How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Attend ODSC East 2021 How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Attend ODSC East 2021
As a data scientist, you are continuously faced with the same dilemma: how to stay current in a rapidly changing and... How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Attend ODSC East 2021

As a data scientist, you are continuously faced with the same dilemma: how to stay current in a rapidly changing and developing field, while also staying on top of projects. Attending virtual training conferences can help you build new skills, expand your network, and recharge your creative juices. What are you waiting for? Sign up to attend ODSC East 2021.

Need help convincing your manager that it’s in the company’s best interest to send you to ODSC? Here are 10 reasons why the ODSC East 2021 Virtual Conference March 30th to April 1st is a worthwhile investment of your time.

Reason # 10 – Content

No other conference offers both the breadth and depth of an ODSC event. The proof is in the numbers. We are the number-one leading data science conference in terms of sessions with over 300 hours of content, 80 half-day or full-day training sessions and workshops, and dozens of general sessions.

Reason # 9 – Hands-on Applied Training

As an applied data science conference, we focus on practical data science that can be utilized immediately. Our expert speakers and instructors are drawn from across industries and know what it takes to make machine learning and deep learning work. Approximately 50% of our content is hands-on training in either full-day, half-day, or 2-hour sessions. Thus, you can return to the job ready to put your newfound skills to work after you attend ODSC East 2021.

Reason # 8 – Best of the Best

Our instructors are some of the leading experts in the world. Not only are they the best and brightest, but they also work at some of the top companies at the forefront of the AI revolution. You’ll learn from speakers like Leo Anthony Celi, PhD, Principal Research Scientist at MIT and Co-Director at MIT Sana, Sarah Aerni, PhD, Senior Director Of Data Science And Engineering at Salesforce, and many more to come when you attend ODSC East 2021.

Reason # 7 – Demo Hall

Companies need to constantly stay abreast of developments in the market. Much of data science is moving to the cloud and advanced machine learning workflow is a must-have.  Teams and companies need to make purchasing and build vs buy decisions. The Virtual AI Expo hall at ODSC East 2021 is where you can learn about the latest products and features from leading providers like IBM, DataRobot, and many more. Hear directly from the providers and attend our demo theater sessions for more in-depth presentations. Return to work armed with insights to make build vs buy and purchasing decisions.

Reason # 6 – The Latest Trends and Topics

AlphaFold, GPT3, Cloud-based tools, data disruption, FairLearn, and robotics were some of the breakout topics of 2020 and going into 2021. Our sessions cover many of these key topics as well as topics such as machine learning workflow, federated models, explainable AI, recommendation systems, graph networks, computer vision, self-supervised and semi-supervised learning, and reinforcement learning. You’ll return to work well-versed in the latest data science topics to help keep your team ahead of the rest.

Reason # 5 – The Connections

Like many fields, data science is a community. The collaborative effort that goes into building open source platforms and the sharing of ideas is a large part of that. Exchanging insights and connecting with people who have a shared passion is always rewarding. Companies are also embracing this collaborative trend. At ODSC East, you’ll make connections through our virtual networking opportunities, such as our chat options, virtual networking lounge, and more, all in an effort to return to work with a stronger network of potential partners and collaborators that can help you and your company grow.

Reason # 4 – Return on Investment

Attending conferences and training can be a big budget item for any business. ODSC combines the best of both the technical and the community building. You’ll be inspired by our top data science leader keynotes but also get the hands-on training you can readily apply at work. The best part is that we offer some of the most competitive pricing and widest range of content of any AI or data science conference. Businesses care about ROI and this is an event that is an excellent investment for you and your company.

Reason # 3 – Value your Time

You and your company know your time is valuable. Between the demands on your time at work, project deadlines, and a busy outside life, it’s a constant battle to carve out time to upskill. And, with the field is changing so rapidly it’s hard to know what skills to upgrade and what to focus on. ODSC is accelerated learning where your time is maximized. You can get hands-on training where you can get current quickly and set up the foundation to continue learning throughout the year. After 2 to 4 intense days of sessions, you’ll return to the office ready to put new skills and knowledge to work immediately.

Reason #2 – It’s On-Demand

There’s a lot of content to learn during an ODSC event in only a few days. With ODSC East being virtual, you can access all of the talks on-demand following the event. You can accurately tell your manager that there are 300 hours of content to consume, and you’ll be able to watch all of it whenever you want.

Reason # 1 – You Deserve it

Perhaps the most important reason of all. Let’s face it. Being a data scientist, software engineer, or technologist of any stripe is generally a well-paying and very professionally rewarding gig. But it’s also a demanding one. There is no better way to reward yourself, get inspired, and get re-energized.

Hopefully, these reasons are enough to convince your manager to help you get to the ODSC East 2021 Virtual Conference this March 30th-April 1st! Find more information about how to convince your boss and seal the deal here. Be sure to tell them quickly, as our 40% discount ends soon! Register here.



ODSC gathers the attendees, presenters, and companies that are shaping the present and future of data science and AI. ODSC hosts one of the largest gatherings of professional data scientists with major conferences in USA, Europe, and Asia.