Baghdad Gherras
Data Product Manager and Practice Head - Data Science , Dubai

Speaker Profile

Baghdad GHERRAS is a Data Product Manager and Practice Head - Data Science and Machine Learning for a French Consulting Company based in Dubai. He built the first Data Science Consulting team in UAE and worked with private companies as well as government institutions.

He is currently serving as Engagement Manager for Road and Transport Authority in Dubai where he is building Data Science Capabilities. His recent accomplishments include the creation of an Artificial Intelligence Excellence Center and the design of Data Products for Dubai Smart City. He is passionate about the intersection of Machine Learning, Design Thinking and UX Design.

Baghdad is also an Adjunct Professor in Smart Cities at IE University in the MSc Global Business Analytics and Big Data. He is a Google Developer Expert in Product Design, member of the Singularity University Dubai Chapter and Organizer of the UAE Data Science Meet-up Group.

He studied Applied Economy at the Business & Management School of Lyon (France), Strategy at the IMBA Lingnan-MIT Sloan (Guangzhou, China), Financial Engineering at the University of Lyon (France) and Data Science via Coursera and the Ecole Polytechnique Summer School.

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