May 10 2019
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Kaggle Days: Data Science invades Station F

There are those who know what a Kaggler is, and those who don’t. If you fall into the first category, then there’s definitely a place for you at Louis Vuitton. If you fall into the second, you’d better watch this video straight away. It’s your key to unlocking the doors to Kaggle Days, one of the most important international Data Science competitions. 


Hosted by LVMH and sponsored by Dior, Sephora and Louis Vuitton, the Kaggle Days event was held on January 25 and 26 this year in Paris at Station F, the world's biggest startup campus. It’s also an iconic venue for the 200 machine learning and data science fans who attended in the two-day event.


Day One was devoted to inspiration, with presentations, workshops and brainstorming sessions focusing particularly on the role of human expertise and artificial intelligence in the luxury goods industry. On Day Two, the Data Scientists got down to work on real-life issues submitted by LVMH Group companies. The issue put forward by Louis Vuitton was a particularly practical one: how to generate a three-month sales forecast for a product just a few days after that product has been launched?


Despite the complexities involved and the very short time frame available, the experts took up the challenge and brought forward new potential solutions, which were then taken onboard by the Louis Vuitton teams. Their ultra-positive response marks the beginning of long-term cooperation with the Kaggler community.