How to Survive the Analytics Talent Crunch

TJ Horan, Vice President, Product Management, FICO Businesses’ appetite for analytics is seemingly insatiable. A KPMG survey of C-level executives found that 99 percent of those surveyed said analysis of big data was important to their business strategy. That’s the demand side of analytics. Now for the supply side. How is this gap being filled? By a huge surge in companies that are suddenly claiming they understand and can “do” analytics. And the buyers are out there, firms that think, “We are gathering all the data we can, even though we don’t know what we’ll do with it.” This exasperates me and many of my peers across the analytics community. Very few of these “analytics arriviste” companies have done the real work behind the scenes to make sure analytic assumptions…


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