The Path from Data Science to the C-Suite

by Angela Guess Gideon Mann, head of data science at Bloomberg, recently wrote in InsideBigData, “Over the next few years, we may be in for a wave of data scientist CEOs. While we all realize how vital top data scientists can be to an organization, this structural shift may not be for the reasons you think. This isn’t because data scientists are able to wring efficiencies out of sluggish businesses, or because they have the strong quantitative skills necessary for the role—but rather, stems from the trend that businesses today are becoming more data-driven in nature. In many ways, data science is similar to what finance was in the 2000s. During that time, finance became a key profit center across many industries, which led to a wave of CFOs rising…


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