In this podcast, Amy Gershkoff(@amygershkoff) talks about the ingredients of a successful data science team. Amy sheds light on the challenges of building a successful team and how businesses could align themselves to get maximum out of their data science practice. Amy discussed some tricks, tips, and easy to execute strategies to keep the data science team and practice at the top of its efficiency. This is a great session for anyone who wants to be part of a winning and thriving data science practice within the organization.
0:29 Amy’s journey.
8:39 Working on Obama’s campaign.
15:35 Getting started with a data project.
20:39 First steps for creating a data science team.
27:53 Hiring a data scientist recruiter.
33:00 Building an internal data science workforce.
40:00 Hiring the right data scientist.
42:36 Tips for a data scientist to become a good hire.
44:42 Leadership getting educated in data science.
48:05 How to build diversity in the data science field.
52:52 Being bias free.
54:20 Amy’s reading list.
56:06 Key takeaways.
Dr. Amy Gershkoff consults and advises technology companies across the globe. She is the former Chief Data Officer for Ancestry, the world’s leading genealogy and consumer genomics company. Prior to joining Ancestry, she was Chief Data Officer at Zynga. Previously, Amy built and led the Customer Analytics & Insights team and led the Global Data Science team at eBay. She has also served as the Chief Data Scientist for WPP, Data Alliance, where she worked across WPP’s more than 350 operating companies worldwide to create integrated data and technology solutions. She was also the Head of Media Planning at Obama for America 2012, where she was the architect of Obama’s advertising strategy and designed the campaign’s analytics systems.
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