It Takes a Village: Making Data Projects Work – Amy Gaskins, Big Data Project Director

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We’ve all seen an innovative data project that fails and all too often the reason isn’t a lack of technical skill among the team members. In order to succeed in complex organizations, data project teams require both diversity and versatility (and their sources aren’t always where you might expect). From the battlefield to the boardroom, Amy Gaskin’s experience demonstrates that incongruous teams can achieve remarkable results.

Amy Gaskins has previously worked for NOAA and MetLife. Amy was an Assistant Vice President in MetLife’s Global Technology & Operations, managing data science projects in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. In her previous government service, Amy spent over 10 years as a senior intelligence analyst supporting various agencies within the United States Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.