The CxO’s Newest BFF: The Data Scientist

When “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” had its premiere week in early September, one of the first guests alongside such Hollywood stars and pop culture icons as George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and Stephen King was billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, a man so ultra-techie that he was once described as a “super-nerd” by his own mother. (Of course, she meant it as a compliment.)As someone who came of age in a time when “nerd” was a pejorative term, I was struck by the choice of Musk to share the spotlight with the glamor set. It’s the same feeling I get when I watch HBO’s hit series “Silicon Valley” or read big data uber-guru Nate Silver’s predictions about elections, baseball pennant races or the Oscars…Wow, how far we…


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