Soothsayer Analytics & the International School of Engineering (INSOFE) are offering a unique program designed exclusively for business leaders seeking a foundation for Data Science success.


Learn how A.I. & Deep Learning can dramatically enhance your company’s services, products, and processes to gain a competitive edge.

This seminar will teach you a suite of frameworks, tools, and strategies to ask the right questions, establish proper processes, and build high-functioning teams to successfully leverage A.I. & Deep Learning within your organization.

What is Data Science, and Why is it Important?

Any Data Science effort involves 3 broad steps:
  1. Systematically collecting relevant data from a variety of internal and external sources. This includes structured data in databases and unstructured data in the form of documents, audio, logs, emails, and social media.
  2. Analyzing the data to unearth actionable patterns and results that will deliver business-relevant forecasts, insights, and recommendations.
  3. Visualizing and articulating the results in such a way that business users can effectively consume the insights in real-time or as needed.

Historically, most decisions made by an organization were the result of domain knowledge and intuitive understanding by senior executives. Modern businesses are much more complex and exhibit levels of uncertainly previously unseen. As such, adopting a data-driven process is critical to the success of a modern business, as it allows stakeholders to make scientifically-supported decisions rather than relying solely on domain expertise or intuition.

Having the ability to process and analyze massive amounts of data to support or contradict intuition, or to unearth new insights, is invaluable. Leveraging sophisticated algorithms and advanced Data Science is becoming a key differentiator for many organizations. For example, Data Science can be used to identify characteristics of customers that generate maximum revenue; when assets will fail; and which investments result in the most ROI. These are business-critical problems, and learning from data is more reliable and accurate than traditional heuristic-based or statistical approaches.


The goal of this seminar is to demystify the subject and provide strategic insight, so no technical background is required. This one-day program is designed exclusively for executives and business leaders and will provide a foundation for Data Science success.


Attending this seminar will provide you the ability to methodically answer questions such as:

  • How will my organization benefit from A.I. & Deep Learning?
  • What new products, solutions, services, and processes can we create to revolutionize our business and performance?
  • How do I democratize these new technologies?
  • How do I build an internal center of excellence and/or properly vet and interact with external partners?
  • How do I minimize organizational friction and maximize utility while instituting these disruptive innovations?

You will be exposed to several use cases where organizations successfully implemented A.I. & Deep Learning solutions by combining technical expertise, design thinking, sound strategy, and agile methodologies. You will then harness what you learn to create an initial Data Science blueprint/roadmap for your organization.

Key Benefits of the Seminar

  • Learn what A.I. & Deep Learning can and cannot do for your organization.
  • Learn how to prepare your organization to effectively embrace A.I. & Deep Learning and drastically reduce the learning curve.
  • Learn how to apply design thinking, sound strategy, and agile methodologies to develop demonstrably valuable A.I. & Deep Learning solutions.
  • Network with peers from diverse industries and functions to formulate fresh ideas.

You will be exposed to several use cases where organizations successfully implemented A.I. & Deep Learning solutions by combining technical expertise, design thinking, sound strategy, and agile methodologies. You will then harness what you learn to create an initial Data Science blueprint/roadmap for your organization.

Who Should Attend

Senior executives with a P&L that want to harness A.I. & Deep Learning to gain a competitive advantage, predict the future, and revolutionize business processes. This is a domain-agnostic seminar that is ideal for leaders of any size company looking to disrupt the status quo.


This seminar is a one-day program, structured into three sessions that will cumulatively provide you with a holistic, innovative, and actionable learning experience.

  • Deep Thinking: You will analyze A.I. & Deep Learning as a new and improved method for problem solving.
  • Deep Learning for Decision Makers: You will learn practical applications of A.I. & Deep Learning for things such as better understanding your customers, optimizing your supply chain, maximizing your workforce, and ascertaining hidden connections and insights within your organization. Break through the hype and learn how A.I. & Deep Learning can be of value to you!
  • Deep Strategy: You will learn a suite of frameworks and garner valuable insights to effectively design a step-by-step blueprint that enables your organization to effectively embrace A.I. & Deep Learning. You will also learn to minimize risks and maximize value.
  • Question & Answer

Mentor and Professor

Dr. Dakshinamurthy V Kolluru,PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Dr. Kolluru holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon, started his career as a Rocket Scientist, and founded the #2 Data Science certificate program (INSOFE) in the world. In addition to being a globally recognized Data Science academician, he has over 2 decades of experience in research, training and consulting for companies like Abercrombie, Dun & Bradstreet, Ford, Deloitte, HP, Philips, Honeywell, D E Shaw & Co., Broadridge Financials, Microsoft, Vistakon (a Johnson and Johnson company) & many more.

Our world-renowned faculty has built hundreds of A.I. & Deep Learning solutions and Data Science Centers for several of the world’s largest companies and leading startups. Such experience has greatly influenced this seminar and enabled us to condense years of learning into a manageable time commitment that will not distract from your ongoing initiatives.

Program Logistics


Standard Registration Cost: $899

Early Bird discount, if paid before January 28, 2018: $849

Schedule in Michigan

January 31, 2018 (8am to 4pm), at Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Ctr, Southfield, MI 48075

Schedule in Columbus, OH

February 15, 2018 (8am to 4pm), at Hotel LeVeque, 50 W Broad Street, Columbus, OH, 43215


  • “INSOFE’s program on deep learning was excellent and insightful. It was very useful for me and my team. I liked the faculty’s passion & knowledge. I highly recommend it.”

    Co-Founder, One of the World’s Largest e-Commerce Companies

  • “I thought Dr. Murthy’s course was interesting and informative, as well as, well organized…In terms of teaching, I appreciated learning about statistics-based analytical methods and when to apply them, as well as, receiving a refresher course on data mining and machine learning techniques.”

    Tahia Infantes Morris

  • We initially engaged with Soothsayer Analytics on a week-long training session focused on a wide array of Data Science topics. The training was amazing and extremely well received across the board. This speaks to Soothsayer’s ability to tackle complex topics and break them down in a way that people at every level can understand and appreciate. Many participants reported that it was the best training that they had ever attended. Multiple use cases, tactical improvements, and the ability to leverage state-of-the-art Analytic techniques have come out of the training. From day one, Soothsayer’s intellectual ability was obvious, but we have been most impressed with their uncanny ability to provide context to problems. Our client engagement has been a very positive experience in which Soothsayer has met and/or exceeded our expectations. We have subsequently started working with them on a few Data Science projects, and this has also been a positive experience. I would recommend them to any company looking for a strong intellectual Data Science partner.

    Head of Analytics from Leading Retail store

  • Chris is a great convener. He has the rare capacity to bring together people from disparate backgrounds and to help them find the common ground that allows magic to happen. I have benefitted greatly from his ability to stay on a difficult problem and to drive teams of experts to the problem and opportunity formulation that allows for great collaboration. He and his team are patient, extremely responsive, and impressively eclectic in their skills and their thirst for data science. It is my great good fortune to work with Chris and the fine folks at Soothsayer Analytics.

    Chief Data Scientist @ Dun & Bradstreet