Data Analytics Meetup - Intro to Natural Language Processing

  • Jun 20 at 6:00PM to 8:00PM EST
  • 2502 N. Rocky Point Drive Suite #650, Tampa, FL
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Come join us for an introduction to Natural Language Processing, where CCG’s Data Science Practice will be exploring the world of Natural Language Processing and its role in uncovering meaningful insights from unstructured text/language data. The event will include an overview of NLP along with demonstrations of how NLP can be used to analyze eCommerce review data.


5:30pm - 6:00pm: Networking & Refreshments 
6:00pm - 6:45pm: NLP Introduction with Brian Beesley (Director of Advanced Analytics) & John Merryman (Advanced Analytics Consultant)
6:45pm - 7:00pm: Break
7:00pm - 8:00pm: NLP Demonstration with Advanced Analytics Consultants Nichole Gurney & Matt Siler exploring Women's eCommerce apparel reviews, and using NLP to understand and predict a rating based off of a review.


Brian Beesley
Director of Advanced Analytics, CCG


Brian Beesley is the Data Science Practice Director at CCG. He has developed data science and machine learning products for clients in the healthcare, retail, financial services, professional services, non-profit, and manufacturing industries. Brian is also well-versed in assisting national and international banking organizations manage their quantitative programs by building the processes and governance around statistical applications.

John Merryman

Advanced Analytics Consultant, CCG 

John Merryman is an Advanced Analytics Consultant at CCG. His experience is primarily focused in the retail industry where he has helped large retail clients gain insights on their customer analytics across multiple verticals. John is a graduate from the University of South Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. While there he developed a passions for data science and analytics that is evident in the way he strives to provide top quality solutions to clients.

Nichole Gurney

Advanced Analytics Consultant, CCG

Nichole Gurney is an Advanced Analytics Consultant at CCG. Her proficiency in  SQL allows her to pinpoint solutions to problems faced by companies worldwide.She has experience using predictive analytics with the help of Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning and other AI tools to empower forward-looking decisions for clients. She has a drive to render the best services for clients and a plethora of experience to help her do just that. 

Matt Siler 
Advanced Analytic Consultant, CCG

 Matt Siler is an Advanced Analytics Consultant at CCG. He has a significant amount of experience in transforming big data into actionable insights. Over the course of his career, he has used these types of insights to develop predictive models in software such as SAS. Matt focuses his efforts at CCG on the production of full-featured analytics reports and dashboards and deploying machine learning models for clients across the country. 

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