AirBnB’s Data Science University

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A data scientist is a fancy job title alright. But what is the depth of understanding that every company has, on the everyday data they acquire from the various data tools?

You need a data scientist or a solid course on data science to strategize the collection, storage, usage and interpretation of data.

Read more as doodleblue extrapolates on the importance of knowing your customers with numbers.

AirBnB Teaches Data Science

Data University is AirBnB’s effort to make its workforce data literate.

Online courses were not providing tailor made courses so AirBnB went ahead and created their own bunch of courses with three levels of instruction for varying employee strata.

Jeff Feng, product manager on the analytics and experimentation team wishes to establish three best practices:

Design an accessible curriculum for everyone

Work with leadership across the company to master the literacy expectations

Find success measurement parameters.

AirBnB Data Science

Why Data Science?

Regardless of whether the company wants to conduct a statistical analysis or require the services, it is imperative to understand the nature and potential of the data that the company is dealing with.

In most of the cases, organizations go for a recommender system, that analyses the demographics and purchase trends but ultimately the real power comes when this data is interpreted and followed to improve discount deals, marketing or even the user experience.

In both cases a data strategy can save the day! No organization can get it’s data strategy on point at it’s initial stages itself and it is reason enough to consider it as an integral plan of product/service roadmap and business plan as well.

We at doodleblue believe that the ability to design a well researched data strategy is what distinguishes a quality data scientist from someone who is a data analyser.

Experience, presence of mind, research on case studies and a generous flow of imagination make a worthy data scientist who is well versed with reading customer behaviour from numbers and stats!

FC Kohli Father of Indian Software Industry

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Father of the Indain sotware industry

Kohli joined Ebasco International Corporation,, Boston for training in Power System Operation. He returned to India and joined Tata Electric Companies and helped to set up the Load Dispatching System to manage the system operations. He then became the General Superintendent and Deputy general manager, he was also appointed as senior consultant to Tata Consulting Engineers. He became Director of Tata Electric Companies after he became the general manager of Tata Consultancy Services.  He was made the Director-in-Charge and in Deputy Chairman of TCS. Kohli was on the board of directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers He is the past president of the Computer Society of India and was the chairman of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Conference held at Singapore in and chairman of the apex committee of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Conference held at New Delhi. He was president of the Management Consultants Association of India for the year.

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