Airbnb, Univision highlight best practices in BI

Mark Labbe | July 02, 2018

Airbnb, Univision highlight best practices in BI
At the 2018 Real BI Conference, Airbnb and Univision executives present some of the best BI strategies their organizations use to help drive growth and cut down on manpower and costs. For multibillion-dollar industry giants like Airbnb and Univision Communications, best practices in BI help drive growth. BI at Airbnb. Data streams in constantly at Airbnb, and top executives want insights daily, said Theresa Johnson, a data scientist and products manager for financial infrastructure at the San Francisco-based company, during a panel at the 2018 Real BI Conference. To handle demands, Johnson helped develop an easier system for creating and linking metrics, and she fosters a workplace environment that has her data science team focusing on collaboration. Airbnb largely uses its own set of tools for sorting data, Johnson said. But she said one of the best practices in BI she used was to create a scalable system, with linked metrics about the online market for the private vacation housing rentals that could be looked at and edited on the go with "slice-and-dice" tactics. The system has its faults, as new metrics that harbor errors could inadvertently shut down large chunks of the system when it was introduced. Recognizing that, Johnson said she established a developer environment in which new metrics can be tested safely before linking with the system.

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