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Building and Leveraging the Data Team at Tron Corporation (C)

Published 11 Jun 2021
Reference 6668
Region Global
Summary

This case follows Kunal, VP of Data Science at Downtown, a leading arts/news magazine, as he puts together a data team to work on a strategy to turn the ailing publication around. This, as he discovers, involves more than hiring strong technical talent. It’s about finding the right mix of technical knowledge, industry experience and soft skills to design an analytical approaches to business problems, and knowing how to work with both business stakeholders and data engineers. Data teams intersect with many different parts of the organization, and making them work together is far harder than crunching the numbers.

Teaching objectives

To discuss and showcase the skills that make up an impactful data team – one that can think strategically, work with ambiguity, build resilience in the face of challenge and failure, collaborate with business stakeholders and engineering, and provide measurable value to the organisation.

Keywords
  • Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Analytics
  • Data science
  • Data product
  • Head of Data
  • AI
  • Q22021