Data Science: Executive Briefing

In this Executive Briefing, you will learn what data science is, why it is important for you and your business, and how to get started becoming a data-driven organization.
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(45)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 16, 2018
Duration
27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(45)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 16, 2018
Duration
27m
Description

Data science is revolutionizing the world around us. It's beginning to transform entire industries in almost every sector of our economy. However, many tech leaders are still in the dark about how to leverage data science to transform data into actionable insight. In this course, Data Science: Executive Briefing, you will gain the ability to transform data into actionable insight. First, you will learn what data science is. Next, you will discover why data science is important for you and your business. Finally, you will explore how to get started becoming a data-driven organization. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data science needed to transform data into actionable insight.

About the author
About the author

Matthew is a data science consultant, author, and international public speaker. He has over 17 years of professional experience working with tech startups to Fortune 500 companies. He is a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and open-source software contributor.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Why Is Data Science Important?
Hi. I'm Matthew Renze, data science consultant, author, and public speaker. Over the past 2 decades, I've taught over 150 thousand software developers and IT professionals how to make better decisions with data science. Today, I'd like to provide you with a quick introduce to data science geared towards executives and management. I'll provide you with all of the information you need to quickly get up to speed on this exciting new topic. The purpose of this executive briefing is to answer the following three questions. What is data science? Why is it important for you and your business? And how do I get started becoming a data- driven organization with data science? However, in order to keep things interesting, rather than starting with what data science is, we're going to start with why data science is important for you. My hope is that this will show you the value of data science before we go into the details of what it is and how it works. So let's get started.

What Is Data Science?
So now that we know why data science is important, we need to answer the next question. What is data science? Data science is an interdisciplinary field composed of computer science, math and statistics, and domain knowledge that seeks to derive insight from data. Data science is the intersection of these three respective disciplines. Another way to think about it is that data science is the intersection of data engineering and the scientific method. With data science, we're using large-scale data systems to drive the scientific method. The goal of data science is to transform data into knowledge, knowledge that can be used to make rational decisions so that we can take actions that help us achieve our goals. We refer to this process as transforming data into actionable insight.