Communicating Technical Topics to Non-Technical Audiences
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Webinar Series

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Explaining research involving complex ideas makes sense to an audience full of experts in the field, but to a non-technical audience, the information may be confusing. In this interactive discussion topics covered included:

  • How to present technical findings to a non-technical audience
  • The types of questions a presenter should be able to answer from a non-technical audience
  • Understanding your audience
  • Understanding why your research is important to your audience
  • Translating the impact of your research, not the details of your research

Ben ThompsonBen Thompson is the senior director of Data Science at Liberty Mutual Insurance where he manages data scientists, analysts and machine learning operations engineers. He has a Master’s in Econometrics from Washington State University and a Bachelor’s in Actuarial Mathematics from Central Washington University. Thompson has held various roles in data science, analytics and program management. He enjoys spending time with his family, windsurfing and snowboarding.

Recorded on October 12, 2023