The Golden Year
What needs to be achieved in the first year of a data science team, before the business gets bored?
Will and Rich, from Mango Solutions, regularly see many data science teams being set up without the tools and connections throughout the business. This leads to isolation and poor business outcomes, and in some cases teams being shut down. In this talk they will share their experiences of setting up data science teams and projects within organisations focusing on the keys for success in the first year.
With more than 20 years’ experience working with data in every aspect Richard Pugh is a leader in the Data Science field. He has a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from Bath University and has worked in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors as a consultant. These days, Richard spends a lot of his time advising clients on the benefits of, and ways to create a data-driven business. Richard is also on the RSS Data Science section committee and was the inaugural President of the R Consortium.
Will Siddall has 15 years experience helping companies to find valuable actionable insights in data. He has led data science teams in consulting, start-up and corporate environments, giving him a unique perspective on what is needed to succeed and the scars from when things go badly wrong