Merav Yuravlivker | Gettting People Invested in Data Science
28 October 2021, 05 pm

Merav Yuravlivker | Gettting People Invested in Data Science

CEO of Data Society

Episode notes

Merav Yuravlivker, CEO of Data Society, describes how to get people excited about data science internally. Also, how data science teams should think about defining and measuring success.

Data Society is a leading provider of customized data science training programs and AI/ML solutions for enterprise and government agencies (

A few key snippets from our conversation:

01:13 - Start of session
7:33 - Ways to get people invested in data science internally
13:00 - Measuring and defining success with data science projects
15:50 - Growing engagement at internal community events / lunch & learns
32:38 - Building to serving predictive models
47:47 - Calming fears around the company "being behind" in using data
58:50 - Doing both the A & B of A/B Testing

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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.
Merav Yuravlivker
Merav YuravlivkerGuest
Co-Founder & CEO at Data Society
Co-Founder & CEO of Data Society. A former teacher, Merav is passionate about empowering professionals with the data skills they need to transform their industries, solve tough challenges, and build innovative communities.

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