5 essential characteristics for a great data analyst

A few week’s back I wrote about the data translator – a role on the data science team that bridges the gap between the data scientist and the business. That got me thinking – what are the characteristics (that may be less obvious) that make for a good data analyst? 1. Intellectual curiosity and focus…

Poor data quality is the single biggest contributor to the poor performance of customer risk-rating models

Poor data quality is the single biggest contributor to the poor performance of customer risk-rating models. Incorrect know-your-customer (KYC) information, missing information on company suppliers, and erroneous business descriptions impair the effectiveness of screening tools and needlessly raise the workload of investigation teams. In many institutions, over half the cases reviewed have been labeled high risk simply due to poor data quality – McKinsey