AoF 51: How to Market Machine Learning to Execs w/ Kristen Kehrer

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Does data move you? Then, add AI to BI by taking a master class with three leading ladies in the industry.

Business Coach Lillian Pierson and myself, Mico Yuk, welcome Kristen Kehrer, a data scientist and founder of Data Moves Me. Today’s discussion focuses on how to communicate and market machine learning (ML) to executives and decision-makers.

“In machine learning, there is a whole lot that we can do in terms of predictions, classification, and understanding our variables that a simple analysis doesn’t provide.” Kristen Kehrer [18:04]


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3 Knowledge Bombs

  • Kristen on Ultimate Machine Learning (ML) Outline - Discover how to effectively communicate and market ML models to executives by using her free PPT template.
  • Kristen on Extra Steps - Quality assurance (QA) and substantive storytelling matters when meeting with key decision-makers and what they truly want to know.
  • Kristen on Time Allocation - Dedicate enough time to learn her repeatable and scalable process to convey the correct information depending on the decision-makers.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [02:30]  - Extra Step: Why quality assurance (QA) and substantive storytelling matters.
  • [03:16]  - Key Quote: Data scientists are brilliant, but I see a lot of struggle with how to communicate that brilliance.-Mico Yuk
  • [07:50]  - Kristen and Company: Working together to communicate and transform ML marketing and storytelling.
  • [15:40]  - Bottom Line: ML shoptalk with executives translates value of ML predictions and outputs.
  • [16:17]  - Executive Level: Big picture, size of opportunity, and what’s actionable.
  • [18:43]  - What’s the difference between talking ML to executives and data scientists?
  • [22:18]  - Communication Education: Post-analysis work and what matters to executives.
  • [23:26]  - Cross-functional Confusion: Blank stares and ineffective language to engaging and fun communication.
  • [26:54]  - Key Quote: If I’m working on something really cool, it’s really nice to have people to talk to about it. I’m so grateful that there’s such a data science community now. - Kristen Kehrer
  • [27:40]  - How to market ML? Involves analysis/work, repeatable skills, asking questions.
  • [31:14]  - Slide deck Agenda: Typical template flow includes executive summary, problem statement, ML model, and results using content and visuals.
  • [41:02]  - Avoid Information Overload: What’s next? What’s the impact?
  • [44:55]  - Computer Science vs. Corporate Analytics: Data is where it’s at.
  • [46:20]  - COVID-19 Pandemic Perspective: How do I best have an impact, utilize my skills, and create the working environment that I want for myself?
  • [48:13]  - Women in Data Science: What it looks like to be on male-dominated tech team?
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“If I could save others from giving really painful presentations...” Kristen Kehrer [25:04]

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As the Co-founder and CEO of BI Brainz, I've been in the Business Intelligence/Analytics industry since 2009. Trained 10K+ using our methodologies and frameworks! I love our amazing team and community! I share my passion for data to 20,000+ followers via the Analytics on Fire Podcast, our BI Brainz academy, blog, social media, global keynotes, training, and workshops. Our model is simple. We take what is successful for our customers and teach it! I'm a bonafide beach bum on days off!
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