The InsightsX Lab is the Data Science hub to connect the analytics community and academic fraternity with organizations willing to derive insights from their data. The lab enables academic researchers and the data science community in the UAE to help companies understand how to better monetize their data through the development and application of new predictive models and analytical approaches. The strategic partner for this initiative is Beinex ( https://www.beinex.com) and they bring in the analytical transformation expertise for the lab and its event
The InsightsX Lab acts as a data translator to convert the business requirements from various firms in the UAE to data science questions that could be cracked by the crowdsourcing model (analytics community). It also provides expert analytics consulting, corporate training in data science, and knowledge sharing session
The following are the key offerings of the InsightsX Lab: Datathons (Data Hackathons), Use Case Nights (Experts in action), Training/Consulting (Lab experts providing services), and Data Science Meetups.
Where can you contribute?
If you wish to become a member of this lab and community, please check “Become a Member” tab for registration- Its free, and it always will be. Also like our facebook page for details on workshops, events and datathons:https://www.facebook.com/mdxinsightslab
Corporate Data Partner:
If you are an organization willing to bring in a data-set for our community to crack and derive insights, please contact Dr Krishnadas Nanath ([email protected]) for becoming a corporate data partne
Data Science Expert:
If you wish to contribute as a Data Science expert for conducting guest sessions or workshops as part of the lab, please send an email to [email protected]
For any other way of collaboration and contribution, please contact
Dr Krishnadas Nanath
Head and Founder - Middlesex Insights Lab
[email protected] & & [email protected]
Mob: +971 554360019
The Lab is supported by the Centre for Innovation in Human Experience along with Robotech Lab and Immersive VR Lab.
Dr Krishnadas Nanath
Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian FHEA
Dr Supriya Kunnath Kaitheri FHEA
Maria Gonzalez Martinez
Industry Data Hub & Datathons
The InsightsX Lab converts the business requirements from corporate partners into a data hub and releases it to the Data Science community via research proposals and datathons (challenges).
Use Case Nights
Data Science practitioners in the UAE are invited to share their success stories of use-case implementation as part of the knowledge sharing session in analytics.
Corporate Training and Consulting
The InsightsX Lab has an expert team of eminent Data Science professors and consultants responsible for developing and conducting corporate training programmes. Typical areas include: Data Science, AI/ML, Analytical Transformation, Visualisation, and others.
UAE Data Science Meetups
The InsightsX Lab aims to create an ongoing process for the overall development of Data Science culture in the region. Regular meetups (open and non-commercial) would help to achieve this objective.
The lab is supported by a network of partners and industry experts on the Advisory Board panel. Our strategic partner for this initiative is Beinex and they bring in the analytical transformation experience to the lab.
About Beinex: “At Beinex, we help organizations transform the way they work with data. We are a premier analytics and digital transformation organization enrooted with ideas and innovation. Our broad range of Analytics modernization and training services will empower organizations to forge an intelligent and agile enterprise by making data a competitive advantage. Our team works with organizations to bring intelligence that drives value for their business through AI, ML and RPA.”
Hanadi El Sayyed
Abboud George Ghanem
Dr Amit Garg
CORPORATE TRAINING & CONSULTING
Corporate Training Program Emirates NBD
EnbdDr Krishnadas Nanath organized digital transformation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) training program for ENBD future managers. This was part of the Tanfeeth initiative by Emirates NBD to train their future managers on analytics and data driven decisions.
Consulting Project for Majid Al Futtaim: 3 months
Al FuttaimMiddlesex Insights Lab is currently engaged with Majid Al Futtaim for a consulting project with the School of Analytics. Dr. Krishnadas Nanath (head of Insights Lab) is the lead consultant for this project.
Corporate Training for Petroleum Development Oman - Oct 2019
Petroleum Development OmanDr Krishnadas Nanath executed a corporate training program on Data Science for Petroleum Development Oman as part of their analytical transformation journey. This training was offered in PDO, Muscat in October 2019.
Corporate Training Program for First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
FABInsights Lab faculty team (Dr Krishnadas Nanath and Mohammed Osman) developing a 3 day data science program for FAB in November 2019. The main aim of this program was to scale up the analytics using Big Data and automation.
Corporate Training Program ADNOC – Data Science
AdnocDr Krishnadas Nanath organized a one day data science (Oil and Gas Sector) workshop for ADNOC in the Abu Dhabi Headquarters.
