How Uber is turning everyone in the company into a data scientist

Uber’s Director of Data Science, Franziska Bell, would like everyone who works at Uber to have the ability to execute their role with the same insight as a data scientist. “Our vision is to provide data science expertise at the touch of a button,” Bell said during her talk at Transform 2019 this month.

By unifying the teams in her organization — the data science ninjas, as she calls them — with their cross-functional counterparts in engineering, product, and design, Uber has built internal tools and platforms that others in the company can leverage, bringing cutting-edge expertise to anyone within the company. One example she pointed to is the forecasting platform they’ve developed, or as she described it, “platformization at ease.”

Author: Bill Franks

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