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Step 5. Resourcing

There is no question, universities require a comprehensive resourcing mix to move from concept to usable analytics. “Data scientists build the predictive modelling and data engineers work out how to deliver the risk metrics in a useable, sustainable way,” Pavan says. “A back-end application developer makes sure the data integrates with the institution’s existing technology, while a front-end application developer looks at user experience, often working with a dedicated experience designer.” Rolling quality assurance testing is also required.