The Future of the Data Scientist

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Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/30/2015 1:25:19 AM
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Thanks Jim, having these discussions regularly could help annual planning and budgeting much more efficient through prioritizing big projects early in the cycle.

Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/26/2015 1:10:40 PM
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Good point about getting away from the minutia of the next deadline. Such meetings would help to generate ideas for future analytics projects and identify real business value opportunities.

Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/26/2015 12:52:00 PM
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Jim I agree I think that it would bring business leaders to the table to talk about analytics from a strategic perspective rather than a tactical perspective. It will get everyone out of the minutia of the next deadline to think about the business needs and objectives.

Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/24/2015 9:21:05 AM
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@Terry. I like that idea of a two-hour LOB and analytics team meeting every quarter. It doesn't even have to be about pending projects (where the communication should be more frequent than that). Maybe use these meetings to have the business managers talk about what they are seeing in the market, what types of results they are getting vs their goals, and what they would like to be able to do. The analysts could outline what they are doing for other departments with an eye toward whether that work could help the business leaders in front of them. It's also a good time to think about what competitors and other companies are doing with data.

Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/24/2015 12:51:09 AM
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Terry your point is well taken placing a data scientist in a leadership role may actually stifle their ability to make an impact because of the scope of the role and its political implications.

Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/24/2015 12:06:20 AM
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i think creation of an advisory role is a smart idea and a lot more nuanced than forcing anyone with talent or brains into a leadership/executive track. IT people brought together with line-of-business managers to brainstorm for 2 hours once a quarter might yield some interesting breakthroughs and innovations.

Re: The real decisionmakers
  • 6/23/2015 8:49:42 PM
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Terry it's a great point, maybe we should at look at the role of the data scientist from the advisory perspective not the leadership perspective. What do you think?

The real decisionmakers
  • 5/31/2015 10:18:23 AM
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"Key decisionmaker among senior leadership..."? I think this presumes that every professional is somehow destined to become a CXO or director level employee. Not every employee/data scientist wants that, and most of them probably aren't going to be a good fit anyway. Ask any C-level professional who tries to pierce the bond between the CEO and the CFO, the real decisionmakers at most companies.

Where are they going
  • 5/31/2015 1:03:09 AM
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For those who voted that the role of data scientist will go away please tell us why...

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