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Driven By Data

3 reasons your staff needs data science

Posted by Merav Yuravlivker on Jun 1, 2018 6:04:00 PM
This group is excited to learn data science — shouldn’t you be too?

Data is the new oil.

DJ Patil, the first Chief Data Scientist of the United States, says that integrating data into government “enable[s] transparency — you create efficiency, you provide security, you use it to foster innovation.” Integrating data analysis into your operations can significantly reduce costs and improve efficiency without increasing your operating budget. California reduced its fleet by 15 percent once the state released its budget data on vehicle spending. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ “Big Data” tools have saved the government over $1.5 billion through fraud prevention and identifying waste and abuse. But these reductions in cost and improvements in efficiency can only occur when data is leveraged regularly to provide insights.

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Topics: data science, data training, corporate training

4 questions you should ask before visualizing your data

Posted by Merav Yuravlivker on Dec 23, 2015 2:57:00 PM
Hmm, something looks fishy here. These numbers aren’t adding up!

A picture is worth a thousand words — at least, that’s how the old saying goes. But how many numbers is a picture worth? Perhaps that’s a more interesting question given the amount of charts and graphs created every day. We need to distill all the data available to us through charts and visualizations to convey a clear message. It’s the message the inspires action to change the world — or your organization.

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Topics: data science, data visualization, data training

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