LinkedIn had one of the first data science teams. Now it’s breaking up the band

This is what usually happens with groups that are high value but perceived as cost centers.  The re-org sounds very typical as a move to create more accountability and rationalization of costs.

“It was just really clear that there was just a lack of clarity around rules and responsibilities, which was frustrating for people on the team, as well as people who had to work with them,” said Laura Dholakia, the head of LinkedIn’s business operations and analytics team and leader of the former decision sciences team, in an interview with VentureBeat.

via LinkedIn had one of the first data science teams. Now it’s breaking up the band | VentureBeat | Big Data | by Jordan Novet.

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