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The Art of Data-Driven Business

By : Alan Bernardo Palacio
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The Art of Data-Driven Business

By: Alan Bernardo Palacio

Overview of this book

One of the most valuable contributions of data science is toward helping businesses make the right decisions. Understanding this complicated confluence of two disparate worlds, as well as a fiercely competitive market, calls for all the guidance you can get. The Art of Data-Driven Business is your invaluable guide to gaining a business-driven perspective, as well as leveraging the power of machine learning (ML) to guide decision-making in your business. This book provides a common ground of discussion for several profiles within a company. You’ll begin by looking at how to use Python and its many libraries for machine learning. Experienced data scientists may want to skip this short introduction, but you’ll soon get to the meat of the book and explore the many and varied ways ML with Python can be applied to the domain of business decisions through real-world business problems that you can tackle by yourself. As you advance, you’ll gain practical insights into the value that ML can provide to your business, as well as the technical ability to apply a wide variety of tried-and-tested ML methods. By the end of this Python book, you’ll have learned the value of basing your business decisions on data-driven methodologies and have developed the Python skills needed to apply what you’ve learned in the real world.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: Data Analytics and Forecasting with Python
Part 2: Market and Customer Insights
Part 3: Operation and Pricing Optimization

Starting to work with data

Starting the journey to become a data leader requires improving your skill set to incorporate certain capabilities that allow you to not only understand descriptive visualizations, basic statistical concepts, as well as tech and data concepts but also create the skills to lead teams and understand business requirements.

This section consists of answers that our data leaders gave when asked about which skills and capabilities were required to become successful data leaders.

Julio Rodriguez Martino

  • How did you get into data science and engineering?

I have a degree in science, and I focused my scientific career on experimental physics. Having experience in data analysis, statistics, and problem-solving made data science a natural choice when moving to the industry.

  • Which are the areas in which you needed to work the most to get there?

Machine learning and Python. I had little experience in both.

  • If you were to start...