Within a company, business and technical people tend to be almost two different species. They have different languages, different priorities, different skills, different cultures, and different educational backgrounds. They often live separately despite being on the same team. The dividing line between the two is shrinking as the business world has been feeling pressure to become more technical. But what should we ask of the technical world? Let’s look together at how to meet closer to the middle.
Donatella is currently a faculty member at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. She is also the faculty director for the UC Berkeley & Galvanize Data Science Program at Berkeley Executive Education. Donatella teaches finance, data analysis, and data science. She is part of the data science education startup Galvanize (now part of K12 Inc), where she helped design a tailored Applied Business curriculum for data scientists and teaches business leaders to become data-driven decision-makers. Donatella is also a Partner and Chief Science Officer at Lumen Global Investments, a global investment organization that uniquely combines investment expertise, essential data, and technology: an innovative approach to modern money management.
Donatella’s research interests are in the areas of behavioural finance, asset pricing, psychology, economics, and household finance. Donatella earned her Ph.D. in Finance, Financial Markets, and Financial Institutions from the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Bologna, Italy. During her university studies, Donatella worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Westminster Business School in London, the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Donatella is also a member of the Data Masters team, where she holds the position of Director of Curriculum and Advisor. With her expertise and dedication, she plays a vital role in driving educational excellence and empowering aspiring data professionals.