We were recently joined by Óli Páll Geirsson, Chief Data Officer at the City of Reykjavik.
9:44 - Providing value to stakeholders in data science
12:35 - Why data science is more about the people
15:06 - Communication with stakeholders = Crucial
17:21 - The value of building up your data science team
18:08 - Why you need a diverse data science team
20:15 - More efficient data science teams by breaking down goals
37:46 - Active listening to better identify needs for your data science projects
43:55 - Prioritizing the projects your data science team works on
49:37 - The best way to approach key stakeholders
1:07:06 - The importance of visualizing data products
An audience-led conversation held on Zoom focused on data science leadership that is open to all every Thursday at 12 ET. You can check out the recordings on this site as well! Learn more on the About DSH page here:https://www.rstudio.com/data-science-hangout/about
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There are three ways to ask questions during a live session:
All of the recordings from past sessions are shared here:https://www.rstudio.com/data-science-hangout/live-calls
That's up to you. The host, Rachael usually opens up the discussion by asking the featured leader what they are most excited about in data science currently, and then we turn the questions over to the audience. Here are a few examples of questions that have come up before:
What is the divide between a business analyst and a data scientist?
What is the most unique problem you've had to solve in your industry?
My leaders refer to our BI tools when asked about data science, do you consider BI data science? Why/why not?
Did you always have managing skills/people skills, or did you have to learn them?
Could you define levels of data science maturity for companies?