Missy Wittmann, enterprise data strategist at American Family Insurance, shares her thoughts on big data, the challenges facing data managers, and what makes the new University of Wisconsin Data Science program unique.
The field of data science is exploding as fast as the world is creating data. But what is behind this growth, and what does it mean for business? To find out, we spoke with Missy Wittmann, a data management leader and evangelist for more than 20 years. In this exclusive interview, Ms. Wittmann talks about her experiences, her influences, and her advice for those considering a career in data science.
Please tell us about yourself and your background.
Certainly! My name is Missy Wittmann and I serve as enterprise data strategist at American Family Insurance. I am also president of the Wisconsin Data Management Association (DAMA) Chapter and vice president of Chapter Services for DAMA International.
I have worked in data management for 20 years. You could say it’s a passion of mine!