Data science? What it really needs is a little imagination

“Domain knowledge can be picked up quite quickly,” suggests Filtered’s Chris Littlewood One of the key talents a data scientist needs, argued Chris Littlewood, head of science at online training company Filtered, is imagination. “Domain knowledge can be picked up quite quickly. If you have got someone who’s imaginative and good with the analytics, then they can easily incorporate that into the skillset,” said Littlewood. However, in a small business – such as Filtered, which has an IT department of five, with two in the role of data scientist – Littlewood added that the data scientists need to be able to see insights through to action and “some sort of change in the business”. Related articles At Filtered, he added, they didn’t recruit internally from the development team, but kept…


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