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The main difference between the top 10% of Data Scientists and the bottom 90% is a distinction most people overlook: Data Storytelling.
No matter who you are (e.g. product manager, data analyst, data scientist…), you’re going to have a message that you want other people to hear. Great Data Scientists start by providing insights that have value to the business. However, insights provide no value if they stay in your head!
As a data professional, you have this amazing tool kit at your disposal; An array of statistical techniques, algorithms, and more computational power than you know what to do with. However, all of your shiny cool skills will go to waste if you don’t provide information that is relevant to your stakeholders. Simply, a job isn’t paying you to construct a huge neural net, they are paying you to provide value towards a business question. In this talk you will learn how to get your data story to the next level and ultimately get buy-in from your audience.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Check in
6:30 - 7:30 pm Greg Kamradt
7:30 - 9 pm Refreshments, mingling
What You’ll Learn:
In this talk you will learn how to get your data science message to the next level and ultimately get buy-in from your audience. The audience will also walk away with a new perspective and appreciation for the “soft-skill” side of a complete data scientist.
Pre-requisite Knowledge / Skills:
Meet the Speaker: Greg Kamradt
Greg Kamradt is a Lead of Growth & Adoption on the Product Data Science Team at Salesforce. The Product Data Science team is an amazing group of data scientists who are building predictive apps for internal and customer use cases while driving strategic vision across multiple products. Greg's data interests include user psychology, time-series, and spatial-temporal analysis. On the weekends you can find Greg in Tahoe, Yosemite, or making pizza.
Special Thanks To:
- SF Data Mining
- Lisbeth Ortega for volunteer organizing
- Google Launchpad Space for hosting / sponsoring
- Udacity for Sponsoring
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