Bio: Mikheil Nadareishvili is Deputy Head of BI at TBC Bank, heading company-wide data science initiative. His main responsibilities include overseeing development of data science capability and embedding it in business, development of a centralized data repository, and promotion of evidence-based decision-making culture in the organization.
Prior to TBC, Mikheil worked on applying data science to various domains, most notably to real estate (to determine housing market trends and predict real estate prices), and education (to determine factors that influence students’ educational attainment in Georgia).
Title: Developing Mature Data Science Function
Abstract: Data Science has reached a point of maturity in large organizations. Having proven its value on fascinating niche use cases, it is now on every executive’s mind and ready to radically transform business-as-usual processes. But in order to pull off the transformation, the organization and method of delivery of analytics must change first. Data scientists should transform from isolated “unicorns” to being part of well-thought-out value delivery process. I will discuss how we at TBC made the organizational change, the use cases which were made possible through it and what kind of results were achieved.