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The Unique Skills You Should Look for in Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Michael Li of the Data Incubator recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Over the course of the last year I’ve spoken with hundreds of employers interested in hiring data scientists, in particular, data scientists with advanced educational degrees. Many employers and hiring managers have heard that big data is the ‘hot new thing.’ But…

Do You Need a Data Wrangler or a Data Shaman?

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by Angela Guess Yves de Montcheuil recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Many organizations, drowning in incredible amounts of data, have been unable to reap the benefits that were expected by executive management, and the data scientist was the person who was supposed to make it happen. However, as big data is now past this peak of…

From CDOs to Data Scientists: New Data Management Careers

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by Jelani Harper The most talked about Data Management careers at the Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference include: Chief Data Officers: With an entire conference (CDOVision 2015) dedicated to CDOs at EDW 2015, there was no shortage of interest in this position. Nonetheless, some might simply infer that this position is just a rebranding of…

Want to be a Data Scientist? Emulate a 5-Year Old

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by Kimberly Nevala Consider the following conversation with my young nephew, code name Mark. … Mark [determined]: Why can’t I? Me [desperate]: Because you are five. Mark [unfazed]: Why am I five? Me [stupefied]: Because you were born 5 years ago. Mark [genuinely interested]: How was I born 5 years ago? Me [smarter than I…

What Makes a True Data Scientist?

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by Angela Guess Linda Burtch recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Data scientists apply sophisticated quantitative and computer science skills to both structure and analyze massive unstructured data sets or continuously streaming data, as well as derive insights from the data and prescribe action. The depth of their coding skills distinguishes them from other predictive…

Scaling Innovation by Foregoing the Data Scientist?

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by Angela Guess Writing in Forbes, RelateIQ recently opined, “If they truly want to innovate, companies should keep their data in its native form as much as possible. According to Accel Partners’ Ping Li, the alternative leads to data so scrubbed and polished that it’s totally devoid of insight. ‘That’s what happens in big companies.…

How to Be a Better Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Eran Levy of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “In 2012, Harvard Business Review cited data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Just two months ago LinkedIn shared the “25 Hottest Skills that Got People Hired in 2014” – guess what type of workers possessed these skills? This attention has…

In Defense of Data Science

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “When Hilary Mason talks about data, it’s a good idea to listen. She was chief data scientist at Bit.ly, data scientist in residence at venture capital firm Accel Partners, and is now founder and CEO of research company Fast Forward Labs. More than that, she has been…