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DSC Podcast Series: Ready. Set. Cortex – How a SAS Analytics Simulation Game Fuels Learning

  • Sean Welch 

In a recent study, The impact of increased digitization on the data science field, the results show that data science professionals spend most of their time gathering, exploring, managing, and cleaning data. While individual data science contributors, as well as managers, recognize the importance of working with clean data, the fun part comes with building models to provide strategic business recommendations.

Cortex, an analytics simulation game by SAS and in partnership with HEC Montreal, allows data scientists to skip to the fun part and spend more time building models while adding a competitive element to it. Cortex has become a worldwide phenomenon, with competitions as far afield as the U.S., Thailand, Malaysia, Finland and Australia.

In today’s Data Science Central podcast, you will hear from George Brown College participants who will share their thoughts and experience from their latest Cortex game.

Dr. Jean-François, Professor – HEC Montréal
Varuni Ratnasiri, Student – George Brown College
Mitra Farokhnia, Student – George Brown College

Hosted by:
Sean Welch, Host and Producer – DSC