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Michael Walker's Blog Posts Tagged 'Team' (4)

Meet the New Chief Data Scientist of the United States Government

United States President Barack Obama recently introduced DJ Patil as the new Chief Data Scientist of the United States Government. See video: Data Science: Where are We Going?…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 2, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 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

Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers

More and more frequently we see organizations make the mistake of mixing and confusing team roles on a data science or "big data" project - resulting in over-allocation of responsibilities assigned to …
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Added by Michael Walker on July 2, 2013 at 12:01pm — 9 Comments

Data Science is a Team Sport

The hype of "big data" has created a mythical god called the data scientist: a lone-wolf, super-smart human with a solid foundation in computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics, math and strong business acumen, coupled with the ability to communicate findings to…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 23, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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