ODSC West 2016

Join us in Santa Clara as we talk about managing data science in the enterprise, data valuation, and best practices for data visualization.

Friday, November 4

Managing Data Science for Business

9:00am-1:00pm in Room 204

Organizing around data is a concern for the whole business. The myth of the lone ranger data scientist is very much that: effectively leveraging data requires cross-functional collaboration, organizational adaptation, and an organizational understanding of what using data to create business value entails.

In this tutorial, we will share our methods and observations from three years of effectively deploying data science in enterprise organizations. Attendees will learn how to build, run and get the most value from data science teams, and how to work with and plan for the needs of the business.

Storytelling with Data

9:00am-11:00am in Room 210

The difference between a boring graph and an eye-catching visualization can seem like a gulf too wide to cross without a degree in graphic design, but a few best practices will get you a long way. This tutorial is for those with the software chops and interest necessary to create data visualizations, who would like to take their work from confusing to compelling.

Attendees will leave with knowledge of the design best practices required to develop better visualizations to begin with, as well as the ability to seek out and apply helpful critique of their work.

Sunday, November 6

What's Your Data Worth?

3:00pm-3:45pm in Room 207

The unique properties of data make assessing its value difficult when using the traditional approaches of intangible asset valuation. In this talk, we discuss a number of alternative approaches to valuing data within an organization for specific purposes, including informing decisions to purchase third party data, and monitoring data’s value internally to manage and increase that value over time.