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The Zen of Data Science

YOW! Data 2018

What makes data science such a different field ? Why is it such a challenge to structure, manage and capture the value of data science ?
This presentation will focus on the key issues around the practice of discovery, (“science”) and how it differs from the practice of building new things (“engineering”).
Other questions addressed will include:
How do organisations manage and leverage the value of data science ? What are the key “unknown unknowns” that managers miss so often, with disastrous results ?
What are the cultural, procedural, managerial differences between “scientists” and engineers in a modern, data-driven workplace ?

Dr Eugene Dubossarsky

Managing Partner of the Global Training Academy and Chief Data Scientist

AlphaZetta

Australia

Dr Eugene Dubossarsky is leader in the analytics field in Australia, with over 22 years’ commercial data science experience. He is the Managing Partner of the AlphaZetta global training Academy as well as AlphaZetta's Chief Data Scientist. He is also the founder of the Australia–New Zealand Data Analytics Network, with over 20,000 members, and the head of the Data Science Sydney group (6,600+ members), and Big Data Analytics Sydney (7000+ members) . He is regularly invited as a conference presenter, consultant and advisor, and appears on podcasts, in print and on television to discuss data science and analytics, and advisory board member for listed companies, advising on AI and Data Science. Eugene also applies data science in an entrepreneurial setting, to financial trading and online startups, and is the creator of ggraptR, an interactive visualisation package in R.