When St. Luke’s Health System Senior Director of Advanced Analytics Justin Smith Ph.D. is hiring he always looks for people with a philosophy of lifelong learning.
“Who’s going to [push the organization forward]? It will probably be your data science teams, because that’s where the knowledge is,” Smith says. “But how do you bring along those individuals in your organization that are interested? They’re the lifelong learners you want to try and identify and grow.”
Justin Smith Ph.D. shares his ideas on keeping data scientists engaged and working on projects that inspire passion.
“Data teams have access to a tremendous amount of information. Engaging them is as simple as asking what cool things they’re seeing in the data. That should spark their interest because data scientists are curious beings. We need to be able to explore and make new things,” Smith says.
How mature is your organization's AI and automation journey? Is it in the planning phases? Is it less than one year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 4 years or more than five years?
How you can use these emerging technologies for real impact in your business, and how to use AI and machine learning in health care. Daniel Crowley, the director of Strategic Analytics at Steward Health Care, Justin Smith, the senior director of Advanced Analytics at St Luke's Health System, Hanqing Cao, the head of data science in the I.T. Transformation Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Vishal Sheth, Director of Transformation at New York Presbyterian Hospital come together in the panel discussion to break down the opportunities data leaders have in the health care industry and the best practices for utilizing AI and machine learning.