Companies splurging money on data scientists without knowing how to use them, says Lenovo

Companies are splurging money to hire data scientists but do not know how to use them effectively, Lenovo has claimed. Mohammed Chaara, director of the Customer Insight Center of Excellence, Strategy & Analytics at Lenovo, said stiff competition for data scientists is seeing companies lure them with large salaries despite having no clear idea of how best to put their talents to use. “There is a demand for talent, and you’re competing with employers who don’t even know what they want to do with analytics but are willing to pay the price. So the challenge is both in supply and demand,” he told the press at SAS’s headquarters in North Carolina. Chaara’s comments chime with those of Jody Porrazzo, data scientist at multinational media company UBM, who told V3 at…


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