Will the Citizen Data Scientist Inherit the World?

Organizations just can’t get enough of skilled data professionals, and that labor gap will only get worse, many industry analysts predict. That sober reality is fueling the rise of the so-called ‘citizen data scientist.’Information Management spoke with Shawn Rogers, chief research officer at Dell Statistica, about who these people are, and how they fit into the firm’s product development and marketing strategies. Rogers started off by confirming that the topic of the citizen data scientist was a top-of-mind topic among attendees at the recent Strata & Hadoop World conference in San Jose, CA. Information Management: What are the most common themes that you heard among conference attendees and how do those themes align with what you expected?Shawn Rogers: The main theme that seems to come up in some form or fashion…


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