Isolating data scientists from the rest of your business isn’t the path to impactful insight.
By now, the secret is out that hiring a team of data scientists and isolating them from the rest of your business isn’t the path to impactful insight. Successful projects rely on the involvement of business experts, buy-in from executives, and crucially, the ability for all stakeholders to build their data science knowledge over time—regardless of their initial skill level.
Case in point: if you’ve never created a model before, you’re likely just looking for guidance on where to start and what steps to take. If you’re a seasoned data scientist working on a complex use-case, you may want to see how others have handled similar challenges in the past so you can get to value faster.
While bringing in data science experts is necessary for long-term success, you’re bound to incur some unintended hidden costs if you neglect upskilling and treat hiring as your only strategy.
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