Put data scientists’ skills to excellent use in mission-critical scenarios

Mission control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Image: Erin Carson/TechRepublic When most people imagine a data science team, they envision a think tank centrally located in corporate headquarters that is assiduously working to propel the company’s next big strategy. Some even think of data scientists in more of a research and development function, doing deep data analysis in hopes of a breakthrough innovation. While these placements in the organizational structure are viable and appropriate, there’s another, less-obvious place where your data scientists can really make a difference — at the heart of your company’s operations in what I call operational data science. SEE: Executive’s guide to Big Data strategies and best practices (free ebook) Houston, we have a problem It may seem a bit odd to put your data scientists…


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