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STORY TELLING FROM DATA AT SCALE
January 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Chetan Ghai will explore the cross-industry challenge of reporting insights from data at scale, emerging technologies that are of assistance and real-life applications.
We’re drowning our data scientists in drudgery. A recent study from the Wall Street Journal found that 73% of data scientists spend anywhere from a few hours to few days a week on reporting.
This trend of using data scientists as a band-aid solution for generating information such as a weekly report on sales team performance is just getting. Per McKinsey’s prediction by 2018, there will be a 165,000-person shortage of these skills in the workforce as businesses scramble to hire people that they believe are the key to unlocking data’s full value.
Let’s discuss an alternative. Give your business analysts the right kind of tools and they can provide the business-oriented data-driven insights that their teams need – “What product is selling the most?”, “What salesperson is selling it?”, “Which region is performing poorly?” Let the data scientists focus on the truly complex big data problems that require their specialized skills. Chetan Ghai will elaborate on next transformation step with Big Data and analytics by connecting Artificial Intelligence to Data for effective story telling
Week of $15
At the Door $20
Chetan Ghai (Speaker)
Chief Product Officer, Narrative Sciences
Chetan has 22 years of experience in a variety of industries including Retail and Financial Services and now leads product strategy, development and delivery at Narrative Science. Previous to Narrative Science, Chetan held the role of Chief Product Officer at ShopperTrak, a retail analytics company that was sold to Tyco International in January 2016. Chetan’s past accomplishments include launching new business units, transforming product offerings and leading large teams at companies such as Accenture, Capgemini, and CCC Information Services. Chetan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering degree from Duke University.