Citizen Data Scientists Need Support to Succeed!

You Can’t Wave a Wand and Change a Business User into a Citizen Data Scientist!

Most business executives and managers have, by now, read the Gartner predictions wherein the average business user will be (or already has been) nominated to become a Citizen Data Scientist. Gartner defines a Citizen Data Scientist as “a person who creates or generates models that leverage Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics but whose primary job function is outside of the field of statistics and analytics.” It is true that a Citizen Data Scientist is NOT a Data Scientist, but some businesses incorrectly expect the same results and anticipate being able to reduce the need for business analysts or data scientists as these new roles are assumed.

Citizen Data Scientists: You are a Role Model!

How a Citizen Data Scientist Can Help Others Adjust to the New Reality!

When a business user is given the mantle of Citizen Data Scientist, they being a journey that can help to advance their career, provide leadership experience and improve visibility across the organization. But, in order to embrace this new part of their position, they must understand a number of things.

Do Citizen Data Scientists Need Special Analytics Tools?

Data Scientists Focus on Strategy, Citizen Data Scientists Deliver Daily!

When Gartner talks about expanding data analytics to business users, they also talk about how the analytical tools must be suitable for business users. If a business wants to implement a Citizen Data Scientist initiative and encourage their business users to become more productive and valuable within the business environment, that business must provide tools that are easy enough for the average business user and will allow them to easily adopt these tools to make day-to-day decisions.

What Are Citizen Data Scientists and Can They Improve the Quality of Business Intelligence?

What Are Citizen Data Scientists?

Citizen Data Scientists represent a new breed of business analysts – a group of individuals with diverse business responsibilities and training, who wield sophisticated analytical tools, and employ complex methods of analysis to improve business results – all without the training or assistance of data scientists or IT team members. Citizen Data Scientists are business users who leverage the knowledge and skill they have developed through professional training and business roles to navigate business intelligence and advanced analytical tools to answer business questions, identify trends and patterns and develop new competitive strategies to support business decisions.

How Do I Ensure Citizen Data Scientist Success?

Identify Citizen Data Scientists and Provide the Support They Need to Succeed

When your business decides to begin a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it faces numerous challenges but the resulting benefits the enterprise will reap from this program are undeniable. With the right preparation, every business can successfully enable this type of initiative and provide augmented analytics to improve collaboration, data literacy and digital transformation in the organization.

Augmented Analytics Learning for All Users!

Enable Learning for Citizen Data Scientists!

Can Augmented Analytics Tools Improve Business User Analytics Adoption?

When a business commits to data democratization and to improving data literacy, it must add advanced analytics tools that will support these initiatives. The education of business users is crucial if these projects are to be successful, but no business has the time or the money to schedule intensive training.

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Augmented Analytics Algorithms and Techniques: Learning for Citizen Data Scientists

Augmented Analytics Algorithms and Techniques: Learning for Citizen Data Scientists

This article summarizes our recent article series on the definition, meaning and use of the various algorithms and analytical methods and techniques used in predictive analytics for business users, and in augmented data preparation and augmented data discovery tools.

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