The Hottest New Field for Data Scientists: Talent Acquisition

By Robert Carroll, Senior VP Marketing, Gild When you hear the term “data scientist,” you probably think of finance or meteorology or maybe a sports-managing savant like Jonah Hill in Moneyball. But that’s all about to change. It’s no longer just baseball recruiting or even Wall Street that are wooing the analytical geniuses. We’re seeing people who used to live in academia and consulting flooding into areas like marketing, business development, and product. The business world has become obsessed with making itself smarter. And yet one of the hottest areas of business—hiring—has lagged behind. Until now, departments like marketing and finance were some of the first to embrace the data revolution, but as the market’s heated up and competition for the best talent is fierce, companies have started pouring funds—and…


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