data analysis

How to Build a Successful Data Analytics Team

PHOTO: Walter What team members do you need to build a successful data science or analytics team? This question comes up with increasing frequency as businesses introduce more data-driven processes across their organizations. For those of you outside the analytics realm, let’s demystify the multiple roles essential to a functioning team. The Data Engineer The data engineer is like a...

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Stop Torturing Your Data and Other Tips to Reveal True Data Insights

The proliferation of data causes many of us to fall into the trap of false insights. Would you believe me if I told you eating bananas made you rich? PHOTO: Jeremy Bishop With the proliferation of data and automated analytic tools, spurious “insights” and meaningless correlations become more common every day. One cause of this is the blind application of unsupervised learning techniques. Any successes that approach...

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