DSFM has an exceptional track record


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Praise for the DSFM program

The DSFM Fast Track was an excellent blend of high-level strategy, technical details, and real-world applications. It helped me to understand Data Science in a much more concrete way. I will certainly direct others to come!

Sivakumar Narayanan
Executive VP of Marketing & Business Development
Uster Technologies

The course is like a Neural Network on steroids. Content is deep and wide, but very well explained, and delivered with passion by Ken and the team.

Roman Schafer
VP Digital Operations
ABB

DSFM provided a very good understanding of what Machine Learning really means. Now I know the steps that I have to take to analyse my data, build a model, tune the model, understand the outcome, and communicate the findings. But most importantly, it took away the fear that Machine Learning is a subject beyond my capabilities as a chemical (non-software) engineer - I gained the confidence that I can do this myself.

Isabelle Crauser
Head of Q-Operation
CSL Behring

Impressive lectures, demos, and exercises from the entire team.

Lorenzo Musto
Software Developer and Arch Team Leader
Inpeco

The DSFM Boot Camp has been the best continuous education course I’ve attended in a very long time. Amidst the current hype on ML and AI, it's good to hear from a neutral and expert source on the possibilities and the pitfalls of the field - not just on the conceptual level, but also down to the implementation. I would strongly recommend DSFM to anybody who is getting into data science. They do a great job at teaching the essentials in an enlightening, fun and interactive way !

Jonathan Friedli
Senior Automotive Development Engineer

DSFM showed a lot of use cases of Data Science in a business-near context. Concepts were brought to you in the easiest possible way so that business people such as myself could take away the most from the course.

Simon Roth
Head of Accounts Payable
SBB

This very intensive course gave me a comprehensive overview of a vast and fast-moving domain. The engaging teaching by Prof. Younge and his team – with lectures and many hands-on exercises – helps you to understand the complicated concepts.

Hessel Brouwer
Head of Financial Control
Dätwyler


This week-long course at EPFL is highly recommend for every manager, coordinator, analyst, engineer, consultant etc. who is - or will soon be - collaborating with experts in ML/AI. DSFM delivers the essence of theory combined with practical coding exercises (down in the weeds of Data Science) on a state of the art campus. By adding cross-industry networking on top, the program was able to create a very sustainable learning momentum. Thank you Prof. Kenneth Younge & Team for providing an outstanding (and intensive) learning experience!

Severin Gygax
Data Driven Business Manager
PostFinance AG


The DSFM Boot Camp has been the best continuous education course I’ve attended in a very long time. Amidst the current hype on ML and AI, it's good to hear from a neutral and expert source on the possibilities and the pitfalls of the field - not just on the conceptual level, but also down to the implementation. I would strongly recommend DSFM to anybody who is getting into data science. They do a great job at teaching the essentials in an enlightening, fun and interactive way !

Jonathan Friedli
Senior Automotive Development Engineer

The course provides an excellent mixture of theoretical background information, practical exercises, demos, and more management-oriented topics - all discussed and presented by highly competent course leaders. It is a great opportunity to put into context pre-existing knowledge, and enrich it with additional insights on recent developments and business applications. I am leaving with a much more solid, broader understanding of the potential of Data Science and the factors required to put it into practice within a corporate environment.

Thomas Kocher
Manager of Projects and R&D - Risk Engineering
SwissRe Corporate Solutions


DSFM allowed me to expand my knowledge on how to apply data science to real world situations. This is instrumental to better support my data science team and enhance our organization performance.

Gustavo Fernandez
Chief Executive Officer
Bridge

Excellent Data Science course. Intensive but you get your money's worth. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the topic and not afraid to put their hands into the real thing.

Erwan Grasland,
Chief Financial Officer

In DSFM, you learn deep down what it really takes to implement a Data Science project. For me, it was an eye opener. Now I have a better understanding of what is needed in terms of the people, knowledge, IT infrastructure, commitment, and dedicated budget to be successful. I'd recommend this course to anyone who needs to understand what it takes to enter the data science world. Professor Younge and his team are passionate about Data Science and are able to transmit their knowledge and experience in a very effective and fascinating way, with a lot of practical demos and exercises.

