New roles are emerging around data science. One of the most important is the Data Science Product Manager. This role is the link between research and ROI. Companies from Facebook to seed stage startups are putting heavy emphasis on results (productization) for their data science efforts.
Data science doesn’t productize itself. Many other software products can easily move from brain storm to prototype to market. That path is a straight, obvious line. Moving from a research project to a fully trained math model to market is a process as complex as the research itself.