BADD 2017 - Breakout Session : What is Data Science, and Why Do I Care as a BA?

What is Data Science?  

This buzzword is this speaker’s latest curiosity – a sexy, new term with Old World appeal.  We have always had business problems to solve, but we haven’t always had high levels of collaboration or a varied toolset.  As a former Statistician and current Business Architect in the IT world, Kimberley is ecstatic to share the old and new of Data Science and how we as Analysts and Architects can help solve problems, predict outcomes, and be a vital part of the Data Science World.


Kimberley Smith CBAP CSM is a Senior Consultant and Business Architect at Daughterty Business Solutions with over 20 years of experience in financial, technical and government consulting.  Kimberley  has also worked as a Statistician, Corporate Cost Accountant, Event Manager, Project Manager and Trade Analyst and for companies such as KPMG, EDS, Express Scripts, and the Department of Commerce.  Kimberley holds a MBA from the George Washington University in Internation Business and Finance, MS in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella and BAs in Political Science and Foreign Languages from Radford.  The varied careers and education are linked together by this military brat's passionate curriosity about people, processes, technologies and problem solving with a global perspective.  The latest curiosity is a new term with Old World appeal: Data Science.  Kimberley is ecstatic to share the old and new of Data Science and how we as Analysts and Architects can help solve problems, predict outcomes, and be a vital part of the Data Science World.