An exciting talk on the main difficulties and how to overcome them when building and scaling data teams with Florian Douetteau
- Technological issues: What stack should they choose for the company’s architecture? And what about big data technologies; should they accept being a polyglot or rather assume being a ruthless dictator?
- HR issues: Who should they hire? Should they build their data team as an extension of the BI team? Or should they build it from scratch?
- Data issues: How are they supposed to get data inside his data lake? Which strategy should they adopt: the cicada, the spider or the fox one?
- Product issues: What is big data really about? And eventually, what are they willing to do with this bunch of data?
The talk aims at demonstrating how tough it can be to build and scale a data department, and at giving some insights about the strategy Florian thinks they should adopt.