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Transforming a museum to be data-driven (using R)

Alice Daish

How do you transform a traditionally un-data-orientated organisation into being data-driven armed with data science processes and plenty of enthusiasm?

With the exponential growth of data, more and more organisations are demanding to become data-driven. Seeking value from their data, big data and data science initiatives; jobs and skill sets have risen up the organisations agenda. The first data scientist at a museum shares her experience and learning on the journey to transform the British Museum to be data-driven by 2018.

How is one of the most popular museums in the world, with 6.8 million annual visitors, using data science to achieve a data-driven transition?

  • Valuing of Data
  • Data Science at the British Museum
  • Transformation advice
  • Vision for the future

By valuing data and using data science processes, any organisation can become data-driven.

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