Scott Black

Solutions Architect, Databricks

Scott is a Solution Architect with Databricks focusing on the public sector. He has an extensive background in database management and data engineering initially in e-commerce and healthcare.

For the last 10 years he has focused on helping state and federal governments solve their toughest data challenges.

Past sessions

Summit 2020 Using Machine Learning to Optimize COVID-19 Predictions

June 25, 2020 05:00 PM PT

With the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting many aspects of our lives, understanding the data and models around COVID-19 data are ever more crucial. Understanding the potential number of cases impacts the guidance around our policies (needing more hospital ICU beds, when to ease stay at home orders, when to open schools, etc.). In this session, we will focus on some exploratory data analysis to understand the accuracy of these models. We will then use machine learning models to improve them.