Beer & Analytics III

After two fantastic events we are settling in to our semi-annual Beer & Analytics event – what’s better than Beer AND Analytics right?! 

For those who attended last year or in May this year you’ll know what an amazing networking opportunity the event was – please invite your colleagues for a team event. On top of great food and drinks you’ll be learning about best-in-class analytics – including AI that’s actually out of the lab. One major improvement will be the Audio in the room – we are pleased to advise QuietEvents will make all the speakers perfectly audible …. or not if you just want to network and have a drink!


In addition to the conference program we will have a number of vendors present in the hall, including Alteryx demonstrating key topics on a giant screen:

  • Fuzzy matching and data masking
  • Spatial analytics – showcasing the strongest Alteryx spatial capabilities
  • Predictive tools and Automated model generation


Speaker Schedule:

  • 5:00-5:30 –  Registration 
  • 5:30-6:10 – LinkedIn Meetup Networking, Beer and Food
  • 6:10-6:15 – Opening Remarks
  • 6:15-6:45 – DataRobot: Find out why everyone is talking about DataRobot – Brett Olmstead
  • 6:45-7:15 – Passage AI: Conversational AI that’s personable – Ravi Raj, CEO and Co-Founder
  • 7:15-7:45 – Bronson Analytics: Predicting and visualizing how Ottawa’s OC Transpo Light Rail is changing our daily commute forever – Martin McGarry, President & Chief Data Scientist
  • 7:45-8:15 – Tableau: Your Guide to build a data culture – how to build an organization where data is valued and applied to everyday decisions – Howard Morgenstern, Canadian Technical Sales Leader
  • 8:15 – Bronson Analytics Closing Remarks
  • 8:15-9:00 – Conference Booths, LinkedIn Meetup Networking, Beer and Food

A fun and engaging event to learn about AI, modern tools and visualization techniques for best-in-class analytics!

There will be PLENTY of opportunity to sample local craft beers and enjoy the excellent food from Ottawa’s own Thyme & Again. We listened to your feedback, improved the A/V, found interesting speakers, invited more breweries. Drinks and Food are included in your ticket price at least whilst stocks last.


About Our Speakers:

Brett Olmstead – Customer Facing Data Scientist, DataRobot


Raj Ravi – CEO and Co-founder of Passage AI

Ravi Raj is the CEO and Co-founder of Passage AI. In this role, he leads a team of AI and deep learning engineers that have created the industry-leading AI platform.

Prior to co-founding Passage AI, he led product for @WalmartLabs, Walmart’s hub for innovation around social, mobile and retail. Raj came to Walmart through the acquisition of Kosmix, where he served as the VP and GM of Kosmix’s sites, which included, and, then the second largest health site on the Web.

Raj has also played leadership roles at Yahoo, AltaVista and Elance (now Upwork) and hold patents in search, social media, and retail. He has been featured on CNBC, New York Times, Financial Times, WSJ, Bloomberg, Internet Retailer, Venturebeat and TechCrunch. He has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, and a graduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

Martin McGarry – President and Chief Data Scientist, Bronson Analytics

Martin has over 20 years Business Consulting experience using algorithms and statistical techniques to help his clients. His experience includes 6 years working in Europe for a global consulting firm and was involved in a number of Machine Learning projects as far back as 2002. Prior to moving to Ottawa in 2007 he worked solely in the private sector, including in Europe’s Capital Markets, at board level for a Fortune 500 telecoms provider, several multinational utility companies and now in Ottawa’s Federal and Municipal governments.

For the last 8 years in Ottawa he has been delivering predictive analytic projects for a variety of clients. As Partner of Bronson Analytics he is now focused squarely on projects where data has the potential to unlock critical business insights.



About Our Sponsors:

Bronson Analytics

Bronson has been providing consulting services in Ottawa for over 27 years. Since 2011 it has been engaging clients with Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization projects. Bronson is the only Ottawa based certified partner of Alteryx and Tableau.


Alteryx is revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, Alteryx offers an end-to-end analytics platform that empowers data analysts and scientists alike to break data barriers, deliver insights, and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. Organizations all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver actionable insights.


Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 74,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Hundreds of thousands of people have used Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites.