PyData London 2022

Building Successful Data Science Projects
06-19, 14:15–15:00 (Europe/London), Tower Suite 3

Your data science projects haven't worked out so well - maybe you didn't have a plan, you suffered from surprising unknowns or you couldn't deliver what someone else promised. I'll share both some painful past experiences and explain choices that will increase your success. I'll root this in a recently shipped solution worth $1 million for a client.


Your data science projects haven't worked out so well - maybe you didn't have a plan, you suffered from surprising unknowns, you couldn't deliver what was promised or you just failed to ship. I've been there over the last 20 years.

I'll share some painful past experiences and explain how you can avoid these common failures. I've just shipped a solution worth $1 million for a client by following my own advice - you can do the same.

We'll talk about estimating the value of your choices, getting written agreement for a project plan, identifying risks and derisking them, validating results with the business, shipping quickly, identifying bottlenecks and iterating our way to success. You'll leave the talk with new ideas to improve the success of your team and your personal career.


Prior Knowledge Expected

No previous knowledge expected

Ian is a Chief Data Scientist and Coach, he's helped co-organise the annual PyDataLondon conference with 700+ attendees and the associated 11,000+ member monthly meetup. He runs the established Mor Consulting Data Science consultancy in London, gives conference talks internationally often as keynote speaker and is the author of the bestselling O'Reilly book High Performance Python (2nd edition). He has 19 years of experience as a senior data science leader, trainer and team coach. For fun he's walked by his high-energy Springer Spaniel, surfs the Cornish coast and drinks fine coffee. Past talks and articles can be found at:

  • https://ianozsvald.com/
  • https://github.com/ianozsvald/
  • https://twitter.com/ianozsvald
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianozsvald/
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