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Wednesday, June 29 • 10:30am - 10:35am
Empowering Business Users with Shiny

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Relationships between data scientists and business users can often be very transactional in nature (i.e. give us some data and we’ll give you a solution). This approach to analytics can produce meaningful results but removes business users from the analytical process, which often hinders adoption and prevents user insight from enhancing the analysis.n Shiny is a powerful tool that can be used to create compelling output from analytic work but it can also be used to cultivate interactive feedback loops between data scientists and business users. These feedback loops help ensure that data scientists are answering the right questions and that business users are given the opportunity to invest themselves in the analysis, which often expedites the execution and adoption of the data science work. The iterative development of these Shiny applications also works well within the agile framework that is becoming common for data science projects.n In this talk we will discuss some examples of how Shiny has been used at Allstate to empower business users and create an organizational appetite for data science.

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Joseph Rickert

Program Manager, Microsoft
Joseph is a Program Manager at Microsoft having come to Microsoft with the acquisition of Revolution Analytics. He is a data scientist and R language evangelist passionate about analyzing data and teaching people about R. He is a regular contributor to the Revolutions blog and an... Read More →

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Derek Damron

Allstate Insurance

Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 10:35am PDT