Many data scientists have years of higher education invested in becoming one. In their professional work life, they have had to probably go through many rings of fire before elevated to the title of data scientist in their organizations. Based on personal experience, reading through college curriculums, blog posts from data scientists, research companies’ papers […]

The field of Data Science and the role of a Data Scientist are hot commodities right now. IBM predicts the demand for Data Scientist will increase 28% by the year 2020. [14] Demand is so high in fact, that in the screenshot below, I show an advertisement from one of many companies that offer data […]

Deepak Rai Bio Deepak is a seasoned Data Scientist with experience with working in scientific, business and statistical analysis environments. He has worked across multiple industries, and world-class research and development organizations, in India, Japan, and the USA. His emphasis has been on Predictive Modeling to provide analytical solutions for complex business and scientific data […]

David Napoli Bio David Napoli has worked with data for over 20 years as an analyst, actuary, statistician, research manager, and director. His experience includes evaluation and outcomes studies, ROI analysis, IBNR determination, predictive modeling, risk adjustment methodologies, advanced data visualization, dashboard design and implementation, database development and management, and identifying and evaluating trends and […]

Readers: This was completed in the years 2014-2015 by the Pew Research Center. I would be very curious how much this has changed since the 2016 elections and in what direction the public views are no leaning. Food for thought. Michael Source: –, Wide Mix of Factors Influencing Public Views on 22 Science-Related Issues, Pew Research […]

Readers: Today, I attended a presentation, at the State Capitol, which was hosted by Tableau and Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Round-Table Discussion The notes below are my notes from the round-table discussion today […]

Readers: For this Tableau Secrets blog post, someone else has already done the heavy lifting, so I am going to refer you to his web site, Data + Science. Back in July 2014, Jeffrey Shaffer wrote a blog post Tooltip Canvas in Tableau – A Mockup for Chart Functionality within Tooltips based on an idea he added to […]