Organizing for Successful Data Science at Stitch Fix with Eric Colson

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For the final episode of our Strata Data series, we're joined by Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer at Stitch Fix, whose presentation at the conference explored "How to make fewer bad decisions." Our discussion focuses in on the three key organizational principles for data science teams that he's developed at Stitch Fix. Along the way, we also talk through the various roles data science plays at the company, explore a few of the many algorithms in use at the company spanning recommendations, inventory management, demand forecasting, and clothing design. We discuss the roles of Stitch Fix'splatforms team in supporting the data science organization, and his unique perspective on how to identify platform features.

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