Communicating the Value of Data Science
8 July 2021, 05 pm

Communicating the Value of Data Science

Elaine McVey, VP of Data Science at the Looma Project

Episode notes

We were joined by Elaine McVey, VP of Data Science at the Looma Project.

Communication was a focus in our conversation with Elaine as we discussed improving communication skills as a data scientist, packaging insights to executives, and what people often get wrong when sharing insights with the business.

What are your stakeholders doing today that they should change as a result of your analysis? What will the business impact be of doing so?

How can you deliver more value as a data scientist? Focus on communicating the results of your analysis, not the technical details.

Here a few snippets from the conversation:

21:30 - How to approach experimentation and running tests
43:30 - How do you communicate the value of data science to executives
52:40 - Ways to improve your communication skills as a data scientist
57:15 - How to package insights to executives
1:01:03 - What data scientists get wrong when communicating insights

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Featured in this episode
Rachael Dempsey
Rachael DempseyHost
Community Manager at RStudio
I love connecting people across the data science community to share what they're accomplishing with data and help others do the same through community discussions, industry meetups, and more.
Elaine McVey
Elaine McVeyVP of Data Science at the Looma Project
VP of Data Science at The Looma Project. She specializes in building the strategic plan, initial team, and key infrastructure needed to establish the data function at startups.

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