An interesting write up by CIO Magazine, about the Women in Data Science Wellington event and a Spotlight on Data scientists. What does makes a good data science team?  Harmonic is proud of our diverse data science team in gender, ethnicity and diversity of thought. We certainly have some interesting discussions about the best ways to solve an analytical challenge.

Data Science Provides and Endless Career Pathway, by Divina Paredes (CIO New Zealand).

Some extracts from the article 

Spotlight on "Data Scientists

''Recent research reports from Gartner highlights the importance of having diverse data science teams, as espoused by many of the speakers at WiDS.

Consider that the diversity of data science applications and aspects requires a diverse team, including but also moving well beyond, gender and ethnic diversity, says a report by Gartner analysts Alexander Linden, Carlie Idoine, Peter Krensky and Neil Chandler."

“World-class data science not only needs introverted, extroverted, funny and dead-serious team members, but also members from diverse cultural, ethical and academics backgrounds, to cope better with the range of aspects" of their work.''

''The critical tasks needed to build a sustainable data science capability require more than a flair for writing algorithms".

Women in Data Science, Wellington 9 March 2019

Dr Lisa Chenour Chief Analytics Officer, was a speaker on the 'Working in Data Science' panel at WiDS Wellington - Saturday 9 March 2019.  This is an independent event organised by Victoria University of Wellington to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held aStanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide.  

Lisa also joined the ‘Q&A with Leading Data Scientists’ panel at the Women in Data Science New Zealand, 2018 event.  A highly qualified data scientist, Lisa's views on data science topics are sought widely. She has presented on Big Data topics with NEC at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2014, and on data quality at the GE Digital Summit in Melbourne, July 2016 and Brisbane 2017.