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How Business Leaders Can Win with Data Science

Key Takeaways:
  • Learn about the tools, techniques and critical questions needed for your business to win at data science.
  • Learn how business, management, and data teams can work together effectively.
  • Learn about best practices and common pitfalls for data transformation programs.
Thursday February 15, 11AM ET
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Having strong data science capabilities across your organization provides a critical competitive advantage. While "getting better at data" is a common organizational goal, the implementation details are key to success.

This session, run by the authors of "Winning with Data Science", covers stories of Kamala and Steve, two fictional professionals collaborating with data science teams to achieve their business goals. Through these case studies, you'll learn about the tools and techniques your organization needs to win with data science, as well as guidance on how business professionals and executives can collaborate effectively with data science teams.

Presenter Bio

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Howard FriedmanChief Data Scientist & Senior Partner at DataMed Solutions Data Science & Statistics Instructor at Columbia University Data Scientist and Health Economist at United Nations

Howard is a data scientist, health economist, and writer with decades of experience leading data modeling teams in the private sector, public sector and academia. He is an adjunct professor, teaching data science, statistics, and program evaluation, at Columbia University, and has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters in areas of applied statistics, health economics and politics. His previous books include Ultimate Price and Measure of a Nation, which Jared Diamond called the best book of 2012.

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Akshay SwaminathanHead of Data Science at Cerebral

Akshay is a data scientist who works on strengthening health systems. He has more than forty peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been featured in the New York Times and STAT. Previously at Flatiron Health, he currently leads the data science team at Cerebral and is a Knight-Hennessy scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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