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Activity Number: 95 - Introductory Overview Lecture: Leading Data Science: Talent, Strategy, and Impact
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2018 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: JSM Partner Societies
Abstract #330992 Presentation
Title: No Country for (Unadventurous) Statisticians: Building High-Impact Data Science Teams
Author(s): George Roumeliotis*
Companies: Airbnb

Data Science is an emerging discipline, and consequently lacks broadly-accepted best practices for the training, deployment, and professional development of Data Scientists. In this talk, I will draw on my experiences building high-impact Data Science teams across industries, to offer some distilled advice. I will discuss organizational design, the essential repertoire of technical and interpersonal skills required to succeed as a generalist Data Scientist in business, and the deep shift in mindset necessary to have a significant business impact. The key skills and mindsets are not taught in most academic programs, and are not explicitly developed in most companies, hence the warning and invitation in this talk's title calling for individual Data Scientists to take charge of their own professional development.

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