Scotiabank Data Science Discovery Days

Friday, January 26, 2024 8:30 am - Friday, February 2, 2024 8:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Please note that the dates have updated. The presentation date has changed to Friday, February 2, 2024.

An undergraduate and graduate data analysis competition

Scotiabank and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science are pleased to announce the second Data Science Discovery Days competition!

This event will feature exclusive opportunities to engage with one of Canada’s top businesses, Scotiabank. Immerse yourself in valuable experiences, including networking sessions with Scotiabank experts, an insightful data session led by industry professionals, and a thrilling data hackathon utilizing real-world data. Don't miss out on this unique chance to connect, learn, and innovate with leaders of the financial industry!

Event Overview

The data topic for this year's competition will be centered around 'Using AI to derive business insights from customer feedback'. 

The competition will require high-pressure data analysis, critical thinking, and presentation design, each team is required to submit a presentation slide deck, along with a brief write-up explaining their findings. The teams with the strongest submissions will be invited to present their findings in front of a panel of judges. To be eligible for prizes, all teams must be available to present on Friday, February 2, 2024.

This competition will include $8000 in prizes for participating teams. The competition allows opportunities to win monetary values for 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place.

Who may participate?

The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Students are encouraged to form teams of 3-4 individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills from different disciplines.

Each individual in a team must submit a separate registration and include the team name on the registration form. If you are registering as an individual, please indicate this on the form and we will place you on a team closer to the event date.

Information regarding Notice of Photography (PDF).

Please note that this registration form is currently closed and that there is a wait list for this event. Email Greg Preston for details.