Live from Apache Big Data: A 5-Point System for Data Project Success

It takes a village to make data projects work – and the most important members of the team may not have anything to do with the data science itself. That’s been the experience of Amy Gaskins, a data scientist with more than 10 years experience as a senior intelligence analyst supporting various agencies within the United States Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. She delivered the final keynote this morning at Apache’s Big Data Conference in Vancouver. Gaskins took the crowd through three diverse projects she’s worked on – with the Department of Defense, MetLife and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration – and highlighted the successes and failures of each project. And in each one, it was the subject matter experts (SMEs), not the data scientists, that were the…


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