they are everywhere.

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Machine fine-tuning, our first project in manufacturing

For the last few years everyone talks about the importance of advanced analytics for manufacturing as a next step after lean and Six Sigma programs and what great potential it can unleash. So when we were in front of our first project we were naturally very excited and curious what can be done. The outcome of the project exceeded our expectations both in terms of data modelling and more importantly business results for our client.

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Looking for new colleagues

It’s been almost 3 years since I started aLook. First as one-man-show, later joined by friends and family. During this time we worked on more than 60 projects with many partners for clients all over the world. It seems we mostly did a good job if I can say that from the returning customers and partners recommending us to their clients. And now we’re hiring!

Trying to motivate the team to work during our first hackathon. 1994 Sid Meier’s Colonization on a phone shared via Apple TV is hard to beat…

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We are looking for new colleagues! Behavioral data scientist & Client delivery analyst to extend our team

For our client, an international start-up company (South Africa, Great Britain, Switzerland…), we are currently looking for (1) behavioral data scientist and (2) client delivery analyst.

Table mountain, Cape Town (SA)

The client you would be working for is a company who provides big corporations with employee behavioral analytics. Our team is responsible for building and maintaining their analytical platform as well as for supporting the internal team of behavioral scientist in developing measurements.

The positions we are offering are demanding but do come with their unique advantages. Firstly, we don’t mind when or where you work as long as you deliver what you are supposed to. Secondly, you will have a huge opportunity to grow in data science and related fields, supported by our experienced team. And thirdly, you will be in direct contact with international start-up environment.  Continue reading

Monte Carlo Method in R (with worked examples)

Monte Carlo method is a handy tool for transforming problems of probabilistic nature into deterministic computations using the law of large numbers. Imagine that you want to asses the future value of your investments and see what is the worst-case scenario for a given level of probability. Or that you want to plan the production of your factory given past daily performance of individual workers to ensure that you will meet a tough delivery plan with high enough probability. For such and many more real-life tasks you can use the Monte Carlo method.

Monte Carlo approximation of Pi

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