2 Day Fast Track

Get an overview of Data Science

2 Day Executive Fast Track

This course covers core concepts, models, and case studies for Data Science.

Executives will quickly gain a high-level understanding of an otherwise deeply technical field, and the course will help you to separate AI-reality from AI-hype. Above all, the course will help you identify opportunities that can make a real difference to your bottom line.

The course is limited to 10 participants per session to foster discussion within the group.

Foundational concepts:

      • Exploratory data analysis, visualization, graphing

      • Bias, variance, and the bias-variance tradeoff

      • Model evaluation and comparison

      • Core machine learning methods

      • Text analysis and topic modeling

      • Neural Networks & Reinforcement learning

Strategic planning:

      • Data-driven business models

      • Big Data and Cloud Computing

      • Data capture and data augmentation

      • Cost/benefit tradeoffs

      • Digital Transformation of culture and the organization

      • Strategic Human Capital


The DSFM Fast Track is held in an executive conference room on the campus at EPFL (the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) - part of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

The Fast Track is limited to 10 participants to ensure high-quality discussion and information sharing within the group.

On the evening of the first day, we will also break for an Apéro where you can network with others who are facing similar problems as yourself.

Course Outline


No prior training in Data Science is required for the 2-day Executive Fast Track - we start from basic concepts. The Fast Track is designed for the busy executive who only has time to register and then show up for class!

To get the most out of your course, however, you will...

      • be familiar with linear algebra (although we cover very little math)

      • be familiar with statistics (although we will review all of the basics)

      • be conversant in English (the course will be given in English)

      • bring a laptop (Mac, Windows, Linux, or Chromebook)

Enroll Today!

2 Day Fast Track

March 17 - 18, 2022


Fee: 3'200 CHF

Limited to 10 participants per session

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