Despina for Intesa Academy

Despina Big Data Lab has strengthen its collaboration with INTESA SAN PAOLO ( by supporting the Italian bank by planning and delivering executive education in business analytics for INTESA ACADEMY. Intesa is strongly investing in improving internal skill and competences in all apects concerning the use of data in decision making. Despina has selected its best researchers and teachers to cover some key topics in data science applied to the banking and finance industry.
In particular, the course provided a benchmark between econometrics techniques and machine learning to understand advantages and shortcomings in both approaches applied to business problems. Different supervised and unsupervised algorithms have been presented and engaged participants with hands-on coding in R (
The course also offered three in-depth daily programs respectively on time-series analysis in finance, graph modelling in financial risk management, and analysis of extreme events.


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Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica "Cognetti de Martiis"
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Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica "Cognetti de Martiis"