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Why Your Company Needs Data Translators by Simon Chadwick, Mike Forde, Chris Brady

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Why Your Company Needs Data Translators

In many organizations, there remains a consistent disconnect between data scientists and the executive decision makers they support. That’s why it’s time for a new role: the data translator.

Chris Brady, Mike Forde, and Simon Chadwick

WINTER 2017

Over the past two years, we’ve worked extensively with leaders in the world of professional sports, a field known for its use of analytics. An emergent theme of our work has been the persistent cultural divide between the decision makers on the field and the data analysts who crunch numbers off of it.

Our work has included a series of research workshops to discuss trans-Atlantic and cross-sector issues around performance management in professional sports. A key ...

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