The distinction between analytics and data science is either incredibly clear or incredibly murky. Or it’s somewhere in between. I spent a hot minute 15 years into my career thinking I would become a data scientist…and quickly realized that there is too much calcification of the neurons in my brain for that to happen.
So…then I spent a year or so exploring the idea of “being data science-y.” Eventually, Ian Thomas pointed out to me that maybe, rather than contorting the English language, I should just say that I was “an analyst who did some data science.”
Still, I did the presentation below at Superweek in January 2017, and the material has held up!