The Evolution of Data Scientists, 2006-2016

Gaurav Vohra, CEO & Co-founder Jigsaw Academy: Here are my predictions for 2021. Machine learning and deep learning will become much more popular. More data and better processing power will enable a lot more analysis of different data. Those who develop these skills will be in demand. There will be a lot more data generated […]

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A Career in Data Science: Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist, Intel

Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist, Intel   “Business leaders want ‘the answer,’” says Bob Rogers, Chief Data Scientist for Big Data Solutions at Intel. But data scientists must understand what “the answer” means in the specific business context and communicate the expected impact in the language of the business executives.  They need to explain the […]

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The New Data Scientist Venn Diagram

Stephan Kolassa on StackExchange: I still think that Hacking Skills, Math & Statistics Knowledge and Substantive Expertise (shortened to “Programming”, “Statistics” and “Business” for legibility) are important… but I think that the role of Communication is important, too. All the insights you derive by leveraging your hacking, stats and business expertise won’t make a bit of […]

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Data Scientists Spend Most of Their Time Cleaning Data

A new survey of data scientists found that they spend most of their time massaging rather than mining or modeling data. Still, most are happy with having the sexiest job of the 21st century. The survey of about 80 data scientists was conducted for the second year in a row by CrowdFlower, provider of a […]

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Most In-Demand Data Science Skills

Source: CrowdFlower, based on “3500 relevant job openings from LinkedIn.” The folks at CrowdFlower excluded Excel from their list but noted that “that’s still something you see in myriad job listings. Old habits die hard.” Of course, data scientists don’t want to associate the “sexiest job of the 21st century” with old habits. Employers, however, […]

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