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Learn business-side of Data Science and How a Data Science start-up can achieve success

Dean Bittner

CTO and co-founder, RUNWITHIT Synthetics

Time: November 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom

Co-founders Myrna Bittner and Dean Bittner started RUNWITHIT Synthetics in 2014 as their 3rd technology venture together. Both Myrna, CEO, and Dean, CTO, have successfully founded and grown technology companies since 1989 from industrial systems to commercial software titles to A.I. research and development. Dean’s experience includes every technology role from Research Engineer to Product Manager and Executive in oil and gas, banking, medical, addressable advertising, and government systems. Dean is this year’s recipient of the ASTech Award for technical excellence in AI and ML in the city of Edmonton, Alberta.

Presentation summary:
Dean Bittner is the CTO and co-founder of RUNWITHIT Synthetics, a data science company that enables global leaders to design, optimize and compel better, more sustainable, equitable and resilient futures for all. RWI is leading the world in the generation of synthetic, scenario-based data to support decision de-risking, allowing leaders to make decisions with data from unprecedented conditions in the natural and built environment, to characterize and measure human impact before it happens, and to share the future of options accessibly using RWI’s 3D geospatial live visualization holodeck. In this presentation, Dean will provide a demonstration of some of RWI’s products and applications, and discuss his perspective of the business side of data science and how a DS start-up can achieve success in a fairly saturated market filled with tech giants.


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