Core unit I wish existed: Maker & DeFi Data Insights R&D
Short Description: This unit would focus on providing continuous data insights & visualisations on the what/why is happening under the hood across Maker and DeFi protocols. For example, how changes in one protocol affect or are affected by the other. Its research would also include data deep dives into various components of the system (psm, auctions, originations, oracles etc) and its effects in other protocols. A sort of Forensic Analytics Intelligence Unit. From its R&D and deep dives, this unit would be focused on building a toolbox of quantitative models & frameworks using different techniques. These cross-protocol models could then be leveraged or adapted for specific use cases by other Risk teams.
Team: A mix of data engineers, data scientists and data viz/data analyst people. Plus a “problem sourcer” (aka data product owner) to coach/lead the team on meaningful deep dives, backlog and data architecture.
P.S.: Risk teams do some of this work for the Maker protocol. This unit would increase the scope by including DeFi at large.