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Matching job seekers to job opportunities: A big problem with a big data solution

Date/Time: Nov 19, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, with food/drinks (membership not required to attend)


Searching for a job is time consuming and inefficient. Platforms in existence today require users to filter and browse a large number of jobs, often without the benefit of previous search history and certainly not adapting to user inputs in the platform. Additionally, the job seeker frequently needs to gather information from other sources to make an informed decision - e.g., a Google search of the company history. Coupled with the proliferation of mobile devices, the rise of social media content, and the personalization of online content, a massive opportunity arises for a disruptive approach to job search. Find out how swipejobs leverages each of these fronts utilizing big data and app clickstream. 


Wayne Lee is Data Science Executive for swipejobs – an Austin-based mobile app platform connecting job seekers with employment opportunities via social media activity, user clickstream, data on companies and jobs, along with advance analytics. Trained as a social scientist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wayne has held roles in staffing and selection at The Boeing Company and San Francisco-based Findly. Previously, based in Chicago, he was a management consult with the Corporate Executive Board for 10 years, serving Fortune 200 clients. His research focus has been on statistical methods, machine learning, text analysis and natural language processing applied to answering questions and guiding policy for human capital. He is co-author of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and has been quoted in HR Magazine. 


THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7 (map - http://bit.ly/PA804c)

Room Number: Suite 100

12357-C Riata Trace Parkway

Bldg 7, Suite 100

Austin, Texas

United States 78727

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 p.m. Networking and Gathering (with free food, drinks)

6:50 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement

7:00 p.m. Presentation, with Q/A

8:30 p.m. Meeting Evaluation, Adjourn

Vinay Abburi,
Nov 21, 2014, 10:24 AM