Advanced Training of Trainers for MEKONG Institute
Mekong InstituteDr. Sreejith Balasubramanian has co-designed and delivered a 3-week training program for MEKONG Institute, an intergovernmental organization run by six governments in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Bridgestone's Supply Chain Network Redesign Project
Dr. Sreejith Balasubramanian along with his students had undertaken a 4-month consulting project to help support Bridgestone's Global Supply Chain Network Redesign Project.
Smart Data Excellence award
Middlesex University (MDX) Dubai’s Insights Lab has announced that it was named the winner of the Smart Data Excellence Award in Education at the Smart Data Summit PLUS 2021 on Thursday 18th November.
The SDS+ Data Awards are presented to those organisations that have gone above and beyond in their approach to AI and Data Analytics, setting them apart from entities within their category as well as other industries. MDX Dubai’s Insights Lab was also placed in the top five nominated organisations for the Smart Data AI Innovation Award, which celebrates innovation in AI in all industries, alongside four other prestigious firms from across the region: Abu Dhabi Police, Saudi Aramco, Bee'ah, and Ajman Municipality & Planning Department.
Discover Lakehouse event
On Thursday 10 November 2022, our Insightsx Lab, headed by Dr. Krishnadas Nanath, successfully hosted “Discover Lakehouse Dubai”, the first Databricks event in the UAE held in collaboration with Databricks and Al Futtaim Group.
The event was held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus and attracted over 100 data scientists and industry professionals in the UAE.
RTA Public Transport Hackathon
A predictive data analysis product that uses AI to recommend how Dubai’s taxi drivers can boost their job performance won the top prize at a Roads and Transport Hackathon organised by Middlesex University (MDX) Dubai’s Insights Lab in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Strategic Partnership with Beinex
On the December 6th, 2021 the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Middlesex University Dubai hosted the first panel discussion on the new UAE labour law that enters into force in February 2022
Strategic Partnership with Beinex.
Beinex funded the Insights Lab for bringing in datasets from various organizations and organizing hackathons.
Tableau Hands-on Workshop
The members of the Insights Lab, MBA Analytics students, MSc Data Science students and MA HRM students attended a Tableau hands-on workshop organized by the Insights Lab.
Middlesex Insights Lab welcomes Dr Amit Garg (world record holder in Maths) for Guest Session Series
MDX Insights Lab welcomed Dr. Amit Garg, a world record holder in Mathematics to talk about problem-solving, Data Science and Optimization at Middlesex University Dubai.
Insights Lab Workshop on – Data Visualization in R by Prof. Zheng Zhu
Insights Lab organized a workshop (complete hands-on) on “Data Visualziation in R” delivered by Prof. Zheng Zhu.
Insights Lab Certification Course- Analytics in Finance
Insights Lab offered a certification course- Data Analyics in Finance. This course was facilitated and designed by Dr. Supriya Kaitheri
Team Amazon @ MDX – Amazon Web Services Workshop
Insights Lab organized a workshop on Amazon Web Services and Team Amazon (Ahmed Raafat , Senior Architect: AWS) did this workshop for 80+ members of the Insights Lab.
Insight Lab Webinar Series: Insights Hour Episode 1
Insights Lab organized its first webinar series with Mr. Dinesh Varma giving a talk on Data-driven decision strategy
Insight Lab Webinar Series: Insights Hour Episode 2
Mr. Ahmed Raafat from Amazon explored fraud detection in the second episode of Insights Hour.
Become a Member
The Middlesex Insightsx Lab offers annual membership to anyone in UAE who is interested in Data Science and analytics. This membership is open to students, professionals, researchers and faculties who love to play with data and contribute to this beautiful world of Data Analytics. The membership will be valid for one year after the approval from MDX Insightsx Lab. Your association with the lab is free and will always be free. Here are the benefits if you sign-up as a member of the Middlesex Insightsx Lab:
- The membership is free and will remain free after renewal every year
- The membership is open for all university students, working professionals, researchers and faculties in UAE who wish to contribute to the Data Science community.
- Get first updates on Datathons (data hackathons) organized by companies who wish to derive insights from their data.
- Get invitations for free workshops and tutorials in Data Analytics.
- Get access to free certification courses from our industry partners.
- Free access to tools that could help you crack datathons as part of the Insights Lab.
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