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Available Now: Free On-Demand Webinar on How to Ensure AI ROI

By Metis • December 12, 2019

We recently hosted a live webinar on AI ROI: The Questions You Need to Be Asking. During this 45-minute talk, we examined each phase of an AI project: Planning, Development, and Governance. Learn more and register for the free recording.

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Metis Makes 2019 Training Industry's Top Training Companies List

By Metis • December 09, 2019

Training Industry Inc., the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, announced the selections for its 2019 Top Training Companies™ lists, focused on the IT training sector of the learning and development market. We're proud to announce that we're included on its 2019 IT Training Watch List!

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Does the Data Speak for Itself?

By Alex Nathan • November 25, 2019

In this post, Alex Nathan, Co-Founder of Aventrix Analytics and part-time Metis Corporate Training Instructor, asks the question: Does the Data Speak for Itself? As it turns out, the answer is no, because data alone is typically not enough to arrive at any conclusions. The following equation explains the source of discrepancy: DATA + ASSUMPTIONS = CONCLUSIONS. Read on to find out how data scientists can address this issue.

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Demystifying Data Science Recap: Adrian Cartier on Moving from Cottage Industry to Industry Force

By Emily Wilson • November 19, 2019

This is part of a blog series to recap the talks given on Day 2 of our 2019 Demystifying Data Science live online conference. At the time of his talk, Adrian Cartier worked at Bayer, where he led data science efforts. Here, he discusses Bayer's move from cottage industry to industry force by way of a top-down digital transformation.

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Managing Your Team's Professional Development by Implementing Skill Paths

By Douglas Noll • November 15, 2019

Many employees feel stuck in jobs where everything is “status quo.” They might feel happy or content at times, but many also have a feeling that there’s more they could be doing to contribute to the company – if they only knew where to start. In this post, we explore the benefits of developing skill paths for your employees, which can drive performance, demonstrate company investment, and increase career satisfaction.

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Free Webinar 12/5: AI ROI - The Questions You Need To Be Asking

By Metis • November 13, 2019

On Thursday, December 5th, you're invited to join us live online for a free webinar on AI ROI: The Questions You Need To Be Asking, hosted by Metis Sr. Data Scientist and Head of Corporate Training Executive Programs.

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Reacting to the New Burtch Works Survey & Python’s Rise in Popularity

By Kevin Birnbaum • October 28, 2019

Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kevin Birnbaum reacts to a new Burtch Works survey about which tools data scientists and analytics professionals prefer to use.

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AMA Recap: Become a Better Reader & Designer of Visualizations with Alberto Cairo

By Metis • October 21, 2019

We've all heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words." We believe that visualizations should "simplify information" and that they are powerful because they are “intuitive and easy to read." But what if these are myths? During his AMA, Alberto Cairo (Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami), spoke on how to become better readers and designers of charts, graphs, and maps.

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Meet Kevin Birnbaum, New Metis Sr. Data Scientist

By Emily Wilson • October 17, 2019

Kevin Birnbaum is a new Sr. Data Scientist on the Corporate Training team at Metis. We recently caught up with him to ask a few questions about his career thus far, his new role at Metis, what interests him most about data science, and more.

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AMA Recap: How Data Can Save the World with Natalie Evans Harris

By Metis • October 17, 2019

We recently hosted Natalie Evans Harris, Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Initiatives at BrightHive, for a live online Ask Me Anything session exploring the ways in which data scientists, data professionals, companies, and institutions can equip themselves and others with tools to transform lives through data. Watch a recording here.