Have been involved in something similar, so this is an interesting approach. I like the emphasis on decisions as opposed to broad scoping on the alleged 'magic' of data science. The piece is interesting beyond the statement of what it is. Start from whats practical, and end there.
View from the Marketplace Data Science and Statistics: Opportunities and Challenges
A new online MIT Professional Education course, Data Science: Data to Insights, explores how organizations can convert avalanches of data into meaningful business decisions.
by Devavrat Shah September 2, 2016 ... "