Secrets of the Data Whisperer

(Lassedesignen/Shutterstock) As big data technology evolves, so does the role humans play to operationalize data science. Well-defined job descriptions exist for folks like data scientists, data analysts, and data engineers, but there’s a certain class of data problem that aren’t always good match for their abilities. To fill in the gaps, some big data practitioners are turning to an emerging role dubbed the data whisperer. What is a data whisperer? Just as the Dog Whisperer has a deep understanding of our canine friends, the data whisperer displays an innate ability to comprehend data’s role in a business. Whereas data scientists are typically immersed in mathematical models, data whisperers are experts at connecting those models to the actual business problem at hand. Data whisperers are also highly tuned to human behavior,…


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