Analytics has become the darling of vendors, consultants, and the press. In addition, data scientists are now highly sought after by many enterprises. They start by hunting for the “perfect” data scientist—someone with data engineering, mathematics, statistics, and business domain expertise—and rapidly discover that this mythical “unicorn” does not exist.
In reality, data science is a team sport consisting of individuals with strong, unique skills and a reliable framework and analytical environment where they can stretch their wings and fly. It requires a business culture that accepts, supports, and understands the need for analytics. Lastly, it requires strong collaboration among smart people who enjoy learning and working with others to develop innovative solutions to difficult but interesting problems.
In this presentation we will cover:
- An overview of data science
- The framework to support data science
- The roles in a data science team
- What’s needed for an analytically driven enterprise
- How to get started