Our last Data Science meetup was hosted by SOK on Wednesday the 11th of September. The location of the meetup was at Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki.

S Group is a customer-owned Finnish network of companies in the retail and service sectors, with more than 1,800 outlets in Finland. S Group consists of cooperatives and SOK with its subsidiaries, which engage in the travel and hospitality business in Estonia and Russia, among other operations.

The S Group offers services in the supermarket trade, the department store and specialty store trade, service station store and fuel sales, the travel and hospitality business and the hardware trade. In addition, some of the cooperatives have car dealerships and agricultural outlets in their regions. They provide all of their co-op members with comprehensive banking services through S-Bank.



17:30 Networking and snacks

18:00 Welcoming words by SOK and DAIN Studios, Head of Data Science, Mikael Ruohonen, SOK, Saara Hyvönen, Co-Founder, DAIN Studios

18:10 Building a content recommendation system, Data Scientist, Jesse Vuorinen, SOK

18:40 Using receipt data in retail assortment planning at S Group, Data Scientist, Ossi Lehtinen, SOK

19:10 Short break

19:15 Boosting mortgage sales with AI in S-Pankki, Data Scientist, Pekka Lehtonen, S-Pankki

19:45-20:00 Networking