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  • Created by Ravishankar Sivasubramaniam
  • Created on 28 Sep 21
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Reinvent The Wheel Hackathon - Charlotte

Reinvent The Wheel is an intensive 24-hour hackathon to be held at CenterStage@NoDa in Charlotte, NC

The goal for the hackathon’s participants was to create technology that would be a disruption in the tire industry. Their task was to take vehicle registration data, historical sales figures, and demographic data and put them into an algorithm that could alter the way the industry buys and sells tires. Partnered with ATD resources and support, 85 participants in 17 teams were tasked to build a machine learning model that accurately predicts units of sale for a particular distribution center for a specific tire category.

Director/Sr Machine Learning Architect, American Tire Distributors
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IngersollRand Analytics Summit

A view from the trenches - How ATD is building a sustainable technology & development platform around advanced analytics, while continuously extracting business value through use cases.

 Apr 23, 2019 Davidson, NC

Director/Sr Machine Learning Architect, American Tire Distributors
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UNCC DSI - ATD Case Study

Guest Speaker - University of North Carolina Charlotte, Data Science Initiative, Charlotte, September 2019.

Presentation Overview: 

  • Current industry practices/shortcomings & opportunities for Advanced Analytics solutions.
  • Data Science use cases: DC Staffing (efficient staffing in our Distribution Centers), Price Optimization (Optimizing prices of all products automatically)
  • Big Data challenges
  • Data Science skills required
  • Advanced Analytics: Technology landscape
  • How ATD deploys solutions
  • Lessons learned
  • Q&A 


  • Alex Liang: Principal Data Scientist
  • RaviShankar Sivasubramaniam: Senior Machine-Learning Solutions Architect

Director/Sr Machine Learning Architect, American Tire Distributors
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Mentoring/Judging - HackNC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2019

We’re proud to sponsor the “Best Real-Life Application” award and have a team of mentors from our Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence at this year’s
@theHackNC hosted by
@UNC . #HackNCTweet

Director/Sr Machine Learning Architect, American Tire Distributors