Raja Iqbal

CEO and Chief Data Scientist, Data Science Dojo

Building Machine Learning Models? Think Business First!

Modern machine learning libraries are both a blessing and a curse. Due to the ease with which the libraries can be used, most users (newbies and practitioners alike) focus too much on tools and techniques.

We will discuss the high-level thinking process of coming up with a machine learning algorithm by asking a business question before even thinking about the tools or technologies.


Raja Iqbal is a data scientist, a passionate educator, and an internationally recognized speaker on all things data science. He is the Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Data Science Dojo - a leading data science training and consulting company.

Prior to Data Science Dojo, Raja worked at Microsoft in a variety of research and development roles involving machine learning and data mining at very large scale. Raja has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Tulane University with a focus on machine learning and data mining.