Creating a Data-Driven Organization: Practical Advice from the Trenches (Paperback)

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Creating a Data-Driven Organization: Practical Advice from the Trenches (Paperback)


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What do you need to become a data-driven organization? Far more than having big data or a crack team of unicorn data scientists, it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. This practical book shows you how true data-drivenness involves processes that require genuine buy-in across your company, from analysts and management to the C-Suite and the board.

Through interviews and examples from data scientists and analytics leaders in a variety of industries, author Carl Anderson explains the analytics value chain you need to adopt when building predictive business models from data collection and analysis to the insights and leadership that drive concrete actions. You ll learn what works and what doesn t, and why creating a data-driven culture throughout your organization is essential.

  • Start from the bottom up: learn how to collect the right data the right way
  • Hire analysts with the right skills, and organize them into teams
  • Examine statistical and visualization tools, and fact-based story-telling methods
  • Collect and analyze data while respecting privacy and ethics
  • Understand how analysts and their managers can help spur a data-driven culture
  • Learn the importance of data leadership and C-level positions such as chief data officer and chief analytics officer
Carl Anderson is the Director of Data Science at Warby Parker in New York overseeing data engineering, data science, supporting the broader analystics org, and creating a data-driven organization. He has had a broad-ranging career, mostly in scientific computing, covering areas such as healthcare modeling, data compression, robotics, and agent based modeling. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical biology from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781491916919
ISBN-10: 1491916915
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 300
Language: English