Meet Tanya Cashorali, a founding partner of TCB Analytics, a Boston-based data consultancy. Tanya started her career in bioinformatics and has applied her experience to other industries such as healthcare, finance, retail, and sports. We’ll be talking about what it means to be a data consultant, the wide range of industries that Tanya works in, the impact of data products in her work and the importance of rapid prototyping and getting MVPs or minimum viable products out the door. How does Tanya balance the trade-off between rapid prototyping and building fully mature data products? How does this play out in particular cases in the healthcare and telecommunications spaces? How has her ability to do this evolved as a function of open source software development? We’ll also dive into how general data literacy has evolved, how it can help decision making in business more generally, the data science skills gap and how many data science hiring processes are broken and how to fix them.