There is rising demand for data analytics professionals, especially by large corporations. At its core, data analytics is about uncovering hidden patterns in the data, and deriving actionable insights. This is can be achieved using AI and machine learning algorithms. However, the science of data analytics is often not well-understood, and this is complicated by the blatant use of technical jargons and models that are not well explained. We believe that the power of analytics need not be privy to large corporates who can afford to hire professionals with specialised technical expertise. Additionally, given that majority of the people in organisations handling data and business operations may not have technical qualifications, we believe that true transformation will come naturally when everyone - "techies" and "non-techies" - can have a meaningful conversation on how best to interpret data and how to mobilise it to generate insights for decision making.
In that regard, our corporate vision is to facilitate industry transformation and equitable growth opportunities for all using data analytics. Our business mission is to, through education and analytics consultancy services, make data analytics simple and accessible to everyone.
ANN stands for Artificial Neural Network, a popular and powerful A.I. algorithm that is designed to simulate the way the human brain analyses and processes information.
We incorporated our company as ANN-Sense Pte. Ltd. to underscore our commitment to helping you, through our education and consultancy services, make sense of A.I., and also to use the power of A.I. to make sense of data.
Skilled data analysts and data scientists are some of the most sought-after professionals in the world, driven by companies’ relentless pursuit towards greater profitability and competitiveness. This trend is likely to intensify in the future as there is increasing recognition that analytics can help exploit opportunities and achieve these business goals.
In ANN-SENSE, we are laser-focused on just two things: (1) analytics consultancy, and (2) education specializing in data analytics / data science, and we are committed to helping you acquire these capabilities to stay relevant in this fast-changing economy.
We are acutely aware that not everyone may come from a technical background. Yet, everyone should have some basic understanding of A.I./Machine Learning concepts so that a meaningful discussion can take place on how best to collect and interpret data, and in using the generated insights for business transformation. The key is in understanding your audience, and knowing how to communicate the key concepts clearly to suit your audience to facilitate the discussion.
As an education provider, we have designed our courses to be structured, bite-sized, and organized to ensure that concepts flow coherently from one to another. Furthermore, our course materials are well-paced with plentiful application scenarios to help make your learning journey a pleasant and relatable experience.
With regards to our analytics consultancy, we are able to help you tease out key insights from relevant A.I. models and explain, in layman terms, the findings and strategic options to your stakeholders for decision making.
Andy is an experienced trainer and consultant in data science and data analytics. Andy has close to 30 years of working experience in many establishments, including universities, startups, and government bodies. In those roles, he has been involved in analysing growth potential of Infocomm companies and have supported many startups, SMEs, and MNCs to tap on government grants to kickstart their digitalisation initiatives. Additionally, he has also coached, account managed, and invested promising startups while they were still being incubated in one of Singapore’s renowned incubation ecosystems, including BLK 71. Prior to devoting full time into lecturing, he was with the Singapore civil service working on economic research and other policy initiatives. Collectively, Andy has acquired unique perspectives of the real-world challenges that corporates and individuals faced, including the limitations and trade-offs of government policies. As a trainer, he delivers analytic courses that focuses on business insights and macroeconomic trends analysis, and incorporates real-world perspectives as case studies. In turn this helps learners better understand and apply acquired learnings into practice. Furthermore, Andy also participates in coaching sessions, and shares his tips and experience to help other data analysts overcome problems they faced in the course of their work.
Aside from ANN-SENSE, Andy also has active teaching engagements with Gen Infiniti Academy, Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and others. He has acquired WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) that specialises in conducting courses for continuing professional development.
Andy graduated with a Master Degree in Applied Economics from the National University of Singapore, with a distinguished CAP score of 4.6.
"I recommend Mr Tai as an instructor to learn from for topics related to Data Analytics, Machine Learning and statistics. He is clear and systematic in his delivery, and his teaching materials enable practical practice of the concepts taught. His concept maps concisely and clearly summarised the key information required in the subject matter. "
"He is very accommodating, helpful and patient with us...He has the ability to breakdown a complex lectures and deliver it in a simple, yet easy for us to digest. I admire Andy’s broad knowledge & expertise in Statistics and Data Science using R programming language. If you are into “Data Science” topic and wanted to learn more about it, I highly recommend you look for Andy"
"He was extremely patient and helpful to all his students, his lessons were well structured and he could explain technical concepts in layman terms for people like me with no STEM background, to help me understand these jargon easily. I enjoyed every of his lessons and learnt a lot new things. "
" He went the extra mile for his students and urged us to critically engage with the tools available at our disposal. "
" While I was under him for my Data Analytics course, he explained the machine-learning concepts extremely well and the mathematical foundations behind them. Math and coding are not my strong suites, but he definitely made it easy for me to understand logically. You can tell that he really knows what he's talking about in-depth. "
" He has a knack for making good concept maps to link everything together, and also explains my doubts in depth."
" Andy is a very approachable and competent trainer. I took R with him and he always am able to understand our questions at live session at a deeper level to untie our knots without us explaining much. Appreciate his energy to inject fun and interest into a usual dry subject. He is a highly organised trainer and never loses his direction for us despite an unusually big class size done virtually."