Data Science? Sounds amazing! … but… what do you do? – Mom
Apparently my Mom doesn’t read TechCrunch everyday. Well Mom, here’s what I do:
Develop Data Strategies
Your business generates data; that’s a fact. Do you know what data are critical for making decisions that impact your bottom line? Are you setup to capture this critical data? I will make sure you get off to a great start by identifying critical data to collect and a strategy for using that data to your advantage. Make your data work for you.
Analysis & Interpretation
Maybe you have a treasure trove of data but it’s all a little overwhelming, basic charts just don’t say much, or there’s a burning question you don’t know how to answer. Now it’s time to call in someone who knows all about ETL (that’s nerd for making your data usable), the pitfalls of various analysis techniques, and has the ability to tell your data’s story in terms you understand.
Data identified? Check. Signals and algorithms for success? Check. Now lets put these into production. Maybe the goal is an internal dashboard or it’s a new recommendation algorithm on your e-commerce site. Whatever the product, I can accelerate your delivery by bringing over a decade of engineering and analysis experience to the process. Let’s make your vision a reality.
A Data Scientist needs nerd cred right? Well I’ve earned a few science and engineering degrees, spent time crunching numbers for a government lab, and worked in startups on everything from databases to iOS apps and all the messy stuff in between. I have a couple dozen papers and presentations but I’m no ivory tower academic; I work hard to impact the bottom line and people’s lives.