How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

Amy GershkoffCrunch Network Contributor Amy Gershkoff is the chief data officer at Zynga and an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches data science. How to join the networkData scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles. Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood the value of a skill set that combines computer science, statistics, operations research, engineering, business insights and strategy — and the impact it can have on a business. But things have changed over the last five years. Not only has the term “data science” become commonplace, but data scientists have become highly…


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