Overview:AR Ventures is focused in 3 main areas: Consulting, R&D and Data Science/Analytics/Big Data:
1) Consulting (Business Transformation & Project Delivery)
• Strategic Transformation Program Lead for a subsidiary of a large Telco (~$400m Revenue).
• $50mil retail store transition from franchisee to company-owned. 150 stores, 1000+ staff delivered in 10 months.
• $4-7 billion p.a. payments system: development of the strategic roadmap and delivery of the project for a large NSW Government agency.
2) Data Science, Analytics & Big Data
• Delivery of Big Data and Personalisation projects for a large Telco.
• Network traffic analysis for a large Telco.
• Developed the material and delivered General Assembly’s first Data Science course in Sydney.
Specific areas of expertise and interest include: Natural Language Processing, Time Series forecasting, predicting and improving performance (churn reduction, sales, benchmarking and efficiency), Graph/Network Analysis, Image Recognition, Personalisation.
Tools: Python, R, Amazon Web Services, Spark, Docker, Hadoop and many other open source solutions
• Deep Learning (using GPUs)
• Financial time-series forecasting algorithms (equities, commodities, forex)
• Natural Language Processing (Semantics & Pragmatics)