Sep 23–26, 2019

Creating a data-driven team culture

Brian Lynch (TD Bank Group)
11:00am11:30am Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1A 08



As data has become heavily ingrained in corporate strategy, businesses have been challenged to build and retain team with data science capabilities. Brian Lynch walks you through some of the materials he’s used to grow, build, and maintain data-driven teams with diverse skill sets ranging from reporting and insights to data sciences.

Topics include:

  • Diversity: A dive into the biases that tend to cloud the judgement of hiring managers, focused on biases toward educational background in three key disciplines (data engineering, mathematics, and business)
  • Personality: Differentiating between the way that a candidate presents themselves and their true motivations, along with ways to identify personality traits that may be poisonous to a data science team and the challenges you will face if you do not account for them
  • Tips and Tricks to find them: How to present available roles to attract the right candidates
  • Why would they want you?: Cultural red flags that cause a potential candidate to not consider an organization
  • Where to find them: Great places to recruit candidates (including Strata)
  • How to keep them: How to create a positive culture that encourages creativity and fun
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Brian Lynch

TD Bank Group

Brian Lynch leads the strategic analytics team for the Personal Savings and Investing Division at TD Bank. Brian holds an undergraduate degree in applied econometrics from Western University and a master’s degree in management analytics from Queens University.

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