The Data Standard

Tips to Build a Business Case to Get Your Data Science Initiative Funded
Host Darren Kaplan sits down with The Good Factor CEO and SEO Ali Bouhouch to talk about how to get your data science initiative funded.

Episode Summary

Getting your data science initiative funded is one of the most challenging tasks for a data scientist. So, our host Darren Kaplan sits down for a virtual meeting with Ali Bouhouch to discuss some of the best tips to build a business case and get executive sponsorship. 

In today’s episode of The Data Standard, Ali reminisces about his time working as the CTO of Sephora and shares insights drawn from his experience. 

As a data scientist, the first crucial step to getting your initiative funded is understanding how a specific business runs. Learning about a business’s current processes, needs, and issues helps ensure you’re on the same wavelength with the decision-makers. Only then can you present data science in a language they’ll understand, in a language that’s not technology-centric, but business-centric. 

Hear more tips on getting your initiative funded by tuning in with Darren and Ali as they dive deeper into the topic.

Meet the Hosts

Darren-Kaplan

Darren Kaplan

Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs
Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.

Ali Bouhouch

An engineer by trade, Ali Bouhouch has worked at IBM, as a consultant, as a startup founder, and even as the CTO at Sephora. Currently, he’s the CEO and SEO of The Good Data Factory, focusing on AI, ML, and data science.