The main difference between the top 10% of Data Scientists and the bottom 90% is a distinction most people overlook: Data Storytelling. No matter who you are, you’re going to have a message that you want other people to hear. Often they are product managers, other data scientists, marketing folks, user research or Execs. Great Data Scientists start by providing insights that have value to the business. However, insights provide no value if they stay in your head! Communicating data science effective to your business partners is crucial.
As a Data Scientist, you have this amazing tool kit at your disposal; An array of statistical techniques, algorithms, and more computational power than you know what to do with. However, all of your shiny cool skills will go to waste if you don’t do provide information that is relevant to your stakeholders. Simply, a job isn’t paying you to construct a huge neural net, they are paying to provide value towards a business question. In this talk you will learn how to get your data science message to the next level and ultimately get buy-in from your audience.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking, Food & Beverage
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Data Storytelling + Q&A
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm – Hang with the Speaker & Networking
Meet Your Speaker: Greg Kamradt, Salesforce
Greg Kamradt is a Senior Growth Analyst on the Product Data Science Team at Salesforce. The Product Data Science team is an amazing group of data scientists who are building predictive apps for internal and customer use cases. We also utilize our apps and analyses to help with trial conversions, targeted marketing campaigns, generate pipeline, close deals, cross-sell/upsell, and reduce attrition.
Prior to Salesforce, Greg was a financial analyst at high tech and online media companies. He earned a degree in Business from Loyola Marymount University. Before joining Salesforce, Greg transformed his analyst skill-set to a data science skill-set during a rigorous 3 months of training in the Galvanize Data Science Immersive in San Francisco. Greg’s data interests include user behavior, time-series, and spatial-temporal analysis. On the weekends you can find Greg in Tahoe, Yosemite, or making pizza.
Is a laptop required?
What You’ll Learn:
In this talk you will learn how to get your data science message to the next level and ultimately get buy-in from your audience. The audience will also walk away with a new perspective and appreciation for the “soft-skill” side of a complete data scientist.
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