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Why Women Make Great Data Scientists

I often receive phone calls from organizations, aspiring data scientists and reporters about whether data science would be a good career choice for women. My response is absolutely yes, for the following reasons:

Women are great contrarian…

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Added by Michael Walker on February 27, 2015 at 10:10am — 14 Comments

Data Science is Dead - Long Live the Data Scientist

While there is much hype and confusion around "data science" and the hot new professional "data scientist…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 14, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Big Data is Stupid Data

The "Big Data" marketing hype obscures the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in the right smaller "Smart Data" sets in contrast to large data sets.



While the term "Big Data" is properly defined as data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time - the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2014 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

22 Non Statistical Questions for a Statistician

We have always believed that when the world of business collides with the world of math, magic unfolds. As these 2 worlds collide, it also presents a set of unique challenges - bridging the semantic language gap between business and math. Modelling complex business outcomes using math requires an interdisciplinary team consisting of business folks, data folks and math folks. While doing so business folks are always at a loss because a language chasm exists. Math folks love their ”geek…
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Added by derick.jose on June 17, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Texas Sharpshooter Deception

I received a call from an old client who stated his analytics team had a recent string of failures alarming the firm and costing money. He asked me to review and audit the teams work and analytical processes in attempt to understand and remedy the failures. The data crunching technology was…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 12, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Operational Data Science: excerpt from 2 great articles

The term "Data Science" has been evolving not only as a niche skill but as a niche process as well. It is interesting to study "how" the Big data analytics/Data Science/Analytics can be efficiently implemented into the enterprise. So, along with my typical study of analytics viz. Big data analytics I have been also exploring the methodologies to bring the term "Data Science" into mainstream of existing enterprise data analysis, which we conventionally know as "Datawarehouse & BI". This…

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Added by Manish Bhoge on December 12, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

3 min Healthcare Big Data Video

We have tried to synthesize the most disruptive big data use cases into a compact . 3 Minute video

at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWPUxLr-u9k

 

It covers 6 use cases , 4 healthcare data streams and hopefully sets the stage for curating more use cases in an area which truly needs a lot of healthy transformations !!!

Added by derick.jose on June 5, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

The Data Scientist Conversation Continues...

Original Post

Recent posts by Larry Wasserman and Vincent Granville are fantastic additions to the data science conversation.

Here's the short version (with links to original posts):…

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Added by Arthur Aguirre on May 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

8 TESTS TO DECODE BUSINESS ACCUMEN OF A DATA SCIENTIST

A data scientist at Flutura has to wear multiple hats in order to deliver next generation analytical solutions in the sectors we operate in namely energy, telecom, digital and health care industry. In order to do that he/she has to wear 3 hats

-         The BUSINESS  hat

-         The MATH hat

-         The DATA hat

Most of the time it’s easy to fathom the depth of the data scientists math / algorithmic knowledge and the depth of…

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Added by derick.jose on December 8, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Data Scientists... and the Rest of Us

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Recently, I’ve been feeling like I’ve stepped through a looking glass to another similar-but-very-different world. I’m steeped in 20+ years in corporate data warehousing and business intelligence practice. Throughout that time, there have been big and small technology improvements, but nothing truly disruptive (although new…

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Added by Stan Mason on April 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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