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Data exploration for Women’s World Cup 2019

Posted by Data Society on Jul 25, 2019 4:50:36 PM

The Fifa Women's World Cup 2019 was one of the most-watched sporting events in recent years, with over 14 million viewers for the final game. It ended well for the United States, who successfully defended their champion title and set a number of records in the process. This year’s world cup was filled with exciting surprises: Alex Morgan scored five goals, Marta made history with 17 World Cup goals, and the US won with a record 13-0 against Thailand breaking the all-time goal record of Germany vs Argentina (11-0)!

Thanks to data.world and World Cup in JSON API, the stat geek in all of us can get the chance to explore the Women’s World Cup 2019 data. You can also download the data to perform your own analysis. This is always a best practice - when you invest the time upfront to get an overview of your dataset, you’ll hone your analysis and gain solid data analytics skills and mindset in the long run.

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Topics: data science, data visualization, data communication, data strategy

ROI on Data Science Training

Posted by Data Society on Jul 25, 2019 2:57:54 PM

It shouldn’t be a surprise that data science will define the survival of companies and organizations in the next decade. Deborah Leff, the CTO for data science and AI at IBM, says it succinctly: “If your competitors are applying AI, and they’re finding insights that allow them to accelerate, they’re going to peel away really, really quickly.” But Leff notes that only 13% of data science projects actually make it into production. 

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Topics: data science, data training, data communication, data strategy, corporate training, data-driven decision-making

Building a Data-Driven Culture: 4 Ways to Improve the Skills of Your Team

Posted by Data Society on Jun 12, 2019 1:36:45 PM

If a data scientist identifies a powerful new insight, but no one around her understands it, does it even matter? This question gets to the heart of why building a data-driven culture should be a core objective for your organization. While building a data science team is a strong start, it is only a piece of a puzzle.

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Topics: data science, data communication, data strategy, corporate training, data-driven decision-making

What’s their secret? Exploring Victoria’s Secret Dataset (Part 2)

Posted by Data Society on Apr 1, 2019 5:14:52 PM

Last week, we dove into the Victoria’s Secret dataset and discovered that they had a huge variety of not only bra types, but also colors, sizes, and materials. Whenever you start working with a new dataset, always remember to explore it first so you have a good idea of the distribution of the data and you may even have new questions. Now that we have a better understanding of Victoria’s Secret’s inventory, we can ask more questions about their pricing strategies, such as:

  • What’s the price distribution for each product category?
  • Which cup size is cheaper? And which cup size is the most expensive?
  • If you want to save money, which color is cheaper? 
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Topics: data visualization, data training, data communication, data strategy, data-driven decision-making

Competing towards data-driven decisions

Posted by Data Society on Mar 5, 2019 12:33:36 PM

Why host a data competition?

In order to stay competitive and identify star employees, deploying a data competition is a great way to showcase your staff's talents and emphasize the importance of being data-driven.

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Topics: data strategy, data-driven decision-making

Data-Driven Decision Making: The New Norm

Posted by Data Society on Jan 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 Instinct. Intuition. Experience. Business leaders rely on these undefined qualities every day to make the best decision for their companies. While this has led to some of the most successful business moves that transformed society, it has also led to some of the biggest business failures.

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Topics: data strategy, corporate training, data-driven decision-making

The plight of the Frustrated Data Scientist

Posted by Merav Yuravlivker on Jul 16, 2018 7:17:00 PM
And how we can fix it.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about why we were building and distributing our Data Science Communicator Toolkit. Part of our initiative included collecting information from people who work with data so we could shape the toolkit to help bridge the communication gaps between them and their colleagues. We found some interesting results and are excited to share them with you here, as well as some recommendations for how you can alleviate the road blocks that your organization faces on its way to becoming more data driven.

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Topics: data science, data training, data communication, data strategy

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