What makes a data scientist?

If capitalising on big data depends on hiring scarce data scientists, then the challenge for managers is to learn how to identify that talent, attract it to an enterprise, and make it productive. The first step in filling the need for data scientists, therefore, is to understand what they do in businesses. The next is to ask: What skills do they need? And what fields are those skills most readily found in?An introduction to the role of a data scientist Megan Yates,  Ixio Analytics, a data scientist in her own right, tackles these questions head-on – what skills does a data scientist need?  And what fields are these skills most readily found in? Data scientists have an exceedingly broad range of skills. These range from data mining, data management, data…


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