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Dial-Up Disrupt

Every Friday, 12 P.M. - 1 P.M. via Zoom

Join the CIE community to socialize new ideas that disrupt current trends and 'how things have always been done'. A new topic or industry will be tossed out to start the conversation, but we will go where the community conversation takes us. In place of that 'napkin stage' idea over an iced cold beverage at lunch, join us via Zoom from your home office every Friday at noon!

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Monthly nc fILM forum Meetups are BACK!

Second Tuesday of Every Month

May 13, 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. via Zoom

Our special guest on May 13 is Lela Meadow-Conner speaking on this month's topic: Strategy Shift

AI Bridge / Port City Analytics Joint Meetup 

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 - will announce a new date in the future!

The Art and Science of Data Preprocessing - Tools, Tips and Best-Practice Sharing

As data analysts well know, real-world data is usually not ready to be used in analytical tasks. It is often dirty, misaligned, missing data, duplicate records and other inaccuracies. A tedious and time consuming process called data preprocessing is necessary to convert the raw data into a well-defined form for analytics models. Time spent on data preprocessing can be tedious and typically takes much longer than the time spent on the rest of the analytics tasks. There are now a variety of software tools available to data science practitioners which automate the process and can significantly reduce the time spent on data preprocessing tasks.

Dr. Ralph Reda, a Certified Analytics Professional, and UNCW instructor of Business Analytics will provide an overview of the data preprocessing steps and demonstrate some of the tips and tools that make data preparation quicker and easier. Session attendees are also encouraged to share their best practices and techniques with the audience. Feel free to bring a laptop to follow along or to share your dirty data challenges.

FREE for everyone!
Refreshments will be served.
For questions, contact Professor Reda at