Federico Bernasconi
Head of Business Management, CEMT
Axpo Solutions


It was inspiring to see how modern technology can enable new insights from data. DSFM provided the impulse for self-transformation, encouraging me to leave my comfort zone and dive into a more quantitative field than the one in which I’m used to operating.

Martin Schlegel
Head Corporate Reporting
Straumann Group


A helpful course to look beyond the buzzwords of the industry and understand the key concepts, methodologies, applications, pitfalls, and limitations of the field. A good balance between theory and exercises. Recommend for those wanting to understand the details of data science for strategic planning.

Ivo dos Santos
Business Intelligence Analyst


Now definitively convinced that at the current level ML/AI can be a game changer for many of your businesses. It is at the root of a new era of productivity and process improvement.

Vladimiro Borsi
Viseca Card Services


I highly recommend Data Science for Managers! Prof. Younge gives an extensive overview of the field and the course helped me to improve how I work with our Machine Learning engineers. The highly-interactive nature of the demos and teaching assistants also help one to better understand the strengths and limitations of each algorithm. If you need to come up to speed quickly - so you can collaborate with a data science team or spot new opportunities for your business - this course is for you!

Alen Arslanagic
Chief Executive Officer
Visium


The DSFM bootcamp was an excellent, no-nonsense, hands-on eye-opener for me. Highly recommended if you also like to get your hands a wee bit dirty.

Markus Inderbitzin
Head IT Operations


It's been a busy week with long days of studying, but I can say it has been worthwhile. Learning about concepts of Data Science & AI paired with an understanding about how to evaluate and improve models can definitely help everyone working with our Einstein products. And beyond that it's great to get a perspective on how things can be done programmatically as we went through many hands-on exercises in Python.

Dennis Baeringhausen
Success Manager Analytics Cloud
Salesforce


Very pleased to have taken the “data science for managers” boot camp course at EPFL this week. Great job, Kenneth Younge, Maximilian Hofer the whole team to achieve the quality of the course! Big respect for you data science guys out there!

Martin Frick
Chief Operating Officer (off duty)
Generali Switzerland


Great training, very good balance between strategic and technical levels. Perfect for managers willing to understand how to identify opportunities to implement Data Science in their business and how to build the proper environment/teams to drive the projects.

May Perrier


This week was hard! I was way out of my comfort zone and I definitively need to beef up my python skills - but it was probably the best invested week in a long time. The team does a fantastic job balancing theory and practice. I would recommend it to all who want to see the real deal and are prepared to suffer ;)

Patrick Deucher
Head of Sales
CSS Insurance


DSFM gave very good information on Data Science, Machine Learning and AI. The program gave plenty of opportunities to experience the concepts and tools with real life examples and data. Now I feel much more confident and better informed compared to where I was before DSFM. I am ready and looking forward to making progress with next steps!

Ilker Esener
Responsible for ERP, Data and Business Services
AC Immune


I got exactly what I have come for: the full picture and a deep overall understanding of the subject. The bootcamp is only one week, but the material is for months, both in terms of "know-how" but also "how-to." Fully in line with the EPFL reputation.

Laurent Rossi
Head of MIS and financial controlling


I liked how the bootcamp offered participants a comprehensive toolkit (review of techniques, practical hands-on the code, strategy and mindset) to implement a data-driven strategy in their company. As a physicist, this helped me understand how machine-learning could be combined with my simulation activities.

Mikael


I see a lot of companies explain how AI can do magic, but it was important for me to learn how magical it really is. For a week, we opened the box of data science and saw that the engine needs to be fed with data -- good quality data! -- and then test test test before arriving at some insight. Much of the effort needs to focus on "how to get the good quality data." It remains a great opportunity, but it isn't magic anymore :-)

Sebastien Huet
Digital and data group director
Remy Cointreau


DSFM gave me a much better understanding of ML and AI in such a short time. Especially the combination of theory and the well prepared exercises for all the core concepts. Thanks a lot to Ken and his team for the great lectures and their support in this boot camp!

Ryan Held
Dufour Capital


DSFM demystified AI for me. It showed the potential of machine learning, while also making clear its limitations. Ken is a truly inspiring instructor: he's fun and super intelligent. His strategic insights on business transformation are worth spending this very tough week at EPFL!

Régis Huf
Chief Executive Officer
(on sabbatical)