Friday, February 24
CS09 Organizational Impact Fri, Feb 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
River Terrace 2

Developing a Data Science Center of Excellence (DS CoE) (303326)

*Celeste R Fralick, Unaffiliated 

Keywords: Data Science, Center of Excellence, framework, learning

In a Fortune 100 company, statisticians and data scientists are often decentralized, leading to development inconsistencies, duplicate efforts, lack of cross-group learning, and product/process inefficiencies. We will discuss the creation and ongoing challenges, opportunities, and positive business impact of developing a cross-company Data Science Center of Excellence, now in its 3rd year. The audience will learn about the pros/cons of bottoms up/tops down DS CoE initiatives, what works/doesn't work, and have in hand a framework of how to create a DS CoE in their own company.