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Data Driven Nirvana

Data Driven Nirvana

By Data Driven Nirvana Podcast

Experts from the world of data-science discuss the importance of being a data-driven business to achieve long-term growth and sustainability.
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Episode 8 - How to make Data-Science Boring
Episode 8 - How to make Data-Science Boring
It may seem a bit counter-intuitive but it's a good idea to try and make Data-Science boring!  In other words, reduce the excitement around data and analytics and convert it into a more "business as usual" activity. Chief Data-Scientist and Mango Solutions co-founder Rich Pugh is joined by Dave Gardner, deputy director of client services at Mango to explain to host, Dave Harries, how to take the hype out of data's exciting new frontier.
22:55
September 09, 2020
Episode 7 - Data Engineering
Episode 7 - Data Engineering
In this episode, Dean Wood, Principal Data Scientist at Mango Solutions and Chris James, Mango's Deputy Director of Client Services, discuss the importance of Data Engineering underpinning all data-driven transformation.  They consider the essential elements that must be in place to maximise the chances of an effective data-science function and they discuss the role of data engineers as an essential part of any data and analytics team. 
26:14
July 15, 2020
Episode 6 - The role of change in data-driven transformation
Episode 6 - The role of change in data-driven transformation
In this episode Richard Pugh, Chief Data Scientists at Mango Solutions is joined by special guest Esther McMorris, CEO and founder at Nine Feet Tall, Mango's change partner.  They discuss the vital role of change in data-driven transformation and why so many digital transformation projects result in failure - 70% according to McKinsey - and what steps we can take to avoid being part of this statistic.
30:17
June 04, 2020
Episode 5 - Lies, Damn Lies and Data Science
Episode 5 - Lies, Damn Lies and Data Science
In this episode Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of Mango Solutions and Dave Gardner, Principle Engagement Lead at Mango, discuss the issue of data reliability.  Throughout human history people have been misrepresenting numbers to suit a particular interpretation or view-point. So how can you build trust in your data sources, so that decisions based on that data can be made with confidence?  Rich and Dave, look at the issues and problems involved and tell us how they ensure reliability in a data-driven business.
30:31
May 07, 2020
Episode 4 - Building an Effective Data-Science Capability
Episode 4 - Building an Effective Data-Science Capability
This episode reflects a key challenge facing many businesses and business leaders today –  how to build a thriving data science capability. The demand for data-science and analytics in the UK has grown by 231% over the last five and half years making data and analytic skills a sought-after talent. Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist and Mango Solutions co-founder, alongside Dave Gardner Principle Engagement Lead at Mango, discuss how organisations can address this vital business function.
26:10
March 10, 2020
Episode 3 - Finding the right use case for Data Science
Episode 3 - Finding the right use case for Data Science
In this episode, Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of Mango Solutions and David Gardner, who leads the data science team at Mango, talk  about finding the right use case for data science projects.  Too many companies are using data to solve the wrong problem, because they don't define what it is they want to achieve before diving in to a complex data-science project.  The result is often "Right answer, wrong question" and of little practical use to the organisation.  Rich and David tell us how to avoid such pitfalls and how to make sure you are asking the right question from the start.
28:04
February 05, 2020
Episode 2 - Why Data Science Projects Fail
Episode 2 - Why Data Science Projects Fail
In this episode, Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of Mango Solutions and David Gardner, who leads the data science team at Mango, talk about why data-science projects sometimes fail.  Like the gambler who only tells you when they win, organisations tend to keep quiet when data science projects don't go to plan.  Rich and David discuss how you can set up data-science projects for success, as you strive for data driven nirvana.
28:42
January 06, 2020
Episode 1 - Winners and Losers in the Race to Data-Driven Nirvana
Episode 1 - Winners and Losers in the Race to Data-Driven Nirvana
Dave Harries talks to Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist and co-founder of Mango Solutions and Dave Gardner, who leads the data science team at Mango. In this episode they discuss the likely winners and losers in the data driven revolution. As the ability to manage the ever-increasing deluge of data becomes vital to the success or otherwise of modern businesses,  we discuss what the right strategic approach might be as you invest in the tools and services to reach for true, data-driven, Nirvana.
29:48
November 01, 2019