Carrefour is supporting the Ecole Polytechnique's first Data Science Summer School


The first Data Science Summer School organised by the Ecole Polytechnique will bring together world experts to talk about the new challenges facing data science from 28 August until 1 September 2017. The programme of courses, conferences and round-table discussions will include: the research projects currently under way in deep learning, artificial intelligence and smart grids, and discussions about their future prospects. As a platform for meetings and discussions, the Summer School will attract more than 400 attendees of 30 different nationalities from 50 companies and 180 international institutions.

The Carrefour group is delighted to be supporting this first Data Science Summer School organised by the Ecole Polytechnique institute of higher education and research.

Throughout the week, Carrefour's data teams will be able to talk to the Summer School contributors and attendees about the new possibilities provided by data science in the retail sector.

As one of the world's top players in the distribution sector and a leading food retailer, Carrefour welcomes nearly 13 million customers to its stores around the world every day. It has 55 million loyalty cardholders and 1.3 million people visit its websites every day.

Analysing and intelligently managing these very high quantities of data will enable Carrefour to improve its knowledge of what its customers want so it can provide them with an increasingly personalised range of products and services. The development of new data science technologies also means it can introduce new solutions to improve operational efficiency both in its stores and across its e-commerce websites.

link to the Ecole Polytechnique's press release

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