Metis Announces 2018 Demystifying Data Science™ Conference to Help Aspiring Data Scientists and Data-Curious Business Leaders Skill Up for Today’s Hottest STEM Field

Free Live Online Conference

Featuring Industry-Leading Speakers Set for July 24-25


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading data science training provider Metis has announced its second annual Demystifying Data Science event, a free live online conference for aspiring data scientists and data-curious business leaders. The conference will consist of 28 interactive data science talks from industry-leading speakers over two intensive days. It will be held July 24-25, 2018 from 10AM-5PM ET.

Last year’s inaugural Demystifying Data Science conference attracted thousands of attendees from more than 100 countries worldwide.

Participants who register for the event before June 29 have the chance to win a free spot in Metis’ “Live Online Beginner Python & Math for Data Science” course. Registrants also receive post-conference access to presentations.

Demystifying Data Science is designed to be equal parts informative and interactive, with top data science talent holding consecutive 18-minute live presentations, each followed by Q&A. All sessions will include real-time chat, with opportunities to ask questions, answer polls, and share socially. The full list of speakers and the conference schedule are available here, with a lineup of industry-leading speakers that includes:

  • Beth Comstock - Change Maker & Author, Former Vice Chair of GE (keynote speaker for Day 2)
  • Lillian Pierson - CEO, Data-Mania LLC and author of Data Science for Dummies (keynote speaker for Day 1)
  • Kirk Borne - Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mico Yuk - CEO of BI Brainz and author of Data Visualization for Dummies
  • Jake VanderPlas - Director of Open Software at the University of Washington’s eScience Institute
  • Bob Hayes - President of Business Over Broadway
  • Kamelia Aryafar - Director, Head of Data Science at Overstock

Day 1 of the conference (July 24) will help aspiring data scientists understand the training, tools, and career paths to the best job in the United States (according to Glassdoor). This day is designed for data analysts, software developers, engineers, technical product managers, statisticians, physicists, STEM Bachelor’s/Graduate degree holders, and PhDs who are interested in learning more about data science.

Day 2 of the conference (July 25) will help business leaders, managers, and practitioners learn how data science applies to their business, what needs to be done to integrate data science into an organization, and how to achieve this integration. This day is designed for L&D leadership and C-suite, VP and director level cross-functional leaders in roles dealing with data, including marketing, product, finance, analytics, and technology.

“As businesses and other organizations begin to seriously invest in their data capabilities, the demand for data science training and information is skyrocketing,” said Jason Moss, co-founder and president of Metis. “We’re excited to welcome some of the most influential speakers in the field to share their expertise with aspiring data scientists and data-curious business leaders around the world.”

Hosted on Day 1 by Metis’ Chief Data Scientist, Debbie Berebichez, and on Day 2 by Metis’ Executive Director of Data Science Corporate Training, Michael Galvin, the conference is part of Metis’ larger Demystifying Data Science campaign, comprised of in-person and livestreamed events, online communities, a blog series, and resources that make it possible for aspiring data scientists to start building expertise in the field.

To speak with a Metis spokesperson about Demystifying Data Science, please contact Michael Tague at 212-974-2785 or For more information on all of Metis’s programs and offerings, visit

About Metis

Metis is a leading provider of data science skills training for individuals and businesses. It delivers training programs designed by world-class industry practitioners and runs the industry’s only accredited intensive data science bootcamp. Metis, a d/b/a of Kaplan, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). Kaplan, Inc. is a leading global provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses.



Michael Tague, 212-974-2785


Source: Metis

Back to news