What Data Scientist Shortage? Get Serious and Get Talent

Thomas Davenport One of the greatest difficulties that companies wishing to become more analytical have encountered over the last several years is finding good analysts and data scientists. A considerable amount of printer’s ink has been spilled into articles over this issue. Many of them mention consultants’ or analyst firms’ projections about how many quantitative analysts or data scientists will be needed in our society and conclude that it will be incredibly difficult to find them. I always thought this issue was a bit overblown and didn’t find too many organizations that had huge problems with hiring unless they are based in Dubuque. But now I have concluded that if you are serious about analytics people, there are ways to ensure that they are available within your organization when they…


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