Data Logging Example:  eCommerce data representations

Research Question

How should the data architecture of a single eCommerce channel be changed to support multiple eCommerce channels such as eBay, Alibaba, and Rakuten?

Approach

Interviewed sales and business development stakeholders to inform sub-sampling of 88 billion eCommerce transactions.  Coded scripts to parse and analyze existing raw data and its categorization.  Led review sessions with technical stakeholders to generalize patterns and rules. 

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Flowchart snips from process to align data representations of multiple eCommerce channels 

Impact

Recommended a new user-focused data access process that increased access efficiency by 5% for billions of transactions.  Created and patented a new data sharing system and method that is capable of mapping eCommerce data representations between the majority of the world's eCommerce channels.  This intellectual property was subsequently acquired by eBay.