Data and product are inherently intangled; whether it’s because product managers heavily rely on data, or because data scientists mine the product for insights, these disciplines’ Venn diagram has quite a bit of overlap. Increasingly, as product organizations become drivers of growth, they are getting data scientists, with an understanding that the product is the best source of intel about how a company is doing.
In this week’s poll, we asked: where should data science report? Product, Business Intelligence, maybe elsewhere? 50% of you thought the data science does, in fact, belong in product. 34% thought that BI should be home for data science, and the rest of you voted for “other.”
As our debaters both point out, there is a definitional question of what exactly data science means – What do you think? Where do the data scientists in your company report? Tells us in the comments.