The lessons Covid-19 has taught the world have been plentiful and painful, but very valuable. That includes the data science function. Fortunately, as with every challenging experience if one is willing to seek the value and use it to drive positive change and transformation, you emerge stronger and better prepared for any similar situation in future.

Against the Covid-19 backdrop, this is particularly true for data science teams and departments, but also for the businesses that employ them and the way in which these businesses and teams relate to each other. One of the most significant lessons the pandemic has taught business people and data analysts is that data is not necessarily the silver-bullet solution to every challenge, as many organisations had come to believe. ..

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