Data Science Manager at Mindbody
Sam is a data science manager at Mindbody, the leading technology platform for the wellness industry. Previously, she consulted for Slalom Consulting’s Data and Analytics practice and Elicit, a customer-centricity firm. She is a skilled data scientist who has experience in leading data science teams, developing data-driven business recommendations, and predictive modeling. Her excitement comes from using data science to break through the surface layer of information to help formulate actionable business insights. She has advised and worked with companies such as Southwest Airlines, McAfee, Universal Pictures, and City of Hope, to name a few.
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Often times, Data Science teams are not performing data science or analytics, but spend a majority of their time cleaning and curating data. By the time the data is ready to use, the business is already onto the next problem. Data silos within companies are common, but often times analysts cannot even access the data they need. So what does it take, to take this raw, dirty data and transform it into a format that can be used to automate ML models that learn from the ingestion of new data?