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28 Oct 2021

Getting People Invested in Data Science

Merav Yuravlivker

Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Data Society
How to get people excited about data science internally. And how data science teams should think about defining and measuring success.
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Episode notes

The Data Science Hangout is a weekly, free-to-join open conversation for current and aspiring data science leaders.
An accomplished leader in the space will join us each week and answer whatever questions the audience may have.



We were recently joined by Merav Yuravlivker, Co-Founder and CEO of Data Society.

Data Society is a leading provider of customized data science training programs and AI/ML solutions for enterprise and government agencies (


A few key snippets from our conversation:
01:13 – Start of session
7:33 – Ways to get people invested in data science internally
13:00 – Measuring and defining success with data science projects
15:50 – Growing engagement at internal community events / lunch & learns
32:38 – Building to serving predictive models
47:47 – Calming fears around the company “being behind” in using data
58:50 – Doing both the A & B of A/B Testing


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