Are You Ready to Hire a Data Scientist?

Data science is a big investment — hiring a data scientist could easily set you back six figures annually. But promises of increased profits have companies clamoring for deep analytics talent, regardless of cost.  The problem is, not all of those companies should be hiring data scientists in the first place. If you don’t have the right foundation already in place, bringing a data scientist on board could be a costly mistake. Data science is about leveraging a company’s data to optimize operations or profitability. Therefore all of the processes that come before this stage — such as data warehousing and data engineering — should be fully operational before the data scientist recruiting process begins.  So how do you gauge if the time is right to take the plunge into…


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