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Are Data Scientist Salaries Sustainable

Jonathan Buckley

by Jonathan Buckley If there’s one hot job that’s worth paying attention to in the year 2015 and beyond, it’s that of data scientist. Big data has become an indispensable ingredient in company success, and the data scientist is a large part of making that happen. It’s been called the sexiest job of the 21st…

Analytics and Data Stories: From Fantasy to Non-Fiction

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala During our recent session on data storytelling a question was posed: Can storytelling be applied at the first stage of the analytic process? Specifically, when a working hypothesis is initially formed and before hard data is well in hand. The answer is yes. Storytelling can and should be applied throughout the analytic…

Big Data 3.0: Delivering on Big Data’s Promise

Collin Sebastian

by Collin Sebastian Marketers have long waited to realize the promise of Big Data. But while data mining has certainly yielded valuable insights, most of the buzz around Big Data has focused on its potential rather than actual returns. That’s about to change with the advent of Big Data 3.0. Unlike its predecessors, Big Data…

Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Your Data?

Martin Doyle

by Martin Doyle Can’t live with it? Can’t live without it? Has your relationship with data seen better days? When the business is ticking over nicely, and data is fresh, everyone’s content and happy. They can get on with their work, free from the burden of decrepit databases and phone numbers that never connect. But…

April DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

We are just wrapping up our first event of the year, Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference & Expo (#EDW15) held this year in Washington, DC. It was a sold out event with more attendees than ever before in our 19th year. Despite some renovations happening at the venue, the attendees raved about the agenda of…

Data is Neutral. What You Say About It Isn’t.

Bree Baich

by Bree Baich Storytelling is part of our natural dialog. Think about how often you’ve said something similar to the following: [Sarcastically] “What’s his story?” [Confused] “I don’t know the whole story, I need more information.” [With conviction] “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” Yet, ask someone to tell you a story with…

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

cathy nolan new

by Cathy Nolan This proverb which goes back to at least the 16th Century is appropriate any time of year, but since we designate a day for fools in April, it’s a good time to think about the ways we can avoid being foolish with our online privacy and ultimately our money. Consider these tales…

Data Science and Data Storytelling: Friend or Foe?

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala Here’s the conundrum. Our ability to influence change is proportional to our ability to alter people’s perceptions and motivate action. Generally, doing so requires evidence. But our ability to provide convincing evidence is, paradoxically, often stymied by the inscrutable analytic methods which generate that evidence. Not to mention the nature of the…