In this episode, Andy Davis talks to Dr. Peter Appleby, Head of Data Science at AutoTrader UK. On the show, they discuss some of the misconceptions surrounding the role of a Data Scientist. Andy asks Peter about what he looks for in a potential employee. Peter explains to Andy how a company can best leverage a data team to achieve a good ROI.
1.07 clarifying what data science actually is.
4.11 Is there a hype surrounding Data Scientists?
5.19 Building a data science team
6.46 Misconceptions around the roles and titles of data professionals.
9.00 Defining the ROI of a project.
10.47 Pathways into data and Peters background.
13.05 Teamwork in data
14.10 What competencies do you emphasis for your team?
15.46 Data from a leadership perspective.
17.13 The direction Peter sees the data space heading.
19.15 Being commercially aware as a data scientist.
20.23 The excitement of working in big data.