Benn Stancil is a cofounder and Chief Analyst at Mode, a company building collaborative tools for data scientists and analysts. Benn is responsible for overseeing Mode's internal analytics efforts, and is also an active contributor to the data science community. In addition, Benn provides strategic oversight and guidance to Mode's product direction as a member of the product leadership team.
When we talk about building data teams and tools, we often talk about the problems we want to solve and the technologies that help us do it. But the most important part of building a successful data-driven business often isn't tools or technologies - it's the people who use them.
This presentation will outline what those analysts and data scientists need to be successful. Consistently, leading data companies focus on helping people rapidly answer questions that constantly evolve, while teams that struggle think more about data over people, technology over business needs, and the current world over where the world might be.