4 biggest misconceptions about hiring data scientists

When you think of the perfect candidate for a data science role, a few preconceived notions come to mind. You want someone who is analytical, detail-oriented and intuitive — all important qualities in a data scientist. But there is more to data science than being good with numbers — the core of a data scientist’s role involves influencing decision-makers within the business and guiding the future of the company. While there are a lot logical traits that make a good data scientist, there are plenty of skills data scientists need that don’t fall under the category of data. Ziad Nejmeldeen, senior vice president and chief scientist at the Infor Dynamic Science Labs, knows this better than anyone, having hired his own data scientists and helped guide the data strategies of…


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